The DURABENCH is an extremely versatile 2-in-1 Workbench and Scaffold that will be at the center of all your projects. It provides a strong stable work platform that can be used for a wide variety of jobs from painting and decorating, to light construction and remodeling, to small repairs and crafts.
In Workbench Mode, you have a rigid portable workbench that provides a large MDF work surface and built in features such as a versatile utility tray, onboard power strip, and a protractor and ruler printed right into the MDF work surface. This mode also has convenient clearance holes for drilling, V-grooves for securing pipes for cutting and a full square frame for easy clamping of other tools and equipment.
In Scaffold Mode, you have a solid elevated platform that gives you the ability to access high and difficult to reach places. It allows up to 2 people to safely work side-to-side and move easily to get the best perspective on your work. Decking is made of high-grade polypropylene and the sidings are made of welded steel frame for maximum strength and stability.
Portable, collapsible, easy-to-carry and store
Legs unfold and rotate to lock into both modes (Workbench height: 32” / Scaffold height: 22”)
Reinforced height-adjustable aluminum legs and steps
Pre-formed and welded steel frame sidings
One-half inch solid and water resistant MDF work surface in workbench mode
Built-in tool tray, drilling hole, V-groove for cutting pipes
Built-in 3-outlet, 15-amp surge-protected power strip
Protractor and ruler pre-printed into MDF work surface
Square frame for easy clamping
High-impact polypropylene mesh decking in scaffold mode
ABS locking mechanism and foldable clip-lock supports
Carry-handle built into frame
Rated for 500 lbs / Max tested weight capacity is 992 lbs (workbench mode) and 1,764 lbs (scaffold mode)
63”W x 24”L x 32”H - Workbench Mode
58”W x 24”L x 22”H - Scaffold Mode
51”W x 24”L x 4”H - Folded
Average Customer Rating:
(19 Reviews) 19
(out of 19reviews)
Rating Snapshot(19 reviews)
15 of 19(79%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Pros: any heavier and you might want to use a hand truck
Cons: you should consider labeling it with your name.
"This is a pretty straightforward product. So far, it has been durable, as the title suggests and the features are very handy. The electrical distribution feature is just one less thing to lose or misplace. The dual height feature is worthy of mention. The standing surface is nonslip and the assembly is about as heavy as I care to pack. It stows easily and the latch really works. That latch keeps the legs from deploying inadvertently."
Cons: awkward to assemble, quality of construction, weight
Model Number: Durabench (Item # 584378) 63" x 24" x 32"
"I am a part-time handyman who often needs a stable platform to put my chop saw on, or do other woodwork. Bought this because I liked the dual-purpose idea of table and scaffold, the multiple outlets, and the portability/space requirements. My findings: 1. Unit is pretty heavy to horse around. Not a deal breaker, but cumbersome to put in my truck. 2. Quality issues. These included a)a dented telescoping leg that made it difficult to extend that one leg. As another reviewer mentioned, no damage to box, but I'm sure it got bent during its trip to my home (because it's heavy). b) the flat, black metal braces that extend to give the legs stability are supposed to click open and closed with little ball-type catches. In actual practice I found I had to keep bending the braces to open and close them. With frequent use I think the metal would fatigue and break, leaving one without a way to brace it. c) The twin end catches that are used to release the legs are hard to work. One tab will slide and the other won't. When you are holding the table up with one hand while trying to push in the catches AND fold out the legs with the other it is unwieldy. d) Once two legs are over and extended, it is awkward to get the other two out because they are so long the table is at a very steep angle. e) The aluminum crossbars that hold each end's legs together have plastic inserts to keep you from cutting yourself on the raw edges. I lost three of these in less than 5 uses, after which I had to use caution when opening the legs. These should have been tighter, or siliconed in, or something to keep them from falling out when the table is upended. I returned the item."
"Purchased as Christmas gift for DH. He didn't seem so enthused at first, but just declared that this may be the best gift of the holiday! Anticipate our most frequent use will be as a bench for the chop saw as we continue to work on T&G wall paneling, trim, and pine flooring at our cabin. Features that we especially like: * sturdy, ample work surface at good working height * on-board power strip - we always have 2 or three extension cords all over the ground... * tray for pencils, tapes, etc. - we're always needing to find the pencils that fell into the gravel, then need resharpened... * compact for storage - takes up less space than our old folding sawhorses and board. We tried the scaffolding mode, and it is very sturdy. Wasn't sure about that, and saw other reviews mentioning the angle braces as perhaps being inadequate. However, the rotating hinge for the legs has a lock-in feature, and that's the majority of the stability - the angle braces stiffen the unit up. I am a big person, and when standing on the scaffold, DH said he saw no deflection at all. Note that any debris from shoes or working will fall into the bench when used as scaffold, since the surface is an open plastic mesh over steel c-beams - meaning, when you turn it over, all that junk is coming back out.... Folks mentioned the weight - it is at the limits of what I would want to pick up solo. That said, there are handles on BOTH sides, and when carried like an extra-long briefcase, it is doable. I think the 50# weight mentioned elsewhere is about accurate. While it's snowing too much to get to building outside today, we did put this into use right away Christmas Day as a sewing table for my niece with her new machine and crafting tools - it was PERFECT!"
