Used this power saw to make a large 6sided 4mx4mx4m pergola in the garden used 150x50mm and 100x50mm timbers on 100×100 posts, angels no problem with this saw paid for its self in one jobvery pleased a good buy.
Having just bought a ‘do-er upper’ house, i’ve also bought a number of new tools, including this mitre saw. Having plumped for the draper 52947 over a similarly priced ex-demo rage 3, i’ve got to say that i’m glad i did. Firstly, it arrived promptly, and setting it up was easy enough – in no time at all i was getting used tothe huge (wife’s choice of phrase) noise it makes. It’s versatile and the blade is excellent, making short workof whatever i’ve asked it to cut so far. For the money, i’d say it’s a fantastic buy – and the replacement bladesaren’t going to blow your budget either. If you’re not in the market for a dewalt – i’d recommend this one.
I’m a professional artist and i purchased the draper mitre saw, mainly for use in picture framing after my old one blew up. Picture framing requires absolute accuracy, otherwise the frame has gaps at the corners, which looks very unprofessional. I have now cut a number of frames on two separate occasions and have to say that i am very pleased with the ease of use and accuracy of this machine. It’s certainly a lot better than my last mitre saw and having the sliding feature adds to its versatility. Basically, it’s great value for money and it does what it says on the can.
- Forget the laser
- Excellent Value
- Draper 52947 Mitre Saw
Easy to use (with laser cut line indication). Purchased specifically for cutting mdf skirting boards. It tackled this job with ease.
Great saw but if you want a laser guide on your particular unit look elsewhere. Mine broke within 2 weeks and draper wanted me to send the whole saw back as they didn’t have a spare laser unit on the shelf. I didn’t bother i just removed the laser unit and binned it. Very poor back up from draper really considering the bits that broke weighed the equivelent of a boiled egg. Whereas the saw weighs about 600 ton. What a pain it would be to return the whole thing for a glorified torch.