|Review by Wade Putnam||posted 08-29-2008 03:32 PM||19305 views||0 times favorited||32 comments|
Received my 18 ” saw and a Driftmaster Fence about three weeks ago, and the experience has been trying.
First I received my copy of the invoice on Saturday, before my saw was to be delivered on Tuesday.
When reviewing the invoice I discovered Laguna had shipped me a 16HD instead of the 18 I had ordered.
Couldn’t speak with the sales rep until Monday the day before scheduled delivery to advise him of the mistake, (this was after waiting weeks for delivery).The sales rep admitted it was an error on there part and he would stop delivery and send the 18, another 3 week wait!!!!!!
The delivery truck shows up as scheduled and promptly backs over my mail box.
Now for the DRIFTMASTER, no manual with it and the on line video and on line manual doesn’t match what I received and I am still not sure I have installed correctly.
Why the studs on the fence rail didn’t match the existing holes doesn’t makes sense, and the universal mounting brackets are a royal pain, especially if your not sure if the hardware your using is being mounted correctly since it doesn’t match any manuals or videos.
Now for the good news, after all the hassle I will say that the saw is awesome and it was worth all the trouble.
It cuts very accurately and has taken the place of my table saw for a lot of cuts. Very well constructed, just not documented very well in regards to assembly of drift master.
-- Wade, Nashville, www.mcgconstructs.com