Mitre saws with 260mm blades are medium sized saws that can be used to cut wood for a wide range of applications, from cutting doors, skirting boards, mouldings, and picture frames. Medium sized saws make good allrounders.
- The key criteria needed for choosing a mitre saw is the diameter of the blade to determine the width & depth of cut. Mitre saws with this 260mm diameter blade are broadly in the middle of the diameter blade range.
- Choosing your power source: The first choice is between a mains (110v or 240v) or a cordless tool. 240v tools are used with normal mains power whilst 110v tools are used on construction sites for safety reasons.
- With regards to cordless (battery powered) tools there are a variety of chemical types; Li-ion is the latest technology, prior to that it was Ni-MH and Ni-Cad was the original. The higher the Ah (Ampere hours) the longer the interval between charges; the fewer times you recharge a battery the longer it will last. Some cordless tools can also come without batteries - sometimes referred to as naked, bare units or body only. These tools are supplied without a battery or charger and more often than not without any accessories; as a result they are significantly cheaper in price.
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