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CTWoodWorks

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608 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: bs bandsaw manual laguna lt 18

Hello Fellow Jocks!

I think I have a pretty good deal on my hands and I am hoping that someone could help me find some information. I bought this model (Laguna Sagittario LT 18) BS for 100 bucks. Its not pretty but the only thing that is wrong is that it does not have the original motor and the switches do not work. The previous owner wired in a fan motor and a toggle on off switch. The table just needs a polishing and everything seems to just need a good cleaning.

Does anyone have any type of product manual for this saw and maybe a electrical drawing that they could email me? I tried contacting Laguna, but they don’t have anything and I tried to find the Italian manufacturer with no luck. Also if you know of anything that I should worry about.

Thank you in advance!

PS I will post pics soon.

-- "I am a certified expert at precsicion guesswork"


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Loren

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#1 posted 608 days ago

Band saws are simple machines. Motors and switches are
the simplest things to switch out on machinery and
it is easy to learn how to do it.

Does the motor run? Is it single phase? Can you
bypass the switch? If so, do that and test the motor.

Getting a new magnetic switch is no big deal.

Often on older mag switches the contacts are corroded
a bit and if you can get the switch open you can get it
working by sanding the contacts with 320 grit paper.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 608 days ago

Good find ??? ,I Hope it works out for you. I could say is search on line if someone here can’t help.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CTWoodWorks

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#3 posted 608 days ago

Loren,

It does run, but I am pretty sure that it is just an old fan motor. I don’t think that the original wiring to the switches is there. The previous owner just put a flip switch in and called it a day. I don’t even think it is the correct operating horsepower. This is why I am trying to find a manual. Just want to have a good base line on where to start.

Another question if I may ask is what size of a replacement motor would you recommend for a BS of this size, in regards to the motor RPM and HP? I have heard mixed things about 1750 RPMs and 3450 RPMs. Since the table is dead flat, and the rest just needs to be cleaned. would like this BS to be the main go to BS of my shop. So I am wondering what the benefit between, lets say 1.5HP, 2HP, 3HP. What would the difference be if you ordered a 2HP 1750 RPM as compared to a 2HP 3450 RPM motor?

Jim,

I have been diligently searching since I said $100 ;). I will try to post some pictures tomorrow.

Thanks again for the help!

-- "I am a certified expert at precsicion guesswork"

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Loren

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#4 posted 608 days ago

Got 240v power?

A 1.5 hp motor is generally adequate on an 18” band saw but
more power won’t hurt if you’ve got the juice.

You’ll need to look at pulley ratios and compute actual
blade speed in feet per minute. Too fast and the blades
will overheat, too slow and feed rates in wood will
be slower.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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CTWoodWorks

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#5 posted 608 days ago

Loren,

Ok I have some math to do >:( Would the 1.5 hp be ok for re-saw or maybe step up to a 2 just to be on the safe side? I have a sub-panel in the shop that I could easily drop a 240v line in.

-- "I am a certified expert at precsicion guesswork"

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Loren

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#6 posted 608 days ago

Depends on the width of boards you want to resaw.

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CTWoodWorks

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#7 posted 608 days ago

Loren,

Probably around the 10-12” range. I don’t know what the maximum is so anywhere in that range. I don’t like working with really exotic woods just yet. Just kind of starting out looking to get into it. I really want to thank you for your guidance!

-- "I am a certified expert at precsicion guesswork"

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Loren

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#8 posted 608 days ago

Get a 3-5 hp motor.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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CTWoodWorks

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#9 posted 608 days ago

Loren,

Thank you again for all your help. I think I might have found someone that owns the saw on another site. Hopefully they will contact me back.

-- "I am a certified expert at precsicion guesswork"

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MonteCristo

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#10 posted 608 days ago

Laguna has nothing on one of their bandsaws ? I rest my case.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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CTWoodWorks

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#11 posted 606 days ago

Monte,

Thanks for the help.

-- "I am a certified expert at precsicion guesswork"

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