Upgrade the saw you have I have the older Grizzly G1019 band-saw with riser block & cool blocks see pic. I installed a Leeson 1.5 hp 1725 rpm motor that I had & cool blocks & with wood slicer blade from Highland wood-working.
Now it slices & dices it's the new Ginsu ...oops sidetracked again but wait it can cut nice thin slices of veneer no problem.
"Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
"If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart