EVOLUTION RAGE3FP2552 255MM SINGLE-BEVEL SLIDING COMPOUND MITRE SAW  £134.99 @ Screwfix
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EVOLUTION RAGE3FP2552 255MM SINGLE-BEVEL SLIDING COMPOUND MITRE SAW £134.99 @ Screwfix

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Found 19th Feb
Excellent value mitre saw with features you'd normally find on a more premium brand. Reduced in Screwfix, probably as new model is coming out. Available in 230v or 110v.
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I bought one off this deal. Great saw cuts through metal and wood with the same blade and still going strong after light use (property refurbs and maintenance) over 4 years. Well worth the £99 I paid

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I also have this stand which is £39 from evo refurb. both the saw and table were as new


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Got one of these a couple of weeks ago, really good value. I can highly recommend the Evolution Mitre Stand to go with it, which is under £50 at Screwfix at the moment.

One thing possibly worth noting - this is not the 'Plus' version of this saw, so you don't get the dust bag or extension arms. It's questionable whether the bag catches much anyway - much better to attach a vacuum if possible - and if you get a suitable stand you won't really need the extension arms either.
I bought one off this deal. Great saw cuts through metal and wood with the same blade and still going strong after light use (property refurbs and maintenance) over 4 years. Well worth the £99 I paid

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I also have this stand which is £39 from evo refurb. both the saw and table were as new


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Edited by: "nougat" 19th Feb
Great for the money - have one. Just needs a little calibration if you want bang on cuts but easy to do anyway...
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If you can forgive the smaller blade, I'd also give this one consideration at £161.46 (using code discount 9UDFYCG)- it's got a lot of features the above doesn't, plus it's a better brand:

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I looked at the Rage one's before buying the above, and they had a lot of slop in the cross-pull movement. Personally I'd forgo the bigger blade for greater accuracy of cut. That said you'd do well to get a decent cross-pull of this size for any less, so heat from me.
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If you can forgive the smaller blade, I'd also give this one consideration …If you can forgive the smaller blade, I'd also give this one consideration at £161.46 (using code discount 9UDFYCG)- it's got a lot of features the above doesn't, plus it's a better brand:https://www.angliatoolcentre.co.uk/metabo-kgs216m-slide-mitre-saw-pid37329.htmlI looked at the Rage one's before buying the above, and they had a lot of slop in the cross-pull movement. Personally I'd forgo the bigger blade for greater accuracy of cut. That said you'd do well to get a decent cross-pull of this size for any less, so heat from me.


good find
bought a refurb of this model from evolution's ebay page . grade b for £40 . never skipped a beat and consider it one of my best buys ( used a good 15+ times over 3 years for decent sized jobs )
Edited by: "Munkee" 19th Feb
Mitre fine deal. Damn good saw for the money.
i bought this for £99 from screwfix 3 years ago
My Evo has served me extremely well and recommend it.
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Munkee3 h, 37 m ago

bought a refurb of this model from evolution's ebay page . grade b for £40 …bought a refurb of this model from evolution's ebay page . grade b for £40 . never skipped a beat and consider it one of my best buys ( used a good 15+ times over 3 years for decent sized jobs )


Me too! Absolute best £40 I've ever spent on tools.
But what about all the reviews thats say it doesnt cut accurately etc?
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But what about all the reviews thats say it doesnt cut accurately etc?


If it doesn't cut accurately it's because it hasn't been set up properly.
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andyb8319th Feb

If it doesn't cut accurately it's because it hasn't been set up properly.


Or because of all the slop in the cross-pull. That's not corrected by set-up, it's corrected by new accurately machined bearings. Not overly criticising the saw, just criticising those immediately blaming the operator.
Unless of course the three shops that had these on display when I was looking just happened to use bad examples.
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Or because of all the slop in the cross-pull. That's not corrected by …Or because of all the slop in the cross-pull. That's not corrected by set-up, it's corrected by new accurately machined bearings. Not overly criticising the saw, just criticising those with low standards blaming the operator.Unless of course the three shops that had these on display when I was looking just happened to use bad examples.



