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.
Ease of Use
out of 5