Of course being a machine shop, we have plenty of metal cutting tools, but our Scotchman Cold Cut Saw has about the same saw configuration as Stu's saw. I was just telling a co-worker that if I could have just one or two machines in that shop at home, the metal cutting Scotchman would be one of them (The Bridgeport and Lathe would be the others...well maybe the ironworker too...and the shear....and brake...but I digress... )
The blades will break and its a costly break at 300 bucks a blade, but the thing saws through stainless steel everyday, and its used hard. I once did some cutting on it and checked how far out the saw cut was. Out of 20 pieces, the most varied piece I had was .015 too long. Most were within .010. A quick facing on the lathe and I was good to go.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"