Mine cuts true not as good as my wadkin bursgreen in the workshop buy I'm not a cabinet maker and wouldn't use a portable for that. It has it's purpose and covers that purpose well.
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Or because of all the slop in the cross-pull. That's not corrected by …Or because of all the slop in the cross-pull. That's not corrected by set-up, it's corrected by new accurately machined bearings. Not overly criticising the saw, just criticising those with low standards blaming the operator.Unless of course the three shops that had these on display when I was looking just happened to use bad examples.


We have a couple of these at work. We are one of the biggest bespoke joinery manufacturing companies in the country and we've never had any complaints with them.
I've had one of these saws for ages - in green from B & Q. Only paid 80 quid but it was a limb time ago. Served me well for DIY down the years and is currently being used on framing my attic trusses for additional insulation
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If that's how we're playing it, until last year I was second-in-command at …If that's how we're playing it, until last year I was second-in-command at probably THE biggest bespoke cabinet manufacturer in the UK, and we weren't messing around with these, but then we were still using Elektra Beckum's- they were built to last. We used them for chopping up aluminium, all the real work was done on £500k CNC and £15k panel saws.


“Mine’s bigger than yours!” Jeez!!
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If that's how we're playing it, until last year I was second-in-command at …If that's how we're playing it, until last year I was second-in-command at probably THE biggest bespoke cabinet manufacturer in the UK, and we weren't messing around with these, but then we were still using Elektra Beckum's- they were built to last. We used them for chopping up aluminium, all the real work was done on £500k CNC and £15k panel saws.


You seem to have a few insecurities or some kind of inferiority complex. I wasn't aware we were "playing it" like anything. I was simply stating that these saws are more than capable of high accuracy if set up correctly and used competently.
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andyb833 h, 59 m ago

You seem to have a few insecurities or some kind of inferiority complex. I …You seem to have a few insecurities or some kind of inferiority complex. I wasn't aware we were "playing it" like anything. I was simply stating that these saws are more than capable of high accuracy if set up correctly and used competently.


None at all. You were the one who made reference to "one of the biggest bespoke joinery manufacturing companies in the country". You could have made the point equally as well by just saying you used them at work. I was just redressing the balance.
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None at all. You were the one who made reference to "one of the biggest …None at all. You were the one who made reference to "one of the biggest bespoke joinery manufacturing companies in the country". You could have made the point equally as well by just saying you used them at work. I was just redressing the balance.


Just emphasising the fact that while this is obviously not the best mitre saw on the market, it's capable enough for an extremely reputable joinery firm. It's entirely capable of being accurate when used competently.
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andyb8316 m ago

Just emphasising the fact that while this is obviously not the best mitre …Just emphasising the fact that while this is obviously not the best mitre saw on the market, it's capable enough for an extremely reputable joinery firm. It's entirely capable of being accurate when used competently.


All insult-trading aside, did yours have the slop in the cross-pull, and if so how did you fix that? I would have been prepared to put it down to a bad example, except I looked at three in three different shops and they were all the same. Or do you lock off the slide and just use them as chop saws?
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All insult-trading aside, did yours have the slop in the cross-pull, and …All insult-trading aside, did yours have the slop in the cross-pull, and if so how did you fix that? I would have been prepared to put it down to a bad example, except I looked at three in three different shops and they were all the same. Or do you lock off the slide and just use them as chop saws?


Ours are honestly fine. I did notice some movement on a display model recently. We have them assembled and set up by our maintenance department and they've been faultless. I only generally use any sliding mitre saw a chop saw if cutting 90° as we have a couple of pendulum cross cuts in the workshop, but they're not locked off and they do get used frequently as sliders.
As you all seem to know your mitre saws, perhaps you could help me on deciding if this is better or the SIP 10” Sliding Compound Mitre Saw with Laser - Model 01511 which is £160 with Costco? Obviously other than the price!!!! Thanks. Sonia
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soni1555 m ago

As you all seem to know your mitre saws, perhaps you could help me on …As you all seem to know your mitre saws, perhaps you could help me on deciding if this is better or the SIP 10” Sliding Compound Mitre Saw with Laser - Model 01511 which is £160 with Costco? Obviously other than the price!!!! Thanks. Sonia


I've never seen or used one, but just looking at the specs and prices online, £160 seems a bargain for that, assuming the build quality is reasonable.
Thanks OP I bought one last night and have also seen this fot extra £15 - screwfix.com/p/e…62x

Is there much difference? I can't really tell if it's worth spending an extra £15 and get this 'New' one instead.
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