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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
It's just okay.
By Dennis S.
I was excited to purchase based on the price and several reviews I read online. To me, it's just okay. Perhaps I am expecting too much from a work bench. First off, it arrived with the packaging incredibly damaged. The table top had a few scuffs on it and the organizing tray was bent. It's only a workbench though so I let it slide. Assembly is pretty straight forward and should take less than an hour. The frame feels flimsy and after assembly the table seemed to wobble more than I would expect from such a well-reviewed workbench.
Putting the bamboo top on was the most difficult part as the instructions require you to drill pilot holes but the frame doesn't really give enough room to use a drill. Make sure you drill all your holes prior to putting any screws in. The screws that hold the top on are also quite cheap. Don't use a drill to put them in or the heads will snap off.
The screws that hold the organizer on are HUGE. The instructions say to use a 1/16" bit for the pilot hole. I did this and the table top split when I put the screw in. I ended up using a 3/16 or 1/4 (can't remember which) for the pilot hole and it worked much better.
All in all it looks pretty good in my shop but I'm not entirely sure that I'd particularly recommend it to anyone. It's just okay.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Well Built Workbench and Beautiful Bamboo Top
By Safety First
I do a lot of wood working and craft projects and need a large workbench with lots of space. After doing some research I decided on the NewAge 96 Inch Metal Workbench with Bamboo Top. It arrived in a single long box that weighed over 120 lbs. What is immediately apparent is the sturdy frame and beautiful bamboo top. I have been quite impressed with the looks and functionality of the workbench. I can honestly say that they is not a day that I'm in the garage that I don't use this, and it has really helped me work more ergonomically correct. I also attached a vise to the bench, and it is very sturdy.
Installation was straight forward. The only slightly difficult part was lining up and mounting the frame and organizing tray to the bamboo top. The instructions call for using 1/16 inch pilot holes for the organizing tray, but is actually requires a 3/16 inch pilot hole. The metal frame is very sturdy and tight. It has a whopping 2000 lb. weight limit. The bamboo top is just gorgeous and stands 36 inches high. The organizing tray is also very functional.
The only thing that is not so good is that the bench wobbles some (front to back) if used free standing. This occurs because the frame width is 92 inches and the depth is only 18 inches, or a 5:1 ratio. Securing the workbench to a wall greatly increased the stability, but other than that, I absolutely love this bench!
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Great Looking Workbench
By Cy Snyder
The wooden slab is the attractive color I saw online. Up close the colors look really nice in the wood. There was some damage on the wooden slab of one of the 2 I bought. On the same one, one of the bolts wouldn't fit. Luckily I had others with tools helping with final assembly. They drilled or took care of the one bolt problem. There are no preset holes in the wooden top.