Performance Pro Mitre saw

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by Martin Carroll, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. B & Q have the "Performance Power Pro Slide Compound Mitre Saw 2000W
    250mm" for sale at £112.38, are they worth buying? Anyone bought one
    have anything to say about how good/bad it is?

    Cheers

    Martin
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    Martin Carroll
     
    Martin Carroll, Jun 25, 2005
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  2. Martin Carroll wrote:
    > B & Q have the "Performance Power Pro Slide Compound Mitre Saw 2000W
    > 250mm" for sale at £112.38, are they worth buying? Anyone bought one
    > have anything to say about how good/bad it is?
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Martin
    > --
    > Martin Carroll


    I've been using one for about a year although given it's the only one
    I've ever used it's difficult to say how it compares with others at its
    price and/or cheaper/pricier ones.

    However, it certainly does what it says on the tin and IMHO very well.
    The sliding mechanism is still smooth and secure despite a *lot* of
    use. If I had any gripes about it they'd be i) my laser couldn't be
    aligned particularly well one axis - the range of adjustment was
    slightly too limited, ii) in some configurations the motor body can
    fowl the material clamp and given the limited positions available to
    put the clamp this can cause problems, and iii) it may as well not have
    the dust collection bag - the amount it collects is insignificant with
    the amount that ends up on the floor. Regarding the laser, I don't
    actually use it anymore - not because it's no good but I can get just
    as good accuracy by pre-placing the blade.

    The quality of cut is as smooth as you could imagine, and the accuracy
    appears spot on (and repeatable) to me... apart from, of course, when I
    buy banana wood from B&Q. Speed wise, like all mitre saws, you'll never
    lift a hand saw again if you can use the mitre.

    All-in-all it's a big thumbs up from me. I certainly don't expect to be
    taking advantage of the 3 year guarantee which is one of the reasons I
    felt safe buying it (not the implied quality, but rather the
    hassle-free aspect of returning it).

    Mathew

    P.S. Bought a B&Q folding mitre saw bench with adjustable height and
    extending supports for £30 which I can also highly recommend.
     
    Mathew J. Newton, Jun 25, 2005
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  3. Martin Carroll

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    I haven't had any experience with a PP Pro Mitre saw, but I have
    purchased a circular saw and a jigsaw from them and I am very pleased
    with both. Each one was around the 50-60 quid mark and so far so
    good.....

    Cheers

    Richard

    Martin Carroll wrote:
    > B & Q have the "Performance Power Pro Slide Compound Mitre Saw 2000W
    > 250mm" for sale at £112.38, are they worth buying? Anyone bought one
    > have anything to say about how good/bad it is?
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > Martin
    > --
    > Martin Carroll
     
    , Jun 26, 2005
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  4. In article <>,
    Rick <> wrote:
    > >B & Q have the "Performance Power Pro Slide Compound Mitre Saw 2000W
    > >250mm" for sale at £112.38, are they worth buying? Anyone bought one
    > >have anything to say about how good/bad it is?


    > IMHO these are one of the better PPro tools, you need to work hard to
    > get accuracy, the devices they give to aid you are not much good, but
    > mine cuts just fine.


    Yes. You can do a rough check on this type of saw by seeing how much
    sideways movement you can get out of the moving bits. Any slop on the
    motor bearings or slide mechanism?

    The other thing is the quality of the blade itself.

    For accurate 90 and 45 degree cuts I line it up with a drawing square.

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    *Why is 'abbreviation' such a long word?

    Dave Plowman London SW
    To e-mail, change noise into sound.
     
    Dave Plowman (News), Jun 27, 2005
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