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#1 posted 03-25-2018 03:36 PM

I had a Grizzly 14” and it worked great. I did not do any resaw work with it and looking back I seriously doubt I could have. I recently updated/upgraded to a 15” PowerMatic. I took a very hard look at the Laguna when I bought it. I just could not warm completely up to those ceramic guides that cost $100 to replace. One thing the PowerMatic has for resaw is a bar you can use in lieu of the fence. Gives a little better control during the cut. As far as the sizes go, the biggest jump is going from a 14” to a 15”. From the ones I have used I believe you would have to go to like a 20” from the 15” to really make it worth while. But, that is just me. No matter what size you get you will always wish it was bigger, but I am so far very happy with the PM1500. Like a lot of things, resawing is as much a matter of using the right blade as it is the right saw.


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