Workzone 8" (216mm) Sliding Mitre Saw - £99.99 @ ALDI
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Workzone 8" (216mm) Sliding Mitre Saw - £99.99 @ ALDI

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Found 23rd AprEdited by:"bigbigchilli"
AVAIL Thurs 26th APRIL

Been umming and arring at upgrading my mitre saw, this might be ok..

Appears to be a clone/rebadged version of the
(£200)
Scheppach HM80MP

Wondered what people's opinions were of this model? Appears to be in the lower midrange /premium budget of kit, anyone can compare to an equivalent Evolution or even the Rage 3's?

I know 255mm would give way more flexibility with cutting depths, but I don't think I can warrant the cost/space at the mo.

For those that don't know, Lidl and Aldi often sell small batches of tools made by reputable manufacturers, often exactly the same but different paint, and 3yr warranty.

Features such as soft start and disc brake, and slow /fast speeds (metal, wood) make it stand out to me.


Features
Powerful 1700w motor
2 Speeds
Integrated laser beam
Laser cutting guide ensures the precision your work demands
Cross cut at 90°: 305 x 65mm
Mitre cut at 45°: 215 x 65mm
Bevel cut at 45°: 305 x 36mm
Compound cut at 45°: 215 x 36mm
Made from lightweight steel for simple transportation
Versatile
Unit has spindle lock and clamp
Maximum speeds: 3800rpm/5000rpm min-1
Blade diameter: 21.6cm
Saw blade speed maximum: 7000rpm min-1 Bevel Type: 45° left/0
Mitre Capacity: 47° left - 47° right
Input 1700W
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all setup now, thought i would add some pro, cons, and observations.
I got both the saw and the stand.
i'm not a pro but am doing a lot of renovation/woodworking to my house, and am the target market for most aldi/lidl tools

~ mine required a lot of small adjustments to get square in all angles. I recommend finding just about every tweakable screw and nut that appears related to dimension, and squaring it. (in the right order) see videos as per @friar_chris comment.

~ does have an adjustable (be it tiny knob - fiddley) for trench cutting. and another dead stop, i had to adjust to make the blade cut past the fence.

~ after adjustment and a bit of lube, almost all parts are very solidly built. however i find there is still almost unacceptable sideways slop on the pulldown, this may affect cuts, but i have squared it so i'm putting a little force to the left. i hope that makes sense, i cant think of the actual parts. we are talking around 1mm movement, perpendicular to the blade.

~ its not a negative but a little annoying at same missed opportunities for budget tools - the stops/rests on the saw only extend by 65mm ea, and the stand props 325mm each. esp with the saw there is room underneath for longer rods, but if you look on only the few of the top-top models, their bars are not aligned/symmetrical, so allows the bars to be nearly as long at the total width when closed, each.
total extended for the stand is 850mm to the blade, so with the saw on one end, a 2.6m plank will rest on its COG.
this is mitigated by the clamp, BUT this is still in line with models 1.5-3x the price of this. if you were serious at cutting lengths longer than 2.4m, I reckon you'd already have a stand alone stand.

~ its only got one clamp, but two positions (left and right of blade). this sounds strange but when you put it in the right position (uncommon and not best practice /safety etc) its basically useless because in all positions the motor hits it.

~ the bolts that connect the saw to the stand mounts, stick vertically upwards, inside a recessed hole.
not only is this unsightly, you cannot do them up without an S Type Ring Spanner (i presume, i do not have any) and they block the sweep so you cannot cut 45deg mitres!
I will cut them down then they will be acceptable height, and can be tightened with a socket set.

~ the pull down is slightly unrefined. this is designed to quickly open the blade guard quickly on the first part of travel (desirable) but feels jerky. will get used to it.

~ they are actually relatively lightweight, inc the stand. stand is 12.5kg vs 15kg for equiv models. this classically indicates low quality, but is desirable for me as i work outside and have to store tools in a tiny outhouse, like a jigsaw. i once had a 254mm evolution model and it was a pain to move around.

