The blade runs on a pair of fairly substantial cast alloy wheels, and there’s a good blade tensioning system with a quick-release lever that makes rapid blade changes easy to carry out. There’s also a useful window in the edge of the door so you can view the blade tracking.
A sturdy alloy upper blade guard is fi tted and this is adjusted with a neat rack and pinion system. The guides are simple square-section steel bars with a roller thrust bearing, and there are identical guides beneath the table.
The table tilts to 45° and again a rack-and-pinion system is used, making it very easy to set. On the back of the casing is a slot to house the mitre fence when it’s not in use, and it’s also possible to hang the rip fence up, if you want to – a thoughtful detail.
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Value for money 4/5
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