A few years back, a good friend "made me buy" his new Skil bandsaw.
This isn't a big industrial saw but has a 9" throat and is easy to use.
I put a fine tooth blade on it and when properly set up,
I can cut 1/32" boards easily and cleanly, balsa is the easiest and cheapest.
Ever look at how much basswood chunks go for?
I do have some nice redwood fence boards that can be cut up also.
My real problem is that I have about 20 or 30 years of wood hoarding,
so whatever size I need is "around here somewhere".
I still use my old balsa stripper for little stuff,
but that bandsaw is great for model work and "real world" projects.
I bought a small table saw once and gave it away,
after it threw a chunk of wood at my head,
I know it was my fault but after that I decided I could buy what I needed,
and not get whacked in the head!
That's my story & I'm sticking to it...
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