Howdy, All. I make Neon Art, and mostly mount the work on wood. Non-conductive, easy to work with and attractive makes wood the choice. Consequently my shop, in addition to a neat Neon plant, has most of the basic wood tools; Craftsman cast iron table saw with a Vega Powermatic fence and 2 hp motor, tilting bandsaw, custom built router table, radial drill press, lots of hand operated power tools, five routers from a 3/4 horse Colt to a 3-1/4 hp plunge router. I'm a real fan of water-jet metal cutting and CNC routers for wood, though I farm that out to a couple of trusted craftsmen. I have a one-man operation and it is very rewarding. I like pretty stuff.