Ryobi Speed Bench Mobile Workstation Review

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Ryobi Speed Bench Mobile Workstation  – Model STM202

Ryobi Speed Bench Mobile Workstation

Manufacturer: Ryobi
Model number: STM202
Price: $199.00
RYOBI  recently introduced its new Speed Bench Mobile Workstation. This workstation is an innovative 2-in-1 product designed to transform from a mobile 2-wheel cart to a workbench. Ryobi sent us the Speed Bench [Model STM202] to test and evaluate. The new Speed Bench is set to be released this May and will be sold exclusively at the Home Depot. Let’s take a closer look at this unique product and see how it performs.

Ryobi STM202 Specifications

  • Workbench Weight Capacity – 400 Lbs
  • Cart Weight Capacity – 300 Lbs
  • 42″ x 22″ wood work surface
  • SAE/Metric reference lines on the work surface
  • 10″ all-terrain rubber wheels
  • 19″ wide Steel skid plate design
  • Tool-free detachable release knobs for skid plate removal
  • Ryobi LINK Accessory compatible

Out-of-the-Box Assembly

The Ryobi Speed Bench came unassembled and required about 10 minutes to put together.  Inside the box were the workstation pieces, 2 LINK assembly rails, 1 LINK double organizer bin, the hardware, two large rubberized wheels, and a manual. The assembly was relatively easy to complete and only required a Philips screwdriver and a couple of wrenches.

First Impression

There are four things to look for when it relates to a good workstation. They are pre-assembly requirements, durability, portability, and the amount of work surface they provide. Three of these [excluding portability] can be determined right off the bat when unboxing.

Upon first glance, the new Ryobi Speed Bench Mobile Workstation exceeds expectations that are usually connected with Ryobi’s reputation of just being the “power tools sold at the local Home Depot”. Due to the speed bench’s adaptability and well-built design, we feel you might be seeing this innovative mobile workstation on both job sites/workshops as well as in DIY enthusiasts’ garages.

Ryobi has stepped up their game with this new innovative workstation

Transforms From Cart to Workbench

The Speed Bench Mobile Workstation can be set up effortlessly with one fluid motion, allowing users to transport and set up where needed. Simply depress a locking mechanism with your foot and push the cart handle down in one fluid motion. This locking mechanism releases wheels and the table tilts to 180° for use as a workstation.

Locking Mechanism

The locking mechanism locks the table upright while also providing support for both the workbench and the cart operations. We found the design of the locking mechanism easy to disengage, just by tapping it with your foot. When done working, the workstation quickly folds into a cart and is easily stored or transported.

Durable Steel Frame

The robust steel frame on the STM202 is very sturdy and can support a weight capacity of 400 lbs on the workbench.  When you switch it over to the 2-wheel cart option you have a weight capacity of 300 lbs. This cart is ideal for transporting tool boxes, 50 lb bags of ice melt, and even large pieces of furniture. 


The Ryobi Speed Bench comes with 10″ rubberized wheels which provide good maneuverability and portability at home and around the job site. The Speed Bench rolls easily over surfaces like grass, concrete, and gravel. The Ryobi Speed Cart’s 10-inch wheels provide plenty of space between the frame and the ground, allowing for easy maneuvering across uneven ground, including stairs.

After completing the project, users can conveniently store the Speed Bench in a garage corner to keep it out of the way. The Ryobi Speed Bench features a removable 19″ heavy-duty skid plate, which can be detached using tool-free bolts. By removing the skid plate it folds up small enough to fit under a tonneau cover in the back of a truck.

Solid Wood Work Surface

The Ryobi Speed Cart features a big workbench surface made of Parawood. Parawood is sturdy, resists warping, and provides a firm bench top surface excellent for supporting saws, clamping wood, and a variety of other applications. The surface is large enough to accommodate larger power tools.

The wooden surface measures 42″ wide and 22″ deep. We did not want to put holes in the surface to mount a miter saw with bolts and nuts, we simply used it on flat ground and just had the saw sitting on the work surface. The surface of the workstation was deep enough to hold a 12″ miter saw base without having it overhang.

Perfect for Assembly

“The Ryobi Speed Cart is an excellent mobile assembly table for a variety of projects.” On a recent project, the Speed Bench worked perfectly with the Kreg Jig system to make a headboard. The spacious, solid work surface was ideal for clamping the Kreg Jig clamps to the headboard while fastening. All four sides of the Speed Cart table top have enough space for clamping.

During the same headboard build, the Speed Bench was used as a miter saw stand while cutting the lumber down to size. The surface of the workstation was deep enough to hold the large saw base without having any overhang.

Work Surface Markings

Convenient SAE/Metric measurements and a protractor are printed on the surface for easy reference while working. These lines are good for a quick measurement when a tape measure is not handy.  These lines are black and bold which makes them stand out and are easy to read, even in low-lit areas.

The angles from left to right read 15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75°, 90°, 75°, 60°, 45°, 30°, and 15°. Additionally, the bottom of the work surface features a 40″ ruler divided into 1/4″ increments. We tested these measurements using our digital angle finder, a rafter square, and a tape measure and they proved to be accurate.

Ryobi LINK Accessory Compatible

The Ryobi Speed Bench features 2 LINK assembly rails and 1 LINK double organizer bin that securely attach to the workstation’s top. This setup effectively prevents small parts, fasteners, or bits from getting lost during work. However, it’s worth noting that the double organizer did not fit tightly on the rails, risking items falling or getting misplaced.

Final Thoughts

The Ryobi STM202 Speed Bench impressed us with its robust, durable design while remaining portable and easily storable. Its affordable price point makes it attractive to both homeowners and contractors seeking a reliable workstation. With its adaptability and practicality, it will soon become a popular choice for projects in a variety of settings.

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Scott Arnold

Contributing Editor Scott Arnold is the owner of Scott Arnold Remodeling LLC out of Waltham MA. Custom decks, fireplace makeovers, kitchens and bathrooms, Scott enjoys the frame to finish concept. Scott will share his perspective on tools as carpenter and remodeler here and on AConcordCarpenter.com

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