"ok first off let me guess that the most of the people using this item who rated low stars have never used one before , the cuts are bang on to the degree dont go at weird angles (its in the cutting action like if you use a saw prob because it is a saw) managed to cut 110 meters of plastic skirting and architrave so far everything is good blade is still reasonably sharp
second (yes it comes with only one blade ) actually if you order from the shop they tell you so
third remember people practice makes perfect dont expect to be a master with this without actually using one before also dont force the saw and make sure all screws are in place every couple of uses as you would with most other hand tools
and finally dont forget to loosen the blade after use so it does not bend out of shape
this saw is perfect for someone like me i do prefer an electric mitre saw but when you dont want to spend the cash this is your boy its worth what i paid for it just remember to look after it"
"Assembly instructions pretty basic, just a picture really but pretty easy to figure out. Does a very good job for the money especially if you dont need a mitre cutter that regularly. As with other reviews, tighten blade before using and loosen when finished."
"My particular model came with good instructions but I was unimpressed with my first couple of practice cuts - uneven cut and curving off angle - THEN I realised I had tightened the blade securing (or "stretching") wingnut for effect BUT slackened it before I did any cutting !!! Once tightened, the blade was taut and gave a good straight and accurate cut. As simple as that. Just remember to slacken the tension before putting it away again."
"Whilst it wasn't too clear on how to put together it was certainly a good buy & cut skirting boards really well so I would recommend. Don't forget to tighten & untighten the saw blade once you've finished."
"This would be a great saw if it cut vertically. Instead it cuts at about 85 degrees and the angle of vertical cut cannot be adjusted, making it utterly useless for anything other than wrecking your materials. Maybe I just got a dodgy one. Otherwise it does have a great range of angles that you can cut (horizontally) and has a good, solid metal base. The frame that holds the saw is a bit flimsy, which probably contributes to it cutting non-vertically."
"Unfortunately the product supplied is not what is described. It is only 550mm long, it only comes with one blade-fixed and it is not a compound bevel saw. If I had wanted a simple mitre saw it felt sturdy and fit for purpose but as I did not use it I cannot comment further"
"The item supplied was not as shown on the catalogue picture and was not a compound mitre saw as advertised. It had horizontal angle adjustment only. Returned it without use so cannot comment on whether it functions as a standard mitre saw."
"I never really got away with this tool or how it cut. I tried n tried to make it cut nice 45 degree cuts but it just never did. The blade would get stuck it shook all over the place oh dear,,
I really wanted to like this tool but was forced to return it as precision in my opinion just didn't come into it. Besides that you have to build it and well some of it just did not want to go together and was a mini challenge within its self.
Maybe somebody will like this tool and that's cool what works for one doesn't always work for another."
"I thought it was just me being useless but when I finally gave up and took this heap of rubbish to the recycling centre low and behold there was one of these already in the bottom of the skip, best place for it. Get a power mitre saw and save yourself time, and in the long run, money"
"bought this to cut plastic skirting,wasnt going to use for a few days,i assembled this ,took quite a while, very flimsy,tried to cut skirting ,but blades are too thin and cannot be stretched enough to , to make stiff enough,could not get straight cuts ,will be getting my money back asap,should have read reviews on this saw before buying. do not buy"
"Bought this to cut mitres in 6" skirting board. The materials are cheap, the instructions are wrong and it does not cut straight. I thought perhaps it was because of the mitre but after checking the set up I realised it won't even do a 90 degree cut straight!
Don't waste your money. We actually ended up having to buy new skirting to replace the damaged lengths!"
"I wished I had read the reviews, but I was in a hurry and use Screwfix a lot. I thus 'assumed' that all their stuff would be great..but not this item !! Floppy....bad blade....and doesn't cut accurately at all. I had to cut freehand in the end....and it WAS BETTER !! I should have taken it back..but I hit it with a hammer..just to make myself feel better.. !. They should withdraw this as I've never used one so bad."
"There is only one way to describe this product; completely useless. It is very poorly made with inferior grade materials. Both saw blades that came with the device were warped. The saw itself is so badly made that it is impossible to tighten the blade enough without the entire thing falling apart. When I did finally get it assembled, what should have been a true vertical cut in a strip of skirting board was actually around 15 degrees off vertical. I returned the product for a full refund and my recommendation would be that Screwfix remove this product immediately from their catalogue."