I need to cut ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, wood and plastics. And not in just straight lines, which rules out a table saw for wood duty. I also want good resaw capability. So I need a much wider range of speeds (60fpm – 3200fpm) than is normally available commercially at a price I am willing to pay. I found a Taiwanese Delta knock -off 14″ saw very nearby for $200. I am going to add the low speed capability to that saw and refurbish it. Here is what I need to do:
New-Fangled Workbench I have wanted a bench like this since I first saw the design in 1999. My Festool MFT works great as a table saw replacement, but it isn’t sturdy enough for hand planing and sawing.