"If you're after a decent compound mitre saw you can't go too far wrong with this, providing you don't mind splashing out the cash.
It's a solid, heavy duty bit of kit; once properly set up, it's not going to need much adjustment and will stay true.
The instruction manuals are pretty uninspiring; you'll need two different manuals to get it fully set up, and then you may find you have bits left over due to the ambiguity, and will have to work out where they go. This could be improved.
Features wise, the highlights are the slider, which runs smooth and true, the double bevel, and the laser. Part of the guide is removable, which saves you accidentally cutting through it at certain complex angles. The laser pointer is useful (once set up properly) but note that it's not highly visible in outdoor lighting. Should be fine in a workshop though.
I was particularly impressed by the blade; I used mine to chop a pile of 2x4" roof timbers into firewood, which was shot through with nails, and the blade went through them like butter. Obviously cutting through nails isn't ideal, but if you have no option, they don't seem to damage the blade in the slightest.
All in all this is a decent, professional grade bit of kit which should last well. I've only given an average 3* for reliability, as you can't make an accurate judgement until you've had these things for years, but I don't anticipate any problems at all."
"Bought this mitre saw for small light jobs. The first thing I had to do was set up the saw angles and back fence with the blade. The blade was out of line with the table, after calling the technical department who were very helpful, I was able to line the blade to the table by 1 deg. It cuts angle iron like butter, but be aware it does slightly blunt the blade when going back to wood. It's not a professional mitre saw like a Dewalt, but does the job. Can't comment on the reliability as not had it long enough. I do recommend this product, but has to be set up out of the box."
"Brilliant saw. Have used it to make flower boxes with intricate mitres.
I attach mine to a bench and have made stops to allow me to cut decking to size. Makes repeat cutting a piece of cake, better than a circular. Would thoroughly recommend this saw to anyone thinking of buying one.
If you are cutting more than one piece of timber or decking, connect your vacuum to the dust extraction system as the bag fills quickly.
"Only a DIYer but always found Evolution tools very good . Plus ability to cut nails and wood a real bonus . Cannot give a pro view but this tool is everything I will want and need . Will purchase the tile blade which will make it a brilliant all rounder for my needs ."
"Just bought this saw after a lot of research. Looked at all options including Bosch and Makita where I could have paid £500+. The Rage 3 DB was my choice as it can cut a range of different materials and on first impressions seems to be very versatile. Initial concerns are that it lacks accuracy and you have to carefully set up the blade to for 90 deg cuts. I spent some time adjusting the blade to cut true. It lacks the precision of some competitors and some of the fit an finish could be more precise. Overall good value for money."
"I bought this as a feature rich option that will get occasion use, hence I was looking for value. The flexibility to cut several material types and functionaliity of double bevel etc, made this saw an obvious choice. Things to look out for: - Check setup before cutting as there is no bevel lock. - Blade rotation is anti-clockwise, so if you are looking for a clean timber cut, the workpiece needs flipping over, e.g. finished flooring. - Blade rotation direction can cause the workpiece to lift if not held firmly or clamped."
"bought for its ability for wood/steel cutting, so far i have been pretty impressed with this tool, although some features were not as good as expected e.g. the preset angles are a bit vague and use of a square is recomended to gain accurate 90 degree angles. but overall this is an amazing tool, easily slicing through 15mm square steel without heating the metal!! i have mostly cut 3x2 softwoods and oak flooring that i an using as paneling to the handrail on my staircase. i have found the laser to be quite accurate and use it to set up the angles taken from my adjustable guage, with good accuracy. although a large outlay at purchase, i can see this paying for itself once you are accustomed to its controls. overall i am very happy with this tool."
"All bolts need to be checked & tightened before use. Full cut when slotting with depth stop is not possible without packing between the fence and work piece. Other wise a reasonable tool for the price - so far."