If you’re looking for a buy-it-once-and-done band saw, consider Laguna’s new 14BX. It features a European-style steel frame with a pyramid-shaped spine for rigidity. Inside, cast-iron flywheels provide helpful rotational mass to drive blades as wide as ¾-in. through your densest stock for heavy-duty cuts and resawing. It will resaw material up to 12-in. wide. The 14BX also comes with Laguna’s ceramic blade guides that offer long-term durability and stay cool during use. A quick-release blade guide sets or releases blade tension easily, and a caliper-type disk brake, activated by a foot pedal, stops the cutting action rapidly when needed.
The saw’s 16 x 21-in. cast-iron table sits on a massive cast trunnion that tilts it 45° right and 7° left for making bevel cuts. A high/low aluminum resaw fence gives you stout ripping capabilities, and two 4-in. dust ports in the lower compartment should help whisk away the dust when the machine is connected to a dust collector. A task light (sold separately) can be added to the machine and mounts in two places for better visibility of the cutting area. A wheeled mobility kit is also available for this machine.
Laguna is increasing this saw’s versatility to meet the varying electrical limitations of different shops: you can buy a 1.75hp version that’s wired for 110 volts ($1,399) or a 2.5hp 14BX that runs on 220 volts ($1,499).
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