While Laguna Tools calls California home, the owner and president Torben Helshoj got his start in Europe as an award winning woodworker. When Torben moved from his home in Denmark to pursue woodworking in the United States, he quickly found the available equipment wasn’t up to par with the European machinery he had been accustomed to. Torben saw an opportunity to revolutionize American woodworking machines by improving functionality and safety. It wasn’t long after, he founded the Laguna Tools we know today. From they very beginning, Laguna has built a reputation on being the company that brings the best of European woodworking tools to the American woodworkers shop.