does anyone use the bench from Rio Grande #113-975? It's item D on
page 207 of the 2007 Tools catalog. It's the one with metal legs.
It's the smallest bench I can find.
The bench you asked about has the advantage of being small. I have
one in my office. The drawers fell apart out of the box. My other
larger benches are in the studio.
It wasn’t worth repacking the shipping back so…
I had a wood shop make drawers out of sturdier wood with hardware
which allows the drawers to be pulled out, but not topple onto the
floor. The price of metal being what it is; I then had a liner made
for the sweeps drawer. It is soldered so metal cannot drop into the
drawer. I then have wire mesh in the drawer to collect larger parts
and tools that may fall into the drawer. It raised the price of the
bench, but has paid for itself in the long run. Nothing falls on the
I also made these changes to my other larger bench. Next I want to
have a bench top organizer made for the smaller bench. That way the
organizer can be moved with the bench instead of mounting it on the
wall as with my larger bench.