I started out with a CM 10" saw, and wish i never had.
Be careful buying a 10" or smaller bandsaw. After you have one and get it setup correctly, you will find a multitude of uses for it that you dont think about beforehand. You will quickly find it too small to do what you want.
Dont be afraid of the Taiwanese imported saws such as the Jet, Grizzly, or Deltas. They are decent saws for the money if you get one used. I own a Jet JWBS 14CS that i got on CL for around $300. I upgraded to urethane tires, added a new cobra tension spring and tension crank. I also added Kreg Bandsaw fence.
With a 1/2" wood slicer blade on it from Highland, i can resaw my own veneers 6" wide and down to 1/32" thick if i want, quickly and deadly accurate.
When i add a riser block kit to it (my next upgrade) i will have a 12" resaw capacity.
With an Olsen 1/8" blade i can do bandsaw boxes, tight curves, or scroll patterns blazingly fast.
It is one of the most used tools in my shop next to my table saw.
Options abound for 14" saws. You dont get that with a smaller saw and are eventually going to move one to a bigger one anyway.
You wont regret it.
Last edited by Al_Amantea; 01-12-2015 at 07:41 AM.