Laguna LT14x14 SUV 14" Bandsaw

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Laguna
Model:
LT14x14 SUV
Price:
$1,595

Description

The LT14 SUV is an upgraded version of Laguna's LT14 3000 series bandsaw. Full of powerful features and massive resawing capacity—14 inches—this European style bandsaw has a strong 3-hp Leeson motor for tough resawing. Plus it has a rack-and-pinion upper blade guide, a convenient foot brake with micro-switch, and easy-tilt table system.
Features
Motor: 3-hp Leeson
Volt: 220, single phase
Recommended breaker: 30 amps
Min-Max blade width: 1/8"—1"
Resaw capacity: 14"
Throat: 13¼"
Blade length: 125"
Foot-brake with microswitch: Yes
Rack & pinion upper guide: Yes
Rack & pinion table tilt: Yes
Quick-release tension: Yes
Laguna ceramic guides: Yes
Cast-iron table size: 19¾" x 15¾"
Table height: 35½" Dust ports: 2 @ 4"
Machine height: 70"
Weight: 340/375 lbs
Shipping dimensions: 30" x 36" x 75

WOOD magazine review

We couldn't bog this 3-hp saw down

Review Summary

Pluses:  For this price you expect a saw to deliver above and beyond competitors costing much less—and that’s what you get. The 14x14SUV has the most power by far, the greatest resaw capacity (14"), the best blade guides, an L-shaped fence you can use in up or down positions, and a magnetic power switch that prevents accidental start-ups.
It also features a table with a rack-and-pinion gear and gas strut for smooth, easy tilting; two 4" dust ports for the best dust collection; and a foot brake with power disconnect to quickly stop the blade. Minuses:  The table measures 351⁄2" from the floor, about 5" too low for our 6'-tall tester. It’s the noisiest of the lot—10 decibels more than the quietest. There’s no lower cabinet for storage of accessories.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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