I am finally in the process of building a new workbench. I have finished the top and I did it in 2 sections that are 3-3/4" thick x 11" wide x 75" long, heart pine. I did it in two glue-ups so that I would have options by this point, I can either keep the two pieces separate and have the tool holder in the middle or I can glue the two pieces together and have a solid top. I haven't built the base yet so I can still go either way still. My question is for those of you that have a split top do you use the middle tool holder? I can see a lot of benefits of it for tool holding, slightly raised for a planing stop and then removing for more clamping options. But I wanted to find out from others who do have those options how much they actually use it?