~ the next thing ill do is make a zero clearance insert. dept is 20/10mm so will use 12mm mdf offcut, and trim down the sides to sit inside.

on the whole very impressed with it, and is head and shoulders above what im current using (210 non-slider evo rage).
for some is important, but its pretty and proffessional looking. pull of the workzone stickers and others will think its a Einhell, Milwaukee, or even a different coloured Scheppach.. unlike some of the parkside tools i've had in the past. it doesn't look cheap im saying.

however. Iplan to make a massive crosscut sled for my table saw, which, theoretically will make this redundant. keep an eye on ebay
Edited by: "bigbigchilli" 28th Apr
37 Comments
Why are you thinking of upgrading ?
Subscribing. I currently have just a handheld circular saw, and the 0 degrees wont actually hit 0 degrees because of a design flaw. I'm about to take on a couple of woodwork projects and I've also been looking at the screwfix ones around £100, they seem to be 1400-1500w. 305mm capacity also seems quite generous compared to a couple of the screwfix items.
is there a popular blade size i should try and stick to? i'm aware with some of the cheaper ones you might limit yourself to a rare (ie expensive) blade size
Tempted by the also, £140 for this and the stand seems pretty good
This has a 5 Year Warranty too, not 3. Ordered yesterday. Thought about the stand too, may add it to order.
kpmatthews36 m ago

is there a popular blade size i should try and stick to? i'm aware with …is there a popular blade size i should try and stick to? i'm aware with some of the cheaper ones you might limit yourself to a rare (ie expensive) blade size


Review for the scheppebafh (or whichever) on screwfix says good range of blades for the size.
kpmatthews51 m ago

is there a popular blade size i should try and stick to? i'm aware with …is there a popular blade size i should try and stick to? i'm aware with some of the cheaper ones you might limit yourself to a rare (ie expensive) blade size


216mm or 255mm are the standard sizes for mitre saws in the UK, usually with a 30mm bore, although some have 20 & 22mm.

USA has 10" 12" and 7 1/4 inch. So watch cheap blades on eBay that are listed in inches, they're often imports and may need a centre spacer.
zzzz2 h, 10 m ago

Why are you thinking of upgrading ?


currenty have a 210mm non slider and i cant count the amount of times lately ive needed to cut more than 13cm..
Clone? Its more than likely a rebranded one in a different colour, comparing images they seem a dead on match, features and spec are all the same.
harlzter57 m ago

Clone? Its more than likely a rebranded one in a different colour, …Clone? Its more than likely a rebranded one in a different colour, comparing images they seem a dead on match, features and spec are all the same.


updated text - yours is a better description for sure
Does anyone know if the rather nice stand will work on other saws? I've got a small table saw (lumberjack) and this stand looks rather good?
peterszy30 m ago

Does anyone know if the rather nice stand will work on other saws? I've …Does anyone know if the rather nice stand will work on other saws? I've got a small table saw (lumberjack) and this stand looks rather good?


I have a very similar one from evolution, you can find them on screwfix. It can attach to different sized saws using bolts on the underside so if you have threads on your saw it might be worth a look.
Can anybody tell whether the Workzone version has a trench cut ability which the Scheppach model states it has? I can't see anything in the photos to indicate either way. Too few photos and images which are too small.
hi

is this any good for cutting the corners on kitchen cornices ??
scaff_13 h, 9 m ago

hiis this any good for cutting the corners on kitchen cornices ??


It should be perfect for this job.
Really tempted by this with the stand too. Ive got an old einhell compound thing and its very restrictive.

I think you are right about it being a rebranded Scheppach too if you look at this vid its by the Scheppach group.



Do you think this is the same saw? Branded as a Titanium model in the video.
Rich_Coney9 h, 5 m ago

Really tempted by this with the stand too. Ive got an old einhell compound …Really tempted by this with the stand too. Ive got an old einhell compound thing and its very restrictive.I think you are right about it being a rebranded Scheppach too if you look at this vid its by the Scheppach group.[Video] Do you think this is the same saw? Branded as a Titanium model in the video.


