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Posted on Laguna 14-Twelve Bandsaw Guides

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#1 posted 02-25-2021 04:19 PM

It took me a few tries to find the best fit for my hand to adjust the lower guides. Annoying but not impossible unless you have gorilla si

- Meisterburger


You can also move that lower adjustment knob to the outside (right) hole which makes it much easier to reach. The only time you ll need to move it back to the other hole is if you are going to make a cut with the table tilted which is the reason I think, that it comes with the knob in the left-hand position.

My saw is going on 3 years old and the guides have held up well.

As I ve said before, I am the unofficial president of the 1412 fan club. I love that saw.

- Andybb

There are some issues that Laguna should have addressed with this saw and this is one of them. If you move the knob to the outside hole the table will only tilt about 10 degrees before hitting the knob, I replaced this knob with a bolt that is just long enough to tighten the guide and still short enough to let the table tilt, have to use a wrench on it though.
You definitely need to use more caution with the ceramic guides, you do not want the teeth contacting the guides, it will destroy the blade and maybe the guides instantly.
As others have said, i set the top guides and the bottom guides are set back and wide, I do set the bottom thrust guide to keep the blade fro putting to much stress on the top thrust guide. I use this same technique with my other bandsaw that has bearing guides as well.

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