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On 2/27/2015 7:07 PM, John McCoy wrote:

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?
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Oh I know! *raises hand excitedly and jumps* I know! I know!
They used under-powered Kias* to pull caravans to and from the jobsite!
*Caravaner club's towcar of the year
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On 2/28/2015 5:17 AM, Puckdropper wrote:

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.
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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.
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On 02/27/2015 05:07 PM, John McCoy wrote:

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.
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Yeah, good point. The extra wheelbase helps pulling any kind of a trailer, because it adds more resistance to the trailer pushing the truck around.
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On 02/27/2015 08:08 PM, John McCoy wrote:

wheel doing any of the "pushing around" thing.
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On 02/27/2015 10:06 PM, Doug Winterburn wrote:

making a sharp turn and no need for a sliding hitch.
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"John McCoy" wrote in message

Though there could be a fifth wheel hitch under the bed cover... rather than a receiver hitch. ;~)
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On Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:07:01 +0000 (UTC), John McCoy

I always wondered what the purpose of the Explorer Sport Trak was. Whatever floats your boat.

They come without hitches? Mine (F150 6-1/2' bed, extended cab), came with the receiver, though not the ball. I grabbed the ball I installed on my '01 Ranger.
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snipped-for-privacy@attt.bizz wrote in wrote:

I imagine they take them off when they add the lift kit, 22" wheels, 6" exhaust tip, roo-bars, and all the other "hey look at me" stuff.
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On Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:53:24 -0500, "Mike Marlow"

They're trying to look down their nose at others, so they can feel superior. If you want to drive a truck instead of a car, why should I care?
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FWIW I lave been very happy with my 07 Tundra.
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On 2/25/2015 11:13 AM, Electric Comet wrote:

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.
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:24:48 -0600

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 strategy
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.
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On 2/25/2015 5:07 PM, Electric Comet wrote:

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.
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On 2/25/2015 4:07 PM, Electric Comet wrote:

blade. I have cut red oak veneer so thin that you can see through the pores. A worthless veneer but cool to be able to do that.

Not new by any stretch, I can remember seeing Laguna way back when. Probably 30+ years

Well actually they have other manufacturers build their equipment and they enhance it. The upper end BS's are Italian. Most of the good stuff is European. Some of the Platinum series is Taiwan.

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On 2/25/2015 7:35 PM, Leon wrote:

FWIW the Laguna BS 10 point ceramic guides sold me, they are great.
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On Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:35:12 -0600

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, etc.
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
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On 2/27/2015 12:49 PM, Electric Comet wrote:

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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