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The 14|12 Bandsaw is a 110 Volt saw that feels like a 220. Features include pyramid shaped spine, 1 ¾ HP TEFC Motor, quick release tension, 115 volt outlet and micro polished 21″ x 16″ table mounted onto oversized Trunion paired with Aluminum Hi/Low Fence. Solid Cast Wheels are electronically, dynamically balanced & fitted with polyurethane one-piece tires designed to run cooler & last longer than conventional tires. The worm gear & pinion is ultra-smooth and engineered to have minimum flex even when fully extended. This is a trade mark of Laguna, just like the famous ceramic Laguna guides. Double windows allows you to check both tension & tracking while the machine is running.
Shown With Optional Wheel & Light Systems
“[The 14|12] has a lot of the features you’d expect from a larger bandsaw, but in a more compact format, and at a highly competitive price. Equipped with a premium blade it delivers consistently high quality cuts.”
Table Tilt Right: 45°
Table Tilt Left: 7°
Positive Stop: 90°
Table Size: 21-½″ x 16″
Rack & Pinion Upper Guide
Heavy Duty Cast Trunion: 8″ x 13″
Included: 6ft Cord With Plug
Plug: NEMA 5-15P
Premium Anodized Aluminum Throat Plate
Hi/Low Aluminum Fence: 18″ x 5-½″ x ½″
Dual Voltage Motor: 115/230, Pre-Wired 115 Volt
Motor: 14/7 Amp TEFC
Blade Length: 115″
Min Blade Width: ⅛″
Max Blade Width: ¾″
Shipping Weight: 350lbs
Shipping Dimensions (L x W x H): 55in x 22in x 25in
14|12 Bandsaw Manual
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14|12 Parts Manual
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The bandsaw does not come with a blade. You will need to choose blades based on the type of cutting that you will be doing and order the correct length and width. This saw takes a 115” blade.
Bandsaw Blade Shop
Yes, we offer an optional mobility kit for this saw. This same kit also fits the 14BX and Revo 12/16.
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The installation video is shown below:
The work lights are an optional accessory that are available separately. There are pre-drilled mounting locations for the light and an outlet located on the rear of the saw to plug the light in.
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The blade should be centered on the tire and tracked to remain in the center when the wheels are spun by hand. You can verify the position of the blade by looking through the tracking window on the side of the upper cabinet.
We recommend releasing the blade tension when you are finished using the saw for the day. The 14|12 has a quick tension release lever on the back of the saw. You will want to develop a habit of checking to make sure that the blade is tensioned before using the saw. You can view the tension indicator through the window on the upper door.
You will want to use the widest blade that your saw will accept for resawing. This keeps more blade in the guides and provides more “beam strength” in the blade which makes for more accurate cuts. We recommend the Resaw King blade which is carbide-tipped and resharpenable. The ¾” x 115” is the correct fit for this saw.
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You will want to use the widest blade you can for the radius of curves that you will be cutting without binding. The tighter the curves, the narrower the blade that you will need. Two popular choices for starting off are a ¼” x 6 TPI ProForce blade for tight curves and a ½” x 3 TPI ProForce blade for gentle curves and general-purpose work.
The 14|12 bandsaw will accept ¼” up to ¾” blades on the stock ceramic guides that come with the saw. You can use blades smaller than ¼” when using the optional Mini Guides. Blades narrower than ¼” run out of sufficient beam area behind the teeth and gullets to properly support the blade. The Mini Guides use wearable phenolic insert rods that surround the blade (including the blade teeth). The rods are not harmful to the blade teeth and will gradually wear down during use. The rods can be turned and pushed in as they wear. Replacement rods are available for purchase.
Yes, the ceramic inserts can be replaced. To replace, remove the guide block or thrust support. Clean the mounting surfaces. A light sanding with 220 grit paper in the groove or on the face of the thrust shaft will provide some “tooth” for the adhesive. Clean the surface with alcohol and let it dry. Use gel super glue to adhere the ceramic to the guide block making sure that the ceramic is flush with the front surface.
