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Laguna 14-12 Bandsaw

Item #854323 Laguna
$1,097.00
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4.0

(15 reviews)

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Product Information:

Fine Woodworking Best Value Award Winner

NOTE: the bandsaw pictured is shown with the optional industrial floodlight and mobility kit.
The Laguna Bandsaw 14|12 is engineered to very exacting standards, including brass-tipped lock handle for the rip fence, Euro-style adjustable hinges, tracking and tension windows, an oversized table and heavy-duty trunion, just to name a few.

The appearance of the 14|12 Laguna Bandsaw is something any woodworker, professional or hobbyist would be proud to own. And the fact that it carries the Laguna Tools nameplate tells the world that the operator is serious about his or her woodworking equipment.




Laguna Bandsaw Features:

Laguna Ceramic Blade Guides

4" Dust Port

Table Height 38"

Dual Voltage Motor 115/230, Pre-Wired 115 Volt

Tension Window

Tension Indicator

Tracking Window

Illuminated On/Off Switch

Cast-Iron Wheels

45° Table Tilt Right

7° Table Tilt Left

21-1/2" x 16" Table

Quick-Release Blade Tension

Rack & Pinion Upper Blade Guide

Heavy-Duty Cast Trunion 8" x 13"

Hi/Low Aluminum Fence 18" x 5-1/2" x 1/2 "


Laguna Bandsaw Specs:

Motor: 1-3/4 HP, 14/7 Amp TEFC, -115/230 V

12" Resaw

Stand Included

Blade Length: 115" – Blade Sold Separately

Min. Blade Width: 1/8"

Max. Blade Width: 3/4"

Weight: 312 lbs.
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4.2

(based on 15 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good design (12)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Fast cutting speed (4)
  • Safe (3)

Cons

Best Uses

  • In the workshop (14)
  • Resawing (2)
  • Reviewer Profile:
  • Avid do-it-yourselfer (12), Professional (2)

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5.0

Great Bandsaw

By  Roger

from Capac, MI

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Cutting Speed
  • Good Design
  • Powerful

Cons

Best Uses

  • Home Improvement
  • In The Workshop

Comments about Laguna 14-12 Bandsaw :

I bought this saw after agonizing over the other 14" saws out there. This replaced an ancient Craftsman 12" saw. Holy Cow! I should have done this years ago. I haven't used it to it's capacity yet, but this thing sure liked to resaw! Had a minor issue with one of the ceramic guides not fully seated. Called Laguna, and they advise to heat it up and push it in. Worked like a charm. Now it's tuned, and oh my, does it resaw.

 
2.0

Poor Blade Guide Design and Too Much Vibration

By  CPH

from Katy, TX

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Good Work Height
  • Looks good

Cons

  • Blade Doesn't Stop Quick
  • Ceramic Guides Are Poor
  • Inadequate Safety Features
  • Not Enough Hp
  • Poor Design

Best Uses

  • In The Workshop

Comments about Laguna 14-12 Bandsaw :

I purchased this band saw less than 2 years ago. First thing I noticed was what I thought there to be too much vibration. There is no reason for one of these saws not to run smooth. Second the ceramic guides are a poor design. They spark and tend to come out of their grooves while sawing and ruin the blade. Adjustments don't help. I have given up on the guides and will replace them with roller guides. Third, the blade doesn't stop quickly when the stop button is pressed. I find this dangerous and should be required on all saws. Fourth, there isn't enough hp. I would recommend shopping around before purchasing this saw. Factor in after market upgrades in your budget if you buy this saw. I would return it if I could.

 
5.0

Well made saw

By  Df

from South Florida

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Powerful

Cons

Best Uses

  • In The Workshop

Comments about Laguna 14-12 Bandsaw :

I got mine from Woodcroft in Orlando. Really great guys to deal with. I drove up to see the saw although I had read a lot about it I did not want to purchase it sight unseen. As luck would have it out of stock but within seven days I had one delivered. Packaging was first rate along with fit and finish. The manual leaves something to be desired but Laguna makes up for it with their set up video on their website. Really top-notch. As for performance I would give it 9/10. The blade drift was not as easy to adjust as I would have hoped but I do have it finally dial them. Plus, as noted in other reviews on different forums the bottom door gets caught up on the washer that is attached to the mobile base. Not a big deal but certainly an annoyance. Overall I'm really pleased with the saw. The resaw king blade is a joy to work with and over all the saw is such an improvement over my 20-year-old 14 inch Delta.

 
4.0

Great saw for the money

By  dana

from nh

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Design
  • Powerful

Cons

Best Uses

  • In The Workshop

Comments about Laguna 14-12 Bandsaw :

I have had my saw for about a month now and have used it a lot. The set up was very easy to do alone and everything fit perfect. Tables lined up with no problems, fence was square. I have seen other reviews and some complained about fit and finish, mine was great. It is a smooth running and quiet saw with plenty of power. I have mostly used it for cutting 8/4 hardwood and 12/4 hardwood.

