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GMC Power Tools (and MacAllister too actually)

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Maverick81, 17 Feb 2013.

  1. Maverick81

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    G'day y'all.
    Does anybody know anything about the GMC brand of power tools (the only place ive seen them is in the ToolStation catalogue). In particular the 250mm sliding mitre saw?

    I am currently in the market for a sliding mitre saw for my small personal workshop, but i dont know if i should get/need to get a double bevel or just a single bevel?

    Ive had my eye on Hitachi 216mm and a Metabo 216mm at the top end of my budget at £250 mark. But then I have seen the GMC model in Toolstation which will bevel both left and right for £195. Also seen a MacAllister model in B&Q which is a double bevel also under £200. But i dont really know anything of these brands?

    Are they solid and accurate?
    Comments and opinions welcome. Thank you.
     
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    I have never used a GMC saw but I dont like the look of them they look rubbishy I have used the hitachi I found to be OK but a bit kind of rough and ready ,I have an old Elu 216mm and its brilliant for 2nd fix work ,Ive had a go on the newer Dewalt but didn't like the angle setting mechanics, I would be interested inlooking at the Bosch 216mm,has anyone tried them?
     
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    Macallister is a bnq own rebadged brand of chinese origin.
     
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