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Aldi Workzone tracksaw for £79.99

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Posted 25th Nov 2018

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Aldi work zone tracksaw, comes with 3 meter cord, 2 x 700mm track rails.

Can order now, but won't be despatched till Thur 29th
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Seems like a good price for something I've been thinking of adding to the tool collection.

EDIT : Ordered.
Edited by: "Chris.Type.R" 25th Nov 2018
Wonder who makes this one.. possibly a Scheppach, will investigate!
xciv25/11/2018 09:32

Wonder who makes this one.. possibly a Scheppach, will investigate!


To me, it looks like a re badged scheppach pl55, but at half the price
xciv52 m ago

Wonder who makes this one.. possibly a Scheppach, will investigate!


Correct
I've been considering buying the Evolution tracksaw but it's not even been released yet & it's expensive at £192.
Anyone own this Aldi saw?
Heat from me OP
Harry.the.hat25th Nov 2018

To me, it looks like a re badged scheppach pl55, but at half the price


Had expected it would be the PL45 but yes!
Shame it doesn't look like it comes with clamps and they tend to be an expensive add-on.
Looks like it has a riving knife which mean this won't plunge unless that's removable. Is is described as a track saw though rather than a plunge saw so maybe it doesn't plunge, which would be a shame.

Anybody know how this would compare with the Lidl Parkside version that is sometimes on sale at the same price?
Harry.the.hat25th Nov 2018

To me, it looks like a re badged scheppach pl55, but at half the price


I think you’re pretty spot on with that comparison. Looks exactly the same to me! Great spot!
MrFizzy25/11/2018 12:00

Looks like it has a riving knife which mean this won't plunge unless …Looks like it has a riving knife which mean this won't plunge unless that's removable. Is is described as a track saw though rather than a plunge saw so maybe it doesn't plunge, which would be a shame.Anybody know how this would compare with the Lidl Parkside version that is sometimes on sale at the same price?


It will plunge to 55mm, if you look at the pictures you can see the plunge gauge.
pat-w25/11/2018 10:45

I've been considering buying the Evolution tracksaw but it's not even been …I've been considering buying the Evolution tracksaw but it's not even been released yet & it's expensive at £192.Anyone own this Aldi saw?Heat from me OP


I have a youtube channel, I work with evolution sometimes. I'm hoping I get the chance to review the track saw when it comes out
Harry.the.hat25/11/2018 12:14

I have a youtube channel, I work with evolution sometimes. I'm hoping I … I have a youtube channel, I work with evolution sometimes. I'm hoping I get the chance to review the track saw when it comes out


I was thinking just the other day.. evolution really need to make a track saw!
xciv25/11/2018 12:25

I was thinking just the other day.. evolution really need to make a track …I was thinking just the other day.. evolution really need to make a track saw!


I've bought 3 evolution saws over the years, they have sent me 2 different ones to try out and review. I have to say, I can't fault anything I've had from them, except the fury 5s table saw. It's a basic entry saw, that multiple companies share the design of. But evolution designed tools are fantastic
Edited by: "Harry.the.hat" 25th Nov 2018
MrFizzy25/11/2018 11:50

Shame it doesn't look like it comes with clamps and they tend to be an …Shame it doesn't look like it comes with clamps and they tend to be an expensive add-on.


If they fit, the (edit) Makita ones can be had for £19/pair.
Edited by: "xciv" 25th Nov 2018
Harry.the.hat25/11/2018 12:12

It will plunge to 55mm, if you look at the pictures you can see the plunge …It will plunge to 55mm, if you look at the pictures you can see the plunge gauge.


Surely that’s just a depth gauge, not necessarily a plunge depth. However if you guys are right and this is a rebadged scheppach then that is sold as a plunge saw, so should be ok.
MrFizzy20 m ago

Surely that’s just a depth gauge, not necessarily a plunge depth. However i …Surely that’s just a depth gauge, not necessarily a plunge depth. However if you guys are right and this is a rebadged scheppach then that is sold as a plunge saw, so should be ok.


My under standing of a "plunge saw" is a saw without a guard, which allows you to plunge anywhere into the material you want to cut, unlike a circular saw, which has a blade guard meaning you have to start the cut on the egde of the material to push the guard back. This saw has no gaurd, and is 100% a plunge saw
xciv25/11/2018 12:46

If they fit, the (edit) Makita ones can be had for £19/pair.



The clamps are disproportionately expensive !
Chris.Type.R54 m ago

The clamps are disproportionately expensive !


You better not look at the Festool ones then.
This or wait for Lidl?
c.grex42 m ago

This or wait for Lidl?


All I know is lidl tools are made by kompernass tools, and most of aldi tools are scheppach rebadged. I hope this helps you decide
Some Aldi is Positec
These should be available in-store today (and yesterday).
Well I ordered mine and paid extra for delivery tomorrow, but no sign of it being dispatched yet.. EDIT: amazingly dispatched last night and now out for delivery!
Edited by: "xciv" 1st Dec 2018
Did you get an email or check online for dispatch info ?
Chris.Type.R3 h, 52 m ago

Did you get an email or check online for dispatch info ?


