Mounting saws find a wide scope in everyday life and the construction industry. The tool is appreciated by specialists for its high performance, accuracy and ease of use. Electric appliances combine mobility and the ability to cut at different angles. Mounting saws are equipped with a work table on which a clamping device (vise) is installed. The Russian market has a wide range of models with different prices and characteristics. To choose the most functional tool at an affordable price, you should listen to the recommendations of our experts.

Selection Guide


Power. Mounting saws are equipped with electric motors with different power.

  1. Saws with powerful motors (2.5-3.5 kW) are most often used in professional activities. Models with a three-phase electric motor have maximum performance. A distinctive feature of powerful saws are large blades.
  2. If you plan to use the tool in the country, then it is better to choose a mobile device with a power of 1.5-2.5 kW.


Max disc diameter. The depth of cut and the productivity of the tool depend on the diameter of the saw blade. In production facilities, you can find equipment with a diameter of up to 400 mm. For domestic needs, a disk with a diameter of 180 … 305 mm is selected.


Mounting hole size. Mounting saws use shafts of different sizes. When choosing a cutting disc, it is important to consider the bore diameter. It must match the size of the hole on the disc. If the disk has a large mounting diameter, then the use of adapter bushings is allowed. Household models have a landing diameter of 22.2-25.4 mm. The industrial tool is equipped with discs with a hole of 25.4-32 mm.


Safety. During the operation of the mounting saw, a lot of sparks, chips and abrasive are generated. When the disk is abruptly fed at high speed, there is a risk of rupture of the web, which is a very dangerous incident for others. Therefore, a protective cover is a mandatory element of safety. On many modern models, sliding covers are installed that change their position depending on the height of the saw blade.


Additional options. To increase the service life of the saw, as well as for convenience during operation, manufacturers equip the tool with a number of additional options.

  1. A laser marker helps cut the workpiece accurately.
  2. Soft start allows you to reduce the load on the power grid by reducing the amount of starting current. The impact on the tool is weakened, its service life is extended.
  3. The presence of electronic engine protection saves the mounting saw from failure when the cutting disc is jammed. This option will protect the motor from combustion in a number of emergency situations.
  4. The spindle lock is used to lock the shaft in order to change the blade.

Expertology teamed up with Rankquality.com to review the top 11 chain saws. All these models are sold in the Russian trade network. When distributing places, the editorial staff of the expertology journal relied on the opinion of the expert community and feedback from Russian consumers.

Rating of the best mounting saws

BOSCH GCD 12 JL

Rating: 4.9


BOSCH GCD 12 JL

The professional mounting saw BOSCH GCD 12 JL has a number of advantages that helped it win in our review. Powerful (2 kW) low-speed (1500 rpm) motor allows you to easily cut thick-walled workpieces. The laser guidance system is responsible for the accuracy of the cut. For the safety of the operator, the manufacturer installed a sliding cover that smoothly lowers to the base. When using a disc with a diameter of 305 mm, the cutting depth reaches 85 mm with a width of 158 mm. The landing size of the tool should be 25 mm. The developers have provided the ability to rotate the cutting part by 45 degrees. Experts highly appreciated the build quality and soft start.

Professional installers speak flatteringly about the working qualities of the BOSCH GCD 12 JL saw. The disadvantage of the model is the high price.

Advantages

  • high performance;
  • rotary mechanism;
  • laser marker;
  • smooth start.

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DeWALT D28715

Rating: 4.8


DeWALT D28715

The silver of our rating is received by the American development DeWALT D28715. The experts liked the ratio of price, build quality and performance. The model is equipped with a powerful (2.2 kW) high-speed (4000 rpm) motor, for which a soft start is installed. The saw can be equipped with a disc with a diameter of up to 355 mm (seat size 25 mm). The cutting depth is 130 mm and the width is 200 mm. The manufacturer has provided electronic engine protection, spindle lock for quick tool replacement. Thanks to the swivel design, it is possible to cut workpieces at an angle of 45 degrees. A small weight (18.5 kg) should be added to the asset of the model.