I'm 99.9% sure it's the same. This video is even on the Scheppach webpage for the original saw. It's almost frame by frame the same.
friar_chris17 h, 3 m ago

Can anybody tell whether the Workzone version has a trench cut ability …Can anybody tell whether the Workzone version has a trench cut ability which the Scheppach model states it has? I can't see anything in the photos to indicate either way. Too few photos and images which are too small.


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Appears so.
My experience has been these tools are exactly the same, different paint job, different box.
friar_chris18 h, 48 m ago

Can anybody tell whether the Workzone version has a trench cut ability …Can anybody tell whether the Workzone version has a trench cut ability which the Scheppach model states it has? I can't see anything in the photos to indicate either way. Too few photos and images which are too small.


I can't seem to find anywhere about the depth stop on the Scheppach model, where did you see it? Would be good if this had it too but can't see much sign of it on the photos/videos.
Will this be available in store
equinoximmure5 h, 53 m ago

I can't seem to find anywhere about the depth stop on the Scheppach model, …I can't seem to find anywhere about the depth stop on the Scheppach model, where did you see it? Would be good if this had it too but can't see much sign of it on the photos/videos.


It's the forth bullet point from the link the OP posted for the Scheppach model in the description. "Trench cutting facility"
Edited by: "friar_chris" 26th Apr
anyone know how heavy it is?
friar_chris5 h, 54 m ago

It's the forth bullet point from the link the OP posted for the Scheppach …It's the forth bullet point from the link the OP posted for the Scheppach model in the description. "Trench cutting facility"



Yep, but that could be a mistake. I can't see anything on any other site that lists depth stop or trench cutting facility.

That said, I think I'm gonna buy one.

Thanks OP
cantbRssed14 h, 45 m ago

Yep, but that could be a mistake. I can't see anything on any other site …Yep, but that could be a mistake. I can't see anything on any other site that lists depth stop or trench cutting facility.That said, I think I'm gonna buy one.Thanks OP


Possibly, I did find this among several fruitless searches: amazon.de/Sch…_GB

German Amazon site, but 3rd point google translates as "Cutting Depth Adjustment: Yes"

Of course that still doesn't answer my original question about whether the Aldi saw has this feature.

Jury is out. It seems that this feature (which is something I am very keen on getting) just isn't something which is mentioned by retailers.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 26th Apr
Caved and ordered along with the stand.
How do these stands work for long pieces of wood? After you've cut the wood, what holds it in place? Do you need separate clamps?
friar_chris16 h, 18 m ago

Possibly, I did find this among several fruitless searches: …Possibly, I did find this among several fruitless searches: https://www.amazon.de/Scheppach-Kapp-Zugsäge-HM80MP-5901207901/dp/B00WN0D0D4?language=en_GB#productDetailsGerman Amazon site, but 3rd point google translates as "Cutting Depth Adjustment: Yes"Of course that still doesn't answer my original question about whether the Aldi saw has this feature.Jury is out. It seems that this feature (which is something I am very keen on getting) just isn't something which is mentioned by retailers.



Got it yesterday, used it last night and it does have a depth stop adjustment. Quite impressed with it, although the mitre angle does require some adjustment out of the box to do exact 45 degree cuts.
kpmatthews26th Apr

Will this be available in store


Yes, but in my experience, stock levels will vary depending on the size of the store.
cantbRssed14 h, 17 m ago

Got it yesterday, used it last night and it does have a depth stop …Got it yesterday, used it last night and it does have a depth stop adjustment. Quite impressed with it, although the mitre angle does require some adjustment out of the box to do exact 45 degree cuts.


Thanks very much for that! I'm gonna get one too now.

Just for others, I wouldn't expect any saw to be perfect straight out of the box, but they are straight forward to setup. Plenty of informative videos on YouTube.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 27th Apr
friar_chris28 m ago

Thanks very much for that! I'm gonna get one too now.



np. Don't forget to turn the laser off after use....... it runs on battery power, not the mains for some strange reason...

