Little Machine Shop recently came out with a new portable band saw that can also be docked to an included base for benchtop use. It works common 44-7/8″ blades and can cut materials up to 3″ wide and 4″ deep.
It also has two speed settings – 105 and 280 FPM, meaning hassle-free cutting of multiple materials. The lower speed setting is good for use on steel, while the higher speed setting is well suited for use on aluminum, plastic, and other non-ferrous materials.
Converting the band saw from portable to bench-top modes and vice versa takes 5 minutes.
The quick-action vise can be adjusted from 0 to 45° for angled cuts.
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There is a similarly-styled convertible Grizzly band saw ($272 via Amazon) that offers slightly different speeds and both wider and deeper cutting capacity.
If you don’t need hand-held portability, there is also a Lathemaster benchtop band saw for $289. The Lathemaster band saw has been in my wishlist for so long that I forgot where I learned about it from, but I believe it is well regarded among modelmakers.