Erbauer 216mm Sliding mitre saw £85.99 + free delivery @ screwfix
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Erbauer 216mm Sliding mitre saw £85.99 + free delivery @ screwfix

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Found 17th Mar
Down from £95.99 Single-bevel sliding mitre saw with innovative sliding rail system, allowing for cross-cutting in a minimal space. Tool-less adjustment of laser provides pre-alignment of workpiece, giving high accuracy. Retractable extension wings provide support for long workpieces. Supplied with TCT blade, clamp and dust bag.

  • 1100W
  • Max. Cross Cut: 305 x 50.8mm
  • 48-Tooth TCT Blade Included
  • Workpiece Clamp
  • Trench Cutting Facility
  • Dust Extraction Facility
  • Aluminium Base
  • Spindle Lock
  • No Brake
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ubman4 m ago

I too would like to know of the benefits of owning this over a portable …I too would like to know of the benefits of owning this over a portable circular saw



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I need to cut some long, heavy railway sleepers (25 x 15 cm wide) at clean 45° angels. Will this do for that? I was looking at giant mitre boxes on Amazon but none of them are quite giant enough (also, they're reclaimed so might have some metal lodged in)
Edited by: "HereKittyKitty" 17th Mar
Not sure whether to go for this or for a portable circular saw
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dale86uk4 m ago

Not sure whether to go for this or for a portable circular saw


That all depends on what you will be using it for?
dale86uk4 m ago

Not sure whether to go for this or for a portable circular saw


I too would like to know of the benefits of owning this over a portable circular saw
Original Poster
ubman4 m ago

I too would like to know of the benefits of owning this over a portable …I too would like to know of the benefits of owning this over a portable circular saw



HereKittyKitty17th Mar

I need to cut some long, heavy railway sleepers (25 x 15 cm wide) at clean …I need to cut some long, heavy railway sleepers (25 x 15 cm wide) at clean 45° angels. Will this do for that? I was looking at giant mitre boxes on Amazon but none of them are quite giant enough (also, they're reclaimed so might have some metal lodged in)


No you will need a 305mm mitre saw or a steady hand with a 255mm circular saw to do those cuts. This has a 216mm blade so you will only have half of the blade to cut which is 108mm so will not cut a 250mm sleeper even if you rotated it. Hope this helps
Edited by: "AndrewBickers" 18th Mar
ubman43 m ago

I too would like to know of the benefits of owning this over a portable …I too would like to know of the benefits of owning this over a portable circular saw


Ideal for mitred cuts on skirting, architrave and quick straight cuts on general timber. Endless uses and one of my favourite goto tools
HereKittyKitty5 h, 27 m ago

I need to cut some long, heavy railway sleepers (25 x 15 cm wide) at clean …I need to cut some long, heavy railway sleepers (25 x 15 cm wide) at clean 45° angels. Will this do for that? I was looking at giant mitre boxes on Amazon but none of them are quite giant enough (also, they're reclaimed so might have some metal lodged in)


Better off with just a chainsaw
thanks OP
This or the evolution version for around £10 more?
Krizzo314 h, 3 m ago

Better off with just a chainsaw


Not with possible imbedded metal bits. 🤕
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GeoThermal48 m ago

Not with possible imbedded metal bits. 🤕


It is possible, but will probably end badly
GeoThermal3 h, 14 m ago

Not with possible imbedded metal bits. 🤕


Ruin the chain/guide but could be cheaper if you already own a chainsaw
AndrewBickers17th Mar

No you will need a 305mm mitre saw or a steady hand with a 255mm circular …No you will need a 305mm mitre saw or a steady hand with a 255mm circular saw to do those cuts. This has a 216mm blade so you will only have half of the blade to cut which is 108mm so will not cut a 250mm sleeper even if you rotated it. Hope this helps


This says it does 305mm cuts though - it's all a bit confusing
HereKittyKitty19th Mar

This says it does 305mm cuts though - it's all a bit confusing


You won't be able to cut the depth.

Max cross cut is 305 x 50.8mm.

305 mm is the max width of cut using the slide but at the same time you can only cut 50.8 mm depth.

You want to cut 250 x 150 mm.

The depth of cut you want is three times what this can do, so you can't even do it by doing half and flipping the work piece over.

You can't cut your 150 mm with the slide as your 250 mm would foul the blade.

To cut sleepers use a chainsaw: screwfix.com/p/t…771

However, chainsaw blades don't like nails. You could use a reciprocating saw (a powerful one); mark them out carefully and you could do 45 degree cuts fairly neatly.

If I was doing this I would use new sleepers, they will cut much easier.
Edited by: "jazzist" 20th Mar
Fwiw, I went the old-fashioned route when I cut all the sleepers for my raised beds: I used a bow saw. Marking up angles is easy enough with a sliding bevel gauge, then I made knife walls using hand chisels to guide the blade. Had to cut a lot of them, and some at odd angles and the bow saw is fast (for a hand tool). I was amazed at how accurate I was able to cut the lines and it all went together well.

Much cheaper than a power/chainsaw and not as much effort as you'd imagine.
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