The 7 Best Mobile Workbenches for 2023

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Permanent workbenches certainly have their benefits, but many DIY-ers—regardless of skill level—could benefit from a mobile version. Mobile workbenches fold up or disassemble so you can transport your work surface wherever it’s needed, and store it away when you’re finished. Rolling versions are great for use in garage or basement workshops where space is sometimes limited, making it easy to position out of the way when not in use. Folding models can be transported practically anywhere, perfect for providing a sturdy work surface for your portable table saw, or just setting up in your driveway or backyard for the afternoon.

The Best Mobile Workbenches

What to Consider

How mobile do you need your workbench to be? If you’re looking for something that can be transported anywhere, go with an option that folds flat. These are typically lightweight, so one person can easily toss one into a truck bed. Folding models are also perfect for those with limited storage space since they can slide out of the way in a garage or basement.

Rolling workbenches are designed to move around a single work area. These are usually too heavy and bulky to bring to a separate location or job site on a regular basis, but the rolling casters are perfect for big home workshops and projects like renovating a home or basement.

You should also consider the additional features designed for specific tools and projects. Carpenters and woodworkers, for instance, would benefit from an option with built-in clamps that make it easy to secure workpieces in place. If you work on mechanics or electronics, you might want an option with raised edges to prevent small components from rolling off onto the floor.

How We Selected

I’ve used a wide variety of mobile workbenches during my time as a New York City carpenter, where I frequently provide my own folding benches for temporary job site uses. My wood shop also features several rolling workbenches for adjusting the layout and functionality of my workspace. I kept this hands-on experience in mind when putting together this list of options, while making sure I recommended a useful range of types, sizes, and prices. I made sure to only include picks from the most trustworthy brands and manufacturers so your mobile workbench lasts as long as you need it for.

For more convenient ways to save space, check out our picks for the best garage wall cabinets, toolbox organizers, and rolling toolboxes.

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Best Overall


WX051 Pegasus Folding Work Table & Sawhorse

key specs

Dimensions 27.2 x 37 x 6.3 in.
Material ABS plastic, steel
Weight Limit 300 lbs.
Weight 25 lbs.

Best Rolling


Adjustable Height Mobile Work Table

key specs

Dimensions 20 x 30 in.
Material Steel
Weight Limit 125 lbs.
Weight 40 lbs.

Most Affordable


Workmate Portable Workbench

key specs

Dimensions 24 x 13.5 x 33 in.
Material steel, wood
Weight Limit 350 lbs.
Weight 15 lbs.

Best for Clamping


KWS1000 Mobile Project Center

key specs

Dimensions 31.5 x 27.75 x 31.5 in.
Material plastic, aluminum
Weight Limit 350 lbs.
Weight 40 lbs.

Best With Storage


Heavy Duty Mobile Workbench Cabinet

key specs

Dimensions 72 x 24 x 38 in.
Material steel, wood
Weight Limit 3,000 lbs.
Weight 630 lbs.

Best Rolling Cabinet


9-Drawer Work Bench

key specs

Dimensions 41 x 38.5 x 24.5 in.
Material steel, hardwood
Weight Limit 1,500 lbs.
Weight 222 lbs.

Best Heavy-Duty Folding


Folding Table Work Bench

key specs

Dimensions 33.4 x 21.6 x 29.75 in.
Material plastic, aluminum
Weight Limit 1,000 lbs.
Weight 30 lbs.

Alex Rennie is a freelance writer who specializes in the Home Improvement, DIY, and Tool space.

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