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Given that the Grizzly is a functional saw, with no significant defects, and will give years of service; and sells for $1,100. What could the Laguna have that the Grizzly does not? The Laguna is lighter, so it is probably not radically more robust construction. While the Laguna has an American motor, I have never heard a complaint about Grizzly motors, so that is probably not a big difference. A search on 'laguna bandsaw' has many users complaining of customer service and defects on delivery. Looking though 'grizzly bandsaw' doesn't show such things, so that probably doesn't account for the price difference. Laguna skips the miter gauge and includes their light duty fence; so those are not advantages. Maybe the Laguna blade guides are greatly superior (though I have never actually heard that anywhere) but they sell for $265, so they can't account for the $700 price difference, even if they are that good. So, how does the Laguna justify the price difference? Because it is Bulgarian rather than Taiwanese? That must be it. The Bulgarians are widely know for their fine bandsaws.