Metabo TS 254 Site Saw - A Power Tool Spy Exclusive
Posted by Mark Hunter - January 15, 2013
Another week in January, another world exclusive from our Power Tool Spy.
This time it's from our friends at Metabo who've "accidentally" dropped a portfolio of info on their brand new folding table saw.
It's called the Metabo TS 254 (click to buy).
We've got the exclusive on what you guys can look forward to buying from Toolstop very soon. In the meantime, check out the spec and photos below, and head on over to Toolstop TV via this link to see a video of the saw in action.
- Safety first - restart protection after power loss, 2-point dust extraction
- Durability - soft-start technology to protect gearing, motor overload protection and die cast stand with tubular frame
- Productivity - 2.0KW motor, tool-less adjustment of riving knife, auto-setback after undercut and 2 working heights
A key safety feature from the above list is motor overload protection. As we already know, heat is the enemy of our power tools. Metabo knows this and has added a tech feature to the TS 254 that monitor's the motor's ambient temperature, cutting power to the motor when it reaches a certain heat level.
This not only protects the motor from damage, but protects you, the user, too.
- Cutting height @ 90º: 87mm
- Cutting height @ 45º: 50mm
- Rip capacity: 630mm
- Saw blade: 254mm, 40 teeth
- Weight: 33.4kg
That's about all we know so far, but check out the video above.
In terms of the features, we already know how well Metabo's dust extraction performs (click for video), so we've no doubt the TS 254 will keep up that great reputation.
As you can see from the images above, it looks like it's a highly portable saw, so you'll be able to easily get it from the back of your van or car onto and around the job site, where it's going to perform very well for you indeed, with a max. capacity at 90º of 87mm, which is a big, solid cut for a mobile saw.
Add to that the safety features outlined above, we reckon this is one you'll want to consider adding to your job site arsenal in 2013.
Let us know what you think of the Metabo TS 254 in the comments below, and be sure to SHARE this article with your power tool-loving friends using the Share buttons.
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