Review

Rikon’s 42"-tall machine provides the largest vertical capacities in the test. But it also required a step-stool to change speeds (when sitting on a typical workbench).
The 30-120’s low-end 220 rpm proves a plus for large bits, and its 3,600 rpm top speed was highest among the eight benchtop machines we tested. With the largest table center hole (1-1/8"), it also has replaceable inserts. The handles are short and awkward to use, though, and we bumped our hand regularly on the motor tensioning lever when lowering the quill.

Product

Performance

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Features

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Ease of Use

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Value

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
3.5
out of 5