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Jumped into a Laguna 14/12 #1: Setup

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Blog entry by Andybb posted 03-02-2018 10:39 PM 745 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, finally got around to opening and assembling today. Can’t really say I had any issues. After watching and reading everything on this saw for months I knew what documented issues I had seen so I was on the lookout. I saw none of them.

Here was the process.
1. Assemble while following the Laguna videos. (Per a video I saw I loosened by 1/2 turn the two horizontal bolts that the upper wheel slides on and I replaced the plastic stock insert with a zero clearance insert for better dust collection.) My dust collection is powered by Shop Vac. There was virtually no dust in the base.

It ripped and re-sawed perfectly with zero adjustment. So basically, the saw was fine right out of the box. End of story.

What I learned is that Snodgrass is right, but with a caveat. There is no drift…..As long as you have a good saw.

-- Andy - Seattle USA



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#1 posted 03-03-2018 12:24 AM

That’s great, Andy. I’m looking forward to hearing how you like it. I think the ReSaw King was a good move. Besides the longevity of the carbide teeth, I’ve read they drift far less which will make resawing much nicer.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 03-03-2018 05:12 AM


That s great, Andy. I m looking forward to hearing how you like it. I think the ReSaw King was a good move. Besides the longevity of the carbide teeth, I ve read they drift far less which will make resawing much nicer.

- Rich


That makes me feel better. :-) I had intended to order a Kerfmaster sampler pack as they are supposed to be the same blade as the Woodslicer. But the saw didn’t come with a blade so I couldn’t be expected to wait until next week now could I? The other more practical justification for it is that that blade is the same as the one they use in their multi (14?) video 1412 setup series so I want no reason not to get “Snodgrassien” results. I’m in search of that mythical unicorn zero drift setup. I have my doubts.

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-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#3 posted 03-03-2018 07:54 AM

I didn’t buy the roller base at first, but went back and got it. Well worth it since I move my saw around when I want to use it. Love the saw.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#4 posted 03-05-2018 03:34 AM

Bought the PortaMate 2500 on sale at Woodcraft for $69. Works great.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#5 posted 03-05-2018 09:44 AM

Can’t seem to figure out how to make a Part 2 blog entry. Part 1 was deleted.

Here’s Part 2.


Well, finally got around to opening and assembling today. Can t really say I had any issues. After watching and reading everything on this saw for months I knew what documented issues I had seen so I was on the lookout. I saw none of them.

Here was the process.
1. Assemble while following the Laguna videos. (Per a youtube video I saw I loosened by 1/2 turn the two horizontal bolts that the upper wheel slides on and I replaced the plastic stock insert with a zero clearance insert for better dust collection.) My dust collection is powered by Shop Vac. There was virtually no dust in the base.

It ripped and re-sawed perfectly with zero adjustment. So basically, the saw was fine right out of the box. End of story.

What I learned is that Snodgrass is right, but with a caveat. There is no drift…..As long as you have a good saw.

- Andybb

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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