There’s a new Husky mobile workbench and tool cabinet out at Home Depot, and it’s got an adjustable height worktop.
We checked this out at a Home Depot Spring Preview in NYC a few months ago, and I’ve been excited about it ever since.
Why would you want a workbench to have a height-adjustable top? Well, generally you want a lower bench height when working on heavy duty projects. But for high precision work, a higher table is sometimes going to be more comfortable. Or let’s say you’re reading plans or a repair guide off your laptop. A taller worktop and reading stance will keep you from hunching over.
Features & Specs
- 52-inch width
- 10 ball bearing drawers
- 75 lb weight capacity per drawer
- Deep bottom drawers have double drawer slides
- 5″ x 2″ casters
- 1-inch solid wood worktop
- Elevated top has 200 lb rating
- Cabinet has 1,000 lb load rating
- 2 work trays under the elevated worktop
- Tubular side handle
- Crank-operated adjustment mechanism
- 38″ to 48″ height adjustment range
Buy Now(via Home Depot)
When I briefly demoed the Husky adjustable height workbench, I tested it for stability. This was a very sophisticated test, where I rocked the top back and forth to check for flex. While not rock-solid, it was more stable than I expected, and certainly stable enough for casual home use.
If you want a *pound on it* worktop, choose a fixed height mobile workbench, or even one with fixed legs. Or build your own.
For the price, you get decent storage capacity, and a feature that some will find handy.
This is definitely something you might want to try out in-store if you can.