Ozito Power X Change 18V 210mm Compound Mitre Saw - Skin Only $79.90 (Was $179) @ Bunnings

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The cordless portability allows easy transport around the home, making it ideal for DIY timber projects and small renovations such as making a picture frame, installing skirting boards, building a bed or framing a wall.

Complete a range of timber cuts with this 18V Power X Change 210mm Compound Mitre Saw, including straight, mitre, bevel and compound cuts.

The material clamp, extendable supports with material stop, worklight and laser line makes setting-up your cut and securing your material quick and simple.

  • 0 to 45 degree bevel and mitre cuts
  • Cordless portability
  • Material clamp and extension supports
  • Laser line and worklight
  • Ergonomic 'D' handle

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    Any idea on normal price?

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    Nice

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    Never buy Skins only unless you have Battery and charger already :)

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    Such an specialised tool to be cordless and it's not like it's especially portable!
    Honestly can't see much point, unless you're a tradie working on unpowered sites, but in that case, you're unlikley to be looking at Ozito!

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      If it was Ryobi I would have gotten it, the portability isn't often used but occasionally it would be nice - for big projects I lug everything out to the deck, and I also take it to my mums every once in a while when she needs help with something. But I'm probably not a typical user I guess.

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        All the comparable Ryobi in our store had smaller blades. (probably old stock) We have heaps of both brands. Since Ozito switched to Einhell as a supplier their value for money has surpassed the prettier fluoro looking gear. Eying one of the 2 soldering irons, presently only available in Ryobi. Batteries definitely better value now for the cheaper gear.

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      Yep, all good points. I just like the ultra-portability of mine (can fling it from place to place and surface to surface with one hand no problem) plus the undocumented benefit of all cordless tools being 'OK' to use or accidentally leave out in a light shower/rain event :) These are pretty compact when locked down and very easy to throw in the back of a car etc.

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        No cords to lop off is good too…

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          Darwin Award if you manage to hook up a Mitre saw such that the cord is in danger of being chopped!
          Hand tools sure, you need to be careful, but seriously, it's simply not a problem for this type of tool!

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            @scubacoles: With tradies rates going past 100 per hour this little thing is quickly placed cut and put away. Just picked one up, chucked on a stone age 1.5Ah battery and cut a 2 by 4 hardwood (gum). Went thru like butter, clean cut, soft start, silent and I would say definitely safer for the hobbyist to play in house dial a hubby. Working light and laser line and it is the new light red made by Einhell, a big step up compared to the old dark red Ozito. Saving 5 min every time not having to roll out a cord and find a free point well worth the sub 80 tag.

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            @scubacoles: Absolutely, but I've still almost done it (once)

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      na best thing about it is that it has its own table to balance the timber you're cutting. battery powered means stuff all but is nice to have.

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        I don't have power in my shed, but a few Ozito batteries, so this is great for me.

        Been waiting for this to come on sale, thanks OP!

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        All Mitre saws have this, it's one of the defining features of a mitre saw.

        There's some good examples of how this might be useful commented here, but for the majority of users a powered saw is going to be no less convenient and will (likelY) have more power to cut faster and definitely for far longer.

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      Yeah good point… OR like some of us like collecting bargains/tools for no rational reason. Sort of like women/shoes-bags.

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      I have a Ryobi version and can vouch for how handy it really is, I have cut timber for walls using 45x90, second fix items, decking material etc.
      It's ultra portable and a great tool if you require it

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      On a small screen your avatar looks like jv’s. As soon as I read sensible comments and see upvotes I realise it’s not him.

  • +9 votes

    This is a very very good saw, especially with a Diablo blade attached however you shouldn't expect it to cope with everything. I've pushed mine to its limits many times which is a little annoying but the convenience outweighs the brief pause from overloading the motor. Was cutting some extremely hard 50x75mm structural hardwood over the weekend and had to take it very easy but it still cut-out 4-5 times. These were 45 degree cuts too so much longer than 75mm. No biggie though as it just needs literally a few seconds rest then it can be spun back up and away it goes again. It was just as fast to cut by hand but hey cutting with the Mitre Saw obviously results in a cleaner & more accurate cut. It's a great saw at it's RRP so for $79.90 it's very good value indeed. Only thing it's missing is a slide mech but it isn't in that calibre so no dramas there at all.

    EDIT: I'm pretty sure the Diablo blade I fitted to mine is a 216mm if anyone's interested. It's worth nearly as much as the entire saw at this price, ha! I wanted as much cut I could get from the saw as I wanted to use it for 135mm VJs & Chamferboards. The blade fits perfectly and doesn't hit anything it shouldn't BUT it doesn't quite cut through the full width of the 135mm boards. It is good enough though as the last few mm it can't cut can just snaps off anyway :) That's what trim is for, right? :p Anyway, the larger 60T Diablo blade wouldn't be helping things for the poor little Ozito motor which is another reason I'm fine when it cuts out when making hardcore cuts. Still a great little saw!

