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Why Buy BIG? (When Benchtop Will Do)

 

Floor and benchtop drill presses

The Rodney Dangerfield of the power-tool world

Benchtop tools often get "no respect, no respect at all!" True, 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 boys may be overpriced overkill for the home woodworker. We'd buy these five benchtop machines in a heartbeat (saving money), and we'll tell when to ignore our advice and go big.

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