These are more from curiosity than any need to purchase anything, but I have a few dumb questions about power tools. Anyone care to indulge me?
1) What does the size of a bandsaw refer to? Can a "14" bandsaw" resaw a piece that's 14" wide, or can it simply cut a 14" board down the middle of its width, or something like that?
2) Orbital v. Random Orbital sanders - what's the difference, and is it worth ensuring that a sander has the term "random" in its name?
3) Mortising machines - Couldn't one just use a special bit on a drill press and get the same result, or is there a big difference?
I'm sure I've got more questions rattling around in my thick skull, but these will do for now.