New tool idea (possibly)...

I have my own idea that someone might want to make, something like a router table perfectly square and large. In the center, mounted underneath, is a zip saw with the blade coming up through... or an electric motor of high RPM with zip-type blade adapted to it with a very small hole for the blade, sawdust protection for the top motor openings . Two miter tracks (removable and edge securable flush infills) in the table crosswise, and edge/externally mounted single or double fence system (crosswise) so mounting adapter hardware would not interrupt the table work area.
This tool would replace a table saw and a scroll saw (much more freedom than...), and a band saw for thinner woods, maybe up to 3" thick depending on available sizes of zip-type of blades... the motor *could* be a high-end DC type with variable speed capability (needs a controller and electronic board) but that would be seriously costly. There are AC motors that get between 3,000 and 4,000 RPM, and belted system with drill press (multi-step) pullies for multiple speeds would work as well which would require a bearing system at blade mounting, offset motor and its mounting. I think the table would have to be a cabinet with walls and doors, maybe even with sound insulation as high-rpm motors do scream. Cast iron table top.
This tool would be extremely dangerous to *fingers*. What does anyone think about it? Any *positive* opinions on this idea? Does it already exist?
Alex
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sounds like my pin router with the top arm removed bob

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Yeah... with my idea there be no overhead arm. Close to a router table. Alex
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You are suggesting a router table with a 1/8" collet to take zip saw bits. I don't use scroll saws much, so I don't know if it would be useful there, but it would be pretty useless in place of a tablesaw; the feed rate would be unbearably slow.
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Sounds like the router table for the Dremel tool. IMO< it would have limited use and I doubt it would replace a real saw. Ed
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