Re: What method have you used to find the correct workbench height for you?
A lot depends on what a person is working on,
if it is small and intricate some times a taller bench is nice, and if it is bulky some times a low bench is best, and some times a standard height bench is best,
I know what I jsut wrote sounds like double talk, but I really do think a lot depends on what one is trying to accomplish, and what tools there using when working on it,
and one more thing, is your eye sight, (as I get older, having a distance that the old eye glasses adjust at is about as important as any thing),
I have found as well to build a platform to put at the base for the bench to stand on or a tall stool to set at can help as well depending on the project,
at one time I was taught that for a sink one wanted the bottom of the sink at standing height, with Palms flat, and that is one work bench (at lest in times past got a lot of use),
For example, in my metal shop I have a bench I made 40 years ago, that sets in the welding area, it has a vice on it, depending on the job the vice is jsut right but for welding it is about 12" to high, and want to re set it, If I had a druthers, I would prefer to set a pipe in the concrete, and then make the vise on a sliding pipe with some pins in it to adjust the height of it for the job, the same with the bench, I normally find it to tall with welding but with assembly it is fine, for welding I find put ing a plate on a 15 gallon drum is many times jsut about perfect,, but would be a real pain to assemble something on.
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