Having 'Googled' the archives I gather that spending less that £150-ish
on table saw is pretty much a waste of money. However, I'm really only
looking for something to replace the, infrequent and frightening, use of
my (small) circular saw clamped upside down in my Workmate. These
infrequent uses include cutting big sheets, doors, adjustment of floor
and skirting boards.
Screwfix has an impressive 12" contractors unit at £140. But it weighs
57Kg and looks far too serious for my needs.
Can anyone suggest something slightly less substantial?
If you mean 92632 I have one, and for the money it's very good.
It's worth spending a bit of time shimming it so that everything
lines up, but once you do that it's a decent enough saw. It's
also worth making a better fence for it - the one that comes
with it is poor.
Unless you are really short of space then why not get it? In my
experience bigger tools are often the best choice as projects tend to
get more ambitious with time.
one benefit of a table saw can be that it is also a table once the blade
has been wound down below the surface.
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Our local Wickes have some in their half price clearance for
£50. I deliberately didn't look too hard lest I be tempted.
But on the subject of cheap power tools my nice looking Homebase
£60 SDS drill is now, I fear, an ex-drill. My fault for
expecting too much of it: still runs but loads of sparking from
round the commutator even after changing the brushes. So it was
off to the hire shop this morning for something more serious.
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I bought a contractors table saw from Warehouse Direct, and it was a
substantially built, but let down by flimsily rip guide and poor slots for
I sold this ... and bought a JCB model saw, this has an adjustable width
table, and very positive slots for guide fence, and cast aluminium guides
VERY pleased with this, and I rate it as good value at £150
This included a steel stand.
Can you tell me the model number etc of your JCB saw? ARGOS (improbably)
have a JCB saw for £130 but from the microscopic photo it looks similar to the
very flimsy looking saw that Wickes' wants £130 for.
OK - took a look today for you -
My saw is a JCB SITEMASTER
Model JCBS-TS Professional
254mm blade 1.5kW
The only thing I don't like about it is the plastic base - but it is
procing very robust - more so than the steel previous model, I have it
permanently mounted on the stans .... great saw, and extending table
really makes a difference.
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