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Can backwall be attached lower to reduce overall height
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can you purchase additional shelves or replacement shelves for this item
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Can the shelf links be cut or sawn in half to make a deeper shelf?
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What is the capacity for the top level of this workebench
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Difference between the 2 Reloading benches?
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Can backwall be attached lower to reduce overall height
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Do you screw down the plywood to the 2x4's on bottom/middle/top shelf?
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Does this model 90164 include shelf brackets?
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Is the spacing between lower shelves fixed or adjustable?

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2x4 Basics Workbench Kit, Model# 90158MI

Item# 179065
Use the 2x4 Basics Workbench Kit to make a custom workbench to fit anywhere you need a work surface or a storage area. Simply add 2x4s and plywood or particleboard to these leg supports to create a workbench 36in. tall in any length or width up to 8' x 4'. U.S.A. Capacity lbs. 1,000 per shelf, Includes Hardware, Finish Type Black plastic, Material Heavy ga. resin. Only straight 90 cuts are required - no miters or angles Simple assembly with power screwdriver and saw Made of durable heavy gauge structural resin Recommended lumber 2x4s not included Assembly required
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Questions & Answers for 2x4 Basics Workbench Kit, Model# 90158MI

Question

Horizontal cross brace shown on top shelf in picture

Are there horizontal cross braces for the middle and bottom shelves also? I can not tell from the picture.
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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answer 1
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This Blitz work bench kit does not include any lumber, you can design the work bench to have cross braces on all three shelves, with the lumber you purchase from a lumber yard.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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ProductExpert5
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answer 2
No, there are no additional cross braces for the lower shelves. I cannot see why these would be necessary unless the bench was very deep, or you had very very heavy materials on the shelves.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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JeremyK
 - Novi, MI
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answer 3
No, there is only a mounting surface for the top shelf to have a diagnol cross brace.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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chevybull
 - Lexington, NC
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answer 4
The recommendation is on the top shelf. I did not bother as the plywood I used was strong enough and I have not seen any weekness in the bench without it.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Robbie99
 - NC
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answer 5
There are no horizontal braces for the shelves, only the top.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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RickED
 - Pahrump, NV
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answer 6
no, only the top
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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rg11n13
 - washington, pennsylvania
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answer 7
Yes. The bench can be built with horizontal brace under each shelf. I built mine 2' X 8' with 3/4" contractor grade plywood for the top and bottom shelf, no middle shelf, and did not use a horizontal brace under either shelf. The bench is so sturdy I can build a tank on it.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Nanny1
 - Fulton,N.Y.
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Question

Is it necessary to use the center shelf ?

Would it weaken the table ?
 
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asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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You can build the workbench to suit your need. if 2 shelves is all you need it would be fine.
You would run cross braces under the shelving to sturdy the shelves.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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ProductExpert6
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answer 2
I didn't use the middle shelf and I made mine a full 4' X 8' and it is very sturdy. I used 3/4" plywood for both top and bottom shelves.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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Walburg
 - Walburg Texas
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answer 3
You do not need to add the center shelf, however it does contribute to the strength of the finished product. If I were going to assemble it without the center shelf, I would at least install the framing for said shelf, it will make your bench sturdier. Also, you can frame up three sides (left, right, and rear), and leave the front open, up to the individual, depends on what you will be using it for.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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JShoesole
 - Crawfordville, Florida
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answer 4
No. I have no center shelf and the benches are solid
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Robbie99
 - NC
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answer 5
It is not necessary to use the middle shelf. There is a part in the instruction showing how put together with out the middle shelf and still have support.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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grabb
 - Allen, TX
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answer 6
I made mine with just top and bottom shelf, as adding the middle one cuts down on storage space height. Nice and strong + lighter. I used perpendicular support bracing under each shelf every 24" instead of there diagonal one in the instructions.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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RickMc
 - Garner NC
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answer 7
No. I built my workbench 2'X8' with 3/4" builder grade plywood for the top and bottom shelf. I wanted the room on the bottom shelf to store larger items like my pancake compressor etc that would have made the second shelf in the way, so I left it out. It made no difference, this bench is so sturdy I can build a tank on it without it sagging. I will say, my bench is narrow and long so I cannot attest to the need for the second shelf if the bench is built different, but with the cross braces in I would still build it without the second shelf.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Nanny1
 - Fulton,N.Y.
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Question

Do the legs support the horizontal cross 2x4 for top and middle and bottom shelves.

