I have just bought a Ferm FKS 180 circular saw from Screwfix and I am not
happy with it. Before I send it back to Screwfix I am wondering whether the
problems are with my particular saw or with all saw of that model. So any
comments from other FKS-180 users most appreciated.
1. Saw blade does not seem perpendicular to axle.
2. Mitre needs to be set at about 4 degrees to get a 0 degree cut.
3. Riving knife slightly off alignment with saw blade. When cutting you need
to jiggle the saw a bit to get the riving knife in the cut.
Actually these could all be due to the same problem.
Never having owned a circular saw before I have nothing to compare it with.
I realise the saw is cheap and maybe I am expecting too much.
Having said all this I did manage to cut my worktops satisfactory. Glad I
tested on a scrap piece first!
BTW, what is the purpose of the riving knife???