 
3.0

a little disappoiinted...

By  lasalleillinois

from lasalle, IL

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Good Design

Cons

Best Uses

  • In The Workshop

Comments about Laguna 14-12 Bandsaw :

Have bot used it much yet. Overall, excellent cut quality compared to the Ridgid big box store this replaces. Not bad to set up IMHO. Easily did alone. The few cuts made so far a straight and true. YES! THe one issue is the blade tracking. Sent email to customer servicce at laguna, waiting for the response. The bade is centered on the top wheel, offset to the front on the bottom. The blade runs back to front going top to bottom. This means the top guide when properly set up when the guide is down, pushes the blade forward when raised. So the top guide needs to be repositioned if ever moved vertically. Not a huge deal, but I'm sure I will not always remember this.

 
5.0

Smooth as Butter

By  Moonpie Smith

from Indianapolis, IN

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Good Design

Cons

Best Uses

  • In The Workshop

Comments about Laguna 14-12 Bandsaw :

This is the best bandsaw on the market for the money period. I do my homework before I purchase anything. I have used this saw for a while now and I can attest to solid performance. I have made several angle cuts with this machine and its well thought out design. When I set up the saw It took me and my brother 5 hours to set it up including mobility kit and light kit. We took our time with the well laid out instructions with pics were a plus. The first time I put a blade in it was kind of scary but I have since purchased an additional blade for intricate work and I can replace one in under 5 minutes. If you are buying a saw for the name get a Powermatic If you want a saw that is Quiet and smooth get the Laguna 14-twelve. I will take a look at Laguna products from now on when purchasing any major shop machines. The guys at the Indy Woodcraft always celebrate with you when you drive away with any new machine. They spent hours over several visits on this purchase. Thanks for all the knowledge.

 
5.0

Review Up Date

By  keith 1125

from Mount Vernon, WA.

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Fast Cutting Speed
  • Good Design
  • Great Blade
  • Powerful

Cons

Best Uses

  • In The Workshop

Comments about Laguna 14-12 Bandsaw :

Ok my last review I had just completed the assembly and not had the opportunity to cut anything. Since then, I have used the saw numerous times and so far has cut everything I've tried without bogging down. My test cut was a piece of black walnut about 7" square, 2 ft long. Knots and all sliced right through it as fast as I could send it through. Not that I make all my cuts this was I wanted to see what the saw was capable of. WOW! I could not believe How nice the cut was or how powerful the saw is. I guess I owe a shout out to the blade too. I'm sure the teaming the saw with the re-saw king carbide tooth blade is the paring for the saw. This is an awesome machine and my buddies at Woodcraft couldn't have been any better. Thanks guys! and Thanks Laguna!!!

 
4.0

Amazing except the speed

By  j-mac

from Ma

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Fast Cutting Speed
  • Good Design
  • Powerful
  • Safe

Cons

Best Uses

  • Bowls
  • Cutting curves
  • Resawing

Comments about Laguna 14-12 Bandsaw :

The overall bandsaw is fantastic the only issue which is very minor is the set up and the blade takes a while to slow down after each cut.

 
5.0

Wow

By  Jake

from CA

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Good Design
  • Powerful

Cons

Best Uses

  • In The Workshop

Comments about Laguna 14-12 Bandsaw :

Fabulous band saw. I think the pros have all been mentioned. I found assembly to be pretty straight forward and honestly only referenced the instructions for the wheel base I bought for it. One thing worth mentioning is Woodcraft's phenomenal customer service. My first band saw was damaged by the shipping company and Woodcraft had a replacement ready to go out the door in short order. Even with a back order, I got the new saw within a week. Thank you Woodcraft for amazing customer service.

 
4.0

My First Bandsaw

By  Dan

from Waxhaw, NC

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Good Design
  • Powerful
  • Safe

Cons

Best Uses

  • In The Workshop

Comments about Laguna 14-12 Bandsaw :

After having researched the various 14" bandsaws in this price range, and after seeing the positive reviews, I decided on the Laguna 14-12 as my first bandsaw. I will primarily be using the bandsaw for resawing. I just completed assembly and adjustment of the machine, and I am very pleased with the overall design and workmanship. Additionally, I am pleased with the customer service. When unpacking the machine, I found that one small part was missing. I called Laguna customer service and a few days later the part arrived in the mail. One problem area, which was mentioned by other reviewers, is the adequacy of the owner's manual. However, I found a video on the Laguna website in which they demonstrate the complete process of unpacking, assembly and setup of the bandsaw. That video answered all of my questions. I also purchased the optional mobility kit, light and resaw king blade. I have a small shop, so the mobility kit was essential. The mobility kit mechanisms work very well. While the light seems to be of good quality, the location is such that I have bumped by head on it a few times. The resaw king blade seems to cut very well, although I have only made a few cuts with it up to now. Overall, I am pleased with my purchase and consider this bandsaw an excellent addition to my shop.

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