Value For Money7/10
Previous Customer Rating (May'16)10/10
- Good for wider cuts
- Well designed
- Laser guide
- Strong customer reviews
- Built for DIY use
- Bulky to store
On this page we are going to have a more in depth look at the Lumberjack SCMS210SB mitre saw. The saw has a lot of great features that should win over quite a few of you enthusiastic woodworkers. The UK based company offer this amazing value entry level saw that is fit for some pretty hard work and can withstand plenty of punishment from plenty of demanding projects. This is a saw for anyone looking for something that can work onto a multitude of projects but at the same time have tight budget. Coming in at well under the £100 mark it is hard to believe what you are getting for your money!
The Lumberjack SCMS210SB is a mitre saw that has so many features for its price range. Dependant on the type of project that you are working on you will have certain features that are important to you. If you are running multiple power saws so you already have something to deal with the bigger wood then this could well be the one for you. Have a read of the features and if you think it could be the one for you there are links to purchase the saw on the Amazon website. At this price range the you may think that this is just a beginners saw that is too basic, but don’t stop reading the lumberjack SCMS 210 SB review as you may well be surprised at what you find!
Okay, to start with lets have a look at the all important cut. The Lumberjack SCMS210SB saw offers all of the basic features of a mitre saw which will enable you to carry out most jobs. It is essential that even the budget range saws offer the ability to tackle some pretty tight angles and produce a nice finish and the Lumberjack SCMS210SB is no exception. If offers a cut depth of 7cm (2.7 inches) which is plenty for working on domestic projects and home renovations. This will not tackle some of the bigger structural materials so beware before you buy but for 4 x 2 internal work it is fine. The width of the cut is a generous 210mm (8.2 inches) which will allow you to cut some pretty large planks with ease. The motor powering the blade is a 1500 watt motor that will glide through even the toughest materials up to the maximum cut size. This powerful motor will ensure that the saw doesn’t struggle and should last a long time even being used frequently. There is also a very handy adjustable groove cutting setting which controls the depth of the cut, often this feature is only found on the more expensive saws. The saw can cut up to 45 degrees for a mitre cut and up to 45 degrees for a bevel cut allowing you to get some pretty tight angles and the cuts are guided by a single laser guide to give great accuracy.
The saw comes with a 25 tooth blade which will cut most materials to a nice finish and there are also 36 tooth and 48 tooth blades available in the 210mm size from Lumberjack for finer cuts.
All in all this is a pretty versatile saw that will cut work for the majority of users looking for a woodworking power mitre saw. If you are a professional joiner or woodworker it may be worth getting a more flexible saw but for the less frequent user, professional or amateur, this is a good choice.
Mitre saws are a serious piece of machinery that need to be treated with care. Safety is a very important feature especially to those of us that are not used to dealing with power saws on a regular basis. The saw comes with two extensions and a clamp to secure the materials in place whilst you are cutting. This is particularly important when working with longer pieces of timber, if they are not secure it can become very dangerous. The dust bag helps keep dust to a minimum in the workspace ensuring your vision is as good as possible when making your cuts. Also from a health perspective its good to keep the air clean. The blade is covered by a robust cover to make sure it covered when not making a cut, this automatic cover means it lifts and opens automatically so you don’t have to go near the blade. There are also holes in the feet that will allow you to secure it to a work bench which is a very handy safety feature.
Value for money
This saw is brilliant value for money with some of the basic features you would expect from a more expensive product like the laser guide and the power of the motor. The value for money is backed up by a great warranty which means you can get on and enjoy the saw and not worry about any problems. They have many great reviews which indicates that customers are very happy with what they have paid for. Definitely money well spent.
The SCMS210SB In Action
This is a saw that is incredibly versatile. If you are working inside or outside there are plenty of jobs it can help with. In the garden if you are thinking of putting in decking this can speed up the process by many times and give you a nice finish. Just set the angles and cut through the beams and the decking boards. For door frames and other internal wood work this this saw will do a great job and help you get a professional looking finish. Because of its compact size you can quickly get it out of the garage for a job and pack it away again, it won’t take a long time to set up.
The Round Up
To round up our Lumberjack SCMS210SB review in a nutshell this is a great mitre saw that offers a deep cut and powerful motor for the budget. As mitre saws go up in cost you tend to see the motor power and cutting capacity rise at the same time, with the Lumberjack SCMS 210 SB saw it has mid range features for a budget price. Lumberjack seem to have put a lot of though into what a customer will need for a an entry level saw and then added some features as well. In the budget range of saws this really is one to consider.