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