Grizzly claims the G0555 is the biggest selling bandsaw in the world. Dunno how accurate that is. But, I am very happy with mine. As you found out for yourself, you get the biggest bang for your buck from Griz. On the same budget, I would make the same choice again. With more budget, it would be the 'X' model or I'd jump up to a 17" 'X' model.
You might be in luck, Griz often has a Christmas sale, about 10% off. Dunno if this item will be one in their catalog but since it is so very popular, I'm guessing it probably will be.
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