It seems that Grizzly's ultimate model comes very complete (roller bearings, fence, 4" dust port, 1HP 110/220 motor) in comparison to many of the other 14" saws. I would prefer an enclosed cabinet. I also prefer light colored paint on shop machines, and strangely, the Grizzly is half light. The scary Grizzly shipping stories drive me nuts, but I can deal with it.
The Jet 14BS is intriguing because it has the enclosed base, seems to have a good reputation, and is available for reasonable $ from Amazon, including free shipping and a couple of rebates. It doesn't come with a fence. I don't like the looks of the Jet add-on fence, so I am interested to hear impressions of the Jet fence and any others that might be useful for this machine.
Any comments on these or close equivalents appreciated.
I'd love to get a closer look at the newest Shop Fox models (the ones with cast iron wheels), but nobody seems to have them yet. Anyone seen them in person?
P.S. before you direct me to Google or Dejanews, I've already read most of that stuff. Just looking for up to date opinions.