Tips to choose a suitable workbench

Tips to choose a suitable workbench

A perfect workbench is defined by a sturdy, unflinching, and efficient workspace. The choice of a right workbench is based on your needs for a specific laboratory or cleanroom apparatuses.    

Before buying a cleanroom workbench, you need to consider the material of the workbench, storage space, desk size, and types of racks such as wire shelving etc. should be listed down. Don’t forget to keep your budget in mind too.

While considering to buy a workbench for cleanroom, the decision depends a lot on how you have classified it.

What Should You Keep In Mind While Buying a Workbench?

There are different types of workbenches to select from. All it depends is what your needs are. Are you looking for a workbench with storage space or with shelving? Do you prefer a heavy-duty workbench?

Here’s a simple guide to buying the right workbench for you:

Consider the types of Workbenches that you need. Here are some options for you to consider.

  1. Workbench table - tabletop surface made with metal or hardwood. Single to no storage option, but a sturdy design for your work.
  2. Workbench cabinets - with abundant storage options, a perfect choice for a handyman with numerous equipment and tools. Usually made of metal, it’s a slightly expensive option.
  3. Workbench with Pegboard - Need more functional and organized space? It’s a convenient workspace to hang tools.
  4. Portable Workbenches - Moving around isn’t a problem with folding and rolling workbenches. They are small-in-size, collapsible and lightweight to fulfil the purpose.
  5. Wall-Mounted Workbenches - Ideal for small spaces where floor space isn’t available. They are easy to shift around. Yet, they can bear weights to a limit.

Compatibility with Workbench Accessories:

You may need an upgrade later on, so purchase a workbench that’s compatible with all the probable accessories such as wire rack, etc. If you wish to get a wire shelving, the workbench should be compatible for further upgrades.
When buying a workbench, ensure that the brand of your workbench works well with the main accessories you will need later on.

1. Mobile or Stationary Workbench

According to the room design, you have to choose the workbench smartly. If the room is constantly upgraded, a mobile workbench is preferable to shift the equipment. However, for durable, one-place equipment, a heavy-duty workbench is the perfect option. The sturdier, the better!

2. Types of Material

Another important point to consider is the type of material used in making the workbench tops and shelves.

There is ESD (electrostatic dissipative) laminate, which diffuses static electric currents from the work surface to protect from electric charges. It can be a good option to look for in a security cart.

You can have phenolic resin, the epoxy resin countertops, that are durable, chemical resistant, and lightweight.

Another great option is stainless steel shelves and countertops that easy to maintain and resistant to heat and moisture. They are perfect for industrial kitchens, laboratory, and cleanroom workbenches.

3. In-built Storage Options

Although a simple workbench is reasonable, the simplicity can interfere with your daily tasks. The functionality of a workbench should never go out of the question.

A functional workbench has a lot of storage space such as wire shelving for carrying stuff around. The security carts and utility carts must have enough storage space for you to easily move the instruments around the places.

After all, the simplest of workbenches are going to take up more space than needed. So, why not invest in something compact and storage-friendly to make your job easier?

4. Select the Right Size

Based on the tool range and quantity, the work to be done and the space needed, you need to figure out the right size for your work. It’s quite frustrating to find a workbench consuming extra space for no reason or not providing enough workspace.


A good rule of thumb is to look for a workbench that you’d be comfortable to work on. Before leaving to get the right size, have a rough idea of dimensions according to your room size. No one wants to end up making a wrong decision after the effort of selecting what you need. Do you need professional advice? Please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly staffs today!

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