|Forum topic by theschack||posted 05-22-2010 06:06 PM||1389 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
05-22-2010 06:06 PM
I am a newbie to this site and have spent a lot of time reviewing this site. The concensus is Grizzley make an affordable, well built bandsaw. I have always used a table saw and I have never had a bandsaw and it looks like a good addition to my shop. I am trying to chose between the
G0513×2 and the G0514×2, the main differences being the footbreak, rack and pinion table, throat and 1 extra horsepower. I am having my shop wired for 220v this week, but the 110 option might be nice if it is ever moved or sold. They now make the G0513×2 with a motor break for $100 more. Is a foot or motor break even necessary?
They are both in my price range, but of course I would rather spend less. I don’t need the bigger one now, but who knows what the future hold. Currently, I have a small shop and would have to have it on wheels to move it away from the wall and the rest of my tools for anything larger than a small piece.
I guess I’m leaning toward the 514. Any other saws in this price range I should take a hard look at?