I have recently received most of the parts from George for a Raptor32. The actual assembled dimensions (excluding motors) is 33 x 48 inches. So far it is a fantastic looking and rigid beast, but I have yet to actually put it under motor control.
I plan to cut woods, plastics and light metals. There will be a 2.7HP Teknomotor spindle in use as well.
I have been thinking about a table for this machine. I think a table that will match the machine's rigidity and also absorb the movement and vibration from the machine would be the way to go.
I have read most of the threads here in the Xzero section as well as many threads for similar machines. I have seen welded tables, wood tables out of 4x4's, and many others. I think heavy welded tables seem to "win", but I'm not a welder.
I am leaning towards purchasing a welded table and bolt the Raptor down to it.
Here is a link to a heavy duty table I found. 1/4" table top, 3/16" legs.
Extra Heavy Duty Work Bench | 20,000 lb Capacity | 36 X 48 Extra Heavy Duty Workbench | 579313 - GlobalIndustrial.com
I would like to hear your thoughts, opinions, or past experiences down this road.
Is the above table overkill?
Is there a better alternative you have seen or used?