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5 of the Best Portable Workbenches

On this page, you’ll find a list of 5 of the best portable workbenches currently for sale on Amazon. The list is regularly and automatically updated with the items displayed in order of popularity, starting with the No1 bestseller.

Bestseller No. 1
Wolf Craftsman's Folding Workbench with Hard Wearing MDF Top...
  • Fitted with a hard wearing MDF top with pre-drilled jaw grip anchorages
  • Features vice capability for gripping work whilst sawing, planing and drilling
  • Bench legs fold flat for easy storage and incorporate tool storage slots
SaleBestseller No. 2
Keter 17182239 Master Pro DIY Folding Work Table, 85 x 55 x...
  • Portable and lightweight work table with integrated handle for easy transportation with a unique quick-opening system
  • Folding design to save storage space.
  • 2 clamps that can be installed both horizontally and vertically, to suit almost any job.
Bestseller No. 4
Draper 68027 Fold Down Portable Workbench
  • Portable workbench with dual clamping action and 12 holes for work clamping dogs
  • Maximum clamping width with dogs 240mm
  • Folds flat for secure storage
SaleBestseller No. 5
Silverline TB01 Portable Workbench, 100 kg
  • Lightweight, strong and portable
  • Max load 100 kg
  • Folds for easy storage

Portable DIY workbench buyer’s guide

A portable workbench is a useful piece of kit if you don’t have a dedicated workbench or similar to carry out DIY work. Basic workbenches won’t break the bank but they do provide you with a reliable way to safely carry out DIY work such as sawing, drilling, clamping and planing.

Cheaper portable workbenches tend to be weaker than the more expensive ones. You’ll find the metal and plastic materials they’re made from are lower quality, so metal legs can twist and feel weak, and plastic knobs and parts can come loose.

If you’re the kind of person who uses a portable workbench just a few times a year, a budget one is fine. If you need one every weekend (or more often), you’re better spending as much as you can afford and buying one made from strong materials that’s packed with the features you need.

When it comes to storage, most portable workbenches fold down so they can be tucked away into small spaces.

What to look for when buying a portable workbench

  • Weight – portable workbenches are designed to be portable so they don’t weigh a lot, but the weight might be important to you
  • Height – some workbenches offer a dual height feature for added versatility
  • Dimensions – both in-use and when folded down for storage
  • Strength – how much weight can it support?
  • Vice jaw opening – the maximum gap between the two jaws
  • Vice jaw material – typically wood (compressed bamboo or particleboard) or metal
  • Assembled or self-assembly

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