I picked up a bench power supply from eBay, and it arrived today. This is a quick look at it it for anyone considering buying it.
Bottom line, it’s certainly not up to commercial standards but it will do for hobbyists. You’ll probably want to get better leads for it, I really doubt the ones provided can actually withstand 5 amps at 30 volts for long.
Also, visit tested.com and watch their stuff. Like them on Facebook. Subscribe to their YouTube channel. And go to YouTube and watch pretty much anything Adam Savage has said. It will make you want to go out and make something.