I do not currently have a benchtop model jointer, but had one before buying a long-bed. But...like most other large tools, the long-bed has to be wheeled into position to work so unless i've got a big project going i work around it. I would either use this for small runs, or more likely "loan" it to a local guy that gives away about 1,000 toys each year. I normally process a lot of stock for him, but he still does a lot with sand paper so he doesn't have to "bother" me. This would be perfect for what Jack does, and would support his mission.