Opinion on Laguna 14SE

I just got back from the Wood Show in Costa Mesa this last weekend. Stopped by the Laguna booth and took a look at the 14SE. Wow! They had it set up with a 1" resaw king blade and were able to slice 1/16" pieces (8-10" thick) of burled maple and ash like butter. Having recently struggled with resawing with my 1 hp Delta, I'm ready to put it into the paper and fork for a Laguna.
Everything I've read on the wreck is positive about Laguna bandsaws for resawing, but can some of you owners give me some feedback on smaller cuts like with a 3/8 blade with lots of corner cuts.
And how bout blade changes from big to small and back again?
If I sell the Delta I want to make sure the Laguna can fill it's shoes and give me the big resaw capability. Thanks Mark
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Mark) wrote in message

Fine Woodworking had a capsule review of that saw, maybe a year and a half back, that would be worth tracking down. IIRC, gist was that the unit they received had a couple of rough edges but was beefier in some useful ways than the standard 14 inch Delta or clone. I wonder how much of an upgrade this particular Laguna model would really be, though. I have the same saw as you and find the resawing ability okay for my needs, which is domestic hardwoods up to around jointer width, 8 inches. More power would be fine sometimes, but I feel that improving on the basic functionality of the 14 inch Delta also would require getting more throat capacity and especially table size--neither of which the 14 SE provides, according to the spec sheet. Seems like Laguna's 16 inch model or maybe one of the bigger Taiwanese versions could be a lot more bang for just a few more bucks.

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