I ordered the promotional video from Laguna Tools website. Its free. The
audio in the tape is awful. They used some kind of cheap mic but it is
intelligible. This video is supposed to promote their tools and it does.
But it also is a great seminar on various options and design features for
Bandsaws and tablesaws, in general. It made me really appreciate a properly
designed European Riving knife. How can American manufacturers be so stupid
to build the contraptions they do? If I had the money, I'd sure want one of
their table saws. They are awesome.
The president of the company is from Denmark. In his thick European accent,
he does a little bit on general safety. I loved the part where he says
"...and if you are a hippy, your long hair can be a safety hazard. Be sure
to pin it back."
I have one of their table saws, it does what it is supposed to, but the
dust collection feature needs some help. I have some modifications
planned that should take care of this issue. I have used some of the
other major brand table saws in the past and chose to buy Laguna's saw
over the others, this should speak for itself. I also have one of their
bandsaws and am satisfied with it as well. American manufacturers build
what they build, you can buy it or not.........you have the power of
choice in this matter. Speak out with your wallet, speak out loud. But
in all fairness you should let the american manufacturers know why you
made the choice you made, otherwise they will never understand what you
and those like you are looking for. Personally, if I were to buy a new
saw I would look very closely at the saws put out by SawStop. I do like
how my fingers are attached, and other TS mfgs. don't seem to care that
they stay that way. This my personal opinion, but personally, it is the
only one that matters to me anyway ;-)
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