Nope, this cabinet saw won’t cut dovetails, but its thick cast-iron arbor assembly does move up and down smoothly on dovetail ways. It’s an unconventional design that delivers fluid blade movement and a rugged arbor platform.
Laguna provides a split guard fixed to a riving knife. It locks in place with a bolt; a quick-release mechanism would make switchouts a bit faster and easier here.
The fence system, bevel tilt scale and pointer on this saw resemble the components on Grizzly’s G0691, with the same mixed bag of issues for me. The saw also has a handy cabinet cleanout door.
Cutting performance was good for this machine, but dust collection was not. I removed 39 handfuls of dust from the cabinet after cutting.
One standout feature of the Dovetail Saw is an improved miter gauge: it comes with a long T-slot fence, bar adjusters and a flipstop for repetitive cuts. Very nice! The saw also includes a dadoing throatplate — a standard item not packed with every saw. But, all things considered, this Dovetail Saw seems a little overpriced to me.