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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I got some blades from Aldi which come with various reducers.
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?


56mm deep 210 wide. You'll have to flip it over. The slide is only about 6cm iirc, and it missed about 1cm on my laminate when I borrowed my mates
dealsterings14/02/2020 22:35

Why's this such a good deal only a tenner off ?



Same thing that makes any good deal I guess. Is it, or an item of similar quality, available at a better price anywhere else?

I have been looking for one of these for weeks and thought this was a good deal!
Edited by: "kingdoner" 15th Feb
slannmage14/02/2020 22:38

No the back stop




Don't know about the one you bought, but the fence is adjustable on mine.
joeymcjoe14/02/2020 22:37

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


That depends on what you're cutting. The slide allows you to cut wider pieces of material, where the larger blade will allow you to cut thicker material.
cannotthinkofone15/02/2020 00:30

That depends on what you're cutting. The slide allows you to cut wider …That depends on what you're cutting. The slide allows you to cut wider pieces of material, where the larger blade will allow you to cut thicker material.


Very helpful thanks. Can’t imagine needing to cut really thick stuff but could well be pretty wide.
cannotthinkofone14/02/2020 10:33

255mm blade with reducer ring, as …255mm blade with reducer ring, as mentioned.....https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Saxton-Circular-Blade-255mm-Evolution/dp/B079YR8DXC/ref=mp_s_a_1_14?keywords=255mm+blade&qid=1581676191&sr=8-14


Thank u
WasBeen14/02/2020 10:31

Great value for money. BUT I would suggest you check the max cutting …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.


What about a double bevel one, what's the difference? What would I need a double bevel one for?
d33mb3314/02/2020 08:26

Bought this for £99 and it’s amazing. Have done four laminate floors and t …Bought this for £99 and it’s amazing. Have done four laminate floors and two partition walls on one blade so far!


Laminate floors yes that is what I am thinking, haven't done laminate for years hope its better stuff nowadays.
cannotthinkofone14/02/2020 10:33

255mm blade with reducer ring, as …255mm blade with reducer ring, as mentioned.....https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Saxton-Circular-Blade-255mm-Evolution/dp/B079YR8DXC/ref=mp_s_a_1_14?keywords=255mm+blade&qid=1581676191&sr=8-14


80 teeth or 40 teeth (strange question I know!) ?
wayne.pearsall14/02/2020 23:48

56mm deep 210 wide. You'll have to flip it over. The slide is only about …56mm deep 210 wide. You'll have to flip it over. The slide is only about 6cm iirc, and it missed about 1cm on my laminate when I borrowed my mates


I will be getting a bigger model for my floor laminates then.
chalkieboy15/02/2020 07:47

80 teeth or 40 teeth (strange question I know!) ?


40t should suffice as a general use blade.

Basically more teeth give a finer cut,
However less teeth, such as 24t can be better, depending on if you're cutting the timber parallel to the grain and what tool it's being used in.
cannotthinkofone14/02/2020 13:05

THIS bench has just appeared on here, if anyone is in need and is …THIS bench has just appeared on here, if anyone is in need and is fortunate to find one.


Is that compatible? I know nothing about stands etc. Could these just be placed on a table top?
jezzery15/02/2020 11:07

Is that compatible? I know nothing about stands etc. Could these just be …Is that compatible? I know nothing about stands etc. Could these just be placed on a table top?


It will fit the stand or you could pop it onto a work surface.
The stand gives you increased versatility though. It's more than just a table.
cannotthinkofone15/02/2020 12:04

It will fit the stand or you could pop it onto a work surface. The stand … It will fit the stand or you could pop it onto a work surface. The stand gives you increased versatility though. It's more than just a table.


Ok purchased the saw. Now to find that Lidl deal.
jezzery15/02/2020 12:30

Ok purchased the saw. Now to find that Lidl deal.


Aldi and Lidl often get stocks of these stands, so it's possible that you could get lucky with a reduced price stand at a later date, if you're in no rush for one.
Thanks for posting OP. I've ordered based on the comments and reviews. Just getting myself ready for a summer project I have planned!
jezzery15/02/2020 12:30

Ok purchased the saw. Now to find that Lidl deal.


It's only the Bromsgrove one afaik. Not in Stratford. My mate went, I've popped over to Bromsgrove otw from work so grabbed him one and mine.
39912422.jpg39912422.jpgDefinitely £15. Loads of other stuff too fill the shed too.

