My old pal JW (aka producerboy), just sent me an email proudly announcing that he was waiting for his Noden Adjust-A-Bench to arrive in the mail. "What the hell's an Adjust-A-Bench," I thought. A few clicks later, I was staring at a very cool piece of equipment.
The Adjust-A-Bench is a work table with telescoping legs that allow it to be set at a variety of heights. Actually, they're not really legs, but rather two nested frames made of 1/8-inch thick powder-coated steel. To adjust the table top, just grab a side and raise it up, then do the same with the other side. You can also set the sides to different heights if you want. Here's a video with some details and explanation:
This all means you can set the table height depending on what you're doing. If you're assembling a large cabinet, set it down low. If you're routing something, set it up higher. You can also set it to the height of your table saw and use it as an outfeed support. Or maybe you're just really tall like I am (6'5") and am sick of living in a short person's world and like to set your table up high.
You can purchase an entire table with a maple top, or just the legs if you already have a work surface that you like. The legs are around $430 and the whole package is going to set you back a grand. For the amount that someone would use this, it seems like a good price. It's also been vetted with great reviews in all of the woodworking magazines.
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