Laguna Bandsaws from Grovewood Machines

Laguna Bandsaws

We get numerous enquiries for Laguna Bandsaws at Grovewood Machines Ltd. Whether you’re a professional woodworker or even just a hobbyist, bandsaws are a brilliant option for anyone.

About Laguna

Laguna Tools was founded in Laguna Beach, California. Almost three decades later, Laguna is the market leader in the American woodworking machinery market. Combining new and innovative solutions with high quality manufacturing standards has enabled the company to earn a well-respected reputation in both their home market and across the world. Over three years, the Laguna is being made available to buy in Europe by being re-designed to meet CE regulations while retaining their uniqueness. Grovewood Machines is one of the leading stockists of Laguna Tools in the UK, boasting high quality machines at competitive prices.

Who are buying Laguna Bandsaws?

Laguna machines are extremely popular across the UK at the moment, especially for hobbyists who have taken up woodwork during lockdown, or maybe even professionals who are looking to extend their passion to their homes. Stock is often low and machines are becoming more difficult to get hold of. This shows that they are one of the best when it comes to bandsaws for both hobbyists and professionals!

The Laguna Bandsaw Range

The 14|12

Their exceptional bandsaw range, in particular the 14|12 model, has won many awards, due to its innovative designs and affordable prices. Some of these awards include Editor’s choice ‘Best Overall’ in Taunton’s 2015 Tool Guide, as well as Editor’s choice ‘Best Value’ in Taunton’s 2015 Tool Guide.

The Laguna 14|12 bandsaw was first released in 2015 in the USA and became an instant success. It won many awards and is even the best seller in the entirety of North America! It’s large depth of cut, premium build quality and many professional features make it a favourite among joinery shops and high-end home DIY workshops. Optional accessories for this machine includes a 14/12WK deluxe wheel system designed for maximum stability and ease of use with a single pedal to engage, an SMG: sliding mitre fence that’s adjustable to 60 degrees each way with positive stops at 0 degrees, and 141206-20: a selection of high  quality, premium woodpecker blades.

The 14|BX

The Laguna 14|BX bandsaw was built upon the success of the 14|12 model. They both have a similar specification, however the 14|BX has a more powerful 2.5hp motor, as well as twin extraction ports. As well as this, a foot switch and disc braking system has been added to more conveniently stop the saw and bring the motor to a stop in an instant. With outstanding features and a premium build quality, this model will appeal more to professional joinery shops.

The 18|BX

Lastly, the Laguna 18|BX bandsaw is a scaled up version of the best selling 14|12. They share all of the finishing touches and distinctive features that made the 14|12 an award winner. This larger model is designed to be tough enough to handle any daily job in a professional workshop. Again, a disc braking system and foot switch has been added to the bandsaw to stop the saw more conveniently. Some other features that differ from the other models in the band saw range include a resaw capacity of 16” and efficient dust extraction. Optional extras for this machine include an 18BXWK deluxe wheel system designed for maximum stability and ease of use, an SMG: sliding mitre fence that is adjustable 60 degrees each way with positive stops at 0 degrees and 45 degrees each way, and an 18BX06-27: a selection of high quality, premium woodpecker blades.

Some features of the Laguna bandsaw range includes:

  • A pyramid shaped spine that minimises frame distortion
  • A braked motor that provides enough power for even the deepest of cuts. There’s a quick blade release tension lever that makes blade changing faster too.
  • A micro polished cast iron table that’s mounted onto an oversized trunion with two locking points, ensuring a solid work space.
  • Solid cast iron wheels that are dynamically balanced and fitted with polyurethane tyres, which are designed to last longer and run cooler than normal tyres.
  • Double windows to allow you to look at both the tension and tracking while the machine is running

One of the most unique advantages of the Laguna bandsaw range is the famous ceramic blade guide system. These blades make ten points of contact that allow an easy set-up and more accurate cuts. The use of long life ceramic guides allow for a greater blade contact area than typical bearing guides. As a result, there is more support for the blade and a larger cutting accuracy.

Check out our Instagram page @grovewoodmachines for more pictures and information about the Laguna Bandsaw range!

For more information on any of the above machines, please contact us by phone 07775 951672 or by email info@grovewoodmachines.co.uk.