Mike; my only contribution would be to thoroughly check out the dealership network vis-a-vis getting parts and technical info, should you ever need it. Way too often this stuff is sold without any serious backup infrastructure...let the buyer beware.
Think in terms of buying a Maserati, then discovering there isn't a knowledgeable mechanic within 1500 miles. 'Nuff said.
Right. Made in Bulgaria. Motor is an American Baldor which I'm opting for an upgrade from Baldor 3 HP to a Baldor 4.5 HP. That is as high as I could go without having to go 3-phase. Spare parts are in their main location in California. If a warrantee service, they have been known to fly a tech out to repair. They have a good track record with this saw. If need be, I am very handy with machinery.
I grilled the sales rep. (That is a gross understatement.) I sent him a 5 page email on what I do, the configuration I wanted to end up with, questions on this saw and it's accessories. I told him taht a test of sale's knowledge of their products would show with his answers. I gave him a few days and then called him. I was pleased by his answers. He even talked me out of a few options and accessories,, as they wouldn't give me the return on my use or wouldn't fit me.
Each TS/TSS saw is custom built for each customer. They usually don't have them in a warehouse, except the ones they plan to sell at trade shows (And they sold out at the last in Atlanta). The purchase is a 3 month lead time after order for the delivery. Drawback on the custom made- tune of blade alignment is not via the trunions... rather by the saw table. At factory it is set and aligned with pins between the frame and table. (I think this is a strenght in a heavy cabinet saw) If later that adjustment is off, the pins have to be driven out of the way to be able to move the table into adjustment. Only one saw has ever needed that so far.
Just got the quote back Friday night on what I want as a package deal:
LAGUNA TSS Sliding Table Saw with Scoring
- 1PH 4.5HP SHORT SHAFT LT16HD-LT20
- TS/TSS Tablesaw Mobilty Kit
- HOLD-DOWN CLAMP FOR TSS, 9', SHAPER
- Accessory - Tablesaw telescoping for 24" fence for TSS Adds 24" to existing fence This includes the end piece to hold the wood
24" Crosscut Fence for TSS
- Angle extension table For TS, TSS, 2700 Pro
- Clip on support table TSS/TSS 9'
- Positive Stop Miter Support Table, Must also order Pivot Post*Movable frame w/degree stopper
- PIVOT POST for fence to use Miter Support Table
- Accessory - Straight Line Rip Bracket
- Accessory - Fence Stop (spring loaded)
- Accessory - Flip Stop
- Accessory - Tenoning Jig
- Carbide Tipped Split Scoring Blade - 120mm x 20mm x 24t
- Carbide Tipped Split Scoring Blade - 120mm x 20mm x 12t
- Tablesaw Dado Shim Sets for TS/TSS)/TS 9'/ 4',6', 9' Pro
- Dado Scoring Shim Sets for TS/TSS)/TS 9'/ 4',6', 9' Pro
- Accessory - Other 8" Dado Set x 30mm bore x 40T
- Accessory - Tablesaw SB CT ATB 10" X 5/8" X 60T
- Accessory - Tablesaw SB CT ATB 10" X 5/8" X 80T
- Accessory - Tablesaw Glue Line Rip 12" X 30mm X 36T
- Accessory - Tablesaw Triple Chip 12" X 30mm X 100T
Some things they discounted or threw in. The blades are Professional/Industrial. Notice on the 12" blades and dado's they go with 30mm bore. My 12" blades are 1" but the TSS is 5/8" arbor. I planned on using the 5/8" to 1" bushings I have. I have questions on their choice of 30mm bores. To use on their 12" blades and dado stack on this saw, I'm assuming 5/8" to 30mm bushings, which for a dado stack with that bore, might be a challenge. So I may pass on their finish dado stack which they were discounting from $475 to $275)... Unless they have a good explanation or an easier way.
Since I also know how to and end up easier to do tenons on a sliding table laying the work down on the slider and dadoing them in... I might also pass on the tenoning jig.