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Jamesc

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I would be grateful for any recomendatiosn or horror stories for a budget mitre saw.

To put things into contect I have a superb Wadkin Radial Arm Saw in my workshop which does more than I will ever nead when I am at home.

Waht I am looking for is something to take to one or other of the sons houses for the 'could you just' jobs that seem to have become a feature of most weekends.

What I am lookinng for is a saw for chopping up timber studding for partitions etc. and the likes of picket fencing.

I would like it to be able to achieve reasonable accuracy as one of the first jobs will be a whole load of imitation paneling. Just sheets of mdf with thin strips glued and pinned then painted. I will cut up the bulk in my workshop but want something for the site fitting.

Ideally I would like to spend less than £100 as it will not be an additional cost added to all the 'bits of wood' than I supply for these jobs.

I have looked at the Evolution range - the R210CMS at 60 quid would do what I need for the moment if it is any good or should I stump up for the sliding version?

Thanks for any help on this one

James
 

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The Rage are good options for this, and they have an outlet store on eBay where you can often pick up some bargains. I know, I've had two from there :D.

Personally I'd get the sliding version, much more versatile.
 

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Thanks Rick I have bookmarked their store and will keep my eyes open for one as you recommend
 

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I had an evo sliding saw for a while, It was pretty good. Although not too accurate. I changed to a dewalt DWS773-GB 216MM which is really accurate and compact. I have a small workshop and it has been a godsend because it is small and easy to move.

If I had to by either again I would get the dewalt, but that being said, the evo saw was reliable and I ended up selling it for not a whole lot less than I bought if for new after a good couple of years of use. If you are not after mm accuracy then I think an evo saw would see you right.

Out of the 2, if budget is a limiting factor and you do not need cabinetry accuracy then get the Evo, if you want something accurate and a lot more compact / moveable get the dewalt.
 

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Thanks Ryandotdee,
As I said I have a very accurate Wadkin RAS which I use for cabinet work, this is just to make life easier when working and my two sons houses.
The Evo is looking pretty good
 

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Toolstation cracking little saw

Einhell TC-MS 2112 1600W 210mm Single Bevel Mitre Saw 240v
£59.98 was £79.98
 

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I use the dewalt 216mm for taking onsite, but have used the evolution a few times and always been impressed. I tried an erbauer once and was very disappointed.

Cheers

Nick
 
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