Challenge 1200w 160mm Circular Power Saw Now £24.99 @ Argos
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Challenge 1200w 160mm Circular Power Saw Now £24.99 @ Argos

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Found 23rd Oct 2014
Cheap & cheerful, but specification & price perfect for my needs (ripping down a load of doors).

Challenge 160mm Circular Saw - 1200W.
This Challenge 160mm Circular Saw is a must-have tool for anyone who does a lot of DIY around their home. Featuring a sawing capacity of 55mm for wood and a speed of 4500 strokes per minute, this tool is perfect for getting a woodwork job done quickly and efficiently.
Circular saw.
1200 watts.
240V battery power. (Really? Wow, wish my drill had a 240v battery pack! Sorry its 240v mains operated)

Single speed.
Wood cutting blade.
Blade diameter 160mm.
1 blade.
4500 strokes per minute.
Sawing capacity: , wood 55 mm.
Cable length of 2m.
Bevel capacity max: 45° bevel cut.
Safety lock switch.
Ideal for: wood cutting.
Parallel guide.
Size H22, W34, D25cm.
Accessories included: wood cutting blade, spanner, hex key and parallel guide.
Unpackaged weight 3.8kg.
EAN: 7105025.
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7 Comments

Original Poster

Check out the details, pics, and good reviews here...
argos.co.uk/m/s…htm

these maybe half decent for the price if you get a new one but i bought one which i had to take back as the blade was rusty and it was clearly used and not new. my gf picked up the replacement and when she got home i checked it and it was in similar condition to the first. took that back and the retail assistant checked the replacement for that one, it was in even worse condition than the other 2. wouldnt trust argos to give you new items as ive sent loads of stuff back because they have been used.

Won't ever use Argos ! No customer service . A lot of poor products !

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jpt71

Won't ever use Argos ! No customer service . A lot of poor products !



What a ridiculous comment, thanks for sharing.The Argos business model is that you pretty much serve yourself, so customer service is less of an issue.As for the products, well the vast majority are branded products that are sold in most stores.
I assume you've had a bad experience, so If you hate Argos as much as I hate Tesco, why are you bothering to look at my deal for a store you'd never use?

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ljopling

these maybe half decent for the price if you get a new one but i bought … these maybe half decent for the price if you get a new one but i bought one which i had to take back as the blade was rusty and it was clearly used and not new. my gf picked up the replacement and when she got home i checked it and it was in similar condition to the first. took that back and the retail assistant checked the replacement for that one, it was in even worse condition than the other 2. wouldnt trust argos to give you new items as ive sent loads of stuff back because they have been used.



Just picked mine up today works well, and no rust!
I guess the store you'd got them from had obviously had them in stock for a long while and caught the damp perhaps.Unlikely to be used, as all their returns get sold off to market traders etc as job lots by the pallet, or via their outlet in Corby, which is why all the stuff on markets have bad boxes.

the saws i got was definately used as they had scratches and scuff marks all over the saws. now i know for sure that if a product is new then it shouldnt be in this condition. ive had a drill that still had brick dust and scuff marks on and nail gun with scuff marks that can only there if the item had been used. the boxes were tatty and never sealed either. maybe some stores dont resell used items but ive read on internet forums that quite alot of people have experienced being sold used items as new. i personally wouldnt trust them as far as i can throw them awful awful company.

Original Poster

ljopling

the saws i got was definately used as they had scratches and scuff marks … the saws i got was definately used as they had scratches and scuff marks all over the saws. now i know for sure that if a product is new then it shouldnt be in this condition. ive had a drill that still had brick dust and scuff marks on and nail gun with scuff marks that can only there if the item had been used. the boxes were tatty and never sealed either. maybe some stores dont resell used items but ive read on internet forums that quite alot of people have experienced being sold used items as new. i personally wouldnt trust them as far as i can throw them awful awful company.


Sure sounds like your local Argos is pretty ****! too many incidents to be a one off error.Probably find some tight a$$h0le, bought some gear, did some jobs and then took the lot back as "unwanted" or something, in which case they may not have checked the contents, clearly they need to!.I think that's the main issue with Argos, because you're buying unseen, they are excellent at taking items back to exchange etc, but this process needs to make sure that the used & faulty items are not put back into their regular stock, as incidents like this should never happen.
Anyway, the saw itself thankfully Is a new one, there are a few marks, but that's just cheap manufacturing.So far it works fine, nothing like our Metabo, but that's in use elsewhere, so just wanted something cheap to do the job, and it does.The sole plate, and adjustments are all a bit flimsy, but work OK, although I had to modify the parallel guide a bit.Power / blade wise it's fine, rips through the solid doors no problem, as you'd expect.I've paid more than this just for a blade, so for such a cheap power tool, I'm overall impressed, and it'll do for odd jobs.
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