Laguna 1412BX or Grizzly G0513X2BF

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Forum topic by Idahome posted 11-17-2019 05:20 AM 314 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-17-2019 05:20 AM

In the market for a new bandsaw. I have a Woodcraft local to me and the Laguna 1412BX looks like a pretty good all around saw. I will be purchasing a 220v Single Phase model. The Laguna retails for $1499

Doing a little more research I cam across the Grizzly G0513X2BF Retails for ($1499, + 119 Freight)

From the limited information online I head the fence isn’t great on the Grizzly, I have not had a chance to check one out in person.

Just curious if anyone has any experience with these units. I really need an all around workhorse. I don’t have a specific need for the 17” however, if the price is the same I am open to it.

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#1 posted 11-17-2019 07:24 AM

.La Goon Uh!

I love my Laguna 14/12. It required zero adjustment out of the box and I have NEVER had to adjust it for drift. Plus they usually have a 10% off sale around Xmas. I know it seems expensive but get the Resaw King blade if you plan on Resawing with it.. It’ll be on sale too.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#2 posted 11-17-2019 08:33 AM

The laguna is made better. The price is for the laguna is less because of not having to pay shipping and it is better than the grizzly. Having used both in the woodworking club shop I can speak from experience.

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#3 posted 11-17-2019 02:15 PM

Just got my Black Friday ad from Woodcraft. They’re selling the 14|12 for $999 ($200 off). It’s not the BX as I’m not sure what the differences are besides the base/supporting structure is, but that seems like a good buy. 3 days only from 11/29 – 12/2. And 20% off all Laguna blades, including the Resaw King. I’m tempted to see if I could pull off getting one and sell my old one to help recover some funds.

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#4 posted 11-17-2019 03:29 PM

The difference between the 14/12 and the BX is an extra dust port, uni-body construction and a foot brake.

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#5 posted 11-17-2019 03:48 PM

I’ve had the Grizzly for apx. 4 1/2 years and have been very pleased with the build and performance. Manly use for resawing. I have the model with the foot brake. If I had to do over, I would not get the foot brake as the motor brake works just fine.

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#6 posted 11-17-2019 04:25 PM

I have the 14lTwelve and really like it. If I were to be able to go back in time I would get the model with the blade brake. But at $999 I’m not sure the brake is worth and extra $500. I realize for the extra bucks you do get some extra features. Woodcraft has Laguna tools on sale regularly for 10% off, so if you’re not in a big hurry I would wait.

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#7 posted 11-17-2019 04:29 PM

I was going to buy the 14/12 until I came across a General 17”, never considered the difference in table size until actually using the larger table, would be hard to downsize now. Only down side is blades are more difficult to find but since finding a shop to make them for me all is good:) Only reason I was holding off on the 14/12 was the Euro style guides, not a big fan.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#8 posted 11-17-2019 07:24 PM

I have the g513×2bf. I can slice a 16inch thick x 2ft from a 1×6 cedar with perfect thickness all around.
That said, the motor break is, without a doubt, a safety feature I would never trade. I know “money is money”
but if you can afford the brake regardless of whose machine it will be worth it.
Good luck

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#9 posted 11-17-2019 08:11 PM

I have had the GO513×2 since 2016. Love it with no regrets. I like the fence on mine. It flips up for a taller resaw fence, or can be laid down flat for thin work. And lifts off to get it out of the way when the full table is needed.
I have the X2, so no foot brake. At the time it was about $350 more for the BF model. I did not think the foot brake and mag switch were worth the extra $350. So the foot brake question has come up frequently here. So some time ago I timed how long it took for my blade to come to a stop. 1/4”, 1/2”, and 3/4” blades were all 40 to 45 seconds to come to a complete stop.
Another resent forum the GO817 was being compared to the GO513 line. I don’t remember it back when I was shopping for my saw, and I don’t think it was available yet. And since the Laguna is a 14” saw. You may want to give it a look too.
Here is a link to it.

I have used an older Laguna 14” band saw, and the newer Lathe. Liked them both. I think both Laguna and grizzly make good products. So which ever one looks best for you, I think you will be happy.
Good luck,

Quick edit. If you end up with a Grizzly and need a mobile base. Check out the Rockler all terrain base.
Picked one up last spring and love it.

-- John

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#10 posted 11-18-2019 01:19 AM

The difference between the 14/12 and the BX is an extra dust port, uni-body construction and a foot brake.

- rustynails

I have the 1412 120 volt 1 3/4 hp. I think the 220V BX has a 2.5hp motor, the extra port and the brake. Worth it IMO if you can afford it.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#11 posted 11-18-2019 01:52 AM

And for a little more $, you can get the 14suv. Larger motor and two more inches resaw. It is listed in a funny place on the Laguna site, after the larger saws. I am very happy with mine.

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