I posted a while back about my old "tablesaw" burning out - the
small £40 one. I was contemplating purchasing the big Screwfix
tablesaw as a replacement.
Well, I did, and I used it lots over the weekend, and I can
confirm, it's a beast.
It has several weak points:
First off, it's no precision instrument. The fence is very poor,
wanders all over the place, and will shortly be replaced by a
homemade version. The riving knife just won't line up with the
blade, and there's no adjustment which can make it do so. I'll
need to pack it out on washers.
But, it's powerful (at 2kW), and is of quite sturdy construction
(although they don't give you enough washers to use one on bolt
side and one on nut side; you have to supply your own).
At £150, I really can't complain. It will do the jobs I want it
for just fine.