These things are great. I hadn't realised they existed! But paired with a couple of 4 by 2s, they make an awesome workbench. No more Blackndecker Workmate for me!
Picked up a set of these around 4 weeks ago from FFX (as my local Toolstation had sold out) to use as a worktable with the 2x4's and some 18mm sheets of chipboard flooring. Great for a solid, height adjustable & collapsible worktable with a couple of clamps to hold the worktop to the supports.
You can purchase the twin battery beast including case for £159.98 using the 20% off code until midnight from Toolstation on ebay. Makita 36V Twin 18V Reciprocating Saw
This thing is shocking. Wouldn’t use it to slice bread let alone anything else
cheaper on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124651611371?epid=12003304184&hash=item1d05d0a4eb:g:rVUAAOSwmX5gW8L1&_trkparms=%26rpp_cid%3D6140c5cc56514804404900cb
I've got this as well as a full size one. It has short travel on the blade so it's easier to do some jobs where you don't have space behind the cut. Plus if you were trying to use it inside a cabinet or something. The most basic full size one is infinitely better for chopping pallets or anything like that.
It’s not as powerful as the larger models but does the job when you need to access a tighter space
Thanks, that's brilliant as I'm planning to lay flooring. Cheers.
With a steel (or wood) straight edge clamped to the work, it cuts as straight as its big sister. The small kerf means that it cuts as fast and means that, for carpentry rather than joinery, often avoids having to be compensated for. It's a lot less noisy than its big sister, too. If I had to choose - big sister would win. eg cutting worktop thicknesses in a single pass. But I regularly cut 8x4 flooring grade sheets with it - no problem. I haven't tried wobble or stacked dados with it - you can just about get away with doing that hand held with a big machine but suspect that it all might go wrong quite quickly with this one. I do a lot of sliding doors, so that facility is pretty useful, for me - YMMV. Oh and it runs quite happily off my little portable generator. So, if you are building a boat away from mains power, that could be important. In short, an extremely useful second circular saw.
Handy for cutting pieces of skirting out for wiring and plumbing etc as it has a thin small diameter blade doesn't eat into the next board too far, and you can plunge it easy enough. Low power makes it limited in use, and the small blade makes it hard to cut streight lines.
I have the Aldi version of this. It’s ok but it’s use is limited. It’s easier to handle than a full size circular and I found it useful for laminate flooring. With hindsight I would not buy one for general diy. A more flexible option would be to buy a cordless circular saw.
Any of the tool people (hmm, need another phrase) have any experience of these or pros and cons etc (heat op).
got mine today, great bit of kit and 3 yr warranty
Also available with a deep tstak case for 119.88 from the same seller https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DEWALT-XR-18V-DCS391-165MM-CIRCULAR-SAW-BARE-UNIT-DEEP-TSTAK-CASE-/402781351488?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
paid 115 for mine from toolstation. Good for even 115
@Sallos19 Thanks very much. 🤟
Great first deal @Ryan_McLaughlin thanks for posting! (y)
Used to use a professional version of chain sharpener over 50 years ago when I was in the trade so they’re nothing new or radical. More efficient and effective than hand filing once you’ve got the setting up experience. Don’t know how one of these “hobby” bits of kit would perform but at that price I’d give it a shot
Can it slice bread ?
I've been using the power sharp chains and stones for a few years. The convenience massively outweighs the downsides (for me at least). Would never go back to filing chains https://images.app.goo.gl/YQRghRzZTuQ6bTE87
The blade that comes with it is pretty good, and the Saxton blades are very reasonably priced - evolution's own are dearer but still mid-priced. And I don't think the speed's too much of a problem either.
Argggghh! I did not notice this when I bought mine, just checked 210mm was a common size (not bore or speed). So Evolution are the inkjet printer of the mitre saw world (cheap hardware, to make on consumables) ? As their replacement blades look expensive.
£6 pound cheaper as there is a 5% off code PRDL21 until Sunday midnight
Both the 210mm and the 255mm evolution saw blades have a 25.4mm (1 inch) bore compared to the more standard 30mm. You can get other blades - Saxton make some - with a 25.4mm bore or some 30mm ones come with reducing rings which mean you can use them on the evo saws. I think the evo saws also have quite a low RPM and that might also limit which blades are okay to use. I've seen a few YT videos on the topic so it's worth checking there too.
I would go for evolution, looks solid and good reviews as well. Got the 255mm option for my dad and he’s happy so far. Plastic guards on MacAlister, JCB and this one look like they’re just about to fall off. It’s not the case with Evolution saw plus three years warranty as well I think.
We purchased one for a workshop at a Charity I volunteer at. Where we make 2 & 3 seater garden benches. I was really impressed with it. We paid £199 for it from Aldi. I'd say that at £94 it's a cracking deal
This is good!
