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My first order of business with this and every product review is a disclaimer: I am not a professional mechanic. I am a farmer and a fine furniture maker. When it comes to working on cars, construction, framing, electrical and home renovation, I’m a DIYer and weekend warrior. My goal in reviewing tools and products is to provide honest feedback based on my own use and experience with these tools to other regular folks like me- wanting to get their hands dirty, try new things, and get the best value for their hard earned dollars.
So let’s talk about this Husky 9 Drawer Workbench:
Organization has always been a huge struggle for me. Part of my creative process involves a major explosion of all the tools and supplies I own. Logically speaking, I know that cleanliness and organization are the keys to productivity and efficiency, but somehow, despite my best intentions, I’m a tornado in my own space. One way to stave of the hurricane, however, is to make sure everything has it’s place.
This bench is a real winner. It looks sleek, it’s got a solid base, and it provides an enormous amount of storage, which, for me at least, was a huge step in the right direction.
· Strong drawers
· Drawers extend fully, and offer full support even when fully extended
· Bottom drawers offer tons of storage
· The built in power strip is awesome
· The handle on the side makes for easy relocation even when fully loaded
· Comes with grip mats which protect tools and keep them from slipping around
· The paint holds up well and the welds and fasteners are all solid
Things I wish were better/different:
· I wish the wheels were made of rubber rather, would be more durable and have better non-slip capabilities
· The benchtop doesn’t seem super durable. It’s replaceable, but I don’t want to have to replace it. It’s easily damaged by solvents and dents/scratches easily
This bench retails for $309. Would I buy it?
If you’ve got stacks of tools and supplies clogging up your workspace, you owe it to yourself to get organized. If adding more drawer space and another work surface can help you get there, you’d be hard pressed to find a better bench at this price point.