Well, I've bought a pretty serious tool...a 12" Record bandsaw! Got it from eBay at a good price. I'd been looking at prices of new ones, but for a decent sized one they were out of my budget..and seeing as this is pretty much the same one as JuJu has I thought it would be a safe bet. It needed a bit of work to get it running right..a new bandwheel tyre and a new blade, but for half the price of new I reckon it was a good buy. It's already proving its worth, as tedious jobs with a handsaw which were physically hard work jobs such a cutting a taper on a neck or cutting the notch out of a thru' neck where it goes under the top are done in a matter of seconds.
It's perhaps more kit than I really need, but inevitably with this sort of tool, you'll find it capable of doing some serious work that you perhaps wouldn't have even considered without it. For example I can easily re-saw 3 inch hardwood to make fretboard blanks..a job that I really wouldn't have entertained doing by hand.