Laguna Fusion F2 Table Saw Unboxing and Deep Dive Examination
Laguna Fusion F2 Table Saw Unboxing and Deep Dive Examination
Laguna has introduced a new table saw in its Fusion product line; the Fusion F2 Table Saw. Laguna provided a demo unit of this saw for evaluation purposes. This saw has 1.75 HP, integrated upper and lower dust collection, standard mobility kit, cast iron wings and lots of other goodies. Watch here as I unbox the Fusion F2 Table Saw, assemble it, and run a bunch of tests on it.
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Thank you, very nice vid.
You forgot to mention that it’s one beautiful looking saw too. Wow! I must admit I didn’t know much about this brand or saw until I came across another video about this saw. Price seems pretty darn reasonable too. Thank you.
Thanks for putting this review together! I watched it awhile ago and again today as I’m finally going to upgrade my table saw. now that you have had the F2 for awhile are you still liking it? Have you run in to any problems?
Funny how years ago people blasted the Delta Unifence, and it had a lot of the same functionality. I had one. Loved it. You did a good demo on this saw.
Sir, first, thank you very much for the well-done review! I only need to know one more bit of detail…is the fence consistently accurate? Having an accurate fence is my #1, #2 and #3 priority before I buy a new table saw.
We have Rockler nearby and I can buy this saw from them locally. But, the fence is a make or break deal for me. I am so tired of spending more time adjusting the accuracy of my saw fence. Thank you in advance for taking the time to respond!
Excellent presentation. For those who are concerned about dust, I think there is no saw in the market that can completely rid of dust.
I want one of these saws, but I would need to hard pipe the upper dust collection instead of the flex hose.
What about a different mobile base? Is there something with larger wheels that doesn’t require lifting?
SOP for pre-assembled saws. Assembled for shipping and display, NOT for operation. ALL alignments should be checks and operational specs be verified, They may OR MAY NOT be within parameters and should NOT be expected to be unless a SAW INSTALL from the dealer is PURCHASED at the time the saw is purchased.
I don’t have room for a dust collection system in my shop. Would it be a problem to use this saw without any dust collection and just let it fall into the cabinet below?
Hi Paul, I am in the market for a new saw and looking at the Laguna F2. I watched a few videos about them fence, and I am really concerned about the fence, there is no support on the other end of the fence, how much play is there, especially if you are cutting large boards the inaccuracy will exacerbate the problem. Whats your opinion.
Interesting, the thing that is keeping me from buying this saw is the fence. While it does have some increased functionality over a Beismeyer, it is very difficult to make over the fence jigs and accessories. Until Laguna offers a Beismeyer fence for it I’ll be looking for one of the other Manufacturers to put out an equivalent saw with a normal fence.
I just bought a similar saw under the Magnum brand. Haven’t even set it up yet as I’m also renovating my shop first. My one foreseeable "con" to this saw will be the "knee stop switch" Flimsy plastic is not going to take too many knee jabs to turn it off. Think I’ll just use my hand. My saw came with both the 120 volt and 240 volt switches. I’m just gonna use the 240 volt.
Can someone tell me where to purchase an F2? I have been looking for a week and everyone is out of stock, back ordered or tells me "pre order now!"
I desperately need to upgrade my terrible ryobi 🤦🏽♂️
Liked your review. I was kinda on the fence between the F1 and F2. Makes the extra $600 worth more thought.
I am really considering this saw. I have seen some issues with dust collection though. What size dust collector did you use for the test? I have watched your video twice now and really like your detail and presentation. Thanks!
I’m considering this very saw and your review was fantastic. Thank you. Great job!
Wish you would have compared the saw kerf scratches with your other saw? Using the same blade, it would indicate tolerance runout quality.
Thanks for the review!
What a fantastic review. Exactly what I needed to make the final decision to buy. Curious how easy it was to remove the top, then reinstall it and get it all aligned properly. I have a shop in my basement with only access through my house so getting it down a narrow set of stairs (with a turn) will be impossible without a little disassembly first! Anyone experiences would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Paul! Very nice tool review. The F2 seems like it would be a nice cabinet saw, especially for hobbyists in a small home shop who may only have 120V. Nice price too. I couldn’t help notice the Delta Unisaw in your shop and remembered watching your review of the Shark Guard on that saw! Also an excellent review! So, it would see that like many modern saws, this F2 will have better dust collection than the Delta? How does this F2 compare to your Unisaw? I’m still using my old Delta Contractor’s saw. Probably could have bought the F2 for all the mods I’m made to that contractors saw. Something to consider for others doing upgrades to their old saws (i.e. Shark Guard).
BTW, I may be mistaken, but that fence that you call European design, seems like a copy of the old Delta Uni Fence, which had the same features, but was probably more "heavy duty". Before Delta bought out Biesemeyer, the Unifence was what high end Uni Saws came with — an upgrade to the standard Jet Lock fence. Thanks again, Paul!
Not all circuit breakers will handle their rated current long term. Many will slowly over heat at full current (19-20A) and will trip in the middle of a long cut! I have this problem with my air compressor on a dedicated 20A circuit in the garage. I wish I could rewire its motor for 240v (I have a 240 volt outlet in the garage).
