18" Laguna Bandsaw

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by TimH posted 03-05-2009 11:22 PM 1399 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View TimH's profile


37 posts in 3529 days

03-05-2009 11:22 PM

Hello all,

I am looking at getting a used (15 years old) Laguna BS. What is a reasonable price for a saw this old? I seen one for $1200….that seems kinda steep. What do you guys think? Thanks.

4 replies so far

View sandhill's profile


2128 posts in 3921 days

#1 posted 03-07-2009 12:11 AM

I picked up a Laguna for $670.00 in MD about 1 1/2 years ago. One that old is most likely made by MEBER who is no longer in business. When I called Laguna to get the KING 1” resaw blade I also ordered the conversion kit to change over to ceramic guides top and bottom. I like the saw OK but would not get another one that old. I had a Mini-Max in 2003 but sold it and have been sorry since. I did paid $2000.00 for it new and sold it a year latter for the same amount but when I went to get another one the same saw was $3,800.00 “Buy you last tool first” and yes $1,200 is way to much. Look or post what you are looking for on the link buy my tag below Oh I got my saw at an auction.

View TimH's profile


37 posts in 3529 days

#2 posted 03-09-2009 02:08 PM

Thanks for the insight!

View Big_Bob's profile


173 posts in 3706 days

#3 posted 03-26-2009 11:53 PM

I try to use the “half price rule”. If a tool in brand new like new but you are getting it used then it is worth half the price of new. With condition the price goes down from there. The reason sometimes the new tool goes on sale and you get a warranty with the new tool.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

View pitchnsplinters's profile


262 posts in 3434 days

#4 posted 03-27-2009 06:46 AM

I picked up a Laguna 16” circa 1997 for $600. They sold for $1300 new in 1997. It was a steal.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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