I posted in another thread that my table saw went up in smoke (literally). So I will be getting either a Unisaw or Sawstop. Heavily leaning toward Sawstop. I like the safety, but in just comparing saw to saw, it looks like the SS is built a little beefier. Still deciding.
I asked a while ago on a Laguna 18 and was seriously going to purchase an 18 with 6hp motor, but the sales guy I originally was dealing with (who no longer works there) just made me have nightmares of future customer service.(the CS issue with them across the internet just still makes me gunshy even though they have a very good bandsaw).
I have decided on a MM24 bandsaw. I talked with Sam (who has been very helpful and straight forward with my questions, and answers them in a timely manner ok, and with patience!) and I have scoured the internet for information on every bandsaw I could find. The Laguna and other italian saws are great. I did not hear any real complaints. I want to buy a saw once and call it good for the rest of my life basically. The MM24 fits all my needs now and in the future and is one of the best saws I have found in all the comparisons of specs etc.
My question is this though in regards to the band saw, could a bandsaw replace a table saw for the majority of cuts? I know there are things one can do the other can't, but if you had the table saw and bandsaw of these sizes, which would you use as your main go to saw for the majority of your cuts? Or is it just personal preference?