I bought a Dewalt folding workbench a while back, and continue to use it a lot. It’s easily recommendable, but with a catch – it’s not always easy to find in stores. But, good news – it looks like it’s in stock now, online and in some Home Depot.
There are a lot of things about Dewalt’s folding workbench that could be better. The large handle juts out when the table is open. The carrying handle could be more comfortable. The clamp slots are kinda useful, sometimes. You can’t adjust it on uneven ground.
But you know what? It’s sturdy, convenient, useful, and is highly portable.
I bought mine in-store, and for the same price – $69. The only time I ever see these folding workbenches in-store is this time of year, when a display is setup near Home Depot’s winter holiday tool deals gift center.
I guess I can understand why Dewalt doesn’t ship these year-round. They probably cost a small fortune to ship, and in-store the display takes up a lot of space This isn’t the kind of product that can easily slip onto a shelf in the Home Depot tool department. Maybe?
There’s a post on a deals forum that calls this a deal. It’s not a deal, this is the usual price. Online retailers bump the price up because its size and weight carry hefty shipping fees.
To revisit the title – is it time to buy a Dewalt folding worktable? Let me ask you a different question – do you want one? If the answer to this question is “yes,” then YES, definitely buy one now.
At the moment, Home Depot is offering free shipping and in-store pickup. My store is reporting inventory, but I didn’t see any on the sales floor when I stopped by today.
Maybe they’re saving it for Black Friday/Thanksgiving weekend? In that case, you might want to order online – once these hit the sales floor they might not last long. Not because it’s a hot deal, but because it’s a hot product.
Or maybe it is a hot deal? Sorry, my workbench sees a lot of use but it really only comes across my online shopping radar once or twice a year – for the winter holidays and maybe just before Father’s Day.
Keter’s collapsible workbench is a little less expensive at $61. Plus, it comes with clamps.
If you need something a little more versatile, consider the Worx Pegasus.
Then there’s the Kreg project center, which is sturdy and more featured. It can do more, but costs quite a bit more though.