Dewalt quietly launched a portable welding table earlier this year, the succinctly-named Dewalt Adjustable Height Portable Steel Welding Table and Work Bench (model DXMF4618WT, SKU 92796).
The Dewalt welding bench features all-steel construction, and has a weight capacity of 1000 pounds while only weighing 40 pounds.
Its top work surface measures 46″ x 18″, and has an array of 3/4″ holes and slots to fit clamps and mounting fixtures.
The table legs folds in for compact storage, and also feature a double-locking mechanism to prevent them from retracting under heavy loads. One of the legs has a convenient cord-minder to take up cable slack.
When fully extended, the adjustable legs bring the free-standing working height up to 36″.
With the legs folded in, the base measures 8 inches tall and can be used on top of an existing wood or metal workbench. (Note: the 46″ x 18″ specs refer to the table top; Dewalt does not specify the dimensions of the welding table’s footprint.)
A large handle on one side should make the 40-pound table easier to transport.
There are grounding studs on the sides, so you don’t have to find a convenient spot on the material to clamp your welder.
I have recently gotten into welding. I started by buying a Hobart Handler 210MVP, and signed up for an excellent evening class with a local company.
It soon became apparent that my impeccably designed woodworking benches where not at all suitable for welding.
Dewalt perfectly timed this release – I discovered it just after I started shopping around for a welding bench, and promptly ordered one from Amazon.
Stuart’s Note: At the time of this posting, Amazon sold out, but you can find the Dewalt welding table at other retailers. The Amazon link is provided in case anyone wanted to see more user reviews.
Assembly was straightforward, and I was immediately impressed by how sturdy the table was.
I had a few spot welds to do on a 4-foot wheel arch, and the table was certainly up to the challenge. I particular liked the attached grounding studs and how quick I could get everything set up.
So far, I’m really happy with this purchase and am looking forward to using it extensively over the coming months!
“succinctly-named”. Haha, good one.
This looks great for me too. When welding I consider myself competent to use the tools I own (a little mig) or to make things hot with a cutting torch. A professional welder I am not.
I get by clamping things in my vise or with an arrangement of magnets. It would be really nice to own a proper welding table – but even with a small shop on my property, I’m low on space for something large that would only be used a few times a month.
This looks like an excellent compromise for utility and space.
looks useful even for woodwork or diy needs to – so multi-tasker.
welding is an art sometimes, none of mine have been clean but sturdy.
I’ve had my eye on this for a while because of the larger table size and folding legs. I don’t have any more room for a permanent table and am sick of welding on the garage floor. I keep telling myself that I’ll pick one up next time I have a larger project — all in the while I’m still doing little one-off welds on the floor.
As for learning how to weld, I would recommend checking out local maker spaces for classes too. Also if you join there are usually plenty of people around to help you when you get stuck.
I think even a newbie welder could put together something better quite easily, and probably ought to as that is both practical and a good learning project. I’m also a bit skeptical of the thickness of the top. In my opinion a welding table needs to be seriously sturdy so you can clamp weldments to it and have confidence they are not going to move on you while welding; and the thermal stresses generated during welding can be very high as any new welder will soon learn when even thick steel starts unexpectedly warping on them.
That said I think it makes a great general purpose portable workbench. I like that the footprint of the legs is larger than the footprint of the top, that should make it much more stable than many competing products. It would also be fantastic for general metalworking, like grinding on parts, or supporting things to be cut with a plasma cutter.
This one is a really nice table. It is great for portability and the features make it one of the best on the market. Yes, it does cost a few dollars, but if you do any mobile welding as I do, it is well worth it!
I saw this post and thought, that looks like the one I own. I just checked my Amazon purchase history and this has been around since at least since Dec 10, 2020.
What have your experiences with it been like?
Admittedly, I haven’t used it much. I bought a beginner welding setup but haven’t had the time to do much. It seems sturdy enough to handle my occasional weekend warrior needs though.
I bought one from Home Depot in June 2020. It’s a good solid table, just the right size for small welding projects. My biggest complaint is that it doesn’t stand on end well for storage, otherwise it’s nice to set up on the driveway when needed.
Ben, congrats on getting into welding. My first welder was a 210MVP 8 years ago. Great machine, I have since sold to a buddy and gone to inverter style, Fronius 2200.
I have several certiflat tables, 3×4 and 2×4. The oddity with the Dewalt here is that it has 3/4″ holes. The world standard is 16mm(5/8″) holes for all the table clamps etc. That baffles me about their choice. I have seen that Dewalt top flex but for small projects it will do ok for the hobbyist. My Certiflat 2×4 table with legs cost about the same before steel prices shot up years back.
The value in the Dewalt is that it’s essentially an oversized sawhorse which is easy to store , transport and setup.
SO this is an additional product to go with that new metal work saw horse/support they put out a little while ago. It’s like a toughbuilt sawhorse legs and design but without the fold out arm and notch for 2×4’s to create a table. but it includes a scalloped v notch on both end to hold various diamter pipes. and on the top it has those same 3/4 holes and the eye hook.
