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

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 12:59 AM

Tengallonhat,

Yes, very glad I bought it.

Mind you, this is my first experience with a bandsaw – never owned or used one before. But I researched quite a bit before I decided on the Laguna…reviews, forum posts and “The Bandsaw Book” by Lonnie Bird. Alot of what I read described both good and poor quality bandsaws, and comparing my experience to what I’ve read, the Laguna is very good.

I was worried about the poor customer service that people had reported too, but I had a fantastic experience with them; I really couldn’t have asked for more. I bought the saw through Woodwerks and I called them when I noticed the table wasn’t flat. When they told me to call Laguna, I mentioned that I had heard the nightmare stories and was concerned. But they said they were confident it would be handled, and if I had any problems with CS to call them back. My guess is the poor CS experiences reported in the forums found it’s way back to upper management who have “corrected” the situation.

The other saw I had considered was the Rikon 14” and I’m sure I would have been happy with it. But I didn’t want to think about upgrading in the future. The quality/fit & finish of the saw and ceramic guides convinced me to take a chance.

Let us know what you decide.

-- Les


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