I'm trying to cut out pieces to make the legs for my chairs, and a jigsaw is absolute murder on my arm. I'm using way too much effort, an wasting too much wood. So, I feel it's finally time to get a band saw.
If you've seen my shop, you know the issue is space. Well, and power too. So as much as I'd love a 14" model, I just can't. So I'm looking at 9" and 10" bench models. And since I'm going small, I really don't feel the need to spend a lot of money.
Of the entry level models out there right now - The Ryobi BS903, the Skil 3385, the Craftsman 21400 (or any others sub-$200) and that can cut at least 3" stock, what would you go for?
Or what other solution would you use to cut out curves?