|Review by Binn||posted 04-25-2010 07:38 AM||5972 views||0 times favorited||45 comments|
- Laguna Tools Pro Series 6' mps3050-0180 Sliding Panel saw
- Brand: Laguna Tools | Category: Tablesaws
I purchased this Panel saw in November 09 because I have a Laguna HD band saw already. So based on buying previus tools of Laguna I thought they made all good machinery. Well, not so!. When putting this saw together and installing the extended table and tighting the allen set screws it begin to warp the main body of saw so I had to back off, weird uh? I could not understand what was going on with this. Then the main support arm had issues such as you slide the table back and forth you could feel a bumping going on, I contacted the sales person, technical support, and others trying to figure out what was wrong. They never could give me an answer, I finally figured it out on my own. The rollers in the arm were not correctly aligned with the bar that goes in and out supporting the slide extentsion table. Then when it came to cutting materials it would NOT cut 1/2” plywood without bogging down (chinese motors). Apparently it did not have the tork to cut. Also the slideing table locking mechanism would not hold the table from moving, it was a poor design. All this time within 5 months calling and calling and trying to get these issues resolved with the sales person, technical support, and others NOTHING got resolved. And of course I had to do all the calling!. The sales person said that laguna was building more panels saws with a Leeson 4 hp motors instead of the chinese motors that would come in the next shipment and promised me one, but I would have to wait another 6 weeks and so I waited. Well , I never got it. He kept giving me excuses after excuses and then wanted me to wait another 6 weeks for the next few saws that were coming. Again I waited!, and again NO saw. After about 4-1/2 months of NOT being able to do any work in my shop because I had a saw that DID NOT WORK I lost 5 months of income based on using my shop. I finally got to the point of just getting my money back and forgetting these people. Laguna does not build these saws in Bulgaria anymore, they are built in Taiwan because the sales person told me it was based on cheaper dollar, and apparently cheaper machinery. And all this time I had to pay my shop helper to work with me to put this saw together. Also it cost me $75.00 in materials and the cost to hire my help to recrate this machinery in order to send back to Laguna. I also had to threaten them of contacting my attorney because they were at first going to charge me to ship this equipment back to them. So, as of today I still don’t have the saw I need and I have to start looking all over again if I can find one I can afford. The photos above show the condition of the pallets that Laguna shiped my saw on, they could not hold the weight and damaged the saws exterior metal and logo. They use light weight pallets and never did replace the logo after agreeing to do so.
-- Barry, Louisiana