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Evolution 1200w 165mm 230v Electric Circular Saw (R165CCSL) - £39.99 + Free Click & Collect @ Screwfix
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Evolution 1200w 165mm 230v Electric Circular Saw (R165CCSL) - £39.99 + Free Click & Collect @ Screwfix

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Posted 17th Jan

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High-powered and optimised using Multi-Material Technology to cut mild steel, non-ferrous metals, wood, wood with embedded nails and plastic with a single blade. Balanced, lightweight and compact, delivering a maximum cutting depth of 53mm. Integrated dust blower allows optimum visibility along cutting line. Quick-adjust bevel lever and clear, debossed angle markings improves ease and accuracy of bevel cuts. Safety features include a lock-off switch, electronic blade brake and spindle lock for easy blade changes. Over-moulded handle improves ergonomics and comfort. Includes housing on-board tool storage for blade change hex key. Supplied with 165mm TCT blade, hex key and parallel guide.

  • 1200W
  • Max. Cut: 53mm
  • 14-Tooth Multi-Material TCT Blade
  • Steel Base & Aluminium Guard
  • Spindle Lock
  • No Riving Knife Required
  • Lock-Off Switch
  • Parallel Fence
  • Hard Start
  • Electronic Brake
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Just replaced one of these for a Mikita hs7601j. The evolution one only takes evolution blades which are expensive for what they are, you can cut through nails in timber with these blades but i would not use it to do so as the blade will be useless afterwards. I would look at the multi material feature as a safety feature just incase you catch a nail etc..

for diy use they are great to use now and again and at this price a bargain. If you are going to use it often then go makita as the cost of evolution blades will soon add up. I dulled a blade just cutting 6 lengths of laminate flooring
Edited by: "mike_c" 18th Jan
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Good price. Think it’s about the same price as just the blade.
This or Bauker 1600W in Toolstation for same price? I am not an expert DIYer, any help would be appreciated. Thanks
neo440317/01/2020 21:22

This or Bauker 1600W in Toolstation for same price? I am not an expert …This or Bauker 1600W in Toolstation for same price? I am not an expert DIYer, any help would be appreciated. Thanks


This has a multi material blade and won’t balk if you accidentally go through a nail.
Seems a good price however I'm tempted by the Dewalt Saws, unfortunately a lot kore money but need to do research on the different versions as there seems to be a couple at the £140ish range.
Just replaced one of these for a Mikita hs7601j. The evolution one only takes evolution blades which are expensive for what they are, you can cut through nails in timber with these blades but i would not use it to do so as the blade will be useless afterwards. I would look at the multi material feature as a safety feature just incase you catch a nail etc..

for diy use they are great to use now and again and at this price a bargain. If you are going to use it often then go makita as the cost of evolution blades will soon add up. I dulled a blade just cutting 6 lengths of laminate flooring
Edited by: "mike_c" 18th Jan
mike_c18/01/2020 00:20

Just replaced one of these for a Mikita hs7601j. The evolution one only …Just replaced one of these for a Mikita hs7601j. The evolution one only takes evolution blades which are expensive for what they are, you can cut through nails in timber with these blades but i would not use it to do so as the blade will be useless afterwards. I would look at the multi material feature as a safety feature just incase you catch a nail etc..for diy use they are great to use now and again and at this price a bargain. If you are going to use it often then go makita as the cost of evolution blades will soon add up. I dulled a blade just cutting 6 lengths of laminate flooring


You think it would handle cutting sleepers ?
Dazaharris18/01/2020 09:38

You think it would handle cutting sleepers ?


You'd be better off with a chainsaw, most circular saws will only have a cutting depth of ~6cm
DealPirate18/01/2020 09:41

You'd be better off with a chainsaw, most circular saws will only have a …You'd be better off with a chainsaw, most circular saws will only have a cutting depth of ~6cm


53mm cutting depth with a 100mm depth of a sleeper. Cut it flip it and cut it (I’m hoping) lol. Need clean accurate cuts which a chainsaw won’t provide. For £40 I’ll give it a go
This is a good alternative, not sure why it got deleted, mine was delivered yesterday and looks good quality

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Winklexx18/01/2020 10:06

This is a good alternative, not sure why it got deleted, mine was …This is a good alternative, not sure why it got deleted, mine was delivered yesterday and looks good quality [Image]


Think it’s gone back up in price?
mike_c18/01/2020 00:20

Just replaced one of these for a Mikita hs7601j. The evolution one only …Just replaced one of these for a Mikita hs7601j. The evolution one only takes evolution blades which are expensive for what they are, you can cut through nails in timber with these blades but i would not use it to do so as the blade will be useless afterwards. I would look at the multi material feature as a safety feature just incase you catch a nail etc..for diy use they are great to use now and again and at this price a bargain. If you are going to use it often then go makita as the cost of evolution blades will soon add up. I dulled a blade just cutting 6 lengths of laminate flooring


Hi Mike
Won't any 165mm dia x 20mm Bore Blades fit it?
There are various cheap makes below £10 and there are Trend, Dewalt etc around £12 each or 3 for £30 on Ebay.
I have one of these, as well as their 165mm mitre saw. They make excellent quality products and are very good VFM. This is an absolute bargain! I also bought a decent 60 tooth blade as well for cutting wood without splintering, as it fits both saws. High recommended.
Edited by: "moustache" 18th Jan
I have , in the past , bought two Evolution Saws.

One , a standard chop saw and the other a compound mitre saw.

I bought the smaller one first and was so impressed I bought the compound saw.

I bought them direct from Evolution website where they had numerous items with full guarantees for minor problems , ie paint chipped etc.

Not sure if they still sell items like this but well worth a look.

