WORX WX427 XL 710W Compact Circular Saw £89.99 @ amazon
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WORX WX427 XL 710W Compact Circular Saw £89.99 @ amazon

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Found 4th Nov
Been waiting a few months for this to drop in price from £129.99. It has been as low as £79.99 in April 2016 but I'd be surprised if it drops down that low again.

They also have £40 off the battery powered model amazon.co.uk/WOR…H7/but it's specs are quite inferior (only 27mm depth of cut compared to 46mm with the 710W version). It does of course have the advantage of being more portable though so might be useful to some.

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As with most tools, it helps if you know what you are doing.
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mod

Thanks for posting electrogear looks decent and has good reviews too

I bought one of these as I thought it would be a good idea, but it really isn't very good, it struggles to cut through anything with the supplied blade(s) - even 2cm thick MDF board.

Pepp7756 m ago

I bought one of these as I thought it would be a good idea, but it really …I bought one of these as I thought it would be a good idea, but it really isn't very good, it struggles to cut through anything with the supplied blade(s) - even 2cm thick MDF board.



It cuts MDF fine, but you have to go slowly as the blade tends to clog up

It's very slow. Not recommended.

As with most tools, it helps if you know what you are doing.

Pepp773 h, 3 m ago

I bought one of these as I thought it would be a good idea, but it really …I bought one of these as I thought it would be a good idea, but it really isn't very good, it struggles to cut through anything with the supplied blade(s) - even 2cm thick MDF board.


You need to take it slow, and do a few passes increasing the depth of the blade as you go then it works well (As long as you use a guide)

Got one for £40 in Homebase's clearance last year. Handy bit of kit for some delicate jobs where a big circular saw is oversized and/or too brutal but I certainly wouldn't pay this kind of money for one. Blades expensive and hard to find too.

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People commenting that it’s not very powerful - are you sure you’re not talking about the 350W version?

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Besford52 m ago

Got one for £40 in Homebase's clearance last year. Handy bit of kit for …Got one for £40 in Homebase's clearance last year. Handy bit of kit for some delicate jobs where a big circular saw is oversized and/or too brutal but I certainly wouldn't pay this kind of money for one. Blades expensive and hard to find too.


You get what you pay for. £40 would have bought you the 350W version which is only good for thin material. The 710W version gets very good reviews. I know electricians who’ve ditched their regular circular saw for this model as it whizzes through floorboards.

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I’ve also got the worx sonicrafter which is excellent. I lent it to my dad to do his engineered wood flooring and he returned it to me with a blunt blade saying it was rubbish. I bought a new blade (same make) and it’s got through about 50 floorboards like a knife through butter but the cutting angle is important. If you try to force it through at the wrong angle it knackers the blade immediately. As Waldorf said - it helps if you know what you’re doing!

This was in Argos for £60 2 months back bought it been sitting in the box since

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suleyman32 m ago

This was in Argos for £60 2 months back bought it been sitting in the box …This was in Argos for £60 2 months back bought it been sitting in the box since


Argos don’t sell (and have never sold) this 710W /46mm cut version. The one you bought will be at best the 400W version which is underpowered and not worth more than £45 (unless you got the version with 3 blades included then £60 is about right).

caffrey_9 h, 12 m ago

You need to take it slow, and do a few passes increasing the depth of the …You need to take it slow, and do a few passes increasing the depth of the blade as you go then it works well (As long as you use a guide)



Absolutely.
Another reason for doing this is that the saw blades are very thin and flexible.
Edited by: "grumbler" 4th Nov
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