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Posted on Trying to decide between a Rikon, Laguna, and Grizzly Bandsaw - any input?

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#1 posted 01-18-2014 03:58 AM

I don’t really recommend a 14” band saw if you can get something
bigger, because the throat capacity of a larger saw really does
come in handy.

However those ceramic Laguna guides are really good. The Laguna
comes with a nice fence for resaw work and the travel of the
upper guide is probably pretty consistent, which reduces the
need to reset guides when cutting height is changed.

People do grouse about Laguna but they do have a lot of
experience making band saws to meet professional woodworking
standards. I’d say they are more working to a quality standard
while the others are shooting at price points.

The other thing I tell people who are looking for a band saw
for resawing is “get the one that takes the widest blade”.

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