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Dave-Jeffo

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Good evening
I’m on the look out for a smaller size /portable table saw.

I have been looking at the dewalt 745 but Someone local to me is selling a second hand Axminster TS - 200 - 2 complete kit including a small shop vac and a homemade cyclone advertised at £500.


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Is it worth buying? Or should I just buy new and get the dewalt?

Thanks Dave
 

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To be that heavy the axminster must have a cast iron top?

In which case you need to be exact in what you want from the saw. I have the DW745, and its a very good saw for its price and weight, which is only 22 kgs.

If you really need a portable saw, then the dewalt is the one for you. You can even buy a wheeled stand for it.
If you want a small table saw for your workshop and are doing fine cuts, then the axminster wins.
 
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If you can get the price down (the TS-200 kit was around £600 new at the beginning of this year), and you don't need portable, go for it!
 
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MikeJhn":1quaedcy said:
Did that price included the side extension table, cast iron side mitre slide kit and stand?
Yes - it was for the "Full Kit" option.
 

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Dave-Jeffo":tdbro0c4 said:
Good evening
I’m on the look out for a smaller size /portable table saw.

I have been looking at the dewalt 745 but Someone local to me is selling a second hand Axminster TS - 200 - 2 complete kit including a small shop vac and a homemade cyclone advertised at £500.




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Is it worth buying? Or should I just buy new and get the dewalt?

Thanks Dave
The home made cyclone doesn't look to be worth a lot to me.

For £500 this is OTT, for that money you can buy the new Axy AC216TS which is a big step up from the TS200.



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The AC216TS according to the description has 19mm mitre slots, which means lots of readily available accessories will fit, as Bodgers says would be a better buy, but it is heavy and not a portable saw, which is what you asked for on your post.
 

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I feel like £500 is too much for this, personally.

I have a TS-220 with table and sliding carriage, and I don't think it's worth £500
 
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sammy.se":vl0loh6x said:
I feel like £500 is too much for this, personally.

I have a TS-220 with table and sliding carriage, and I don't think it's worth £500
Agreed. Assuming it's in good condition, I usually expect about 1/3 off retail. But considering there is now an upgraded version of it, you could probably get even more off.
 

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Thanks all! As my post was a little bit wollie, Il give a bit more background on what I’m wanting.
I currently have a large Startrite saw with full sliding table etc. It’s by far over kill for what I require. (I bought it cheap and got it to a useable/running state)

So I’m now wanting something smaller.. i am not particularly Fussed weather it is fixed or portable but I do like the thought of it being portable. I was liking the look of the dewalt and the reviews that I have read on it. I also like the fact that it’s portable (not that I particularly need this)
But then I noticed the Axminster for sale which caught my eye, this made me think should I sell my Startrite and buy a smaller saw like the Axminster.

I think you’ve all helped me make my mind up. I’m going to go for the smaller more portable dewalt and keep my Startrite if I need it.

Having said that, I may wait a week or so and throw a cheeky low offer out for the Axminster if it’s not sold.

Thanks again for all your advise

Dave
 
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