After looking at alternatives, I decided a Rage 5S was the right saw for me. I've no doubt the cheaper version sold by Screwfix would have been fine but they don't offer delivery and it would never have fitted in my car. Unfortunately, the Evolution web site wouldn't accept the discount code I had received by email. Delivery was prompt, as advertised. Setting up wasn't complicated (despite comments I've seen) and everything was square out of the box. Ripping against the fence and cross cuts using the sliding table are simple and accurate. Dust collection is not bad, although you have to be careful not to catch the workpiece on the tube from the top. Three negatives and one caution: First, it sounds a bit rough as it runs down. I suspect this is partly because the blade fouls on its plastic housing in some positions, so I guess this will wear away in time. Second, the whole thing sits at an angle left to right as the 'wheel' side of the stand is lower by quite a bit (>40mm across the table). The adjustable feet on the other side can only be used to increase its height and so would make it worse. This doesn't seem to be an issue with assembly of the stand as it can't go together any other way. Finally, the mitre guide rocks side to side in its track. This isn't a huge issue as the whole section of table can slide but using it alone would be pretty inaccurate. The caution is that, once assembled, it can be easily moved but is too wide to go through a regular door, so one of the first things I used it for was to make a dolly on castors to take it through sideways (!)
1 month ago
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