Typically the more expensive a press is has a lot to do with the parts quality. Machine precision is vitally important to you success! So the higher the price on the press, the higher the quality. There is a huge difference between initial investment and return on investment! Generally speaking the lower the initial investment, the lower the quality of the machine. You have to ask yourself whether you want the best up front or just something to get you by. This has a lot to do with your goals and initial planning. If you are in it for the long run, why not get the best right at the start? If you are looking to do this as a hobby, then you can probably scale back and go with a lower quality machine. Antec has always prided itself with designing the highest quality press that will last a lifetime. Whatever you end up doing, always remember the quality of the machine you end up investing in will be passed onto your customers with a high quality product!