I've been looking at this:-
It seems an ideal multi-purpose tool. I plan on using it primarily as a
tablesaw and router table.
Has anyone got any comments?
If you want a workbench? make your own.
This can be achieved with limited graft ie I've aquired an office desk that
has a steel 1" square frame work which I picked up in an auction room for
Its as solid as a proper workbench would come.
I wouldn't buy this sight unseen.
I have one of the other products in Wolfcraft's range for Workmate
applications - i.e. clamping and rough sawing - and it's somewhat
better than B&D's offerings.
However, generically these portable machine tables tend to be a bit of
a disappointment. The plastic topped ones (e.g. B&D) tend to be a bit
flimsy and the sheet metal ones liable to bend because the table is not
well supported. The other issue is that it can take a long time
to mount and demount as well as to adjust the power tools. Keep in
mind as well that a 180mm typical circular saw is not going to have a
lot of depth of cut in a bench.
If you are interested in this type of solution, the Triton Workcentre
could be worth looking at as well.
If you are having to buy the power tools as well then it may be worth
looking at a fixed table saw and a router table. Both are likely to
be more satisfactory.
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