"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."
"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."
"Why oh why did I ignore the reviews here? I needed to do about 15m of skirting so I did not want a power mitre saw and this seemed like a cheap solution. How bad could it be, I thought.
Instead it was an expensive compromise: - it cut about 5 degs of the perpendicular so none of the joints would mitre up. I simply could not adjust it to cut accurately. - it wobbled all over the place so was never going to give a consistent cut - sure, it is cheap, but there is a threshold of quality that no retailer should drop below. The build quality of the components was not acceptable. - one of the clamps partially fouled the rotation of the cutting frame movement - the instructions were worse than those from that famous Swedish home store. It took 45mins to work out how to put it together and the assembly diagram was literally useless
The store gave me my money back, no quibble. But not until I had wasted half a day picking up, assembling and trying to get the thing to work.
Screwfix, you really need to pull this product - it is making you look bad."
"Just spend an hour putting this thing together, and cut a piece of 50mm x 50mm Ash hardwood. Had to grease the saw's runners, but might as well not have bothered! I've never managed to cut a piece of wood so badly! Straight into the bin (the saw, that is!). It's poorly designed, the saw's guides wobble about, and it is impossible to cut straight with it. You're better off the old-fashioned way, with a rough-cut, then a block plane. Forge Steel products are usually good, but not this one."