Ok heres the question.
My girlfriend is getting me a bandsaw for Christmas (aint she great). She ordered the ryobi 9" from Home Depot but that is backordered. They have it in the store but she cant carry it by herself. Thats actually the good thing. Since I will get to go with her to get it, I have the option to select among the various 9" models. First, let me say I know the 9" models aren't as useful as larger ones but I am in college and space is a definite issue as well as money, so I will definitely be getting a 9" model that is around 100 dollars.
Which of the following would you choose. I half way want to go with the GMC just for the heck of it. I mostly do penturning so working on blanks and other small stuff is my main concern. If you dont mind give me your comments and histories with each.
[link:www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS/EN_US/diy_main/pg_diy.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1327706809.1103050130@ @@@&BV_EngineID=cccjadddgdgdkficgelceffdfgidgll.0& CNTTYPE=PROD_META&CNTKEY=misc/searchResults.jsp&MID=9876&N=2984+3966&pos=n24|The 9" Ryobi?]
An obvious clone of the Ryobi, but suprisingly, a few dollars cheaper.
[link:www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=TOOL&pid=00 921477000&tab=spe#tablink|The 9" craftsman?]
[link:www.lowes.com/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=59928-32764-BS100|The 9" delta?]
[link:www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=TOOL&pid=00 921399000&tab=spe#tablink|The 8" Sears companion], more accesories, but only 8", but only $60
[link:www.lowes.com/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=99436-38307-LS9BSUL|Or the 9" GMC], once again a no name, but more accesories(including a laser!, and everyone knows you cant do woodworking without a laser :) ). I know this is just an import from Asia through Australia, but Lowes seems to be backing them pretty well
EDIT - Just shortened the links... :)