Why buy big when benchtop will do?
As the Rodney Dangerfield of the power-tool world, benchtop tools often get no respect, no respect at all!? Floor-standing machines typically offer more capacity and power than their benchtop brethren. But in some cases, the tinier tools pack all the punch you need, and the big equipment may be overpriced overkill for the home woodworker. In this article, we'll show the benchtop machines that make sense (and save you dollars), and even reveal when to ignore our advice and go big.