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Other Evolution fury 3 mitre saw

Discussion in 'General' started by iancowell, 12 May 2016.

  1. iancowell

    iancowell Minimodder

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    sparkyboy22 Web Tinkerer

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    I have a similar one that pretty much only gets used for mitring skirting boards.
     
  3. Pookie

    Pookie Illegitimi non carborundum

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    I think they are supposed to be pretty good, personally I have a Bosch PCM 7s which is a great bit of kit. I only use it for wood though but I'm sure with a universal blade it could cut metal.
     
  4. edzieba

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    IIRC, the Evolution saws are a big step up from the 'budget' lines from larger name brands in the same price range (and a massive step-up from the no-name 'house brand' lines from stores, like Titan for Screwfix). Not as high quality or reliable as a higher-end saw from a good manufacturer, but you're also paying a lot less. Unless you can find an incredibly good deal on a new saw, or a well-maintained second-hand saw, they're a good buy for the price.
    The main downside is they use their own non-standard shaft diameter (25.4mm vs. 30mm) for the saw blades, so you're stuck buying their blades, or buying a shaft adapter.
     
  5. iancowell

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    :thumb: brilliant cheers guy/girls, so if i said i picked this up for £10 that would be a bargain (second hand of course) ?? just need to get some blades sorted for it now lol and willl try it out, hopefully with my limbs staying intact :rock: :dremel:
     
  6. mrlongbeard

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    I have one of their 'orange' rage circular saws, it's a good bit of kit.
    A tenner would be a bargain, but be aware the blades aren't cheap, especially their 'cut anything' blades
     
  7. Pookie

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    Intresting, i didn't realise the Evolution saws used a custom shaft size, but if Ian is getting the saw for silly money its a no brainer.
     
  8. ElThomsono

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    Ha, I got that exact same saw off Gumtree for £10, the guy selling it had worn the blade away to nothing and couldn't change it, he didn't know the retaining screw was left hand thread :lol:

    I put a new blade in and it's a cracking bit of kit for the money, decent bite size and build quality.
     
  9. iancowell

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    Found the blades for £19.98 on amazon so all in all not a bad buy going by what you chaps have said. Now to decide what to make with it (probably just a massive mess lol)
     

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