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Device evaluation: Laguna’s Fusion F1 tablesaw


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Tablesaw by Laguna Fusion F1 $1,000

Laguna’s new Fusion F1 tablesaw is an improve of the unique Fusion that I reviewed a number of years in the past, and the enhancements make it a winner once more.

The noticed desk is forged iron, and the wings are stamped metal. The cupboard is now made in two sections—an higher noticed cupboard and a decrease leg meeting. There’s a sheet-metal ground within the higher cupboard to assist comprise sawdust. The primary dust-collection port is in the back of the cupboard and has a smaller connection on one aspect for the blade-guard assortment hose. The blade guard consists of two linked clear plastic guards with a central mount that accommodates the dust-collection port for catching all of the annoying sawdust blades like to fling. Mud assortment could be very efficient with the blade guard in place, nevertheless it’s nonetheless good with out it.

The rip fence has a pleasant, versatile function. You possibly can simply slide off its aluminum face and exchange it with a sacrificial face or customized jigs. The fence slides simply and locks securely with little fussing. Plus, its magnifying cursor really works, offering nice accuracy.

I ran a bunch of onerous maple, 4/4 and 6/4, previous the 60-tooth blade that comes with the noticed, and located no lack of energy. That’s spectacular contemplating {that a} 60-tooth blade isn’t an excellent blade for ripping heavy hardwood. The motor is 1-1⁄2 hp (13 amp max draw), 110 volt. The arbor lock simplifies blade adjustments and is among the higher ones I’ve seen.

I checked the setup of the noticed and located the blade parallel to the miter slots, which is superb contemplating the miles the noticed traveled to get to my store.

The noticed weighs slightly below 200 lb., which is pretty mild, making it handy for a small store, particularly with the non-obligatory mobility equipment ($75).

Smooth settings. Blade elevation and angle adjustments are smooth and easy, with little effort required to tilt the blade to its 45° max.
Clean settings. Blade elevation and angle changes are clean and straightforward, with little effort required to tilt the blade to its 45° max.

Adaptable rip fence. The rip fence is a single aluminum face on a stout steel frame. The aluminum face can be removed easily for attaching a sacrificial face or custom jigs, a nice touch.
Adaptable rip fence. The rip fence is a single aluminum face on a stout metal body. The aluminum face will be eliminated simply for attaching a sacrificial face or customized jigs, a pleasant contact.

Super dust collection. The port is 4 in. with a 1-1⁄2-in. T off the side for the blade-guard collection hose. Dust collection is very effective with the blade guard in place, but even without it, dust collection is still good.
Tremendous mud assortment. The port is 4 in. with a 1-1⁄2-in. T off the aspect for the blade-guard assortment hose. Mud assortment could be very efficient with the blade guard in place, however even with out it, mud assortment continues to be good.

—Roland Johnson is a contributing editor.

Pictures: Roland Johnson

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