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Forum topic by RedBeardTimber posted 04-01-2016 03:23 AM 684 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-01-2016 03:23 AM

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I have recently started my own wood working business in my home workshop, at the moment it is just evenings and weekends, working around my 9 to 5 office job. This is something I am looking to grow and to eventually do full time.

I have had a very basic table saw for a while now and to be honest it is total rubbish, the fence is not parallel to the blade and the mitre slide has so much slop it it, it probably wobbles by about 3 degrees either way of square. So I am looking to upgrade to something that is actually fit for purpose and will last me a long time, but I could really do with some advice on what to go for.

I have been looking at the “Scheppach Precisa 3 Saw Bench 280mm Sliding Table Saw 240V” which is £1350, that would be my limit cost wise. It looks a solid unit and is more that good enough for what I need, I wouldn’t be outgrowing it any time soon.

The other option is something like the “Bosch GTS 10 XC Professional Table saw (230V)” which is more of a portable unit and I know someone who has one in there shop and rates it. The only issue I have is that I might outgrow this one and need to spend big money anyway.

The other issue is I have never heard of Scheppach, so have no idea of their reputation, there are only a few reviews online.

If anyone has any experience with this brand or can suggest another brand or the best way forward with the type of saw I should go for I would really appreciate it.

Thanks a lot


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#1 posted 04-05-2016 01:13 AM

Felders are nice as well. In UK you shouldnt have trouble finding them. Or any sliding table saw.

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#2 posted 04-05-2016 01:30 AM

FWIW, I had a Scheppach sharpener. It worked well, and the service was good, but I don’t know a thing about their table saws. I was of the impression that Scheppach and Rikon have some association.

In general, more power and capacity are desirable. Lots of operating space in front of blade is useful, and belt drive induction motor is preferable to a direct drive saw with a universal motor. It’s also good if the miter slots are a standard size to accept accessories, and a good fence is a plus.

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#3 posted 04-05-2016 04:32 PM

Baileigh Industrial LTD has a facility in Coventry. I have heard good things about them. Go to for information.

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#4 posted 04-05-2016 10:58 PM

Hello Red – I bought a Schep 8” after my B n Q own brand 10” bit the dust. I wish I’d spent the extra £200 quid and got the 10” version (the 8” is very restrictive and the thermal cut out is a pain) also the fence while accurately square sometimes moves when tightening up.
On the plus side the Schep is SO much quieter and better made than the cheapy I killed. (I would not recommend B n Q stuff – there a bugger to get spares for)
Hope your venture takes off – please keep us posted Dude – good luck

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#5 posted 04-06-2016 09:01 AM

Hi all,

Thanks a lot for the responses, all have been really helpful. I think I will go for the schep, just thinking if I go for the smaller mobile units I will have to buy the bigger one at some point anyway.

I know record do a similar saw to the schep one, but looking at it I think the schep one has a nicer working platform.

I will have to check out the place in Coventry, would like to see them in the flesh before I fork out the big bucks :-)



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