Evolution Power Tools RAGE2 vs Evolution Power Tools RAGE4
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I was skeptical with the blade but was highly suprised on how this cut threw steel with little to no sparks at all. I would highly recommend this saw to anyone.
The saw is good, but the blade isn't the best. Cuts through mild steel with ease. The angle adjustments are pretty close too. I got 105 cuts out of the blade and the manufactor got 900 cuts. They didn't respond to my emails asking for an explanation on this. It has advantages over abrasive cut off s...
I use this cut 1.5" diameter aluminum 6061 and shavings build up inside the notches of the blade until it can no longer cut. You then have to manually pry the aluminum nuggets out of the blade...
If you are in the market for a dry cut saw this may seem like a great deal, I thought the same. It was returned the same day I received it. Mine was very out of square from itself, I was going to have to shim up the table in order to get a good 90 degree vertical cut, there is no way to adjust the...
Was a little hesitant to purchase this saw based on several bad reviews. Most reviews of the older version were positive but supposedly changes in the design attributed to the bad reviews. The first thing I did was to see if the saw could cut good 90 degree cuts (a problem with one of the reviews)...
I have one of these and love it. I paid around $250 a year ago. It chows through rebar, tubular steel and other metals with ease. It typically passes through 5/8 rebar in 5-6 seconds, leaves the metal cool to the touch, and as close to square as I can measure. Some of the best money I've spent on my...
I cut a piece of 2 1/2" x 1/4" aluminum, I got only slight feedback from the handle. It cut easily through the part with less than 1 degree of angle over the 2 1/2". I then cut 6 pieces of 2" x 2" x 1/8" steel angle 6" long. Again, the saw breezed through the angle iron. My feel for the saw is that...
The saw works great, I've cut both mild steel and aluminum with no issues. The things I'd change, A) the vise likes to change angle when you snug up the work, even with the hold down bolt cranked tight. A better locking system would be nice. B) The angle indications are hard to read because they're...
Very good saw but blades are too hard to find the local store don't carry them and I can buy another saw on line but not the blades. I have been forced to buy Miluaukee blades witch don't last near as long.
Lets start with the good. Yes, it cuts just like all the videos show. Much, much better than a chop saw. Very little (if any) sparks while cutting. Not much heat generated in the material from cutting. Now the bad. Like most cutting/chop saws I have used, the fences are junk. The rear fence is ok, b...
I bought this saw to finish a serving cart I made I was really impressed as to it cut the steel and when I need a piece of wood to use as a spacer I didn't have to set up my mitter I highly recommend this saw well build and portable
I would recommend the Rage-4 7.25" circular saw to anyone. First of all, it has exceptional power. This saw is also incredibly user friendly and very easy to use and can be used for cutting a wide range of materials. My company actually incorporates this product as an optional feature on a few of th...
Made several cuts to 2" x 3" 3/16" steel rectangle tube. Cuts awesome. Great saw. Works as advertised. For the money by far the best saw I could have bought. Don't waste your money and health on an abrasive saw. If it makes it through the project I am on I am going to buy the 14" version.
Very pleased, light but effective. Thanks you! Bottledrop!
Cuts through tubing like a knife through butter - Faster than an abrasive cutoff saw and the band saw
Cuts through steel tube and aluminum bar stock really well (and quickly). I hardly need any cleanup before welding. Cleaner cuts, no dust and better in almost every way compared to abrasive cutting disks.
The first question asked is if this saw could cut 3 inch tube. The answer given was yes. In reality, however, this saw cannot cut 3 inch tube unless you rotate the tube three times. This is what I was attempting to do when the motor burned up on the third cut. I never had a chance to cut smaller tub...
bought to cut some 2" pipe but found out it does much more. light weight very portable and cuts what ever I need. Will cut a 2x4 but nothing bigger. I cut some 1/4" wall square tube with no problem, a lot faster and easier than a friction blade.
Easy to use but the holding clamp doesn't work well with small pieces
Saw motor smoked after using a few times cutting thin wall steel tubing and 1/8" angle iron after owning it for a month. While it has a 3 year warranty, the cost to ship it in for repair is a significant part of the purchase price and there is no assurance that it not fail again if it is a design pr...
Questions & Answers
Would this be able to cut brass tubing or is it too powerful
You should have no problem cutting 1” brass tubing plus you should have very little if any deberring to do on your cuts. (0^0)
It’s more dependent upon the blade. The saw motor will handle the task and for clean cuts go slow. But it’s the number of teeth the saw blade has. The more teeth the finer the cut. I believe the instructions have a spread sheet showing the different blades and what there best for. If you can’t find the information try a test cut lowering the blade very slowly. Clamp your material in being careful not to crush it. Wear leather gloves and eye protection. Brass shavings can cause nasty cuts so DON’T run your finger around the inside of the pipe!
It would cut 1 inch brass tubing very easily. I wouldn't cut too fast or it might leave a little bit of jagged edges. However if it were me I would try to use a standard tubing cutter that is normally used for cutting copper tubing. I haven't tried it on 1 inch brass but I have cut 1/2 inch brass that way. Brass is harder than copper but the tubing cutter will still work. If you decide to use this chop saw then be sure not clamp the thin-walled brass too tightly or it will crush it.
Too powerful? I did not know that was ever a problem. Kind of like the problem of having too much money or too much fun or too much horsepower. As for your question, "will it cut brass tubing?", if you can get the tubing on the saw bed and clamped down securely without risking life or limb, then this saw will cut it. Just be aware of the fact that instead of a multitude of sparks, this saws makes a multitude of chips or shrapnel. With steel, a magnet will help clean up the mess. With brass you are going to have to use a broom or a shop vac.
Yes, this can cut through 1 inch brass tubing.
Is the blade included with purchase of the saw?
Yes the blade comes on the saw.
Yes, it is. It cuts wood, aluminum and steel with no problem. Tough blade good for smaller projects.
yes, but does not stand up very long. before you have to replace it again.
Yes the blade is included. Make sure to check that it is tight before using.
Yes. I've cut steel tubing, solid hardened steel bar and wood. Works great.
Thank you for your interest in Evolution Power Tools. Yes, the saw will come with a multipurpose blade. The blade can cut several different materials with our having to change the blade. However, if you are going to be cutting a lot of metal, we do recommend a metal cutting blade. Our mild steel cutting blade is part# 185BLADEST. You will definitely get better blade like out of the metal specific blade. The multipurpose blade is only meant to be used if you have a few cuts here and there in metal. Also, if you are cutting any square or angle material, we recommend starting your cut through the thinnest part of the material. This will also help with prolonging the life of the blade. If you have anymore questions, you can contact a customer service team member toll free at 866-386-8665. Thank you and have a great day!
Yes the blade is included. If I remember correctly, the saw came fully assembled. Just check over for adjustment and make sure it it tight.
Yes it is, Don't expect it to last very long. About 10 cuts of 1/4 inch by 2 inch flat and its done.
Is this saw large enough to cut 2 x 6 wood studs in a single pass? (without having to flip the st...
no would have to flip board.
Best blade attack would be with the board clamped in the vertical position. Clamping a 2x6 in a flat orientation is your only option with a 7.5" saw blade. This presents the problem of greater cutting resistance. This would be Ok if you aren't planning to do a large amount of cutting. Because the added resistance will slow the process and cause the blade to overheat. The larger saw would be faster and more efficient. All depending on your intended need.
Hello. Max cut for the saw would be 2". So you can cut a 2x6 but it will be right at the motor.