By: William Ward
Posted: 8 July 2015
This is a bargain. The same item is on sale at Amazon but they want over £55 for it, however the seller is offering a 3 year warranty whether it is genuine is debatable.
Personally I wouldn't spend £55 on a gadget but at £20 I'd go for it.
Posted: 21 May 2015
This tool is no longer available for purchase in the USA so I bought it here. Customer service provided to me by Danny was totally top notch and I greatly appreciate his prompt communication and excellent help! I received the tool in 8 days UK to Hawaii! Awesome! Thanks so much Danny! I will certainly buy from Axminster again if I need something I can't find in the USA!
As for the Nobex 505, it works great as expected! My brother owns one, so I already knew what I was getting. I use it with a Japanese saw and the tool helps a lot with tracking for hand cutting. Although the head is plastic, accuracy is very acceptable for small projects. Can't go wrong with this portable, easy to use tool. Very happy with it!
Aloha from Hawaii!!!
Posted: 30 June 2014
This is a great idea. It is however let down by being made of cheap plastic which completely fell apart after less than an hours use. It is a handy tool if used very lightly. Could be much much better
By: Geoff King
Posted: 14 September 2013
Fine for cuts where no great accuracy is required but I also found that with careful attention to sawing action (i.e. either using no or very light pressure and let saw glide freely) I can get very accurate mitres and right-angle cuts. This is the best sawing aid I have come across. WARNING: THIS SEEMS TO BE DESIGNED FOR RIGHT-HANDED USE and I would imagine it to be difficult to use left-handed. This is because you'd have to locate it on the far side of the wood that you are cutting unless you clamped it rather than held it by hand. I contrast the Nobex guide with my experience of the more expensive Veritas Magnetic Saw Guide which I found far less useful.
By: Robert Ferguson-Caissie
Posted: 7 August 2012
Just the job for light sawing duties where a degree of accuracy in cross cutting and mitres are required.
Used this recently for some cladding work and an aviary using 3x2. In both cases lugging a powered mitre saw was going to be problematic because of space/weather/overkill etc.
This is a great little aid to throw into your kit bag for occaisional cuts. It really aids accuracy and is so simple - no set up (other than angle) and hold the wood as normal. Easy, quick and acurate enough for most jobbing work.