I purchased the Rikon 19" last year at Woodcraft when they had it on sale. I liked the cast iron wheels, large table and 2 HP motor.I originally bought it to cut bowl blanks,and it cut 11" oak quite easly ( with a Timberwolf blade) the blade it comes with is a joke. I have never used a Grizley. I have been very satisified with the Rikon. Recently I decided to try to cut veener, and it worked great and I had never tried that before. I noticed the Rikon was on sale again at Woodcraft this tear. I never owned a bandsaw before but I find I'm turning to it more and more. It does require a 240v 20A outlet.