I am considering replacing my starter (re. direct drive Craftsman) table saw with a bandsaw. I feel that I just do not have the space to have both a tablesaw and bandsaw in my shop area. I think that between a bandsaw, router/router table, miter saw and guided circular saw (GCS) I can do most of what I've used my table saw for. (I already have a decent miter saw and usable router table and GCS.)
A concern I have is the ability of a bandsaw to cut pieces to width (rip) and have the edges be parallel. Even more, how difficult are beveled rip cuts? These might be procedures that could be performed better by a quality GSC (I have the older Penn State system), but for smaller things (e.g. rails and stiles) I'd like to use a stationary tool.
I guess my basic question is will a ~$500 14" bandsaw perform these types of cuts on par with a tablesaw? Or do I have to move up to a ~$1000, ~$1500, ~$2000 bandsaw?