5 Standing Desks With Crank That You Can Buy

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Standing desks, or as many call them stand desks, are one of the solutions to a sedentary lifestyle. While many prefer electrical standing desks for buttery-smooth operation, those desks can be expensive. A quality desk such as the Uplift Standing Desk will cost you north of $500. Thankfully, there are affordable options and well, and that’s where standing desks with manual cranks come into the picture.

These are less expensive than their electrical counterpart, and as you may have guessed, require more elbow grease to adjust them to the height of your choice. But at the end of the day, standing desks are meant to keep you active.Standing

Jokes apart, adjusting a manual standing desk requires more time when compared against there electrical counterpart. But if you are willing to overlook that, here are some of the best standing desks with a manual crank that you can consider buying.

Like their electrical counterpart, the height can be adjusted as per your preference, and well, when it comes to width, there’s a wide array of choices for you. From single-screen accommodating desks to desks as wide as 55-inches, there are plenty of options to explore.


People like the Tranzendesk Standing Desk table for its smooth operation and easy assembly. However, the desk can be wobbly, especially if you raise it to its full height.

Like most standing desks, there is no place to route your cables or to place your CPU if you happen to work on a desktop. However, worry not, there are plenty of cable management solutions to help you have a clutter-free setup.


However, assembling the desk can be challenging for some. It requires several tools to assemble it and may take a significant amount of time for the uninitiated.

Thankfully, the sufficient width is enough to fit two standard-sized monitors side by side. This desk has around 70% 5-star reviews on Amazon with people praising the table for its smooth operation and sturdiness.

Do note that the table ships in two parts. The desktop comes separate from the leg frame. Vivo also sells some highly-reviewed standing desks converters.

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Though it’s a well-built table, it has a bit of a tendency to wobble, especially if placed away from a wall.

The Eletab height adjusting desk also comes with a hook that you can use to hang your headphones to declutter your desk. On the upside, cranking is super smooth and you can do so with your monitors and other hardware on board. In fact, one user points out that you can do so with a coffee mug on top. Now, that’s something.

So far, it has received a decent amount of reviews. If we talk numbers, it has around 69% 5-star user reviews.


The extended frame goes from 29.5-inches to 45.2-inches, making it ideal for people over 6-foot as well. It’s available in several colors, and several reviewers have appreciated the paint job on the table.

For now, this $179 table has an average of 4.5-stars out of 5 on Amazon. Similar to its counterpart above, working the crank is simple. Though it doesn’t take much effort to work it, it takes a considerable amount of time to do its job.

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Putting it together is a simple and straightforward affair. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. The crank is one of the most impressive features of this table if we look at the user reviews. It’s smooth, easy to operate, and doesn’t take much time in going from the seated position to the standing position.

Naturally, it has earned a fair amount of reviews. At the time of writing, it had an average rating of 4.3-stars out of 5 with 68% 5-star ratings.

Apart from the workings of the desk, several people have praised the customer service in their reviews. They respond well to queries and even ship replacement parts quickly.


Sitting and working straight for long hours has a detrimental impact on our health in the long run. Thankfully, there are several products out there that make you active as you go about your daily grind. And if you can’t stand for long hours and work, you can consider buying one of the under-desk ellipticals or go all-in for a smart indoor bike.