Rating: 4 out of 5
Had a chance to use the new plunge saw today. I had two specific jobs in mind for this, the first was to cut a panel out of my assembly table to drop my table saw in, and the latter was to rip down sheets of plywood, MDF etc. The saw cuts nicely and delivers well, but I think the sheet ripping exercise will likely go better than the plunge panel cut. I added two permanent marks on the side of the saw to mark where it cuts from and to, these would have been easier to add on the plate by the manufacturer. I cut through the wood panel but having structural timbers below made the job worse – having a sabre saw now seems essential for these type of jobs. The size of the blade being 115 mm also means there was a significant radius to the cut and there are limited clamp down options with the supplied clamps not offering too much help. I think all in all the saw works as expected, but helps more as a sheet rip down tool than for a proper plunge activity. If you are plunging into thin stock you should be fine but I think anything over 10 mm you will have difficulty. Another thing to mention is that you can get extra track if the 1m supplied is insufficient. This is a bit of a process, and the supplied tracks were full 1 metre tracks instead of 3 x 330 mm pieces but the price from T4W was lower than ordering direct from the OEM.
Rating: 5 out of 5
I wanted to review the stand separate from the mitre saw combo which I bought. This is really useful stand and something I would rather be promoting as a universal stand instead of just as a Mitre Saw stand. I am keen to find other tools that I can mount on this especially when having to work outside. It is compact when not in use, lightweight and very easy to setup. There might be a bit of an accessibility issue with some of the bolts when the saw is wider than the actual stand but fortunately it is very easy to move things around.
Rating: 5 out of 5
This is a pretty decent mitre saw, and for the price I think it is well worth it. I had an issue with the laser guide within the first week of receiving and using the saw, but the guys came from Midrand to troubleshoot and replaced the whole mitre saw on the spot! Well done – this is great customer service and probably something I am not likely to get on all brands! I specifically like the stand and will look to review it specifically as well. It is very sturdy and easy to move around and set up. I wish there was more Toni tools that I could buy to use on this. I asked about their lathe as it seemed an obvious choice and something missing in my workshop but they said their are current problems with their lathes that will be fixed in future.
Rating: 3 out of 5
TorkCraft Router bits are great value for money, I have mainly used the straight end mill in my CNC router but they have kept going for quite some time. Compared with other more expensive brands I was truly impressed. This box offers great value in giving you so many options, although it does largely depend on your interest and planned use of the router bits.