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Happy so far, expecting it to stay so.

Happy so far, expecting it to stay so.

17 days ago by whope | 2 comments »

A bandsaw had been on my wish list for a number of years. I had been planning on getting a Rikon 10-325. In February, I heard about the Laguna 1412. While the Rikon was a couple hundred dollars cheaper, I was expecting to want to immediately replace the guides for the difference in price, plus some, it then became a no-brainer. And the Laguna had a mobility kit designed for the saw while the Rikon would need a third party set of wheels. When Woodcraft offered a free worklight with the saw,...

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Great Saw but Assembly was Quirky

Great Saw but Assembly was Quirky

36 days ago by mizzourob | 8 comments »

This is my first band saw so perhaps this may not be the best review, but with that in mind I will proceed anyway. I had been looking at bandsaws for a while, and was trying to find one that I thought would fit my needs now and into the future. I just could not justify a benchtop saw as those are not well suited for resawing, but I also wanted to stay in a reasonable budget. Ultimately it came down to this one and the Ridgid. I chose this saw over the orange one due to the closed base which h...

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Laguna Tools 14/12 Bandsaw

Laguna Tools 14/12 Bandsaw

75 days ago by planesNchisels | 9 comments »

To star off I only gave it 5 stars because Lumberjocks wont let me go higher. I just got the Laguna Tools 14 12 Bandsaw and it took just shy of a month to get everything. The bandsaw was back ordered and I was told their blade machine was down. Talked with their customer service and had no issues with the status. They also told me because of were I live and the 0 degree highs we have been having they told me when I do get the saw untension the blade as they have had reports of the cold weathe...

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Laguna LT16 HD review-from unpack to.....

Laguna LT16 HD review-from unpack to.....

79 days ago by Hartworks | 6 comments »

I am new to Lumberjocks and wanted to share information regarding this bandsaw because I found only a few posts on the model when I was doing my research and decision making. May I start with John Carrasco at Laguna Tools. I contacted him regarding a demo model and was going to initially purchase a LT16 3000 series. Then I did some looking around and thought I was going to change to the LT14SUV. You see the LT14SUV has resaw capacity of 14” and a 3HP motor, the LT16 3000 series ha...

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 Laguna LT18 3000 Bandsaw - Very Solid Saw

Laguna LT18 3000 Bandsaw - Very Solid Saw

101 days ago by Woodwrestler | 12 comments »

I have read so many reviews trashing Laguna that I had a hard time buying one of their tools. However, after doing a ton of research I ended up buying the LT18 3000. I did a ton of sifting through various options. Almost bought a Rikon 18, Minimax S45 ( just waiting to hear the barrage of you should have bought the MM16 the mystical beast of all bandsaws ) and also took a hard look at the Felder N4400. Anyway, the wife liked the Laguna we saw at Woodcraft and that always makes things easi...

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New saw

New saw

111 days ago by John Lowell | 12 comments »

Santa is a good person. Saw into my heart, noted the good fella inside and delivered what is now, without doubt, the highest quality tool in my shop. He left the unit in the store, only asking that I pick it up, load and unload it into the truck, muscle it down into the shop, unpack it, assemble, and tune it up. And that is a lot of work. It weighs 240 lbs.It is hard to move and assemble by one’s self. Kids did not buy the Santa story. Assembly by one who has never really use...

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G0555LANV 14" Deluxe Bandsaw - Anniversary Edition

G0555LANV 14" Deluxe Bandsaw - Anniversary Edition

118 days ago by Shozzy | 20 comments »

Today I received my Grizzly G0555LANV 14” Deluxe Bandsaw – Anniversary Edition, it is my first “real Bandsaw” so I don’t have much to compare it to, this is my first tool review and i am writing this approx an hour after assembling the machine with very little use. That being said you can easily tell when a tool is quality by the appearance, the materials its made of and how it fits together. This bandsaw nailed all three of those, as soon as i opened the box i...

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Grizzly GO555LX 14" Deluxe Bandsaw

Grizzly GO555LX 14" Deluxe Bandsaw

139 days ago by woodmaker | 13 comments »

Well, I have had this band saw for several months now and I am in love with it. I love the cast iron wheels, rack and pinion upper blade guide adjustment, and a T-square style fence. Smooth operation, no vibration, cuts like butter (new blade). I have cut everything from pine to cherry and walnut and no bogging down, no hesitations.It’s a joy to use and a huge step up from my 9” band saw that I had. LOL! I haven’t tried to re-saw yet, but that day is coming soon. ? Assembly ...

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The Ultimate Bandsaw???Hmmmm.

The Ultimate Bandsaw???Hmmmm.

195 days ago by PatrickB | 1 comment »

Well, I would have actually given this machine 4.5 stars but that is not an option. I no longer have this bandsaw but while I had it I did enjoy using it. I had a very early issue with the blade tension device but that was operator error and soon rectified by the helpful folks at Grizzly. My only complaint about this bandsaw is the crappy rubber tires. Any blade under a 1/2 inch just would not track well. I tried everything I could think of, checked that the wheels were coplanar, that there w...

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Grizzly G0555LANV - 30 Year Anniversary Edition

Grizzly G0555LANV - 30 Year Anniversary Edition

226 days ago by JSB | 17 comments »

I bought the anniversary edition of the popular G0555. 100% pleased with this saw. Absolutely zero complaints. The fit and finish is flawless. The base is strong. All blade guide and table adjustments are easily adjusted. I can change a blade in about 30 seconds with the quick tension release. It has a blade tension gauge as well. 4” dust collection hose port in the lower rear works great. The motor is strong. I wrote a longer, picture filled article about the saw that you can read here

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