Originally Posted by Fileroman
I have that one and its big brother. I'm not sure what the OP wants to do but it is much cheaper to use a horizontal bandsaw (the $800 version has its own coolant system) for cutting metal if you aren't doing intricate work. In any case, a coolant system is very nice and somewhat needed in some incarnation (a manual system works fine). A liquid coolant for a vertical saw is more interesting and rarer to see.
My setup uses a Dremel scroll saw and a belt sander. A vertical bandsaw with the appropriate blades will cut anything we do, though. There is a recent thread here where a member used a vertical bandsaw to make 7 sets of scales. Very nice job. So... if you are pure of heart, a vertical bandsaw is quite capable of doing the job. I like the Dremel, though. It won't bite you to the point it maims. Saws are the blood seekers in any shop so I like to use the smallest version that will still do the job.
Inventor of the world's first safety vibrating Kamisori with night light. Go to http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/299465-A-milder-Kamisori: Inventor of the Weckisori - (thanks sychodelix)