Need A New Workbench? Here’s What To Look For
The humble workbench or workstation has gone through many iterations throughout the years. One of the things that we feel makes the human experience so special is that we have a talent for creation, and the modern workstation is a big part of that.
For laborers, the merits of a good workbench are obvious. But for those in management or ownership positions, the decision to invest in high-quality workstations and workbenches can be less clear. In this blog, we discuss the difference between poor workbenches and high-quality benches, as well as the immediate benefits of implementing better equipment.
What Makes a Workstation Top-Tier?
First of all, what do we mean by high-quality? So many conversations about craftsmanship devolve into talk of tools and work methods, but the workbench is one of the most important and overlooked.
Below, we’ve compiled some of the most important elements for a solid, dependable workstation:
First and foremost, a great workbench is one that is able to take punishment. Anyone who has used a workbench before or has been around one is aware of the sheer force that workbenches have to endure. It’s because of this simple fact that a heavy-duty, dependable workstation is key to producing quality products. Your workbench should be able to withstand hundreds of pounds of force with ease.
In the world of construction, a visage of ruggedness and hard work prevails. This has its roots in the Protestant work ethic, among other things, but this image always seems to exclude comfort as a prerequisite. However, as we know now, ruggedness without comfort and ergonomics can lead to injuries and even the end of a career.
In this day and age, ergonomics should be a major factor in determining if a workbench is a good one. After all, if your employees are going to be working for long periods of time, they should be comfortable. Comfort has positive correlations with productivity and quality as well, making good ergonomics an all-around plus.
Quality Space For Upgrades/Modifications
As the needs of the world shift daily, so should your workbench to adequately meet demands. However, many workbenches simply aren’t set up to be modified easily or safely. A great workbench will also have space for upgrades or modifications that alter performance, improve ergonomics, or serve other functions.
Support From Your Manufacturer
Our last sign of a good workbench isn’t actually about the workbench itself, but about the manufacturer. Specifically, a good workstation will likely have robust manufacturer support that can address any questions or concerns. Workstations are relatively simple, but there are still areas where things can go wrong. That’s why our team trusts BOSTONtec; they have years of experience and a stellar service record with everyone they work with.
To learn more about BOSTONtec and our partnership with them, visit our workstations page here.
Trust Indoff With Your Workbench Needs!
The trusty workbench has gone through countless iterations but remains functionally the same. At Indoff, we provide the very best in the industry, only offering products that represent the cutting edge. We are proud to offer BOSTONtec workbenches for our clients and would love to help you add their products to your business.
To learn more about what we offer, be sure to explore our website or contact us directly today!