There have been several threads recently about small and inexpensive band saws. A band saw is one power tool I couldn't live with out - I recently built an acoustic using mostly hand tools and I came to appreciate just how much I use the band saw. My saw was a yard sale find, a 12 inch Craftsman from way back - maybe the 1970's or so. I did a really good setup on it (which I check every year or so), bought some new blades and have made a bunch of guitars with it. For me a band saw has three different functions - it saws out curvy things like guitar bodies, it does some very minor resawing, and very importantly, it should be able to rip pieces of stuff like spruce or mahogany for braces and other small straight things. My saw had an absolute piece of junk for a rip fence - every time I tried to use it I hated it. It would barely rip small wood for braces and I wouldn't even try resawing. Got a Rockler catalog the other day and they had a "universal" band saw fence that looked promising - thought I'd give it a try. Arrived two days ago, put it together yesterday and I'm reasonably happy. That is a 3/32 piece sawn off of a 1-1/2 hunk of mahogany - its pretty uniform the whole length. I still won't be resawing 12 inch boards but its fine for the small stuff. I had to drill one hole in my saw table (the fence actually lines up with one existing hole). I have to remove it to change blades but I don't do that very often. Anyway, a reasonable upgrade for a cheap band saw.