The Tacklife 1500w 210mm PMS01X Sliding Mitre Saw Review
Really we need to focus on one thing here and that is value for money. The Tacklife multipurpose sliding mitre saw is incredible value for the feature set it offers. When you look at a lot of sites it’s nearest competitor is the Evolution Rage 3 Sliding mitre saw which until recently was the best value for money. The Tacklife certainly over takes that.
This is a budget performance power mitre saw to buy if you intend to do many different jobs and are not sure what sort of tasks you will be tacking. The sliding mechanism allows for long cuts while the 45 degree bevel and angled mitre deck give great flexibility.
Maybe not for the professional carpenters out there that require a powerful large saw in a workshop but should definitely be considered by all levels of users.
It worth going through some of the features as there are a lot to take on board.
This is a very versatile mitre saw. The sliding mechanism allows planks to be cut up to 30cm at a 0 degree setting. This should make it handy for a lot of flooring jobs.
The single bevel will tilt over to 45 degrees making it great for coving and other tight angled cuts.
The mitre table allows cuts at 45 degrees in each direction. It is an easy mechanism to alter the angle by loosening off the knob and moving it to the required angle. Some frequently used angles are pre set and will click straight in.
In terms of the thickness of wood that can be cut, this model can go up to just over 2 inches (30cm). Bare this in mind if you want to cut some thick pieces of wood as it may not be quite big enough for some big fence posts or structural timbers.
There is an adjustable cut height that enables you to cut grooves or only cut down to a certain height. Very handy for many jobs and a feature that does not come on all sliding circular saws.
The TackLife PMS01X sliding mitre saw comes with a dust bag to collect the dust as you are cutting. This is a nice but pretty standard feature these days. One thing to note is that one customer review did comment on how they has opted to use the hoover as the dust bag was pretty ineffective.
The built in laser enables you to line up your cuts with absolute precision. Before you secure your material and make the cut you will be able to line up your mark perfectly. A double laser would be nice but probably a lot to ask for this amount of money.
The motor is roughly the same as the Evolution Rage 3+. It is a 1500 watt electric motor that is powered by normal mains at 240 volts. This can be plugged into any mains sockets but would not be suitable to work on many building sites if they require 110v tools. The motor spins the blade at 4500 rpm which is ample for most jobs. If you are looking for a particularly hard working motor that will be running constantly it may be worth looking at a more expensive higher wattage mitre saw or a brush less motor model like the Makita DLS714Z.
What The Customers Say
Below we trawl through some of the most prevalent comments made by the happy customers. Hopefully this will save you a bit of time and help you with your purchase decision rather than reading through endless user reviews.
Compared the likes of the Festools and Makita’s this is a very lightweight mitre saw with a large feature set. Ideal to keep at home or carry around for jobs where you may have to carry the saw around a lot.
A few people have commented that instructions supplied are really not great. To counter this there are a number of online videos to demonstrate how to use the saw and also a number of comments on how simple it was to set up out of the box. If this is your first mitre saw it may be worth watching some of the online tutorials before you get started.
Clean And Straight Cuts
A cheap mitre saw is great but it still needs to deliver on quality cuts. Mainly people are happy that the cuts are clean and very straight. This really come down to good build quality, the body and mechanism need to be well made to offer this sort of cut.
Great Value For Money
We have mentioned this before but it is the most common comment we found.
Lets just say if you want a versatile mitre saw for home then this is the one. It will tackle most DIY jobs easily. For the harder working users a more powerful model with a bigger cutting capacity would be better. Not really one for the tradesmen out there but for the money it wins the battle of the cheaper DIY sliding and compound mitre saws.