I have the 18 inch, Incra miter gauge, which opens up a little longer when needed. It also has a built in "stop block," which allows you to cut multiple pieces of exactly the same length.
We haven't really spoken at length about the band saw. I agree with those who suggest you get the magnetic band saw fence. It performs the same task as the table saw fence, however, band saws have what is called drift. This means that even though you line the fence up with the blade, that for any of several reasons, the blade will likely deflect a little bit and wander to one side to the other so it won't cut perfectly parallel with the fence. A wide band saw blade and careful alignment, plus a fence may still wander if the tension on the blade is too light, or the blade isn't riding at the right spot on the two large wheels or the blade wasn't welded perfectly. In other words, band saw work is something of an art and most of us would never try to use one for straight cuts--that's the table saw's job. Still, I bet he'd love the magnetic fence. It is much easier to use than other fences. I had a Kreg fence on my old band saw and locking it down always made the fence shift when I locked it down. The mag fence stays put when you flip the magnet down.
My wife supports my woodworking addiction. A few years ago, she hired an electrician to run 3 20 amp circuits out to a post next to my workshop shed. That allowed me to wire the shed(s) for tools, heater and AC. I pay this back making picture frames for her art. By rough calculation, I've spent as much on tools as she has on quilting gear, so it all works out.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.