[QUOTE=Jerry Bowen;377609]Stick, it is the Bosch that I have been looking at. I am thinking about the task of cutting the ginger bread on a cedar chest. It just seems to me that a workpiece that large might be better cut with a jig saw. I do hope that a better saw will allow me to follow the lines better but won't know until I spend the money and give it a try.
Jerry, there are certainly jobs for both a band saw and a jig saw. You might want to look at a jig saw with the pivoting head which is more like a scroll saw. With my band saw I was experiencing a bit of wander and learned (You Tube video) how to check the set up of the bandsaw. I'm much happier with the results having spent that time fine tuning my bandsaw.