Finally you’re stepping up and getting a real mans saw!
Seriously though, over the years I have seen too many tradesmen struggling with daft little mitre saws. Flip over saws are the dogs gonads and can pretty much do anything, on site or off. Check out my articles on flip saws for more info.
I’ve had my DW743 for years and I use it all the time, on everything from heavy framing or roofing work, right down to fine finishing works with tiny trims.
Right, on with the show, drum roll please….and here they are, introducing…
The top three best saws in the Flip Over Saw Hall of Fame!
No 1: The DeWALT D27105/7
The DeWalt D27107 (240v) and the D27105 (110v) flip over saw’s massive 305mm blade means an impressive 155mm depth of cut. This latest generation of flip saw combines the old tried and tested designs and modern manufacturing techniques and more advanced materials.
Read all the specs for the D27105 here.
No 2: The Makita LF1000
The new LF1000 from Makita offers a significant cost saving over its rivals. Its 260mm blade is powered by a 1650w 240v motor designed to cut tricky material and hard wood.
It’s legs fold away legs fits easily into a van or even a carboot. Aluminium is used extensively, including both the base and table, which gives superb rigidity and accuracy. Conversion is also quick and easy.
Read all the specs for the LF1000 here.
No 3: The evergreen DeWALT DW743
Last but definitely not least and arguably the ‘daddy’ of them all. Based on the tried and tested Elu design of yore. Indestructible. Powerful and capable machine suitable for just about anything.
You can read my huge review of the DW743 here…
Sold in big numbers just about everywhere, and the DW743 is still available from Tooled Up.
OK, thats the saws, let me know if you think that there is a flip over saw missing!
In case you stumbled in here wanting to know what flip over saws (or flip saws as some call them) are, I’ll briefly explain. A flipover saw is a dual purpose machine that is both a compound mitre saw and when flipped over, a table saw complete with fence.
Flip saws are mostly aimed at the pro market but plenty find their way into the home workshop because of the space saved by not having two machines. This means that the design of most of the flip over saws on the market today is tough and very capable of handling most woodworking jobs.
There are others and I know that Silverline and McAllister also make them, but I feel that we should stick to the pro versions (sorry, don’t sue me!). Feel free to let me know if you know of a flip over saw that should be on this list.
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