Are you on a lookout for a high quality, durable and worthwhile workbench for your projects? Do you need a proper table that complements the inner craftsman in you? If you answered “yes” to both, then congratulations! You have hopped on the right train. Workbenches are a staple in every household with a tools man living in it. And as well it should be! These pieces of furniture are probably one of the most versatile and loyal pieces you will ever own, given you buy the quality stuff. And today, we are going to introduce you to one such workbench through our harbor freight workbench review. Let’s start!
Featuring the face value and design of a product for its primary purposes is very unlike us. But once you take a look at the WINDSOR harbor freight workbench, you’ll know why.
The WINDSOR harbor freight workbench measures 60 inches in length, 21 inches in width and almost 34 inches in height. It is therefore clearly one monster of a workbench from the get-go. Apart from the massive working surface, you furthermore 4 drawers, each measuring 21 inches in length, almost 13 inches inwards and 3 inches in height.
You clearly have plenty of space to both work and store your essentials, and valuable items safely inside them. One very neat and thoughtful detail you must admire about the drawers on the Windsor harbor freight workbench is that they come pre-lined with felt fabric. We are pretty happy about that! But that’s not it, to facilitate storing larger and heavier items, like power tools, tool boxes, etc, this workbench furthermore comes with a second storage shelf underneath the drawers! And though it is not its purpose, we think it a great place to rest your feet as well.
And if that weren’t enough, the Windsor harbor freight workbench also offers you a precision-machined wood block vise with a 7-inch capacity and pre-drilled dog holes to secure your woodworking projects. Neat! Our harbor freight workbench review can go on and on about admiring the ingenious design of this thing, but it has more features to appreciate ahead.
The WINDSOR harbor freight workbench is made from very high-quality oak hardwood which is ready to stand the test of time and your projects for years and years to come. On top on that, literally, it has a layer of clear protective lacquer finish which furthermore ensures durability and stand against rotting, fading, chipping, etc, while also defining the beauty of the look of natural hardwood. Other than this, you must also keep in mind that the WINDSOR harbor freight workbench comes in parts, or unassembled. You will, of course, have the handy manual and instruction booklet along so don’t worry. And in case you fear the process, rest assured that almost all buyer of this workbench has had an easy time setting it up.
Strength and Durability
For a workbench this massive and solid, you can probably expect it to withstand and hold a lot. And, you will not be disappointed!
The WINDSOR harbor freight workbench can hold up to 250 pounds in weight! That’s a whopping amount of weight to hold a workbench that itself weighs less than 150 pounds. This workbench weight about 115 pounds so you are getting almost twice the weight capacity from it. Incredible, we know. The 4 legs on this bench also make the body very stable and balanced on flat, even surfaces. You can do just about anything from drilling, be sawing, be brushing, etc, and not have to worry about this beats of a workbench moving an inch from the workload!
Warranty and Purchase Security
We have seen this way too many times before: absence of warranty on workbenches no matter how fancy or high-end they may be. But the WINDSOR harbor freight workbench is different.
And to add to your joy, you also get a defect warranty on materials and workmanship for up to 90 days after its purchase! That is amazing confidence from the manufacturer and the seller and we, as consumers, should, of course, make the most of it.
- Massive working surface
- Abundant storage space; includes 4 drawers and a shelf
- Felt-lined drawers
- Has a vise and dog holes
- Solid oak hardwood; sturdy
- Clear lacquer finish; durable
- Comes with a 90-day warranty against any defect
- Drawers do not fit properly; bad sliders and loose bearings
- Unhelpful customer support
- Dogs holes allow dust and debris into the drawers
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about on our harbor freight workbench review:
- What are the dimensions of the shelf on the bottom?
Answer: The shelf measures 47 ¼ of an inch in length, 14.75 inches in width and 2 ½ inches in height.
- How do I go about cleaning this wooden workbench?
Answer: Great question there! Not many people know, or understand, that different types of materials should be cleaned in different ways. As for wood, we recommend not introducing it to too much moisture. In other words, steer clear from liquid cleaners, rubbing alcohol and detergents. Try dusting and wiping clean with a dry cloth. However, grease and paint are a given while working. In such cases, use special cleaning solutions that are specifically made of wood.
- I lost the user manual. What now?
Answer: No problem at all. You can, first of all, try contacting the seller or the manufacturer directly via phone or email for an extra one. You may have to pay the shipping, though. But if you can make do with a soft copy of the manual, then you can find the pdf for it harbor freight’s website.
4. Does the harbor freight workbench have wheels on its legs?
Answer: Unfortunately not. But it too giant and massive to drag from point A to point B, anyway. We recommend finding and choosing a great spot for it before assembling so that you won’t have to, or want to, relocate it anytime soon.
- Can I completely leave out the wooden vise of this workbench?
Answer: Yes, of course. You can, in fact, mount another one on it too!
And that was all we have on our harbor freight workbench review for you today. So! How did we like the harbor freight workbench so far? Well, first of all, take into consideration what you are getting for the retail price. This beast and monster of a workbench, with the high-quality body and built, and its efficient design costs a fraction of its worth. Now, is it entirely flawless? Absolutely not! But we are more than happy with the product value we are getting compared to its price. Strong, spacious and affordable. We see a lot of good in it and we believe you will too. Definitely worth a look!
This is Jhon Boson. I am a regular guy. I would not call myself a workbench enthusiast. It is a tough thing to be enthusiast about. However, as I have been around benches for long enough, I know what I am dealing with and I often tend to have reviews and opinion about products that are out there. Trust me, I have used a lot of them myself in my home and in different areas.