Here is a not so good photo, it will have to do for now "the battery died".
I have some pretty tough to saw woods here, the toughest so far is maple burl "on the saw".
Other woods here are high figuered black walnut, and birds eys maple "large board" on the table.
The box under construction on the table is myrtle burl, framed in birds eye maple, box jointed. This will be a sewing box for my mother "90"yrs old.
My work ratio is-"3 to 1"
Two projects for my wife.
One for my mother.
Then maybe one for myself out of the left overs.
Anyway, the band saw is most critical to me as, I dont no where I could find woods like these already sized.
I buy it in as big of pieces that I can find. The prices are what I think are reasonable.
Then, at least the wood matches.
I also salvage large beams from old buildings.
I think a band saw will pay for itself quickly going in those directions.
On the larger saws, as Jerry mentioned, its not practical to pop off the table to more easily change blades, but its not that hard to do.
By the way, the blade on the saw is 1.3 tooth per inch, 1" wide blade. Also on the saw table are push blocks.
That blade could remove a hand instantly, always be careful!