I had that saw and loved it. Only reason I sold it was because I picked up a 36" Tannewitz and couldn't justify taking up the additional floor space. I use my bandsaw more than any other tool in the shop.Now the Grizzly G0513ANV - 17", 2 HP bandsaw is one sale for $100 off. The shipping is $109, but the total would only be $934. Where does this Grizzly stand in comparison to the 2 bandsaws previously discussed?
If I had to get another bandsaw, it would more than likely be a Grizzly.
That said, Laguna for a long time has had a reputation for making premium bandsaws, so long as you bought the European models. If you're going to buy one that's made in Taiwan, then the Grizzly comes into play as many times, these tools are all made in the same factory.
Laguna has had customer service issues in the past but it looks like they cleaned up that mess quite well recently and any issue I had with Grizzly, which is rare, had been taken care of promptly.