Laguna - LT18 18-in. BandsawThis 18-in. bandsaw combines features from model numbers 18 and 18SE, featuring heavier construction and a 19-amp American-made Baldor motor.
Laguna Tools recently introduced a bandsaw that combines its 18 and 18SE models. The new saw (LT18) features heavier construction and a 19-amp American-made Baldor motor. With a maximum blade capacity of 1-3/8 in., the power creates a resaw capacity that easily walks through wide hardwood.
Laguna increased the rigidity of the upper guide post by making it larger (1-3/16 in.) and using heavier steel in the frame (3.3 mm thick) to reduce flex in the post. I measured flex using 16 lb. of pressure against the guide assembly, duplicating the pressure of a heavy resaw cut.
The saw’s resaw capacity is 18-1/4 in., and the maximum width of cut is 16-3/4 in. This saw has the same excellent ceramic upper blade guides as the previous model. The lower blade guide can be positioned close to the table for better support. A 19-in. by 25-in. table provides more workspace than the previous model. This machine weighs a stout 510 lb.