So far, I've found nothing that can beat the Grizzly 513X2 for features and values @ 1380. I may spring for the additional foot and motor brake as that only adds about $300.00 to the price. The mobile stand adds $90.00 and an additional 2-year warranty for about $30.00 brings it to a three-year warranty total.
That's around 1900 give or take a little to get it in my shop. Not bad when I originally had decided that $2500.00 was my budget. I can get three good blades for $150-200, a Carter Stabilizer for 1/4 inch blades at around $70. So still about $21-2300.
Those are numbers I can handle. Not so for the Powermatic PM1500 at 32-3400. I prefer the Grizzly for my perceived bigger bang for my bucks over the rest.
However, if someone wants to give me a Powermatic 1500 or Laguna Italian LT16 HD I'll gladly accept. But I'm not buying them.
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Last edited by sgcz75b; 02-21-2019 at 04:20 PM.