Laguna Revo 18 36 Lathe Product Review
Laguna revo 18 36 lathe product review is article about Buying Advice bookmarked by tyler with ID 12117269979 was uploaded on 12-04-2019 and has been viewed 30,270 times.
Laguna recently introduced a new lathe to its product line: the Revo 18|36.This tool features a 2HP motor, variable speed control, and lots of neat features for both bowl and spindle work.Paul Mayer has put this lathe through its paces with many hours spent on a variety of turning projects, and shares his perspectives in this in-depth review.
Here are his observations.POWER AND SPEED CONTROL One of the most noteworthy attributes of this tool is its power delivery: quiet, smooth running motor and variable speed control.This is a high quality, sophisticated system that accepts single phase 220V power in, and converts it to three phase power using a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) before delivering it to the 2 HP motor.
How does this benefit the user? Three phase power provides a noticeably smoother running system across a range of speeds by controlling the power level at the motor itself, without requiring belt changes for each speed adjustment.
On a lathe it is important to maintain smooth transitions from low to high speed, and steady operation with plenty of torque at any selected speed so that you can impart a chatter-free sheer on your work piece.
The 18|36 provides infinitely...