Jet 14" CSW Bandsaw over Grizzly G0555?

Trying to decide here. Like the Jet closed cabinet, it has more kudos than the Grizzly, expands to 12" compared to Grizzly's 10", and costs 100 dollars more (not including any differences in expander block prices).
Embarrassing to admit that my main reason for leaning to Jet is that my shop is mostly Grizzly green.
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Except the Jet doesn't come with the fence or miter slide like the Grizz. And at Jet's prices, that adds another $175 to be comparing apples to apples.
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The Jet occasionally includes the fence and miter gauge. It did last year and the year prior when I bought a WBS-14CS for home, and later one for work. The Jet model is excellent. I have Grizzly tools at work too, and they aren't in the same league as the Jet products we own. For me, the quality was worth the extra expense. Pay now, or pay again later. I've already done that mistake too many times in the past!
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I've got both brands in my shop, and they all work well. I have used both the Jet and the Grizz saws, and you'd have to show me something I haven't seen to make me think it's worth the extra. I see a lot of guys who talk themself into believing they paid more for a "good" reason that's just not there. It's OK by me, and there are definitely those times where one is clearly better....this is just not one. At least not for the difference in dough. I see several posts on here where guys say stuff like "My Unisaur is better than a BT3100". Well DUH, let's compare apples with submarines. Or my Jet 18" BS will kick the hell out of a Harbor Freight 14" BS. But with a good blade, both the Grizz G0555 and the Jet 14 CS make darned nice cuts! From there you are on your own to figure out the difference in price.
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Got a 'Grizz Green' Benchtop Radial Drill Press and a 'Sand' JET 14" OS Bandsaw. Got them 'On Sale' - included the Fence and Miter. Never looked back.{Also, still in the box, a 'School Bus Yellow' Surface Planer}.
Add to this a smattering of Blue, Black, & Green 'hand-held & bench mounted' power tools; 'collected' over the years.
Whatever gets the job done . . . at MY price.
Regards & Good Luck, Ron Magen Backyard Boatshop PS: Digger, thanks again for the 'coupon' !!

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I've not used the Jet, but I can recommend the Grizzly G0555. I have one, and with a Timberwolf blade I am easily making 1/16" veneers (I think I could go thinner, but my veneers are for marquetry, and so thinner isn't really better).

Color schmolor :-). I have a Jet table saw, a Dewalt planer, a Sunhill jointer, and a Grizzly bandsaw -- so I've got tan, yellow, blue, and green. Frankly, they all appear to be of similarly good quality, at least for the purposes and standards of an amateur like me.
Cheers, Nate
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What do you mean by "the Jet... 12" compared to Grizzly's 10"? Are you referring to the riser block kit? If so, the G0555 expands to 12 " as well. I have one and spent the weekend sawing 24 to 42" Black Walnut logs into lumber. I was using a G0555 Bandsaw to cut the logs and a DW 735 Planer to finish the stuff I cut this spring. I did a lot of comparison shopping before buying the Grizzly and I have no regrets.
-- Al Reid
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I was relying on an old comparison article in #88 AW. They were actually talking about the 1019, which also claims a 13.5", as does the 0555, I believe. Maybe they changed the 1019 after the article?
Not that I'll ever be resawing anything of even the 10" size for a while.

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Just one - good luck on getting some advice since I doubt few people (if any) would actually own both. I suppoz there could be someone out there who's used both.
I own the Jet. I like it just fine. As someone else pointed out - add in the cost of a fence if you want to do a comparison. I got a good deal on my Jet. Had I not, I might have bought the Griz.
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