Author Topic: Laguna 14BX or Hammer N4400?  (Read 638 times)

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Offline travisj

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Laguna 14BX or Hammer N4400?
« on: November 02, 2018, 01:48 PM »
I just sold my old Ridgid 14” bandsaw and am in the market for a new one.  I have been kind of watching and looking at the Laguna 14BX in 230v.  I called Liz at Felder to get some advice on an extension to my A3-31 and we wound up talking bandsaws for a while.  Now I am on the fence between the Laguna ($1500) and the N4400 ($3k w/ceramic guides).  The primary use would be traditional uses (curves, maybe a bandsaw box, etc...), but I would like to be able to resaw (which the Ridgid didn’t have the capacity for).  I have rarely heard anything negative about the 14BX and even less about the Hammer.  Does anyone have either that could give me some input/advice on which way to go?

My shop space is small - 15’x15’ so I have to take that into consideration as well.  I do have French doors that open into the garage for space for longer boards, but the garage is a step down so moving a machine out there to work is not feasible.

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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Laguna 14BX or Hammer N4400?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 03:37 PM »
Ive had the Hammer N4400 for a few years now as my only bandsaw and its been nothing but awesome. I never considered a Laguna anything though so I have no idea how it compares. I work in Sacramento though and there is a Hammer/Felder showroom here which I bought my N4400 and A3-31 from. They are of course very nice and helpful (they are afterall trying to sell you something) and have been very accommodating after the fact as well.
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