What is the cost difference?
That aside, buy the one you want if you have the money. Laguna make an
excellent BS and I know this because I own one (LT 18). I'm happy with
my purchase and would do it again. I'm not familiar with the
Powermatic but I didn't like the Delta one very much. I wanted
something that would resaw well without a lot of fuss.
$900 for the saw
$100 for the mobile base
0 shipping (Amazon)
$1000 + blades (+ fence for Delta)
$1200 for the saw
$90 for the base
$100 for the mobile unit
$150 shipping ( a guess)
$1540 + blades
Difference of approx $500.
I have the Delta and overall am pretty
satisfied with it. I have done some
resawing, but always thought it would
be nice to have a 1 inch carbide tipped blade
for that kind of work.
Since you have the money, I think I would
get the Laguna if I were in your shoes.
Laguna have some big promotions on right at this moment. I bet if you
call them you could get a deal. Free shipping is not out of the
question. They were very willing to "deal" when I bought mine. No
harm in trying.
The quoted me 250 to get to the east coast. Better check on that one.
IMNSHO 1" blade is not really a big deal unless you want to spend the big
bucks for carbide. A 1/2" woodslices resaws just fine.
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