Posted by Unknown on 21st Mar 2012
After reading the last posters review I was a bit hesitant to get this unit but the guys at the Ottawa store, who have been great since I started shopping Busy Bee, told me they have sold a wack of these saws and have had very little issues. So I bit the bullet and brought this bad boy home. So far it couldnt have gone better, set up was easy and its runs true. Did the nickle test, (used a quarter) and holds up nicely! This is the same exact saw as the GRizzly G0690 as a friend of mine in NJ has that saw and its apple for apple the same darn thing.
I had no issues with parts, extension wings were fine and the unit was nicely dialed up from the factory. Im thinking of adding the sliding table attachements that goes with but in due time. So far Im very pleased and will say once again that the service in Ottawa is exceptional. Thank you to Carl and Dave for the help.
Posted by Marvin Quiring on 5th Mar 2012
This is the same saw as the KingKC-26FXT/i30. I had just recently made the decision to rid my shop of King and Craftex tools as they make better boat anchors then tools when Busy Bee sent out the flyer advertizing the CX series of tools. I was impressed with the online demonstrations and sinc Busy Bee was kind enough to take back a couple of unused Craftex machines I went for this saw. The extention wings come with oversized sloted holes that need shimming, the washers are paper thin and the spring washers have no spring. With time you can get it true although the plastic extention table has a slight bow in it. The user manual tells you not to use an extention cord but the poor quality cord that comes with it just reaches to the edge of the saw so you would need the saw right up against the wall so i wired in a new plug for it. The front and back rails have over sized slotted holes as well. The blade guard is junk but the real disappointment comes with the so called precision T rip fence. It runs true, except it rubs on the bowed plastic table extention, but it will not lock into place regardless of how man adjustments I have made it works on ocassion and the it fails to lock. The fence aslo failed to come with fence lck knob which likely does not help the situation. Now the mitre guage is a real joke, crudely cast cast, wieghs a ton which I have already replaced with the mitre guage off of my old Craftsman Professional. The motor runs quietly, has a lot of power. I also find the saw very low, 34.5 inches, and 1.5 inches less than a standard kitchen cupboard and 3 inches less than my old saw, making the cutting tables that double up as work tables too low and very hard on the back. Rated one steo above a boat anchor. There are better saws out there for a few hundred less.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Oct 2011
I believe this is the same saw as the Grizzly G0690, and the Laguna Platinum Series.