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Review by cj5 posted 12-12-2016 11:55 PM 2902 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have had the Laguna 14/12 bandsaw for just over a year and have had no issues with it. Saturday I was cutting some wet wood into turning blanks and burned up the drive belt. Monday morning I called Alex at Laguna customer service to order a new on, expecting to pay for it. Alex asked if I had registered it and the date of purchase. I had and was 4 days over the 1 year warranty.
To my surprise they covered the belt and shipping. That sure did make my day !




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#1 posted 12-13-2016 06:40 PM

Glad to hear, I like Laguna and was talking to the owner at a woodworking demo at his facility a while back. I mentioned that his customer service had a bad reputation. He was aware of it and working on it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 12-14-2016 11:59 PM

I’m curious how a drive belt could burn up with a year’s use.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#3 posted 12-15-2016 02:04 PM

runwithscissors: I can only guess because I had a pickup load of very fresh cut wet wood to turn into blanks and I ignored the warning signs, build up on blade, saw slowing down, etc ….... operator error ?

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#4 posted 07-16-2017 12:45 AM

CJ5,

I am about to replace the belt on my 1412 (it has developed a tear). Do you have advice on the process or was it relatively easy? I have been putting in off for a while.

Any input would be appreciated. You’re the first one I have seen who has had to do this repair.

Thank you,

Tom

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#5 posted 07-16-2017 02:11 AM

It’s good to hear positive things about Laguna.s customer service for a change.

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#6 posted 07-17-2017 12:02 PM

TomE; sorry to take so long to reply, have been on vacation. Replacing the belt was pretty straight forward, the owner’s manual covered it pretty well. I needed to used a gear puller to get the main shaft loose. The manual is available on Laguna website if you don’t have one.

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#7 posted 07-18-2017 08:09 PM

Thank you. That is good to hear. Hope you had a good vacation. I was concerned about getting everything back into the proper alignment but it sounds like that isn’t too hard to do.

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#8 posted 09-01-2017 03:00 AM

Disregard.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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