|Forum topic by leftcoaster||posted 05-20-2016 02:16 PM||447 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-20-2016 02:16 PM
I have a very small storage shed and must move tools out into the yard when working. So, as much as I would love to have a floor standing drill press and bandsaw, it’s not in the cards for me. Bench top is what I can handle space-wise.
With that in view, I’d like some guidance on how to choose the right size for these tools based on what I can actually accomplish with a smaller unit.
(1) In my fantasy world, there’d be a bench top bandsaw that would allow me to
a) resaw lumber to get bookmarked faces; and
(2) For a drill press, I’d be able to
a) use various sizes of forstner bits to hog out mortises; and
This might be REALLY pushing it, but it would be fantastic if I could accomplish (most of) this with machines that I could mount on either side of a flip top cart, such as I see people constructing for planers and miter saws.
Any/all advice is welcome. In particular:
1) what’s the minimum size machine that would satisfy these requirements?