Black and Decker RS890K Autoselect Scorpion Saw
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Black and Decker RS890K Autoselect Scorpion Saw
Read 44 Customer Review(s) for Black and Decker RS890K Autoselect Scorpion Saw
bought this for chopping up some wood for a log burner. works very well, much smaller and more compact than a chain saw yet it is powerful enough to get through the logs at a decent speed
Thought I had previously reviewed this product ?? Very pleased with this saw. It has been great for cutting up old decking ready for burning. I thought it may have struggled with continuous use but I have used it for a couple of hours at a time and it has been great. Have not used it for anything other than wood, yet. Disappointed, though that we have not yet received our spare blades, ordered at the same time, despite having emailed about them.
Excellent bit of kit
Delivered in a timely manner and was far cheaper than other retailers.
cannot rate value for money 100% because only time will tell. product exactly as described. Main blade good for tree trimming.....for young branches.....smaller blade for jig saw work did bend...but was being misused by a family member at the time who bent it back. Very pleased with product..be sure to choose the right tool for the job. In my case perfect and recommended. I am post retired female and once learnt how to hold saw correctly managed perfectly.
Easy to use. Cut through beech hedge trunk easy. Prevously had cheaper model. Worth paying the extra £20.
Great product very pleased with to service given
Superb saw that does exactly what it says on the tin - highly recommended
The scorpion 500 performed the tasks I wanted to do well. However one note of caution having had several Scorpion 400's the blades do not fit the 500
Less vibration than other electric saws Ive used in the past.
I have owned three of the less powerful models of this saw and they have been great although they haven't lasted usually the plastic body has broken down. This model appears to be much more robust so I hope that it will last a lot longer. I have used it and it is heavier than the less powerful model and more cumbersome, but definitely more rugged/ Horses for courses if you only have a bit of light work to do then the less powerful model will be fine, if you need a day to day saw then this one is probably going to last a lot longer
Bought as a gift so i have't used it however build quality looks good and best price around
Recommended product good value does everything it says well only downside a touch on the heavy side
Great tool, very useful, can't wait to get sawing with it.
Brilliant. So useful.
Good bit of kit and good price too. Thanks.
Great price and service
excellent saw very easy to use would recommend
Looks and feels comfortable cuts well but care when starting to cut as it can jump
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Customer Questions & Answers
Q : Thank you very much for replying to my previous question regarding availability of replacement saw blades. I should have added that the saw I have is the 500W RS890K Autoselect Type 1. The blades I'm after are to saw through about 2 tons of tree branches all no more than 11cm thick. The wood blade that was included with the saw manages it but is very slow and struggles. I wondered whether a blade was available with larger teeth and a coarser cut. To date I've purchased replacement blades from two different on-line suppliers, both assured me they would fit the RS890K Autoselect Type 1 but neither do. Even the replacement blades purchased separately (to replace the small tooth, broad blade designed for sawing wood supplied when I bought the saw) don't fit. It's so frustrating !
A : Hi Steve, ah OK it sounds like you've got a lot of wood to cut up. The problem is there isn't a great deal of choice when it comes to blades for the Scorpion saw, which uses a unique/proprietary fitment. Have you considered using a standard reciprocating saw? For example the Black & Decker BES301. You would then have access to a much wider choice of blades for a whole range of different applications. For example the Bosch S1531L blades which we stock on product ID 21001555 are a popular choice for tree pruning applications. Perhaps an expensive initial outlay but might prove worthwhile in the long run?
Q : Hi. I've recently bought one of these and desperately need to obtain some spare blades for sawing branches from 4-9 inches thick. I thought a coarse cutting blade would work more efficiently. Can you tell me please if such a blade exist that will fit this model. Also, can you tell me please where I can purchase a replacement saw blade - the larger blade supplied by the manufacturer. I've tried purchasing these on line twice in the past couple of weeks and despite assurances the blades will fit my model, when they've arrived they don't ! Thanks
A : Hi Steve, as far as I'm aware all the currently available blades for this machine are listed in the "Accessories for this product" section of our product page. I don't know if this is the exact Scorpion saw you have though, as there was a previous model which had a slightly different blade fitting. So I'm guessing the blades you have ordered previously are actually intended for a different generation of scorpion saw. This one we have listed (the current model) is a 500W machine and I believe the older type was 400 watt.
Q : What diameter of tree branches can this saw cut through ?
A : With the larger blade installed you've got over 200mm of working length but it will depend on the condition of the branch you're sawing through really. Anything up to 100mm diameter shouldn't be a problem but the thicker and harder the wood is, the more the saw will get bogged down and overworked.
Q : What is the part number of the wood / plastic saw blade. I need this prt number to price up a blade so that I can order one. Please advise Thank you
A : Hi Desmond, I'm guessing you are referring to the X29962 blade on product ID 21006320? In any case, you can view all the available blades we stock for this machine in the "Accessories for this Product" section on the right of the product page - each one has the model number in the title for ease of identification
Q : Can it plug into a 120 outlet
A : Hi Mary, this tool is only suitable for use on the standard UK domestic supply
Q : Is there a tungsten blade to fit so it will cut thermalite blocks.
A : Unfortunately, there does not appear to be any blades suitable for your needs and you may be better looking at getting a Reciprocating Saw such as the Bosch PSA 700 E which would have a wider range of blades
Q : What thickness of hard wood log will it cut through comfortably. I have just bought a wood burn ing stove and need something handy.
A : I can confirm that when combined with the X29961 blade which is designed for hardwood the saw has a working length of 200mm and should handle branches up to 100mm without any issue.
Q : Do you need oil for this
A : unlike a chainsaw, this reciprocating saw does not require oil
Q : How heavy is this?
A : I can confirm that the RS890K is about 2.7kg in weight.
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This product carries a full 2 year manufacturers warranty covering both faulty materials and faulty workmanship, it does not cover general wear and tear or damage, batteries, blades, bulbs and other consumables. In the unlikely event of a fault the item returned is subject to fair wear & tear and must not have been used beyond the scope of it's design.
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We will exchange or refund within the first 30 days if a manufacturers fault is found with this product. Thereafter a repair or exchange as appropriate will be offered.
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