Please amend that to "MAY" work. I tried to start out on one of those. Tracking was AWFUL on the first 6 models I went through. I mean, to the point where it will barely run, let alone sand wood or metal. I finally gave up, and bought a Rikon 1x30. That did me okay. If you are lucky, and you get one that actually works, it should do okay. IF. My luck has been abysmal with those things. QC is incredibly hit or miss. Also, if you plan on doing anything relatively wide-bladed, the platen is tiny, as is the slack belt area, so you'll have a tough time with it.
The 2x42 or 2x48 Craftsman is a much better buy, especially if you can find one on the cheap on Craigs or something.
HTM/DDR Crew Member