I am long way off from building a workbench but that has not deterred me from thinking about it.
Sometime ago I went over someone's house and noticed an adjustable height workbench in his garage. It was built using the legs from this website:
The bench appeared to be very solid and stable. The owner loved it too.
Last night I scoured the net to look for other similar ideas and found a few interesting alternatives. Here is one that uses two scissor jacks:
Here is another: http://videos.americanwoodworker.com...-Woodworking-B
I have also seen one that uses an hydaulic lift like this one: http://www.harborfreight.com/1000-lb...art-93116.html
You may say that why would anyone need adjustable height on a workbench. Most people don't. However, I can see some benefits too, particularly if you have a small shop. It can be used as an outfeed table, assembly table, routing platform, carving table etc. I have read about some issues of minor play in the adjustable height mechanism, causing the top to move just a little. I think the hydraulic lift mecahnism on a workbench is probably the most unstable.
Any member here who has one? Pros and cons?