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      This is good for cutting fascia boards right?

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        I assume so. What dimensions? How many do you need to do?

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          I got a rotten section that is less than 30cm long x 10 cm wide

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            @nfr: You wanting to cut it out in-situ? This isn't the saw for that sorry. This will cut the new insert to replace that section however a $6 hand saw will do that pretty easily too!

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              @SteveAndBelle: No I've removed all the rotten wood, now I just got duct tape over it haha. I do have a hand saw but I can't make good cuts with it.

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                @nfr: If you don't plan on making more cuts then I recommend you just grab a Mitre Box for your existing hand saw. Something like this should cope with 100mm timber and is only $9! If you plan to cut more timber and already have an Ozito PXC Battery & charger then yes, this would be perfect :)

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      Just for odd jobs am I better off just getting a reciprocating saw which is smaller and much more agile? I realise the cut might not be as clean.

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        Oooh erm, Oranges & Apples there! Recips are good for demo work & gardening type cuts with their coarse, thick & strong blades. You could use a recip for cutting wood too but yeah the cuts will be very rough indeed. Probably acceptable for a rough-built dog house or for cutting firewood but not much more. You'll make cleaner & neater cuts than a recip with a $6 hand saw TBH!

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        Yeah recip no good as an all round saw. A hand saw will do a better job of most things, though of course it's a pain.

        I have an old Ryobi drop saw that I use for pretty much everything, and have for nearly 10 years. To use it for everything you need to get creative at times, but it's a good start.

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        You're probably better off with a circular saw if you want something smaller and agile.

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      Cheers for the advice. I use the Ryobi equivalent but my old man wants this for the old job as he already owns a few batteries in the Power X range

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      By "cut by hand" I assume you mean with a circular saw and not a hand saw.

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    Noob question - what is 'skin only'? From what I gather it doesnt come with battery and charger?

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    Always wanted one of these but so broke right now.

    Awesome price!

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    Who are they price matching?

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    Red always go faster!

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      Yellow fluro items have a harder time to hide in the overloaded shed. Ryobi has a couple of nice soldering irons. Milwaukee has the ugliest charger!

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    is this good for cutting timber floorboards and cutting the lip and groove

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    Batteries are 18V 4AH and $69 at bunnings: https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-power-x-change-18v-4-0ah-l... Was as low as $39 though: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/459900

    Alternatively, the 18V battery and the charger is $89 at Bunnings: https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-power-x-change-18v-4-0ah-l...

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    Most people might be disappointed with you. Not because of the cut, but the size. A drop saw with this size blade is only going to get through tiny pieces of wood.

    I just purchased a much larger Makita compound saw, and I really regret not spending a bit more getting a sliding one.
    Can't say that out loud though, the story for the gf it's "it's perfect for what I'm doing"

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      Know the feeling.

      My cheapie SCA compound saw was a great deal at the time, but without the slide I can't do half the things I expect to as it just doesn't have the reach.

      This Ozito is great value at the price, but I can't justify a buy without adding more features/flexibility in my tool collection!

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        You have to be careful with flexibility though, jack of all, master of none etc.

        I used the Ozito 254mm sliding compound for a while and other than turning one bit of wood into two, it wasn't good for much else. When you pay less than $200 for a saw that can move in every direction, it will never stay precisely in one, even the blade has weeble wobble and the kerf in the cut is about 0.5mm more than the blade.

        The saw dust extraction port might as well be blocked off too, even with a shop vac plugged in the saw can double duty as a wood confetti cannon.

        I now use a Makita ls1040, without a slide, and the cuts are perfect, every adjustment is precise and the wood always needs a lot less finishing afterwards because it doesn't split off splinters in soft woods like the Ozito did, even with a fine blade.

        And most importantly 95% of sawdust is blasted directly into the egress port, vac or no vac.

        All for the low low price of 3.5x what I paid for the Ozito…

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          That's what I got, and I'm happy with it in almost every way - well after removing the guard. The guard made it nearly impossible to cut through anything 🤫

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      Which saw would you rather have?

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        If I could do it all over again - Makita LS1018L. It's about $450, which is cheap for the type of tool. You can get cheaper, but as someone mentioned above the problem with these saws can be accuracy - I would never buy the ozito sliding saw because every review claims it to be a little flimsy on the slide which makes the cuts a little uneven - which makes this kind of tool kinda useless.

        210mm drop… Can only imagine making picture frames.

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          I actually used my Ozito sliding compound mentioned above for a frame for a 2x1.5m painting.

          The mitre cuts were so inaccrate I had to leave an extra mm and sand it the rest of the way. Would have been better off with the $9 plastic box saw guide.

          I've given Ozito a few goes, but I've only ever regretted it. Even with a hundred years replacement warranty, it will only get replaced with the same low quality tool.

          If you need a lot of use out of a tool, spend the money to get your value in the long term. If you only need it for a specific use, borrow one from a friend. Don't fill your shed with cheap tools.

