Based partly on reviews from this group, I'd been planning to purchase
the Grizzly G0555 14" band saw ($485 shipped). I mentioned this to a
woodworker friend, who offered to sell his well maintained 1975 Delta
14" band saw (Iturra tension spring, knob, guide wheels, riser, 1-1/2 HP
motor and 4 or 5 Lenox blades) for $700.
The Delta is $250 more. It does seem to make a mild metal-on-metal
rubbing noise as it runs (not heard on my 12" Sears, but may only be a
minor adjustment), but the older machines have a good reputation.
Grizzly is new, Taiwanese, well regarded by this group, and has a quick
release blade tensioner (I hate turning that knob!)
Now I'm confused again. Any advice?
Thanks in advance