Mark I am certainly not above using a band saw, in fact it is my tool of choice for cutting conduits containing conductors. I keep the deep cut model you show in my truck at all times....much to the disappointment of our shop tool guy.
A sawzall with a wood blade also makes quick work of copper and aluminum conductors.
I do disagree that you can usually wrestle the conductors out in the open.
I do a lot of feeds with parallel 500 and 600 copper where space is tight once you land the first few.
The most 'bang for the buck' IMO is the 764 ratchet cutter.
We also have hydraulic cable benders not something everyone needs but when you do you will be glad you have it.
Like I said it all depends on how much of your work involves large conductors.
[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 09-26-2006).]