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bigike

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12-12-2009 07:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: new bandsaw

i was wondering if anyone has any info on “Laguna” tools cuz i think i might get a bandsaw from them the LT14SUV. i saw this thing and was like, i gots to have it. ive been shopping around for a little now i plan to buy it with my tax returns the same was my saw was bought but i want to get as much info as i can on their tools before i buy. if anyone also has a sugestion for a bandsaw 14” priced between $400-$1500 new or used but looks new by FEB, please let me know? icombadaniels@yahoo.com

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com


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#1 posted 12-12-2009 09:32 AM

You should type “Laguna” into the LJ search box. There’s quite a bit to read on people’s experience with them.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#2 posted 12-12-2009 09:38 AM

A friend has the 16 inch and loves it.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 12-12-2009 04:16 PM

While I don’t have a Laguna bandsaw, I do have their drift masster fence. The fence drastically improved my ability to resaw on my bandsaw. If you do get a Luguna try and get the drift master fence with it. pkennedy

-- P Kennedy Crossville, TN

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#4 posted 12-13-2009 01:34 AM

Do yourself a favor and do your home work on Laguna, a lot of people have had big time problems with them.

I have the 14” Rikon and Love it. Right now it is on sale at Woodcraft. FWW did a review on 14” Band Saws and they were right there at the top of the pile. You can resaw almost 14” witlh out needing a riser. I didn’t look to see what Woodcrafts price was but I think it was around $800
You find another saw with more features for the money. I would buy another without hesitation.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#5 posted 12-13-2009 05:15 AM

Good Tools, Worlds worst Customer Service!!!!

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#6 posted 12-13-2009 05:28 AM

I have a Laguna 16”HD with a driftmaster and there high end blade . The total for this saw was around $3600
with shipping . If you want good customer service, and truth about the product there selling and promises fulfilled and good value for your investment. Then don’t buy from a Laguna tool, buy a Grizzly. Do yourself a favour and do a search on the two brands hear on LJs and save yourself a lot of trouble and money.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 12-13-2009 05:32 AM

Well said Jim

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#8 posted 12-13-2009 07:10 AM

After reading reviews, I’ve zeroed in on the Rikon 10-325 for $800. Looks like it beats all the others.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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