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Posted on Looking for input on Table saw choice, Laguna Fusion F2 vs Grizzly G0771Z

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#1 posted 04-06-2020 08:19 PM

Download all the owners manuals and parts diagrams. You will find differences. The Laguna, and it’s clones sold by several others, have a very lightweight aluminum trunnion. Some hybrids are cabinet mounted, some table mounted. Look at weight. The heavier, the less vibration. Look at accessories. Wheels were mentioned, but even different thickness riving knives can be optional. If the fence is not to your liking, a good fence covers the difference between a hybrid and smaller cabinet. A Harvey C300 is about the same price as the F2. A powermatic 64 may be a stronger saw than some of the hybrids. A PM1000 is an absolute tank of a saw but still 1 3/4 HP.

Some have stamped steel racks, some light castings, some nice heavy iron. From what I understand, a saw has two features: the trunnion and the fence.

I am looking at bigger ones, 3 HP. Down to Harvey, Powermatic, or if I can justify the extra grand, a Sawstop. I figure I can only get one more saw and the hybrid size are just not really any more saw than my Ridgid contractor saw. If stuck with 120V, there are some big heavier cabinet saws with the 1 3/4 motors and some of the contractor saws are actually tanks for not much more


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