LumberJocks

Looks like Laguna is making a baby lathe...

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodturning forum

Forum topic by RichBolduc posted 10-17-2018 11:02 AM 1442 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View RichBolduc's profile

RichBolduc

478 posts in 293 days


10-17-2018 11:02 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=85&v=kNxRyNi0nIA

After zooming in on some of Jay’s pics…. Looks like a 1HP

Rich


22 replies so far

View HokieKen's profile

HokieKen

6618 posts in 1315 days


#1 posted 10-17-2018 01:29 PM

Looks like a nice machine. I’m sure it’ll be cheap ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

View Lazyman's profile

Lazyman

2561 posts in 1563 days


#2 posted 10-17-2018 02:02 PM

I just bought the next size up (1836), their previous smallest lathe. It is a solid machine so I expect this one will be good too. I’ll bet the add on accessories, bed extension, wheel kit and light, were easily an extra $500 though. That light alone is MSRP of $150.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

View GR8HUNTER's profile

GR8HUNTER

4930 posts in 889 days


#3 posted 10-17-2018 02:08 PM



I just bought the next size up (1836), their previous smallest lathe. It is a solid machine so I expect this one will be good too. I ll bet the add on accessories, bed extension, wheel kit and light, were easily an extra $500 though. That light alone is MSRP of $150.

- Lazyman


yes but its dentist quality LOL :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

View Lazyman's profile

Lazyman

2561 posts in 1563 days


#4 posted 10-17-2018 02:11 PM

I guess I can skip one trip to my dentist to pay for it! Heck, I can probably get 2 if I skip the x rays.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

View RichBolduc's profile

RichBolduc

478 posts in 293 days


#5 posted 10-17-2018 02:14 PM

The 1836 is going to be my next shop upgrade… Going to try to hold off until I either finish my current degree or find a better job… I almost pulled the trigger on an 1836 and a 1412 this weekend with the Laguna sale.

Rich

View Lazyman's profile

Lazyman

2561 posts in 1563 days


#6 posted 10-17-2018 02:40 PM

Yeah, the Laguna sale at Rockler last month push me over the edge to pull trigger to buy the 1836 lathe. I was looking at a nearly new one on Craigslist in Nebraska that had several accessories (including the $150 light) but someone bought it before I could get off the fence. I happened to mention the sale to the wife and she said happy birthday! I couldn’t add it to the cart and click checkout fast enough.

Overall, I am happy with the Lathe but I do have 2 problems I need to call them about. First, the headstock get pretty warm (131 F measured with infrared thermometer) even though the bearing is quiet as can be. None of the other bearings get warm at all. Even the motor stays fairly cool. The other problem is that I started having a problem with the banjo not locking down as it should. It was fine at first but I now have to sort of fiddle with it. I am going to try adjusting it to see if it just needs a minor fine tuning but since it seems to behave differently in different positions I am worried that might not be the issue. I guess I am going to find out how good their customer service is.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

View RichBolduc's profile

RichBolduc

478 posts in 293 days


#7 posted 10-17-2018 02:53 PM

Let me know how it goes… Still contemplating a Nova Galaxi or Saturn, but the reviews I’ve read say the Laguna blows it away. Did you get the 110V or 220V version?

Rich

View Wildwood's profile

Wildwood

2450 posts in 2311 days


#8 posted 10-17-2018 03:29 PM

Inquiring minds need to know the price, right now none of the vendors have one. While can find many reviews for that 1838 version video only reference we have.

-- Bill

View Lazyman's profile

Lazyman

2561 posts in 1563 days


#9 posted 10-17-2018 03:33 PM

220v. I figured that it was worth an extra $100 to get the extra horsepower, since I already had 220 in the shop. I have to switch the 220 plug between my Bandsaw and table saw but that is not too much of an inconvenience. I do sometimes use the bandsaw to prep a blank and take it directly to the Lathe but its not a big deal.

I was also looking at Nova lathes and was sort of leaning towards the Saturn when the Laguna sale came up. I also considered getting a Nova 1624 II off of craigslist and adding the DVR upgrade that Nova sells for it. I liked the ability to pivot the headstock to do outboard turning on the Saturn but I am not sure I would do it that often, not to mention that you have to add an outboard tool rest to do that. I think that the heavier base of the Laguna will make a big difference when roughing out large bowl blanks which is one of the reason I wanted to upgrade in the first place.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

View moke's profile (online now)

moke

1258 posts in 2952 days


#10 posted 10-17-2018 05:45 PM

I have an 18/36 too. I got it right after they came out. I have used it a lot. I really like it, but there is a review here that doesn’t think so highly of it. I have never experienced the issues that they had. But the thing I probably like the least is that huge speed control. It is easy to bump and seems to be right where you want to have your tool when doing the back side of bowls and such…..I noted that this 12/16 has it in the same configuration and spot….they must think its an asset there. But I have to say, it is a minor issue and one I can live with.

While I have heard mixed reviews of their Customer Service, I have never needed any. But one of my friends ordered a band saw and they called him a few days after it was delivered to see what he thought and if they could help…..I have never heard of that.

-- Mike

View TheDane's profile

TheDane

5534 posts in 3839 days


#11 posted 10-18-2018 01:40 AM

While I have heard mixed reviews of their Customer Service, I have never needed any.

You’re lucky. I don’t have one of their lathes, but I bought a 2hp cyclone 3 years ago. 2 months ago, the bearings in the motor started to go (sounds like a corn sheller when it starts up). It is out of warranty, so I ordered a replacement motor 9/4/18, paid for it, and am still waiting for it ship … it is on backorder and they have no idea when it will arrive. Makes me leary of buying anything else from them. If you can’t get replacement parts for a 3 year old machine you are probably buying from the wrong company.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

View Dustin's profile

Dustin

572 posts in 917 days


#12 posted 10-18-2018 12:02 PM



Let me know how it goes… Still contemplating a Nova Galaxi or Saturn, but the reviews I ve read say the Laguna blows it away. Did you get the 110V or 220V version? Rich

- RichBolduc

Do you have a link to those reviews by chance? I’m currently working with a Delta midi lathe, which I love, but want to upgrade for more capacity early next year. I’ve been eying the Galaxi heavily, so if there’s some reviews out there recommending otherwise, I’ll have to check them out.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

View RichBolduc's profile

RichBolduc

478 posts in 293 days


#13 posted 10-18-2018 12:07 PM

I’ll see if I can dig them up. Some were word of mouth. I believe some were even on here.

Rich

Let me know how it goes… Still contemplating a Nova Galaxi or Saturn, but the reviews I ve read say the Laguna blows it away. Did you get the 110V or 220V version?

Rich

- RichBolduc

Do you have a link to those reviews by chance? I m currently working with a Delta midi lathe, which I love, but want to upgrade for more capacity early next year. I ve been eying the Galaxi heavily, so if there s some reviews out there recommending otherwise, I ll have to check them out.

- Dustin


View RichBolduc's profile

RichBolduc

478 posts in 293 days


#14 posted 10-18-2018 12:10 PM

One of the complaints about the Nova’s DVR was a delay in spin ups and stops. Also the Laguna seems to be beefier. The guys at Woodcraft said that the build quality on the Laguna blew the Nova away also.

Rich

View mramseyISU's profile

mramseyISU

553 posts in 1722 days


#15 posted 10-18-2018 04:28 PM

hmm. I’m intrigued by this. I’m saving up for a decent midsize lathe right now. That looks like it blows all the other midi lathes out of the water if the quality is up to snuff.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

showing 1 through 15 of 22 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com