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            @Gat0r8: Totally agree. Shit quality makes shit quality.

            Bad economy in the long run to buy cheap tools, and nothing is more frustrating than a tool not accurately doing what it's designed for.

            As for a saw and a plastic mitre box… 😱😱😱 I swear I could cut a zigzag diagonal line using a straight cut good with those. Somehow worse than just eyeing it an hoping the saw doesn't slip

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        I spent a bit of money on a Ryobi slide sliding saw about 10 years ago and it is still going incredibly well. All the guides are accurate, when you make an adjustment to the directions it stays in place well. It's making me think that when it finally dies, I will pay even more for a new one, because it's shown me how good the value is to have an easy to use machine that does excellent cuts.

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    stupid question but they do have a power plug use as well right (not just battery?)

    also say you have a 3m by 20cm board, can you cut both sideways and length ways (over 3m) with this?

    basiically i want to cut a floorboard in half (3m lengthways) and importantly create a similar tongue and groove so it'll join with the rest- any recomendation on tool i need for this?

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      Battery only. Similar to how hand drills are either corded or cordless, not both.

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      You want to cut a floorboard down its length? That's called a rip cut. You could do that with a cheap circular saw, not a Mitre Saw such as this which is best for cross cutting however to then DIY your own tongue & groove in the cut board is a totally different story! 'Anything is possible' of course and with a fair bit of trial & error I'm sure you could DIY a tongue & groove with a circular saw but wow you'll need to stand back, think outside the box, take your time and dream up ways of making 3m long straight edges & jigs so the cut is as clean & even as possible. Either that or build/buy a custom table so you can mount the saw into it upside-down because it's really a job for a table saw. Maybe just let the pros do it for you?!

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    Have been looking for a cheap chain saw to remove a few small trees. Hope they put ozito chainsaws on sell soon

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    Does anyone have a recommendation for an entry-level corded miter saw? Looking for one to do straight forward cuts to dressed pine (no hard wood).

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    Huh? I was just at Bunnings earlier today and didn't see any orange (or yellow) discount price labels for Ozito power tools. 🤔
    Cordless convenience would be a nice upgrade to what I got now (the basic $50 corded one).

    That said, I think if I had impulse bought it I'd probably regret not ponying up a little bit more and getting a sliding-but-corded one instead, as soon as I run into another cut that's too big for the saw which is more inconvenient than just a power cord. Came across one at Aldi recently for $129, slight markdown from $149.

  • +4 votes

    Picked up one of these tonight. I've renovated half the house using pretty much the same saw, but corded (https://www.bunnings.com.au/ozito-210mm-1600w-8-compound-mit... this but when it was $49).

    Definitely does the job, but I also have a table saw, circular saw and reciprocating saw so maybe my use case isn't a wide. I do use it almost every weekend though and it's been good enough that I haven't had to borrow the brother-in-laws sliding compound makita saw. Your results may very.

    Interestingly the tag wasn't sale or anything, was just their standard yellow stock price sticker. I wonder if this is just a flat out price drop?

    Anyway, this will save me running extension cables around the house so that'll be good.

  • +3 votes

    Some great, informative, helpful discussion in the comments above, with real world application feedback, and no immature or off topic negative inducing comments. Refreshing to read.

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    At least three times I've visited the Bunnings web site only to see a product recall for something by Ozito on the front page.

    Bot then I'm biased, being a Ryobi addict.

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      Same, despite this being a pretty good deal I don't think I can afford to buy into the ecosystem at this point.

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      Its usually the same product. But dont worry ryobi have recalls too
      https://www.ryobi.com.au/power-tools/support/safety

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      I don't think recalls are always an indication that the manufacturer/brand/product is 'bad' necessarily however I feel they do indicate that the manufacturer actually cares for their product and the satisfaction/safety of their customers. If you compare the number & detail of Toyota recalls versus a couple of other large car brands versus their sales figures and reported issues/failures/fatalities caused your eyes will be opened. Toyota seem to put out a recall even for the silliest of things whereby many others seem to try to silence customers first and deny anything is wrong and leave a recall as their last resort… crazy! This example isn't gospel of course as I'm sure issues are covered up across many products & manufacturers all over the place but I don't think a recall is such a bad thing… more just an FYI in my book :)

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    Am I missing something or can you not order online?

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      I believe Click and Collect has only been rolled out to Vic and Tas, and I'm not sure if it's available for all products?

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        They didn't have it at my local bunnings as it's an 'A' store with smaller range, but were happy to order it. No delivery fee.

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    Waiting for them to reduce the extension pole chainsaw.

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    Awesome OP. Thanks. Already committed to the Ozito range. Great price.

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    Cheers OP, got the last? one in Castle Hill (supposed to be 2 more but cannot find them).

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    can you cut aluminium with this?

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      Yep. Do some research though. Depends what you wish to cut but I've used it for smallish Alu angle no problem. Some suggest flipping the blade around so it runs backwards but yeah I recommend you research research research then take extreme care and wear all PPE gear.