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Forum topic by steve6678 posted 11-01-2012 04:15 AM 1580 views 0 times favorited 29 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2012 04:15 AM

LAGUNA 4HP Table Saw – Platinum 52” Fence
Dovetail Trunion, Model# MTS0300.
What a beauty. I seen this in a show and it was taken apart and re-assembled. I like that, no hidden cameras.
The internals are something to behold.*
AS MUCH AS I LIKE THE LAGUNA, I NEVER REALLY INVESTIGATED THIS GRIZZ.

-- Steve - Dust sucks!


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#1 posted 11-01-2012 04:19 AM

HMMM Laguna ?

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#2 posted 11-01-2012 08:20 AM

Go for it, I do like the fence set up. Buy it and do a review on your whole process…. You seen it up close and personal and you like it. Have you looked at the Delta?

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#3 posted 11-01-2012 12:39 PM

That’s pretty nice, but for that price I would opt for a sawstop PCS. If I were to go “all out” on a table saw, it would be the Hammer K3 Winner

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toolie

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#4 posted 11-01-2012 01:14 PM

but your 113.###### table saw looks so good. think the laguna would really provide any material increase in functionality?

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#5 posted 11-01-2012 01:20 PM

It’s a nice saw but look very closely. They’re pretty darn similar from what I see in the manuals from both websites. Unless something has changed recently, it’s my understanding that the saws come from the same plant and are made from the same parts. Laguna has a dealer network for support, and Grizzly is a direct importer that offers lower pricing. The Griz is only available in 3hp with this model though….$1545 shipped vs $2195



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#6 posted 11-01-2012 01:29 PM

damn! all i can say is….damn! what do suppose the function of part 201 in the 691 is as it appears to be missing from the laguna.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Surfside

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#7 posted 11-01-2012 01:34 PM

It’s a good machine .

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#8 posted 11-01-2012 01:34 PM

I’m wondering if Laguna has an update that’s not captured in their manual, because neither of those look like dovetail with vertical rise to me….they both have swing arms, part 201 is part of the riving knife mount. The G1023RL series has vertical rise.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#9 posted 11-01-2012 01:36 PM

All I know is that my G0690 makes me smile every time I watch it start up. I have to pay close attention here because it is so quiet and smooth that it is easy to miss… ;-)

Oh, and for the ~$600 difference, I got an iron router table extension and a 3 1/4hp router too! With change back!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#10 posted 11-01-2012 02:03 PM

For the same money you can get a 12” blade ,side and rear extensions and 5hp plus good customer service

http://www.grizzly.com/outlet/12-Extreme-Series-Table-Saw-Single-Phase/G0605X

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#11 posted 11-01-2012 03:58 PM

Well why pussy foot around and get one with a slider….. for 500 more….

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Bsmith

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#12 posted 11-01-2012 04:37 PM

Thanks guys. Now my Dewalt table top saw looks so… inferior.

-- Bryan

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#13 posted 11-01-2012 04:52 PM

Bsmith, if it makes you feel better my first saw was a Ryobi bench top which I used on the kitchen island…..Wife was not that thrilled…...

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#14 posted 11-01-2012 05:36 PM

The old INCA 2100 and 2200 cabinet saws have a dovetailed
trunnion. I had two 2200s. The design kept a very consistent
blade centerline at all depths. Also, it simplifies adding a
riving knife to the design.

That said, there are some other features I’d rather have
than a dovetailed trunnion if buying a new saw… not that
I’d say “no” to the dovetail. It worked well on the INCA,
though it did require regular cleaning and waxing.

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#15 posted 11-02-2012 12:53 AM

yeah, my first thought was that looks exactly like the grizzly. same fence design, same cabinet design, shape, motor cover screw and all!

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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