|Forum topic by lovinlife1216||posted 03-25-2012 08:40 PM||9071 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
03-25-2012 08:40 PM
Hi – I live in Jacksonville, Florida and I have an available 2004 Laguna LT18/18 Italian bandsaw for $1400. I have it listed on craigslist and someone who responded to the ad suggested I join this forum and list it here also. I hope it’s okay with respect to the rules – I believe I’m in the right place for this. If not, someone please let me know.
In any event, this bandsaw was originally purchased sometime in late 2004 or early 2005 but I have no receipt for it. I bought it for my brother, who passed away in January 2007 from experimental chemotherapy treatments for his Larynx cancer. The bandsaw has been in storage at a friend’s woodshop at Jacksonville beach from January 2007 until I moved it to my garage in Mandarin (Jacksonville, FL) earlier this month.
This product has very few hours on it because Jimmy was sick most of the time. He won a Fantasy 5 lotto and pursued his dream of building up a woodshop next to his house so he could make various forms of woodwork. He purchased all kinds of high quality woodworking tools for his shop, only to get diagnosed with Larynx cancer shortly after his woodshop was fully appointed with all of his tools and machinery. Because of the combination of constant radiation and chemotherapy, he was sick most of the time he worked in his shop, so it severely limited his time on the various machines. When he died, his wife gave me back the bandsaw and sold off all the other equipment – someone got a reeeally sweet deal.
I had an experienced woodworker inspect this bandsaw. He said that the “tires” on the 18” wheels have negligible wear and show no cuts whatsoever. However, because the product was stored since January 2007 at the beach and not used, there is some superficial rust accumulation on the unit. He suggested that a little WD40 and a toothbrush should clean up the nuts/bolts.
I have 20 hi-resolution pictures that you can go to here: http://laguna-lt18.its-automagic.com/images. You’ll see even with the carbide tipped blade photos (IMG_2681 & 2684) that the rust comes off with a sanding sponge. A little more work cleaning (from the buyer) and they should be as good as new. I am selling the unit “as-is” for $1400.
These are the critical specs:
If anyone has an interest please let me know.
-- Tom - Jacksonville, FL