Laguna Tools 1.75HP Table Saw Fusion 36" Fence With Riving Knife
RatingRemarkably great saw, for the priceGreat saw, great fence. First thing I did was remove the push stick from the top of fence. Definitely a little short on power. Factory splitter is for 1/8" blades. But I would think a thin kerf would be a great improvement on thick stock. Searching the web about dust collection reveals that a 4" duct is insufficient on a table saw. They are right. Expect a shower of sawdust on your stomach.My old saw with a 6" duct caught most dust, also sucked the boards flat to the table. It also struggled with 8/4 oak, where this one struggles with 5/4 oak. Fence is great.
RatingA great saw and great serviceAfter researching and pricing the available table saws, I decided on the Laguna Fusion and was not at all disappointed in the choice. I also greatly appreciated the salesman at thisiswoodworking.com answering my questions, and in arranging a liftgate service for the delivery, which put the package into my garage where I could unpack and assemble without any problems. So far I couldn't be more pleased with the saw or the service. Thanks!
RatingGreat quality, easy assembly, excellent performanceI had no problems at all assembling the saw. A helper to aid in the alignment of the extension wings was useful, but otherwise I was able to unpack and assemble all of the parts myself. Saw adjustments are easy, and the blade guide and riving knife attachment is tool free and quick. The saw runs very nicely, without vibration or undue noise, and dust collection is impressive indeed. The built in mobility wheelbarrow works pretty well, considering the bulk and weight of the saw, but using the angular rear fence rail as a handle is a bit uncomfortable (but not a big deal). Manufacturing quality is excellent throughout, and the cast iron top and wings were beautifully machined and aligned reasonably well. Only negative is the manual language, which could be fixed in afternoon by anyone at Laguna with a high school diploma.
RatingBest saw in it's category!I researched which saw would be best to replace my Ryobi BT3100. I had it narrowed down to the Grizzly, Steel City, Jet and Laguna. I discovered the Fusion saw late in my research but it quickly became a front runner. The saw is built very solid. Below were the selling points for me:
-Built in mobility (since my shop is my garage)
-36" rip capacity. I could not find another saw in the same price range that had this feature.
-table mounted trunions. (again no other saw in this price range from all the saws I looked at)
I have not used the saw much yet but am very impressed from the little bit that I have used it. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a quality mobile table saw!