TOOLS & TECH – RPM Cool Tools – How Much Ya Bench?

| November 27, 2020 More

Back in our January installment of Cool Tools right here in RPM, we showed you the super versatile new Klutch Tools mill/lathe combo. The best part of having this new capability in our shop is that now we can turn and machine small parts from billet aluminum and plastic in our own shop. However, we were out of bench space and needed storage for new tooling in order to make it functional. We were on the hunt for a solution that would get our cool new machine up off the floor AND had added storage so that we could stay organized.

After considering home center base cabinets, building something ourselves, and/or hunting Craigslist for a couple of weeks, we were striking out. Whatever we got needed heavy duty construction to be able to hold the 400-pound+ mill/lathe and preferably have some drawers to put our end mills, turning bits, and other  associated machining paraphernalia in. Nearly ready to give up, a quick web search returned us to our good friends at Trinity International. We previously outfit our shop with a Trinity stainless roll away toolbox and Trinity shelving, and we discovered the TLS-4813 66-inch rolling stainless steel workbench would not only solve our mill/ lathe problems but also match the rest of our tool storage in the process.

The TLS-4813 features a 1.5-inch thick solid wood butcher-block top, eight roomy drawers, and a single side storage cabinet. The unit comes with fully assembled drawers, an adjustable shelf for the cabinet, and pre-cut drawer liners. We uncrated the unit curbside to take a look and were thoroughly impressed with the beautiful stainless construction. The unit was almost fully ready to go right out of the box with the exception of four 5” x 2” swivel casters and a pair of stainless side handles that all bolt on using the included hardware (we … Read more of this article.  Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.

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