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Thread: First lathe: Rikon Midi vs. Laguna Revo 12/16

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    I also have the Rikon 70-220vsr ,athe and I can't say anything bad at all,it have been turned on nearly everyday since I got 3 yrs ago. It turned everything from pens and tops to boxes and bowls and somethings that shouldn't have even tried to turnbut she has performed perfectly every time

  2. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melvin Feng View Post
    I would hesitate with the Laguna 15/24, there have been many reports of issues with the castings and other quality control problems, as well as parts availability and time to receive parts.

    The 18/36 seems to be one of the models that has fewer problems (though some still have problems or receive lemons). The 24/36 has the fewest from what I've observed, but I think that is more due to numbers, as most seem to gravitate to the 18/36 in this range.
    Interesting that there should be a parts supply issue since the lather has been on the market a very short time. If there is a need for parts then no one should buy since I would guess that there are none out there who have owned it for more even a year.

  3. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Heinemann View Post
    Interesting that there should be a parts supply issue since the lather has been on the market a very short time. If there is a need for parts then no one should buy since I would guess that there are none out there who have owned it for more even a year.
    Yup, this is one of the biggest gripes and frustrations with Laguna right now across the board. They don't have parts to be able to support the machines they have already sold, and there have definitely been problems.

    There are many reasons for this that they point to - pandemic, moving offices to Texas, moving sharpening to North Carolina, etc. Ultimately, in my mind, they considered support to be the lowest priority to them, which is frustrating for me and for many others. If I believed I could sell my 12/16 for a reasonable price, I would, but I definitely feel stuck with it right now, which is really unfortunate, as I was very excited to buy it and use it at first.

  4. #19
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    I have the 12-16. I had to have both the tail stock and tool rest replace. I will say that the customer service was excellent. Now, I have a request in because the tension on the drive belt is too loose. I also bought the stand and bed extension (not used yet). While the customer service is good, I would prefer that the lathe just work properly and not have to contact CS. I'm thinking about getting a Powermatic P14. I was looking at the 3520, but it's too rich for me.
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