July 9th, 2020 - Polling in the name of

Polling in the name of
Poll day! I'm currently prototyping the gem scanner dedicated to recuts, trying to make it small enough to bring along with a laptop. I'm aiming for an integrated transfer system, and your needs as recutters will have a huge implication on this possibility. So I polled a few of the gem cutting groups on facebook.
The big question was :
"Do you always keep the existing table plane when recutting?"
The answers I got from the community averaged to 76% YES, 13% NO, 1% SAYWHUT?
There were a lot of in-depth comments, describing what situations you guys encounter and how you address them. But most of the times the problem will be a bulgy pavillion, a window, whatever, but the plane table can be kept.
Thanks a lot for your feedback! Tom, a.k.a. Ludwig Von Sodabowski