"After much consideration I went with the Evolution table saw (i already have a evolution mitre saw which has performed very well for years.) Assembly was quick and is very sturdy and runs smoothly. Had the saw for 4 months and is working like new.
I disagree with the below comments, for the money it is a very solid machine. even had a go at cutting throgh alluminium sheets which was as clean as with wood."
"Well the first one I picked up from store. Two staff helped get it into car as box was very big . Had to take it back as saw blade would not rise. Picked up second one next day and staff checked it all worked before putting it in car..when the blade is fully extended at 45* it will not return to 90* without the blade being lowered a bit.. Not a huge problem....the only ancillary I could fit into the moulded brackets was the push stick. Both fence and mitre don't have a home on the body..the table slide is very smooth and provided an accurate cut. With the blade fully extended at90* I cut a length of 4 x4 and the difference from top of cut to bottom was 0.24 mm on my digital scale. The mitre provided an accurate 45* cut and this was at manufacture settings didn't need to adjust anything.. Overall very pleased with quality of cut on soft wood and MDF ( no breakout) I cut 2 pieces of 18mm MDF together on mitre and the blade and motor handled the 36 mm no problem. Have yet to use it on ply but I expect there to be just as good cut with no breakout. Dust extraction on it works well. I did a bit of research before buying and it was a toss between this and an axminster saw for about the same price, I was concerned about putting it up single handed but have found that by doing one side then lifting the other side and fixing the legs I could manage on my own. Once up it is not too difficult to lift and position. So far there is not a thing I don't like. Scales are adjustable by about 4mm on the fence for accuracy. Very stable and excellent value."
"We have bought this to replace another low brand table saw, and to be honest for the price, you do get a lot with it.
The motor is not too noisy, the table it's self is quite well designed with some extra feet to help prevent the machine from tipping whilst being operated by one person.
It's not the best build quality, some parts are a struggle to get to stay on, so despite it having a buiolt in trolley, I don't think it would be long til you found bits missing that you probably wont know which site they were left at.
But on the whole, it's £200 cheaper than a quality branded model, and for a small workshop I reckon this thing will be brilliant for the money."
"It is heavy & comes in a big box - 2 man lift into back of an estate car. Once unpacked it can easily be moved around on its wheels & moved to upright position by 1 reasonably strong person. Easy to assemble once you have fathomed out some new terminology e.g. riving knife & rip fence - pictures in the manual are a bit difficult to make out - download the pdf version (& parts list) from Evolution's web site. Blade gives a neat cut on wood, parallel to guide cut is pretty accurate but the vertical cut (blade 90 degrees from workbench) is not quite square & does not seem to be adjustable. I would have liked somewhere to store the detachable bits (mitre gauge, blade changing tools etc.) when in the storage position. Build quality is good & will easily do DIY jobs."
"I recived 2 of these and they both had the same fault , you can't raise or lower the blade because the cogs on the gears do not engage ...which is the same fault previous reviewers have reported ...and the bed is not level ....very poor build quaility for the price ...AVOID !!!! this review is no reflection on the staff who where very helpful ."
"Looks like a decent saw, but received 2 that were both faulty, the gearing for the height adjustment on the blade on both saws I received, were broken and would adjust the height. Possibly a bad batch but I definitely wouldn't recommend it."
"Don't buy it. Blade supplied with the saw very poor and screwfix do not supply any others. Adjustments very jerky, no fine adjustment possible on my machine. Expensive for what it is, much better tools available at less than half the price."