No, I NEED that After all, I pick up a few potted plants for the wife
and a bag of fertilizer for the lawn.
I have to laugh at some of the owners. Do they ever wonder how Europe
got built using those small trucks?
That for the really big jobs. One day we were sitting outside having a
cappuchino and watched two guys unloading material from a small truck
onto a dolly and pushing it a half block down a narrow street. I imagine
most of the building was delivered on a dolly or back of a donkey.
We rented an apartment in a villa built in the 1500's. Even today,
you'd have a hard time getting anything larger than a full sized pickup
up the road on the side of the hill. I cannot imagine how they got
materials to the site back then. Lots of stone, big timbers.
You get the same thing in remote parts of the US West, where
mining was once a thing. 12,000 feet up a mountain on a track
barely passable by Jeep, and you find a steam locomotive
boiler or something like that. Which was evidently hauled
up the mountain on rollers by a team of oxen or somesuch.
My long bed Duramax regular cab (no duallie cause it wouldn't fit in the
gar^H^H^Hshop) is ideal for towing our 5th wheel. We spend about 4
months a year for the last 8 years seeing our beautiful country. The
long bed has a lot of advantages when towing a 5th wheel as well as
hauling sheet goods and lumber.
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure,the creed of ignorance, and the
gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery"
FWIW about 8 years ago I bought a Laguna LT16HD. I bought a 18" Rikon
to replace a small Craftsman. I kept the Rikon about a week and
returned it. It more closely performed like the Craftsman compared to
the Laguna. I love the Laguna, it stays set and very little tweaking
needs to be done with blade size changes. And it tracks perfectly.
the videos I saw it looked like you could make veneer on the laguna
I never heard of laguna when I bought jet stuff
my impression of laguna is that they don't just copy things from other
manufacturers they rethink the design and it seems to be a succesful
btw lagauna are moving and having a huge sale that I can't participate
in but others might be able to if in So. Calif.
Well worth it if you have a few extra pennies in your pocket. I'm happy
with my Jet bandsaw that was affordable when I bought it, but, yes, I'd
go for the Laguna today.
My Jet tools have worked well and are good value, but you can step up
for a few bucks more if you have it.
I heard laguna resharpen these blades and the blades are not cheap
but they do things that cannot be done with other bandsaw/blade combos
worthless as a conventional veneer but useful for other things
but I'd still never heard of them, wish i had though
Ok but the designs are still significant and standout
regarding rikon I don't know them either but giving a quick look
it looks just like all the other players where as the laguna
bandsaws really standout, the ceramic guides as you pointed out,
I was amazed what the guy was doing with a bandsaw, I think it
was a video for the fence system but still was something I didn't
know could be done with a bandsaw
The Resaw King is a b-metal blade, although not carbide. The blade is
indeed expensive and but can be resharpened by Laguna. I only use mine
on special occasions when I want maximum yield on veneers. I can't say
if there is another blade or not that cuts as well as the Resaw King
A pretty much direct competitor to Laguna is MiniMax. I considered that
saw also but had issues with the home office/showroom floor when I made
an appointment to see a particular saw and traveled 180 miles to do so.
The day before the appointment they had the saw, the next day when I
arrived they had a cannibalized model.
They do from the Laguna Exclusive guides and perhaps the Baldor motors
but they do resemble a few other Italian made BS's that all come from
the same factory. But yes it was the specific differences that sold me.
Yeah! the MiniMax that I mentioned above is every bit as robust as the
Italian Lagunas. When I visited the showroom the rep was building a
nice piece of furniture and only using a band saw to make all of the
cuts. He also indicated that a good BS needs no guides... He demoed
cutting several pieces of scrap with the guides removed.
This fact is one of the reasons I went the extra mile in expense to get
a good HD BS. If you don't need guides you know that the saw is sound
enough to hold its settings and not have to be tweaked regularly.
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