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#1 posted 09-22-2011 11:59 PM

My recent workbench was built at a fraction over 34in in order to serve multipurpose life between assembly/fabrication, and as an outfeed table for my TS. I am just average height at 5ft 9in so 34in is probably relatively higher for me than what you probably need. Actually, when making my workbench base, I actually had to stand on my workout bench on occasion while working on the M&T joints.

That said, I do understand the occasional need for a taller bench in order to ease the lower back pains. IMO, if you have all of your infeed/outfeed needs addressed then build it to your desired height. I guess it all depends on how much floor space you have in your shop and your other needs. You could always cut the legs down later if it works out as too tall.

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