Saws still in use 6 years later
Dazaharris18/01/2020 09:38

You think it would handle cutting sleepers ?


I used mine that I thought was a bargain at the £50 I paid for, for exactly that job. It was more than man enough for the job. I did need to finish some of the cuts with a hand saw but not many.
Mouzeman18/01/2020 20:51

I used mine that I thought was a bargain at the £50 I paid for, for …I used mine that I thought was a bargain at the £50 I paid for, for exactly that job. It was more than man enough for the job. I did need to finish some of the cuts with a hand saw but not many.


Sweeet
I would have bought this but moving away from corded tools. Find them annoying.
Edited by: "trex" 18th Jan
trex18/01/2020 21:19

I would have bought this but moving away from corded tools. Find them …I would have bought this but moving away from corded tools. Find them annoying.


What's your cordless potential?
GeordieAffy201418/01/2020 21:36

What's your cordless potential?


Enough to get 90% tasks completed. I have corded chopsaw and sds hammer for remainder.
Edited by: "trex" 18th Jan
Thanks for posting, we have added this to the Highlights pages
Dazaharris18/01/2020 09:45

53mm cutting depth with a 100mm depth of a sleeper. Cut it flip it and cut …53mm cutting depth with a 100mm depth of a sleeper. Cut it flip it and cut it (I’m hoping) lol. Need clean accurate cuts which a chainsaw won’t provide. For £40 I’ll give it a go


I have the older version of this saw - cut about 12 sleepers using it. Clean cuts, no real issues, you just gotta flip the sleepers. You get good at it by eye after the first couple!
I'm off the topic, but really want some tradespeople to recommend something to saw some bricks. I want to make a gate in between bricks. Hope to buy one that will last and hopefully cheaper to replace blades.
This is one of the best tool you’d have. If your budget stretches to a track saw that would save you upgrading in future. Heat added.
aym28019/01/2020 06:22

I'm off the topic, but really want some tradespeople to recommend …I'm off the topic, but really want some tradespeople to recommend something to saw some bricks. I want to make a gate in between bricks. Hope to buy one that will last and hopefully cheaper to replace blades.


I would suggest you want an angle grinder for that, rather than a circular saw!
DealPirate19/01/2020 07:24

I would suggest you want an angle grinder for that, rather than a circular …I would suggest you want an angle grinder for that, rather than a circular saw!


That's exactly I had researched, Any good one - I mean a durable and powerful enough one! Not one of those toys which will burn out in no time. And please advise me on where to get the blades. You could pm me, if you don't mind or share your opinion here. I need to do it quickly as I might even be able to grow some shiitake mushroom after having access to a shaded area. Thank you.
mike_c18/01/2020 00:20

Just replaced one of these for a Mikita hs7601j. The evolution one only …Just replaced one of these for a Mikita hs7601j. The evolution one only takes evolution blades which are expensive for what they are, you can cut through nails in timber with these blades but i would not use it to do so as the blade will be useless afterwards. I would look at the multi material feature as a safety feature just incase you catch a nail etc..for diy use they are great to use now and again and at this price a bargain. If you are going to use it often then go makita as the cost of evolution blades will soon add up. I dulled a blade just cutting 6 lengths of laminate flooring


It does take other blades, you just have to use an appropriate bore adapter ring (which are pretty cheap on ebay, amazon etc).

At the moment I have non evolution wood specific blades on my Evolution Table and Mitre saws, and swap back to the supplied multi blade for rougher work, or cutting steel.
aym28019/01/2020 06:22

I'm off the topic, but really want some tradespeople to recommend …I'm off the topic, but really want some tradespeople to recommend something to saw some bricks. I want to make a gate in between bricks. Hope to buy one that will last and hopefully cheaper to replace blades.


Not a tradesman myself, but the experienced builders working on my house used a large bladed Makita Angle grinder for exactly this purpose (Cutting opening in out brick wall). It looks brand new so they must have just bought it.
Edited by: "AllTheUnknown" 19th Jan
AllTheUnknown19/01/2020 09:50

It does take other blades, you just have to use an appropriate bore …It does take other blades, you just have to use an appropriate bore adapter ring (which are pretty cheap on ebay, amazon etc).At the moment I have non evolution wood specific blades on my Evolution Table and Mitre saws, and swap back to the supplied multi blade for rougher work, or cutting steel.


Which wood blades are you using? I’ve also been looking out for some (but failing, due to size)
I got one to initially cut some 5mm ply. Used it once, came to use it again and the innards rattled and poured smoke out.
Had it replaced under warranty and it was fine again.
I'm not going to use it much but I hope it works when I come to use it again. It's pretty ok when it goes.
DealPirate19/01/2020 07:24

I would suggest you want an angle grinder for that, rather than a circular …I would suggest you want an angle grinder for that, rather than a circular saw!


A cut off saw Wipl be better, if it's going to be a one off hire it. Angle grinders are ok but they can be dangerous with the kick back for masonary walls.
This is a great saw, bought this a month ago for some small DIY projects
AllTheUnknown19/01/2020 09:52

Not a tradesman myself, but the experienced builders working on my house …Not a tradesman myself, but the experienced builders working on my house used a large bladed Makita Angle grinder for exactly this purpose (Cutting opening in out brick wall). It looks brand new so they must have just bought it.


Most likely hired from a tool hire shop. but yes a PETROL DISC CUTTER or commonly known in the trade as a sthil saw would do this job no problem.
Can I use this for laminate
f2raf28/01/2020 10:39

Can I use this for laminate


It’ll certainly cut it.. the question is how much splintering you’ll get on the edge. But seeing as most people cover the edges with scotia I’m not sure that’s a problem really.

You can always try masking tape over the cut area to reduce splintering.

Ideally a blade with more teeth but that’s more money..
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