Well-adjusted helper lends support in the shop
I find moving and lifting sheet goods and large pieces of lumber difficult when I'm working alone in the shop. After a trip to the home center, I brought home a new "shop assistant:" a Husky adjustable-height worktable (homedepot.com). My 46"-long table adjusts from 29" to 42" in height and features a flat, hardwood top, so I can set it up as infeed or outfeed support for my jointer, planer, and tablesaw. It rolls on locking casters, allowing me to unload lumber from my truck and transport workpieces between machines. It also serves as an extra staging surface when I have lots of project parts to organize. It has become an indispensable helper in the shop.
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