What are the differences between hydraulic & electric tables?

Both hydraulic and electric tables are designed for professional use. An electric table requires electricity (you’ll need to plug it in), and use an electric motor to smoothly adjust table height up and down, by pressing a foot pedal or a touch-pad. Hydraulic tables use a pump action, not a motor, so use the body as leverage to change the height, usually done with a foot pump. Hydraulic tables increase the height gently ‘pump by pump’ rather than in one even movement when going up, but both hydraulic and electric have smooth, even motion when reducing the height back down. Without a motor, hydraulic tables typically have a longer lifetime than electric tables, although electric tables are the more popular of the two.