I have a very cheap Toshiba cut-off saw that I bought maybe 18 years ago, try as I might, I cannot kill it but, it does not cut straight, it cuts just off 90 degrees and badly off 45. I think the table of the unit flexes and the cut ends up not square. This leads to a lot of hand filing or grinding, a waste of time. I bought a big metal cutting chip tooth saw blade for it, but that did not really help either. I think this saw cost me about $50 new, so I've certainly gotten my money out if it, and it still works, but I'd like to upgrade.
I'd surely like to buy a metal cutting bandsaw, but they are quite out of my price range, the cheapest I've seen here that I would buy is over $1000. I'm looking to spend less than half of that.
One unit I found here on Amazon that looks good is an Evolution Fury2
At about the 1:35 point in that video they cut a nice straight 45 on some square tubing, that is what I'm after. Any of you that weld will understand, a nice 45 cut like that is so very helpful when trying to build some thing square.
This saw is about $280 on Amazon with free shipping, so it if very tempting.
At a similar price is a Shindaiwa unit....
With just the abrasive blade
Or a Hitachi unit, again, only the abrasive blade.
The good thing is I can use the abrasive blades I still have with the Fury2 unit, and the chip blade I have I can use that one too, I think.
All of these units look to be built about the same, the base is pressed steel, I'd rather have a cast steel base unit, but those are all very expensive and they are almost all 200V or even three phase 200V, I'd like to stick with 100V
The only other thought I've had is to get a chip saw blade for the old Hitachi sliding mitre saw I use as my jobsite saw, but the problem I have with that is no clamping mechanism, which I would need, and I don't really want to bang up that saw, as it is good to have as a traveling jobsite saw.