Evolution R185SMS 185mm Electric Single-Bevel Sliding Mitre Saw 240V - £89.99 at Screwfix
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Evolution R185SMS 185mm Electric Single-Bevel Sliding Mitre Saw 240V - £89.99 at Screwfix

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Posted 13th Feb
Good price for a sliding mitre saw with good reviews.

Possible 1.45% on topcashback.

Following on from an earlier deal posted for a non-sliding version:

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Use a single blade to cut mild steel, non-ferrous metals, plastic and wood, even if nails are embedded in the material. Provides clean and precise cuts no matter the material. Durable die-cast aluminium base supports a variety of heavy duty materials. Safety features include a lock-off switch and a spindle lock for easy blade changes. Ergonomic over-moulded, in-line handle. On-board tool storage for convenient storage of the blade change hex key.

  • 1000W
  • Max. Cross Cut: 210 x 56mm
  • 16-Tooth Multi-Material TCT Blade
  • Trench Cutting Facility
  • Aluminium Base
  • Hard Start
  • Dust Ejection Facility
  • Workpiece Clamp
  • Spindle Lock
  • No Brake
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I use the 255mm model, which is fundamentally the same thing but with a bigger blade.
It's a great bit of kit if you set it up properly.

Top tip for you
It has a somewhat unique bore size, however you can buy third party blades for wood with a reducer ring to allow use on the Evolution models. Much cheaper than the multi purpose blade, if you're primarily cutting timber.
Got the 255 it’s a beast. A clear bargain at above price assuming you need one.... also a bargain if you don’t so buy one anyway
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Bought one, can highly recommend!
Just mind your fingers...

Some really good reviews on the tube
Edited by: "Chrisuk44" 13th Feb
I was going to buy this one however went B&Q and they are a little big so I've decided to buy the Evolution R210cms.

Obviously the sliding action of this one makes it a much better buy if you have space for it lol.
I use the 255mm model, which is fundamentally the same thing but with a bigger blade.
It's a great bit of kit if you set it up properly.

Top tip for you
It has a somewhat unique bore size, however you can buy third party blades for wood with a reducer ring to allow use on the Evolution models. Much cheaper than the multi purpose blade, if you're primarily cutting timber.
cannotthinkofone13/02/2020 21:40

I use the 255mm model, which is fundamentally the same thing but with a …I use the 255mm model, which is fundamentally the same thing but with a bigger blade. It's a great bit of kit if you set it up properly.Top tip for youIt has a somewhat unique bore size, however you can buy third party blades for wood with a reducer ring to allow use on the Evolution models. Much cheaper than the multi purpose blade, if you're primarily cutting timber.


Any link to these reducer rings would be really appreciated please?
cannotthinkofone13/02/2020 21:40

I use the 255mm model, which is fundamentally the same thing but with a …I use the 255mm model, which is fundamentally the same thing but with a bigger blade. It's a great bit of kit if you set it up properly.Top tip for youIt has a somewhat unique bore size, however you can buy third party blades for wood with a reducer ring to allow use on the Evolution models. Much cheaper than the multi purpose blade, if you're primarily cutting timber.


Yep I’ve got the same model and use Saxton blades. Usually around £19 with a reducer ring.
I’ve got this, or maybe an older model. Watch out when using the mitre on a 45 degree angle. When I brought the blade down it went past the guard and nearly decapitated itself!
endo12314/02/2020 07:59

I’ve got this, or maybe an older model. Watch out when using the mitre on a …I’ve got this, or maybe an older model. Watch out when using the mitre on a 45 degree angle. When I brought the blade down it went past the guard and nearly decapitated itself!


Wouldn’t that be covered under warranty?
Amazing chopsaw.
Got the 255 it’s a beast. A clear bargain at above price assuming you need one.... also a bargain if you don’t so buy one anyway
Bought this for £99 and it’s amazing. Have done four laminate floors and two partition walls on one blade so far!
ian_penney14/02/2020 08:19

Got the 255 it’s a beast. A clear bargain at above price assuming you need …Got the 255 it’s a beast. A clear bargain at above price assuming you need one.... also a bargain if you don’t so buy one anyway


How can it be a bargain if you don't need one?
haa051814/02/2020 08:08

Wouldn’t that be covered under warranty?


The machine or his fingers?
Defo get this sliding saw makes life so much easier over the non slidiing version.
What sort of a bench would you get for this and what's the chance of losing your fingers?
endo12314/02/2020 07:59

I’ve got this, or maybe an older model. Watch out when using the mitre on a …I’ve got this, or maybe an older model. Watch out when using the mitre on a 45 degree angle. When I brought the blade down it went past the guard and nearly decapitated itself!


Very true.
My Taid (Grandad) lost the tips of his fingers because of this. The small piece of wood that he was cutting came flying up and smashed the perspex plastic shield!
Edited by: "rhys_eden" 14th Feb
ck_14/02/2020 09:21

What sort of a bench would you get for this and what's the chance of …What sort of a bench would you get for this and what's the chance of losing your fingers?


I believe this bench is compatible.

screwfix.com/p/e…911

I've just been to collect my saw this morning but when I get it home I'm just planning to clamp or bolt it to my wooden workbench.

