Mitre Saws

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Frank

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I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with
Inmes mitre saws and other equipment by this company
Are they reputable and do they warranty their products?
 

stud d

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I have a friend that has purchased one in the last year. He had an issue with the clamping system. He was sent the part and it went smoothly from there. He loves it and he was very happy that they were so repsonsive when something went wrong. It is a sincle miter saw. Everything is self contained in the unit, the suction and motor are in the base. A very kwiet machine, and the foot print is jusat a hair bigger than a chopper. This is grea, because you can cut tons more moulding with a saw than chopper. I think it was in the neighbohood of $1500? That is a guess, so please dont kwote me.

But thumbs up from him.

PL
 

Karen

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Frank, I purchased a Inmes IM 30 MP at the Atlanta trade show and absolutely love it. It is very quiet and the vacume is great, I can actually hold a conversation without having to shout to the others in the room. The only thing I have had a problem with is that after having it a week we had a major accident. While cutting some moulding (soft wood) the saw blade broke and ate up the left guard fence, metal went flying everywhere and luckily no one was hurt. Pam Fasteners was who we bought it through so that we could talk to a person if we had problems, they were great, I sent digital pictures and they forwarded them to Inmes. Now for the problem, we know that we did everything right and was cutting the moulding correctly and safely but Inmes says that we must have made a mistake and that it will not warrenty the fence and blade and that if we need another that they would give us a "discount". Everyone who has seen the blade has said that the blade broke because of a weak spot in the metal. We did replace the fence and put a Quality Saw Blade on and now it works fine but I'm out one saw blade and if I have to buy another it will not be from Inmes. Sometimes things like this happen but now I wonder if they will guarentee any part of the saw, blade, fences, etc. if something else happens. Makes me very nervous when a company won't stand behind their product and wants to blame the customer even when pictures can tell the story.
 

Bandsaw

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What was the "mistake" that the saw company says you made?

Could you post pictures of the accident showing the damage to the fence and the blade.

I'm a saw guy from a long way back and very interested in safety.

This story scares me.
 
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Echoing Bandsaw's response...I've been in various businesses related to cutting wood and have never heard of a blade breaking. Losing a tooth ot two, getting jammed, overheating, warping, but never actually breaking.
 
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We had the guard holder break on a radial arm saw and the cast aluminum housing was jammed into the blade. The blade got bent and lost a couple of teeth but I would not call it broken. A broken blade sounds like a manufacturing defect to me.
 

QuickDraw

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I worked for a number of years as a tool designer for one of the larger manufacturer of both custom and productions saws, routers and cutter heads. Saw blades are interesting creatures and can have some interesting characteristics. While the type failure you describe is usually indicative of a catastrophic, tramatic collision with a foreign object (such as a fence, nail, nut, wrench etc. often buried in manufactured wood such as MDF, Plywood, etc.., it can also come as a result of hardening, and manufacturing inconsistencies in the blade. If the blade material is too hard for instance it becomes brittle and any side load/deflection could cause it to shatter, if it is too soft, a similar scenario may deflect it into your fence. Remember all things are made of manufactured parts all of which have tolerances and specifications and can be outside of those. I would also love to see the photos of what happened in your case.
 

Rusted One

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Frank, I purchased a Inmes IM 30 MP at the Atlanta trade show and absolutely love it. It is very quiet and the vacume is great, I can actually hold a conversation without having to shout to the others in the room. The only thing I have had a problem with is that after having it a week we had a major accident. While cutting some moulding (soft wood) the saw blade broke and ate up the left guard fence, metal went flying everywhere and luckily no one was hurt. Pam Fasteners was who we bought it through so that we could talk to a person if we had problems, they were great, I sent digital pictures and they forwarded them to Inmes. Now for the problem, we know that we did everything right and was cutting the moulding correctly and safely but Inmes says that we must have made a mistake and that it will not warrenty the fence and blade and that if we need another that they would give us a "discount". Everyone who has seen the blade has said that the blade broke because of a weak spot in the metal. We did replace the fence and put a Quality Saw Blade on and now it works fine but I'm out one saw blade and if I have to buy another it will not be from Inmes. Sometimes things like this happen but now I wonder if they will guarentee any part of the saw, blade, fences, etc. if something else happens. Makes me very nervous when a company won't stand behind their product and wants to blame the customer even when pictures can tell the story.
After all this time, how is this saw performing if you still have it???
 
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