Bench tools fill a void, both in price and performance, between portable power tools and stationary power tools. They include bench-top table saws, sanders, band saws, wood lathes, drill presses and bench grinders.
This tool category offers performance precision that portable power tools cannot always deliver, and yet provides greater versatility and compactness missing in stationary tools.
These tools have also become popular with apartment dwellers and other serious do-it-yourselfers or hobbyists with space limitations.
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