|Chris Davison||17/02/2013 17:57:20|
|9 forum posts||
|Derek Lane||17/02/2013 20:45:43|
3215 forum posts
Personally I would go for the Hitachi or Metabo models, as the parts will be easier to get hold of if you need any also they are a better build quality.
|Big Al||18/02/2013 07:56:25|
|1596 forum posts|
When I first started to buy machines I bought machines from the bottom end of the market, my first table saw was made by clarke. It lasted six month's, the motor spindle broke. It was replaced under guarantee, and the second one lasted 7 month's, again the same fault. I then bought a delta saw, paid a little bit more for it and it lasted 2 years.
At this point I thought ball's to the cheaper machine's and bought an elektra beckum pk200 table saw with all the attachment's ( elektra beckum then became metabo). I sold the saw after 3 year's as I bought a bigger and more powerful saw which is still going well 7 year's later.
I also had similar problem's with chop saw's, and now own a hitachi. It's only a chop saw and only a single bevel, but it is accurate, and it was accurate straight from the box and it the 8 year's that I have owned it I have never adjusted it.
You get what you pay for, especially with tool's and machinery, buy cheap and you may regret your purchase and end up buying the more expensive model later on.
|Simon Reeves||18/02/2013 12:50:36|
622 forum posts
Good advice from Al - buy quality and you won't usually regret it after a few months. Like most people, I've bought stuff from the DIY sheds, both under their own brand (e.g. Performance Pro) and at the DIY end of the market, such as B&D. I've also had (and still do have) some of the bigger machines from Axminster, but it's not until you get your hands on one of the better brands like Metabo, Hitach, Makita, DeWalt et al that you realise just how MUCH better they usually are.
|Ron Davis||18/02/2013 19:11:21|
1613 forum posts
I would agree with the above, having had some similar experiences in the past. But I do have a Power Devil sliding cross cut saw, bought for me nearly elven years ago as a retirement present. Last year I bough a Makita Chop saw which is great, at the same time I took the blade from the cheapo to see if i could get a replacement, I put the blade on the counter and before I could speak thwe assistant said "You want that sharpened?" It cost me £13 for this and it cuts as well as ever. This is all I have spent on it since new.Ron
|Alan Needham 1||14/08/2013 11:25:00|
|3 forum posts|
Hi Chris I would'nt buy the GMC or the Macallister range of tools if the break down the parts are hard to get,when my Macallister chop saw broke I was told that these products were ment as throw away items so you would be better to spend a little more and get quality
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Edited By Oddjob on 14/08/2013 14:57:28
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