Be careful; Laguna can be hit-n-miss. While I love my bandsaw, I'm not
quite so enamoured of the horizontal mortiser. The bandaw was built in
Bulgaria, the Mortiser in China.
(The 220V 3HP mortiser came with a NEMA 5-15P instead of a 6-20P plug, and
was a different unit than the unit in the video on their web site; the unit
in the video had a mitre slot and mitre gauge, the newer unit has a useless
mitre-gauge handle with no mitre slot milled on the table. Someday I'll post
a more complete review of the unit; it's a good value for the price, but
milling mortices in rail ends requires a shop-made fence).
IIRC the competitively priced equipment that looks like the traditional
equipment that we easily recognize is mostly made in China. Then there is
the Bulgaria equipment that has been around longer and there is the top of
the line Italian stuff.
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