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Posted on Any experience with new Laguna 14/12 bandsaw?

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#1 posted 10-03-2013 09:38 PM

My saw arrived last Friday. So far I can’t imagine needing any more saw than this. I was concerned that running it on 110v. would be limiting what the saw could do, but so far so good. I’ve been able to resaw a regular 2×4 paper thin using a Laguna 3/8” blade. I also got the Laguna 5/8” for larger board resaws but haven’t tried it yet.

The fit/finish of the saw is really first class, although I had a problem with the table. Tightening the table split clamp would not bring the front and back of the table into alignment. The front (infeed) portion of the table is lower than the rear causing wood to catch when being pushed into the blade. With a straight edge across the split, I was able to fit 3 sheets of paper (.012”) in the gap.

I called Woodwerks who sold me the saw and they suggested I contact Laguna directly and ask to speak to Jason (although anyone could help). I called and mentioned the pictures I took which Jason looked at and immediately said that the table would be replaced. I received a phone call back a short time later letting me know that Laguna needs to order the new table and will send me an email when it’s shipped. It will include an RA to return the other table to them.

I was initially put off from reading so many negative reviews of Laguna’s customer service, and was close to getting the Rikon so that I wouldn’t have to worry about it. But Woodwerks assured me that all that has changed, and if I were to have any problems dealing with them, they would call on my behalf. I’m very satisfied with the way this was handled and have no hesitation is recommending both the saw and Woodwerks.

-- Les

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