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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 | 3 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 | 10 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 | 12 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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One irritating flaw

One irritating flaw

09-04-2018 12:18 AM by Pixxture | 13 comments »

Jet appears to have just released a version that may or may not replace the saw reviewed here. Decided to place this on LJ anyhow…the new saw may gave the same flaw. JWBS-14DXPRO 14” Deluxe Band Saw Purchased this from Rockler, about a year ago. As usual ordering a drop shipment is a frustrating roller coaster. However, the package arrived in reasonable condition. Assembly was fairly straight forward. The only comment about the construction is the assembly manual is...

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Small 9" bandsaw from Grizzly

Small 9" bandsaw from Grizzly

09-03-2018 02:37 PM by Jim Finn | 6 comments »

I have a 14” bandsaw, that is set up for resawing, but I needed another to make small toys. I purchased this saw this year and have used it a lot. I run 3/16” blades on it cutting small toys requiring curves. It works well and the only issue I have had is, one of the guide bearings failed. I replaced it with a sealed bearing that I bought from a local bearing shop for $7. The saw comes with shielded guide bearings, as do many saws, but sealed bearings are better. I not...

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Grizzly G0457 Review

Grizzly G0457 Review

07-24-2018 01:58 AM by Wstein | 2 comments »

I recently purchased the Grizzly G0457 and let me say I have been impressed with so far. I decide a few months ago I needed a bandsaw to resaw some 6/4 and 8/4 wood I had in my shop for boxes for my nieces. I looked at several different ones, my wife even got me a small benchtop bandsaw. For the price and specs, the Grizzly G0457 stood out to me. I know for the money I spent I could have gotten a 17” model instead for a little bit more. But the G0457 had the 2hp motor, 220volt con...

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Laguna 14BX 220V Bandsaw 4.5 Stars

Laguna 14BX 220V Bandsaw 4.5 Stars

05-22-2018 12:35 AM by crb | 11 comments »

OverviewI’ve had my Laguna 14bx for about 8 months now – purchased used but in very good condition to replace my Delta 14” saw with riser. This unibody style saw was a huge upgrade from the underpowered, undertensioned Delta. My main uses are for resaw, milling logs, and general shop rough cuts. I do not do any cutting of tight curves with this, so don’t expect me to talk about the time I cut 300 wooden nickels as I have not done anything of the sort. I purchased th...

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