was looking at laguna (they finally released the revo 18/36) and I saw they
had a great deal on the 14/12 bandsaw for $875
if i had the 875 one dollar bills i would get one of these
i watched the bat master video just for fun
that is the cnc wood lathe
Try to test one before buying. While the ceramic guides on the Laguna
are probably the best available they do offer about 3 different
lines/quality of machines. I would not be surprised at all of they were
built in the same plant that Jet, Grizley, and other tiawanese machines
are built. I know how you don't like Jet.
always good to try before you buy
i am not buying one but just passing along that they had 5 for sale at 875
it seems like a good price but if it is a cookie-cutter saw than it may not be
a good deal
looks like a nice saw
Well that is a good rule of thumb but not always possible. But on the
units that are in the store, testing would certainly be part of the
process. Now if you are looking for the top end consumer band saws from
Laguna you are going to probably have to go to California or a trade
show where the bands saws might be on display. I suspect because of the
price difference local store simply do not stock those saws. And I find
that a bit odd because my local Woodcraft stocks the $5000+ Powermatic
and the upper end Lagunas in similar sizes might be a bit less. Maybe
the big Powermatics are made in Taiwan vs. the Italian built Lagunas.
Absolutely a good price but aside from the ceramic guides the low end
Laguna might be as fussy as the other similar priced saws.
Almost 10 years ago I thought I was upgrading when I bought the 18"
Rikon for $999. Unfortunately it was still pretty comparable to my old
10" Craftsman that was 20+ years old. The Rikon got returned almost
immediately. It did have more power over the Craftsman but finding
blades that would track decently was a crap shoot and then I still had
to putz with adjustments to get them "just right" so that they would
even cut with any precision. With the Laguna perfect adjustment is not
necessary for the saw to perform well.
I bought the LT16HD Laguna and the comparison difference is like a bench
top table saw to a cabinet saw. With this saw you can't blame the saw. ;~)
more reason to buy the low-end
gives you plausible deniability
oh, that, that was the saw's fault
regarding laguna the new revo looks very nice and has got good reviews
interesting about this model is that it has steel bedways instead of cast
A "way" is a road or path. So "by the way" means something
which is beside the main path of the conversation.
According to the OED, you're precisely right. They date the
expression to 1556.
BTW, one of my pet peeves is people who confuse "way" as in
"under way" with weigh as in "weigh anchor". Doesn't annoy
me as much as the people who confuse break and brake, tho.
I love the saw, never a problem with adjustments not holding and
adjustments can be relatively vague and it cuts fine.
I will warn you however, this saw comes with a 4.5 hp Baldor motor that
"you" have to mount, and you will have to add a cord, unless something
has changed. It is a 2 person job, mounting the motor, and the motor is
very heavy and large.
Other than mounting the motor every thing is pretty straight forward. I
strongly advise getting the mobility kit, the saw is about 465 lbs.
Making veneer is a simple procedure with the 1.25" Resaw King that
One other thing, not really a feature of the saw other than the size
blade it uses, 150". The longer blades are a snap to fold and unfold
compared to shorter ones I have folded. I can fold and unfold bare
handed. There is such low tension with it folded that tossing it on the
ground to let it spring open does not work. I'm totally in control when
I would say because of the length. Any particular blade is a given
thickness, the shorter it is the more it has to bend to coil and the
more resistant it is to bend. Anyway with my 150" blades it is almost
like uncoiling a garden hose, there is no urgency by the blade to uncoil.
mine are 90 something inches
they are like a coiled snake
now all this talk of blades has reminded me that bandsaws used to have
a spot welder on them i think
or at least it was common to repair them
it seems material science has advanced to a point where the blades are
harder to break
i have tested this unwittingly and the blade i have did not break
LOL I remember those days with my old and much smaller Craftsman. Not
realizing the longer blades, on the Laguna, have less tension I feared
the opposite with the longer blades until I dropped the blade 5~7 times
and nothing happened. And then I was really on guard as I opened it
with my hands.
Yes, they are welded in one spot, end to end.
I have only had one broken BS blade on the Laguna.... My wife wanted
to cut out a complicated pattern that was drawn on "cardboard". Bang!
Cardboard are you kidding me? LOL
The welder isn't there to mend an accidentally broken blade, it's there,
generally with a cutter as well, to facilitate internal cuts--you break
the blade, pass it through a drilled hole in the part, weld it, and then
do the cut.
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