On that note, there is a small sliver of plastic to pull out of the battery compartment, otherwise the laser won't work.
Bought one of these today. Looks like it is definitely a Scheppach product as the manual quotes a Scheppach uk service centre and also states the model as the HM80MP. Same details are endorsed on the motor. Confirms it’s the same Scheppach as the earlier link from Screwfix but half the price!
Oh and the Screwfix Scheppach only has a 2 year warranty
I can confirm this is a red coloured Scheppach HM80MP.

The stand is a red coloured Scheppach UMF1600.
all setup now, thought i would add some pro, cons, and observations.
I got both the saw and the stand.
i'm not a pro but am doing a lot of renovation/woodworking to my house, and am the target market for most aldi/lidl tools

~ mine required a lot of small adjustments to get square in all angles. I recommend finding just about every tweakable screw and nut that appears related to dimension, and squaring it. (in the right order) see videos as per @friar_chris comment.

~ does have an adjustable (be it tiny knob - fiddley) for trench cutting. and another dead stop, i had to adjust to make the blade cut past the fence.

~ after adjustment and a bit of lube, almost all parts are very solidly built. however i find there is still almost unacceptable sideways slop on the pulldown, this may affect cuts, but i have squared it so i'm putting a little force to the left. i hope that makes sense, i cant think of the actual parts. we are talking around 1mm movement, perpendicular to the blade.

~ its not a negative but a little annoying at same missed opportunities for budget tools - the stops/rests on the saw only extend by 65mm ea, and the stand props 325mm each. esp with the saw there is room underneath for longer rods, but if you look on only the few of the top-top models, their bars are not aligned/symmetrical, so allows the bars to be nearly as long at the total width when closed, each.
total extended for the stand is 850mm to the blade, so with the saw on one end, a 2.6m plank will rest on its COG.
this is mitigated by the clamp, BUT this is still in line with models 1.5-3x the price of this. if you were serious at cutting lengths longer than 2.4m, I reckon you'd already have a stand alone stand.

~ its only got one clamp, but two positions (left and right of blade). this sounds strange but when you put it in the right position (uncommon and not best practice /safety etc) its basically useless because in all positions the motor hits it.

~ the bolts that connect the saw to the stand mounts, stick vertically upwards, inside a recessed hole.
not only is this unsightly, you cannot do them up without an S Type Ring Spanner (i presume, i do not have any) and they block the sweep so you cannot cut 45deg mitres!
I will cut them down then they will be acceptable height, and can be tightened with a socket set.

~ the pull down is slightly unrefined. this is designed to quickly open the blade guard quickly on the first part of travel (desirable) but feels jerky. will get used to it.

~ they are actually relatively lightweight, inc the stand. stand is 12.5kg vs 15kg for equiv models. this classically indicates low quality, but is desirable for me as i work outside and have to store tools in a tiny outhouse, like a jigsaw. i once had a 254mm evolution model and it was a pain to move around.

~ the next thing ill do is make a zero clearance insert. dept is 20/10mm so will use 12mm mdf offcut, and trim down the sides to sit inside.

on the whole very impressed with it, and is head and shoulders above what im current using (210 non-slider evo rage).
for some is important, but its pretty and proffessional looking. pull of the workzone stickers and others will think its a Einhell, Milwaukee, or even a different coloured Scheppach.. unlike some of the parkside tools i've had in the past. it doesn't look cheap im saying.

however. Iplan to make a massive crosscut sled for my table saw, which, theoretically will make this redundant. keep an eye on ebay
Edited by: "bigbigchilli" 28th Apr
Has anyone received the stand that they ordered online yet? I pre-ordered way in advance but my delivery is still at 'awaiting parcel' stage with Hermes (urgh)
equinoximmure1st May

Has anyone received the stand that they ordered online yet? I pre-ordered …Has anyone received the stand that they ordered online yet? I pre-ordered way in advance but my delivery is still at 'awaiting parcel' stage with Hermes (urgh)


Mine turned up yesterday. I didn't pre order it either.
bigbigchilli28th Apr

I recommend finding just about every tweakable screw and nut that appears …I recommend finding just about every tweakable screw and nut that appears related to dimension, and squaring it. (in the right order) see videos as per @friar_chris comment.


Would you mind sharing the links to the above mentioned video's?
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