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Software assessment: 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 flooring within the higher cupboard to assist include sawdust. The principle dust-collection port is behind 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 incorporates 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 characteristic. You may simply slide off its aluminum face and change it with a sacrificial face or customized jigs. The fence slides simply and locks securely with little fussing. Plus, its magnifying cursor truly works, offering nice accuracy.

I ran a bunch of laborious 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 a perfect 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 without doubt one of the higher ones I’ve seen.

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

The noticed weighs slightly below 200 lb., which is pretty gentle, making it handy for a small store, particularly with the optionally available 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.
Easy settings. Blade elevation and angle changes are clean and simple, 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 might 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.

Photographs: Roland Johnson

From Effective Woodworking #290


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