Erbauer ERB238MSW 255mm Sliding Mitre Saw 230V
Excellent machine for the money. I used it to mitre the cornice and pelmets on a new kitchen - a job requiring great accuracy if you want it looking good. The 45 degree angles were spot on and every cut perfectly true.
Accuracy is not so good when mitering planks in tilt mode. The blade is under more stress and tends to bend a little while the mechanism also flexes slightly. Using the gentle touch and some experimentation with angle of approach will minimise this.
The dust bag is useless and the laser regularly blocks up with wood dust. A few people have commented on the apparently useless right hand clamp mounting which fouls on the motor. I eventually discovered why they put it there - it's for tilt cuts. The motor clears the clamp in that position.
But these are minor points. All in all this saw is very much fit for purpose and an excellent buy.
29 Dec 2014
Great performance mitre saw
Bought this for a major house restroration project. Excellent quality, rigid and accurate. Good thickness blade prevents any variation during cutting. Tremendous cutting width and depth. Lots of ability to make fine adjustment to correct any setting locations. Only aspects that are poor are the dust extraction via provided bag, doesn't collect anything but would probably work via a dust extraction machine and the laser. After a short period of use couldn't see the very accurate and helpful line on the saw table and found the laser housing had filled up with sawdust, This happens frequently and requires un-clipping the lens and blowing out the sawdust. May be resolved with dust extractor, yet to try. Overall very pleased and would recommend this machine, Long life reliability unknown yet but comes with two year guarantee for peace of mind.
17 Nov 2014
Very useful tool
Very easy to set up, instructions good. Performance is better than expected especially on heavy timber, (300mm x 50mm). Dust collection bag works well, seems to collect around 90% of dust. Found the laser guide very good and ample brightness. In all, I would recommend this saw.
7 Nov 2014
I have been holding off buying one of these until I needed to and regret not spending out sooner. Very precise cuts and loads of power. The actions are smooth and consistent. I would strongly recommend this and have only marked it down on reliability as I have not used it for long.
3 Nov 2014