What's your budget range? In general, bench top band saws are not great toolstools, so you should probably be looking at a minimum of a 14" floor model if your budget allows. Rikon, steel city, jet, porter cable and grizzly all make decent 14" bandsaws that are affordable
I made a few more of these little stools. Originally based off of Marc's design. I've added a few more curves and I like to bevel all of the edges on the legs to 15 degrees. These are made from walnut and hackberry.
Another reason tool reviews are useless is because there is a certain percentage of product that is expected to fail. Amazon reviews often reflect this.. 12 or 13 five star reviews and one guy "The item never worked." He was just unlucky. Sucks to be him. For me reviews are tricky. I like Marc's because he tells you - here is how it compares to the supposed gold standard Festool, here is why its unnecessary to pay extra, etc. Thats really what I'm looking for. I want to know, is the Bosch Glider going to be 90% as good or more than the Kapex? How it stands up over time isn't that important to me cause that ends up being luck of the draw. Every person you see that has an item that exploded after 12 months there are a couple of other guys been running it for 20 years. I don't think I ever let a review dictate my buying decision but it's a factor. Case in point - When I went shopping for a washer/dryer, I was looking at High Efficiency reviews. like 50% were negative and said, "Does not get clothes clean." Somewhere along the line I found one review that said, "please ignore the negative reviews, these people are loading the washer wrong, you HAVE to follow the instructions with HE." I ended up buying that one and it's been 3 years with no problem at all because I followed the directions. The reviews factored into my choice, but it became obvious to me that people were just using it wrong.