Right O' C-Bag...RMS Vs Peak or Brake Vs 550LBS/1ft/1sec...Nominal Vs What Is. All will drive you crazy. BTW thanks for the wizard comment but I'm still practicing!
The more I think about this some testing and fingering needs to go on. Hate for Jere to do all this work for Naught! Pulley may be the better way but it's all figurable and testable. With Pulley though it would be usable as a wood and Metal saw I believe but its also about respecting the age and dignity of this fine old machine! ~PJ