Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 43
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Not terrible if you are catching a good sale, otherwise look for something else
Let me start with the good. Once the thing is together, it looks good. The stainless steel top is nice, it is a thick enough steel that it will last for a long time. Underneath the stainless steel is a piece of MDF that is as thick as the edge of the bench, so this is by far where all of the weight in this bench resides.
Now the bad. The legs of this bench are the complete opposite of the top, I'm going to assume they selected the thinnest guage of steel that they could use to support the 1000 lbs that the table is rated to support. These legs are terrible. When I unpacked the carton, one leg was so deformed it was not usable. Unfortunately, I had already pulled apart my garage to put this bench in, so I got out a few tools and just started straightening out the metal. In the end this is such a thin piece of steel, you can pretty much manipulate it with your hands. I used a pair of pliers, my hand, and a straight board to form it back up the way it was supposed to be, and fortunately the legs are universal, so I was able to take the bad looking edge and make it the back, so from the front, it looks great. I would say it was shipping damage, but the carton appeared to be in perfect shape, and the way I unpacked it, the top of the bench was inside of the leg, and looked like it was probably damaged when they packed the box for shipping at the factory.
I bought two of these, and by the time I spent an hour straightening the legs out, I didn't have time to put the other together. I'm hopeful it will be better.
December 5, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Anonymous Legs are far too flimsy
Every fault being said about this work table is correct: Although the table top is hefty and good looking, the legs of this unit are made of very thin steel, almost tin like, and eventually will collapse if you really put any significant weight on the unit. Though 12 bolt holes are incorporated to attach the tabletop to the legs, only six rather short (5/8") hex head screws are provided. Why? Beats me. They could have been longer and they could have included 12, which would have made for a sturdier attachment of the stainless steel wrapped particle board to the flimsy sheet metal legs. The steel is not top grade either, as I found out how easy it was to drill through when I added home-made diagonal braces to strengthen the collapsing table.
In a nutshell, nice top heavy surface, but wholly inadequate legs and bracing.
July 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DMTuc Perfect For My Space
Great Bench. It was just a little bit more expensive than others that I looked at, but I think it was worth it. The bench is very sturdy. One thing, only about eight screws are included to attach the top to the base. No screws are included to attach the leg sections of the base to the top. I bought additional screws (3/4") and attached the top to the legs, and the bench is very sturdy. I had to stand on the bench to reach something, and the bench felt very solid. Assembly was not difficult, but this thing is very heavy. The stainless steel top looks great.
July 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rangerwalt Good work bench
Good work bench, I bought two this time and two last time and will buy more when needed.
September 8, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by brski No Better Than Just Alright
First of all, I am a fan of Home Depot and Husky products in general, but this particular item fell short of my expectations. As others have mentioned, the top piece of the bench is very sturdy and looks great. I'm very happy with that. It's everything else that has the problems.
First, when I received the shipment both legs of the unit were so bent and deformed that they were completely unusable and unsalvageable. I had to wait about 4 days for brand new pieces to arrive after waiting more than 10 days to receive the original shipment.
Second, when I got the new pieces and put everything together I found the legs to be unbelieveably wobbly. The top piece is incredibly heavy when compared to the super thin guage steel used for the legs. It's almost as if you need to buy the cabinets that slide underneath just to support the weight. I would be terrified to put anything with significant weight on it and I certainly wouldn't suggest ever standing on it.
Overall the unit looks good, but it's nothing more than just alright. For the expense of this thing I would have expected more.
December 18, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nick DO NOT BUY! Very poor quality
To say the frame on this workbench is "structurally unsound" would be an understatement. Only quality piece is the heavy work surface... but once fully assembled it sways back and forth on the tinfoil-like legs. Save yourself from the hassle of assembling, disassembling and returning it... avoid this workbench like the plague.
May 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rooby Nice work bench, But........
Knowing that the directions said use 2 people to assemble. I did not have a choice. I assembled the work bench by myself. What a mistake. Legs were weak and tough to line up the bolt holes. The back brace, that keeps the bench from wobbling, was a joke. Needs more support, maybe thicker steel. The bench top was slightly warped. Bench could use better internal packaging or even better handling during shipping process. The top was scratched through the protective plastic wrap that left damage to the surface. Not a big problem its a work bench, but it would be nice for me to put the first scratch in it. The top is a lower grade stainless steel due to it being magnetic. Meduim grade stainless steel is non-magnetic.
Overall happy with the work bench. Just wish Home Depot would manufacture a better product.
December 29, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BestWifeintheWorld WORTH THE PRICE
I was going to buy another Gladiator garage system for my husband, but he wanted to check out the Husky system because of the price....(we have the Gladiator in one of our other homes)....we'll we were pleasently surprised to find that this was almost just as nice.
The instructions do need to be updated, the plastic protective layer was a real bear to pull off, I suggested warming it with my blow dryer...no we'll struggle here for an hour pulling all the little left over pieces on the edge off...I finally got tired of that, got my blow dryer, warmed the plastic a little and it peeled off nicely. We also bought the 4 drawer cabinet, that went smoothly in assemble.
We bought the 2 door base cabinet which we ALMOST completed tonight, (the door hardware instructions were really vague so gave it up before I lost it) and and the tall 32' cabinet....we'll tackle those tomorrow.
Both doors had a slight bend in them, but not enough to call the company or Home Depot, used a mallet to straighten them out.
Update to come
December 29, 2011