Laguna Platinum Tablesaw

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Laguna Tools
Model:
MTS0300-0180
Price:
$1,995

Description

Our Platinum Series Tablesaw features a precision ground table top made of premium grade cast iron, heat treated and ground to mirror-like flat surface. It has a 20" x 27" main table with 2 T-slots, fitted with two 10" x 27" cast iron ground wings. Massive widely spaced cabinet mounted trunnions: perfectly machined to high accuracy to support the heavy-duty saw carriage. Minimizes vibration and ensures proper blade alignment. It comes with a robust spindle supported by two precision ball bearings. Triple V-belt drive system mounted between the two spindle bearings. This tablesaw comes with a powerful oversized 3HP TEFC motor with a standard magnetic safety switch. EZ-Glide T-Square system for accuracy, repeatability, and easy operation. Standard precisely machined miter gauge with adjustable miter bar. It also comes with a 4" dust port with a sloped dust chute inside cabinet for better dust collection. Standard regular insert and dado insert. CSA, UL, CE certified.

WOOD magazine review

Smooth adjustments and easy access

Review Summary

High Points: ↑ When raising or lowering the blade, the trunnion assembly moves smoothly up and down on cast-iron dovetailed ways. ↑ The blade-bevel handwheel is located on the left side of the cabinet, providing better access than those saws with right-side handwheels. ↑ Its rip fence was one of the easiest to adjust. Low Points: ↓ The rip-fence scale proved inaccurate, coming up 1/64" short every 12".
(Laguna’s Torben Helshoj said he will investigate this and find a replacement scale for models affected.) ↓ Requires a not-included wrench to change to the riving knife. (Laguna is changing to a tool-free design on future models.) ↓ It does not come with a blade. ↓ Holes in the fence rails did not align with holes in the support legs; we had to drill to fit. More Points: → The miter gauge features width adjusters on the bar as well as a 15"-long fence with flip-stop, but you must use a not-included metric wrench to loosen and reposition the fence and flip-stop. (Helshoj said future models will use thumbscrews.)

Detailed Ratings

3.0
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

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