There is a bit of a learning curve but that goes with any new tool.
In my shop, my bandsaw is probably my most often used 'go to' tool for making and preparing wood for use. It is much safer to use than a tablesaw and the only thing to use for small pieces of wood. It can be used for milling down large hunks of wood into more usable sizes.
Like others have said it is a 'must' in most shops.
Take it and enjoy.
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Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire