Titan TTB287CSW 235mm Circular Saw 230V
Ok for the pice
Generally a very good powerful circular saw that leaves a nice smooth cut. The laser was actually pretty accurate which is good as I can't find a way to adjust it like you can on my other mitre saw.
I do however have two main gripes:
1. It is difficult to get a 90 degree square cut from this saw. It's square setting isn't square and is a few degrees out. Which is fine for thin material but makes a big difference on 40mm thick stuff! When aligning up with a set square it lifts the guide off the stop and I found myself having to check that the blade is square with the base plate after every cut as it has a tendancy to move which is very annoying.
2. The blade guard seems to catch on the material very easily and cause the saw to move around when starting the cut. I was hooking it up with a finger to stop it catching which isn't ideal.
All in all you get what you pay for and if you agent fussed about much precision this will do the trick.
22 Aug 2015
Great value for money
I bought this circular saw to replace my old one. Immediately from unboxing it i noticed the good build quality of the product and its fantastic carry case albeit rather bulky.
Over the weekend i built a home made table saw using this at its heart. Its first project was to slice 50 long decking boards in order to remove the grooved surface to flatten them out as i wanted to board up the loft and had these from the patio i revently pulled up which I didnt want to waste. Once the table saw was setup correctly this curcular saw ripped through the planks with no issues at all, it was like cutting through butter with a hot knife, and it left a very nice finish (no need for sanding) thanks to the many teeth on the blade. I guess the only thing that would make this product perfect would be to include an addaptor to attach a vacuum to in order to reduce the saw dust. But a great priduct at a great price. I would definitely recommend this to diy'ers alike. I'm unable to comment on reliabilty as i have not had it long but have no doubts this will last a long time.
29 Jun 2015
Solid bit of equipment
Great piece of kit, I would say leans more towards the professional than the DIYer. More than powerful and big enough for 'around the house jobs' My main use was for fencing and decking, more than adequate. Only downside for me is that it was a little heavier than I expected. Price was very good, flexibility was surprisingly good.
25 May 2015
Tough piece of kit
I rigged this upside down in a portable workbench to use it as a table saw. The base plate fit perfectly into the groove in the workbench. Not an idea solution, but it worked perfectly in an emergency.
8 May 2015