Today my new Laguna bandsaw arrived from Italy and here it is.


This is my next featured equipment in my new book so I am excited to get started with it. I know Tolben and Cathrine Helshoj who own Laguna Tools in California from my different times in the USA and I managed to team up with them at the AWFS Fair 2011 a couple of months ago.



I have been looking for a premier yet practical bandsaw for some time but couldn’t find exactly what I wanted here in the UK and then I talked with Jay Andrews from Laguna. The Laguna bandsaw he described seemed to be precisely the one I needed as it was one that had substantial resaw capabilities with superb and accurate adjustment and bags of safety features. Laguna fit the bill and ticked all the boxes so Joseph, John and I unloaded our new bandsaw into the shop.

We met the truck at the gate and made certain it could get under the port at the main entrance. This machine is compact but no means lightweight so it took four of us to get it beyond the castle walls and into the New Legacy School workshop.


  1. Andrej on 23 January 2015 at 2:54 am

    Hi Paul, I was looking for a Laguna bandsaw in Germany and Europe however could not find any dealer outside US/Canada/Australia. Where did you order yours? Thank you, Andrej

    • Paul Sellers on 23 January 2015 at 7:19 am

      You are right, they are not available outside of North America as far as I know and Laguna doesn’t have dealers in Europe. I made special arrangements for my own shipping to the UK.

  2. Andrej on 23 January 2015 at 12:54 pm

    ok, I see, thank you. Do you maybe have a recommendation for a European bandsaw Maker? I was looking at the Bandsaws by Record Power in the UK and Hammer in Austria, however it is hard to find out how well they are built. Thanks again.

    • Paul Sellers on 23 January 2015 at 5:52 pm

      Hammer are good bandsaws.

    • Kemal Erdogan on 4 April 2016 at 10:21 pm

      I believe the brand Jolly sold in Europe is identical to Laguna sold in the US.

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