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post #1 of 7 Old 03-17-2014, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
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Circular saw gloat

For years I have used a basic Skill portable circular saw for roughing out from big live edge boards when I felt they were too heavy for the bandsaw (mine is not huge). After cutting up several 50mm oak boards recently the poor thing finally gave up the ghost, so I popped down to Brico Depot (another Kingfisher chain) and was tempted by a low cost replacement brand name Titan 'cos it had a good warranty - so what could go wrong ? It lasted 3hrs. I took it back, they said it was fine, just the brushes shot (in 3hrs ?) changed the brushes on the spot and I came home sort of dissatisfied, but what can you do ? This time it lasted 1hr.

I have yet to go back and do battle with them - so more of that later, but in the meantime I found a big and beautiful Triton 330135 on-line at a sensible price and treated myself. It has a 235mm blade, 3HP motor, a massive casting, rack and pinion depth setting and detents for angled cuts. I'm so pleased I splashed out, it looks and feels quality. True, it weighs in at almost 8kg, but I only ever use it on a pair of saw horses, ie horizontal, so the weight is not really an issue.

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It's a beaut...can tell it still has that new tool smell
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-17-2014, 08:31 AM
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That's impressive!

Does it run on 208 V Euro? Do they make one for 120V USA? Very cool tool.

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Yup...a big difference between a Titan and a Triton.





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I saw the Triton router up close recently and it is equally enormous. Nice score.
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I saw the Triton router up close recently and it is equally enormous. Nice score.
Yep - got one of those too !

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Does it run on 208 V Euro? Do they make one for 120V USA? Very cool tool.
I believe they do, the router range is certainly available in the USA with 120v motor, so the saw probably also.

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