Home Depot and Husky have come out with what I can only describe as a MEGA mobile workbench. It’s got a 60-inch worktop, 10 drawers, and heavy duty construction all around.
I had an opportunity to check it out in person, and asked the brand manager to do a quick run-through of its main features. Please forgive the noisy audio:
You might have noticed that there are resemblances between Husky’s new mobile workbench and Milwaukee’s 60″ mobile tool cabinet workbench. But there are some very strong differences.
The wood worktop is 60″ long and 1.2″ thick.
And… a whopping 24″ deep. Yes, you get a full 5-foot x 2-foot worktop!
It’s not rounded up either, it measures a spot-on 24 inches.
You also get a full-length drawer.
It measures around 55-1/2″. And I didn’t notice any racking or weakness to the drawer either, it fell pretty sturdy.
The entire Husky workbench felt quite sturdy, and it should. With this and a new tool storage combo, Husky is aiming to appeal to heavier duty users and maybe even professionals.
The Home Depot description says that it’s built with 19 gauge steel.
The drawers are plenty deep too – just under 22″! (21.85″ to be exact.)
There’s a convenient power strip just under the side handle placement on the right side.
Home Depot’s product description mentions USB charging ports. Surely that’s wrong, right?
But looking at their product photos, yep! – the power strip has been updated to also include 2 USB charging ports. That’s a nice surprise.
And it’s also got the fantastic locking industrial-grade casters that Milwaukee has been featuring on their tool storage products. They lock and unlock easily.
On the left side there’s a locking cabinet with an adjustable shelf inside. You can remove the shelf and use that space for a 5-gallon bucket or other bulky stuff.
You also get double sets of slides on the deepest drawers, for extra load capacity (200 lbs).
There are some other bells and whistles, such as corner protectors on the front edges. The main drawer, bottom section of drawers, and cabinet all lock independently.
The entire workbench has a matte black finish, with smooth handle pulls.
I was very thoroughly impressed with what I saw. I don’t quite care for the look of the edge protectors, but this looked to be a pre-production unit. The photos on HD’s site makes this component look better. And even if they’re not very pretty, they’re still very functional. Plus they provide protection for the entire height of the front corners, and not just the bottoms.
This new Husky mobile tool storage workbench is obviously made by the same OEM that makes Milwaukee’s.
The Husky is the same length, but deeper by 2 full inches. The top drawer on the Husky is full-length, and the lower section has a different drawer configuration.
It’s hard to say which is “better,” they’re just different.
With the Milwaukee, you can use the pegboard, or lower it if it doesn’t suit you. You don’t have that option on the Husky, but you have that deeper workbench. And the slightly greater storage capacity all around thanks to the overall greater depth.
If you’ve been eyeing the Milwaukee mobile workbench, or are drooling over this Husky one, you’ve got some hard decisions ahead of you. Oh, and there’s that new Dewalt one, too.
I like the charger-hanging location on Milwaukee’s, although I haven’t used them, yet on my test sample unit. I think that if I had to absolutely choose between the two, I might find greater appeal and utility in the Husky’s deeper size and full-length top drawer.