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« on: August 02, 2015, 11:56:18 pm »

It looks like they copied the Lortone design and then improved on it. The carriage bearings are much easier to adjust and the thickness of the metal on the carriage looks heavier. I have the LS12 and the LS 14. I've had the LS12 for over 25 years and I got it used and it is still going strong. I've had to replace the carriage assembly twice in all that time. I have always felt that the metal that holds the carriage cross feed rods is far too thin and with just a little wear they easily beat the hole bigger as the rock and carriage starts bouncing up and down a lot. I realize that these saws are a medium duty saw and obviously not in the class of an old HP saw but with just a few upgrades it could be brought up to a higher duty machine. This HT12 looks like those upgrades have been accomplished at a very competitive price.
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