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I received a mail shot from Evolution about this table/mitre saw which seems very good value for what it can do!

 

https://shop.evolutionpowertools.com/collections/table-saw/products/fury6?utm_source=drip&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FURY6&utm_content=header

 

anyone got one? used one? got any other options? 

 

I have loads of tools but I don't have a table saw for ripping sheet timber and thought something like this might be a useful addition to my tool collection

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1 minute ago, Thorfun said:

I received a mail shot from Evolution about this table/mitre saw which seems very good value for what it can do!

 

https://shop.evolutionpowertools.com/collections/table-saw/products/fury6?utm_source=drip&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FURY6&utm_content=header

 

anyone got one? used one? got any other options? 

 

I have loads of tools but I don't have a table saw for ripping sheet timber and thought something like this might be a useful addition to my tool collection

Haven’t tried that one but the evolution machines aren’t bad at all, most have low rpm but I see this is 3500 so should be ok for construction type jobs.

if you are wanting to do cabinets etc then a track saw is miles in front.

if you are wanting to cut joints then it’s a decent table saw anytime

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Just now, markc said:

Haven’t tried that one but the evolution machines aren’t bad at all, most have low rpm but I see this is 3500 so should be ok for construction type jobs.

if you are wanting to do cabinets etc then a track saw is miles in front.

if you are wanting to cut joints then it’s a decent table saw anytime

I have the evolution disc cutter which definitely does the job of cutting dense concrete blocks! so I'm not averse to using their products.

 

I was just thinking something for cutting rips of timber. so something cheap-ish and doesn't need to be professional grade. 

 

this product just seemed to be too good to be true for the price they're selling it at. and that makes me paranoid! ?

 

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2 minutes ago, Ian Phillips said:

I have an old table saw which is now surplus to requirements if your interested? Its a proper sized one that could use some tlc.

 

It's not had much use.

thanks Ian but not sure I have the space for a full sized table saw. hence the interest in the Evolution portable one.

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My partner bought be this a while ago, apparently I'll be doing our 1st fix joinery now :) Not managed to get it out of the box yet!

 

Father in law was pretty jealous so I'm taking that as a good sign!

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3 minutes ago, Onoff said:

Evolution Rage 3.....

 

I've got one. Great for shed making but not for cabinet making! 

 

Funnily enough my first job is building the shed, it will make a good site hut for the house build then be a nice big shed when the house is finished ?

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1 hour ago, Thorfun said:

I received a mail shot from Evolution about this table/mitre saw which seems very good value for what it can do!

 

https://shop.evolutionpowertools.com/collections/table-saw/products/fury6?utm_source=drip&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=FURY6&utm_content=header

 

anyone got one? used one? got any other options? 

 

I have loads of tools but I don't have a table saw for ripping sheet timber and thought something like this might be a useful addition to my tool collection

I've had an Evolution saw since 2008, the first generation of the one you have posted I think. 

 

It was used for general DIY for a few years then was the workhorse saw for a big redevelopment at a business unit I had, now it has the house extension, garage, all the fences, skirtings, architraves, concrete formwork, every piece of wood I have put in for the last 14 years has probably been cut on that saw, when I go on tour to parents or brothers to do projects, it comes with me. So a good saw, paid for itself 100 times over.

 

With a new blade I found it cleanly cut pine and MDF good enough to get perfect mitred joints etc. As @Onoff said it would not exactly be cabinet makers spec but its not far off it with care and good setup. 

 

I would buy another.

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21 minutes ago, jayc89 said:

My partner bought be this a while ago, apparently I'll be doing our 1st fix joinery now :) Not managed to get it out of the box yet!

 

Father in law was pretty jealous so I'm taking that as a good sign!

I'll be interested to know your thoughts when you do manage to get it out of the box.

 

1 minute ago, Carrerahill said:

I've had an Evolution saw since 2008, the first generation of the one you have posted I think. 

 

It was used for general DIY for a few years then was the workhorse saw for a big redevelopment at a business unit I had, now it has the house extension, garage, all the fences, skirtings, architraves, concrete formwork, every piece of wood I have put in for the last 14 years has probably been cut on that saw, when I go on tour to parents or brothers to do projects, it comes with me. So a good saw, paid for itself 100 times over.

