"Bought this to cut skirting board, 7 inch that is, every cut was spot on. Left/right 45 degrees, tilted 45 degrees, 90 degrees.
The original build-up was easy except for the plastic thumb lever which needs attaching to the locking lever when moving the saw left/right of center. This did not fit to the lever section and both it and the lever required work to make them fit together correctly (the part incompatibility should have been found at quality control)
The settings on the machine needed no alterations as the 45/90 degrees and tilt were correct out of the box.
I still gave the machine 5 stars because it cut at all fixed degree settings accurately and easily. This machine is capable of being taken to a job as it's weight is easily manageable.
The other machine we use in the workshop is twice the weight and cost over £500.
"I've had this saw for 2 years now and it has had a lot of use, being an electrician I use it for many things, it save god knows how much time and money while installing dado trunking, also great for cutting uni strut and rod. Just used it to build my girls bunk beds and again it came into its own. I would buy this saw again and anyone that uses it is always surprised by the quality and compare it to the move expensive saws often saying they will get one of these!"
"I found the saw easy to assemble, it took about half an hour. I so far does every thing I have asked of it. The only slight criticism I might have is that for a clean cut without burring you need to be gentle and take it slowly."
"I chose this saw as I had given my old one to my son, and I needed a chop saw to make my life easier. After a long search, I chose the Evolution, and to be honest, I'm so glad I did. It was very well packed, with just a small amount of putting together, easy to follow instructions, so no problems. It comes almost ready to go straight from the box, but I thought I'd better just check the Lazer light, and the angle cutting etc, before I put it to work, no need to worry though, as all was spot on. It's a very sturdy machine which gives a lot of confidence while cutting, and I like the colour scheme. The saw cut is very clean and smooth, which is of course is down to the blade. All in all, a very satisfied customer, and an excellent machine that's very easy to use."
"Bought one of these to do skirting on my Kitchen/diner & Utility. Once set up for mitres (needed fine tuning) it cuts really nice. The laser is OK but be aware, blade cuts slightly to one side of line, so be sure which side is your waste. This has been a great tool for the jobs I needed it for and it has been really useful on some other."
"Bought one of these the other week as an essential replacement to my old pro performance equivalent which finally suffered a slow motor death after 12 odd years. Picked this for the 255mm dia and notable power rating as the old one (1750W) was used a lot (we are talking miles of the stuff here) on very thick wood. Couldn't believe how quiet this beast is and what initially looks like a rather course supplied blade is so smooth on both basic softwood and hard wood combined compared to my old machine which I used to use a 60 tooth blade. You will be impressed with the cut and it cuts metal too although I haven't tried this yet. Pretty light weight and you have to self assemble which takes about an hour of careful unpacking and gets you familiar with the machine so don't let that put you off as it is pretty straight forward. All the bells and whistles at a bargain price. It will do that bit more than the smaller model should you be tempted."
"Great saw cuts through most materials quite easily.I like the rebating feature on saw looks quite a simple idea i am surprised it is not on most sliding saws.I have had a circular evolution saw a few years and found it brilliant.The reason for 4 stars for reliability is because i just got Mitre saw."
"Does exactly what it says on the box, being brand new have tried not to comment on reliabilty at this stage ie reliabilty is a long term factor, but a manditory field on the proforma, but no problems so far. Excellent cut and will probably only use for wood also avoid cutting modern screws as many are hardened and would therefore blunt even the very best of blades very quickly (use metal cutting discs if required) hope this is not a ploy to get you buying replacement blades."
"Evolution 255mm mitre saw has been brilliant in use. If it could be improved it would be in the re-siting the laser line to the other side of the blade as I am right handed and the laser shows on the wrong side of the blade for me."
"Purchased this from screw fix at the Harrogate trade show and at a good price , I had been contemplating one of these for a while , as I have used some expensive ones in the past. Was a little unsure, now I have been using it for a week or 2, I have 100% satisfaction in the product just as good if not better than the more expensive ones at 2,3 and even 4 times the price. And with the multi blade on it brilliant."
"Needed a saw to cut basic firewood, pallets, etc. So the capacity to cut nails, screws and so on is just right with this saw. This saw is excellent for all types of wood and have also used on aluminum and steel. A fantastic product at a great price, buy one!"
"The Rage 3 FP2552 compound mitre saw was easy to assemble and easy to use. The saw produced good 45 degree mitre joints using the standard settings and following the laser guide - very easy and quick to use. Tried 45 degree from vertical cutting an angled recess in a board and that was fine. Laser guide helped produce an accurate cut. All in alll a very useful tool that lets you produce good results very quickly. Gald I bought this one."