Thanks for the tip about the right handed nature of the saw. My B&D saw is also righhanded but I’m tempted to go to the Ozito because the B&D annoys me that it’s not big enough to cut through a piece of 4x2 as it only has a 35mm cut. That being said though if I need to cut anything thicker than 20mm ply I can use my Ozito Compound Mitre Slide Saw or my Ozito table saw.
Given the size of my shed I'm very tempted to forgoe the table saw in favour of a plunge saw or a Kreg Accu-Cut. I have the Kreg RipCut which is a great unit but the Accu-Cut will give me a straighter cut over a longer distance as would a plunge saw. For the money the Accu-Cut XL works out to be cheaper than a the Kreg plunge saw and well cheaper than the Festool although the Ozito Plunge Saw with the Expansion kit is basically $2(NZ) less. However only the Accu-Cut option gives me the ability to go cordless because it's designed to use any circ saw.
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Understood that this is a little of an old discussion but I cannot help but put my two cents down...
I have a cordless 18v AEG impact driver, drill, circular saw and corded AEG jigsaw and angle grinder. I also have an Ozito mitre saw, sliding mitre saw, router, planer and both 12 and 20 litre vacuum cleaners. I was also given (free) an older and smaller Ozito mitre saw and sliding mitre saw...they both just needed some TLC and some adjustment to square.
Obviously talking quite different price points between Ozito and AEG! However from my Ozito range I am on my second router (I absolutely abused the first one so I was OK with it kicking the bucket!); but all the rest are going strong and fine. They do not get daily heavy usage; but they certainly get used...
AEG on the other hand...I think you could buy nearly all the Ozito tools I have for the price of the circular saw and a 5Ah battery...and I just about frisbee'd it down the street because the blade came out of square as I was doing a crucial cut through a 32mm MDF board. I won't go into the animated back and forth with AEG...
However my two cents says I would buy all the Ozito tools I have over any other brand (with the exception of the router; and even then that is only because it is underpowered and doesn't have a 1/2 inch collet).
All the AEG tools I have I would buy decent brands (not Ozito). Each to their own - I am just a weekend warrior handyman and this is just my humble opinion! - but I am switching to DeWalt for those. I love my AEG dishwasher; credit where it's due.
Main point: Ozito are great! Love them. Whenever I see someone scoffing about their Dyson vacuun cleaner I think about how I could buy a dozen Ozito vacuums and a VERY NICE bottle of single malt for that money
@woodenwookiemy thought on Ozito tools is they are good for small jobs around the home. You get what you pay for I suppose. Unfortunately this is a new attitude toward the brand. The reason for this is due to my whipper snipper/edger suddenly dying after only owning it for 23 months. So for now I can't afford to purchase a new one, I am trimming my lawn edges with scissors. But hey, it happens.... sometimes
Hi @SamanthaJ - Ozito tools have a 3 year replacement warranty for domestic use. Take it back, with the receipt if you still have it, cheers Deb
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