"Durabench has a tough platform, heavy-duty scaffolding and takes up very little room for storage. I plan to use Durabench this summer for the repair of our windows and doors throughout my house. This is one of the best tools I have ever bought; it is a real bargain."
Model Number: DURABENCH Two-in-One Workbench and Scaffold
"Unfortunately I had to return my original unit purchased as well as it's replacement. In both cases one of the legs was crushed, prohibiting the telescopic extension required to place the table in the workbench configuration. Both packages showed no sign of damage and corners of box were heavily protected. Definitely not a storage or shipping issue. Simply very poor QC from the manufacturer"
Pros: portable, sturdy, multi-purpose, well built for the price
Cons: cumbersome support brackets, legs don't slide in and out smooth, weight, laughable angle/ruler
"I held off on buying this for a while. Saw a similar (same?) bench and was impressed with it. Well, glad I bought it. No more saw horses with an old door as a portable work surface.
This bench easily holds my dewalt compound miter saw. It's sturdy enough to clamp things to for other cuts and rips.
When folded and stood against a wall, it sticks out only about 4". Nice!
This thing is a little heavy, but it's worth it as that weight provides a sturdy work surface. I only have two complaints; the metal legs are milled rough and don't slide in too smoothly, and, the support brackets seem cumbersome to unfold and lock. Therefore I don't use them in workbench mode.
Also, they should remove the useless angle and ruler marks, diminishes this bench.
All in all I wish I had this thing 10 years ago(!)"
"Product details did not state the weight of this item. I intended for me and my wife to use for washing the top of our large SUV.Much to heavy to comfortably move about. Will have to return to store."
"I have needed a portable work bench for decades and this one does the job nicely. It stores away compactly and sets up quickly. The only thing I would like to have changed is that. since I am over 6 ft tall, the bench level could be a bit higher so that I wouldn't have to bend over as much."
"Fairly well-made for the money. It has a lot of practical uses and features. I would have preferred it to be narrower in order to make it lighter and the MDF board insert should be sealed at the factory."
"This is a quality built product. It does weigh a fair amount but that's what makes it feel so sturdy. Easy to set up. One thing they should have done is to seal the workbench top. The surface is a compressed fiberboard and any liquid on it will pretty quickly bubble and warp it, so the first thing I did was seal it with a latex varathane."
"Just received the Durabench today and must say I am exceptionally pleased with the product. Seems to be very well made, sturdy, and should prove to be quite durable. The MDF worktop is sacrificial and easily replaceable. A three outlet power-strip just adds to overall convenience. With a workload rating of 500 pounds and adjustable height legs, this should handle just about everything I can throw at it. Personally, my primary use for this will be a portable firearm cleaning workbench. Throw on a gun mat and clamp-light with magnifier and I'm all set."
"My Jeep has lifted suspension, making it tall and hard to do much of anything under the hood when standing on the ground. This scaffold is perfect to solve the problem and ease working on the Jeep.. Better than a stool or small ladder because you can move around on it."
"I purchased the Durabench at my local Costco store about two years ago and it's worked like a charm. It's strong, handy when used as an inside/outside workbench that comes with a nice integrated electrical strip. If you snap in the braces properly, it's solid as a rock and easily accommodates two people when used as scaffolding.
It's a little heavy but folds up into a neat package for easy storage. Well worth the price!"
"This thing is heavy, 50lbs. worth. Even with the braces clipped in it is not to stable. Now I say clipped in because that how they do it. There is nothing locking the braces, they just slides in to place. It felt very wobbly with just me 6 ft 200 lbs. I would not want another person up there (as advertised) with me. Not too sure I would clamp on the side of it. To hold anything real, clamping tight, it might just buckle. The legs look like they are designed to sit flat on the ground. However, when extended very little surface area touches the ground. It had so much potential. Was it so poorly executed?"
"What a great product, well thought-out and clever design. This combination scaffold/ work bench folds to stow easily in minimal space. It has even more features than the description mentions. Homeowner or apartment dweller will find this item very useful. Great for crafters, too. Also, To my amazement, it was delivered the day after I placed the order. Costco is the best!"