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A workbench provides a stable surface for marking, cutting and general construction tasks. Several types of benches are available from fixed to freestanding. Learn about the different styles and which is best for your DIY needs.

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Sawhorses Offer Stable Base for Support
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A pair of sawhorses can support large items, such as plywood sheets or long lengths of lumber. Traditionally sawhorses were only made of wood, but now you can buy metal or plastic versions. Fold-down legs make portability and storage easy, and many models have adjustable height and width, making them even more versatile. The manufacturer will indicate the maximum weight the sawhorses can support.



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