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Don

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12-18-2012 06:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw

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, http://www.donebydon.ca


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a1Jim

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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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Don

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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…

Cheers…Don

-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca

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toolie

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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…..it’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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Bill White

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

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

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Don

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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, http://www.donebydon.ca

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Shedshopmike

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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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nwbusa

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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:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&biw=&bih=&q=laguna+tablesaw+site%3ALUMBERJOCKS.COM&btnG=Google+Search&gbv=1

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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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