Pulse Width Modulation – PWM – utilizes transistors to make communication between the wood lathe motor & controller much quicker. PWM controls stabilize the RPM while increasing the torque when needed. PWM vastly improve efficiency & torque at low speeds, allowing the user to turn with confidence at any RPM.
Pulse Width Modulation vs. Old Fashioned Potentiometers
Potentiometers can only increase torque by increasing speed. They are also slow and inexpensive. PWM increases controller/motor reaction time and maintains high torque at low speeds of LAGUNA wood lathes.
Because of the intricate engineering and development of the 12|16, traditional wood lathe tools are not needed to change belts. Simply slide the belts on and off, protecting them with a magnetic sealed door.
The Banjo is the soul of any lathe.
Laguna increased the diameter of the eccentric rod as well as completely redesigned the hanger. These changes give the REVO 12|16 Banjo a soft yet solid feel unlike any other.