Rating weighted by price - it's a genuine surprise.
OK. It's a $99 table saw. You probably shouldn't even be able to make one for this price. But if you want an absolutely bare bones saw here's the thing I want from it - I want it to cut straight. If it does that, then I have to be happy.
I read that the bigger 2000W Ozito is not good. The fence has so much play it's ridiculous. I saw one in store at Bunnings and the reviews were right - play in the fence.
But this little thing has clamp screws on both ends. It definitely locks firmly in place without any play.
Also, the measurement ma...rkings to set the fence are almost square. Inside half a mm, so when I allowed for that the rail was clean, straight, and locked in. The other thing for a straight cut is a blade that spins without wobble, stays seated, and can be adjusted to exactly 90 degrees from the table. This blade does that.
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Cheap, small & portable. Nasty or not?
I have limited workspace so when I saw the Ozito 200mm 800W Table Saw I thought this would be ideal for the space available and for what I need it for. I've read reviews and feedback on the larger 2000W Ozito table saw with mixed responses. One overall glaring major issue with the 2000W table saw was the poor fence. With the 200mm 800W table saw they seem to have rectified this issue with a full length fence, although it wouldn't be difficult, it's only a small table afterall :P
After parting with $90 (pretty cheap) and started setting up th...e small table saw and fitting the blade (it comes with a 24 tooth blade, but I fitted a 40 tooth for cleaner cuts) I discovered immediately that straight out of the box it's carelessly made, the saw blade didn't even run true, it had a deviation of 1mm along its plane, which is totally ridiculous. How do they expect anyone to make any sort of decent cuts with that much deviation!? I managed to fix it quite easily though, I fitted half millimetre shims beneath the rear two motor mounting bolts and voila! Problem solved. The blade now runs true. Something they could have checked in the factory during manufacture. But I suppose they think because it's a small cheap tool they don't give a damn about accuracy. No surprise there really, it is after all made in a place that is notorious for making cheap and nasty rubbish. Then next was fitting the riving knife. This too was a shambles straight out of the box. No idea how they expect anyone to cut anything with any sort of decent accuracy the way they put this together. If you watch the video on the Bunnings website it's demonstarted how to fit the riving knife. I couldn't get this to square up with the blade at all. I had to elongate the slots for the bolts and grind back the mounting part of it to make the width narrower so I had more adjustment in fitting it. Only then could I get it in line with the blade. I also had to bend it after it was mounted to square it up too. It would seem that the mount on the table was bent down slightly making the riving knife crooked (not straight up and down). And if you're not careful, when you tighten up the mounting bolts it will twist the riving knife out of alignment. If you look carefully in the demo video you'll see the bloke in the video has the same problem. And then there's the fence. The locking nuts and bolts are nothing short of a complete disgrace. They're such a pathetic after thought, it's ludicrous. By the time you mess around trying to get the fence square to the blade and the amount of timber you'll waste, you could have done the job with a circular saw with no waste. Makes it almost completely pointless in buying this little table saw. Ozito seem to have major challenges with making a decent fence for their table saws. It seems to be a skill that completely eludes them. It boggles the mind.
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