"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."
"I've thoroughly given up on Irwin products now, this being the last straw (the last saws I bought were blunt within a day or two's use and their pipe bender is identical to the no-brand Chinese ones, just with a different colour).
The idea is great, the execution is somewhat less so - no matter how hard you tighten the screw, the blade slips out almost constantly on the cutting stroke. I ended up giving up and using the blade on its own with a bit of duct tape wrapped around for a handle - got the job done in less than half the time I had already wasted trying to get this thing to work."
"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."
"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 10" (250mm)
"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."
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Review 14 for Irwin Mini Hacksaw 24Tpi 10" (250mm)
"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."