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 Post subject: Mitre Saw for DIY
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:02 pm 
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Hello,

I've used a mitre saw in the past, it was a £50 jobby from B&Q but it died on me and B&Q could not replace it as they were out of stock. I never got around to buying a relacement but I now find myself in need of another one. I have a large rotten decked area to replace, I want to build an additional deck and most importantly I need to build wheelchair access to our side door which will consist of a ramp and raised platform with railings. I will be reusing some scaffold boards for the supports of this platform so the saw needs to be able to cope with cutting 225mm.

I don't have a work bench so will also need some sort of stand for the mitre saw. I'm a bit bewildered by all the different mitre saws available. I want something reliable with readily available replacement blades. I guess the top end of my budget would be £200 but for what I want I'm not sure I need to be spending anywhere near that much?

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I've come across the Titan TTB598MSW currently £94.99 at Screwfix. The 310mm cross cut is what's caught my eye, that would easily handle the scaffold boards I want to reuse. There's also a Titan YH-MS029A stand to go with it. at £49.99

Do they look ok?


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as an aside
its a screwfix special so go to the worst reviews and give them far more weight as they control the feed back and will edit out most off the negative ones

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big-all wrote:
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its a screwfix special so go to the worst reviews and give them far more weight as they control the feed back and will edit out most off the negative ones


Thanks for that, the bad reviews have put me right off especially as the guard seems to have a habit of shattering dramatically.


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i am not saying dont believe the good ones just remember they are selling there own products and control what reviews gets through :lol:
so put back in the balance they skew :wink:

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I've had the Metabo KGS 216 M or Metabo KGS 254 M recommended elsewhere. Bother are looking good. A little more than I was hoping to spend when I add in the stand to go with them. Any thoughts on those?


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afraid i only have dewalt saws so cant comment on other makes
although i have a 18v ryobi and used to have a 24v bosch blue
the dewalts are my go to saw with the light ryobi for small moldings

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I've got this one https://www.screwfix.com/p/evolution-ra ... 240v/60839

Which is just under a ton. Once set up correctly it's more than accurate enough (carpenters on here may disagree :mrgreen: )

It's an outgoing model and has been replaced by this https://www.screwfix.com/p/evolution-r2 ... 230v/2965v

Which has good reviews and cuts to 230mm on a straight cut.

That leaves you a few quid for a saw stand I have this one https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-yh-ms0 ... tand/15762

Which is more than man enough for a handyman and better than evolutions own IMHO.

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You cant go far wrong with a Evolution Rage 3 - there are a few threads on here, there a very capable saw if you set them up correctly

I have the 255mm Rage 3 - no issue apart mine being a early one, so I did the guard mech upgrade what I got directly from evolution



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Thanks guys, I have been looking at a Rage 3 today, this one:

https://www.toolstop.co.uk/evolution-rage-3-tct-multipurpose-sliding-mitre-saw-255mm-10-inch-240v-p13994


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JollyRoger wrote:
Thanks guys, I have been looking at a Rage 3 today, this one:

https://www.toolstop.co.uk/evolution-ra ... 40v-p13994


I'd probably look at the Metabo, albeit it does have slightly less capacity for thickness of timber.(Three year warranty on all Metabo tools if you register them on-line).

https://www.toolstop.co.uk/metabo-kgs21 ... 40v-p72062

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I wouldn't go too cheap on a sliding mitre saw. I bought an erbaurer but in hindsight wasn't a good buy. Problem with reviews is that people often review a product prematurely. By the time you are ready to review a product and thousands of cuts , the product is no longer in stock, has been updated etc.

Mine is OK but too much play in both bevel angles, laser broke, dust bag fell apart (was of little use anyway), clamps won't tightened down as screw slot material too soft and extension rods too thin.


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JollyRoger wrote:
I've had the Metabo KGS 216 M or Metabo KGS 254 M recommended elsewhere. Bother are looking good. A little more than I was hoping to spend when I add in the stand to go with them. Any thoughts on those?


I have the 254 version. A very good machine but quite heavy if lugging it around everywhere. I just use it at home and it's been excellent. The only negative is the nylon handle used to tilt the bevel. It only lasts so long and then the nylon handle slips. I just use a ring spanner. I'll weld it on one day.


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Thanks for all the advice guys. I've watched numerous video reviews and been reading reviews where ever I could find them and decided to order an Evolution Rage this morning. I've gone for the new R210SMS

http://www.evolutionpowertools.com/uk/build/mitresaws/r210sms/

For the things I want to do and can envisage myself doing in the future it seems like a good fit. I ordered the Evolution 800B stand for it as well.

I'll come back with some feedback when my projects are complete.


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JollyRoger wrote:
I ordered the Evolution 800B stand for it as well.

I'll come back with some feedback when my projects are complete.


I had a look at that stand ... too much flex in the arms for my liking. the titan I linked to is much more solid.

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