I recently bought the Laguna 14|12 but I've never pawed the Rikon model. A lot of the specs and features look very, very similar. As mentioned, the Laguna comes with ceramic guides but the Rikon guides look like they're stout and easy to adjust. Aside from other bells and whistles (like the Laguna's blade tracking window) the choice may come down to what you think of the build quality and ergonomics. Like Steve_C, I'm really happy with my saw.