When deciding which Workbench type you need you should
consider how you are going to use it.
This will usually determine what type of worktop you will need.
Type of Work
If you are working on Electronic
Components you should consider Static Control. There are a range of “ESD” Workbenches which
can Dissipate Electrostatic Charge.
These benches usually have a Lamstat or Norastat worktop.
The Lamstat Worktop is a laminated product with Dissipative
properties and a hard surface. The
Norastat Worktop is similar to the Lamstat version but with a softer more
If you are working on Heavy Items,
possible in an Engineering environment you should consider either a Workbench
titled “Heavy Duty”. This type of bench
might have a Steel Plate or a Laminated worktop. You should select the Worktop to best suit
the products/materials that will be work on. The Steel Plate top will stand up better to metal
items. If you would prefer a less
Industrial look a Laminate top may give a nicer surface to work on.
If you are working with Wood you
should consider our “Heavy Duty Wooden Bench” range. A Wooden top makes a better work surface when
using woodworking tools.
Lower cost benches are available in our “Economy Kit
Form Bench” range. The Economy benches
usually have a Chipboard worktop. These
benches are made from clip-together components which helps to reduce cost but
still allow a reasonable loading.
If you need to be able to raise or lower your
bench this can be done with our “Height
Adjustable Workbenches”. This type
of bench can be really helpful when the operator has to work on different
height products or if the bench will be used by taller and shorter operators.
The next thing to think about is your idea size and the
Size and Capacity
The width range from 900mm up to 2400mm and the depth (front
to back) from 900mm deep (1200mm for Wooden Benches). The most common height for a Workbench is
840mm but may allow you to select taller or shorter options.
Lighter Duty Benches can hold up to 200Kgs when the load is
evenly distributed across the top and Heavy Duty Benches up to 1200Kgs when the
load is evenly distributed across the top
Some benches give the option of having a Standard four leg
design for lower cost or Cantilever Legs (rear legs only with the top supported
by a cantilevered bracket) which can be easier to use without the obstruction
of the front legs