Work Bench Fittings and Appliances

 

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In today’s class, we will be talking about workbench fittings and appliances. Enjoy the class!

Work Bench Fittings and Appliances

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A workbench is a sturdy table at which manual work is done. They range from simple flat surfaces to very complex designs that may be considered tools in themselves. Workbenches vary in size from tiny jewellers’ benches to the huge benches used by staircase makers. Almost all workbenches are rectangular, often using the surface, corners and edges as flat/square and dimension standards. A workbench must have some attributes which are:

  • A comfortable height for working with provisions for seated or standing work
  • A way to fix the work-piece to the surface so that it may be worked with both hands
  • Provisions for mounting, storing and accessing tools

Workbenches are made from many different materials including metal, wood, stone, and composites depending on the needs of the work.

Marking out tools have a wide variety of applications and come in many different forms such as aluminium and steel rules, combination squares, try squares, all-purpose folding squares, marking and mortise gauges, and more.

Types

  • Table workbench:

A bench could be simply a hardwood tabletop (or metal tabletop) with sturdy wooden or metal legs to hold it up. These types of workbenches are typically used for heavy-duty projects because of its ability to handle heavy objects and some relatively hard hits and bangs.

  • Cabinet Style workbench:

If you are the type of handyman who has a large collection of equipment, tools, and materials and also likes them to be within easy reach as you work on your project, a cabinet style workbench will work well. Drawers will be either underneath the table, on top, or both. This type of workbench will often have a pegboard alongside the wall, convenient for hanging tools for easy access.

  • Portable and multipurpose workbench:

The portable workbench will be small, collapsible, and relatively light.  They are ideal for the handy-person who has various types of work to do in multiple places.

  • Woodworking workbenches:

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Specialized workbenches can be designed for making furniture, cabinets, trimming, or hobby carving. These types of workbenches will have a dog ear or planning stop, which is a small piece of metal or wooden peg that the work is pressed against. The tabletop may also have hard-points, which are simply nuts embedded into the wood, which make it easier to bolt a tool or jig to for making disassembling and reassembly easy.

  • Metalworking workbenches:

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These types of benches will be hardcore and able to handle the harshness of forging, casting, grinding, and welding. A vase will often be mounted at the tabletop.

  • Jeweller and Watchmaker workbench:

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This is a specialized workbench that will have a small wooden surface that sticks out, close to the worker for close detailed work on small objects. There will also be a surface underneath to easily catch fallen stones or pieces that wouldn’t be found well on the floor.

  • Laboratory workbenches:

These are the more delicate type of workbenches. Harsh power tools won’t be beating the tabletops. They will serve the biological and chemical scientists. They will be found in hospitals and science labs.  Water and gas sources will be fixed at convenient spots and the tabletop will be a smooth slate. It will be made out of metal for easy cleaning and the most efficient management of infectious or toxic contaminants.

 

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