I look with envy at these saws that are only available over the pond. I'm really tempted to import one from Amazon. Can anyone think of a reason why they haven't made it to the UK, is there some H&S rule they don't comply with for instance?
Without meaning to be blasé i don't really care if they do or do not approve of the saw. For me personally it will see just as much use out of work as it would at work, but it would just make life so much easier at work!Mark A":2ptloz2z said:You would like to import a US saw, but you're not sure whether HSE will approve of it?
Regarding brakes: I doubt that is an issue because most circular saws are unbraked. Similarly, riving knives are often missing from saws so a worm drive's lack of one shouldn't be a problem.
Yes, it's exactly the same guide rail.Eric The Viking":2ptloz2z said:Sorry to persist with the thread drift but... is the DHS680Z 'S 3m rail the same as the one for the SP6000K? If so, your criticisms surprise me: I have one and I agree it is fragile, but it was around 1/2 the price of the Festool equivalent. I find mine far better than using connectors.
On the Skill saw - CE marking is to do with selling products not repairing them. Someone doesn't want your business...
Several things about that:MWood said:Yes, it's exactly the same guide rail.
And yes mine is a 2 piece track, however i did buy 2 jointing bars and used one in both the top and bottom channel which made it really solid at the joint.
Yep scary delicate if i were to use it for site work, i bought it for use in the shop and it has never left!
Perhaps its not my adapter then?No skills":q6sy0f6f said:@ Eric - seen a few cupped mak rails on Internet travels, I was going to get the long makita one for my ts55 (based on price and comments on here) but after seeing some of them I'll pony up for the green one.
Just finished cleaning one up that I picked up at the car boot a few weeks back. Is it the same as the one you refer to?dickm":32vtzpka said:Haven't seen one in years, but the old Black and Decker (when they were based in Slough) Ripsnorter was that style, so they must have been imported at some stage. There was still a working wheelwright in the village near where I was born until the 1970s, and a Ripsnorter was the only power tool he possessed.
Even today up here in North East Scotland "a ripsnorter" is the generic term used by older guys for any hand-held circular saw.