Laguna Tools has been leading the industry in woodworking innovations for 36 years and continues to challenge the industry with new advancements.
At Laguna Tools, we aim to be “globally local” as we are involved in many community outreach programs in which we offer our time, support, products, and services.
Laguna Tools was founded in 1983 by Torben Helshoj who saw an opportunity to bring high-quality European woodworking machinery to the US. The first tools to be introduced were combination machines and soon lead to Laguna Tools’ most iconic machine, the Italian Bandsaw. Over the years we built an extensive line of woodworking machinery before moving forward with development of our own CNC Automation.
We launched our line of CNC Machines with the SmartShop and soon followed it up with the Swift and IQ machines. After innovating on the CNC Router end, we came out with even more advanced machinery such as CO2 Lasers and Plasma Cutters. Now we have a wider range of machinery available than ever before, all to help our customers achieve their goals to improve the way they do business.
Who is Laguna Tools?
We are the people we employ, the products we sell and the passion to serve our customers that emanates from both.
Laguna Tools was born in Laguna Beach, California, out of a desperate need to find safe, quality and precise woodworking machines for Torben Helshoj’s custom woodworking shop in Laguna Canyon. The tools that his partners used did not meet the high standards that Torben had used in Denmark, where he earned the Queen of Denmark’s Silver Medal in woodworking.
Armed with the experience from his four-year furniture making apprenticeship Torben returned to Europe with his business partners to purchase machines that would improve the quality of cuts and improve inefficiencies.
Laguna Tools forged a partnership with Robland Machines International to import high-end, superior quality woodworking machines and over the next decade the company became the number one importer of combination machinery in the US.
Now, over three decades later, Laguna Tools is still a corporation with the same values of quality, accuracy and safe products and that also focuses on their customers and their needs.
While we started off as a leader in the woodworking industry, we have now applied our innovative ideas to the metal, plastics, signs and composite businesses.
We do everything with one goal in mind — to help our customers build personal success stories.
We sell solutions.
Our success over the past three decades has been driven by the passion of our team members. They have a critical role in delivering both outstanding products and superior customer service.
The company philosophy is to hire employees with great attitudes, first and foremost. While most companies focus on experience, we believe that by hiring people with the right attitude we can create a corporate culture that is passionate about our company, our products, and satisfying the needs of our customers.
The main focus of Laguna Tools is to provide solutions for our customers’ needs. Yes, we sell machines but ultimately we sell products that solve simple-to-complex issues. Whether you are the consummate woodworker crafting a work of art to pass down to your grandson or a production manager who demands precise, quality and consistent parts.