Because workshop benches come in a wide variety of sizes and styles, you can easily find one that meets your needs. If you are looking for a place to store your tools and other important implements that you use for your job or hobby, many workshop benches are built with drawers and storage compartments that can be securely locked to prevent theft of valuable materials.
Many individuals who do woodworking as a hobby have a small workshop bench in their garage or basement because it is a good surface to set equipment on and to work off of when they are building something.
In more industrial and commercial settings, all kinds of fabrication facilities and factories use workshop benches to store tools and materials and apply finishing touches to a product during production.
These benches can be either stationary or mobile if small caster wheels are attached to the bottom. A mobile workbench makes it easy to move the bench when it is in the way or needs to be out of the way when it is not in use.
A workshop bench can be constructed using a variety of materials, but most manufacturers work with stainless steel to create a strong frame and that is resistant to corrosion. Sometimes the frame is topped with a thick wooden surface for the bench that is bolted directly to the unit, but often a heavy steel plate is welded directly to the frame to serve as the surface.
Besides storage, other accessories are sometimes incorporated into the design of a workshop bench. Overhead lights can be built into the frame, and multiple electrical outlets can also be integrated into the bench to make it easy to connect power tools and other electrical devices.
The most basic workshop benches are not built with these extra features, but in some applications, these features are necessary to make the work process easier.