Laguna Tools Celebrates 27 Years of Innovation and Success!
Laguna Tools proudly celebrates 27 years of success with our most
impressive line of woodworking machinery ever. And this year we are
also deeply honored to have had the opportunity to reach out and
make a difference in the life of a brave young man.
First, there was a dream
Our founder, Torben Helshoj, had already won the prestigious Silver
Medal for outstanding woodworking awarded by the Queen of Denmark
before coming to America. Once he arrived Torben was quick to
notice that American woodworking equipment wasn’t up to par with
European machinery in terms of safety, functionality and basic
features found abroad.
Spotting an opportunity, Torben and his partners decided to import
a European 5 function combination machine, which became the
cornerstone for Laguna Tools. He produced an informative video and
in no time, Laguna Tools was in business.
One success soon led to another, and it wasn’t long before Laguna
Tools had laid down a solid foundation built on superior
performance, precise results and innovative features that enhanced
safety and improved the functionality of essential woodworking
machines. Along the way we always pioneered new technology,
including our DriftMaster Fence system that continuously wins
accolades from experts and enthusiasts alike. And today our
bandsaws are known worldwide as the ultimate in bandsaws.
Laguna Tools is also uniquely different as we are a company founded
and run by a passionate woodworker. Torben Helshoj, who is also
president of Laguna, has a hand in every facet of the design and
manufacture of every piece of equipment we offer. His background in
engineering allows for the development of woodworking machinery
that continues to set new benchmarks in all areas of performance,
quality and precision. His innate knowledge has always set us apart
and enables us to offer the equipment that woodworkers really need
to take their craft up to the next level.
A Machine for Every Purpose and Every Budget
As we enter our 26th year, we are extremely proud to offer serious
professionals and dedicated hobbyists alike our most extensive line
of woodworking products ever, including a completely new 5’, 5
Function Combination Machine that packs serious performance in a
compact and versatile package.
At Laguna we have always been driven by the desire to offer
woodworkers the best products available, and our commitment to
never compromise in quality or performance reflects in the loyalty
and appreciation we are fortunate to receive from woodworkers
around the world.
This year, savvy woodworkers will appreciate the fact that we have
not only broadened our line, we have also added choices when it
comes to price. Due to changes in the world of international
finance, a weaker dollar unfortunately has meant that some of our
European-made machines may have become cost-prohibitive for
woodworkers just starting up, or for small shops on a tight budget.
So we decided to find a solution.
Culminating a process that began over two years ago, we are now
offering several machines that are manufactured in Asia. Made by
highly reputable manufacturers, these companies were carefully
screened and required to meet and agree to a stringent set of
design and manufacturing criteria before we engaged in business
Offering a comparable level of quality and performance that is
found in our European machines, our new line of Asian-made
equipment is an accessible option that will deliver the level of
precision and results that have defined Laguna Tools since we first
opened our doors.