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    Hi michaelwwalsh88, it's a nice solid unit and...

    Hi michaelwwalsh88, it's a nice solid unit and mine is still going strong. The original manufacturer in Sweden is still making them today as far as I know (with some minor improvements)...
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    Laguna Platinum as far as I could tell. ...

    Laguna Platinum as far as I could tell. Certainly not the Fusion which is a nice saw too, but less substantial than the Harvey / Lag Platinum.
  3. NEW I'm not sure if this post belongs here, but the...

    I'm not sure if this post belongs here, but the Swarts SCMS is available for 20% on Ebay for a short period ($320 delivered until Jan 15) using code CSITE20. I don't have a need for one (already...
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    Hi Marty. I did try cleaning and lubricating the...

    Hi Marty. I did try cleaning and lubricating the worm gear but to be honest it made no noticeable difference. The big improvement was from pushing the collar back down on the shaft. It was a pain to...
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    Hi Christopher, I can forward you the manual that...

    Hi Christopher, I can forward you the manual that John gave me. PM me your email address if you would like it. Cheers.
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    Not sure if this is helpful to others, but I had...

    Not sure if this is helpful to others, but I had the same problem about 6 months ago. In fact it eventually became so tight that it effectively seized (in a low position unfortunately). I cleaned...
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    Still going well here too, but I cheated and...

    Still going well here too, but I cheated and moved my 30" rails across by one bolt position to give me enough capacity to cut standard cabinet sides. I saw people doing this in USA with the identical...
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    If you are stuck at bunnings, definitely go for...

    If you are stuck at bunnings, definitely go for the Diablo bits (same as Freud, made in Italy) and don't waste the admittedly much smaller amount on the ultra bits. I initially ignored advice and...
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    I dropped the blade in on Saturday and it was...

    I dropped the blade in on Saturday and it was back in my hands on Monday. The fresh edge on the carbide teeth is very nice, and most of all, the trenches have nice flat bottoms :2tsup: I should have...
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    I couldn't even readily find a flat ground...

    I couldn't even readily find a flat ground ripping blade to make keyed mitres (even rip blades seem to be all ATB), so I just dropped an old 40t ABT in to George at Northern Sharpening Service and he...
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    I really enjoy and appreciate this forum and...

    I really enjoy and appreciate this forum and check it daily, but I must say it is one of the slower websites and forums I use - and the last couple of days it is basically unusable.I'm not sure where...
  12. I can't add much more than has already been...

    I can't add much more than has already been covered here, but I will say that you aren't alone Larks, I had exactly the same problem when I first got my Harvey, having never had a T-style fence...
  13. NEW At the risk of taking this thread off topic, I do...

    At the risk of taking this thread off topic, I do suspect my maktec unit is worse than others with free play, and for this reason perhaps even another less expensive saw like the swarts would be...
  14. NEW Thanks for the update on the new model Diddums....

    Thanks for the update on the new model Diddums.
    I'm tempted to push the button on one of these via Ebay - on back order currently but still accepting orders.
    I'd be coming from a Maktec compound...
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    Thanks John :2tsup:

    Thanks John :2tsup:
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    Luna jointer / thicknesser - user manual?

    Hi All,
    I bought an old Luna L38-310 combination thicknesser / jointer a couple of months ago. I am very happy with the build quality, weight and simple engineering in the old Luna, and it is...
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    Indeed, I think it would be a great unit for the...

    Indeed, I think it would be a great unit for the money and I doubt it would ever limit you. There is a thread here with some more information https://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=181169
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    I would definitely consider the Harvey HW110HB-30...

    I would definitely consider the Harvey HW110HB-30 (http://www.majorwoodworking.com.au/harvey-hw110hb-30-tablesaw/). I have the next model up (3hp) which needs 15amp, but the one above is 2hp and...
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    Wow SB, that fence looks amazing. While the...

    Wow SB, that fence looks amazing. While the standard fence is quite good in my inexperienced opinion, that one looks like a while other league in terms of accuracy.

    Peter, I originally set out on...
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    Hi Peter, here is my best knowledge of the...

    Hi Peter, here is my best knowledge of the situation: the hw110lge is the full sized 3hp cabinet saw and I can certainly confirm it has 30mm arbor in Australia/Europe (5/8" in North American...
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    Hi Peter, congratulations on the purchase. I...

    Hi Peter, congratulations on the purchase. I found Roy to be exactly as you describe also. I think he had the dovetail version on display in the shop, which is visually identical to the HW110LGE....
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    I received my HW110LGE-30 a week ago also. I...

    I received my HW110LGE-30 a week ago also.
    I can only echo the positive comments from all above. The whole package feels of high quality and the saw runs beautifully. Having not had a "proper"...
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    Like superbunny, I have one of these bad boys on...

    Like superbunny, I have one of these bad boys on order... (thanks for the good review BTW, Damienol)
    I'm not looking to buy a couple of blades while waiting for it to arrive. You mention that the...
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    Oh number 3, you must be expert by now :) Can't...

