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Laguna Revo 18|36 Lathe, 2HP, 220V

Abundant capacity, refined features and plenty of raw power make the Laguna Revo 18|36 Lathe, 2HP, 220V a standout among lathes.
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The Revo 18|36 Lathe from Laguna combines power, precision and advanced features, resulting in a turning experience like no other. The lathe features a polished steel bed for the utmost in strength and stability, and the smoothest possible movement of the headstock, tailstock and tool rest. A full 18'' of outboard capacity allows you to turn large bowls, while 36'' of inboard capacity lets you turn long spindles, table legs and island legs. The lathe is powered by a unique motor that converts a 1-phase input to a 3-phase output. This 3-phase output delivers smooth, even power, even when the lathe is under heavy loads. It also provides infinitely variable speed within the two general speed ranges without sacrificing power or torque at lower RPMs. The anodized aluminum control panel is exquisitely designed, and angled for easy visibility and accessibility to all knobs. It features a large blue-hued digital read-out that gives you precise RPM readouts at all times, and easy adjustments with the comfortable rubber-coated knob.

  • Quick-release handle for switching from high to low speed ranges
  • Rear-mounted handles eliminate obstructions on the front of the lathe
  • Handles are comfortably designed, and use a cam lock for fast, secure tightening and release
  • Centers can be stored on the tailstock
  • Spindle lock is spring-loaded
  • Forward and reverse feature lets you reverse the lathe for sanding—great for directing dust away from the user and into a dust hose
(1) Laguna Revo 18|36 Lathe, 2HP, 220V
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With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more.

Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 months, once registered in the first 30 days
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Brand Laguna
Manufacturer Part Number MLAREVO1836
Weight 500.0000
Tech Spec
  • Electrical: 2HP, 220 Volt, 60 hz
  • Motor: Induction, 1725 RPM, TEFC
  • VFD: Delta S1 Variable Frequency Drive 
  • Phase: 1-Phase input, 3-Phase output 
  • Belt: Poly-Groove Drive Belt w/EZ Access 
  • Recommended Breaker: 20 Amp
  • Spindle Lock: Spring Loaded
  • Maximum Outboard Swing: 32"
  • Swing over Banjo: 13-1/2"
  • Steel Bed: ASTM A36 
  • Spindle Taper: MT#2 
  • Swing over Bed: 18''
  • RPM High:135-3500 
  • RPM Low: 50-1300 
  • Tailstock Quill: 4-1/2", Engraved, Self-Ejecting
  • Floor to Spindle Center: 41-1/2" w/Pads
  • Front Bearing: TPI Taiwan 6207LLU
  • Rear Bearing: TPI Taiwan 6205LLU
  • Spindle Index #: 14/36/48 w/Lock
  • Distance between Centers: 36"
  • Headstock Through-Bore: 3/8"
  • Headstock Travel: Full-Length 
  • Tailstock Through-Bore: 3/8"
  • Spindle Size: 1-1/4'' X8 TPI RH
  • Floor to Bed Dimension: 32-1/2" w/Pads 
  • Floor Space: 60" W x 26" D x 47" H
Discountable No
4.6 / 5.0
36 Reviews
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A Serious Lathe!
I’ve only had the 18/36 for two weeks so I hope my impressions remain positive for years to come. I liked it right out of the crate. I strongly recommend you watch Lagunas YouTube tutorials on the unboxing and assembly of the lathe. It will make the process much easier and quicker as will 2 or 3 strong friends.
This lathe has everything I was looking for in an upgrade from my Delta 14/40 Iron Bed. Versatility, 220 volt power, stability, variable speed, quiet operation all at a price that didn’t break the bank.
Everything fit together perfectly right out of the box...No missing parts, no damaged threads...Fit and finish was outstanding! Absolutely no problem jumping from my old lathe to this one.
I will definitly recommend the Laguna 18/36 to any serious turner...It’s a serious lathe.
February 6, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
a big step up from my ild Jet lathe.
a great lathe....need some tutorials on the extra features.
