LumberJocks

Laguna Platnium series tablesaw- Does anyone own one

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by bluekingfisher posted 10-06-2011 02:26 PM 1298 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View bluekingfisher's profile

bluekingfisher

1246 posts in 2440 days


10-06-2011 02:26 PM

I have noticed there are lots of threads on tablesaws on the forum, with the usual suspects being mentioned, Powermatic, Delta, sawstop etc.

Does anyone own or use the Laguna Platnium series saw. I have recently bought one and would like to hear owners/users thoughts.

Thanks

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan


7 replies so far

View Bertha's profile

Bertha

13003 posts in 2153 days


#1 posted 10-06-2011 03:02 PM

I think August Lehman has one but he’s been away from the site for a while. I don’t think he was terribly happy with his but I can’t quite remember why. He’s a metalworker, so his tolerance demands might be higher than yours. Laguna’s customer service has been a popular topic here but I’ll let you make your own decision about that. It’s a really nice looking saw. I know that much!

Ooh, before I go…did you look at any other “unusual” higher end saws like the Hammer/Felter, Martin, etc.? I’m considering a new saw down the line and I’m considering more non-traditional options. Laguna’s out for me b/c I had a bad bandsaw experience with them. Sawstop’s out because I just don’t like them, but we don’t need to go into that. Of the modern saws, the PM2000 speaks to me. Of the vintage saws, the Oliver or Martin.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

View bluekingfisher's profile

bluekingfisher

1246 posts in 2440 days


#2 posted 10-06-2011 04:34 PM

Thanks for the come back Bertha.

To try and answer your question, I did look at other saws, unfortunately here in the UK we don’t for some reason have such a great choice of saws in the price range and style of the Laguna saw.

At the higher end (Felder, Hammer etc) there is no limit of choice but at the good quality hobbist level not much to chose from now. There are still some old Wadkins and Startrites which were almost bomb proof and made and built in the UK. Most kit now originates from China.

I was actually thinking about the Powermatic PM200 but it would have meant me having to have one shipped over from the states. An expensive way of purchasing a saw however with the exchange rate it would work out about what you guys pay so no big loss. I was just concerned about aftercare should something need replacing or the saw being damaged during shipping.

i am very happy to date with my saw, looks to be a very solid and well made saw with lots of heavy cast iron and turned metal parts. As they are quite rare here in the UK I was hoping that someone from youir side of the pond had some experience of the saw.

Hopefully someone will chip up with some info.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

View Bertha's profile

Bertha

13003 posts in 2153 days


#3 posted 10-06-2011 04:42 PM

There’s another current thread here regarding cabinet saws that shows some of the Lagunas to be very similar to the ShopFox and Griz. I’m not a huge Griz guy but this cabinet saw has a very loyal following. You’re right about the European saws, you can spend about as much as you’d like on them. However, there are guys here that have Elmos, so I guess it all depends on your budget. I think you’ll be happy with your saw. Whether or not you’ll be happy with their customer service maybe another issue. However, if you don’t ever need customer service, that speaks volumes too!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

View bluekingfisher's profile

bluekingfisher

1246 posts in 2440 days


#4 posted 10-06-2011 04:51 PM

Here’s hoping I don’t have to experience their customer service, ( I assume not good) as long as the saw runs true I’ll be happy.

I’ll have a look at the Grizzly’s and the shop fox as a comparison.

Thanks again mate.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

View Rick  Dennington's profile

Rick Dennington

5173 posts in 2655 days


#5 posted 10-06-2011 05:28 PM

Hey pal,

I just now went back and looked at your shop since you’ve got it all originized. Looking good. It’s really taking shape, and the cabinets, etc. you built all go really well in there. Stellar job, my friend. One question: What do you not like about your Deft saw? I took it you were pretty pleased with it.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

View TheKingInYellow's profile

TheKingInYellow

233 posts in 2990 days


#6 posted 10-06-2011 05:39 PM

I was looking at one locally and realized that the Laguna is exactly the same as the Grizzly 0690/0691.

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

View bluekingfisher's profile

bluekingfisher

1246 posts in 2440 days


#7 posted 10-06-2011 09:20 PM

Hi Rick,

The shop is getting there, still got some work to do, but the end is in sight.

I do like the saw, very pleased with it but it appears to be as rare as rocking horse poop here. Although it is badged as a Deft, it is the same saw as the Laguna Platnium series and as the King in yellow states is the same as the Grizzly 0690. I was just trying to find out if they had any issues with theirs. So far mine has been a peach, no complaints although I have read there have been complaints about Laguna customer service.

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com