In the test, the Batavia Tauchsäge T-Raxx
In the test, the Batavia Tauchsäge T-Raxx
T-Raxx - to a name that evokes the dangerous dinosaur T-Rex and probably remember. And indeed Batavia also used the image of a T-Rex in the logo of the machine. "Why" should be clear: the T-Rex is a voracious predator with a huge bite force. Similar properties are to be attributed to the plunge-cut saw T-Raxx. Whether this is indeed so, our review will show.
We have taken the Batavia T-Raxx under the microscope and tested. The first impression in space-saving aluminum case already what makes her and lets hope for a quality product. We are anxious to see if the spell "nice outside, but ugly inside" one or at least is still more behind the beautiful packaging.
In addition, in use: the right guide rail of Batavia, which even takes place in three parts in the luggage place.
Contents: Batavia Tauchsäge T-Raxx in Test
- Technical specifications
- An instruction manual that explains the accessories
- A case for the T-Raxx - space-saving and noble
- A first glance will hardly questions and desired
- A practical test with Power
- Batavia T-Raxx on the guide rail
- Conclusion - the circular saw Batavia T-Raxx plays in the top league
- Manufacturer video
|Power supply:||230 V AC 50 Hz|
|Idle speed:||2000 - 5300 min-1|
|Max. Cutting depth 90 ° with guide rail:||54 mm|
|Max. Cutting depth 90 ° without guide rail:||54 mm|
|Max. Cutting depth 45 ° with guide rail:||38 mm|
|Max. Cutting depth 45 ° without guide rail:||42 mm|
|Degree setting:||from 0 ° to 48 °|
|Blade diameter:||Ø 165 mm|
|Drilling:||Ø 20 mm|
|Weight including suitcase and saw blade.:||9.2 kg|
An instruction manual that explains the accessories
An instruction manual is intended to give guidance on the operation. Exactly they met. Although the mandatory safety instructions are important and must be, it is no exaggeration Batavia with four sides. The properties of T-Raxx be named and explained. Here we learn not only that the circular saw has a soft start, current limiting and a constant speed, but also "Why", The explanations which speed is used for what are very helpful.
The individual functions and settings are described. All easy to understand and with small images. Who next for purchasing additional accessories such as guide rails or the rip fence, is also information on use and equipment here. The manual does not seem too and informs nearly as well as factual.
A case for the T-Raxx - space-saving and noble
Perfect fit and really classy, the packaging of the T-Raxx designed. As outer packaging, there is a box which shows all necessary and envelops the actual case. Here, no resources are wasted, and even the case handle is used to wearing.
The case itself leaves a fine impression and does not use more space than necessary. The interior is fit and the saw can be used well. In addition, it offers well useless and lockable caps. It would be desirable a holder for a spare blade. As a small improvement, the not quite central handle could attach, the suitcase while wearing a tendency by some, but this does not limit the benefits.
economical packagingall necessary informationspace-saving storagesomewhat offset handle
A first glance will hardly questions and desired
The first look at the Batavia T-Raxx shows many levers, terminals and settings and the desire for the manual comes on. After closer inspection, however much self-explanatory and the first functions to be examined. Here, the T-Raxx amazingly well located despite the heavy impression in the hand and is not as hard as expected noticeable. Although the lockout is still a little stiff, but the saw can easily lead to the immersion and comes back alone to its original position. For an exact depth of immersion there is a well-read scale, as well as to adjust the miter angle. Exactly how they work, the subsequent field test will show.
many levers and settings
Interestingly, a small shift lever on the handle, whose exact function is explained the instructions and is quite practical. Three settings regulate the depth of immersion and allow the normal Tauchsägefunktion, a 2 mm deep scribe-section or an automatic locking for changing the saw blade. This function is tested immediately and the lock proves very handy as well. The immersion depth is accurately maintained so that the clamping screw can be solved easily. The easily accessible spindle supports a saw blade changes within 50 seconds.
In addition, we discover on the base plate two clamping screws for a parallel stop which unfortunately is not included. However, a circular saw for use of a guide rail is predestined which we also use and for which there is more leverage and locking knobs. but more on that later.
The cable length is good sized with 3 m and leaves enough room to move. Leeway makes the T-Raxx also in woodworking and the associated speed. the speed between 2000 via a rotary switch can be - regulate 5300 min-1 and the electronics also provides on average for a constant speed. The electronics also controls the soft start and protects the saw from overheating. A current limit completes the full-wave electronics and thus the very good quality.
miter angleCutting depth adjustmentenables working close to edges
Striking is the slightly angled vacuum cleaner connection, which is quite reasonable. On the one hand it permits working close to edges and on the other hand it performs the hose in the direction of the operator who is in front of the cut material. Thus, the suction hose out of the way and run away from the machine. An additional angle allows for further orientation and use of other tubing sizes.
