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weldoman

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03-28-2015 10:35 AM

Anybody have any info on this saw? I can’t find much on the web.

http://jonesboro.craigslist.org/tls/4950409748.html

Looking for a saw to cut curves in 4” thick hardwood to make bandsaw boxes.

Thanks Dave

-- missouri, dave


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#1 posted 03-28-2015 01:01 PM

I find nothing on that model. The company timeline shows that in 1995 they “start importing bandsaws from Italy”, though there is a chance it’s earlier than that. At that money it’s definitely worth a look. Motor appears to be a 1 hp but that’s only from the picture. The trunions and guide system might be things that could be difficult to source if there was ever a problem. Good looking saw—i have a feeling it will be smooth running too.

earl

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#2 posted 03-28-2015 01:56 PM

Looks very well made

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 03-28-2015 03:07 PM

You shouldn’t go wrong if the price is right.

Laguna makes very good tools.

I looked at a 14” Laguna the other day. Something like 13” of resaw capacity – unheard of !

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#4 posted 03-28-2015 03:28 PM

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/38576

Why does Laguna Tools have so many unhappy customers ? ^

HTH

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#5 posted 03-28-2015 06:09 PM

I don’t think I would pay $350 for an unknown 13” saw. It should do what you want though. Maybe $200.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#6 posted 03-28-2015 06:21 PM

No idea what size blades that thing uses, but they most likely won’t be an off the shelf standard size.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#7 posted 03-28-2015 06:37 PM

It’s too long a drive to just go check it out and I’ve heard nothing back after emailing him early this morning.
If I was going that far I could be @ the grizzly store in springfield Mo. and come home with a g0513/14 or something. Good idea?

Thanks Guys


-- missouri, dave

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#8 posted 03-28-2015 07:26 PM

It s too long a drive to just go check it out and I ve heard nothing back after emailing him early this morning. If I was going that far I could be @ the grizzly store in springfield Mo. and come home with a g0513/14 or something. Good idea?

Well, the griz would certainly cut band saw boxes. However, it seems like you have the bug, which will wind up costing you money if you don’t harness it :)

Sellers don’t always respond right back. I’ve had some that didn’t respond back for days. Some of those turned up some fantastic deals which I would of missed out on if I had not been patient. I also did a quick scan of CL in Jonesboro (your original link) and there are a ton of pretty nice band saws out there right now for pretty good prices that would suit your needs (and significantly less than that Laguna). Just go to the tools section and search for “band”. And there will be plenty more showing up in the future if you don’t like any of those. Patience and persistence pays big dividends, and caving in to the ‘buy it now’ bug is one of the worst things you can do when looking for used machinery.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#9 posted 03-28-2015 08:56 PM

I highly recommend the grizz store in springfield. Got my table saw there. Where are you Dave. I live about 30 miles south of st louis.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 03-28-2015 09:12 PM

Yea, I’ve got the bandsaw bug. I live within 50 miles of st. louis and I’ve been eyein CL for months. Not much available except for alot of cman 12” saws. Almost all my tools have been bought off CL. Might be an idea for another post topic? Here are some I have picked up:
G1023sl
g0453px
g0490x
Rikon 10-325
Ridgid drill press
Puma 2-stage 80gal air compressor
Ridgid EB4424
Rockler router table and multiple routers and 1500 bd.ft. of hardwoods.

The Rikon will handle bandsaw boxes and resawing but I’m tired of changing blades back and forth, I guess I’m lazy. I’ll keep lookin but those Grizzlies sure are purty


Firefighter, I’m in St.clair, southwest on I-44 @highway 30

-- missouri, dave

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#11 posted 03-28-2015 09:24 PM

All I can do is say my opinion and .02

I was going to buy a lathe and bandsaw from them 14 months ago. I called 12 times and email 18 times for info on both of these tools. They finally sent me a DVD on their tools.

When I wanted to buy I never could get ahold of them. So I thought this is really bad, and if I can not call or email to order what would happen if I had to get something fixed.
I now have a Powermatic 3520b a lot of other guys helped me get and no regrets with the 5 year warranty too.

I still need a bandsaw and hopefully when I save up enough it will be a Grizzly

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#12 posted 03-28-2015 09:31 PM

Ah, I live near De Soto and close to 47. I come thru st Clair often and my wife everyday. She works in Union. I got a craftsman professional 14” saw a few months ago off craigslist. It’s essentially a rikon 10-321 that says craftsman. I don’t do much resawing and use my 1/4” blade for everything.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#13 posted 03-28-2015 09:45 PM


You shouldn t go wrong if the price is right.

Laguna makes very good tools.

I looked at a 14” Laguna the other day. Something like 13” of resaw capacity – unheard of !

- rwe2156

Laguna doesn’t “make” anything, they have all their machines made by others and put their label on them.

The quality of what you get will vary by who the manufacturer of the machine may be, and that is subject to change. Lately, more of their stuff is made in China to keep their prices competitive. Be sure to ask about who manufactures any machine you may be interested in.

They have had some good band saws. Some not so good.

From what I’ve read/heard their new 14 twelve band saw is made in China.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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