Ryan do you have a Saw Stop and if not, why not?Sawstop 100%...... No other saw has the safety factor built in. And on top of that....they're great saws anyhow. Even without the safety features, you'll have a top notch saw, but the safety gear puts it over the top. Consider this.....a minor accident will cost you thousands at the Emergency room.....the Sawstop features will cost you a few hundred.
Or said another way . . .Safety is a great thing, but how is it that my father and myself who have run machinery for years, who follow safety protocol have never had a serious accident? It's because we use our heads and think before we act.
I had a Laguna drill press that was awfully noisy. CS said it was normal, but he would send me a new belt just in case that was the problem.FWIW, I've also read many, many complaints about Laguna's CS.....it's very disproportionate to the number of saws they sell. Grizzly and SS both have excellent reputations for good CS.