I know everyone says to go bigger than the 7x12. I have a Harbor Frieght 7x12 and it has done everything I needed to do. If you want to go bigger and the money is not an issue then go for it, I am sure you will not be disappointed. I had to please the wife as well and the 7x12 is about all I could get away with. But it has done everything I wanted and can't complain.