Xtreme 1500w 210mm Mitre Saw £31.87 @ Homebase
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Xtreme 1500w 210mm Mitre Saw £31.87 @ Homebase

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Found 26th Oct 2013
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I don't really use homebase, because of their prices... But from last bosch deal, I have looked around and found this mitre saw. Alright I personally would go for something branded (obviously due to mine abusive use ) , but for occasional use this should be sufficient. Blade on its own is not cheap
Use DISCOUNT15 code to get this price. Reserve and collect free Code valid only this weekend

The Xtreme 1500w 210mm Mitre Saw is suitable for straight and bevel chop cuts in wood.
Features: The Xtreme 1500w 210mm Mitre Saw is suitable for straight and bevel chop cuts in wood.
Features: Speed 5000 RPM, Dust Extraction Facility Carry Handle with Soft Grip Laser Guide Aluminium base .
Material: Plastic and steel.
Colour. Grey and green.
Usage: Is suitable for accurate chop and mitre cutting of wood such as cutting timber and decking.
Dimensions in mm: (H)440,(W)390,(D)420mm.


homebase.co.uk/web…578



NOTE: 10% DAY & OTHER DISCOUNT DAYS: Please ensure you collect on the discount day to qualify for the price reduction.
- stealthx

46 Comments

Can't argue that it's cheap enough - hot

Original Poster

BigBuds

Mite saw



Hmm I pasted same direct link when was posting deal, but for some reason HUKD redirects to home page:/

Nice price. How do you input the code with reserve and collect?

EdmundBlackadder

Nice price. How do you input the code with reserve and collect?


Just reserve and get the discount when you collect.

EdmundBlackadder

Nice price. How do you input the code with reserve and collect?



You pay at the store when you pick up and discount applied at checkout, similar to Argos method.

Ta very much

Ordered..... Never gonna use it!

You do not enter your code for reserve and collect. Discount will be applied in store if you collect tomorrow at the latest. Sale ends tomorrow, so discount will not be applied after tomorrow.

Awesome. Hope I they honour the 15% when I collect. In stock at my local. Amazing. Thanks OP.

Good price, if only it had a laser marker... Hot on price..

mikbak

Good price, if only it had a laser marker... Hot on price..



It does.

Original Poster

could somebody response later with pictures and small review?

i have this saw. I bought it for about 80£ from B&Q. it does the job, cuts fast and its angles are true. but it is very flimsy. would only recommend for DIY. bring it in a building site and youll have it smashed in 2 days

Anthonis

could somebody response later with pictures and small review?



didn't see you. look above. saw is ok for 80 quid. extremely good deal for 30£. I never cut metal with it, only skirting and 2X4s and some mdf.

MajorCockUp

i have this saw. I bought it for about 80£ from B&Q. it does the job, … i have this saw. I bought it for about 80£ from B&Q. it does the job, cuts fast and its angles are true. but it is very flimsy. would only recommend for DIY. bring it in a building site and youll have it smashed in 2 days



Take that on a site and they would smash you in 2 minutes :-)

N£rd

Take that on a site and they would smash you in 2 minutes :-)



I actually saw a guy using it for partitioning. called himself 'chippy', he did. and saw some other professional kitchen fitters cutting chip-board worktops with Ryobi jigsaws. you would be amazed

Original Poster

MajorCockUp

I actually saw a guy using it for partitioning. called himself 'chippy', … I actually saw a guy using it for partitioning. called himself 'chippy', he did. and saw some other professional kitchen fitters cutting chip-board worktops with Ryobi jigsaws. you would be amazed



To be honest I am not suprised at all. These days in construction sector people don't want to pay for job done. Customer will knock down price as much as he can... Everybody wants everything for free* So most small builders are limited with tools. They have to choose whether to spend earned 200quid for some bosch,makita or buy some cheapo tool and feed kids

MajorCockUp

i have this saw. I bought it for about 80£ from B&Q. it does the job, … i have this saw. I bought it for about 80£ from B&Q. it does the job, cuts fast and its angles are true. but it is very flimsy. would only recommend for DIY. bring it in a building site and youll have it smashed in 2 days



Wondered how long until someone posted something like this, its obviously aimed at home DIY enthusiast. I have one and its perfectly good for odd jobs, thats why there are plenty of more expensive ones out there. I'm guessing you were the person who took it on a building site?

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MajorCockUp

i have this saw. I bought it for about 80£ from B&Q. it does the job, … i have this saw. I bought it for about 80£ from B&Q. it does the job, cuts fast and its angles are true. but it is very flimsy. would only recommend for DIY. bring it in a building site and youll have it smashed in 2 days



Thanks for the advice

I was glad you let me know this as I was going to buy this for a major project I am about to undertake.

