Hello this is my first post but I've been coming to this forum for a long time. Always loved looking at all of your creations while hoping to one day build my own. So about a month ago I finally did and I was surprised by the results. So were a couple other people because now I've gotten requests to build a couple more cbg's. So having fallen in love with the process I've decided to invest in buying a couple of tools.
So I was just about to buy a jigsaw at the home depot thinking it would be the best tool (at a modest price) to turn planks into necks, but knowing nothing about tools I was overwhelmed by all the differences: rpm, watts, amps, and prices.
In the end I decided not to buy anything without reading up on the subject first. So i've seen all sorts of different opinions, jigsaw, hand saw, band saw, table saw, even a guy (not on this site) who made some sort of table where he fixed his jigsaw upside down.
So after reading THIS POST I've come to the conclusion that a band saw would be the most versatile tool, specially after JUJU AKA SOUNDSSOGOOD posted on the second page that he can even cut really thin veneers.
So what do you guys think, I'm currently trying to decide between a few different 16 inch scroll saws, I live in Mexico most imported tools are twice as expensive. I'm currently looking at this one, only I'd be paying double plus shipping on mexican ebay, or a similar Delta brand 16 inch for half the price and no shipping since it's nearby. If anyone is interested here is the link, it's in spanish but the specs are 16" Delta blade, up to 2 inch cuts and 1750 rpm. Would that do the trick? From looking at both of these I'm assuming I would have to rig some sort of support to make straight cuts, is that right?
So what do you guys think about these two? Am I better off buying a more expensive and used Makita? I've even seen one with a laser.
As you can see I know practically nothing about woodworking (learned quite a bit making my first cbg) so your help is greatly appreciated, I've already bought some really nice exotic woods and I'm planning on building some really good looking cbg's, I'll post pics if anyone is interested. Thanks in advance, and I apologize for my english, but it's not first language.
Edit: I now see the difference between bandsaw and scroll saw, is a scroll saw no good? Should i be looking at band saws exclusively?