Electrify Your Workbench

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Do you find yourself reaching for an extension cord every time you want to use a power tool at your workbench? And, when you’re done, coiling it back up again? Here’s one of many cool workbench ideas we’ve come up with at WoodWorkers Guild of America. It’s a very simple way to provide power to your workbench, and it includes a simple way to wind up the cord when you’re done. It’ll definitely make your woodworking projects easier.

A little wiring

In order to take advantage of this tip you need to be comfortable doing a little bit of electrical work. Specifically, you’ll need to install a plug and a receptacle onto a cord. Not too tough, but ask someone for help if you need it.

More on workbenches

We’re pretty pleased with this idea, but we’ve got a lot more cool workbench ideas. If you want to know how to install holes for bench dogs, how to make specialized vise jaws, how to install a vise, and more, have a look at our video on how to build a workbench.

What to build on your bench

Once your bench is built and accessorized, put it to work by building one of the great woodworking projects we offer. From bowls to planters to book cases, we’ve got lots of great projects for you.

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