Sometimes, to be more productive in your shop, you just need to be more organized. Being able to find things when you need them or integrating tools in the workbench design can help increase productivity with simple organization solutions. Some of these features can be integrated into stock workbench designs, and other improvements you may want to do on your own. Here are some industrial workbench improvements that will help make your shop more profitable.
1. Keep All Your Hand Tools Close With A French-Cleat Storage System
One of the best ways to keep your workbench organized and tools close to use when you need them is a French cleat system. This is a system with a board with peg holes and cleats or hooks that can be used to hang tools, parts and storage devices. This is a great way to keep your work surface clean of clutter and all the things you need to complete a job close. There are also various organization solutions that can be used with the French cleat system to meet different storage needs that you may have for your work.
2. Organizing Small Parts And Specialty Tools By Adding Drawers To Your Workbench
There are a lot of small parts and specialty tools that you use daily. You want to have these parts at your finger tips and not in drawers on the other side of the shop. Integrate drawers and storage features into the design of your workbench to ensure that everything that you need to get the job done is just an arm's length away. In addition, there are also drawers and containers that can be added to French cleat systems for easier organization.
3. Integrating Power Tools Into Workbench Designs For Streamlined Workflow
With industrial work, there are going to be some power tools that you are going to need to use. Usually, power tools like table saws or metal brakes are at separate workstations. Instead of keeping the power tools separate, integrate them into your workbench design to be more productive. This can easily be done with tools like table saws. If you cannot integrate them into the design of the workbench, create an adjacent workstation with a tabletop surface of the same height. This will help keep your shop streamlined for improved productivity.
These are some industrial workbench improvements that will help make your shop more productive. If you need to have new benches that help keep your business organized, contact an industrial workbench service to get exactly what you need.
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