I saw this sought after mitre saw on sale and thought of you all.
I'm pretty sure this has been at this price for a long time. I bought one about 4 months ago when the price went down. Since then I don't think it has gone up. But it is a great price if you have a few ozito battery.
This deal was posted about 4 months ago.
it has been 79 for at least 6 months
Have you tried it yet? I bought mine 4 months ago too but haven't used it.
I haven't tried it yet, by the number of the blades it should make a clean cut but expect the battery not to last long, the more blades the more friction, more energy requiered. It would've been nice if it was 36V and took 2xbatteries, however at this price couldn't ask for more
Is this better than the same-priced corded Ozito compound mitre saw that I already have? (aside form cordlessness)
Tougher or more precise?
Probably not, I own this and it is very handy for small jobs here and there. Precision would be the same but not any tougher.
they good for cutting pvc pipe for clean straight edge
It would cut through it easily but not with a clean straight edge.
Straight yes, clean depends on the number of teeth on the blade
A small piece of sand paper and a quick rub after the cut and you're golden
Are these brushless? Could they be running them out because of a brushless one coming?
The only Issue I have with the power X products is that they cut out too soon, even with the 4ah battery.
There are times where I do not think im really testing the product and they cut out..
Id buy the 5.2ah, but I do not want to spend the $99, I don't think they are worth it.. Maybe they should be $79, then the 4ah at say $59
I think some of the products really need it though.
some things are better off corded i think, circular saws, mitre saws, belt sanders etc
Agree… cheap ozito plug in surely works better than this. There's a place for battery tools (and I have some powerXchange, they are decent) but something like this seems silly.
There isn’t always electricity available. I have a project at a friends property and the nearest power we have access to is ~1.2km away at a neighbours place.
thats where generators come into action.
@nsuinteger: In this case I think buying a generator in addition to a mitre saw will add too much to the project cost.
Ozito is for domestic handyman work. There are other brands for the trade who in the end save the tradie time and go as hard on battery than corded ones. They do cost a bit.
You guys have any problems with warranty claims if you bought Ozito tools and batteries and scanned PowerPass card?
I don't think I have, but do recall hearing that. Probably better off not scanning, usually they give no discount on discounted items.
Power pass is for tradies, so different warranty conditions so I`m told.
I've heard that the tools are for 'DIY' use, so scanning a PowerPass card actually voids the DIY part. I'd avoid scanning the card!
I bought one six months ago. It does the job, but it has its downfalls.
The fence on mine was crooked, and the Bunnings refunds desk seemed pretty keen to avoid having to replace the item. I eventually straightened it by banging it with a hammer, but that's not ideal.
The scale on mine was also out of calibration for a long time. I thought it was user error my cuts kept on being a degree or so off, but later worked out the machine itself wasn't square. It's fixed by lining the blade up 1° off but, again, that's not ideal.
The sawdust catching bag is near useless. It catches a small amount, the rest gets clogged in the passageway and ends on the floor and machine. This in turn renders the red guiding light useless, as the dust can (read: will) block any light from coming out and reaching the item you're cutting.
A good product maybe if you're a first time user looking to learn a bit about DIY, but if you're planning to do something a bit more substantial I'd recommend something a bit more premium.
What size batteries do you use and how long does it last? I need to make ~250 cuts to 100mm x 25mm softwood but if I only got 20 cuts per charge I’d probably stick to a handsaw.
At a guess I'd think you'd need 3 x 5ah batteries. Definitely would get through 1, most likely 2 but 3 you'd likely be sweet
Same re: the fence, I'm finding it really hard to square it, as there's some degree of give in the scale even when the saw is locked at 0 degrees.
I find the laser useful for rough cuts, but I have to go and actually inspect where the saw falls if I want an accurate cut.
This is now $99.90 at Castle Hill Bunnings, are they preparing for a price increase?
Website still $79.90 though.
Is $99.90 online and in store now.
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