LAS VEGAS -The newly minted Fusion Saw from Laguna Tools is visually striking with its dark body and distinctive Laguna graphics, but according to Benjamin Helshoj, Wholesale Division Manager, the impressive cosmetic makeover is only the beginning of the story.
“As always, we listened to our customers and developed a tablesaw that really does bridge the gap between a contractor saw and cabinet saw – for an affordable price,” Helshoj said. “And while people immediately love its fresh, new appearance, it’s how it operates that counts.”
Among a long list of improvements, Helshoj said the switch has been moved up onto the Fence Rail to improve ergonomics. “In addition, all handles are now polished steel, which is something not normally found in this price category.” Attention to detail is the hallmark of all Laguna Tools’ product lineup, and the Fusion Saw is no exception. “We even moved the direction of the built-in wheel system 90 degrees to avoid movement,” he said. “Plus, we added a hose within the saw to dramatically reduce dust collection.”
Helshoj says the Fusion Saw is now equipped with riving knife, blade guard and quick-release system. Other standard specifications have remained unchanged, such as its 110 Volt 1 3/4 HP, 60 Hz, 36" Rip Fence with Push-Stick solid cast iron extensions and CSA Certification.
According to Helshoj, the Laguna Tools Fusion Saw is ideal when a heavy cabinet
saw is simply too much saw for the job.
“This is the ultimate hybrid between a contractor saw and a cabinet saw,” he said. “Simply put, the Laguna Tools Fusion Saw offers the benefits of a cabinet saw without the hefty weight or price tag. We looked at every detail a woodworker might want, such as mounting the saw to the frame instead of hanging from the tabletop, ensuring a flat surface at all times. In addition, its 110-volt system means the saw can be used in almost any shop, job site or garage.” The Laguna Tools Fusion Saw is available in 110 and 220-volt systems and features
a 36-inch rip (52-inch optional) capacity.
“We also engineered it with a built-in wheel system, quick-release riving knife and dual readouts,” Helshoj said. “Plus, the fact that the fence rides on both the front and back rail means zero drag across the cast iron table.” This versatile, yet affordable table saw handles both sheet goods and hardwoods with ease and comes with a riving knife and blade guard for added safety. “Professional woodworkers and serious hobbyists will love the Laguna Tools Fusion Saw, because it includes the heavy-duty specifications of a much pricier unit in a practical, economical package.”
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