From: Tom VanNess
Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 1998 8:42 AM
Subject: RE: Shopsmith and tools in general
Despite the marketing perspective that you can (make) sell one device
to be all things for all tasks, I agree with these guys. A "modular"
tool ends up being too expensive and "sub-optimized" for most of the
tasks it is intended to perform. About the only truly "modular" tool I
own is my compressor. The absolute best tools for you would be a
Bridgeport End Mill and a small metal Lathe (in that order). A brand
new Bridgeport is only(!) $9,000. But the darn thing can do ANYTHING
. . . I would even like to have one for cutting wood.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mikey @ inline-tech.com [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > I'm wondering about Shopsmiths. What do you people think of this
> > lots-in-one tool? Or should I find a selection of specific tools?
> Guess I am trying to say they are ok,
> they will never do the job as well as a dedicated tool.