$215 at Zoro – drop shipped
Good price. Funny that all the welding table clamps that Zoro pushes along with the Dewalt table won’t fit the table because they are 5/8″ clamp fittings and the table is 3/4″ holes. Again pretty dumb on Dewalt’s side.
I’d have to both invest in a welding setup (Welder + safety gear, etc.) and learn how to weld, before I could remotely use this for welding. But what I’m noticing is, while folded, it appears to be a pretty decent stepstool, or perhaps ground platform to bridge a spot of uneven work surface.
This is not to say it isn’t useful, I can actually see around a dozen alternate uses for the wee beastie. Including as a seat while working on something at a portable work table. It can even hold your tools like a tool tray. If it is, indeed, a great welding worktable, then these are all additional uses for it. It certainly looks handy.
And, no… I am not being positive about it because it’s a DeWALT creation. Show me other welding work tables like this, from non-SBD companies, and I would happily examine them for alternate uses as well. Honestly, learning to weld is on a bucket list for me, so this definitely helps inspire me to go do that.
Thanks Ben V! I’ve actually rather missed your contributions on ToolGuyd! Stuart is awesome, but he always gathers awesome folks like yourself to his side to maximise how awesome the site is! Thank You!
Would this be something to consider as a folding work table on which to mount a vise? General purpose use rather than welding.
In my opinion it would be. It’s sturdy, has a high load capacity, adjustable legs, and it ought to be very stable with the footprint being larger than the top. You could easily make a sacrificial plywood top to go it if you preferred a worktable without any holes for small parts to fall through.
I’m a stickler about heavy-duty overbuilt work tables, sawhorses, etc and this is one of the few portable worktable sort of things I’ve seen which I would consider using myself if I didn’t have the facilities to weld my own.
I bought this table back in January 2021, and have used it a lot for light fabrication. So far it has held up very well.
The height adjustability is really useful when trying to work on a variety of projects. I also like that it folds down for storage as there is never enough room in my garage shop.
The 3/4″ holes are a mystery. My guess is that 5/8″ welding clamps would warp the top so they made the holes 3/4″ so the clamps would not fit. I use welding vise grips and magnets so I haven’t missed actual welding clamps that much.
This table is NOT suitable for mounting a vise. It is just too light weight for that.
I suspect that light weight steel was used for the top – just to provide portability. The old-fashioned welding tables that we had in the fabrication shop – had cast iron tops (platens) that would not warp when clamping stress was applied – nor because of heat. I guess they were portable – to the extent that our travelling overhead crane or a forklift could move them about the shop.
IMHO a heavier table would clearly be preferable but in the realm of fold-up portable work tables I think you’re going to have a hard time finding something better than this for mounting a vise. Obviously it’s not going to be anything super heavy duty but for a DIYer looking for a foldable/portable solution I think it’s better than most alternatives.
I have this table.
It is very portable and very solid, I suppose I could put a vise on it and as long as it isn’t a monster vise, it should do OK. Thing is I got it about 7-8 years ago; I can’t believe how much it has gone up! I remember it being in the $225 range.
Hard to determine from the picture, but the Dewalt does not look as solid…but then again my Miller does not look very solid from the picture…but trust me it is. And the Dewalt comes in at less than half the price.
I would say that if buying either one of these, or choosing between the two of these, definitely check them out in person.
Love the design, size, and weight. It’s heavy enough to be fairly strong, and light enough to move around. Of course the usefulness of the tool rests on the sturdiness of the top. If it’s too flimsy, it’s worthless as a welding table, so I’ll watch for reviews.
This design is far too versatile and useful to use just on welding, I think it will make a cracking good saw horse or miter saw stand.
Fireball Tool makes tooling for 3/4″ holes.
They’re designed to work with their table, whose surface is way thicker than this Dewalt one, so you probably won’t get the clamping force (without deforming the table) that you’d get if you used them with the Fireball table.
Also, the fence pin blocks assume a 2″ hole pitch. I don’t know what the pitch is on the Dewalt, but it is more than 2″. I imagine the tools that rely on a single hole should work, however.
The Dewalt is portable. I am not sure how you can compare a folding/portable welding table that sells for less than $250 with welding tables that cost $5000 to $10,000.
I wasn’t comparing the tables. I was identifying a source of tooling that uses 3/4″ holes.
Looks like a really handy rig. Now you’re going to need clamps etc. to hold things down on that table.
One challenge is holding round stock like pipe. Not long ago I discovered Strong Hand Tools (https://www.stronghandtools.com/), who have a wide range of clamps and pliers, including bar clamps with swivelling jaws at the end that self-adjust to the diameter of the stock.
The jaws are also available separately (under “Magnetic positioners” on their website). They have magnets in the base as well as the jaws, so you just position the jaws on your table and drop the pipe into the positioner. The magnets hold everything in place.