I'm very pleased with the saw, but my only experience with band saws up until now is a small Skill table top model. I've been using the machine mostly for re-sawing salvaged barn barn wood. With a minimum of tuning I can get very consistent slices down to veneer thicknesses with a quality 3/4 inch resaw blade. I also bought the resaw fence, which is solid and accurate, and the mobile base, which was a real PINTA to install. The bolts on the base interfere with the operation of the door on the saw. We had to raise the saw onto support blocks to make it work. The base is solid and well made, but it doesn't really fit this machine the way it should. Overall, however, I am well pleased with my purchase.