Titan TTB554TAS 250mm Table Saw 230-240V
Don't know about reliability as I have just got it.
I thought it was well priced, I thought for what it is.
It took a while to build it, the instructions were a struggle for me to read (bad eye sight, very small writing).
Some of the instructions are not as good as they could have been very limited.
Table saw - good and sturdy made a few test cuts and the saw burnt the wood, surprised! I thought the motor was not powerful enough to cut 12mm mdf. It has a easy stop button the start is a bit fiddly but like other power tools I will get used to it.
I do think the sides would have made it more appealing if the sides were moveable ie able to drop down from the work area.
I know it seems I am slating this saw but until I get to use the saw fully I can't give an honest review. It's well made great main table top.
26 Jul 2015
Cheap but not very cheerful
It feels hard to criticise this because of it's incredibly low price point but I think it's important to list some of the problems you might encounter.
As a lot of other reviews have stated, the instructions for assembly and operation leave a lot to be desired. Incredibly small illustrations and numerous spelling mistakes - for example in the section on changing a blade, the word 'minimum' is used instead of 'maximum' - which would make the entire process impossible.
When I removed the foam insert inside the unit, there was a piece of metal and a screw rattling loose inside the case. I checked over every inch inside to make sure that these had not come from the unit itself but they appeared not to be. Assembly took 2-3 hours and a little trial and error but ultimately not too bad.
Once setup, I attached the fence and it stuck into the air. I discovered that the front edge of the saw was bent. I removed the rail at the front and bent it back into shape with some pliers - not ideal, but it did the trick. The mitre gauge however is useless. It's plastic, does not sit snugly into the groove and has about 5 degrees play either side, I tried a cut with it just to test and sure enough it was ragged and terrible.
If you intend to cross-cut on this machine I would advise creating a cross-cut or panel sled yourself.
After spending the best part of a day tweaking it to get everything as accurate as I could, it was absolutely fine. I can't comment on the supplied blade as I replaced it with a 60T Freud blade pretty much straight away.
Due to the mitre gauge it's only really good for making cuts using the fence out of the box, I've also made a couple of my own push sticks to help get thin stock past the blade safely. The one supplied is fine but doesn't provide enough coverage to secure the wood to the table safely.
21 Jul 2015
You get what you pay for
Arrived today and really not impressed with the quality and didn't even finish building it. It's going back to screwfix for a refund.
The issues were:
#1 First we noticed that the side plastic clip was broken. It wasn't even in the box, so must have gone awol in the factory
#2 The main table had a dent in the mitre fence runner, so it would jump as you push a piece through.
It had to have been done during the build stage in the factory as it was pointing up, rather than down, say from an impact during transit.
#3 Also the mitre runner is made of plastic and is too small for the track and moved around 1mm either side.
#4 One of the allen bolts was proud on the main table.
#5 The rear table supports are not long enough to ensure that the table comes level with the main table and two of the support arms were bent.
#6 You have to remove a block of polystyrene from inside the main unit. Not sure what it was supposed to be holding straight as it was loose in the main saw box.
The fence looked good though and held parallel to the main blade. Thats the only positive thing I can really say about the saw.
We didn't even compete putting it together (wasted an hour as there are a squillion bolts) and were really unhappy with the quality. Rang screwfix support for it to be collected.
10/10 on their customer service & a hat tip to Josh in customer support.
Wouldn't even consider a direct replacement as the build quality was so poor.
Such a shame, other Titan products have been pretty good for the money.
PS. Have purchased the Erbauer / 24053 table instead. Being collected tomorrow, yay!
16 Jul 2015
titan saw table
Good value for the size of cut. The construction is quite simple, but if you follow the instructions you will build it twice because they are are not clear about most of the detail. I personally find the saw more useful and transportable without adding the extension tables that take up an enormous area.
Overall a good product.
15 Jul 2015