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Laguna LT 18 3000

Laguna LT 18 3000

05-14-2010 07:31 AM by mfm | 17 comments »

I purchased this saw in 01\10. Heavy brute to move into the shop. Set up was straight forward even if no manual was supplied. There is now a very good video on the Laguna website that provides some helpful setup tips. The factory settings proved to be right on with little or no adjustment.The saw runs quietly with no vibration. The start capacitor failed after about two hours. I received instant attention from the Laguna service people, but someone forgot to mail the part! Arrived today 05/1...

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Deal on Ridgid BS1400 14" Band Saw

Deal on Ridgid BS1400 14" Band Saw

05-02-2010 06:59 AM by Juansnapon | 13 comments »

I just picked up the Ridgid 14” Band Saw for $184, Home Depot has them on special in there lower volume stores. 20 minutes away another HD had the same drill press for $369 at a higher volume store so make sure you keep your eyes open for good deals at the HD. Once they sell out of the smaller store they will not get them back anymore so don’t miss out. Remeber HD will take competitor coupons like Harbor Fright tools 20% coupons too. Other than a little vibration in the table that can...

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shop fox 14 inch 1 horse 1st impressions

shop fox 14 inch 1 horse 1st impressions

04-16-2010 09:32 PM by BOB67CAM | 7 comments »

ok this is my 1st review so go easy on me..lolanyways “out of the box” this saw seems to work really well, the stock blade could maybe be a little better but i planned on a better blade anyways so no huge deal, i also bought the 6 inch extension for it but it was put on B.O. so i should get it this week so ill try and review on it with the extension at a later timeive had the saw for about 3 days so far and the 2nd pic was literally plugging it in and cutting, the fence probly was...

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Newest Partner in My Woodworking Escapade...

Newest Partner in My Woodworking Escapade...

03-23-2010 02:02 AM by grub32 | 5 comments »

Hi all…I recently added this to my new arsenal of woodworking machines. Begins with a post that I read either here or on another forum about the old days and using lay-a-way. I saw this saw go on sale at woodcraft for the 999 price and I was excited and sad at the same time. I knew that I needed to upgrade because I didn’t really have what I needed to do what I am now looking to do. So, I was in the local woodcraft having a chat with the owner and we started talking about the ban...

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My new saw

My new saw

03-19-2010 05:03 AM by Tony | 40 comments »

Although I used industrial grade bandsaws in Jr and Sr High Shop Class, the only bandsaw I’ve owned is a Craftsman 10” bench top model. I’ve had it about 20 years, and it has been used for many model airplane and craft projects, but I’ve never been able to get it to cut anything over 1/4” reliably. I’ve been hoping to find a used 14” bandsaw around here, but they are scarce, or I’ve just been looking in the wrong place. I’ve done a lot of ...

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Happy about this Purchase!

Happy about this Purchase!

03-01-2010 01:28 AM by cFurnitureGuy | 39 comments »

I purchased the Rikon 14’ Ultimate Bandsaw during the Woodcraft 2 day sale this past weekend. So far i couldnt be happier with this purchase! Before i bought this saw all i had was a small Craftsman bench top BS from the 80’s so this is a night and day comparison…. although i have used several other BSs in the past.This review is just an overview of my experience… i agree with all the pros and stats on the other reviews so i wont recap them again! Purchase: Like i...

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Central Machinery 14" Bandsaw (Modified) + Video

Central Machinery 14" Bandsaw (Modified) + Video

02-20-2010 05:40 PM by rawdawgs50 | 20 comments »

My Used and Improved Central Machinery Harbor Freight Special 14” Bandsaw Review I was looking at buying a larger bandsaw (19”+) for the shop and came across some blogs on the internet about the HF bandsaw and how well it worked for the money. Since I was not in the market for a small bandsaw I filed it away under useful info and moved on. Then I stumbled on a guy selling this bandsaw a 1/2 hour away on Craigslist. I offered him $115 for it and the deal was done. Total Cost:...

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Wow what a saw!

Wow what a saw!

02-09-2010 12:29 AM by Bert304 | 31 comments »

This was my first purchase from Grizzly Industrial. So far I have no complaints. I ordered the bandsaw on Friday and picked it up at the terminal this morning. The box only had to small damages to the cardboard, only on the outer layer of cardboard. I opened the box and everything was packed very nicely and tightly in styrofoam. I had to tilt the box on its edge to get the bandsaw out, I could not lift it out. I unpacked everything and inspected all the parts and the bolts and nuts. Al...

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agreed!

agreed!

02-07-2010 10:04 PM by bzzzzzt | 4 comments »

I just found this post, curious about the General 90-200 M1 15” saw I read about in Feb. 2010 Woodshop News article about band saws. I’ve owned a 490 since 1985. I bought it knowing I’d need a sturdier, less aggravating tool than my inherited Sears band saw. From day 1 it has been the primary stationary power tool in my shop. I don’t own a table saw, I use the band saw for all cutting. Safer. I’ve been in business as a one-man shop for almost 30 years. I do some ...

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Great Saw with Some Setup Hassles

Great Saw with Some Setup Hassles

01-28-2010 11:54 PM by VanLewis | 8 comments »

My sales rep at Laguna was great: helpful, knowledgable, willing to deal, patient with some difficult delivery demands to my very remote shop. The saw, which weighs I think about 600 lbs crated, arrived on a truck with no lift gate. First thing the driver asks is “you got a forklift?”. Uh oh. Two hours later, with no sprained backs, we had it off the truck. You can use a pair of Jorgensen bar clamps as a reverse winch! But I don’t recommend it. Setup was a bit of a h...

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