GMC DB305SMS Double Bevel Slide Compound Mitre Saw, 1800 W, 305 mm £159.91 @ Amazon
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GMC DB305SMS Double Bevel Slide Compound Mitre Saw, 1800 W, 305 mm £159.91 @ Amazon

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Found 11th May 2016
Been looking for a 305mm Double Bevel mitre saw for a while. Been using my friends Mac Allister which has done the job for me, i believe they're just re branded GMC so hopefully this one is just as good!

Seems to be a good price in comparison to most online retailers, cheapest i could find else where was £220.
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Now I have one simple request.... And that is to have a Mitre Saw with … Now I have one simple request.... And that is to have a Mitre Saw with frickin' laser beams attached to its head!

Huge power tools always get a hot from me.
some very poor reviews on amazon
Reviews look bad. Just get a evolution for anything around this price.
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jimmyt11

Reviews look bad. Just get a evolution for anything around this price.



​I like evolution kit, the problem is they only do up to a 254mm saw. I wanted one that would do everything. I know some of the reviews on this aren't great but I think it will be fine for occasional use and the mac allister one I've been using has done me well. I would recommend against this tho if your going to be using it day in day out, you would be best off investing in a makita or dewalt although they're £500+
cyirak

[quote=jimmyt11] ​I like evolution kit, the problem is they only do up to … [quote=jimmyt11] ​I like evolution kit, the problem is they only do up to a 254mm saw. I wanted one that would do everything. I know some of the reviews on this aren't great but I think it will be fine for occasional use and the mac allister one I've been using has done me well. I would recommend against this tho if your going to be using it day in day out, you would be best off investing in a makita or dewalt although they're £500+



A lot of Makita/Dewalt tools were designed by other companies who were then bought up and the designs used and branded as Makita/Dewalt.

I recently picked up an ELU TGS171 flip over saw for £40 on Gumtree, this is an older version of a Dewalt D27105 which currently goes for around £650
The ELU is not quite as fancy as the Dewalt, but it is essentially the same tool and does the same job, I've stuck a new blade in it and it still makes great, repeatable cuts, despite being over 30 years old, older tools like this can't be used on sites any more due to a lack of blade brake and being 240v, but they make for good buys for a keen DIYer.

A while ago I was looking for a thickness planer and found an industrial grade 'Elektra Beckum' (now Metabo) for the same price as an el-cheapo Machine mart/DIY shop own brand, the guy threw in an Elektra wood lathe and a load of tools for it too, of course all these tools are getting on a bit, but you can still buy parts for them, unlike the cheaper modern stuff.
I've got a modern Ferm table saw which works fine but needs a new blade clamp, I can't find a replacement anywhere, so it's now useless.


Edited by: "andymagic" 12th May 2016
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