School Bench Range
Fully built benches can be freighted to eastern states capitals door to door – at brilliant backloading rates
Volume Discounts apply
TAFE, ATC, High and Primary Workbenches
Design and Technology Workbenches
There are various bench shapes, tops and heights to suit use, school budget, floor area or age of the students. Vice choice and vice mounting differs with the level of ability of the students.
Most interstate bench orders are built in a fully finished, but knock down style. Reassembly is quick and easy but installation can be done for you if need be. More photos are available if you would like to become familiar with other designs.
Mobile Tool Storage Screen
The above mobile tool storage screen is 3.2m long and custom prepared for woodworking tool storage. Another screen is available for metalworking storage. The height is useful as the screens can be moved across an open plan workshop if there is a visual or noise distraction to classes.
As well as the workshop tools being sold and fitted to the mobile tool storage screens, clamps and cramps are sold at heavily discounted prices.
If you have existing tools or buy them elsewhere we can still make screens to suit. All we need is photos of the tools along with the number and dimensions of each type to be fitted. There are more photos of screens available showing tools fitted to woodworking and metalworking screens.
Revolving Spray Painting Table
A revolving spray painter’s table with a top of around .5m square. The edges and corners are well rounded so that a painter can use one hand to keep movement going in a smooth manner whilst spraying with the other hand. The table can be locked in place if preferred. A couple of overspray screens are included. The table packs flat and can be erected in a couple of minutes. This is an economical and effective way to help attain a satisfactory finish.
2.1 x 1.4m grey melamine top over black powder coated steel. The framework and legs can be produced in a knock down form for cheaper transport interstate. Craft bench, fabrics bench, theatre etc, a good all rounder.
The melamine top is protected by 30mm deep jarrah edging.
Tempered Masonite Tops
2.4 x 1.2 x .9m high. TAFE establishments happily reorder this style and size with few variations. This style is a favourite for training carpenters. The flat top proves more practical than a top with a well in it for most users. If required, the well can be done in a number of ways to suit the budget. Two Irwin Record 52 1/2 ED quick action woodworking vices are fitted close to two bench stops.
Above is a 1.5m square bench with a woodworking front and tempered masonite top. Four students can use the Dawn 175mm plain screw woodworking vices with plenty of room to work safely. The 175mm vice is the smallest of four in the Dawn plain screw woodworking range. The others are 200mm, 225mm and 250mm.
Techniques for building benches have been constantly refined since 1985. For instance, there are three variations to the substrate under the tempered masonite tops shown on this page. Heights, strength and style are varied to suit the needs of students.
Kindergartens are also catered for.
A close up of detail in the bench corner where there is a need to butt up two edges of tempered masonite to reach the required 1.5m square size. The masonite is a very durable multi function cover that is treated to resist spilt PVA glue if the bench is to be used in a woodworking role.
You have a choice of an edge with just an arris or having the edge rounded to where the vice cheek meets the edge of the top – as shown in the photo.
1.5 x 1.5 x .9m high with 90 x 90mm laminated legs, set flush with the framework. The vices are Dawn 175 plain screw woodworking. As with all other benches there are plenty of cross bars under the top and lower shelf to add strength and weight. This is a fully built style that is more expensive to build than the other benches shown in this section.
1.5m square, with four Dawn 175 plain screw woodworking vices fitted. A very popular style ordered in 1.2, 1.5 or 1.8m square dimensions to suit the floor plan and number of students. This style is also usually ordered with a “storage” frontage, as above. That means the top bearers are not as deep as the “woodworking” frontage, allowing the use of smaller, cheaper clamps along the bench front. It also means you have a little more room for storage under the top.
This style can have a mixture of woodworking and metalworking vices as the top is capable of a multi-use role.
1.8 x 1.2 x .8m high. Four Irwin Record V175 plain screw woodworking vices are adequate for some schools. The lack of a lower shelf makes cleaning up easier after classes. If you expect to work on large projects the shelf would be necessary to keep the top free from too much clutter.
Teachers Demonstration Bench
A 1.5 x .9 x .8m high woodworking workbench with two Irwin Record 52ED quick action vices attached. The benches have two bench stops and four dog holes to suit Veritas bench accessories as shown in the photo below.
The workpiece is firmly held between the raised “peg” protruding up through the front jaw of an Irwin Record 52ED quick action woodworking vice and the Veritas bench “pup” protruding through a dog hole in the bench top. A safe time saver. For example, all four edges of the workpiece could be given a profile with a router without having to move and reclamp the workpiece.
Heavy Duty Style Workbench
1.2m square Heavy Duty fully built style with four Dawn 175mm plain screw woodworking vices fitted. An economical way to get four students woodworking. This is the cheapest style of bench shown in this section. The savings are in cost and floor area used. With Irwin Record V175B vices fitted instead of the more robust Dawn vices the price would come down lower.
This style has on occasions been ordered with a locking cabinet under the top and mixed vices for use as a Design and Technology workbench.
A close up of detail in the corner of the lower shelf. A commercial tung oil complete the job of providing long term protection. One company installing our workbenches in a remote country school reversed into a bench with a forklift. “We didn’t just hit it. We shunted it right across the floor”. The horrified operator jumped down but “. . . couldn’t find a mark, anywhere”.