For a true DIY-er, the next step after handheld power tools is towards bench or stationary tools. But which type is best for your needs?
Bench vs. Stationary Tools
Benefits of Bench Tools
Bench top tools come in a vast array of uses, varieties and power levels. Bench tools are generally smaller and take up much less space, which is a key concern for those trying to work in limited areas. They are also, on average, less expensive than stationary tools, providing cost-effective solutions to many home repair and home-based projects.
- great for occasional users who need reliable performance
- smaller sizes are more convenient while still providing ample capabilities
- more portable and easier to transport; newer units incorporate collapsible stands that include wheels
Benefits of Stationary Tools
For users that need a lot of power, stationary tools are the best option. These units feature bigger motors that are designed to handle large jobs requiring increased capacity. Stationary tools are also of great value to those who plan on using their tools a lot, have more space with which to work and need extreme versatility.
- increased output give stationary tools more power and capabilities
- users can take on bigger projects, both in terms of size and in options