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grafter

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I'm looking for a mitre saw to build a shelf unit, workbench and bed.

The budget is small £150 max and so far have been looking at the following:

Makita MLS100 - toolstation £134.85
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Pow...MLS100+255mm+Mitre+Saw+240V/d40/sd2966/p56714

Bosch PCM 7 1110 Watt Compound Mitre Saw - amazon £140
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-1110-...B0QO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330809039&sr=8-1

Evolution Fury3 210mm Sliding Mitre Saw - B and Q £110.48
http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/power-to...lution-Fury3-210mm-Sliding-Mitre-Saw-10668129

Evolution Stealth Rage 255mm - Screwfix £169 (bit over!) - alot of the sf evolution saws seem out of stock with SF
http://www.screwfix.com/p/evolution-stealth-rage-255mm-sliding-mitre-saw-240v/92720

or anything else (not second hand)?

any recommendations much welcomed!
 

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Nobex Champion??

Maybe not powered but far more versatile
 

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I'm very happy with my evolution. I don't really do fine work mostly garden, built a bench, that sort of stuff but i recent used it to mitre some architrave and it was fine.
 

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Hi ade1, thanks for the link for the metabo - looks like it would be great, really want to save up for a proper table saw, this as an interim measure hopefully would be fine - 3 year warranty too. wondering if i should spend a bit more and get the sliding model @ £178 Metabo KGS216
http://www.toolstop.co.uk/index.php...=14637&l=uk&utm_source=google&utm_medium=base?

Dodge - thanks for your suggestion - yes I looked at this but i want it powered really

tinbasher - the evolutions look good, what put me off if the supplied blade and the cost of replacements
 

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I've recently got a Metabo KGS216 and it's fsntastic for the money, nice and accurate, good capcity and trenching/laser/light work well. The bolt for the trenching is a bit flimsy but I just replaced it with a longer bolt so I can get deeper trenching. Really pleased with mine - well worth the extra money.
 

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Hi Unib,

thanks for the post - good to know its a good machine - it looks to be exactly the same motor etc on both models just one slides.

how is the supplied 40 tooth blade ? I assume as your happy it cuts true - what i was concerned about with the sliding ones?
did you use toolstop? if so were they any good?
cheers
 

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I have the KGS255 plus. Fantastic machine. Very accurate and solid. I rate all the Metabo gear.

Personally I have found the older blue ones to me more rigid that the newer green ones, that said the newer green ones are very good still.
 

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To be honest I didn't even try the 40 tooth blade - I changed it straight away for something finer (not sure what I went for but I can check tomorrow for you if it helps). Yes it cuts true and is nice and smooth when it slides. I did get mine from Toolshop (but through their ebay shop). They were great; next day delivery =D>

grafter":3011640n said:
Hi Unib,

thanks for the post - good to know its a good machine - it looks to be exactly the same motor etc on both models just one slides.

how is the supplied 40 tooth blade ? I assume as your happy it cuts true - what i was concerned about with the sliding ones?
did you use toolstop? if so were they any good?
cheers
 

grafter

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thanks for the comments - think i will get the non sliding Metabo KS216 for use in the interim and save for a proper table saw. Hopefully the little saw will still be useful to have around!


cheers
 

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grafter if you have access to a costco branch they have got the metabo sliding saw for less than £150 i think its £146 inc the vat,

hth dave
 
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