Got it now but yet to try it out. Slightly disappointed with the slap dash application of the pads on the rails but I can probably fix that if I have to.
Does anyone know were you can buy the clamps for the saw from? And confirm they fit ok thanks
david.hartland14 m ago

Does anyone know were you can buy the clamps for the saw from? And confirm …Does anyone know were you can buy the clamps for the saw from? And confirm they fit ok thanks


Scheppach probably sell them, they are detailed in the instructions with plunge stops so maybe they come as a package.
I think I found some Makita ones on Amazon which people said were compatible. 19.99 iirc.
Chris.Type.R01/12/2018 17:16

I think I found some Makita ones on Amazon which people said were …I think I found some Makita ones on Amazon which people said were compatible. 19.99 iirc.


I said they might be I’ve not tried them..
xciv1 h, 55 m ago

I said they might be I’ve not tried them..


If anyone buys some that are proven compatable could they post them up please. I take it it's pretty useless without the clamps as you can't stop the guides from moving about on the wood because they arnt clamped down to the face?
Axminster do a few under their trade clamps section and give the measurements, so if you measure up the T slot on the track you should be able to see if they will fit. These look like they will fit but do your own measurements:
axminster.co.uk/axm…258
For any that don't fit you can probably take a file or angle grinder to them and thin them down.
xciv01/12/2018 19:36

For any that don't fit you can probably take a file or angle grinder to …For any that don't fit you can probably take a file or angle grinder to them and thin them down.


Thanks for all your efforts. I might pull the trigger tomorrow on one as they have them in stock in my local store. I can't understand why the don't include them in the pack or at least sell the accesories.
david.hartland1 h, 0 m ago

Thanks for all your efforts. I might pull the trigger tomorrow on one as …Thanks for all your efforts. I might pull the trigger tomorrow on one as they have them in stock in my local store. I can't understand why the don't include them in the pack or at least sell the accesories.


Scheppach sell them as accessories with a rail joiner. Not included because even at the full Scheppach price these are a budget saw! Makita, Bosch, Dewalt, Festool May include them... but also £300-500 saws.
I've ordered some off Amazon - item B004Z55D2G (£17.95 from UK Planet Tools) - in the questions for the item, someone mentions they work for Scheppach 700 guide tracks. I've had my dispatched email today so should be able to confirm if they fit or not next week.
Edited by: "Chris.Type.R" 2nd Dec 2018
Harry.the.hat25/11/2018 12:30

I've bought 3 evolution saws over the years, they have sent me 2 different …I've bought 3 evolution saws over the years, they have sent me 2 different ones to try out and review. I have to say, I can't fault anything I've had from them, except the fury 5s table saw. It's a basic entry saw, that multiple companies share the design of. But evolution designed tools are fantastic


What aboutthe rage 5s have you had any experience of that? Thinking of going in for one myself.
Chris.Type.R11 h, 27 m ago

I've ordered some off Amazon - item B004Z55D2G (£17.95 from UK Planet …I've ordered some off Amazon - item B004Z55D2G (£17.95 from UK Planet Tools) - in the questions for the item, someone mentions they work for Scheppach 700 guide tracks. I've had my dispatched email today so should be able to confirm if they fit or not next week.


Please keep us up to date if those clamps fit as I would like to know before I purchase one
tommyleinen02/12/2018 18:54

What aboutthe rage 5s have you had any experience of that? Thinking of …What aboutthe rage 5s have you had any experience of that? Thinking of going in for one myself.


Yes I have, the one on offer at screwfix at the moment is the old version (which I own) However, it's a very good saw, a little fidley to set straight, but I check it regularly and it's only moved once in 4 years. If you want a top performing saw go for this one over the fury range
Harry.the.hat2nd Dec 2018

Yes I have, the one on offer at screwfix at the moment is the old version …Yes I have, the one on offer at screwfix at the moment is the old version (which I own) However, it's a very good saw, a little fidley to set straight, but I check it regularly and it's only moved once in 4 years. If you want a top performing saw go for this one over the fury range


Thanks
Chris.Type.R02/12/2018 07:44

I've ordered some off Amazon - item B004Z55D2G (£17.95 from UK Planet …I've ordered some off Amazon - item B004Z55D2G (£17.95 from UK Planet Tools) - in the questions for the item, someone mentions they work for Scheppach 700 guide tracks. I've had my dispatched email today so should be able to confirm if they fit or not next week.


So they fit - kind of.....

The size is correct, and one of them slides home. One of them only slides about 50% home - and will work. I think this is down to poor manufacturing of the brackets, rather than an incorrect fit & would probably be fixed with some light dremeling.

EDIT : Make that 80% after the application of some silicone spray.
Edited by: "Chris.Type.R" 3rd Dec 2018
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