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    Quote Originally Posted by SPF View Post
    This has been a really informative thread, I found the saw on the timbecon website, and it has been great to see all of your comments about it.

    Can anyone confirm whether this appears to be the same saw as sold by SIP in the UK: http://www.toolstop.co.uk/sip-01504-...aw-240v-p74338
    Can't say for absolute certain. Looks the same but different colour. Except UK one doesn't mention a laser which the Swarts has. Odds are its the same. The big difference with the Swarts is the exceptional customer service you get from Sam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveVman View Post
    Can't say for absolute certain. Looks the same but different colour. Except UK one doesn't mention a laser which the Swarts has. Odds are its the same. The big difference with the Swarts is the exceptional customer service you get from Sam.

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    Thanks for responding DaveVman I'm not suggesting that anyone buy one from the UK, there is just so little information available about these saws, that anything that provides some extra insight is helpful.

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    My understanding is Sam meets with the manufacturer and provides the specs of what he wants.

    That may be built from some kind of base model? I imagine other people could likely use his as a base model and work up or down from the same manufacturer.

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    Hi All,
    I am in the market for an SCMS, and had not even considered the Swarts. I had been looking at the Makita 1018 and Metabo around the 450 mark but this unit threw a spanner in my thought-train. If the Swarts tools rep is on here I have a couple of questions
    1. Does the unit come with a spare belt, and/or can a generic off-the-shelf be used? (I have visions of the belt breaking half way through a job and having to wait for one to be delivered to Adelaide)
    2. Does it have extendable sides for longer work?
    3. Is there a local supplier (Adelaide) where I can look, play, touch and just get a feel for it

    Thanks, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulyboy1960 View Post
    Hi All,
    I am in the market for an SCMS, and had not even considered the Swarts. I had been looking at the Makita 1018 and Metabo around the 450 mark but this unit threw a spanner in my thought-train. If the Swarts tools rep is on here I have a couple of questions
    1. Does the unit come with a spare belt, and/or can a generic off-the-shelf be used? (I have visions of the belt breaking half way through a job and having to wait for one to be delivered to Adelaide)
    2. Does it have extendable sides for longer work?
    3. Is there a local supplier (Adelaide) where I can look, play, touch and just get a feel for it

    Thanks, Paul
    Paul, I suggest you go to their website and get their phone number. Give Sam a call and ask him directly.
    You call their office during hours or you can even call Sam on his mobile after hours. Try doing that with another tool supplier.

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    You can then tell us how it went.



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    After sales service is generally very efficent from all I hear.
    He has a warehouse in Sydney and too my knowledge you cant get a hands on feel at any other outlets.

    From memory it has extendable sides.




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    The sides extend and align with the table part.
    There is also a stand available for it but I don't have that.
    I don't know about hands on in Adelaide but forum members in Brisbane could talk with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveVman View Post
    The sides extend and align with the table part.
    There is also a stand available for it but I don't have that.
    I don't know about hands on in Adelaide but forum members in Brisbane could talk with me.

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    The sides are these black bars in the attached photo.


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    Looks the same...difference is the British one only has a 40 tooth blade but the Swart saw is supplied with a 100 tooth blade

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveVman View Post
    Paul, I suggest you go to their website and get their phone number. Give Sam a call and ask him directly.
    You call their office during hours or you can even call Sam on his mobile after hours. Try doing that with another tool supplier.

    Swarts Tools | An exciting new brand of semi-professional power tools launched in early 2011.

    You can then tell us how it went.



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    I sent Sam a message using the enquiry form and he got back to me the next day- definitely worth your while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveVman View Post
    The sides are these black bars in the attached photo.


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    Is that horizontal clamp as useful as it looks? The Metabo KGS254 has one too, and it works really well, but is a different style/design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPF View Post
    Is that horizontal clamp as useful as it looks? The Metabo KGS254 has one too, and it works really well, but is a different style/design.
    Yes it is useful and quick to set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swarts Tools View Post

    In saying that we are gearing up to launch our newest model 255mm mitre saw in a few weeks which as you suggested has holes in the fence so you can fix a sacrificial. fence.
    I guess this never happened? I'm really keen to be able to use a sacrificial fence. Can holes be drilled in the fence without shattering the casting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_s View Post
    I guess this never happened? I'm really keen to be able to use a sacrificial fence. Can holes be drilled in the fence without shattering the casting?
    There would only be one way to find out.

    However the top half of the fence slides in a groove on the bottom half. So if I was doing it I would first try to replace the top part with my own creation. Probably I would ring up Samuel and ask for spare parts to drill out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by matt_s View Post
    I guess this never happened? I'm really keen to be able to use a sacrificial fence. Can holes be drilled in the fence without shattering the casting?
    From memory Samuel said it would be dinw to drill holes in fence. Feom experience I camr see an issue using a good bit.

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