I own the saw that you're thinking about buying, and I purchased it because
I wanted an inexpensive band to used primarily for re-sawing.
With that said, I have to inquire as to your nature of woodworking: Are you
a pro or a hobbyist?
If woodworking is a hobby, the grizzly will work fine for you - Just buy a
good blade for it.
If you're a pro, or soon to go pro, then think bigger - The PBS band saws by
Bridgewood are very nice saws. When going pro, time is money, and you'll
spend less time cleaning up resawn boards with a really nice band saw than
with a cheaper one. If money is really tight, but you can swing it, the
Laguna 14" saw is a great saw, or the Rikkon 18" saw can be bought for under
Also, a saw with a smaller motor is OK, as long as it is coupled with heavy
cast iron wheels. The iron wheels build momentum once they're going, and
don't slow as much during a cut (Kind of like a fright train won't stop if
something's in front of it.)
Hope this helps
Gregory Paolini - Roycroft Renaissance Artisan
Handcrafted Custom Furniture & Cabinetry
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