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Need help choosing compound mitre saw

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by TheRunningMan, 14 Oct 2013.

  1. TheRunningMan

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    Hi folks.

    I'm looking to buy a compound mitre saw. Initially I will be using it for cutting skirting but I also need to make a garden gate, repair the door frame on the garage and a fence once the conifers have been removed.

    I have seen these two on screwfix but would like to know if the pro's think these would be up to the tasks outlined above and if not, what would you recommend.

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-erb238msw-255mm-sliding-mitre-saw-230v/33776
    http://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-erb239msw-254mm-double-bevel-sliding-mitre-saw-230v/61027

    I would idealy like it to be able to mount it on a stand like this http://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-de7033-xj-compact-mitre-saw-workstation/57155 as I wont be able to mount it to a worktop.

    Thanks,
    Anthony
     
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    Both cheap and nasty, better to spend the cost of a stand as well and get a decent saw, easy enough to know up a cheap timber stand.
     
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    take a look on ebay,see how much your money could buy,by buying a decent saw.
     
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    Thanks for the reply's folks. I've seen this one on ebay http://bit.ly/1a2kGLf which seems like a good buy. I think I'll pay a bit more and get a proper branded one now
     
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    4x4/6x6 what ever the customer decides,if you want something to be able to cut these sort of timbers,think your budget will need to be increased.

    spend a bit of time on ebay searching etc your bound to find something that meets your requirements and your budget.
     
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    I am the customer and I'm looking to do all the work myself if I can. I was also looking at this which has a bigger cross cut but that's adding to the budget somewhat http://bit.ly/Ta50gZ but then this wouldn't even do 4x4 which was what I was thinking I would be needing
     
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    Metabo KGS254

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Metabo-Sliding-Mitre-Saw-KGS-254-M-240V-1800W-254mm-Blade-/360679085311

    I was also eyeing up a Hitachi model. But I got mine for £210 from a Metabo stand at a trade show. I bit his hand off.
    No it doesn't quite do 4 inch cuts (90mm) but nor will any machine without going up to a 300mm blade machine and much more money. Just rotate your wood.
    The dust collection isn't impressive on it but nor is it on any others.....these machines make a mess - end of. (I make this statement without having mine connected to any kind of dust vacuum device). The Plastic blade guard is slightly on the 'plasticy side'....but it works perfectly fine. But its solid, accurate and well engineered by a proper company and its ace. For the money, for me, its the best option on the market in this category.
     
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    For fence posts its much easier to take the saw to the wood and use a circular saw or a sabre saw.
     
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    Thanks for the help folks. Think i'm going to go for one of the more expensive DeWalt ones at around £500 at screwfix
     
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