If low price is important, a benchtop model is worth considering. But your capacity to handle large or tall work will be limited.
As shown in the chart on page 78, some of the larger benchtop models have throat capacities equal to some of the floor models. Yet benchtop drill presses stand only 22 in. to 46 in. high.
Space is another consideration. You might consider lifting a smaller machine on and off your workbench. But a larger benchtop model will require a more permanent location, and it will take up the same space as a floor model.
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