Two Harbor Freight benches would be a real possibility if it doesn't flex under the workforce of a press under the workload you expect to apply. Most benches with the YouTubers flex and are easily seen in the videos produced. In the event, a bench flexes use a strong back for additional enforcement.
I just wanted to update this thread. I went to Harbor Freight today and they had one of the 4 drawer wooden work benches on display. It was very wobbly and the top was cracked in multiple spots. I’m not sure if this is normal or just from being moved around and messed with while on display. They did have a metal bench that had 2 drawers on it and a backer with an overhead light for a similar price. The only thing I didn’t like about it, was there would be no where to mount the press without blocking one of the drawers. I thought that I could maybe just bolt on an extension to set the press off the actual bench and be able to use the drawers. I’m going to look into some of the others that were shared here. Thanks guys! I’ll keep you updated.
Thank you for posting this up! I am looking at the 6' version of this. Still as solid a year later?
Oh yeah! I moved into my new house a few months ago and it’s now sitting in my basement on a concrete floor and against a block wall. It’s super solid and holding up great.Thank you for posting this up! I am looking at the 6' version of this. Still as solid a year later?
Thanks for such a quick reply. That's great to hear! I'm adding this bench to the man cave upgrade list.Oh yeah! I moved into my new house a few months ago and it’s now sitting in my basement on a concrete floor and against a block wall. It’s super solid and holding up great.