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#1 posted 10-06-2011 03:03 PM

Hi Scott – yes the King and Craftex brand are fairly well known here in Canada. I mean this in the most polite way possible, but both are somewhat of the lesser value variety. I hear Craftex is trying to improve their image with their machines, and they have a 3 year warranty, but I have not had good luck with their tools. I have a Craftex bandsaw which I rate at 3 out of 5 stars in my review.

I actually like the look of some of the JET tools in the USA, but unfortunately they are completely unavailable in Canada, and they can’t even be shipped here. Something to do with a trad agreement with another company, not sure which. Which is too bad, because JET seems reasonably priced and they too look like they are decent quality.

One tool company which is quite available up here and reasonably priced as well is LAGUNA. They have always seemed to be a bit of an outsider for me. They seem to have cool looking, high quality machines, but I can’t find a lot of material on their machines. Not many people I know have ever used or owned LAGUNA products. They tend to be slightly more expensive, and I always equated them with one of those fancier brands…but who knows. No LAGUNA reviews here on Lumberjocks (that I can find) for instance. They have some decent looking cabinet saws for $1700-$2000 here in Canada….but again are they simply overpriced? No idea. There’s a store 10 minutes from my home that sells Sawstop, General and Laguna. I think I may take myself for a trip there Friday!

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