"What a bargin... Brought this replace my old one which didn't have half the features of this one. Which cost more. Reliability i can only give it 3. Because only used it a couple of times. Used it on stud work & making half joints. Seemed fly through the 4x2 timber easy. Its alot quieter yhen my old one aswell and more powerful..."
"I have looked at this saw for sometime as a lighter substitute for my Dewalt but with some apprehension due to the cost. All I can say is that as it says it is very easy to assemble (albeit the colour code on the manual was the oposite of the saw) with that in mind it was assembled in about 10mins and when I tried it out both as a test and eventually on site it performed with great accurarcy, in fact when cutting a compound mitre I forgot to move the sliding fence back and cut a small 42* angled piece off (my fault) without even noticing any drop in power. I can as a proffessional joiner for over 40 years highly recommend this saw. Note: If they made a slight alteration to allow angle cuts of more than 45* then it would be an excellant match for my Dewalt."
"This evolution saw is a real bargain in terms of price. As a saw it's merely OK, I've not spent much time trying to improve its performance, rightly or wrongly I have assumed that it it is as well set up at the factory as it is possible to be. Assembly is straightforward and took about ten minutes. The laser guide is a bit of a gimmick, I have adjusted its position several times but It really doesn't add to the precision of the tool, it just gives a general indication of where the blade will contact the work. My biggest reservation is the flex in the slide mechanism, as long as what you are cutting does not require the use of the slide feature at its fullest extent then it's not bad although there is a certain amount of rotational flex in the saw which results in far from smooth cuts in MDF section. It was bought to cut mitres in cornice and pelmet sections for kitchen cupboards, but in the end the blade is really too coarse for this sort of precision work, I wound up using a sharp block plane on all the cut faces to get an accurate fit. It cuts aluminium profiles fairly well, but the blade not being a negative rake one means that you need to be very careful making a cut as it will snatch the workpiece if you are not very circumspect. Overall good value for money, but I never really expected it to perform that well, after all it's only about a quarter of the price of most other sliding compound mitre saws, so for a bit of DIY, perfectly satisfactory, you only need one blade to cut anything, but for daily use save your money up and buy a professional tool."
"this saw is okay for rough cuts or if you rarely use it. if I had known how terrible it was before hand I would not of bought it. the angle lock is WAY OFF! had cut up 18 sets of architraves at 45 degrees ready to fit and once they had been mitre mated together I had realised they were off by far! I had to take them all back to saw and find the right angle with combination square. even when I found the correct angle I couldnt lock it in because it moved when I tighted it up. cheap plastic clips that just wear away. would be much better off paying abit more money for something reliable such as bosch dewalt or makita. you get what you pay for."