This is a list of common power tools that I use for my work.
Price: Ranges from $125 for the smaller/not well made models up to the thousands for the larger/better made models.
Safety: One of the safer power tools you can use for cutting
Comments: If you are not using it every single day, then the cheaper models will work pretty well. Especially if you are looking to get a feel for the hardware. I currently use a 9″ bandsaw from Harbor Freight. Their tools are not of the best quality, however they do work and are much kinder to the budget. They work well enough if you are using it for hobby work. If you plan to do heavy wood working, I highly recommend doing your research and paying for a quality bandsaw.