Evolution RAGE3 FP2552 255mm Compound Mitre Saw 230V
After reading reviews of top branded saws and reviews of this one, I took the plunge to spend my hard earned.
Only used for cutting firewood yet but worked none stop for 4hours. Top quality at a fraction of the big brands with more functions.
1 Apr 2015
I had a feel of the Ã210 mm on display before buying this Ã255 one. The Ã210 had a very lumpy sliding action and I hoped it was just poor assembly. The Ã255 was just the same. The linear bearing were just very 'unsmooth' and noisy and there was slack too. It felt like it had been used for 100's of hours to me. One bearing was even very loose in the housing and had 5 mm of end float, I could push one of them back and forth with my little finger Another came out very easy. The rotating (tilting) head was a poor fit too. Once it came to a stop you could see it move in the hub. The clamp handle threads were poor and very slack even with 4 full threads engaged.
I did not finish assembling it as I was so disappointed with the build quality. Maybe the bearings would have survived like they were for years with no further wear, who knows, but I am sure the bearing shouldn't have moved so easy in the housings. In my experience once bearings start to fail and get slack the wear rate is exponential. I had felt other makes before buying this and their sliding action was perfectly smooth and quiet.
I didn't want to give scores for reliability, or performance as this is not fair. I had to to leave the review so please ignore these poor scores.
I shall be looking for another make with better build quality however.
30 Mar 2015
A great buy
I needed a good saw to cut up a Long Wheelbase Transit's worth of roofing timbers. A huge amount of wood. It was easy to assemble and performed perfectly for 6 continuous hours last Saturday. I am delighted with it and would recommend it without hesitation. I could have spent more but, for a DIY man, this is perfect
9 Mar 2015
Great piece of equipment
I am very happy with my purchase. Good value, good build quality, really handy and useful tool. Not only for DIY
6 Mar 2015