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Unless I find something better quality, features and about the same price. I'm intending if poss in Xmas sales to get a Draper 52939 210 mm Sliding Compound Mitre Saw.
Do forum members have any opinions?
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Try Makita 1216.....awesome.

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I just bought triton 8 1/2" for $99.99 USD from woodcraft not sure if available in UK but its a great saw. I have a hitachi 10" that i use in the field. It has suffered abuse and remains true. the triton seems to be as well engineeered. In choosing CMS I would recommend a two tube slide action not a single. Good luck no matter the choice
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I just looked at the Draper It has great positive lock positions. As a Carpenter I prefer being able to feather the blade position because I have never trimmed a perfectly square corner I hope this helps you decide.
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I just bought triton 8 1/2" for $99.99 USD from woodcraft not sure if available in UK but its a great saw. I have a hitachi 10" that i use in the field. It has suffered abuse and remains true. the triton seems to be as well engineeered. In choosing CMS I would recommend a two tube slide action not a single. Good luck no matter the choice
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Evolution 3s very good option at that price point 99.00(Screwfix) very good with wood, also cuts aluminium and steel. Very good saw have used one for 3 years built like a tank. Cant fault it. Worth a look.

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Evolution 3s very good option at that price point 99.00(Screwfix) very good with wood, also cuts aluminium and steel. Very good saw have used one for 3 years built like a tank. Cant fault it. Worth a look.
Hi again thanks, I've pretty much decided to get a Makita, the LS1040 Makita Mitre Saw 260mm 1650w motor. The best price I've found for this is 140 all in, has larger saw blade and so greater depth of cut. Am also motivated by reputation, quality of the Makita name.

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction on this one
Will also refer to Amazon.com reviews, expect they will all be postive, but..... curiosity.
I can also get other 24t, 40t Dewalt or Trend blades to put on it, for the same delivery cost. Though the cost of these makes of blades seems pricey to me, any ideas for other good quality makes, that may well be less expensive.
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Evolution 3s very good option at that price point 99.00(Screwfix) very good with wood, also cuts aluminium and steel. Very good saw have used one for 3 years built like a tank. Cant fault it. Worth a look.
I play electric slide a bit, do you
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hi Peter

i went with a 10" Fox one but they seem to have gone up a lot.When I got mine it was under a hundred. You might find 210mm a tad limiting. 255mm should be attainable at a reasonable price. Actually, just had a look on eBay and UK prices seem to have risen sharply. Maybe better prices in January when they are all looking for business !

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