Edit: Actually might be useful to have the saw in the room when I'm going to be laying some flooring. Might treat myself to the bench too.
Edited by: "kingdoner" 14th Feb
As said a great saw. Id go so far to say you wont get better for the price, even when it was £100. Fantastic value for money and a must for the keen diyer or pro.
I have this. Can’t remember how much I paid now. But it’s really good!!
Great value for money. BUT I would suggest you check the max cutting dimensions, I felt not quite big enough so I bought the bigger version.
Looking to get one to make some shelving and will probably need to cut some boards that are 40cm depth. The saw spec says "Max. Cross Cut: 210 x 56mm", does that mean it won't be able to do the full 40cm in one go even with the sliding?
Edited by: "MrBrightside1987" 14th Feb
Great for home working paid for its self in a week of cutting floor boards and skirting then fire wood
Oh and get a bench
MrBrightside198714/02/2020 10:58

Looking to get one to make some shelving and will probably need to cut …Looking to get one to make some shelving and will probably need to cut some boards that are 40cm depth. The saw spec says "Max. Cross Cut: 210 x 56mm", does that mean it won't be able to do the full 40cm in one go even with the sliding?


You are correct.

If you're cutting boards that are as big as that, I'd suggest you use a circular saw or plunge saw.
A mitre saw that could handle your needs would be substantially more expensive and cumbersome, better suited to a pro workshop.
THIS bench has just appeared on here, if anyone is in need and is fortunate to find one.
cannotthinkofone14/02/2020 12:58

You are correct. If you're cutting boards that are as big as that, I'd …You are correct. If you're cutting boards that are as big as that, I'd suggest you use a circular saw or plunge saw. A mitre saw that could handle your needs would be substantially more expensive and cumbersome, better suited to a pro workshop.



Thanks for confirming. It's what I expected but just wanted to be sure. The longer cuts would only be for the shelves so I'd be comfortable doing that by hand for the few that I need, and will get this mitre saw to cut the wood for the frame, and hopefully for future projects too. Appreciate the reply - just experimenting with DIY and don't really know much about it tbh.
This or a table saw around the same money, for general DIYer tasks?

Joiner guy who did my skirtings, laminate floor etc... used a table saw but then I got another guy for another property and he used one of these & a handsaw. Table saw would save my back & probably do bigger cuts, I'd imagine?
Edited by: "joe3k" 14th Feb
I can't recommend thia brand. I bought this 2 years ago and the fixing for the clamp broke on the second day. I found it impossible to get exact 45 degree mitre cuts even after multiple adjustments. Laser is not very useful either...
Other evolution device was vibrating plate that lost all the bolts on the first day...
joe3k14/02/2020 14:42

This or a table saw around the same money, for general DIYer tasks?Joiner …This or a table saw around the same money, for general DIYer tasks?Joiner guy who did my skirtings, laminate floor etc... used a table saw but then I got another guy for another property and he used one of these & a handsaw. Table saw would save my back & probably do bigger cuts, I'd imagine?


Table saw for £90 would likely be a load of rubbish. Table saw good for cutting sheets and wide boards, this could probably do most other things and much more accurately.
I’ve got one of these although no idea what size!
Excellent bit of kit, I’d recommend also getting the evolution mitre saw stand.
Is this the best tool for cutting skirting board and getting good angles on coving? Want to do more DIY and would rather pay to get the right tool than try and e cheap and end up not looking good
I just hate the gap at the bottom, means you cannot cut thin small bits straight a it keeps going in, so I took it back.
joe3k14/02/2020 14:42

This or a table saw around the same money, for general DIYer tasks?Joiner …This or a table saw around the same money, for general DIYer tasks?Joiner guy who did my skirtings, laminate floor etc... used a table saw but then I got another guy for another property and he used one of these & a handsaw. Table saw would save my back & probably do bigger cuts, I'd imagine?


Completely different tools for different applications. You wouldn't mitre skirting or architrave on a table saw.
joe3k14/02/2020 14:42

This or a table saw around the same money, for general DIYer tasks?Joiner …This or a table saw around the same money, for general DIYer tasks?Joiner guy who did my skirtings, laminate floor etc... used a table saw but then I got another guy for another property and he used one of these & a handsaw. Table saw would save my back & probably do bigger cuts, I'd imagine?


Generally speaking, a sliding mitre saw is more useful than a table saw for general DIY.
A circular saw or plunge saw would suffice for most other large sheet work and be easier to store.
slannmage14/02/2020 17:41

I just hate the gap at the bottom, means you cannot cut thin small bits …I just hate the gap at the bottom, means you cannot cut thin small bits straight a it keeps going in, so I took it back.


"The gap at the bottom"?
Do you mean the recess for the blade?
joeymcjoe14/02/2020 17:32

Is this the best tool for cutting skirting board and getting good angles …Is this the best tool for cutting skirting board and getting good angles on coving? Want to do more DIY and would rather pay to get the right tool than try and e cheap and end up not looking good


A mitre saw is perfect for your tasks.
Just be sure to buy the model with the largest cut specifications that you can afford and comfortably store.
If you buy a smaller blade version, like this, you'll inevitably find a point in time where you'll wish you bought a bigger one.
Great price for a great mitre saw! Used mine for a few home projects and it's performed flawlessly.
Why's this such a good deal only a tenner off ?
cannotthinkofone14/02/2020 21:41

A mitre saw is perfect for your tasks. Just be sure to buy the model with … A mitre saw is perfect for your tasks. Just be sure to buy the model with the largest cut specifications that you can afford and comfortably store.If you buy a smaller blade version, like this, you'll inevitably find a point in time where you'll wish you bought a bigger one.


Thanks. Is the sliding feature better than a bigger disc ?
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