Laguna 18|BX Band Saw 3hp, 1PH, 220V

$ 2,799

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Laguna Tools Inc. has introduced the 18|BX. This saw follows in the traditions of high-performance and reliability established by the widely-used Laguna Tools 14|12 and 14|bx models.

The upper and lower wheels are 65% wider and 78% heavier than the 14|BX and the 14|12 Band Saws. Additionally, the reinforced steel frame is 85% heavier than the 14|BX. The 18|BX is built around a 3HP, 220V motor and 145" (368 cm) blade for consistent results, cut-after-cut, regardless of material.

Most blade guide systems are designed to support the blade on the sides, and then either above or below the side guides to support the back of the blade. This forces the blade to twist as pressure from the wood being cut is transferred to the back blade guide. Laguna Guides solve this problem by supporting the blade on the sides above and below the back blade guide. By eliminating all blade twist, the Laguna Guide gives the blade unsurpassed stability. 

The Laguna Guide System utilizes 10 points of contact, 4 more than traditional guide systems. It features "Space Age" ceramic guide blocks as both side and thrust support. This enables the ceramic piece to gently touch the side of the blade, on all three sides without heat build-up, therefore giving stability, which has never been achieved before. 

Add the optional 18|BX & 18|CX Wheel System to make your band saw mobile.

Optional Blades:

  • Resaw KingCarbide-tipped resaw blades. The carbide tips outlast standard blades many times over and can be re-sharpened. The profile of the carbide tipped teeth is optimized to provide a thin kerf and smooth finish cuts in woods. A 3/4" blade width is recommended for resawing on the 14|CX Band Saw.
  • Pro-Force BladesSwedish silicon steel blades with heat-treated teeth and rear surface (on wider blades). The Pro-Force Blades out perform standard carbon steel blades. These blades are available in a wide range of widths and TPI. The narrowest blades are used for tight curved work. The medium widths are perfect for gentle curves, light weight straight cuts, and general purpose work. Higher tooth counts provide smoother cuts and are required for thinner stock. Lower tooth counts provide faster cutting, rougher surface, and are better for thicker stock.

Note: Blade is not included. Check out our selection of band saw blades here.

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  • Solid one-piece frame
  • 20" x 26" polished table tension and tracking windows
  • 10-point Laguna Tools ceramic guides
  • Adjustable fence stop
  • 16" resaw capacity
  • Cast iron wheels
  • Sealed bearings
  • Solid steel fence rail
  • Hi/low anodized aluminum fence

Motor: 3hp, 220V, 1 Ph. 12 Amp.
Recommended Breaker: 20 Amp.
Magnetic Starter: Yes
Min-Max Blade Width: 1/8″-1-1/4″
Resaw Capacity: 16″
Throat: 18 “
Blade Length: 145″
Disc-Brake with Micro Switch: Yes
220V Outlet on Back for Light: Yes
Window for Tension: Yes
Window for Tracking: Yes
Magnetic Blade Tension Guide: Yes
Worm Gear & Pinion Upper Guide: Yes
10 Point Laguna Ceramic Guides: Yes
Flat Poly-Groove Drive Belt: Yes
Premium Anodized Insert with Micro Adjustment: Yes
Dynamically Balanced Cast Iron Wheels: Yes
Urethane Single Piece Snap-on Tire: Yes
Cast Table Size: 20″ x 26″
Table Tilt: -6°, +45°
Quick-Release Tension: Yes
Hi/Low Anodized Aluminum Fence: 22-1/2″ x 5 3/4″ x 1/2″
Table Height: 38″
Dust Ports: 2 x 4″
Plug Type: Nema 6-15
Overall Height: 77-3/4″
Dimensions, Base: 27″ x 20″
Dimensions Overall: 36″ x 30″
Dimensions Box: 82″ x 34″ x 24″
Weight (Net/Ship): 410/460 Lbs.



Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
howard sharf
first impressions

With a 4 tpi 1/2" blade it cut bowl blanks very well with little effort. Good power and easy to set up.

Roy Ernsberger
I have used the band

I have used the band saw a few times and it does a very good job cutting. The table is a little heave to lift with out a boost cylinder other than that I love it.