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Laguna Fusion Tablesaw

Laguna Fusion Tablesaw

07-20-2014 04:25 AM by cjg | 22 comments »

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”...

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General International 50-200r

General International 50-200r

06-01-2014 04:16 PM by gotnonickname | 8 comments »

Purchased this saw after spending time debating which saw offering I was going to give my hard earned cash too. Looked at Grizzley, Saw Stop, Laguna, Steel City, Delta, Shop Fox,Craftsman and many others. I debated the safety aspects of all saws against the Saw Stop and came to the conclusion that for the amount of time I use my saw, and the fact that I am extremely anal about working safely, I ruled out Saw Stop because their price point in my opinion is way to high. Yes I hear it now, what ...

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Base is sturdy, but assembly is a pain...

Base is sturdy, but assembly is a pain...

05-20-2014 05:59 PM by MattyMattAg | 7 comments »

Background: I bought this mobile base for my new Grizzly 1023RLW Cabinet Table Saw, which has a 20.5”x20.5” base. I had to do some slight modifications to get it to fit perfectly, which now that the saw sits on the base, it does. Assembly: I put the base together before doing any mods because I wanted to see how many modifications I was going to have to do. I say that so the people reading this review don’t think the mods negatively affected the assembly of the base. ...

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Delta 36-725 Contractor Tablesaw: Follow-Up Review

Delta 36-725 Contractor Tablesaw: Follow-Up Review

04-20-2014 08:37 PM by thetinman | 198 comments »

EDIT: This review was edited to add a link to a my blog on how to easily and safely align the blade. The sections on blades and blade alignment have been removed from this review and are now in a stand alone process. Delta 36-725 Table Saw blade alignment linkhttp://lumberjocks.com/thetinman/blog/45305 TABLESAW ADDITIONS: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/101376 I bought this saw over a month ago and wrote an initial review then. The review included many assembly tips as the owner’s ma...

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A beautiful piece of machinery

A beautiful piece of machinery

03-26-2014 03:09 PM by adrianpglover | 10 comments »

I’m new to posting on this site. When I first got into woodworking, about 2-3 years ago, a coworker loaned me a Shopsmith Mark V from the 1970s. It worked ok for what I was doing, but the tiny table, difficulty in doing bevel cuts, and the fact that the table would lean into the blade if enough weight was put on it led me to the decision to get a different saw for myself. Don’t get me wrong, the Shopsmith is a good product for what it is. It’s a great multi-use product. ...

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Craftsman 10 inch Saw 113.298762-Truly 3.75 out of 5 stars, after all these years...

Craftsman 10 inch Saw 113.298762-Truly 3.75 out of 5 stars, after all these years...

03-24-2014 01:43 AM by RibsBrisket4me | 9 comments »

Tool Review, Craftsman Contractor Saw 113.298763, Made 1996. I’ve had this saw since 2002, so I figure I’ve used it enough to write a fairly balanced and accurate review. I bought the saw from a good friend who was the first owner. I paid $225 for the saw, three Craftsman blades and some push sticks.He used it primarily to remodel his basement, and he did one heck of a job. I helped him quite a bit and learned a lot. This is my second table saw. My first was a direct drive Craftsman tha...

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A better saw than I thought it would be

A better saw than I thought it would be

03-21-2014 01:26 AM by bonesbr549 | 25 comments »

I will not go over the safety side of the tool nor the politics as those have been beat to death. Well I’ve been lusting for a SS since they first came out, but being out of my budget started a savings fund. My Grizzly 1023SLX had served me well but I wanted to upgrade and really like the safety feature. With the last project providing a significant bump in my $$, I bit the bullet and ordered it back in early Feb. It supposed to be delivered on a Friday and it dumped a foot of snow. ...

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Delta 36-725 Contractor Table Saw

Delta 36-725 Contractor Table Saw

03-11-2014 03:58 PM by thetinman | 232 comments »

EDIT: This review was edited to add a link to a my blog on how to easily and safely align the blade. The sections on blades and blade alignment have been removed from this review and are now in a stand alone process. Delta 36-725 Table Saw blade alignment linkhttp://lumberjocks.com/thetinman/blog/45305 FOLLOW UP REVIEW: http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3881 TABLESAW ADDITIONS: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/101376 A few friends and I share our shops and the fun of woodworking. Am...

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Pricey but excellent

Pricey but excellent

03-09-2014 12:54 AM by Purrmaster | 6 comments »

This review is for the SawStop contractor’s saw equipped with the 36” inch steel rails and “T-glide” fence. And eventually with the cast iron wings. As a preface let me say that I know that SawStop is controversial among woodworkers. This review is not an argument for or against the SawStop safety system. This review concentrates on its qualities as a table saw, not the safety brake. I’ve had this saw for over a year now and I’ve been extremely ple...

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The Greatest Birthday Present / Bonus in History

The Greatest Birthday Present / Bonus in History

03-06-2014 11:36 PM by Kenyon94 | 23 comments »

I feel guilty posting the backstory on this, but the story needs to be told. I just started into woodworking four months ago. First, I built a workbench with some basic handheld powertools and was generally obsessed with my new hobby. In early January, I was with my business partner who happens to be my longtime best friend and I was once again talking about all the stuff I wanted to build and the tools I wanted to buy. He asked me what my dream purchase was, and I showed him the SawStop hot ...

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