Laguna F2 Fusion Tablesaw, 36'' Rip Capacity
The Laguna F2 Table Saw is built around a newly designed trunnion, the result of years of dedicated research. The new trunnion provides buttery smooth, precise arbor adjustments without sacrificing strength. You'll enjoy microadjustable blade tilt with a 2:1 ratio and zero backlash, an industrial-strength 3-post height adjustment mechanism, and convenience features like a spindle lock for quick blade changes, dustless cabinet design, and a built-in mobility kit. The saw maintains the classic Laguna style cabinet-mounted trunnion, and has a rugged 1/16'' thick metal cabinet with convenient tool storage for all included accessories. The new quick-release throat plate is made from an innovative resin-based phenolic material that dampens vibration and chatter. In addition, it's rectangular shape makes it easy for you to make custom throat plates.
- Rugged cabinet-mounted trunnion
- Micro adjustable arbor tilt
- Quick-release zero-clearance throatplate with rectangular shape for easier blade changes, better contact with the cast, and better ability to make custom throatplates
- Quick-release blade guard/riving knife with cam-action setting mechanism
- Convenient spindle lock for blade changes
- Single belt design with tensioning bolt
- TEFC motor with thermal overload and reset button
- Blade dust shroud enclosure with dustless cabinet design
- 1:2 arbor rotation gear ratio and anti-backlash arbor adjustments
- Two pole arbor raising mechanism
- Onboard tool storage for all included accessories and fence
- Mobility kit is built into the cabinet
- Meets the latest CSA/UL requirements
- There is an additional $99.00 shipping charge for this item.
- Ships directly from the manufacturer.
- Estimated Delivery time: 3 weeks.
(1) Riving knife
(1) Blade guard
(1) Miter gauge
(1) 10'' blade
(1) Blade changing tool
(1) Fence mounted push stick
|Manufacturer Part Number||MTSF236110175-0130|
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Bottom line: This is a very smooth saw from start-up through to shut-down - almost no vibration and no shudder at all but dust collection is a joke and I don't love the fence.
Shipping was straight-forward and timely. The crate arrived in good condition and no issues with lift-gate, etc.
Unboxing went well and I was thrilled that the cast-iron wings were already attached and everything in the crate travelled well. I had to make some small adjustments to the wings but that was easy.
Setup was very clear and pretty minimal. It seems Laguna had a goal to get you up and working quickly - this is as close as you can get to plug-and-play in this category of saw. The fence was easy to install and everything seemed aligned well from the factory.
As I was looking over the saw, I noticed that the 4 inch dust port was actually just a 4 inch connection to a 2.5 inch hose inside the saw. The remaining surface of the port is solid steel - the only entrance into the cabinet being the hose that goes up to the trunnion dust shroud. There is nothing to catch the dust that the trunnion shroud doesn't capture. In fact... there is no bottom to the cabinet at all - it's entirely open. The dust simply falls to the shop floor. It's kind of like Laguna just decided that it wasn't worth it to even try for decent dust collection on the saw so they just threw in the towel and expect you to shop vac your floor and move the saw to clean the pile underneath. I have to admit, this is a real disappointment and I'm deducting a full star for that alone. I know dust collection is hard on table saws but for a hybrid at this price point, the cabinet should at least have a bottom.
The only other thing I don't love is the fence. If your point of reference is a portable or contractor saw, then this fence is probably fantastic. If you've ever used a Biesemeyer or other solid T style fence, you'll find this fence a bit lacking. It doesn't slide as smoothly as other fence systems and doesn't feel as solid or easy to work with for sacrificial fences, etc. I'm not deducting a star for this because I love the 36" capacity and I think it's probably inline with the price point. I also don't find the scale to be very trustworth and it does move very slightly when you lock down the fence. I guess it does the job but it's definitely short of awesome compared to my previous Biesemeyer. Worth noting that the 36" rip capacity is awesome and much appreciated already - I can't imagine having less now.
I am getting some burning on my cuts with a high-end Freud blade so I need to investigate that but it's not consistent.
So, in summary - it is a very smooth saw with a great setup experience, high-quality table and machining, decent fence and terrible (non-existent) dust collection. As for value, I would say it's fair but not great. I'm going to have to put some extra money and time in to address the open bottom cabinet and corresponding dust issue. Between that and possibly upgrading the fence, my total cost will be up in the range of some true 3hp cabinet saws and I'm left wondering if I should have just gone that route.
Cut quality with a new blade is excellent. The blade that comes with it is a throwaway. The motor is plenty powerful and runs very quietly.
The riving knife works perfectly with a thin kerf blade and the throat plate does not have the same support issues that the old fusion saw seemed to have.
Unfortunately there are some manufacturing quality issues that may be due to this being a brand new product. One of my cast iron wings is badly twisted and the rip fence is not straight or flat and not welded square to its T-bracket. Laguna has said that they will be replacing both for me, but I've been waiting for a month with no parts arriving yet.
Dust collection is also pretty terrible. Expect to see a large pile of sawdust accumulate at the bottom of your cabinet even if you have a full size dust collector like I do.