900mm if you’re average height, less if you’re below average height, and more if you’re above average height. Makes sense – there is no reason to find a comprise height. Of course it also depends on what you’re doing, eg, for sawing (ripping), both by hand and with circular saw, an average height would about 500mm (600mm for me personally). Assembling stuff and cross cutting about 900mm.
I’ve got some kitchen worktop left over from when our kitchen was done up. now that I’ve cleared some space in the garage I’m planning on making myself a workbench. I’m just wondering what height it should be. Those of you with garages already kitted out what height did you go for?
I find 900 a bit high. It’s fine if you are working on small stuff on the bench surface but a bit awkward as soon as you put something bigger on it, especaiily when need a bit of downward pressure on a hand tool. Mine is 830mm