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  1. I have had a 1412 for almost 2 years and I have no regrets. I normally run a 1/2" Woodslicer, but I have also used a 1/4" for tight curves and 3/4" Resaw King for resawing and the saw has never had any issues. I have found the dust collection to be very good considering the 4" dust port is right below the table. I have the mobility kit, which I would recommend, I didn't get the light because it is located in an awkward place where it is very easy to hit your head on it. I haven't had any issues with the ceramic guides, which makes the saw much faster to set-up (in-my-opinion). I can norma
  2. I have a 1/2" Woodslicer and a 3/4" Resaw King for my 14-12 and both blades have worked great, it sounds like there may be an issue with the blade you have.
  3. I would also recommend the Woodslicer, but I also have the Laguna Resaw King and it is an awesome blade for resawing.
  4. I built an outfeed-table using the Kreg Universal Bench legs and wheels. This allows me to easily move the outfeed-table for multiple tasks and it can easily move with the table saw if necessary. The Kreg wheels lock down very solidly.
  5. After almost two months I finally finished and installed these walnut bookshelves in our front-room. The shelves are built out of solid wood and plywood, all of the trim is custom made. The plywood case is joined together with domino's. The finish is 5 coats of danish-oil followed up with a wax finish.
  6. Great choice on the 1412! I love mine.
  7. Yes. At this point all I have cut is a 5" wide piece of hard-maple and the cut was smoother than my 1/2" Timber-wolf blade. Now this may be that the Woodslicer is superior to the Timber-wolf instead of a comparison between 1/2" and 3/4". The cut with the Wood-slicer also felt like it was easier to push the wood through. My only complaint was that I had to wait almost a month for the custom-length blade to be made and shipped.
  8. After waiting almost a month for the custom length 3/4" Woodslicer to come in I was finally able to get it installed in my Laguna 1412 today and I am thrilled to report that it works great!
  9. You can get the Laguna brand, but Woodcraft also carries the Timber Wolf blades in 115". My 1/4" is Laguna, and my 1/2" is a Timber Wolf. I also ordered a custom length 3/4" Woodslicer from Highland Woodworking.
  10. I ordered a 3/4" Woodslicer blade for my Laguna 1412 this past weekend, I will report on how it works once I get it. I measured the tire and it is 13/16", and yes according the Laguna a 3/4" blade should work. I also have a 1/2" that I use for general purpose, and I bought a 1/4" for curved work. The 3/4" will be for resawing.
  11. Yes, the base is entirely enclosed. Agreed, but remember it is a 1.75 HP, 115V motor. As I understand it, this is Laguna's first foray into the 115V world with it's bandsaws and I believe that they have a winner. I believe that the price is appropriate based upon the quality of the saw.
  12. Over the past 10 years as a hobbyist woodworker my experience with using a bandsaw has been limited to using my dad’s 14” Rigid bandsaw a few times. I used the bandsaw to cut a couple of curves and one unsuccessful attempt at resawing (which I blame more on the stock blade than anything else). The bottom line is that I have very little experience with bandsaws, so please take that into account with this review. There have been numerous projects where I knew a bandsaw would be a safer and better way to complete a cut. I also wanted to be able to do some resawing, so I started to look
  13. Thanks for the responses, after some more thought I agree that $400 is a lot to spend on a router bit set. I ended up ordering the Whiteside round-over set which is what I really need for my current project. Thanks again.
  14. After becoming very frustrated with the big-box store router bits I own I have decided it is time to upgrade. While looking around I came across this set, which at less than $17/bit, seems like a pretty good deal: I know that I may not use all of those bits, but some of them are $30 sold individually. Thoughts, other suggestions? Thanks.
  15. I was able to do a side-by-side comparison of the Rikon 10-325 and the Laguna 1412 at my local woodcraft last weekend. The Laguna 1412 is a little more expensive, but in my opinion is the higher quality saw. Some of the things that stood out were the Laguna's much heavier trunnion and the heavier rack & pinion blade guide. The best way to describe it was the Laguna just looked and felt like a heavier duty saw. The tough part is finding one since the Laguna 1412 came out about 6 months ago. Full disclosure, I ended up purchasing the Laguna and I am very pleased with my purchase.