 

I would buy another.

thanks, sounds like a worthwhile little purchase then. 

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10 minutes ago, Onoff said:

Evolution Rage 3.....

 

I've got one. Great for shed making but not for cabinet making! 

I still have a 20-ish yr old Wickes Professional sliding mitre saw that is still going strong. I think that if you're not using them all day every day the cheaper brands are perfect for DIY usage.

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Just now, Thorfun said:

thanks, sounds like a worthwhile little purchase then. 

Just checked, an advert flashed up of the big sliding mitre saw, that is the one I have, but if that is anything to go by, its little brother should be good too.

 

The first gen of this: https://shop.evolutionpowertools.com/collections/mitre-saw/products/r255sms

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With my 255mm Evolution Rage 3 you cannot trench/do an accurate through housing in timber. It's just too bouncy. Tolerance on the depth is probably +/-3mm. It's dire.

 

I don't really even cut metal with it anymore due to the shower of hot shrapnel that makes, overalls and long sleeves a must, along with googles or ideally a full face shield like the Honeywell Bionic visor. My go-to is my Sheppach band saw. 

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2 minutes ago, Onoff said:

With my 255mm Evolution Rage 3 you cannot trench/do an accurate through housing in timber. It's just too bouncy. Tolerance on the depth is probably +/-3mm. It's dire.

 

I don't really even cut metal with it anymore due to the shower of hot shrapnel that makes, overalls and long sleeves a must, along with googles or ideally a full face shield like the Honeywell Bionic visor. My go-to is my Sheppach band saw. 

 

Will those band saws cut straight ?  i have a cheapo thing but anything over about 2" and the blade wanders and does not cut perfectly straight / square 

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I didn't realise how good a chopsaw was until recently. Apart from convenience it does a much better job than I ever could do by hand.

So recommended for anyone doing a biggish project,

 

I have this one which is cordless so needs one or more batteries, and the bigger the better.

it is handy being able to move it with the work and rotate for long timbers, and no cable trailing.

 

No problems with this at all up to 4 x 2,  except it won't go back in the box and takes up room.

 

Einhell Power X-Change TE-MS 18/210 Li 18V Mitre Saw - Bare

 

As far as brands go, I now avoid own-brands except Wickes which have always been powerful and reliable.

Some of the lesser known names at SF and TS are actually proper companies so are ok. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, saveasteading said:

As far as brands go, I now avoid own-brands except Wickes which have always been powerful and reliable.

Some of the lesser known names at SF and TS are actually proper companies so are ok. 

I have many Erbauer tools and am very happy with them. not bought a tool (or much tbh) from Wickes for quite a while! ? 

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4 minutes ago, Thorfun said:

Erbauer tools

 

Except the strimmer with a plastic blade......the blades break too easily and the motor burnt out. I bought the new model which seems very much better.

All my other Erbauer are great though (once you have the batteries, may as well use for all tools.

For things like hedge cutter it is so convenient to just pick up without getting leads out.

 

If I had to pick one brand regardless of cost it would be DeWalt (or Stanley which is same company), (excluding Stihl, Hilti  and Fein which are too specialist)

For certainty and value, nothing wrong with Wickes except small range, and I would buy more Erbauer (reads as German but made in China)

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I have a couple of the Evolution sliding mitre saws.  Not very accurate and wins no respect amongst other site workers but I have used it on ali guttering, steel trims, plastic and joists.  You won't catch them tackling that with their Festool.

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4 minutes ago, Mr Punter said:

I have a couple of the Evolution sliding mitre saws.  Not very accurate and wins no respect amongst other site workers but I have used it on ali guttering, steel trims, plastic and joists.  You won't catch them tackling that with their Festool.

 

I cut scaffold poles, steel conduit, angle iron and box section with my Rage 3. Handles it with ease. Beware the hot flying metal as aforementioned!

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37 minutes ago, Onoff said:

Beware the hot flying metal as aforementioned!

Had a steel erector/cladder on site once who had steel bits in his eyes as well as swarf in his hands. He swore that he showed up as carrying metal when going through airports.

That was in a different era, when scaffolds and nets were for sissies...."if it was dangerous I would be dead by now".

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