Before it goes to the first saw cuts it can be said that the first impression is very positive. Everything is high quality and neither ease nor the technical equipment can be desired. In this area, the track saw Batavia T-Raxx can absolutely score.
A practical test with Power
Plug into the socket and a first (soft) start. The term Smooth start is not an exaggeration - 4 seconds to Höchtsdrehzahl the starting time is perhaps a bit too "gently", Especially when at the same time the workshop sucker starts, the very low T-Raxx is quickly ignored and the soft start underestimated. With regular use, however, the habit will stop and the delay hardly noticed.
The first test cuts in 18 mm and 30 mm laminated wood, and a 40 mm kitchen worktop not impress the T-raxx in the least. Forward! The power limit is still in the distant future and see absolutely clean from the cuts. Also checking the angle of intersection confirms the statement in the manual: "The average accuracy in straight cuts (90 ° cuts) is factory set." She is very accurate and a possible correction is not necessary.
Section of 18 mm LeimholzSection of 30 mm LeimholzSection of 40 mm kitchen countertop
Impressed, we are also of the sharp chips spot on the workwear. In general, though an appropriate extraction should be used, but even without the saw cut remains clean and a very large portion of chips is conveyed through the suction port. Here is a simple chips catcher would already satisfy your requirements. With an attached workshop vacuum cleaner, the power naturally increased and the chip extraction is perfected. The attached angle adapter and the suction fitting of a Bosch all-purpose vacuum cleaner fits.
perfect angle section according to a scale
The accuracy of angle adjustment to examine a board is cut with a set of 45 ° miter, and the two boards held together reversed. Here is an angle error, doubled and this is clearly visible. Not so with the Batavia T-Raxx. The set angle of 45 ° is executed correctly; together provided there is an exact right angle.
By contrast, the Cutting depth adjustment not shine with an exact value. The depth of cut performed is about 1.5 mm lower than the settings. As a very practical contrast proves the Seemed compensating lever. This corrects the depth of cut in the use of a guide rail and there are no calculations for depth of cut in the use of a guide rail necessary.
With or without a guide rail Batavia T-Raxx can easily lead and cut very clean. So a missing piece countertop in the workbench could be fit perfectly in the test.
saw with guide railmissing piece in the worktopfit exactly with the T-raxx
Batavia T-Raxx on the guide rail
Only on a guide rail, a track saw unfold its true merits. So the T-Raxx that is ready for the challenge.
- The rail lock ensures that the saw forward can not be lifted out of the track.
- Two fine adjustment screws to correct minimum play in the guide rail and let the T-Raxx play glide through the rail.
- The return stop prevents the saw moves in the guide rail to the rear. the return stop can be manually disable to set up.
The guide rail itself consists of three parts, each with 33.3 cm and thus has a total length of one meter. Advantage of the short pieces is the ability to store them, including the saw in the case. but it fits and saves additional packaging - for the individual pieces to be distributed while on the floor and on the side. of course, a disadvantage of several parts is an enlargement of the error potential. The connectors of the rail sections have a little play and the rails when joining are not on edge just placed on a surface, inaccuracies can creep. Slightly longer connector could counteract.
The function does not affect the three parts, however. For long sections no shocks at the joints is felt. Clean slides the T-Raxx with a setting of fine adjustment screws through all three parts and provides an absolutely accurate result.
Fine adjustment screw and rail lockkickback stopGuide rail in the trunk
Conclusion - the circular saw Batavia T-Raxx plays in the top league
Our conclusion is clear: the Batavia T-Raxx can be classified at the professional plunge cutting. With enough power, high-quality workmanship and an exclusive in the price range facilities it provides perfect results. Virtually the stable case made of aluminum, in which the three-part guide rail fits.
With or without a guide rail: the T-Raxx is easy to perform and immerse emotional. The cutting angle adjustment works perfectly accurate and the chip extraction gives very good results.
The shortcoming of incorrect cutting depth adjustment is quickly forgotten in the overall impression and the Batavia T-Raxx convinced even beyond the first impression. The optional accessories include a three-part guide rail, terminal clamps, and a parallel and a miter. So that each work area should be protected.
For this test result, we give the Batavia T-Raxx five out of five stars. Congratulations!
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