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Your work bench

What do you use to work on your push behind mowers and walk behind snowblowers? Do you throw it up onto a work bench? Have you custom made something? I'm looking for ideas on equipping my garage with a bench or something to use to make it easier to work on mowers and snow blowers
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i use 2 saw horses with a piece of 3/4 inch ply wood on top and just throw it up on that
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I use the plastic saw horse, and old doors with ratchet straps to keep it all together.

I was fortunate that the previous owner, had replaced the doors and put them in the attic over the garage.

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i normally work on the ground but if i do need a outdoor work bench i drop the tailgate on my truck and use it as a work bench

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i normally work on the ground but if i do need a outdoor work bench i drop the tailgate on my truck and use it as a work bench
Ah yes...By the looks of it, an old 1st generation dakota. Had two of them, they're great trucks.

+1 on using the tailgate of truck. At least when it's not cold outside.

When I'm in my shop, I pretty much do everything right on the ground and sit on a milk crate. I do, however, have an awesome folding table. Not a card table or anything like that, but something a contractor would use on the job site. It's quite study, has measurements printed right onto it. I'm not exactly sure what it's called but it comes in handy quite frequently

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Ah yes...By the looks of it, an old 1st generation dakota. Had two of them, they're great trucks.
your a bit off. first gen ram. 81 d150 to be exact. it is a good truck. good, reliable and hauls whatever i put in the box. it take about 3000lbs to make the thing sit level.

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i use 2 saw horses with a piece of 3/4 inch ply wood on top and just throw it up on that
Same with me.

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i use 2 saw horses with a piece of 3/4 inch ply wood on top and just throw it up on that
I do the same but seeing that I'm just outside of the garage the trunk of the mustang gets used as my second work bench

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Black and decker workmate clamping table. Folds up when your done, great for mowers, engines, etc.

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Here is a photo of my workbench:



it would be nice to have an actual bench..maybe someday,
but this works for now.

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