You can see a video of the ceramic replacement below:
Yes, the “Insert Block” is made of plastic so that it does not damage the blade should it touch the blade or teeth. This block is positioned in a slot on the right-hand side of the lower cabinet just under the table. This block seals off the area surrounding the blade to improve dust collection. Your saw will work perfectly with the block removed although dust collection will be better with it in place. Replacement insert blocks are available for purchase.
You can view the setup videos for the 14|12 Bandsaw on our YouTube channel. This is a playlist of 14 videos that break the assembly and adjustments down into sections. You can use the YouTube navigation to select the portion you need help with, or you can watch all the way through to get the most out of your saw.
View 14|12 Setup Video Playlist
Once your saw is set up, you will want to adjust the following items to get the best quality cuts possible. Start with the guides backed off away from the blade and make sure that you adjust in this order. The title of each step is a link to its corresponding setup video.
It is normal to see some sparks at the guides when cutting. This is particularly noticeable after installing a new blade and generally diminishes as the blade is polished by the ceramic guides. Rounding the rear edge of the blade with a fine stone is helpful. The orange spark seen from ceramics against the blade is seen easier than the blue sparks from a metal-bearing touching the blade.
New woodworking machines sold by Laguna Tools carry a two-year warranty. Machines sold through dealers must be registered with Laguna Tools within 30 days of purchase to be covered by this warranty. Laguna Tools guarantees all new machines sold to be free of manufacturers’ defective workmanship, parts and materials.
To register your machine, follow the link below and complete the online form. You will need to upload a copy of your receipt. This can be the receipt file from a dealer, a scan, or photo of your receipt.
You can contact our service department by several methods. You can reach customer service by phone at (800) 332-4094. You can email us at [email protected]. You may be asked to leave your name and contact information for one of our techs to reach you at. You can also open a service ticket by completing our online Customer Service Request Form. Service requests are handled in the order that they are received. You can find useful tips and tricks in our How-To videos and Tech-Tips videos on our YouTube channel.
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No, the 14/12 Bandsaw does not have a foot brake. The 14BX Bandsaw comes standard with the foot brake.
No, the 14|12 Bandsaw is mounted to a raised stand that prevents the use of a foot brake.
The 14|12 bandsaw and all of our Classic Series machines are sold exclusively through authorized Laguna Tools dealers. You can find the closest dealer or online dealers using our dealer locator.
Laguna Classic Series machines are designed in California at our Huntington Beach facility and are manufactured and shipped globally. The 14|12 Bandsaw is manufactured at an ISO-9001 certified facility in Taiwan.
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Yes, the 14|12 Bandsaw is CSA inspected and certified. The CSA certification means it has been tested against applicable North American standards requirements and is widely accepted by many government and code officials, regulatory and regulation bodies, leading retailers, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). The CSA mark demonstrates that a product has been rigorously tested to applicable standards. These include standards written or administered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), CSA Group (CSA), NSF International (NSF), and other North American and global organizations.
The Insert Block is used to improve dust collection by reducing the gap at the bottom of the dust collection area of the saw. Your saw can be operated without the insert block in place while you are waiting for a replacement. The tighter the opening where the blade exits the dust collection chamber, the better the dust collection. Since the insert block is used in very close proximity to the blade, it is designed of plastic so that it does not damage the blade should the two items come into contact. The insert block, like the blade, are considered wear items. The insert block, like a Zero Clearance throat plate on a tablesaw, will get worn over time and is designed to be replaced occasionally. This part is inexpensive and is available on our website.
Users can also make their own replacement insert block from a piece of plywood or MDF. Should you create your own insert block, cut the block to size and then with the saw unplugged slide the block into the groove while rotating the wheels by hand so that the blade can cut the slot while the block is pushed into its groove. Use pliers to hold the block while cutting the groove to keep your hands and fingers away from the blade.
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