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 Post subject: Cordless mitre saw
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:30 am 
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Definitely thinking of getting a cordless mitre saw now that the tech has come on so much (I have a mains saw already of course)

Generally would be used for first and second fix work so 4 x 2 cutting and then skirtings and architraves, nothing massive, mostly 4'' skirting etc - would also be used for kitchen fitting so cornice, pelmets and plinths etc.

The shortlist for me is Dewalt DCS365, Metabo KGS 18 LTX and Milwaukee M18FMS190, quite like the look of the Milwaukee but it is a bit more expensive than the other two.

Anybody got any experience of these saws that could give me a recommendation or some feedback please.

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i have the dewalt365 and its a cracking little saw
the main reason i got it was to give life to my older dewalt 18v using genuine dewalt adapters
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The new dewalt flexvolt mitre saw is a beast,you can get an adapter for it so it runs off mains power too.

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steviejoiner74 wrote:
The new dewalt flexvolt mitre saw is a beast,you can get an adapter for it so it runs off mains power too.

Are you talking about the DHS780T2 which is basically a DWS780 (12in) saw, but which is designed to run on two Flexvolt 54 volt batteries?

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Pricey, though.

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as an aside i got my 365 with 2x5ah batteries for £400

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Good price that. How accurate do you find it Big All?

My current saw (Bosch 800SJL) is fine for square cuts but is off a bit at 45, it's set dead square so it must be an error in manufacturing the detents, architraves are a smidgeon out and if I have to cut around a loft hatch or around a servery door (several recently) the mitres are not quite good enough in my opinion.

I have watched many Youtube mitre saw videos, probably like most of us, they always tell you how much depth of cut, width of cut, run time etc each saw has but nobody ever says how accurately made the bloody things are - would love to see a Youtube reviewer simply cut four pieces like a picture frame and see how well all the mitre cuts meet.


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i work to fairly tight tolerances and haven't noticed any problems
i would have spent time when i first got it checking for square :dunno:

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And if push comes to shove joints can always be adjusted using a sharp bock plane.....

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hmmm ive often thought about a cordless mitre saw as an adition to my festool kapex which is sometimes a bit big to get out on some jobs. all my cordless kit is dewalt 18v and i have like 8 batteries now.


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