I'm going to wade in here, knowing that the Grizzly fans will disagree and hoping not to hurt anyone's feelings. When I first started gathering tools about 25 years ago, I bought a Grizzly contractor's saw and a 14" band saw. I was impressed with the rugged cast iron construction that seemed on par with far more expensive tools at the time. But I found that both had feet of clay.
My first disappointment was when I couldn't keep the blade aligned on the table saw. I'd spend hours aligning the blade to the table slots, then the first time I tilted the blade and came back to vertical, it would be off again- a LOT. And I didn't even have a dial indicator then, Herb! The culprit was the amount of slop in the cast pot-metal trunnions. I could never figure a way to shim it or adjust it out, so I lived with it until I bought another saw.
The bandsaw upper blade guide slides up and down in a cast-iron clamp. The blade guard did not move parallel to the blade. If I moved the blade guard up or down very far, I'd have to adjust the guides again to the new position. I lived with it until I bought a new saw. I also broke the pot-metal casting that carries the axle for the top bandsaw wheel when trying to tension a 3/4" blade. I couldn't believe how light and weak it was.
To be fair, both of those Grizzly tools were at the low end of Grizzly's line, and I replaced them with a Unisaw and a Laguna bandsaw. However, the experience soured my attitude toward Grizzly and I haven't been willing to take the risk of buying from them now that I've moved up to higher-end equipment. Your mileage may vary . . .
ďWe should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.Ē - Mark Twain