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12-18-2012 06:55 PM

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I’m looking to replace my BT3100 in the New Year and have been doing some shopping around. Thus far, it’s neck and neck for the Grizzly GO690 and GI 50-200R.

A friend of mine suggested the Laguna Fusion but I don’t see a lot of mention of it here.

Does anyone have one that can shed some light on the situation or have you done extensive research into the Fusion?

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 07:04 PM

Hey Don
You might do a search on Laguna on Ljs and see what is said about Laguna and it’s CS before you think about purchasing from them.

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 07:06 PM

Hi Jim…

I did a search for any Laguna tablesaw review and came up with nothing. Might have to expand to general comments…


-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 07:36 PM

IMHO, grizzly’s 0690/1 is one of the best values in 10”cabinet saws today. it’s modeled after older unisaws so it’s a time tested design. laguna has a good product reputation but it’s pricier. up to you if it’s worth it.

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 09:06 PM

Have you investigated the construction differences between the G0690 and the GI 50-200R under the hood or just compared specs? I don’t understand how it can be neck and neck….the G0690 is considerably more substantially made, has a 3hp motor, and a better fence. You’re comparing a 3hp industrial cabinet saw to a hybrid…..542# vs 321#. There’s a valid reason for the weight difference. No contest…’s a dump truck vs pickup scenario. If you’ve got 220v, it’s a no brainer IMO. (I’d also consider the G1023RL)

The Fusion is also a hybrid….an unproven one from a company with a horrible track record for customer service at that.

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#5 posted 12-18-2012 09:17 PM

Go Grizz. No comparison in value and cust. svc.


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#6 posted 12-18-2012 09:28 PM

Thus far, just comparing specs on paper.

I didn’t realize the GI was a hybrid…..

For anyone who has had a Grizzly shipped to Canada, any additional duty upon delivery?

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#7 posted 02-21-2013 10:52 PM

Don, I own a Laguna fusion tablesaw & so far am very pleased.
Laguna has excellent customer service, at least that has been my experience. Better than any other company I have dealt with.
If you have any specific questions about the saw, I would be happy to try to answer them.

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#8 posted 02-21-2013 11:32 PM

I haven’t personally had any machines shipped up here from Grizzly, but from what I have read on other forums there is no additional duty on table saws, just HST.

Doesn’t the Laguna Fusion have a split rails?

-- John, BC, Canada

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#9 posted 02-21-2013 11:47 PM

I find comments and reviews galore for Laguna tablesaws. Here’s how I do it:

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#10 posted 02-22-2013 01:36 AM

I just received a Grizzly 1023RLW. My first impressions are VERY good. I’ll post a review in the next several days after I’ve had a real chance to put it to work. I would defintely go Grizz over that particular Laguna saw. The 690 I’m sure is a great saw that is, as said, based on a time tested design. My problem with it is that it seems most companies have improved upon that design, including Delta, and I think Grizzly did that with the 1023R series. That said either the 690 or the 1023 will be a great buy.

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