|Review by cjg||posted 07-20-2014 04:25 AM||10296 views||0 times favorited||22 comments|
- Laguna Tools Fusion 10" Tablesaw 1.75HP 110v 36" rip
- Brand: Laguna Tools | Category: Tablesaws
I was in need of new tablesaw as my old Delta contractors model was just wore out from the years of use over the past 60 years from my father and then myself. My shop space is roughly 500 sq. ft. but somewhat odd shaped. To fit the available space and maintain a safe work flow I was looking for as much saw as I could fit with the smallest footprint. I looked at new and used and all the brands. Read the reviews and finally selected the Luguna Fusion 10” Tablesaw with 1.75HP and 36” rip.
The saw is classified as a hybrid but does have the trunnions mounted to the cabinet like cabinet saws and unlike most hybrids. This was important to me as I have read about some of the issues hybrids saw are having.
The saw comes in two packages and packed very well.Nno damage to the unit at all. The one larger package is the saw and the small package is the fence.
The assembly was very easy and took no more than 1 1/2 to 2 hours. I was was missing a fence part which I had to contact the store and they in turn to Laguna. Laguna called me with the hour and had the parts shipped ASAP. I must say the customer service and followup was great. The manual for setup was enough to get the job done, but not the greatest. It assumes the everyone will understand what to do but has limited (good) pictures. The biggest issue was the the installation of the extension wings by yourself, but I just clamped two long levels to the saw top and held the wing in place as I clamp it to the extended level. Adjusting the wings once roughly in place but level with saw top was not and issue then. The fence is a two piece unit with pins for alignment and once I had all the parts went together with no problem and functions with no issues. I needed to replace the attached measuring tapes as they where installed not in the correct location, but Laguna sent replacements ASAP. The next issue was clean up the saw top and extensions which was not a major issue with rags and some mineral spirits and then a thin protection. The machined tops are great and highly polished.
I then checked all the alignment and settings and the saw came from the factory very well tuned. I only needed to adjust two of the set points slightly.
The performance of the saw is better than what I planned for. The fence functions great. The miter gauge is the standard unit you get and will be replaced with a upgrade. The wheels function and will be ok for the limited amount of moving I will be doing. If you need to move it in out a lot they may need to be upgraded. Dust collection was very good attached to my HF unit. even with dados. The saw cuts great with my Freud blade installed (the supplied blade is marginal at best). I have cut 2 inch oak, maple and cherry with no problem and very clean results. I have had it long enough for a few projects and have had no real issues in it’s performance. The supplied riving knife and guard work fine.
I gave it a solid 4.75 rating with only issues being the missing fence part and misplaced measuring scale which was then offset by the great customer service. If your in the market for a new saw this unit is worth looking at.