I’ve done a lot of reading on shopbots (especially the desktop) and working with steel. I’d like to get some vise style hold downs and tackle some light stainless (think 416 and 17-4) work. Think full cutter width passes 0.080” deep taking as many passes as needed to get there.

Best I can tell from this reading, the limiting factor may be the spindle, not the gantry and drive train?

Thoughts on swapping to a low-RPM/high-torque spindle to tackle jobs like this without resorting to buying a mini Tormach or similar?