Moving to Ohio and to the new shop, I knew I'd need a better way to work raw material. That became quickly evident we had over 500 pcs to get cut. The DeWalt MultiTool helped get the work done while I researched band saws.
I wanted American and I wanted it well made. After talking with the folks at Trick-_Tools, and even discussing cold saws, they pointed me toward this Ellis 1600 and I love it.
Other than a few minor things that we plan on tweaking/fixing ourselves, it's been a workhorse in the shop. Here's a quick review!
Link to Band Saw at Trick-Tools: http://www.trick-tools.com/Ellis_1600_Dual_Mitering_Head_Bandsaw_1600_ELL_2163#.VED-wPldWkE
From the Trick-Tools Website:
The Ellis 1600 band saw is very popular for its dual mitering capability, extremely large cutting capacity, and rugged durability. The material stays stationary for miter cuts, while the head rotates up to 50 degrees both left and right. Fast and accurate angle selection are possible with the built-in protractor. Head feed rate is controlled by the hydraulic control, that has a locking valve for setting up cuts. Material clamping and unclamping is quick and easy with the standard quick acting vise. This portable bandsaw will meet your needs in the shop or on the work site.