Domestic users are satisfied with the power, build quality, ease of use. The disadvantages include noisy operation and a short cable.

Advantages

  • high power;
  • quality assembly;
  • the possibility of fastening to the table;
  • convenience in work.

Flaws

  • noisy work.

AEG SMT 355

Rating: 4.7


AEG SMT 355

It is very convenient to work with the AEG SMT 355 mounting saw. Experts appreciated the quick clamping of workpieces, a convenient swivel mechanism (up to 45 degrees). The powerful motor (2.3 kW) allows the use of large discs (up to 355 mm). The depth and width of the cut are limited to 125 mm. Therefore, experts consider the use of a saw to work with pipes and profiles to be the best option. The cutting table is durable and stable. Rubber feet do not allow the tool to slide during operation.

The reviews are dominated by positive ratings from users. They praise the model for power and ease of use, cutting accuracy and a long power cord. But the lack of a smooth ride and a bad native disk did not allow the German saw to take a higher place.

Advantages

  • high performance;
  • precise cut;
  • quick angle adjustment;
  • long power cord.

Flaws

  • no soft start;
  • bad sawing native disk.

BOSCH GCO 14-24J

Rating: 4.6


BOSCH GCO 14-24J

The German tool BOSCH GCO 14-24 J is able to cope with the most complex tasks. It looks more powerful (2.4 kW) than its fellow winner. The manufacturer installed a new design clutch, due to which the disc wears out more slowly (by about 20%). Experts praised the model for resistance to overloads, the presence of a soft start option and an affordable price. The working part rotates up to 45 degrees. The mounting saw shows a deep cut (up to 196 mm) when using a blade with a diameter of 355 mm. But the landing size of the snap should be 25.4 mm. The spindle lock helps to quickly replace the disk.

The tool is inferior to the review leader in cutting accuracy, it does not have a laser marker. While the saw is not in high demand.

Advantages

  • high power;
  • slow disc wear;
  • deep cut;
  • smooth start.

Flaws

  • few users;
  • no laser marker.

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ELITECH PM 3040T

Rating: 4.5


ELITECH PM 3040T

The Russian-Chinese mounting saw ELITECH PM 3040T finds a wide scope of application. It is suitable for both professional and home use. The tool does an excellent job of cutting black rolled products. The manufacturer installed a three-phase motor with a power of 3 kW, which allows you to work with large discs with a diameter of up to 400 mm (seat size 32 mm). In terms of mobility, the model is inferior to the leaders of the review, since the weight of the tool reaches 49 kg. The experts did not like the hard drive belts that most users change out of the box.

The saw earned praise from Russian installers for its asynchronous motor, affordable price, and high power. They consider rigid belts and connection only to a 380 V power network as disadvantages.

Advantages

  • high power;
  • long cable (3 m);
  • democratic price;
  • large saw blade.

Flaws

  • hard belts;
  • great weight.

CALIBER PO-2300/380A

Rating: 4.4


CALIBER PO-2300/380A

Another Russian-Chinese saw with an operating voltage of 380 V was in the TOP-6 of our review. Model CALIBER PO-2300/380A is designed for sawing metal blanks of various shapes and thicknesses. A disc with a diameter of 400 mm (seat size 25.4 mm) is used as a cutting tool. The manufacturer has provided the ability to rotate the saw blade up to 45 degrees. To prevent engine damage, the developers proposed a torque belt transmission. Since the weight of the tool is quite large (52 kg), 4 wheels are installed on the bed. Thanks to the long handle, the cutting depth can be adjusted smoothly and precisely.

The most common saw problem, according to users, is the quick failure of the start button. Due to its melting, the fuse is activated.

Advantages

  • high power;
  • mobility;
  • big disk;
  • long handle.

Flaws

  • big weight;
  • button lights up.

Makita LW1401

Rating: 4.3


MAKITA LW1401

Makita LW1401 mounting saw can cut various building materials. The experts liked the comfortable operation provided by the D-handle. The saw table has a reliable clamping device, it is characterized by high strength and stability. A powerful motor (2.2 kW) allows you to work with a disc with a diameter of 355 mm. However, the cutting depth is only 70 mm. The disc must be selected with a mounting hole of 25.4 mm. For a quick change of equipment, the manufacturer has provided a spindle lock. The weight of the tool is 16.6 kg.

