I'm in the market for an electric mitre saw.
B+Q currently have the Dewalt DW703 at £200, which is a bloody good
It seems a good spec, with a 89mm depth cut, albeit 'only' a 162mm
The similar DW707 at Screwfix for £250 does 60mm x 270mm.
The figures given are crosscuts at 90 degrees. At 45 deg, they are ~25%
smaller figures - the DW707 quotes a depth of 44mm at 45deg.
That means it couldnt mitre a piece of 3x2" doesnt it?
Any advice on which would be the better all round saw?
I currently use a hand mitre saw, which is ideal for small bits, but is
totally out of its depth when doing 7 inch skirting board.
Though I dont often use 7" board, it would be nice to have the capacity
to do it when required - if so, that would rule out the 162mm cross cut
one wouldnt it?
How about 3x2 timber, which would be the size with greatest use - the
one with 60mm depth cut would not be able to handle the depth of 3x2
standing up, so the wood would have to be laid down on the 2" depth side
each time a cut is made.
How does this work in real life - is it a pain in the arse, or do you
soon get the hang of it, and think nothing of it?
- posted 12 years ago