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Recommended Compound Mitre Saw

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Skavenger, 23 Dec 2017.

  1. Skavenger

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    Hi;

    I have been borrowing a friends Metabo Compound Sliding Mitre Saw and feel that I need to return it (had it for ages).

    I now need to buy my own but don't really know where to start (not really sure how much I want to spend) but I want to buy a tool that will last and be versatile.

    Up coming jobs left to do is to cut the cladding for my garden workshop, trim up some UPVC soffits and facia boards and build a workbench probably using 4 x 2 with a timber work top.

    I am now a little more clued up on the different types by looking here:

    https://www.lowes.com/projects/woodworking-and-crafts/compound-miter-saw-buying-guide/project

    But which should I get and where from?

    I need to buy locally (wickes, screwfix, B&Q, Argos, Taylors Fixings etc)

    Any help in choosing would be appreciated.
     
  2. So having used the Metabo, why aren't you getting one of those. You've used it, ad know it's good an bad points.
     
  3. bobsuerita

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  4. Roger928

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    The metabo scms is just not robust and woodworking machines is not metabo's speciality.
    So they don't excel in that regard.
     
  5. JobAndKnock

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    :whistle:
    Oh, so Elektra-Beckum the woodworking machinery manufacturer that Metabo bought a few years back (alright, in 1999 to be precise, when you were 7 or 8?) weren't woodworking machine specialists at all? And there was me thinking that Metabo still made woodworking machines like planer/thicknessers, bandsaws, site and portable table saws, mitre saws, etc. (although they wouldn't be my personal choice - not keen on that shade if green). I stand corrected. :whistle:
     
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  6. ^woody^

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    The OP is a DIYer building a shed. Any £50 saw is going to be good enough. People need to get a grip and lose the fanboi snobbery when recommending tools.
     
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  7. muggles

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    I've got a Lumberjack, it's great for most jobs although I wouldn't want to build a cabinet with it
     
  8. JobAndKnock

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    That's pretty cheap for what it is. Care to tell us what the pros and cons are?
     
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    Pros? It's a good powerful saw with a laser line, 45º in both directions
    Cons? Probably can't get spares for it if it breaks (other than brushes), but I've had mine 3 years now and it's showing no sign of faltering. The major angle indents aren't the most positive out there, so I check with a scrap bit of wood to make sure it's true before I start cutting my pieces, but the locks on it are good so it does stay put once you've got it set up, so it's not a major issue. That's pretty much it
     
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