I'm very, very, very new to instrument making (i have only been able to glue two pieces of alder together at this point, for a replacement body for my Warwick Corvette). i would like to invest in a band saw for my girlfriend and i to use, but i have done some research on MIMF and a lot of people said NOT to buy one of those cheapy $99 saws. i am, like most of us here, on a budget. i would like to know what my fellow TB'ers (that are the amateur home shop type) have to say about what band saws they own and why they bought a particular model. also, it would be nice to know what saws that the big dogs like tobias, ken smith, carey nordstrand, etc. use. i don't think this topic has been entertained on TB, so you can actually credit me with my first good post.