I’ve never been a fan of the old Craftsman workcenter style portable bench. They always seemed a little flimsy and didn’t appear to last. Well, there is a new segment that comes from a similar idea of portable workstation, but this is essentially a portable vise and sawhorse all in one. In fact, this functions on its own so you don’t need a secondary support.
I first noticed this in a Youtube video from April Wilkerson. The function of this item makes working on your own much more efficient.
In fact, you can buy the one that April uses at Amazon
However, in the spirit of being a woodworker, I love making my own items and I was thrilled when plans to build your own portable bench with a vise came through my inbox. The plans are at instructables and are linked from the picture below. ENJOY!