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At least a couple of times each month, I get a query about Richard Tendick’s “Power Tool-Friendly Bench,” which was featured on the March/April 2014 cover of American Woodworker. So to cut down on those emails (and because I’m generally a nice person, evidence to the contrary notwithstanding), here’s that article, free. The intro is below; download the PDF at the end of it for the article in its entirety.

Power Tool Friendly Bench

by Richard Tendick
Innovative features such as a lever-operated mobile base and dual-height pullout tool platforms give this bench a five-star rating, especially if you have to share your shop space with cars and other vehicles in a garage.

The mobile base works just like a floor jack, so you can easily move the bench from the middle of the shop to store it against the wall. Th e tool platforms allow you to pull out stored benchtop
machines and raise them to operating position—flush with the top of the bench—in seconds.

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