December 28, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellant lathe, you will not be disappointed with this unit. I also have vacuum attachment which works great
December 24, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Much better than my old lathe . I strongly recommend
September 30, 2019
5 months ago
Laguna Revo 18/36 Lathe
After many years I decided to replace an old Delta lathe made in 1985. After considerable research I purchased the Laguna Revo 18/36 (2HP, 220V) Lathe from Rockler. The machine is exceptional. I only regret not purchasing the lathe sooner.
September 8, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Laguna 18/36
Easy set up. Very happy with it no complaints at all.
May 5, 2019
10 months ago
Powerful and quiet.
Nice strong, solid and quiet.
What more could you ask for?
April 21, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Way better than my previous lathe.
This is my second lathe: The variable speed is great and switching between the 2 pulleys is so easy. The setup took about 2 hrs and I was turning that evening. The lathe is smooth and pretty quite. I would recommend and had no issues!
April 9, 2019
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great lathe
I love this lathe. Everything works great.
January 25, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Lathe
I outgrew my excelsior lathe, was pushing the limits, was told to stop whining and buy a bigger lathe. After much review I chose the Revo. Am totally thrilled with the new capacity and feature. I turn bowls and can now do 18” dia, the variable speed is a dream, reverses enhances my sanding and finishing with knarly grains. The weight of this machine allows smooth turning of out of balance blanks. Let the chips fly.
Wet maple blank in the making, chips pile up fast.
Hard old cherry from an old barn find, probably cut down 50+ years ago.
Spalted maple finishing bottom.
January 7, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Looks like the best lathe for the money. Can't wait to get it.
Mark A on Nov 30, 2019
DELBERT B on Oct 21, 2019
Looks like the best lathe for the money. Can't wait to get it.
Mark A on Nov 30, 2019
Because it goes 50 rpms. I like the variable speeds. It had a lot of good reviews.
Danny F on Oct 29, 2019
DELBERT B on Oct 21, 2019
Looks like best value for the money in a full sized lathe.
Old Washoe Varmint on Apr 30, 2019
The reviews were all really good and I didn’t want a lathe that I couldn’t move myself.
Ryan G on Mar 18, 2019
heaver lathe than my current one and able to handle larger pieces
Terry D on Jan 24, 2019
Great value for price.
Reed Biggers I on Dec 8, 2018
best deal
Ken Z on Nov 23, 2018
Want to explore larger turning, good price and will allow to control the speed of turning a variety of objects. Have turned on a midi-lathe for ten years, ready to step up. This lathe will give me the ability to expand to larger turnings.
E D on Jun 26, 2018
Quality, reputation, features and price were the reasons I chose to purchase this product.
Jasper R on Jun 14, 2018
Good reviews, looks good and I think it will be a big improvment
Thom on Jun 12, 2018
Price and Features
Jeffery W on Jun 4, 2018
good reviews,on sale, has features I want.
dan b on Jan 23, 2018
price & quality
Tom W on Jan 11, 2018
Because of the excellent reviews from previous buyers.
Richard B on Jan 9, 2018
Reviews, and price. Plus what you receive for your money.
George H on Jan 3, 2018
Read all of the reviews and found no negative comments.
Denis C on Dec 31, 2017
After a ton of research this lathe proved to have the best reviews and price point.
JOSH B on Dec 29, 2017
best value
Howard P on Sep 1, 2017
Good value
Tim W on Jun 23, 2017
because a friend bought one and I like the indexing feature and price
Stuart M on Jun 16, 2017
The amount of machine you get for the price is amazing. Very customizable and very easy to use.
Matthew F on Jan 24, 2017
Totally rocks
jeremy i on Nov 25, 2016
positive reviews/comparison shopping
George K on Sep 14, 2016
Laguna produces quality products. I believe that using the 1836 has improved my ability to turn bowls, boxes, finials and anything that requires turning. The alinement of the tail stock and head stock is a bit off and I've tried to aline them with out total success. However, the machine is a great middle of the road machine. I suspect that for the features on the base model, one would pay about $1K more on other machines. I would indeed recommend this machine.
Michael H on Jan 28, 2016
Because it goes 50 rpms. I like the variable speeds. It had a lot of good reviews.
Danny F on Oct 29, 2019
Looks like best value for the money in a full sized lathe.
