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Barry Burgess

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I have been thinking about buying a mitre saw On E bay they are going for £129 delivered with a 2 year wwarranty Are they any good ?
I just want to use it for mitre work mainly 45 degrees. It takes time to set it up on my Triton extension table and I like the idea of preset angles. I already have a mitre saw stand.
 

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I'd like to know also,as have been thinking of getting one - like the idea of the depth stop for trenching.

All opinions welcome :D
 

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I got the Axminster awsm10 couple of years ago and it came with a
CMT 60t blade cuts look like glass on crossgrain.
No trenching facility though.
 

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PowerTool":3d5um5tg said:
I'd like to know also,as have been thinking of getting one - like the idea of the depth stop for trenching.

All opinions welcome :D
Trenching does not work well on most mitre saws especially with the wider pieces -not consistent from front to back
 

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I bought one of these at the summer Good Timber show. I'd spoken to Tony who also owns one. Mine cost £135, which was a show special discount.

I'm cladding my workshop at present and this saw has been the work horse for the project. I like it a lot and regard it as very good value. It cuts through several boards at a time with ease, it is accurate and there is no play on the travelling arms. I haven't used the trenching facility yet but the demonstration at the show convinced me that it would be capable of making accurate repeat cuts.

My advice? Go buy.

Gill
 

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Coincidentally I read a review of it in the Nov 2004 issue of The Woodworker this morning.

Their only main crit was that the blade did not give as good a finish as could be expected. Easily resolved!

Other than that they were mostly full of praise, marking it 4.5/5 for value and 3.7/5 for Performance.

Hope that helps.
 

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Thanks for the feedback - think you have put it on my Christmas list (from me to me,so don't think I will be disappointed :roll: )
 

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My friend Brian-next-door has one (it was on Special at £99 in a local ironmongers a couple of years ago). It doesn't have a trenching facility, that was an afterthought, and yes, the blade is rubbish.
BUT.
With a Freud blade on it, it is a smashing saw. Accurate and very, very clean. I was surprised, because I expected it to be second rate. It is every bit as good as my DW RAS. For angled cuts I don't bother with my RAS anymore, I take it round to Brian's and get a cup of coffee at the same time!
Go for it.
Cheers
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Barry Burgess":txe44wp1 said:
I have been thinking about buying a mitre saw On E bay they are going for £129 delivered with a 2 year wwarranty Are they any good ?
I just want to use it for mitre work mainly 45 degrees. It takes time to set it up on my Triton extension table and I like the idea of preset angles. I already have a mitre saw stand.
Yes. I have owned one for over a year - superb with no play in guides and very accurate. I am mightily impressed with it

PS the laser doesn't cu the wood though
 

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Tony":1i6pe4ls said:
PS the laser doesn't cut the wood though...
:)

In fact, the laser doesn't do much at all. Waste of time. For it to be any use it needs to be
a) Razor sharp - it isn't, OR
b) Accurately the thickness of the kerf, it isn't

Don't buy it for the laser or you WILL be disappointed. Just buy it because it's a decent saw at an attractive price.

Brian bought it for picture framing, and we built a custom fence for mitring. I rather hope it will be coming to mag near you any month soon!


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Mine came with the laser in perfect alignment with one edge of the blade (the right hand edge, as you look at it). Perhaps I was just lucky :) .

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That's interesting Gill, are you saying it is actually useable, because Brian's is so fuzzy it really is useless. Rest of the saw is great.

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Hi Steve

Yes, mine is useable :) . The laser line is perfectly clear (I'd say it's less than 1mm thick, although I haven't measured it
) and its right hand edge is aligned with the right hand edge of the blade supplied with the saw.

As I said, perhaps I just got lucky
.

Gill
 

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I don't have a laser to my name (all togther now - Ahhhh) but doesn't the line have an optimum point at which its accurately focused? Could there be room for adjustment?

Dabblin' in things wot she doesn't wot of, Alf
 

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