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Thread: Laguna LT18 vs Grizzly

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    Laguna LT18 vs Grizzly

    I was browsing CL and I came across this ad:
    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/tls/2523325917.html

    This is over my budget but I was wondering if a good used LT18 better than a new Grizzly 17" or 19".
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    I see the ad's been deleted...you couldn't wait could you Get it set up yet?

    Edit..sorry couldn't resist and no help on the question in general.
    Last edited by Ken Cook; 08-01-2011 at 04:50 AM.

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    Ken, I wish it was me who bought it. I am not surprised though. Good deals go fast.

    BTW, the price was $2300
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    Bump.

    Even though it is sold, I'd still like to know your opinion.
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    I'm just guessing here, but although I suspect the Laguna is a better made saw, I doubt it's worth twice as much as a new Grizzly. Plus, the Grizzly would come with a warranty.
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    More than twice the price. Warranty is a huge factor on something worth more than a couple of hundred bucks. Grizzly came out with the best value from Fine woodworking. that in itself says lots about the machine.
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    Good point about the warranty. I didn't think of that.
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    I consider warranty of paramount importance. I won't buy Grizzly scratch and dent items at 10% discount because of the no, or limited, warranty.
    Plus, I would be uncomfortable about buying anthing Laguna. I watched a video about Laguna tools done by the owner of the company. He just doesn't engender trust. But, when I was shopping for a new lathe I did contact them and was majorly turned off by their high pressure sales tactics. Even if the features and price of their lathe had proven more attractive than the Grizzly I ended up with, I wouldn't have bought from them.
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    I can't speak for the Grizzly bandsaw, but I do have a Laguna. Mine's the LT-16.

    It's a fine saw. Rugged, heavily built, powerful, and reliable. I've had it for about nine years now, and have never needed any sort of warranty service, so I can't say anything about that.

    As long as I do my part, I can saw 1/16" veneers, up to 12" wide, all day. I use either the Laguna "Resaw King" blade or the Highland Hardware "Woodslicer." Both are excellent blades. The Laguna blade costs about 3 times what the Highland one does, but since it's carbide tipped it lasts many times as long.
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    Thanks Frank and Jim.

    Jim, I have read similar reviews about LT18. I wish I could afford one.
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