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

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#1 posted 10-15-2013 03:20 AM

I own the Laguna LT16 HD and have just added the 14-12 to my shop. Many of the above comments are appropriate and some are nonsense. Firstly, if the motor is under 2 hp it makes no difference whether it is run on 220 0r 110. 1 horsepower is approx 750 watts. Most 110 circuits don’t exceed 20 amps. (Do the math). Second this saw is probably the best made (fit and finish) small bandsaw on the market at the present time. You can add all kinds of extras to a Delta, Jet Rikon Powermatic etc. (and I have done so) and they will not handle resawing greater than 12 inches as well as this saw with a proper blade. By the way,the reason I bought it is because I got tired of changing the 1 inch Trimaster on my bigger saw. The only negative I see so far is that the wonderful Laguna guides for this saw don’t accept the cool block adapters that you need if you are going to use a 1/8 inch blade for bandsawn dovetails as I am inclined to do when I don’t feel like using my Bad Axe or Lie-Nielsen hand saw. Laguna has indeed had a previous checkered customer service issue but they have been always been responsive to me. I think that they really want to improve in this area.
Based upon my prior experience, I strongly recommend it. Remember though, it is a 14 inch saw not a commercial 20+ inch behemoth!
Bob


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