Look at the 14" chop saws. Yes, I am partial to Milwaukie brand
tools. Pay a little more, they last a life time.
My $200 band saw really doesn't cut that straight but tends to
wonder. This is even with a various assortment of blades with
different teeth and tension.
Latest addition was a Plasma Cutter. Nice tool. ;-)
> A band saw is PERFECT for the tube stock but won't cut the flat stock. That's
> a very expensive tool. Try a sawzall. The best is Bosch but its heavy.
> Portacable and Millwalki make VERY good ones. The Makita (most of their tools
> are very good) is junk. The band saw is a very limited tool. For what it does
> best its perfect but if you don't use it every day its not worth the money.
> BTW the best bandsaw is Millwalki.
> I use a JIGSAW on flat stock. A good one with an orbital stroke will cut
> metal like butter. Bosch even makes an oiler to wet lube the cut. Bosch makes
> the best jigsaw. ($180 but worth every dime)