Darlene: I recently bought a Taurus 3 band saw--I use it for cutting
glass (my latest venture into Stained Glass) and haven't used it yet
for metal. I bought it from a Stained Glass supply house When I had
some problems with it at first, I called Gemini directly and
received very helpful and considerate service. For minor problems I
am able to take it back to the place at which I bought it, and get
The main problem I had with it was pushing the blade too hard--so
eventually it jumped the tracks. I got it back on pretty easily,
with some help from the booklet, and since then have learned to let
the machine tell me how fast it wants to go.
I am very happy with it, and think it will work well with stones and
rocks, I really do not know about metal. The only minor downside is
that the water needs to be emptied any time it will not be used for
a few days, because it can damage the parts that are under water.
Other than that, I believe the Taurus 3 is somewhat quieter than the
I hope this helps