Are you on the lookout for high quality, and worthwhile reloading bench for your projects as well as a durable cabinet to store your equipment, power tool, and tool box safely? Do you need a proper woodworking bench 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 quality tool and loyal pieces you will ever own, given you buy the quality stuff. And today, through our harbor freight workbench review, we are going to introduce you to one such “home depot” that can serve you as a heavy duty workbench plus tool cabinet, which is one of the greatest editions in the Harbor Freight tools line. 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 heavy duty 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 that comes with pipe clamps to support the work piece, there are furthermore 4 drawers with a smooth slide that can be aligned with a little force. Each drawer measures 21 inches in length, almost 13 inches inwards and 3 inches in height.
You clearly have plenty of space to work and spacious tool cabinet to store your essentials, central machinery (Olympia tool or northern tool) and valuable item numbers safely inside them. Apart from smooth drawer slides another very neat and thoughtful detail you most admire about the drawers on the Windsor harbor freight workbench is that they come pre-lined with felt fabric drawer liner and they are the perfect tool chest for your hand tools like wrenches, circular saws, table saw etc. I believe that will make you pretty happy! Not only that, to facilitate storing larger and heavier items, like power tools, tool boxes, etc. This decent bench plus husky tool chest furthermore comes with a lower shelf underneath the drawers! Even if that doesn’t serve you as tool storage, 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 and cut your “plywood piece”. 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 with a solid wood top which is ready to stand the test of time and your projects for years and years to come. On top of that, literally, the work surface has a layer of clear protective lacquer finish which furthermore ensures durability and stands 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 tool carts comes in parts, or is 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, solid, and quality tool, so you can probably expect it to withstand and hold a lot. And, you will not be disappointed!
The WINDSOR harbor freight tool cart 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 a flat, even surfaces. You can do just about anything from cutting, drilling, be sawing, be brushing, etc, and not have to worry about these beats of a workbench moving an inch from the workload!
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Warranty and Purchase Security
We have seen this way too many times before the absence of a 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 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 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. And this nice bench from Harbor Freight tool is too giant and massive to drag from point A to point B, anyway. Since it is not a mobile work bench we recommend f for your “chuinding and choosing a great spot for it before assembling so that you won’t have to, or want to, relocate it anytime soon.
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- 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!
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And that was all we have now on our Windsor design workbench come storage cabinet for you. 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 comes with a high-quality body and built for your “Chicago electric power tools”, while it’s 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. A strong, spacious, and affordable item with storage space. We see a lot of good in it and we believe you will too. Definitely worth a look!
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