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Forum topic by sugarbaker posted 09-23-2015 09:37 PM 592 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-23-2015 09:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw tools hybrid

I’m getting ready to purchase a new table saw, as I sold my ancient craftsman contractor saw prior to moving across state lines. I will miss this saw, as I spent a lot of time and needless money making it accurate and functioning the way I like. While that was the case, now in the position to purchase a new saw I’ve narrowed my search to two potentials: the Laguna Fusion and the Jet Proshop. Both of which fit in my price range and have cabinet saw style adjustment for blade/miter slot parallelism. While realizing that I may be too picky, I have one reservation with each saw…

- with the Fusion, it is the split rail (on the 36” model) for the fence. Perhaps this will equate to negligible or no perceivable change in squareness of rip cuts as the fence is adjusted for new cuts.
- with the Proshop, it is the height of the table once adding a mobile base. I will need the mobility for my shop and I’m wondering if there are any solutions for this saw that will not also raise table top from it’s factory height of 34.75”. I am a shorter individual that appreciates a lower table height (34” being preferred, but not readily available on these hybrid style saws).

Any thoughts or advice? I’m leaning toward the Jet, as I may be able to craft a solution for moving the by utilizing some retractable bench casters. That being said, the Laguna already has wheels built in.

Comments are appreciated. Thanks!

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#1 posted 09-25-2015 05:38 PM

I have the Jet Proshop with the 52” fence. I have it on the Jet mobile base and it measures 35 5/8 from the floor to the table.

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#2 posted 09-25-2015 06:47 PM

Have you thought about ‘offset’ wheels? The wheels are added so as not to raise the table height.

This is a simple google image search. I believe that the plans for this exist out on the net as well…

Good luck!

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#3 posted 09-26-2015 01:10 AM

Thanks for the responses. I think I will go with the Jet Proshop, and will contemplate some DIY ideas for building a mobile base. I do like the offset wheel design pictured, but may rig up something with some retractable bench casters.

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