It’s the time of year when I start planning what to buy in the spring. DC is already on the list, but I plan to add a band saw. I have been scouring craigslist for several months with no luck so I am going to buy a new one. Grizzly is in my price range and I have been happy with the table saw I have, so that’s the direction I’m leaning. I see they have a G0555LANV for $445 and the G0555 for $525. The differences are listed below:
LANV —1800, 3100
0555 --1500, 3200
LANV - L10° R45°
0555—- L15° R45°
Floor to table height:
LANV - 43"
0555 - 43-5/16"
LANV - Extruded Aluminum and Cast Iron
0555 - Deluxe Extruded Aluminum
I did like the 15deg. left tilt on the G055 as it is something I would find useful for the kind of work I do, and I also liked the lower speed on the G055 for cutting metals. The lower the better for that kind of work as far as I know. If rust is a factor in your shop, then the aluminum wheels and fence also seem like a good choice. I always find that the extra cost for good features is secondary to the benefits of better performance in the long-run.