Need advice for next round of fab tools, help me spend my $$
Now that i'm working during the summer I'm just about ready to spend some $$ on fab tools. The main goal for this next round of tools is to be able to do cages. I'm thinking a chop saw/multi cutter/band saw, a nothcher, a bench grinder or belt/ disc sander and a tube bender. I'm planning on spending around 2 grand. I need some advice how to spend my money right, I plan on keeping this stuff for a while and there's a chance I open a small fab shop/ do side work.
-Metal cutter, my shop is pretty small and I don't think I have the room for a horozontal band saw. I have used a chop saw, they are nice but are loud and a mess. I've never used a multi cutter though I hear they are a big improvment over a chop saw. What does everyone have?
-tubing notcher, what's everyone using? there's a million different ones out there, so far i've been using a drill press, hole saw and drill press clamp and I want something better then that
-grinder/ sander, so far i've used an angle grinder for cleaing up cuts and it gets old which way should I go?
-bender, i've wanted one for a long time, only thing i've ever used is a harbor freight pipe bender and it worked great for pipe. I want to be able to bend tube and have lots of die options. i'm debating how much to spend, I'm thinking hydrolic would be nice though it's a lot more $$
I allready have a 220v mig, torches, grinder, drill press, basic hand tools, do these tools sound like the right "next step"?