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Irwin Mini Hacksaw 250mm

Irwin Mini Hacksaw 250mm
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Breakdown 18 reviews
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3 of 18(17%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
Review 1 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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Usefull tool
25 Aug 2014
By
, Essex
"I was really stuck on a job with no space to work with a normal saw tried tin snips but was getting desperate. This tool did the job where others had failed good quality and handy tool in my arsenal."
Review 2 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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GREAT TOOL
29 Jun 2014
By
, WORCESTER
"I HAD TO USE THIS BECAUSE IT WAS OPEN ENDED WHICH IS WHY I BROUGHT THIS AND IT DID THE JOB WONDERFULLY."
Review 3 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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Great Value Hacksaw
7 Feb 2010
By
, Swansea
"Versatile hack saw, excellent for working in tight spaces where a normal hack saw or pipe slice wouldn’t be effective. Strong 250mm blade supplied also which is good value for money."
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Seems to work OK
10 Jan 2014
By
, London
"I bought this in store on impulse did not have the benefit of reading reviews online. If I had I probably wouldn't have bought it.
Regarding blades coming loose - I can understand why people are frustrated about that. Irwin provided a philips screw with the saw. Philips are really limited in their torque. I found that I could pull the blade out of it's "pincher" by hand. I replaced the Phillips with a m4 hex bolt. Hex bolts can be torqued up higher and the blade stays put. Having said that I only used it on acrylic & wood - will cut a few bolts in the weekend and update the review if performance is bad,
I could have returned it but to be honest there aren't any other substitutes for this product out there, this is the only "handysaw" of it's type other than a draper one - so you have to make the best of what you have."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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Would you recommend this product? No
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padsaw
2 May 2012
By
, Poulton Le Fylde
"The general product is good,however the screw that hold the blade in place is very weak and after a few uses becomes all rounded and un usable"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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Not what I hoped for.
27 Sep 2010
By
, London
"Good idea but a bad design. The blade keeps slipping and I end up just holding the blade in place myself."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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Not good.
2 Oct 2014
By
, Stafford
"Paid extra for the Irwin branded saw but what a disappointment. Stripped the thread on the tightening mechanism with only minimal torque the first time I used it. Returning for a refund."
Review 8 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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Rubbish
13 Aug 2014
By
, London
"Bought this to get into a tight space. It got in there alright, then the blade snapped off never to be seen again. The securing screw snapped, would have been more rigid if it was sellotaped on. Terrible design, why are you even selling this Screwfix? Avoid at all costs."
Review 9 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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Very poor design
14 Jul 2014
By
, Milton Keynes
"Stress purchase bought on a Sunday.
Couldn't undo the blade securing screw, but did in the end! Fitted new blade and on tightening the screw the screw side of the blade slot just broke off. Had to secure blade by drilling a hole though the hacksaw blade and fitting a nut and bolt, this is how it should have been designed. Examined the broken bit and the material appears to be what used to be called "monkey metal" totally unsuitable material!
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Review 10 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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Should have read the reviews
27 May 2014
By
, Orpington
"A good idea for use in tight places but the blade falls out no matter how hard the screw is tightened. Its now in the bin."
Review 11 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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absolutely useless
11 Oct 2013
By
, exeter
"I didn't even get to the stage of using this, the blade retaining nut is small and made of soft metal so the blade immediately works loose potentially injuring your hand. Absolute junk."
Review 12 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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Irwin Mini Hacksaw
31 May 2013
By
, Liverpool
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"Just got this out of the wrapper, slid out the blade to the required length, screwed the nut back in and one side of the 'fork' where the blade slots in broke off.
Didn't even get to use it and will have to use the old method of holding a hacksaw blade in my hand until I can get my money back."
Review 13 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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Terrible tool
30 Jun 2012
By
, Leicester
"Like every other review says. This is a great idea for a tool but it just does not work. The screw does not grip the blade at all and so slides forward and backwards not allowing you to cut anything. Good job I tried it in the back of the van before I left the car park so could get a refund straight away and not waste time."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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Chucked in the bin
16 May 2012
By
, High Wycombe
"As others have noted this has a major design flaw - the screw. Rather than going through the blade holding it in securing it in place, it goes above the blade placing it under very little tension.
When cutting the at some point the blade will slip, tightening the screw won't help and you'll just damage the head, leaving you with a useless chunk of metal."
Review 15 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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THE WORLD'S WORST DESIGN
6 May 2011
By
, BRIGHTON
"What a load of Rubbish. It is a terrible design. You can't tighten the grip screw tightly enough so the blade constantly slips and doesn't allow you to cut anything.
Don't buy it is useless."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (
13 Mar 2011
By
, Billericay
"Couldn't undo the secrew which grips the blade so totally useless, returned to screwfix for refund."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 17 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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joke!
6 Mar 2011
By
, Bristol
"This is complete and utter rubbish!!!! Terrible product, fails in every situation.
If you read this and still buy you will soon find out for your self how bad the product is.
What a joke!
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 18 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 12" (250mm)
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Disappointing
25 Jan 2011
By
, Huddersfield
"At first use the blade slowly slid back through the handle. This was despite the single securing screw being so tight that it could not be unscrewed. I managed to destroy the cross head slots in the screw in the the process."