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Abundant capacity, refined features and plenty of raw power make the Laguna Revo 18|36 Lathe, 2HP, 220V a standout among lathes.

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

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52927
Rating:
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Laguna Revo 18|36 Lathe, 2HP, 220V
Laguna Revo 18|36 Lathe, 2HP, 220V

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.


Features:
  • 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
  • There is an additional $75.00 shipping charge for this item.
  • Ships directly from the manufacturer.
  • Must be shipped within 48 Contiguous United States.
  • Estimated Delivery time: 7-14 business days.
  • The carrier will need to know if delivery is to a residential address. There is no additional charge for this.
  • The delivery truck will need a lift gate if a loading dock is not available. There is no additional charge for this.
  • Items shipped by truck are to be delivered to curbside only.
  • 25% restocking fee on all returned merchandise.
  • Please call customer service before returning product.
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
(1) Laguna Revo 18|36 Lathe, 2HP, 220V
More Information
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
Technical Documents
4.6 / 5.0
27 Reviews
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Great lathe
I love this lathe. Everything works great.
January 25, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Lathe for the Price
I have turned some larger bowls using the 18/36 and it was a joy to use over my smaller lathe. Great upgrade for me!
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July 18, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Before picking up my Revo 1836 I was concerned about the potential difficulty of unloading and assembly. We backed the pickup truck to the front of my garage. There were only the two of us. Miraculously, my son-in-law drove up with his senior varsity football player. The four of us picked the crate out to the truck, set it next to it's final location, cut the sides of the box down, unloaded and stood the legs into place, unloaded the assembled bed with motor and tail stock onto the legs, and installed all screws and hardware. Total time. . . under 15 minutes. Electrical was already in place. Plugged it in and started making a mess. Couldn't be happier with the setup aspect, or with the product itself. I will need to research the VFD to better understand why there is a control for adjustment. but other than that, the lathe, after all. . . .is just a lathe. A really great one.
June 22, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great lathe, Very well built
Great lathe. Plenty of horsepower to get anything you could ever want to accomplish done. It’s extremely sturdy, I haven’t had to add additional weight at all. My only wish, is that I had gotten the 24-36.
June 9, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great lathe, great price
I decided to step up to a larger heavier lathe. After comparing features and price this was the only decision. Comparative lathes from other manufacturers were over $1000 more. This is a solid heavy well engineered machine. Easy to assemble, great support from Laguna.
February 5, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Initial Thoughts
I haven't had time to use my new Laguna Revo 18|36 too much yet. However, I can say that I received the unit in great shape and it wasn't nearly as hard to setup as I had anticipated. My wife and I had it together in 30-60 minutes. I've turned a couple of bowls and REALLY love how powerful it is compared to my old lathe.
January 21, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Lathe
I'm very impressed with the silky smoothness of the banjo,and the quietness of this lathe.
September 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Worth the money
Picked up my Laguna 1836 Revo at the Maplewood store, great service. It took about 2 hours to assemble, fit and finish is great. I also ordered the dedicated wheel kit and am glad I did. I bought the 220v model, very powerful, smooth and a very stable platform to work from. Also like the reverse switch for sanding. Have been using for 2 months now and am very pleased.
May 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
A dream come true...
I have been using a Jet 1236 lathe for a few years for general wood turning (mostly bowl making) and have had tons of problems. This new lathe is not only more powerful, doesn't dance around my shop and is way easier to operate but it has cut my project time down significantly. I love this lathe!!!
May 11, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
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
Great value for price.
Reed Biggers I on Dec 8, 2018
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
heaver lathe than my current one and able to handle larger pieces
Terry D on Jan 24, 2019
best deal
Ken Z on Nov 23, 2018
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?
dave v 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.
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).
Does the head assembly rotate as well as slide rt to lt?
Robert W on Sep 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No rotation but you could remove head and turn it 180 deg
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
BEST ANSWER: 1"
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