I'm space constrained in my work shop where a full size 14" bandsaw would not be too pratical even with all of the other stuff I have mounted on moble bases playing musical chairs whenever I'm building a project.
I'm getting into building custom knives and need to do some small scale resawing of wood blocks into slabs for knife scales (handles), so I have been thinking of getting a bench top bandsaw for the job. Currently I'm doing it using a thin kerf blade on my 10" CS and hot melt gluing the block onto a board and then rip cutting it.
Everything else I've seen other than the Grizzly G1052 9" saw looks like a toy... does anyone out there have any experience with the Grizzly that can offer up an opinion?
Given the approximate $300 price tag of the Grizzly saw with the shipping, would I be better off sticking with finding a "14 bandsaw locally and find someway to live with it in my tiny workshop, like "losing" our washer & dryer? Our cars already live in the driveway.