Just wondering whether the horizontal piece (as shown) attach to legs or not?
asked 3 years ago
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Genedog
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Yes. The legs would be nailed into the plywood on all three shelves.
answered 3 years ago
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ProductExpert26
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answer 2
The horizontal piece sits on a ledge on each corner of the leg kit. then the horizontal is screwed to the top and the top is screwed to the 2x4 railing to make it sturdy.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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bldrman
 - alabama
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answer 3
Yes. I strongly recommend using screws when assembling the table.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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64droptop
 - Santa Rosa, Ca
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answer 4
Yes
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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64droptop
 - Santa Rosa, Ca
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answer 5
Yes there are shelf brackets in corners to rest the diagonal support for all three shelves. However diagonal bracing is not my choice. I used perpendicular bracing every two feet instead. Just seems a sturdier way to frame.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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RickMc
 - Garner NC
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answer 6
Yes. All 2x4s attach to the legs (there are shelves that hold the 2x4s in place- they are additionally secured with screws) and plywood rests on top of the 2x4s
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Tenpoint
 - Arkansas
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Question

How tall is the bench?

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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This Blitz workbench kit features a 36 inch high top bench.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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ProductExpert11
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answer 2
Three feet, from floor to top of the bench
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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TCRosie
 - Inver Grove Heights, MN
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answer 3
It is about 36 inches tall
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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grabb
 - Allen, TX
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answer 4
leg design has built in ledges for the shelfs to nest in. The top lip is 31 inches from the base of the leg. Add the 2x4 top layer and the top shelf rests on 34.5 inches from ground. You can vary the height of the workbench surface if inclined .So ADD .50 inch plywood an at 35 inches etc
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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kkgconnecticut
 - danbury connecticut
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How thick can the plywood top be?

asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
 - New Jersey
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Any thicknes of plywood that is desired can be used for the top being it is placed on top of the corner legs.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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ProductExpert12
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answer 2
I used 3/4 treated plywood. I guess you can use 1&1/4 if you can find it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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WK01
 - Horse Shoe, NC
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answer 3
As thick as you like - there is nothing to restrict its height. I built mine with a 3/4 top.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Tenpoint
 - Arkansas
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answer 4
I used 3/4" with size 24x60. Smaller size and light duty could get by with 1/2"
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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Tiogaman
 - South Lake Tahoe Calif
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can only the bottom shelf be used?can it be raised to one foot above the floor and still be stable ?

 
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The workbench kit has brackets already positioned on the leg supports and the bottom shelf is about 3 1/2 inches tall. The manufacture recommends that you place your shelfing in the positioned brackets.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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ProductExpert10
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answer 2
Yes, I assembled mine with only the bottom shelf which is approximately 6" from the floor. The middle shelf doesn't mount with as many factory drilled holes through the legs so stability may be an issue.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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chevybull
 - Lexington, NC
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answer 3
The shelve heights are fixed. One shelve could be left out, but I can't comment on how that would affect stability.... Gluing the shelve to the 2x4s adds stability, so if leaving and shelves I;d be sure to glue and tack the shelve in.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Tenpoint
 - Arkansas
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Question

Wheels

can you put casters on the legs
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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Adding casters to this Blitz workbench kit is not recommended.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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ProductExpert5
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answer 2
Anything is possible, but casters on these legs would not be adviseable. They have a triangular foot that meets the floor, but I believe casters would fold under to the inside.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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chevybull
 - Lexington, NC
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answer 3
You can, and I was thinking of doing so, but instead I move mine with a hand cart. Even though you can lock casters they never stay as stable as without.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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RickMc
 - Garner NC
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Question

Is the bottom shelf required?

Can you build the bench without the bottom shelf. Still using a 2x4 in the rear at the bottom and middle? I plan on getting a small storage cabinet for at least one side, so essentially the bench would rest on the storage cabinet.
asked 1 year ago
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Abear2386
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answer 1
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You can customize the bench to suit your need. There would only be brackets in the back to hold the 2x4 in the rear of the bench. You will need to make sure the legs are stabilized.
answered 1 year ago
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ProductExpert6
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answer 2
yeah, I think you could do that. The shelves act as a structural member.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Kmo99
 - Atlanta, Ga
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answer 3
The bottom shelve can be left out, but that would reduce stability. I would not recommend leaving the bottom shelve out.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Tenpoint
 - Arkansas
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Do you screw down the plywood to the 2x4's on bottom/middle/top shelf?

Or just lay them on top and let the weight keep it in place?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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skibumdc
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You would want to screw down the shelves to stabilize them.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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ProductExpert6
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answer 2
I used construction adhesive and a few screws - it worked well
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
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Tenpoint
 - Arkansas
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answer 3
I screwed my plywood down. It would be possible to just lay the plywood in place, but screwing it down makes the bench a lot stronger.
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
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lovetheheater
 - Tulsa, OK
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Question

What is the maxium height of an item that can be stored on the shelves?

asked 2 years, 10 months ago
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Rich1958223418
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The bottom shelf on this Blitz Workbench kit will hold an item that is approximately 11-3/4 inches high. The top shelf will hold an item approximately 10-1/2 inches high.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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ProductExpert5
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answer 2
The lower shelf will store an item up-to 11" and the middle shelf up-to 9" in height.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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TCRosie
 - Inver Grove Heights, MN
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