Amazing Tools #11: The Robland Axis Ergo panel saw

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Blog entry by Gary Fixler posted 05-19-2010 12:19 PM 2925 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This thing quite literally wouldn’t fit in my garage. Take everything out of my garage right now, and take off a wall of your choosing, and you couldn’t slide this into it and replace the wall. I’m still putting it on my wishlist.

Watch it in even higher resolution here.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#1 posted 05-19-2010 12:57 PM

panel saws like these are dreamtools, i really wish i had one. we have a similar one in school, and at the lumberyard where i always need to get my panels cut to dimension.
maybe if i rearrange my shop i can fit one in, the guy from the lumberyard wants to sell me their 3rd one, the oldest for €600…

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#2 posted 05-19-2010 02:00 PM

it wuold take a 48 hours workdays before it can be possiple to pay
for this kind of monsters….........LOL
you never see the fammely again

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#3 posted 05-19-2010 04:07 PM

The music makes the video. That, and the ghost operator at the end.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 05-19-2010 04:46 PM

Sure lookd like overkill and probably costs more than my SUV does, but on the other hand…..

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#5 posted 05-19-2010 05:11 PM

all those digital and hydraulic gizmos and then at the 40 sec that funky little hand screw and analog dial with the sheet metal indicator?... really? lol

-- criticism: the art of analyzing and evaluating the quality of an artistic work...

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John Ormsby

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#6 posted 05-19-2010 05:18 PM

I have a Felder slider that is similar to this saw. My does not have automatic controls for tilt or blade raise and lower. However, the digital fence and other features make these saws very accurate and safe.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#7 posted 05-19-2010 05:44 PM

They look amazing with a price to match


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#8 posted 05-19-2010 06:34 PM

The Robland is another Laguna tool product.. uh uh!! no way Jose for me.. I wouldn’t touch it with a 10’ pole.. it’s what we have now in the shop..I would totally for with John Ormsby’s Felder

Sorry Gary to dis your dream..I’m just talking about over a year.. not months, but a year of haggling with Laguna tools over this saw..

-- Randall Child

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#9 posted 05-19-2010 06:37 PM

I have a panel saw with sliding table not quite in this league but beautiful to operate I can cut a complete 8 by 4 sheet on it without problems.This is a particularily nice one though well done I wish it were mine.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Gary Fixler

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#10 posted 05-20-2010 11:48 AM

I love how some of you guys have used or even own saws like this. To me, all of these tools are just magic I find on the internet :)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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