“ Brand: Power Devil / Product Type: Circular Saw „
I bought this circular saw because it had a deeper cut and was cheaper than most of the other brands around. I've no complaints about the cutting ability and ease of use of the saw. However, 16 months after buying the saw, it is now useless. The motor has blown up, and despite my protestations to the manufacturer, they will do nothing about it, as the guarantee ran out after 12 months. I could accept this if the saw had been heavily used, but in fact I had only cut about four doors to size in the 16 months of owning the thing. I therefore cannot recommend this product as it is obviously cheap for a reason: it is poorly built.
When looking for a new saw I needed one with a deeper cut for some diy work. The saw would be used very infrequently so would need to be cheap enough to justify getting it. Homebase stocked a small range of saws, Black & Decker, Bosch & Power Devils. The larger saws ranged from £45 - £130. All had similar features and blade size but the quality of construction did show in the price. Working to a tight budget made the Power Devil my only real option. The cheapest comparable Black & Decker was another £40. The saw has a 184mm blade which gives a cut depth of 55mm. It has adjustable depth and angle of cut.There is a rip fence and provision to fit a dust bag. It also came with a spare blade making it excellant value for money. For £45 it is relatively well made and is fine for occassional use, however the more expensive ones were far better designed and much easier to use.