That is a good point. I have a Chop Saw and while it works and is fast. It is a loud Spark throwing firebreathing dragon and overall a very messy tool to work with and all cuts are burned. A metal cutting bandsaw while it take up a little more space is a much quieter more pleasant machine that gives a much cleaner cut(no nasty blued steel burs needing ground off). In case you have not guessed I would replace the chop saw with a bandsaw in a heartbeat!!
We use chop saws mainly in all of our fab work. They don't do terrible in my opinion but they aren't perfect.
I do have a buddy with a full machine shop too, so I could possibly measure it all up and just have him shear everything for me.
I could also have him cut make me a once piece diamond plate floor....oh man we are getting expensive now.
I'm going to see what I can find. I've found some plans for metal and wood. Basically the same plans with different materials.
I can get 20' sticks of 3" channel for under 45 dollars a piece.
Edited by toomanytoys84, November 27, 2013 - 12:30 PM.