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Forum topic by sandhill posted 05-11-2013 06:19 PM 664 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-11-2013 06:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw miter sled

I have an old Laguna 16” made by MEBA the table has a shallow dovetail groove and not much use. I am looking for a Precision sled and fence set up I can ad to the saw for cutting very fine burl and other veneers as well as very accurate angles. Does anyone have any suggestions based on use.
Thank you


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#1 posted 05-11-2013 06:23 PM

KREG makes a nice aftermarket band saw fence.

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#2 posted 05-11-2013 09:51 PM

I don’t know why they made the slot so shallow. It’s basically worthless. I’m interested in watching this thread. I have the same problem with the felder bandsaw.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#3 posted 05-11-2013 10:30 PM

The Laguna DriftMaster Fence is the ticket but at a $395.00 price?

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#4 posted 05-12-2013 02:19 AM

I researched the DriftMaster but saw reviews like this> Does anyone have one and can coment on it? I don’t know what they based this on or what they expected. It has given me pause.

”Yes, you can accurately and repeatedly cut thin veneer with this fence. The fit & finish of all parts with the exception of the aluminum fence is extremely poor. It is also a poor fit for a Laguna 18” Band Saw. For the lack of quality, it is not up to the standards one would expect of Laguna Tools. Despite the poor craftsmanship and high cost, it does work as described.”

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#5 posted 05-12-2013 08:25 PM

I wouldn’t buy any fence that is labeled “driftmaster”. Bandsaw drift is caused by a bad blade or an improperly tuned saw (blade needs to be tracked on the middle of the upper wheel). Adjusting the fence to compensate for either of those situations instead of tuning the saw will result in the miter slot being unusable.

I second the recommendation for the Kreg fence. I find it easier and quicker to adjust than most other fence systems I’ve used on bandsaws.

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#6 posted 05-15-2013 05:53 PM

http://www.forums.woodnet.net/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=6370692&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=

Try this link from woodnet forums as they are talking about bandsaw fences as well …

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