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A Shop is Only as Efficient as its Workbench
You’ve put money into your drills and saws, but your shop is nothing without a dynamic workbench. Any talk amongst craftspeople about tools will almost inevitably degenerate into a complex discussion about dozens of different tools and very often the one item which is essential above all others is more or less completely overlooked: the workbench. Whatever sort of work is done, be it fine jewellery to fine woodwork, the requirements are much the same; a flat, stable and solid surface where components are made and projects assembled.
The principal requirement is mass, and lots of it, as workbenches are meant to take punishment in spades. In practice, this means that the legs and top should be made from stuff which is as thick as possible. A good workbench top should also be a constant thickness all the way across; a thinner top is often disguised by the addition of a thicker front apron. A lightweight, spindly underframe has the potential to wrack and twist under even under moderate loads whereas a heavy, solid framework will resist those forces far better. Affinity has a wide selection of some of the best workbenches in the business.
Workbenches that Work for You
A variety of work benches are available for workers of all experiences, and even ages. The Junior Senior Workbench is the perfect bench for kids and comes built with solid birch and a trestle that comes with two working heights. For more experienced craftspeople, the Sjöbergs Elite is both heavier and smarter than most other workbenches on the market. Designed and built by professionals for professionals, the entire bench is constructed in European beech and thoroughly treated with top quality oil. The versatility of the Elite workbench together with the unbeatable strength and quality, allows us to offer the ultimate workstation. Whether you’re building your first shop or looking for an upgrade, the choices on Affinity are diverse and accommodating to all shoppers.