Just looking at the 210mm PPPro sliding compound mitre and Rexon 254mm
compound mitre, both with laser, both £129.
Anyone got any experience/opinions on which of these is the better
buy? The B&Q saw has a greater capacity with the slide but is the
Rexon a better quality saw?
I had a 210mm Rexon mitre saw, but now have the 210mm PPPro sliding mitre
saw. IMHO there is no difference in quality, the Rexons are made in China
but I don't know where the PPPro is made although I'll guess it's made in
the far east.
The advantages with the PPPro is a 3 year warranty, wider cut, and a depth
of cut adjustment. Also the portability of the 210mm PPPro over the bulkier
I have a REXON 2500 mitre saw and it is VERY well made, and B&Q are selling
them at £69 .... I paid £99 for mine about 18 months ago.
All cast metal construction, can't fault it. I have a couple of PP tools -
very much on the economy side of thins in comparison to REXON.
PP are also just rebadged chinese manufacture items - you also find them
under Nu-Tool brand etc.
Rexon claim to be the biggest power tool manufacturer in the world.
I did look at the smaller compound slide saw from REXON ... and thought
there was too much play in the slide mechanism ... you could easily move it
5mm side to side - not good for accurate cuts.
They do a 255mm blade version but that is expensive.
Thanks for the comments.
Martin, how come you replaced the Rexon?
John, isn't the SIP the same as the basic grey PP one, with no
positive stops? Doesn't this make it difficult/time-consuming to use?
Also although £14 cheaper, there's no laser. On cost alone, Argos
are offering a JCB 210mm sliding mitre with laser for £99 - £30 less
than the PPPro one.
Rick, do you think too much play in the slide is common across all
brands ie. slide saws inherently less accurate?
Some models now have the laser in the arm mechanism behind the cut
line rather than on the side of the blade guard. Any views on which
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