Tom-- I agree on your comments on Laguna's bandsaws, but like Duane said, the OP is in Australia. Laguna imports their flagship mainline bandsaws from Italy to the US... When asking Laguna about getting parts and such from Europe (like having PhilP do it for me, in an attempt to get faster and to resolve issues) that was outside their channels. Not sure they sell outside North America.
But having said that, I've seen my saw sold in Europe from by other dealers, under a different brand name, from the same factory. Just as I've seen Taiwanese bandsaws sold in other countries under other brand names. So our favorites here, may be available to the OP, but under another brand name and distribution channel (or not).
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Last edited by MAFoElffen; 09-17-2014 at 12:02 PM.