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Forum topic by Rex B posted 09-17-2012 02:00 PM 1180 views 0 times favorited 45 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rex B

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09-17-2012 02:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bandsaw saw shop laguna lt16

I might have the opportunity to pick up a Laguna LT16 bandsaw for around $600. I don’t know too much about it (haven’t seen it in person), but the nameplate says LT16 and it appears to be in good shape. It was bought new in 1999. I know the new version sells for $2000 and has a 3hp Baldor motor. I’m not sure of the motor on this saw.

I’m probably just dreaming here (don’t really have money in the budget for this), but if I could get it for $600 or less it seems like too good of a deal to pass up. My question is, if I checked this out and found it to be in good shape with a good motor, is this a deal worth bringing up to the wife, or is this just an average price that I could find again in the future?

-- Rex


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#1 posted 09-17-2012 02:10 PM

Not a bad price, but if it IS a 3 hp. motor, you’ll have to add 220 circuit(s).
Bill

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#2 posted 09-17-2012 02:15 PM

Good point Bill. I do have 220V service ready to go, so no problem there.

-- Rex

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#3 posted 09-17-2012 02:33 PM

Like what Bill said, it’s not a bad price. Now, it all depend on your wife if she’d let you buy it.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 09-17-2012 03:48 PM

In 2007 I got a used 16HD and paid 1700.00 less than 2 years old. Had the upgraded glides, several extra throat plates, and mobility kit…..High rise resaw fence. It had the 3hp but I upgraded it to the 6hp Baldor motor. Made in Italy and built like a tank. So 600 bucks i would say offer 525 and work it from there either way it is a good price. It will last forever if you take care of it. If the wife lets you splurge a bit then make her a nice bandsawn box!!!!!!!!!!! If you get it, take some pics….. Good Luck….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#5 posted 09-17-2012 05:08 PM

If I got that deal I’d offer it immediately.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#6 posted 09-17-2012 05:15 PM

I’d like to run across that deal too! Laguna makes outstanding equipment. Show your wife these posts.

-- Don, Culleoka, Tn.

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#7 posted 09-17-2012 06:27 PM

WAIT!!!...is this in your house or at a commercial business. 99.99% of all houses have single phase power. You need to have 3 different legs and your house only has 2. If this is for your home, plan on changing out the motor which is far cheaper than buying a 3ph converter.

-- Isaac- Decatur, GA - "Your woodworking....NOT machining parts for NASA!!!"

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#8 posted 09-17-2012 07:17 PM

I doubt that it is a 220V, 3 phase motor. Most likely just single phase 220VAC.
And as far as your wifey, easier to beg for forgiveness than to ask permission, I always say…

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#9 posted 09-17-2012 07:23 PM

I guess Rex said above that he has a 220V service ready to go.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 09-17-2012 07:49 PM

Yep I had 2 220V outlets (single phase) installed – one for my tablesaw and one for a jointer in the future. That one could be re-purposed for the bandsaw if need be. If I decide to call the seller, I will make sure that I have sufficient power before I make any decisions.

-- Rex

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#11 posted 09-17-2012 08:34 PM

What’s your plan now, Rex?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#12 posted 09-17-2012 08:41 PM

I would say at this point it’s still mostly wishful thinking. I might bring it up to the wife tonight. It’s not that I’m afraid of her, I don’t really think I can afford it right now either. I’m just trying to decide if it’s a deal I can’t afford to pass up.

The guy was asking $1200 for it a week ago, and has already come down to $650. Apparently he needs it gone quick (he claims he quit the hobby due to wood allergies) so I think I could get him to go lower. I’ll sleep on it.

-- Rex

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#13 posted 09-17-2012 08:48 PM

As I can see it, you can really bring down the price lower. What’s bad is if somebody else finds the deal and would go for it hastily. Try to work it out with your wife before it’s too late.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#14 posted 09-17-2012 09:05 PM

What’s the saying? “It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.” LOL!

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#15 posted 09-17-2012 09:08 PM

Can’t you relate to that, Jay?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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