Flex Bench Systems
The Flex Bench is an entire workshop that can be taken to any jobsite! It is beautifully engineered to have an easy setup and is easy to store! All the components pack inside the torsion boxes and are small enough to fit on a furniture dolly. Multiple modules allow complete versatility while having all your tools just below the work surface. Made with super-strong 15mm Baltic Birch Plywood means this bench will last a lifetime!
*For more info & frequently asked questions visit the Q&A tab
*The 3rd Hand Upper Hand System that is shown in the Flex Bench Wooden Fences Kit video is not included. You must purchase the 3rd Hands separately*
Flex Bench Assembly Instructions (PDF)
20mm bench dog holes, 96mm on center.
Compatible with Festool.
The Flex Bench Max Ships Flat Packed in 6 separate boxes. These are the box dimensions and weights:
- Assembly Table: 36" x 36" x 4". Weight: 62.5 lbs.
- Router Table: 36" x 36" x 4". Weight: 63 lbs.
- Table Saw Module & Tool Tray Module: 36" x 36" x 4". Weight: 45 lbs.
- Extension Table Modules (2 boxes): 17" x 35" x 2". Weight: 17.5lbs each
- Hardware: 12" x 12" x 3". Weight: 2.25 lbs
- Total shipping weight: 206.25 lbs
What type of material is the Flex Bench made out of?
Unfinished Baltic Birch Plywood
What is the wood thickness?
What is the hole diameter for the Assembly and Router Tabletops?
What products/materials should I use to help assembly my Flex Bench tables and modules?
We recommend using wood glue (like Titebond) to adhere parts together and using 1-1/4" Narrow Crown Staples to permanently attach parts together.
What would you recommend to smooth out some of the sharper/rough edges of the wood pieces?
For the rough edges, we recommend using 150 grit sandpaper to sand some of the edges off. For a more finished look, we recommend using a 1/8" round-over bit on the edges of the finished build.
What routers do you recommend for the router plate in the Flex Router Table?
Tested with Woodpecker **You will have to cut out a hole in the "Bottom" piece of the Router Table to accommodate for the length of these routers. We recommend that you cut the hole out before you assembly the Router Table.**
What vacuum system would you recommend?
Standard shop vacuum with a hose diameter of 2-1/4"
What's the total weight on the Flex Bench Max System?
The entire system's ship weight is 206.25lbs. Check out the Tech Spec tab for more details.
Can the Flex Bench be used outdoors and well as indoors?
The Flex Bench is made from unfinished 15mm baltic birch plywood. This unfinished plywood is designed for indoor use and should not be exposed to excessive moisture. This is generally true of all unfinished plywoods. If you plan to use the bench outdoors or plan to store it in a wet or humid environment you will need to seal the plywood in some way to prevent warping and distortion. This blog post written by Billy McCarley on Hunker describes how to weatherize plywood: How to Weatherize Plywood
Internally we use a water sealant called Lumber-Seal from a company called Agra-Life. It can be found at a variety of retailers including home depot: lumber-seal. Please also do your own additional research or consult a local lumberyard for more tips on the weatherization of plywood. We are not responsible for the failures of this product if exposed to moisture.
How can I add another Blue Dog to my Flex Bench?
After purchasing more Blue Dogs, find the location on your bench and drill a 2-1/2" hole and push Blue Dogs into place.
Can you use any of FastCaps Sawhoods?
Yes, all our FastCap Sawhoods are compatible with the Flex Bench Systems. We recommend using Saw Hoodie because it is easily portable and uses minimal space.
Can you attach the stand to rollers?
I’m actually going to put wheels on the one that I’m putting at my home shop. I’m basically going to make a plywood base and set it on it so that the bench is a little taller because I like taller benches and roll it around. We’ve already done this once and it works great. -Paul
Where should I store my Flex Bench?
Due to the Flex Bench being made out of Unfinished Baltic Birch Plywood, we recommend that you store it somewhere dry and out of the weather.
How should I attach the bench down to my truck bed?
We strongly recommend that once you collapse your Flex Bench that you use ratchet straps to tie-down your bench. DO NOT USE BUNGEE CORDS.
Mobile Tool Cart
What is the intended purpose for the Mobile Tool Cart?
The Mobile Tool Cart was created so you could have more tools within reach without using up space on the Flex Bench. We have had customers use it for holding their shop vacuums or store a planer. This cart is very flexible with its uses.