What blades for my Laguna 1412?

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Forum topic by jtm posted 05-06-2014 06:45 AM 2469 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2014 06:45 AM

Hi all,

I picked up a Laguna 1412 this past weekend. I haven’t had the chance to put it together yet, but I need to order a couple of blades. (the 1412 does not include a blade)

I’d like to get a resaw blade and a decent general purpose bandsaw blade for curved cuts, etc…

I know Laguna makes the Resaw King, but I’d rather not drop $150 on a blade for my first foray into the wonderful world of resawing. I’m not worried about perfectly smooth cuts, as I have a drum sander and can run the pieces through that after resawing.

Based on my research, it seems like the Woodslicer blades get fairly decent reviews. I was thinking about picking up a 3/4” blade. Does this seem like a reasonable purchase?

As far as general purpose blades, I have no idea what to get. Do I buy 1/2” or 1/4” or 1/8”? How many TPI? What brand blade should I get?

Thanks in advance!

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#1 posted 05-07-2014 09:57 AM

I got my 14 12 in March and I got three blades with it it takes a 115” blade what I got was Laguna blades a 3/8 Proforce blade that i have on the saw now looks like a real good blade so far. Then I also got a 5/8 Shearforce blade and the 3/4 resaw king blade I have yet to use the later two blades the resaw king is pricy but it can also be resharpened so that initial cost can be spread out a bit. I have no regrets on buying this saw plus at the time wood werks had them on sale you can contact them as they were a big help. good luck and enjoy your saw. Paul

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#2 posted 05-09-2014 11:36 PM

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-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#3 posted 05-10-2014 01:28 PM

Congrats on a great saw; love mine. A Timberwolf 1/2” 3TPI blade is a good versatile blade that does a good job on resawing and can be used for moderate curves with some relief cutting along the way. You will want a higher TPI for cutting thin material, and a narrower blade for scroll work, but for most furniture projects you will be pleased to just leave the 1/2” 3TPI on the saw.

-- PaulMayer,

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