Domestic users appreciated the speed and convenience of cutting. However, thick-walled pipes (80×80 mm thickness 7 mm) are very difficult to cut. The downside of the model is the lack of a soft start.

Advantages

  • convenience in work;
  • good power;
  • spindle lock;
  • precise cut.

Flaws

  • no soft start;
  • difficult to cut thick-walled pipes.

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Metabo CS 23-355

Rating: 4.3


Metabo CS 23-355

Experts refer to the Metabo CS 23-355 mounting saw as a professional tool. It is driven by a 2.3 kW electric motor, which speeds up to 4100 rpm. The specialists liked the safety and low weight (16.9 kg), the ease of use and good performance. To cool the motor, the developers installed ventilation. Reliable fixing of preparations is provided by a quick-clamping vice. It is possible to rotate the cutting part at an angle of up to 45 degrees. The role of equipment can be played by discs with a maximum diameter of 355 mm and a seat size of 25.4 mm.

Users are satisfied with the power, safety, ergonomics of the saw. The owners lack such modern options as a laser and soft start. The native disk is not suitable for work.

Advantages

  • good performance;
  • ergonomics;
  • safety;
  • motor ventilation.

Flaws

  • no number of options
  • bad disk included.

VORTEX OP-355/2200

Rating: 4.2


VORTEX OP-355/2200

The Russian development VORTEX OP-355/2200 has several attractive points. The chain saw is sold at an affordable price, it has good power (2.2 kW) and performance. Experts praised the model for its compactness, stability and safety. The asset of the tool should include a small weight (13.6 kg), a convenient location of the start button, an ergonomic handle. The model is optimally suited for solving a number of everyday tasks.

Many domestic users of the saw had two kinds of impressions. On the one hand, I was pleasantly surprised by a reliable electric motor and a durable gearbox. The vise and protective cover look decent (although there is no sliding section). But on the other hand, the manufacturer saved on the frame, options, and there are enough minor flaws.

Advantages

  • powerful reliable motor;
  • durable gearbox;
  • good vise;
  • sustainability.

Flaws

  • flimsy bed;
  • no soft start.

Zitrek PM-2300

Rating: 4.1


Zitrek PM-2300

The Zitrek PM-2300 budget saw will help you quickly and accurately cut a metal workpiece at home. This model is affordable, it is equipped with a powerful electric motor (2.3 kW). Thanks to a well-thought-out design, the tool carries out a sufficiently deep (125 mm) and wide (160 mm) cut. Experts highly appreciated the even cut, which not all famous models have. Experts advise immediately replacing the native disk with better equipment. The disadvantages of the product include the lack of a soft start and a short power cord.

All owners of the Czech saw, without saying a word, write that the device cuts like clockwork. At the same time, the quality of the cut is at a high level. Users are also unanimous in the fact that the manufacturer should install a soft start and lengthen the wire.

Advantages

  • quick cut;
  • even cut;
  • good power;
  • quality assembly.

Flaws

  • bad disk included;
  • no soft start.

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ELITECH PM 1218

Rating: 4.0


ELITECH PM 1218

If you need to cut metal pipes with a diameter of up to 50 mm, then you can opt for an inexpensive mounting saw ELITECH PM 1218. Experts were surprised at the lightness (5.5 kg) and compactness of the model. The tool is equipped with a disk with a diameter of 180 mm (landing size 22.2 mm), the device has an inclined cutting part (45 degrees). The small power (1.2 kW) electric motor copes with the tasks at the expense of a very high speed (5000 rpm). The asset of the saw should include a long power cord (3 m) and ease of operation.

For a number of reasons, the product was on the last line of our review. First of all, users complain about the weak frame and backlash in the design. The motor starts very sharply, so the soft start option suggests itself. But for such a price, many shortcomings are forgiven.

Advantages

  • ease;
  • compactness;
  • low price;
  • long wire.

Flaws

  • no soft start;
  • weak stand.