Bandsaw Blade Cuts Waste

By Bill Esler | Posted: 02/05/2013 12:24PM

 

Laguna bandsaw Wandering bandsaw blades can wreck projects and waste wood. “No one can afford to waste wood in the bandsawing process these days… especially exotic woods,” says Catherine Helshoj, VP LagunaTools.

At IWF 2012 Laguna showed an updated LT 14 SUV bandsaw that improves efficiency by using extremely thin-profile blades – allowing it to handle intricate scrollwork, typically needed to be done by much smaller machines in the past. The LT 14 SUV also has a patented ceramic Laguna Guide System using thumb screws for adjustment control, cast iron flywheels, fence, table, and 3-hp Leeson motor. The rack and pinion upper guide and table tilt were also upgraded, as were the handles and wheels.

Now Laguna has updated its bandsaw blades as well. “We machine grind our blades to extremely precise tolerances of 0.002 of a millimeter,” says Helshoj. “We use a complex two-piece manufacturing process that incorporates carbide material for remarkably durable teeth that cut through even the hardest wood like butter.”

 

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