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#1 posted 08-20-2012 10:38 PM

I was set to buy the Rikon but was talked out of it by the people that were going to sell it to me! The guys at my woodcraft hate that saw (and most Rikon stuff). Apparently it is low end machining/assembly/parts at a midrange price. The woodcraft guys said almost all the 30-325 models they have sold have come back or went out for service. Just to prove a point, we demo’d them in the store. They have the LT, Jet 14”, PM 14” and Rikon side by side. If you spin the wheels on the PM or the Laguna, those suckers don’t stop. It’s like a perpetual motion machine. The Jet is ok, but it is also a lot less money. The rikon wheel makes it about 4 revolutions. For me it came down to the PM or the Laguna. The PM needs a riser kit, the laguna does not. I’d rather not change the manufacturers geometry of the saw and be in for alignment/bearing issues down the road, so the LT14SUV it is.

Also there are a lot of complaints about Laguna customer service. If you by form woodcraft, you deal only with woodcraft. They have their fair share of laguna horror stories, but it is transparent to their customers.

Also I agree! Just breaking even with no profit at all would be fine for me. It’s like getting to do what I love for free.


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