Product Type: JML Power Saw
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JML Exakt saw
JML Exakt Saw
Member Name: jonboyfixit
JML Exakt Saw
Date: 29/10/11, updated on 02/11/11 (94 review reads)
Advantages: Good for some difficult jobs that allot of other tools can't do.
Disadvantages: Some jobs are just quicker to do the old fashioned way.
This is a very handy tool for certain diy projects.
There are three blades that came with the one I bought, metal/plastic, wood and one for tiles.
The blades are very easy to change.
The tile blade came in very handy for cutting curves in stone tiles which can prove difficult with a normal electric tile cutter. This one I found the most useful.
Each blade cuts a depth of 12mm. The only problem is most of the materials that I work with are around 15mm up to 25mm thick.
However I Recently used the wood blade on a sheet of 12mm mdf and it cut the panel with ease. I needed to make some boxing in around some pipe work. Its times like this that the exakt saw comes in very handy, as I'd usually use a circular saw which is much bigger, and not as easy to use as the exakt saw.
It also came with a v shaped plastic device/guide that will help you to cut through pipes. The pipe sits into the v shaped plastic device to guide the cutter.
Reason for purchasing was to cut a flimsy plastic bath panel, which it did quite a good job. The only thing is the metal/plastic bit that I used was covered in melted plastic by the end. The next job I had to do was to cut an aluminium chimney .The metal blade could not cut through the 1-2 mm aluminium that I was trying to cut and it will not cut through some other metals. This was possibly due to the plastic that was attached to it from cutting the bath panel.
I usually use professional tools which are very robust and last for years. I don't think the exakt saw is a really robust tool .I'm concerned it may break after allot of use.
When cutting a hole out of a timber panel it's difficult to see where to stop cutting, as it has a guard that covers the blade for safety. This is a bit annoying as you have to keep stopping to see where you have got to.
On the plus side this saw will be fantastic for certain jobs such as flooring (up to 12mm thick). And also tiles.
Where to buy and price.
I bought the exakt saw direct from jml for £89. I think it has come down in price now so check it out. Ive also seen it in markets for allot less.
The tool Came with a case (that I paid extra for) which came in a very nice looking chrome finish. The problem is it didn't fit all the contents in, such as the hose for vacuum extraction.
Over all a handy little tool for the tool collection but I don't think its practical for all the jobs its meant for as its quicker to just get out a hand saw for certain jobs.
Summary: Over all a handy little tool for some jobs