Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 24 of 24

Thread: Felder, SCM/Minimax, or Laguna bandsaw?

  1. #16
    Thank you very much John
    I must buy a dial indicator and mount for myself someday, even the cheap ones seem to be too pricey for me.
    I would love to hear the ping from a good blade at over 20k psi for the moment.

    Enjoy your new saw Mick, congrats.
    Best of luck with it, it's a beast.

    Tom

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Winterville, NC (eastern NC)
    Posts
    1,955
    Satisfied owner of a Laguna LT18 since 2005. Upgraded to the ceramic guides and a Resaw King for the thick stuff and resewing. Never a problem since unloading the heavy beast solo in 95 degree heat solo. I would get another if a UFO crashed into my shop. Fine Italian made machines.
    Don't forget to check the used market. Unless it has been abused you should be able to find a good one.

  3. #18
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Santa Fe, NM
    Posts
    110
    That was my second choice. That's a nice bandsaw. In the end it came down to having a familiarity and comfort level with the Centauro machines. I'm certain I'll be very happy with my decision for many years to come.
    Semi-retired, teaching CNC for Fine Woodworking at the local community college. FineLine Automation Saturn 2, EnRoute Pro, Aspire, Mach3.

  4. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Silicon Valley, CA
    Posts
    709
    Nice saw you ordered. Do get a good blade to go with it.

    Matt

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Beantown
    Posts
    1,702
    Saw awesome and I’ve used a few now and also own a 500 sp.

    Imop it’s heads an shoulders above your other choices.

    You will without question enjoy it.

    Don’t skimp on the blade.

    1: Lennox woodmaster ct is awesome and not to expensive...

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Princeton, NJ
    Posts
    5,963
    Blog Entries
    7
    I have the SP500 also, great saw.
    Bumbling forward into the unknown.

  7. #22
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Santa Fe, NM
    Posts
    110
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Walsh View Post
    Donít skimp on the blade.

    1: Lennox woodmaster ct is awesome and not to expensive...
    I ordered the Woodmaster CT as soon as I got off the phone ordering the saw.
    Semi-retired, teaching CNC for Fine Woodworking at the local community college. FineLine Automation Saturn 2, EnRoute Pro, Aspire, Mach3.

  8. #23
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Cache Valley, Utah
    Posts
    1,468
    Quote Originally Posted by Mick Simon View Post
    Not wanting to engage in the tensioning discussion too much as everyone has an opinion, but interestingly Sam Blasco emailed me after I placed the order with a nice note and attached, among other things, a write-up he did on blades and tensioning. He tensions all his blades (of any size) to about 21,000 psi, plus or minus some wiggle room.
    I got the same saw from Sam at the 2017 AWFS; wonderful saw. I have been running a 1" WM CT as well, mostly for resaw and heavy rips, but occasionally crosscuts, too. Great blade.

    I would appreciate a copy of Sam's tensioning article if possible.

  9. #24
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Santa Fe, NM
    Posts
    110
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Cav View Post
    I would appreciate a copy of Sam's tensioning article if possible.
    How do I PM you? Can't seem to find the link the new layout.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •