HobbyZone Modular Workshop System OM08b Paper Towel Module Sneak Preview
|Date of Sneak Preview||July 2018||Manufacturer||HobbyZone|
|Subject||OM08b Paper Towel Module||Part Number||OM08b|
|Pros||Precision cut wood||Cons||See text|
We previously examined the OM08 Paper Towel Module from HobbyZone. While handy to keep paper towel rolls near but off the bench surface, the module was designed for European paper towel rolls. Well the OM08 is now being redesignated as the OM08a and HobbyZone sent over the prototype for the upcoming OM08b Paper Towel Module. This new design puts the roll on its side and is held in place with a dowel inserted from one side. As with other modules in the Modular Workbench System, this module stays put using magnets, and this one has four to allow it to snap onto the end of your storage modules. It also has magnets on top to allow one of the end modules to snap into place without interfering with the paper towel dowel.
I used Gorilla non-foaming Wood Glue (white glue) to assemble the module and I followed the instructions with no problems. When all was together, I inserted a brand new roll of Bounty paper towels. In order to use this roll in the OM08a, I'd have to pull off quite a few sheets before it would fit inside that module. Here, it not only fits nicely, it could even be thicker and still work.
At last, there is a paper towel module that will fit US rolls. This one is snapped to the end of my modules and my OM08a will have its door removed to become another OM14 Storage Hutch. Nothing goes to waste...
This module should be available for sale worldwide in the coming weeks.
My thanks to HobbyZone.biz for this review sample.