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Forum topic by decker posted 02-24-2017 03:24 AM 361 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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decker

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02-24-2017 03:24 AM

Looking to purchase a new 14 inch 110v bandsaw! I have used many big 3 phase saws in shops over the years but not many small 110v. I like Powermatic and Laguna but a little hesitant on Stallion or general machinery type brands. I will be re-sawing and doing lots of scrolling making table legs and other curved pieces. I was looking for feedback on what saws the woodworkers are liking? Most reviews seem biased or not done by real woodworkers, please help! Also new to the forum world so thanks for your help!


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#1 posted 02-24-2017 11:31 AM

For my pov I went with the Laguna 14/12 and do not regret it at all got it when they first came out. It’s a good to have quality equipment in the shop.

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#2 posted 02-24-2017 02:35 PM

Thanks, that has been on the top of my list for awhile! No issues that have come up since you been using it? I feel like the reviews only note the bad and they only used the saw for a week or two! Thanks for your help!

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#3 posted 02-24-2017 02:46 PM

As far as I know general makes solid equipment out of Canada.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 02-24-2017 03:04 PM

The only thing I changed is they have a slotted block below the table and the blade goes through it. It is to help with dust collection. I took that out as the slot was to wide and to much saw dust would wind up in the lower compartment for my liking. I took a piece of plywood and cut it to the same size started the saw up and carefully inserted the plywood block and presto I had a zero clearance insert it works great hardly anything goes into the compartment now.

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#5 posted 02-24-2017 03:11 PM

Thanks pauljuilleret, I am all about the modifications!

TheFridge, have you used any of the General equipment, I looked at some the other day and looks pretty good and has a nicer price point! Everything is made in Taiwan anyway no matter what brand as I understand, for whatever reason I still have reservations about General, King, Stallion, etc…..

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#6 posted 02-24-2017 03:15 PM

I haven’t. Just what I’ve heard from others that have and a little research here and there when I was looking at buying a saw.

My buddy has a laguna. Pretty sure he loves it. Hard to go wrong with a PM as well.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 02-24-2017 03:21 PM

Yes, that is my problem…. There is so many great saws out, I am sure I will be happy with whatever I end up choosing. I have a long history with PM and own a PM jointer and love it…..

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