I've researched band saws in this size for a while before buying my Grizzly G0513X2. For the money you can not beat this deal. It has a lot more upgraded features on this saw than any other out there with similar features. The only issue, if you could call it an issue, was the fact that the packaging was damaged upon delivery. Now I do not think this is the fault of Grizzly themselves as much as it was the carrier's fault. The band saw is very heavy and was sent is an oak crate which could have been built a little better. The crate was the part damaged upon delivery. When I finally unpacked the saw I noticed the blade was bent, probably happened during the shipping process. Also there was some scratches in the paint from shipping. I contacted Grizzly about the order (NOTE: If you received your product damaged, MAKE SURE to write on the packing receipt that it was damaged. It will make the process of getting things fixed much easier) and told them about the damage during shipping. They immediately sent me the parts I needed with no problems, I repeat, no problems at all. I've never experienced anything like that, normally you have to jump through hoops talking to several different people and end up frustrated and disappointed. This was not the case, Grizzly had my parts shipped out ASAP and asked if there was anything else they could do for me. WOW! My hat off to their customer service department. As far as the saw itself, what a nice piece of machinery. Yes there are other machines out there that may have more features and upgrades but you will pay out the nose for those machines. If you need a top quality machine for your woodworking shop, then this is it. I'm a woodworking hobbyist and enjoy making furniture in my shop. I can even resaw the oak, ash, maple, cherry, and other trees I have on my property to use for my wood working projects. The reason I bought this saw was for the quality, price, features, upgrades, etc. Also, my grandfather, rest his sole, was the one who got me into woodworking when I was young. I ended up in the Law Enforcement field and am getting ready to retire and enjoy my woodworking. Grandpa had purchased several Grizzly products back in the 1980's (tablesaw, shaper, planer, and jointer) which I now own and continue to use. They are still in great shape and continue to help me turn out furniture. If you are looking for a great band saw to put in your wood shop, look no further. Thanks for the great customer service and products Grizzly!
A Very Happy Customer