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Offline neeleman

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New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« on: March 11, 2016, 03:01 PM »
In Europe Metabo has released a new Sliding Compound Mitre Saw: KGSV 72 Xact SYM.
It's a mix (copy) of the Kapex and Symmetric (NAINA).
Looks very nice to me. Have a look at the video and you'll understand.
I think Metabo recently is designing some good stuff.
Maybe it will be my second supplier of (battery powered) tools.


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Offline waho6o9

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2016, 03:17 PM »
Impressive 

Offline Nigel

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 03:20 PM »
  The Kapex is dead......

Offline Holmz

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016, 03:32 PM »
If it is as good as my drill, then it should be great.

Offline Davej

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2016, 03:40 PM »
Looks very good. Might have to sell my 254 plus and buy this
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Offline bobfog

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2016, 03:55 PM »
Looks very nice! Price dependent, could be a massive competitor/solution to the Kapex.

Offline Davej

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2016, 03:58 PM »
 it could be the holy grail of scms.
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Offline overanalyze

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2016, 05:05 PM »
That is pretty cool. I wonder if this will land in the U.S.

Offline Lemwise

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2016, 05:31 PM »
Metabo isn't really thought of as pro gear in The Netherlands and when I need a tool it certainly isn't a brand that I would consider. For some reason it has a very distinct DIY image. This saw however looks very nice indeed.

Offline Alex

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2016, 05:41 PM »
That looks like a very nice saw. But what a blatant copy of the Kapex and the Symmetric. Not that I'm against copying, not at all, it will only lead to more innovation, but they should send Festool a fruit basket or a gift certificate or something like that .....

Offline tms0425

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2016, 05:42 PM »
Very impressive, if it has durability to match. May be time to sell my Kapex while it still runs [unsure]

Any idea on the price point?

Offline mastercabman

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2016, 05:43 PM »
40 lbs?   Yeah I want it!!!!!
I don't understand!?! I keep cutting it,and it's still too short!

Offline Holmz

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2016, 05:52 PM »
That looks like a very nice saw. But what a blatant copy of the Kapex and the Symmetric. Not that I'm against copying, not at all, it will only lead to more innovation, but they should send Festool a fruit basket or a gift certificate or something like that .....

Hopefully they left out the motor failure mode.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2016, 05:55 PM »
Metabo isn't really thought of as pro gear in The Netherlands and when I need a tool it certainly isn't a brand that I would consider. For some reason it has a very distinct DIY image. This saw however looks very nice indeed.

Don't know where you get this idea, because it isn't true at all. Metabo is well respected as a pro brand here.

And Metabo certainly is generally considered Pro down here too. You do not find it in the Big chain Hardware Stores frequented by DIYs here.

Re this new Metabo Saw, so far I am very impressed, except the fence casting (or is it stamped)  to me looks thinner than I would have expected. Also, is this saw Chinese or German built? Metabo have their own manufacturing plants both in Germany and China.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2016, 07:14 PM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Lemwise

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2016, 06:03 PM »
Calm down guys, no need to get offended. Let me put it this way, in my line of work it isn't considered a pro brand.

Offline bobfog

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2016, 06:08 PM »
Calm down guys, no need to get offended. Let me put it this way, in my line of work it isn't considered a pro brand.

What line of work are you in? Metabo are professional power tools by any measure, ergo if they're not considered pro quality in your line of work, your line of work must not require professional power tools!

Offline Festoolfootstool

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2016, 06:11 PM »
Calm down guys, no need to get offended. Let me put it this way, in my line of work it isn't considered a pro brand.

I  don't think are a pro brand in the uk. they used to sell rebadged lurem before they went bust but I don't know what they made themselves if anything

things do seem to have changed, maybe some new cash has been injected
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Offline rizzoa13

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2016, 06:13 PM »
That is such rediculously perfect timing. Im going to look into importing that thing right now.

Offline Lemwise

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2016, 06:15 PM »
What line of work are you in? Metabo are professional power tools by any measure, ergo if they're not considered pro quality in your line of work, your line of work must not require professional power tools!
I'm a joiner and I've worked on shipyards for the past 16 years. I work with wood and power tools every single day. Pro enough for you?

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2016, 06:19 PM »
Those wondering about the history, size and background of Metabo may wish to read -
http://www.metabo.com.au/History.31121.0.html
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Offline Jak147

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2016, 06:22 PM »
Wow looks like some Festool patents may have expired!!

I'm afraid I have to agree with lemwise on this one. While metabo are no way in the black and decker category of tools, I don't think they are trade rated either. Certainly not site rated the way dewalt or Makita are and the kit lacks the fineness of Festool.

I have very little actual hands on experience with them so could be completely wrong but it's just not a brand that I would consider if looking for a new toy.

 

Offline bobfog

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2016, 06:24 PM »
What line of work are you in? Metabo are professional power tools by any measure, ergo if they're not considered pro quality in your line of work, your line of work must not require professional power tools!
I'm a joiner and I've worked on shipyards for the past 16 years. I work with wood and power tools every single day. Pro enough for you?

I wasn't actually questioning your profession, it was a thinly veiled dig at the fact you're opinion of Metabo is clearly erroneous. But you obviously missed that.

I have in my tool collection Festool, Makita, Hitachi, Dewalt, Milwaukee, AEG, Metabo, Bosch, Mafell, Fein and more. Metabo is absolutely far nearer the top in terms of quality than the bottom.

Offline Festoolfootstool

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2016, 06:28 PM »
I had no idea they were german, I had not given it any thought, I did think the router they used to sell of808? was made by another company.
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Offline rizzoa13

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2016, 06:28 PM »
Yea I'll have to agree. Metabo is some serious kit in these woods. Most metabo stuff in the US is for metal working pros. I've got some of the woodworking stuff and it's much more solidly built than a certain brand.

Offline Brandon

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2016, 06:31 PM »
I'd like to get my hands on that here in the US. I've been looking to replace my Kapex in a fear of a second motor failure. I have a Bosch also but it is getter older and also weighs a half a million pounds.
And, I agree with others that Metabo can produce top quality tools. I have had to replace both my top and bottom trim routers in my Holzher edgebander and both came direct from Holzher and they are Metabo. $1,200 a piece though so they'd better be good.

Offline Brandon

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2016, 06:35 PM »
That is such rediculously perfect timing. Im going to look into importing that thing right now.
If you find a way to import one please let me know

Offline Festoolfootstool

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2016, 06:40 PM »
What did bowl me over was learning a few days ago that mafell drills are made by metabo
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Offline bobfog

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2016, 06:43 PM »
What did bowl me over was learning a few days ago that mafell drills are made by metabo

Exactly. It's a big statement when a company like Mafell, whose quality/reputation is the yardstick for power tools across the world, trust Metabo enough to put their name on their drills. Not bad for a company who apparently aren't considered "pro", well at least not in shipyards...

Offline rizzoa13

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2016, 07:01 PM »
I have the metabo version of those drills and they're the best drills I've ever touched.

Offline Lemwise

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Re: New Metabo Sliding compound mitre saw
« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2016, 07:03 PM »
I have the metabo version of those drills and they're the best drills I've ever touched.
That could also mean you haven't touched a lot of drills [tongue]