    Oh number 3, you must be expert by now :)
    Can't wait for the Harvey, I'll post my thoughts in the existing HW110LGE-30 review thread when it arrives.
  25. Sorry, for some reason I didn't notice that you...

    Sorry, for some reason I didn't notice that you were wanting a sliding / panel saw in your OP (seems obvious now)... which would put most of my suggestions over your budget. The Laguna alone is...
  26. Not from the ones you have listed, sorry, but if...

    Not from the ones you have listed, sorry, but if I had $1800 to spend it would be on the Laguna Fusion almost without question.
    For a little less the Harvey HW110HB is reportedly very nice, or for...
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    Thanks Grantoboy and congratulations on starting...

    Thanks Grantoboy and congratulations on starting the biggest project of all, baby making :U
    Nothing like a baby-on-the-way to change the shed building plans...

    Your saw looks very nice and well...
  28. I'll probably end up with the Laguna Fusion too,...

    I'll probably end up with the Laguna Fusion too, but coming from an old Triton it will be a dream. I'm yet to hear a bad word about them here, and they seem to cut through hardwoods to full depth so...
  29. I would think the Fusion would have a slight edge...

    I would think the Fusion would have a slight edge over the Harvey HW110HB. Both are hybrids with around 2hp but the Fusion has base mounted trunnion were the HW110HB has table mounted.
    In the...
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    Haha, it's OK, no hurry really... but I'm keen to...

    Haha, it's OK, no hurry really... but I'm keen to see some pics when you are ready.
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    Still waiting for some pictures Grantoboy! :U

    Still waiting for some pictures Grantoboy! :U
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    Thanks DRMS. Making the templates and body was...

    Thanks DRMS. Making the templates and body was great fun, so I'd thoroughly recommend trying it. Still haven't had a chance to try making a neck. I did stain the body and put what feels like a...
  33. I can't give a personal review but I am in a...

    I can't give a personal review but I am in a similar position to you and from my research I am just tossing up between the Luguna Fusion or the Harvey HW110LGE. If I can swing the extra money and 15A...
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    Congrats Skot! I'm jealous... Be sure to post...

    Congrats Skot! I'm jealous...
    Be sure to post your comments back in this thread after you get it :)
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    Thanks Billy. From your earlier posts and photos...

    Thanks Billy. From your earlier posts and photos it is clear that the Fusion is a very capable saw for its size and power and I'm sure it would be more than suitable for my current needs. The only...
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    Thanks for the review Billyboydes (and comments...

    Thanks for the review Billyboydes (and comments from other owners). Considering you have had this saw for a while now, do you find that you still need to turn to your larger panel saw for much, or...
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    Yeah the 40mm worked OK. The remaining body...

    Yeah the 40mm worked OK. The remaining body thickness at the neck pocket is a little thin compared to my Fenders but still feels solid enough, and I went a little shy on full depth for the control...
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    Thank you, a bit rough but I wasn't expecting it...

    Thank you, a bit rough but I wasn't expecting it to be a Fender on my first attempt. I'm planning to do a Thinline next too, twice the amount of routing joy in a single guitar :)


    Can you give...
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    Nice one. I'd like to do a pine body too at some...

    Nice one. I'd like to do a pine body too at some stage. I've heard its a good material and popular for tele bodies.



    I was going to go a solid colour on it too. Surf or seafoam green. But...
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    First electric guitar build - QLD Maple Tele

    Hi all,
    As promised in my "G'day" post (https://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=178825), I've been working towards my first guitar / telecaster build and have come far enough to make a post...
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    Likewise, thanks Bob and John for your detailed...

    Likewise, thanks Bob and John for your detailed responses.
    At this stage I will keep saving for 3hp unit, given that the cost difference vs 2hp isn't that great, especially considering the work to...
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    I'm in a very similar situation to the OP and...

    I'm in a very similar situation to the OP and have enjoyed (perhaps not the right word) reading this section of the forum and extracting/collecting information from BobL and others on the art and...
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    Thank you for the advice and offer. I'll give it...

    Thank you for the advice and offer. I'll give it a go myself first but nice offer in-case I get stuck. I've printed the the tele drawings 1:1 from tdpri.com to make a template from.


    Good to...
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    Thank you. I just bought a piece of QLD maple...

    Thank you.

    I just bought a piece of QLD maple off another member on the weekend, and a triton workstation with router table from eBay - so I'm almost ready to start!
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    Thank you all for the warm welcome. I'll...

    Thank you all for the warm welcome.



    I'll be buying a neck for my first build too. But even routing a body and having the purchased neck poke out of the body in the right direction looks like...
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    Wow, that's a stunning tele! I'm not sure what...

    Wow, that's a stunning tele!
    I'm not sure what wood I'll use for my first shot, but I'll probably go with whatever I can get cheaply that is as light and dry as possible, because I'm sure to bugger...
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    Thank you old1955 :U

    Thank you old1955 :U
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    Beginner from Melbourne

    Hi there woodworkers,
    My name is Liam and I'm just another beginner jumping in to learn and hopefully contribute wherever I can (currently not much!)...
    I hit 30 a couple of years back, and after...
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