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Best bandsaw for resawing

Looking for a great, out of the box, resaw bandsaw. Under $1500. My friend suggested a Laguna, dont recall the model though
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-21-2019, 01:44 PM
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It's more about the proper blade!

The resawing blades by Laguna have a really good reputation:
https://lagunatools.com/accessories/...bandsaw-blade/


and I've heard good things about these:
https://www.bandsawbladesdirect.com/...and-saw-blades


I don't think that the saw makes all that much difference, as long as it has the power, the needed height and good blade guides. I do well with my 18" Min Max, but I haven't tried a carbide tooth resaw blade yet. When I run out of 3/4" 3 TPI Timberwolf blades I may go that route!

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We have the Laguna 14 SUV with 1" Resaw King carbide blade and it is fantastic! I understand the Laguna 1412 is also an excellent saw but I think the largest blade they recommend is 3/4". The 14 SUV has a 3 HP motor running on 240v, has ceramic guides, and can resaw almost 15".

Here's a short video of us resawing a 14" wide board of Sinker Mahogany (yes, I've posted this before and will probably do so again... I like it ).


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We have the Laguna 14 SUV with 1" Resaw King carbide blade and it is fantastic! I understand the Laguna 1412 is also an excellent saw but I think the largest blade they recommend is 3/4". The 14 SUV has a 3 HP motor running on 240v, has ceramic guides, and can resaw almost 15".

Here's a short video of us resawing a 14" wide board of Sinker Mahogany (yes, I've posted this before and will probably do so again... I like it ).

Sinker Mahogany - Resawing acoustic OM set - YouTube

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that is pretty damn awesome.
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it has been decided... next time Lagnua goes on sale, I will be getting the 14 bx
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it has been decided... next time Lagnua goes on sale, I will be getting the 14 bx

I owned this briefly when I was setting up a large milling area which, unfortunately did not come to pass, and sold it at a slight loss to my neighbor down the road. The best feature, among many was the electronic motor brake which stops those big cast iron wheels in 3 seconds or less, a great safety feature. You do want some sort of wheel brake to prevent the wheels from coasting down for several minutes, or so it seems .....


It has 3 HP and some other great features:
https://www.grizzly.com/products/Gri...Brake/G0514X2B


A real nice 2 HP saw for about $1,000 less:
https://www.grizzly.com/products/Gri...ition/G0513ANV

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it has been decided... next time Lagnua goes on sale, I will be getting the 14 bx
Laguna is a cut above just for the ceramic guides for the bigger blades
and the phenolic rods for the mini guides.
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it has been decided... next time Lagnua goes on sale, I will be getting the 14 bx
Great choice! Will you get the 220v version with the 2 1/2 HP motor? I would. Ours has the 3HP motor, 220v, and I can tell you it doesn't even change pitch when resawing 14" of Mahogany.

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Laguna is a cut above just for the ceramic guides for the bigger blades and the phenolic rods for the mini guides.
I think the Laguna is a cut above most saws in this category and they have really been great on service. When we bought the saw I didn't plan on using it for much more than resawing guitar backs and sides so I only bought one 1" Resaw King blade, especially for what they cost.

Well, I got the saw set up and made my first cut, resawing an 8" wide piece of Honduras Mahogany. Within 10 seconds one of the ceramic guides popped off and the blade hit it. Got any idea how long it takes a ceramic guide to destroy a brand new carbide tipped blade? Instantly is the correct answer. So here I am with a brand new saw, some Honduras Mahogany to cut for guitar backs/sides, and no blade. I called for service and got Brian, who turned out to be excellent, btw, and told him what happened.

Brian told me to use CA glue and reattach the ceramic guide and he overnighted a replacement blade - no credit card, no questions asked, no photos required, just casually mentioned that while we were talking it was being prepared for shipment. Now that's good service!

I now keep a back up blade on hand so I'm not without the saw.

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Great choice! Will you get the 220v version with the 2 1/2 HP motor? I would. Ours has the 3HP motor, 220v, and I can tell you it doesn't even change pitch when resawing 14" of Mahogany.
Yes I will be getting this one. I will need to re organize my shop once I get it. Does anyone know of any programs or websites that help with that kind of thing? I can always draw it 55 times and see what I like best..

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Grizzly had one.... gone!

Grizzly's online planner is no longer on their site. I found this one:
https://garagespot.com/design-garage...sketchup-make/


I would draw a grid that represents your floor space showing existing doors, windows, furnace other permanent objects, THEN make scale cutouts of your machines, cabinets, storage units and benches. Move them around on the grid and take photos as you go. When you get one you like flag it or save it to a file " Shop Plans".



No need to draw it 55 different times. No one has your same layout so it would be tough to make suggestions, UNLESS you post the layout grid. That would be a start.....

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Grizzly's online planner is no longer on their site. <img src="http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/images/smilies/sad.png" border="0" alt="" title="Sad" class="inlineimg" />I found this one:
https://garagespot.com/design-garage...sketchup-make/


I would draw a grid that represents your floor space showing existing doors, windows, furnace other permanent objects, THEN make scale cutouts of your machines, cabinets, storage units and benches. Move them around on the grid and take photos as you go. When you get one you like flag it or save it to a file " Shop Plans".



No need to draw it 55 different times. <img src="http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/images/WoodworkingTalk_2016/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png" border="0" alt="" title="EEK! Surprise" class="inlineimg" />No one has your same layout so it would be tough to make suggestions, UNLESS you post the layout grid. That would be a start.....
Great ideas! Haha. Thanks.. when my saw arrives, I will do this!
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I would draw a grid that represents your floor space showing existing doors, windows, furnace other permanent objects, THEN make scale cutouts of your machines, cabinets, storage units and benches. Move them around on the grid and take photos as you go. .
I used that for work for process equipment layout and called it "scissors CAD".
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