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Metabo TS 254 Circular Saw Review - Compact. Well designed. Powerful.

25.01 2022 19:01
Compact. Well designed. Cleverly thought out. Powerful.
Once you get the saw out of the back of your van, you immediately see how much you’re going to enjoy using it. Weighing in at a more-than-manageable 33.4kg, it’s not going to strain your back. Then simply pull up the handle, lock it with a twist, and you’re ready to wheel the saw wherever you need it to be.
 

 
Features of the Metabo TS254
Obviously, the perceived challenge is getting a saw like the TS254 actually set up and ready to cut.
  • Step 1: The handle you’ve been using to pull the saw about on its wheels is also one of its legs. Simply pull out the other leg, using the red button to lock it in place
  • Step 2: From the other side of the saw, you reach underneath, releasing the clips holding each of the legs, pulling them down into positions
  • Step 3: Remove the dust extraction pipe from the leg, locking the leg in place with the red button
  • Step 4: You’ve now got a table saw

It’s worth pointing out, however, that a great benefit of this saw is that you can use it without the legs extended, allowing you to work at almost ground level should you need to. Another key benefit of the Metabo TS254 site saw is the fact that all the tools you need to safely use it are all in one place, built into the body of the saw itself. The blade guard is located on the right-hand side of the saw, detach from its holder, and clip onto the slot above the blade. The guide fence is located below the blade guard. Detach and slot it onto the table, locking it in place with the red handle.


It also features the ability to extend in or out as needed. A cross-cutting fence is also supplied, and like before, is built right into the body of the saw. Look for it on the left-hand side

Safety when using a saw like the TS254 is paramount. Hence you must use a push stick when appropriate. Yet it’s likely you’ve, at one time or another, lost, your saws push stick. Metabo has considered this, and like the guide fence and blade guard, has built the stick into the body of the saw. The color red is key, the push stick being so colored and housed directly in front of you when you cut.

Adjusting the TS254’s Blade:
The Metabo TS254’s blade is set in the down position for transportation. Adjusting it so that you can make a cut is very easy to do. Again, look for the color red; the blade adjuster sits at the front of the saw with a red knob. Wind the red knob until you’ve got the blade set to the desired height. Similarly to adjust the angle of the cut, turn the adjuster wheel until you’ve set the blade to the angle you wish to cut, clearly marked on the scale.

Build Quality and Capacities:
The TS254 not only boasts great portability but also features the benefit of great build quality. The stand and tubular frame of the saw are made of die-cast steel. Dust extraction, which Metabo is good at, is a great feature with the extraction tube built into the table, and the tabletop, while being tough and able to handle a knock, also offers a smooth surface for your workpieces to glide over; no resistance.

Specs:
Max cutting height 90/45° - 87mm/50mm
Rip capacity - 630mm
Cutting speed - 56m/s
Max. cutting width at parallel guide - 630mm 
Saw Blade - Ø 254 x 30 mm 
Blade Swivel Range - 1,5° bis 46,5°
 

Safety and Productivity:
Metabo makes it clear on their website what the TS254 site saw offers you in terms of safety and productivity, two areas that should be on the top of your list of benefits when buying a saw like this.

For your safety:
Fast motor brake brings the saw blade to a standstill in just 3 seconds
No-volt release switch – prevents accidental startup of the machine after a power cut
Dual-port dust extraction for low dust working

For your productivity:
High torque 2,200 Watt motor with electronic overload protection
Riving knife that can be lowered without needing tools for short setup times
Automatic resetting to 0 – 45 ° after undercuts
 
We thank our fellow UK source: https://www.tolstop.co.uk/blog/tool-reviews/metabo-ts254-table-saw-review

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