Old Washoe Varmint on Apr 30, 2019
Do the legs come with this, or are they extra?
jimsworkshop on Sep 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Legs come with it, this is not a bench lathe. Legs have screw on plastic base feet to allow leveling adjustments.
so i'm a little confused by the A/C power specs -- what does this thing need to plug in to?
Dv on Feb 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It takes 220v single phase power. Make sure you know what plug type you need when you buy it.
how easy is it to change belt if breaks??
john m on Sep 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is not hard to replace the belt on this or other belted lathes like this one such as the Oneway or Jet lathes. THere are several Youtube videos out there and it takes about an hour. If you do need to replace it (and that probably will not be for 5 or 10 years) you may as well replace the shaft bearings as well since you have to partially remove the drive shaft to get the new belt on.
Does the head assembly rotate as well as slide rt to lt?
Bob on Sep 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No rotation but you could remove head and turn it 180 deg
I have a new 18/36 220 volt lathe. The Delta S1 VFD still has power to it when the lathe motor is off. Is this normal? If so should I unplug the lathe when not in use?
Tom R on Jan 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: VFD’s are kind of a weird animal. They do not like having their input power cycled on and off. Frequent power ups and downs can significantly shorten their service life. Most manufacturers recommend leaving the VFD powered unless the unit will be shut down for an extended period. I leave mine on unless we leave for a week or so, then I unplug it. Using the E-Stop button will blank the display and make it harder for unauthorized users to play with the lathe. It’s a great lathe! I really enjoy mine.
My 18x36 Laguna lathe has been kicking out. Will restart but stops turning, not sure why seems to be on smaller work ?
TIM H on Jan 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I had this problem last winter and have a similar (same?) problem now. Laguna sent me a replacement relay and (eventually) replacement on/off switch. The relay seemed to work, but my lathe is having issues again. Agree with the above: call customer service.
are the speeds done wiith digital controls or do you have to move the belts?
jaydee on Jun 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The lathe has two sets of pulleys. One for high (135 - 3500 RPM) and one for low (50 - 1300 RPM). The lathe comes with the belt on the high pulleys. The speed control is digital through the speed range depending on which set of pulleys the belt is set on.
is there a bed extension available for this ?
jeff r on Sep 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is a 20" extension for the Laguna Revo 18/36. Unfortunately we don't sell it.
How many people have had problems with the on/ off switch?
John B on Jan 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I don’t think it the off on switch. I have to go to the back of the machine and rest the drive on the beige box. The the switch works again. It happens about once ever two months.
is there and adapter to use chucks with one inch by one eigthth threads on the lugna 18-36?
Arv A on Jul 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Certainly. I assume you're trying to use 1" headstock (the Laguna is 1.25x8tpi). Sorby, Penn State industries, Nova and others sell them (because their lathes are 1"). Cost is modest ($20-30).
Total length of unit you mention floor space 60 in Is that the motor end to bed end? I have about 77 in for the location.
craig f on Jul 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The total length from the end of the motor to the ball handle for the tail stock is 72 and one half inches. That is with tail stock extended completely to the end of the bed.If you have 77 inches it will fit.
how many amps the the 2hp draw? what gauge wire from electrical breaker to receptecle?
Loren G on Mar 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Best answered by your electrician. 20amps, I used 10 gage commercial wiring at my shop with a 20 amp breaker. A 15 amp breaker is recommended. 15 amp, 250volts nema 6-15r, 2p, 3w, U33 receptacle. Or a 20amp, 250 volts nema 6-20r U33-1 receptacle. The manual has a lot of great info. Basically everything you need to know is in it. Great machine, great price, I wouldn’t recommend any lathe under $2500. Be there done that.. this machine will last me 20 years. If you are a professional lathe smith and are wealthy. Buy the powermatic for almost 8k. Otherwise stick with this beast. I turned a wet black walnut log into a sweet bowl in no time.
what are the total demensions and floor to lathe center height?
woodcruiser on Oct 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Legs @ floor 26” deep x 58” w. Floor to drive center is 24.5 inches. The motor sticks out an additional 11.5 inches on the width.
What's the tool rest diameter...1" or 25mm?
Leland W on Jul 18, 2017
Is a remote start / stop available for laguna 18 / 36 wood lathe?
Chuck on Jun 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: no sorry not available for the revo 18|36, comes standard on the brand new revo 24|36