|Forum topic by reggiek||posted 07-14-2009 03:10 AM||1055 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
07-14-2009 03:10 AM
Boy am I finding a use for the extra space in my new shop.
I have the option to pick up a demo model of the Laguna platinum 18/47 lathe. Usually go for about 2k – this one is $700 with tax and shipping (and still has some of the original warranty). I was wondering if anyone has one of these and can let me in on the pros and cons.
It appears to be a nice machine…with a nice swing 18” and a fairly long bed. The motor is 2hp 220 volt which is not a problem these days….and it comes with a stand and some demo tools (which I will prob give or trade to someone – I have all custom tools that I make/use).
I have had lathes for many years and trust my overall judgement…these are certainly not stubby, robust or
I’d certainly welcome your imputs…thanks
NEVER MIND ON THIS….AFTER READING SEVERAL REVIEWS OF THE LATHE PRODUCTS FROM LAGUNA AND SEVERAL REPORTS OF THEIR POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE – I HAVE OPTED TO LOOK FOR A USED POWERMATIC 3520
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