Metabo KGS216M - Top 5 Things You Need to Know

It's always exciting when a favourite power tool gets a refresh, and that's exactly what Metabo did for the KGS216M slide compound mitre saw (click for our best price!). We wrote a full report on the updates which you can read here.

In this short guide we'll share with you the Top 5 Things you need to know about the saw, starting with our quick Toolstop TV video!

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#1 - It's Been Improved for 2015

Ok, we're half way through 2015, but it certainly bears repeating, this was already a fanastically popular saw, but now it's even better. And the spec matches the improvements.

  • Maximum cutting width 90/45: 305 mm/205 mm
  • Maximum cutting depth at 90/45: 65 mm/36 mm
  • Maximum cross-section of the workpiece
    • Straight cut 90/90: 305 x 65 mm
    • Double mitre 45/45: 205 x 36 mm 

#2 - It’s very portable

It might be not the first thing you think about when you’re shopping for a new mitre saw, but Metabo has you covered either way.

Metabo KGS216M Laser Slide 216mm Compound Mitre Saw
The KGS216M weighs in at just 13.5kg and it benefits from improved ergonomics on the saw head lock and carry handle meaning that’s it’s even easier to get in and out of the van.

#3 - It’s very powerful.

Metabo don't skimp on the motors in their mitre saws, with the KGS216M benefiting from a powerful 1500W motor, pumping out an idling revolution speed of 5000rpmand 3750rpm at rated load.
metabo kgd216m

Now, in practical terms, this will allow you a maximum cutting depth of 65mm @ 90 on pieces up to 305mm wide.

#4 -  It’s all about precision.

Measure twice, cut once, right? The KGS216M is all about making sure you cut accurately first time, every time.

For example, in the new 2015 model, Metabo has moved the laser guide and LED light on the saw to make sure you can clearly see your cutting line.
metabo kgs216m 2015 update, better laser and led position
The laser is now at the front of the saw blade, away from the dust created by your cut.

This helps keep it clean, ensuring that you'll always clearly and easily see the laser line on your workpiece before you cut. And now the LED job light is positioned to the right of the blade, again away from cutting debris, keeping it clean and bright. This all certainly helps with your cutting accuracy, especially when you need to work in poorly lit areas.

#5 - It has fantastic dust extraction

We all know how important dust extraction is on the job site, so Metabo has redesigned the 2015 KGS216M so that the dust extraction scoop is even more efficient at guiding the dust from your cuts towards the extraction port.
metabo kgs216m has better dust extraction in the 2015 model

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All in all, we feel Metabo has made an already fanastic slide compound mitre saw even better this year, but be sure to check out our review blog post to get all the details on why this is a great upgrade for you in 2015.

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