Get one of these instead

mpdirect.co.uk/p/1…saw

dexix

Wondered how long until someone posted something like this, its obviously … Wondered how long until someone posted something like this, its obviously aimed at home DIY enthusiast. I have one and its perfectly good for odd jobs, thats why there are plenty of more expensive ones out there. I'm guessing you were the person who took it on a building site?



im a professional decorator. this chopsaw is DIY grade. even so it doesn't fit in between my brushes
I use it just for what it was intended: home improvement. I have brush sets more expensive than this 30£ saw
Edited by: "MajorCockUp" 27th Oct 2013

Supersid

Thanks for the adviceI was glad you let me know this as I was going to … Thanks for the adviceI was glad you let me know this as I was going to buy this for a major project I am about to undertake.Get one of these insteadhttp://www.mpdirect.co.uk/p/14489/evolution-rage3-255mm-sliding-mitre-saw



mate, this saw is the same brand. while it looks ok and cuts ok, most its fittings and joints and adjustable knobs are more or less made out of plastic when it is supposed to be cast iron or in worst case aluminium. Certainly not worth the 200£. Its only advantage over the 30£ model is the extending arm.

if you are to spend that money you would be better off with one of these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Makita-240V-Slide-Compound-Mitre/dp/B001MEF87I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382862670&sr=8-2&keywords=makita+mitre+saw

if not, just stick with the 30£ mitre saw on this thread
Edited by: "MajorCockUp" 27th Oct 2013

alright for odd jobs, I prefer the sliding model

DIY or pro brand, depending on usage

MajorCockUp

mate, this saw is the same brand. while it looks ok and cuts ok, most its … mate, this saw is the same brand. while it looks ok and cuts ok, most its fittings and joints and adjustable knobs are more or less made out of plastic when it is supposed to be cast iron or in worst case aluminium. Certainly not worth the 200£. Its only advantage over the 30£ model is the extending arm.if you are to spend that money you would be better off with one of these:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Makita-240V-Slide-Compound-Mitre/dp/B001MEF87I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382862670&sr=8-2&keywords=makita+mitre+sawif not, just stick with the 30£ mitre saw on this thread



agree, its similar budget (read cheap) chinese "no-brand" stuff, sold by many stores under their own brand - argos/homebase=xtreme, tesco=technic, screwfix=titan etc

supersid suggested model is "sliding" model, which from same brand is £90 (argos=homebase)
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7113079.htm

so, odd jobs - buy the OP deal or spend more on sliding model depending on "depth of cuts"
else metabo, makita, ryobi, bosch blue, hitachi etc

most of the £90 models are not accurately calibrated and may need +/- upto 2 degree platform adjustment (tried a few models)

OP, super hot for this price

Edited by: "foxabcd1234" 27th Oct 2013

Supersid - those Rage saws are far cheaper elsewhere than the link you posted. Try B and Q, Screwfix etc first. As mentioned, for £200 you could get a far superior brand.

Can this be used for trimming doors?

Supersid

Thanks for the adviceI was glad you let me know this as I was going to … Thanks for the adviceI was glad you let me know this as I was going to buy this for a major project I am about to undertake.Get one of these insteadhttp://www.mpdirect.co.uk/p/14489/evolution-rage3-255mm-sliding-mitre-saw



hey mate. look what I found for you.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Metabo-KGS216M-200mm-8-inch-Sliding/dp/B00594CTGA/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

I saw this beast where I worked last time, some kitchen fitters were using it and they said they are happy with it. it looked very sturdy to me. price is very sweet, and it has the extendable arm too

greazedlightning

Can this be used for trimming doors?



nope, you need a circular saw for 5mm or upwards cuts or maybe an electric planer (for more shallow adjustments)
Edited by: "MajorCockUp" 27th Oct 2013

If using a circular saw on a door get a guide! Or make one oh and wear a lot of protection!

MajorCockUp

nope, you need a circular saw for 5mm or upwards cuts or maybe an … nope, you need a circular saw for 5mm or upwards cuts or maybe an electric planer (for more shallow adjustments)



Thanks for the tips.

realtek

If using a circular saw on a door get a guide! Or make one oh and wear … If using a circular saw on a door get a guide! Or make one oh and wear a lot of protection!



One of the most useful accessories I have bought for cutting with power tools is a guide clamp. Gives you a easy straight line cut using a jigsaw or circular with no bother at all.
Saves wasting materials when you cock it up.

flux

better than … better than this?http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d01956/mitre-saw-210mm/dp/TL14701?in_merch=Featured%20Products



similar/same no-brand saw, sold under CPC's own brand
see post 24 for details
Edited by: "foxabcd1234" 27th Oct 2013

Cracking deal, have some heat ;^>

i reserved one and then went to see it... agree with the above comments - may be ok as a diy, but felt a bit flimsy

Will this cut wooden flooring planks or will it need the sliding arm feature?

Any idea what width of wood it will cut? I'm laying some 144mm by 18mm t&g boards next week and this would be worth the outlay for a one off job if it can cut that width?

mikbak

Good price, if only it had a laser marker... Hot on price..

it has a laser , check photo on site

Spedley

Any idea what width of wood it will cut? I'm laying some 144mm by 18mm … Any idea what width of wood it will cut? I'm laying some 144mm by 18mm t&g boards next week and this would be worth the outlay for a one off job if it can cut that width?

wont cut 144mm you would need a sliding mitre saw

I've had one for years and have used it loads. The only problem I've ever had was when I was rough cutting wood for a fire (wrong tool for the wrong job), and rammed the blade down fast, which caused the wood and blade to jam, pulling off the guide plate. It was my own fault. I fixed it with a drill and bolts. But this model has been great, and there are many jobs that I could not have done without a mitre saw. It's nice being able to trim off a mm or 2 is it doesn't quite fit, which saves hours of manual sawing.

Supersid

Thanks for the adviceI was glad you let me know this as I was going to … Thanks for the adviceI was glad you let me know this as I was going to buy this for a major project I am about to undertake.Get one of these insteadhttp://www.mpdirect.co.uk/p/14489/evolution-rage3-255mm-sliding-mitre-saw

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