Challenge Xtreme 1500W Compound Mitre Saw with Laser - Argos - £49.49
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Challenge Xtreme 1500W Compound Mitre Saw with Laser - Argos - £49.49

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Found 17th Sep 2012
Just looking for a Mitre Saw to sort some decking, this looks ok quality, with a laser also cant go wrong!

Mitre saw.
1500 watts.
240V.
Single speed
45% cutting facility.

Not the best brand but for home users this should be adequate.

1 Year guarantee also

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Challenge Xtreme 1500W Compound Mitre Saw with Laser.

Mitre saw.
1500 watts.
240V.
Single speed
45% cutting facility.
Clamp vice.
TCT blade type.
Blade diameter 210mm.
Number of blades 1.
Sawing capacity: wood 60mm.
Accessories included: work clamp, extension rail and support stand.
Dust bag.
1 x blade (185 x 20 x 24T).
Cable length of 2.5m.
Additional features: alloy base.
Size H44, W42, D39cm.
Unpackaged weight 6.3kg.
35mm - 60mm cutting depth.
Mitre angle min 0°mitre angle max 45°.
Bevel capacity 0°-45° bevel cut.
Dust bag included.
Laser guide.
Ideal for: wood cutting.
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longbowassassin

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This is a deal site, does it matter if i repost a deal thats cheaper? Nope......

so shush!
it's not a repost if it's cheaper!.
Might be worth it if you want to sever limbs... it reminds me of the butcher shop
Orrrrr cut wood?
DaveRushton

This is a deal site, does it matter if i repost a deal thats cheaper? … This is a deal site, does it matter if i repost a deal thats cheaper? Nope......so shush!



I never wrote its a repost I asked do you like the item?
They are rubbish. After a job or two it will fall apart or the motor will pack in. I went through a few and got a refund.
Spend a bit extra for a decent make or dont bother
"Just looking for a Mitre Saw to sort some decking, this looks ok quality, with a laser also cant go wrong! "

Plenty of things can go wrong - be careful!
why buy mitresaw for 50£ when you could attach nails to molotov coktails for same effect?
Cheap low capacity saw with pointless laser - probably wouldn't cut decking without turning it over midway.

Only goof for architraves, small skirting and quadrants. Either invest in a pull out or sliding arm machine - or save money and get a cheap nobex copy for small jobs and easy storage-

http://imageshack.us/a/img836/446/nobex.jpg


Edited by: "Metalwrath" 17th Sep 2012
Does it need a blade if it has a laser?! (winky smiley - if only knew how)
My B&Q Proline's alloy 'driveshaft' snapped after perhaps 20 cuts (diecast type small part thingy to centre of blade).

I am well used to correct operation of saws and don't remember being particularly forceful.

Decided to try again (B&Q didn't bat an eyelid at quick failure) with the same model (all others were £100-200 of course).

Amazingly that was 3 yrs ago and it's still going strong. Used loads for joinery type stuff and firewood, small logs.

Perhaps I am doubly sure though, that I don't abuse it. Slide saw would be more useful.
You would need a sliding,compound saw for cutting decking boards.
ridgmont61

Does it need a blade if it has a laser?! (winky smiley - if only knew … Does it need a blade if it has a laser?! (winky smiley - if only knew how)



.....Good god! That was poor.
A saw and a laser, marvellous. :-)
Who else on here gets a sense of accomplishment after they have cut someone's arm off with one of these?
I have that one used it for about 2 years now, the original blade doesn't last and the replacement cost more than the whole machine. The replacement blade has been in most of those 2 years now and the machine is still going strong, it gets used almost daily from August to spring as I use it to cut up wood for my log burner, the rest of the year it gets used most weeks.
I found 3 blades for a tenner in my local independent (but cheap) hardware shop.

Admittedly, they are 5 or 10mm too small which requires the wood piece to be slid slightly towards you as you finish the cut, to do the last little bit neatly. Or just snap the last bit if only cutting firewood.

(Centre hole is correct diameter of course).

I don't think a laser is a good idea. You need to work in good light, so the laser will not be that visible - get a capenter's pencil and then mark it correctly. As for this saw, it's this price for a reason, so I would either go for a good second-hand one, or if it is for one large job, hire a sliding saw.
I advice to buy a sliding mitre saw for anyone thinking of a larger project.
After my makita magically disappeared from my car, a friend bought me a lidl parkside sliding mitre saw with laser guide £79 or so.
It's been cutting soft ad hard wood for over two years now, almost every day and still goes as new.
I bought replacement blades from toolstation: 3 for around £16.
It cuts 8x2s like butter and very precisely, jowever you won't be able to cut them with the challenge saw.
Trick with these ones is to let the blade cut through applying minimal pressure.
Got to say: sometimes the cheap brands produce a good batch which lasts longer than the very expensive machines.
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