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I kind of have a different point of view on this one. Full size DP's, in my opinion, take up very little floor space. If you have a bench mount, that's space taken up on your work bench. If you build a stand for it, why not get a floor standing in the first place? If mobility is a concern, you can, like Tman mentioned, build a very short stand or dolly with locking casters and bolt the DP to it.

Another point in favor of the floor standing DP beyond Dave's excellent list, is that the table is usually at a more comfortable working height.

I've seen some excellent used drill presses on CL for a lot less than a new one would cost. A good one will last a long time.

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