I, too, am a bit confused. However, after reading the FWW article,
interviewing several owners, reading posts from this newsgroup, and
doing "other" research, I decided (1) a 1.5 HP is the size I need/can
afford and (2) the Powermatic 1791216K PWBS-14CS Deluxe Bandsaw is the
best of that category.
Sorry to add yet another model to your choices.....