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?