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back of split table higher than front when clamped down

back of split table higher than front when clamped down

06-02-2020 08:39 PM by mehloyellow | 4 comments »

I’m a hobbyist and look to this site often for advice and help. I used the positive reviews of this site and others to in buying my band saw. I have an issue with a Laguna 14bx-220v band saw that I purchased a few weeks ago and need some advice. I noticed that the back end of the split table was about 10 thousandths of an inch higher than the front when clamped down. (see attached picture) It’s enough to catch any thing being slid across the table when cutting. I read an old...

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Jet 14" bandsaw with 13.3 resaw capacity.

Jet 14" bandsaw with 13.3 resaw capacity.

05-07-2020 05:04 PM by RobS888 | 2 comments »

We ordered this saw from Rockler for $999 with free shipping from Jet. took about 2 1/2 weeks to get, but hey it was during an epidemic. It comes in one box on a pallet and has a massive amount of styrofoam. We were able to lift the bottom up on a piece of styrofoam and add the base and feet then stand it up and walk it into position. The table(and fence) and one dust port were the only things to add. There was a small 4 inch piece of wood in the bag with the dust port… DO not throw ...

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Just delivered Harvey C-14

Just delivered Harvey C-14

04-25-2020 02:03 PM by tvrgeek | 24 comments »

First installment. I will update as things progress. Ordered it about two weeks ago. Talked to the folks on the phone a couple of times. Very nice. Answered all my questions and were welcoming to some overall feedback on their WEB presence. ( or lack there of) and features as a woodworker I woudl like. Due to the coronavirus, a little delays in getting back sure can’t put that on them! Arrived when scheduled. Very good service. A couple holes in the box but did not touch anything...

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Harvey Alpha Series Bandsaw Review

Harvey Alpha Series Bandsaw Review

03-11-2020 07:15 PM by mckenziedrums | 7 comments »

With a big cutting project on the books to start 2020, we were in need of an upgrade to our trusty old 14” Grizzly. It’s not that I particularly had any dislike of the saw, but it wasn’t a production machine and certainly wasn’t going to run the 1” carbide blades we wanted to run for this project. I shopped everything from Laguna to Grizzly and PowerMatic without really a price range in mind other than maybe $3k or less. Most of what I do is 2” or less thic...

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general international 12 inch

general international 12 inch

03-04-2019 07:40 PM by junior65 | 4 comments »

I received a warranty replacement saw from Sears , 12 inch General international over a year ago. I have found it a fair machinery because I called Sears and other big box companies for replacement blades and could not find any assortment of sizes , just one size. No replacement parts from the big companies. called a blade company in Charlotte N.C. for sizes. Now got in touch with General International after many calls, they have parts. this may help others 419-877-5234 #101..

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Laguna Tools 14/12 Review

Laguna Tools 14/12 Review

03-02-2019 10:31 PM by DMiller | 10 comments »

A little while ago I had the privilege to purchase one of Laguna’s 14/12 bandsaw, a saw I had been wanting to buy for the past several years. First off, as a sixteen year old woodworker I feel very privileged to own and be able to use this saw; I really appreciate my customers who have purchased wood products from me and ultimately provided me the saw. Second, I had been watching craig’s list for quite a while for one of these- people just don’t like to sell them though! ...

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Lagun 18BX - 1" Resaw King Blade - one year review

Lagun 18BX - 1" Resaw King Blade - one year review

02-06-2019 02:26 PM by edapp | 15 comments »

I have owned and used my 18BX for a little over a year now, and since this is a relatively new saw I think it deserves a review. I purchased it and a 1” Resaw King blade from Rockler during one of the 10% off deals. Delivered, the saw was a little less than $2,000. The blade is very expensive at almost $200 (I think my previously “most expensive” blade before this was a $35 woodslicer from highland). I swap between this and a 1/4” general purpose blade regularly. I ...

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SawBlade.com Customer service needs work

SawBlade.com Customer service needs work

01-15-2019 02:02 PM by Mothra | 9 comments »

Ordered the saw from SawBlade.com. After days of not receiving a shipping confirmation I called them and was told they did not have a saw to ship. I told them to refund my money. Fast forward. After several weeks and several calls to their customer service I had to get paypal involved to get my money back.

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Grizzly benchtop bandsaw... some good, lotta bad & mostly ugly...

Grizzly benchtop bandsaw... some good, lotta bad & mostly ugly...

12-29-2018 11:22 PM by blistersonmyfingers | 41 comments »

So for Christmas/Birthday (wee holiday birthday…), I asked for a small bandsaw, and, due to some mistakes/misinterpretations – some my fault / mistakes too if I’m honest – I ended up with one of these Grizzly little benchtop jobs. https://www.grizzly.com/products/Grizzly-9-Benchtop-Bandsaw/G0803 For those who know the deal – this is “that same model” thats made in probably a couple different Chinese factories, rebranded under about 100 names fro...

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The Decision and Initial Setup

The Decision and Initial Setup

12-22-2018 03:29 AM by Jerome | 13 comments »

This probably should be a blog post, but it is also a review in some way because I will explain why I chose this saw over a few others that were on the market. Often times I look for reviews, but I also wanted to share why I chose it as it does relate to how I value my purchase. This a a new saw so I want to give it its due. I currently own a JET 14 bandsaw that I purchased on CL about 5 years ago . It taught me alot as my first bandsaw, but was time for an upgrade mainly due to dust collect...

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