13 Comments

  1. Paul on July 4, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    I bought this saw and am very happy with it, but i wish i’d seen this review before I bough mine I would’nt have put it off for as long as I did.
    Do you know if this saw will run with a dado stack or is that a terrible idea ?
    I will be trying the magnet idea the screws are a pain



  2. Louie's Workshop on July 4, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Steve, thankyou for the video on the SIP table saw, i have this table saw in my workshop and would use it often, i design and make bespoke modern furniture. For the money this saw is great value, powerful, good flat cast table and a fairly good fence, all in all a great saw, I heard a friend say that he had an SIP 10 and after a few years of use he sold it to a fellow woodworker and about seven years after sale he past by the gentleman who bought the table saw only to find that it was still going strong and working within a busy joinery shop, so although not a perfect table saw it’s a solid machine. Regards Louie Ulster Workshops uk



  3. Englishman French on July 4, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Excellent review ! I have the Axminster version of this, identical in every way, I think they must all be made in the same Chinese factory, I also find the saw plate the only weakness of this otherwise excellent saw, I have reversed mine and cut up through it to make a zero clearance plate, the problem with the attachment to the bed is that it is so thin, and any other material other that the original aluminium or sheet steel leaves it very weak around the edges, but I see you get away with using MDF, so I will try that, the riving knife gains height due to the raising action of the saw blade, so the riving knife is above the crown of the saw, this prevents its use for rebating, (which is in line with UK law ), so I have reduced the height of the riving knife to give clearance with the saw at full height, I have also taken the crown guard off the riving knife attachment and made a "crane" to mount the guard, this "crane" I attach to the right hand side of the bed where it can easily be swung out of the way. The real problem is wood dust, I have not found an effective means of extraction, so I have to wheel it outside to use it, then use the air line to clean before bringing it back in. Chris B.



  4. Daniel on July 4, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    As the saw has a right-tilt blade : do you find cutting a long bevel weird/unsafe with the fence on the left side? For a right handed person it could be tricky



  5. TheNevron33 on July 4, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Steve. Thanks for the video, which I watched about a year ago before purchasing the same machine. Initially I thought the fence on this model is terrific, as it feels so solid and smooth. But since then I’ve noticed that the fence periodically goes out of the square, sometimes by 2 mm or more. I was wondering if you’ve found the same with yours and, if so, did you find a fix for it. Cheers!



  6. patrick smyth on July 4, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Terrible saw.
    Had one and got rid of it.
    Sliding carriage is a nightmare the has to be checked and reset every few days. Dust extraction is a joke the rip fence is flimsy and inaccurate. The wheels are terrible. Made of plastic + screws ring out. Also the blade had a serious wobble from day one.
    Dont waste your time or money



  7. WhiteVanMan on July 4, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    It would have been nice to hear it running, noise quality and level is an issue with all carpentry machines.



  8. Hugh Tierney Tierney on July 4, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks for your honest and informative appraisal.



  9. tony hawkins on July 4, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    Great video, thanks for posting. I have the Itech version of this, fairly happy with it, it’s my first table saw so I don’t have much to compare with. One problem I have is the blade not sitting at 90d, it sits at 89.2d. It’s one of jobs today to try and sort it. any tips?



  10. blue wanderer on July 4, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Interestin saw, seems like you are happy with it?
    Is motor on it brushed or induction? Or could its motor be swapped for induction at a later date after warranty expires what do you think?

    I would be using mine in residential workshop if I get it so looking for something erm, reasonable šŸ˜.



  11. Chillyspoon on July 4, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    You’ve got a cast iron top, so you could get rid of those retaining screws from the insert, then epoxy some magnets into the under side of the insert – should do the trick of holding the insert in nice and tightly.



  12. Jim Dockrell on July 4, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    I have never seen that brand over on this side of the pond. Interesting saw. Thanks.



  13. SP Y on July 4, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    We’ve got one of these in our workshop. Over the years we’ve had many carpenters come & go (There are 4 bench stations). None of us use the table saw in favour of our Festool Railsaw,s as it’s just too inaccurate. The extraction is terrible, & the fence is a mission to get absolutely square. This is perhaps partly due to being badly maintained, but I still don’t feel confident with it.