Just bought an F2 last week. Getting it all set up now, and looking into a dust collection system. So far, I really like this saw. A big upgrade from the various contractor and portable saws I have been using over the years. And the price is right for the features included.
How do you keep your table surface so pristine? Mine has rust… I don’t want to take a scotch Brite to it though…
So.. the fence can’t be adjusted to dial in to a dead 90? Seems like a HUGE oversight on laguna’s part. I currently have a table saw with a fence that isn’t 90 degrees vertically, and cannot be adjusted.. it’s a great paperweight!
Does the fence actually stay true when setting up for a measurement? My current table saw when I set my fence to say 8 inches, the place closest to the fence handle will be 8 inches from the blade but the far end will be 1/16th of an inch off or so. So I have to constantly measure the front and back of my blade to the fence and keep taping the fence over and over again to make sure I’m perfectly parallel. I’m wanting to upgrade my saw and love the SawStop but the Laguna F2 seems perfect for my needs, with a lower price tag. I just don’t want to have another fence with this issue
Suggestion: The crate comes off much more easily from the bottom by simply unscrewing the Phillips Head screws at the bottom and lifting the box off. This is covered on the Laguna website in their video. Unfortunately, persons who do not watch this video will do exactly as you did because the manual is inside the box.
Thought that wasn’t a good great review keep up the good work looking forward to your next one thanks
Nice review. On the plate what are the give me all dimensions of that it lookes like what is on Jets proshop II. And a grizzly portable table saw. Ive looked everywhere no one but grizzly offers a zero clearance incert for the jet
But it seems this is the new standard for some saws. Bosch also has one like it but I have no information on that saw.
Becuse most of this is made in twian in the same factory
JET, POWERMATIC SAWSTOP GRIZZLY DELTA GENRAL OLIVER STANLY RIDGID
PORTER CABLE DEWALT EX.. Im thinking they are using the same designs
On them with differnt design on other stuff and finishes to order.
( thats where all your American jobs went)
Thanks, I chose a Baileigh Industrial over this one as it was cheaper & exactly the same
I am not denigrating the European fence. It is obviously quite good. But, can I get a Biesemeyer fence instead? I’m really partial to mine.
Other than that, I really like the F2. I will soon have enough money saved for one.
Nice review. I’m pretty sold on getting one of these now.
Can a router be added to F2 on the end with support legs
Awesome review, just watched shop nation’s vid, and to see your video afterwards was great, very informative with real world use techniques. Thank you! I am now a subscriber 👍🏻👏🏻
Nice review, very informative and yes that fence design caught my eye…well done
I would like to see video of your technic of truing the saw.
I have this saw and like it but I cannot figure out how to adjust the blade tilt. When I have it fully tilted to 45 degrees it is actually 45.6 degrees. I can’t find anything online about how to adjust this. Do you happen to know??
I was wondering how complicated the removal of the cast iron table is. I would nee d to carry the saw in the basement and would like to strip it for weight.
How much does the base of the machine weight without the table?
I was looking at the saw stops untill I ran across a video about the laguna fusion f2. Now im considering one of these bad boys.
Laguna has the worst customer service only comparable to the horrible warranty department I will never buy another tool from this company
Thank you for this review. One of the things I found was my table is .006" out of alignment with the blade. The instructions don’t match the table. Did you find a table alignment bolt anywhere? I can’t seem to locate it.
good review, I would definitely consider this saw if I decide to upgrade. looks like a quality product at a competitive price.
Really informative and helpful, thanks for going in depth. Did you test amp draw on thinner stock, say 3/4 to 1 inch thick using hardwood, softwood and plywood, rip vs. crosscut? Looking to avoid calling the electrician if possible 😉
How does the back of the fence secure and travel along the guide?
How hard is it to swap the fence to the other side if you want to cut from the left side of the blade?
Just great! Now I have a big decision to make this December. I was going to get the SawStop Job site saw for my garage, but this appears to be a superior saw for the price. Sure the SawStop has the ingenious safety feature, but I am always very careful around all my power tools. Great review, thanks!
Great video! Thank you sir
Does the inability to move the fence to the left side limit you? How easy is it to clamp sacrificial boards and jigs to the fence? My current table saw fence has slots in the fence so sliding bolts can be used without clamps, allowing unlimited vertical clearance from the fence for running tall boards.
hows the Dust collection thinking about this saw. I know this is a older video but i would like to know
How come on their site it says I’d need a 25 amp circuit. I have a designated 20 amp breaker will that be sufficient?
I have a 3HP 220v early 1980’s Rockwell Unisaw in really good condition, I’m strongly considering selling it for this saw (I can’t afford the F3) for the dust collection, riving knife and fence design (I have a Delta T2 fence on mine, so it’s not horrible), will someone either talk me in or out of this? I don’t think I’ll miss the extra horsepower, but I’ve long wanted a saw with a riving knife because I don’t feel like a micro-splitter is enough protection. I like most of the features more than say a Grizzly, so I’m really considering it. Oh, and I will definitely choose to run this saw at 220v as well since I’ve got that wired up in my shop.