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Review by Andybb posted 03-08-2018 09:25 PM 2152 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For some reason I’m not bright enough to figure out how to add a second episode on a blog so I’ll just post this separately.

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 that slides into the lower cabinet 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.

Using both the 3/4” Resaw King and their 1/2” blade it ripped and re-sawed perfectly with zero adjustment for drift. So basically, the saw was fine right out of the box. End of story. Blade changes were quick and easy. De-tension, swap blade, re-tension, zero drift!

As far as customer service goes, I called them because the motor pulley in my saw is perfect for another project so I called to order it. I mentioned how much I loved the saw. The rep said he was glad I was a happy customer and he was sending me another Resaw King at no charge. Could not be happier.

What I learned is that Snodgrass is right, but with a caveat. There is no drift…..As long as you have a good saw, which he always does in his vids.

-- Andy - Seattle USA




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#1 posted 03-09-2018 05:00 AM

Dang. A free Resaw King for complimenting customer service? I gotta remember that.

I’m glad you’re enjoying the saw, Andy. It looks really awesome.

-- 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 03-09-2018 05:02 AM

I know, right? ;-)

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#3 posted 03-11-2018 05:04 PM

Congrats on your new saw!!! I have that saw as well and I’m sure you will come to love it as much as I love mine.

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#4 posted 03-14-2018 03:29 PM

I have had the 1412 for over 2 years and have had no problems with it whatsoever. Blade changes were an ordeal on my old Grizzly but not on this saw.I like the ceramic guides and I also like how easily the guides disassemble for cleaning. I don’t do enough resawing to justify the Resaw King but I just ordered a Woodslicer blade today. The 14bx was not available when I bought the 1412; I might one day sell the 1412 for either that saw or the 18bx. On the other hand I think I could easily enjoy this saw for many years!

-- David, Kentucky

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#5 posted 08-21-2018 08:06 PM

I bought the same saw a few months ago and couldn’t be happier. I’m resawing logs with it, resawing boards, generally doing everything with it I want to. And it never slows down. I bought a laguna 5/8 blade which is a very smooth cutting blade, and set of various sizes from timberwolf.

The Twolf blades aren’t as smooth cutting but the 3/4 rips through cherry and Ash logs like butter. And the half inch did well too (the 3/4 is a lot faster though). Maybe for Christmas I’ll get the ReSaw King, or maybe I should call customer service!

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