Also note. It works without a stand. I've used mine on the end of my picnic table in garden for years.

But if you're near Bromsgrove. Definitely worth the £15
Edited by: "wayne.pearsall" 15th Feb
chalkieboy15/02/2020 07:45

Laminate floors yes that is what I am thinking, haven't done laminate for …Laminate floors yes that is what I am thinking, haven't done laminate for years hope its better stuff nowadays.


Mask your cut with tape for a cleaner edge.
chalkieboy15/02/2020 07:43

What about a double bevel one, what's the difference? What would I need a …What about a double bevel one, what's the difference? What would I need a double bevel one for?


Double bevel turns the blade lefty to right and tips it left. Too. It's used for skirting coving etc...

The kinda cuts you break out a coping saw for.
kingdoner14/02/2020 09:46

I believe this bench is compatible. …I believe this bench is compatible. https://www.screwfix.com/p/evolution-800b-mitre-saw-stand-with-extension-arms/48911I'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.


It makes a mess. Even with suction. I use mine outside.
wayne.pearsall14/02/2020 23:48

56mm deep 210 wide. You'll have to flip it over. The slide is only about …56mm deep 210 wide. You'll have to flip it over. The slide is only about 6cm iirc, and it missed about 1cm on my laminate when I borrowed my mates


Thanks for the info. Yeah I don’t mind the flip or even if I don’t get the best cut. Just want to put some shelving together for the loft so doesn’t have to be perfect. I’ve ordered with free delivery on Monday.
It'll do a good job I'm sure. I finished mine with a hacksaw
wayne.pearsall14/02/2020 23:45

I got some blades from Aldi which come with various reducers.


They'll likely be 16mm and 20mm rings. No good for the Evolution range that take 25.4mm bore blades.
cannotthinkofone15/02/2020 12:56

Aldi and Lidl often get stocks of these stands, so it's possible that you …Aldi and Lidl often get stocks of these stands, so it's possible that you could get lucky with a reduced price stand at a later date, if you're in no rush for one.


Ok thanks
wayne.pearsall15/02/2020 13:46

It's only the Bromsgrove one afaik. Not in Stratford. My mate went, I've …It's only the Bromsgrove one afaik. Not in Stratford. My mate went, I've popped over to Bromsgrove otw from work so grabbed him one and mine. [Image] [Image] Definitely £15. Loads of other stuff too fill the shed too.Also note. It works without a stand. I've used mine on the end of my picnic table in garden for years. But if you're near Bromsgrove. Definitely worth the £15


Thanks saved me trip. Might just use a sturdy fold out table I have.
jezzery15/02/2020 17:29

Thanks saved me trip. Might just use a sturdy fold out table I have.


It'll work. Weigh up the pros and cons. I carry my picnic table around the garden. So this will save me the hassle.

Always cutting wood for one thing or another. But for the odd job...

Two saw horses, and two 2*3 studs work too.

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Edited by: "wayne.pearsall" 15th Feb
WasBeen14/02/2020 10:31

Great value for money. BUT I would suggest you check the max cutting …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.


What did you find you couldn't cut?

I'm about to do a near total refurb on a house I bought and last time I only used hand tools (skirting boards were fun). I'm thinking as long as this can cut laminate flooring and skirting boards (the victorian/old fashioned tall ones) it should suit my needs...?
Edited by: "davew2011" 16th Feb
Can't decide between this deal or the Erbauer that went on sale today:

screwfix.com/p/e…6fv

It's basically sliding vs non-sliding (and the Erbauer is alot more powerful & bigger blade)
juggym17/02/2020 12:58

Can't decide between this deal or the Erbauer that went on sale …Can't decide between this deal or the Erbauer that went on sale today:https://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-emis254c-254mm-electric-single-bevel-compound-mitre-saw-220-240v/286fvIt's basically sliding vs non-sliding (and the Erbauer is alot more powerful & bigger blade)


Has to be sliding. I just bought a refurbished Erbauer double - bevel. If you just want to cut different types of wood products gofor the Erbauer, for metal, plastic.. evolution
juggym17/02/2020 12:58

Can't decide between this deal or the Erbauer that went on sale …Can't decide between this deal or the Erbauer that went on sale today:https://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-emis254c-254mm-electric-single-bevel-compound-mitre-saw-220-240v/286fvIt's basically sliding vs non-sliding (and the Erbauer is alot more powerful & bigger blade)


Go for sliding if you can afford it. I'm forever borrowing my mates slider
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