Bench top tools are tools that are designed to be used on a workbench or other surface. These tools include drill presses, saws, routers, planers, jointers, sanders, grinders, and lathes. They are designed to make it easier to work on projects in the garage, shop, or other workspace. Benchtop tools may be powered by electricity or pneumatics, or they can be hand-powered. The advantages of bench top tools include that they are generally easier to use, more affordable, and take up less space than larger stationary tools.