Laguna 18" band saw

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Forum topic by dbw posted 11-04-2014 07:19 PM 755 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-04-2014 07:19 PM

Someone is selling a used Laguna 18” band saw on CL. According to the add this model is an early 2000’s vintage with a 2.2hp 220v motor. He/she is asking $800. Does anyone have an opinion about this machine? How much is it worth. Until now I’ve had my eye on a new Grizzly G0555XL but I would consider the used Laguna.

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#1 posted 11-04-2014 07:44 PM

Unless it’s been abused—that would be a pretty good price, especially if it is Italian made (i’d almost bet on it). If you’re in the midwest and not interested, i’d be interested and would appreciate a link!!

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#2 posted 11-04-2014 08:15 PM

This saw is in Mesquite, TX (a suburb of Dallas).

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#3 posted 11-04-2014 08:33 PM

You should definitely go look at it. I live in Fort Worth and watch CL a lot and I would consider that a decent price. I agree on the Italian made part. I would go with that over the grizzly. Just for reference, I bought a 20” 1965 powermatic bandsaw for $1000 in the DFW area. More old iron style, but similar capacity to that Laguna.

Just a note, I would encourage you to keep your eyes on craigslist. I have had pretty decent luck in DFW and the surrounding area. Austin tends to have good stuff too, if you are willing to drive. The prices aren’t awesome, but they are better than a lot of the rest of the country, and the availability is good. The way I figure, and experience has proved this, you can get way more bang for your buck on CL than you can buying new. You may not get an absolute steal, but in the end you’ll still finish ahead.

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#4 posted 11-04-2014 09:33 PM

Check for it and run the band saw yourself. It could be working great and try to offer him.

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#5 posted 11-04-2014 10:07 PM

Thanks for your input!

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#6 posted 11-04-2014 10:11 PM

A European band saw in that class is a better bet
than an Asian import. Lagunas were made in
Italy, where they really know band saw, and
later in Poland I think. Anyhow, they were
made to specs which meet reasonable standards
for professional shops.

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