John writes: “This clamp-on power strip from Belkin would make a nice, easy addition to a set of sawhorses or a Workmate-like bench to keep power handy and keep cords off the ground.”
You can tell from their website that Belkin intends this for office use, but we agree with John — it looks like it’d work great in the shop. Our favorite feature: it also includes two widely-spaced plugs to accomodate wall-warts — no wasted outlets!
It’ll clamp to any work surface up to 1-1/2″ in height — including many workbenches and, as John points out, older, non-powered Workmates — and carries Belkin’s standard $15,000 “Connected Equipment Warranty.”
The bad news is that pricing starts around $35 — pretty damn high for a power strip. The last power strips we bought for the Toolmonger shop ran us about $2 each.