Depends what you mean by depth. 34cm will be the slide of the cut. The B&Q info is terrible (doesn't even give power of motor) but below are the specs for the Scheppach (HM216) from another site Specification:45° cutting capacity: 240x65 mm90° cutting capacity: 340x65 mmMax. straight cutting depth: 65 mmSuitable for: Wood & Plastic2000w motor
Can anyone confirm this? Can't see max depth anywhere in OP post.
Absolute bargain as the L-Boxx alone normally costs around £50. I actually bought two at the back end of last month when they were the same price but took a few days to arrive due to one being sent from Spain and the other from Belgium. These are 'Delivered Tomorrow' so should be dispatched from a UK warehouse. Happy days!
Some good Bosch 18v tools deals about at the moment (y)
I've had one for several years mounted on the gta2500w folding stand, makes it very easy to move around - it's still a 2 person job to roll the stand into the back of a van though as one needs to hold the handle while the other one lifts up the wheeled end (then it just rolls in)
Just purchased. I missed out on Prime day and this is now even cheaper. All i need to do now is make some space for it!!
Definitely. In my eyes this is a tool that needs to be permanently mounted to a bench. It is not a mobile tool. Nearly broke my back getting the thing out of the box!
A very odd design but to be honest I never draw my blade that far back, most of the time anyway. With a 73% positive rating over 1,812 ratings it must have something good going for it. Its super cheap to boot, I have a Bahco and its rubbish so this Stanley will be replacing it. Thanks for posting Tacavas.
All the best with your project.
Thanks a lot. I truly believe knowledge is the best gift you can give someone. Its something that directly enriches the receiver.... I have learned something. Hopefully I can weld the hot rolled cuts? Regardless hopefully we (virtual or othereise), can meet again one day :-)
Now I understand. You want to split the steel tube along its length. I was thinking you wanted to chop it into shorter tube lengths. I suggest that you speak to the tube supplier to see what they can do or perhaps recommend. You also need to ask them how the tube they supply is formed. If you split a cold-formed tube, it will spring back a bit (ie, the radius will change). If you split a hot-formed tube, it will retain its angle of curveature. Unless you attempt to cut the tube yourself, you may need to find a company such as these https://www.kloecknermetalsuk.com/services/flat-laser-cutting/
Yes I've seen that site, thats where I seen the steal moulding... Do they do it in quarters length wise... as in if a steal tube is 50mm in diameter and 360degrees. Will they sell me 90degree slices of the tube (at 2 meter lengths)? Thanks for the advice so far :D
A bit deceptive showing stock photos of a brand new unused one. I hadn't thought of doing that, when selling my old stuff on ebay. All sold already, or I might have been tempted. It might be easier to start than the (admittedly bigger) one that I have. Pull start and me really don't get along. Unless I stand on the thing and pull...
Do they sell Jason X masks and fake blood too?
Unfortunately my office is closed until October otherwise this would have been very handy for reminding people to keep a wide berth and not approach me with inane questions while I’m trying to send terse emails. Heat nonetheless!
Paid using debit card direct on SGS website on Saturday, email stating order cancelled and full refund issued on Monday. Still no refund received on Friday. Email received today asking me to leave them a trust pilot review. Hardly going to leave a positive review am I??
Yup I did on monday. Paid with paypal on my ebay order which was made at 9:42 am
Anyone actually received the refund on this item yet?
I also had email to register guarantee and invoice for payment, both sent after they have told me the order has been cancelled and a full refund issued - awful customer service
I would be emailing them. They told me on Monday late on that they have issued me a full refund and it will take 5-7 working days to process - certainly didn’t take that long to take the money from my account. It was always a gamble whether they would honour the mis price but no excuse for poor customer service and slow refunds
This is a very good saw for the price, everything is accurate on mine, the extending table gives a decent 2' cut width. The fitted blade is poor though and needs replacing with a quality item if you want cleaner chatter free cuts and a pair of ear defenders are essential.
I did the exact opposite. I have a Rage 5 saw (the older better version). It's okay for roughing work but this is a better saw so I bought this from Amazon for £231. I find the Rage quite underpowered so you need to slow down feeding material. I heard the new version is even worse.
That's totally understandable, and to be honest it mainly comes down to convenience. My old screwfix saw was absolutely fine with MDF panelling at the end of the day as long as the motor runs straight which I am sure this will and with a decent blade it will be great, but the fence was sole destroying so much so I just went in at the deep end on the dewalt. This fence looks like a much better set up than my cheapy one. I think the key is having the fence fixed at both sides of the table to avoid any bending. Granny and sucking eggs here I am sure, but invest in a good P3 respirator especially if using MDF, I have chanced a few small cuts without one on and the dust is miserable stuff, won't be doing it again!
I read your post on the older DeWalt mitre saw thread. I'd love to have bought the DeWalt, as I'm doing some paneling too, but can't really justify the price increase at the moment