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Forum topic by Commercialvoice posted 11-26-2017 11:54 AM 981 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Commercialvoice

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11-26-2017 11:54 AM

I am wanting to purchase an 18” band saw and have narrowed down to these three. My concerns for the Laguna are the warranty (only ONE year-why?) and some chatter about “not so great” customer service. The Rikon does not have a TON of good info and ZERO YouTube reviews/usage video BUT, it has “appears” to be well built/5 year warranty and a FOUR hp motor. Nothing really bad about the Jet…nothing really outstanding either. I am most interested in build quality and how the company treat customers after the sale…ideas?


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#1 posted 11-28-2017 11:18 PM

I have had a few band saws over the years in my shop and I currently have the Laguna and would recamend it to anyone. There is are lot of great videos on the 18BX on U-Tube for review . I fell the guilds are one of the things that makes the saw better.

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#2 posted 11-30-2017 03:48 AM

Hi Rusty Nails! I appreciate that you responded! Strange how no one had a comment on the subject. I did a TON of research and finally made a choice. I bought the RIKON…
If you are interested I will offer updates on my experience. I DID speak with the director of sales a both Rikon and Laguna. I know it’s their job to “sell” but the Rikon manager just had so much to say, so much to commit and with a 5 year warranty, I made the decision to give them a shot. I have never owned Rikon before so here’s to a new experience!

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