Two years of intensive research and design went into the Laguna 1412, and the result is a band saw of uncompromised quality. Laguna's first offering in the 110V market, the 1412 makes industrial-quality features accessible for woodworkers in home shops and pro shops alike. Laguna's famous pyramid-shaped spine and an oversized trunnion offer incredible rigidity for vibration-free performance. The solid cast iron wheels also dampen vibration, are precisely balanced, and are fitted with polyurethane tires that run cooler and last longer. The generously sized table is micro-polished to a beautiful sheen and includes a precision fence that can be flipped vertically for resawing, or horizontally for standard ripping. The magnetic blade guard is raised and lowered with a worm-drive rack and pinion so your blade guides stay perfectly adjusted regardless of the height. The saw includes Laguna's renowned ceramic blade guide system. A huge, quick release lever relieves tension for fast blade changes, while convenient viewing windows allow you to check both tension and tracking while the machine is running.
Note: Optional light and wheel accessories shown are not included with the saw.
- Quick-release tension lever for fast blade changes.
- Laguna ceramic guides for precision blade guidance.
- Magnetic blade guard is easy to remove.
- Includes heavy-duty stand.
- 4" dust port captures dust at the source.
- Tension window makes it easy to adjust your blade tension.
- Tracking window lets you track the blade while the saw is on.
- Cast iron wheels are electronically dynamically balanced.
- Worm gear and pinion is ultra-smooth and engineered to have minimum flex even when fully extended.
- Heavy-duty oversized cast trunnion for stability.
- Includes premium anodized aluminum throat plate
- Hi/low aluminum fence flips up for resawing.
- Oversized power button features safety key to prevent unwanted start ups.
- Dual Voltage Motor 115/230, Prewired 115 Volt.
|Manufacturer Part Number||MBAND1412-175|
|Band Saw Blade Size||115"|
|Band Saw Size||14"|
|Dust Collection||4" Port|
- Motor: 1-3/4 HP TEFC
- Voltage: 115/230V (pre-wired 115V)
- Wheel Size: 14''
- Throat Depth: 13-5/8''
- Resaw Capacity: 12''
- Footprint: 25'' x 18''
- Height: 70-1/4''
- Table Dimensions: 21-1/2'' x 16''
- Table Height from Floor: 38''
- 45° Table Tilt Right
- 7° Table Tilt Left
- 90° Positive Stop
- Miter Slot: 3/8'' x 3/4''
- Fence Dimensions: 18'' x 5-1/2'' x 1/2''
- Blade Length: 115''
- Min. Blade Width: 1/8''
- Max. Blade Width: 3/4''
- Trunnion: 8'' x 13''
- Illuminated On/Off Switch
- 6' Cord with Nema 5-15P plug
6 Review(s)View All
Excellent Band SawPosted June 9, 2014
-Large, flat, smooth, and heavy table.
-Exceptional resaw capacity.
-Easy blade tension and blade change. Takes wide range of blade widths.
-Excellent fence design and operation
-Easy (comparatively) blade guide adjustment.
-The saw is very well engineered from the point of view of assembly. Tapped bolt holes, no nuts and washers to hold in place. Everything fits without tweaking.
-The table is a bit low for me (6'1")
-The lamp is very useful but it sticks out from the saw's profile and I often bump it with my head. LED's under the top cabinet would be a much better design.
-The mobile base has one wheel in front and makes the saw a bit tippy when I am moving it. Be careful to adjust it so that the front feet just barely clear the floor when the mobility wheel is down.
- The assembly instructions are not clear. Two of the photos are so obscure (literally, dark) I could not interpret them and wished for a drawing instead. The parts diagram was so small and faint that I had trouble reading it even with a magnifying glass. Some part names are different in the parts list than in the instructions.
I had to call the Laguna help line twice to assemble the base. I had no trouble getting through and the person I spoke to was very knowledgeable, cheerful and helpful. Laguna should field test the manual with a few people who have not seen the assembled saw.
Assembly was a temporary annoyance, soon forgotten. The saw will be a continuing pleasure to use.
"Now you own a REAL band saw..."Posted April 23, 2014
I briefly owned a POS Porter Cable 14" band saw bought from a big box store and it just plain sucked. I replaced the blades, spent hours tweaking, and it only caused me more frustration. I returned it and then went to my local Rockler store to ask the boys which saw they'd get.
They all steered me toward the Laguna, and it was definitely the right choice.
The build quality is excellent, and it is packed very well. The instruction manual can be a bit cryptic, but a little head scratching and I had the saw put together and through initial tuning in about 2 hours. It is a sexy, sexy machine, and even with this being my first real band saw experience, my first resaw cuts were dead straight, dead smooth, and...really... caused me to giggle like a moron to such an extent that my wife came out of the house into the garage to see what all the fuss was about.
I have absolutely no doubt that this machine will pay off for me big time. In the first day I've owned it, I've already done things I could only dream of 24 hours ago. I made gorgeous veneer out of scrap wood that would have otherwise been used for backing blocks on the router table or something similar.
It didn't break a sweat cutting through the widest hardwood stock I had to experiment with, no drift, no wobble, no tracking issues, nothing!
I'm giving this 5 stars because it really, really is a superior machine, and it just LOOKS like a million bucks, too.
I do have a few complaints, but they are minimal and at least one is personal preference more than anything else.
My biggest gripe is that it is really short, about 6" shorter than the comparable Jet. I'm 6'4", so a taller work surface would have been appreciated. I plan to fix this by building a hardwood spacer between the cabinet base and the saw body. The saw definitely makes up for this by giving you nearly 13" of resaw capability. It definitely maximizes its footprint.
The manual could have been a little better, but it does include the phrase "but now you have a real band saw, so you won't be doing that anymore." Brilliant.
I also had to shim the fence with a bit of paper to get it parallel with the blade, but again... this is pretty minimal.
My last gripe is about the mobility kit. It is overpriced at $150 for what you get. It works fairly well, but is definitely a profit center at $150. I did get the light kit for free with the saw, which is definitely worth the $100. The pricing is a little odd, because the light kit is exceptionally built and seems like it would be a lot pricier to make than the wheel kit, but what do I know?
Overall, I could not realistically be happier with this saw. Buy it. Use it. Rub it with a diaper and tell it you love it. You will not be disappointed!
Best in its class.Posted March 14, 2014
Some things I would like to change: the ceramic guide adjustment could be easier. I like a taller table but Laguna is famous for their short table heights, at least this one is a little taller then some of their other 14" band saws. I don't like Laguna's lamp location and the way the power cord for it runs along the machine. I bought a two LED kitchen light that I Velcro'd to the frame. It looks cleaner and lights the cutting area better.
In conclusion, if I were to turn the clock back two month's, I would of worry less about which 14" band saw I needed and bought this one.