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02-27-2018 12:12 AM

AARRGGHH!!! I know this is probably most asked question in the forums so I apologize in advance.

I have had my heart set on a new Laguna 14/12 for months and am about to buy one tomorrow locally on my day off. But, damn it, today a local guy listed a virtually new Rikon 14” 10-325 on CL for $600 OBO. Assuming I can’t get him much lower than $550 should I abandon my well researched Laguna for a Rikon at half the price??? If I did, I’d upgrade to the Rikon bearing kit.

Nevermind. Somebody beat me to it. It was only listed for 4 hours.

-- Andy - Seattle USA


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#1 posted 02-27-2018 03:08 AM

C’list rules

#1. Fast

#2. CASH

#3. See the 2 above!

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#2 posted 02-27-2018 03:12 AM

Nevermind. Somebody beat me to it. It was only listed for 4 hours.
- Andybb

OWWM Rule #5 rears its ugly head again.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#3 posted 02-27-2018 03:17 AM



Nevermind. Somebody beat me to it. It was only listed for 4 hours.
- Andybb

OWWM Rule #5 rears its ugly head again.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


Yeah. I was at work when I saw the post and couldn’t have beaten him to it anyway. Would have bought it even without responses to this post.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#4 posted 02-27-2018 03:27 AM

Well, the good news is that there will always be another one coming along to follow, and at a even better price :)

The best buys are the ones that you stumble across when you aren’t really looking. If you don’t have a pressing need or that ‘gotta have it now’ itch, you can wait for it to find you instead of the other way around. Have the cash on hand and be ready to pounce when it does.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#5 posted 02-27-2018 03:43 AM


AARRGGHH!!! I know this is probably most asked question in the forums so I apologize in advance.

I have had my heart set on a new Laguna 14/12 for months and am about to buy one tomorrow locally on my day off. But, damn it, today a local guy listed a virtually new Rikon 14” 10-325 on CL for $600 OBO. Assuming I can t get him much lower than $550 should I abandon my well researched Laguna for a Rikon at half the price??? If I did, I d upgrade to the Rikon bearing kit.

Nevermind. Somebody beat me to it. It was only listed for 4 hours.

- Andybb

Andy—-

For what its worth, I own a 14|12 and I absolutely love it. I have had no problems with it and it cuts like a dream. Well designed, very solid. I added a mobile base (not the laguna mobile base) which makes it easy to move around my shop, if/when I need to. I also picked up the resaw king blade from laguna, holy cow what an amazing resaw blade. a bit spendy, but worth it for sure. I’m a big fan of laguna tools, just added the 18-36 lathe to my shop. I’ve been very happy with both tools so far.

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#6 posted 02-27-2018 03:59 AM

Andy—-

For what its worth, I own a 14|12 and I absolutely love it. I have had no problems with it and it cuts like a dream. Well designed, very solid. I added a mobile base (not the laguna mobile base) which makes it easy to move around my shop, if/when I need to. I also picked up the resaw king blade from laguna, holy cow what an amazing resaw blade. a bit spendy, but worth it for sure. I m a big fan of laguna tools, just added the 18-36 lathe to my shop. I ve been very happy with both tools so far.

- rizzo

Thanks. I’m just agonizing. I’m gonna get the Laguna. As someone who usually builds or buys used tools it will be my first real expensive new tool purchase. I was fantasizing about other stuff I could buy with the savings since I have the $1K set aside in the cookie jar.

What roller base did you get?

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#7 posted 02-27-2018 04:18 AM


Andy—-

For what its worth, I own a 14|12 and I absolutely love it. I have had no problems with it and it cuts like a dream. Well designed, very solid. I added a mobile base (not the laguna mobile base) which makes it easy to move around my shop, if/when I need to. I also picked up the resaw king blade from laguna, holy cow what an amazing resaw blade. a bit spendy, but worth it for sure. I m a big fan of laguna tools, just added the 18-36 lathe to my shop. I ve been very happy with both tools so far.

- rizzo

Thanks. I m just agonizing. I m gonna get the Laguna. As someone who usually builds or buys used tools it will be my first real expensive new tool purchase. I was fantasizing about other stuff I could buy with the savings since I have the $1K set aside in the cookie jar.

What roller base did you get?

- Andybb

It was either the Port-A-Mate Adjustable Mobile Base, or the wood river adjustable mobile base, I can’t recall off the top of my head which one. I’m pretty sure it was less that half the cost of what the laguna mobile base was.

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#8 posted 03-02-2018 10:02 PM

Well, got the saw, a 3/4” Resaw King and their 1/2” blade and made it out the door for $1219 after tax. Just couldn’t spring for $150 for the base. Will go with option 2 for that.

Now the fun begins!

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#9 posted 03-02-2018 10:22 PM


Well, got the saw, a 3/4” Resaw King and their 1/2” blade and made it out the door for $1219 after tax. Just couldn t spring for $150 for the base. Will go with option 2 for that.

Now the fun begins!

- Andybb

Awesome, Andy. Sweet deal. I got the Rockler email this morning and thought about your post. Glad you were able to land one.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#11 posted 03-03-2018 05:05 PM

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#12 posted 03-03-2018 05:17 PM


What about the This stand ?
https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/tls/d/large-adjustable-radial-arm/6496017498.html
- Clarkswoodworking

Good looking out. Thanks, but too far to drive for a Lynnwood boy and the saw comes with a base, just not one with wheels.

Bought this one on sale at Woodcraft.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#13 posted 03-03-2018 06:11 PM

Edmonds here !

I have a nice collection of figured maple and am willing to trade some
I need someone to re-saw a bunch for me ?
Scott

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#14 posted 03-03-2018 06:13 PM

I don’t see the two bandsaws as being apples and oranges. You’ll adore the Laguna especially if you set it up right, the Resaw King will rock your world, just not an every day blade. You really might consider getting four new 3/4” wood slicer blades for the same dollar. Absolutely the only two blades that have impressed me, save the Laguna for the truly special jobs.

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#15 posted 03-03-2018 06:57 PM

I feel your pain. I missed out on a practically new 10-325 for $500 with a kreg fence and lumber ripping attachment by 20 mins.

I’m going for the 10-326 next week at woodcraft

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