Extendable sides for versatility
Assembly instructions can be difficult to follow
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Great Saw for the home user
Only reason not to give 5 stars is because the trolley assembly instructions were not the best but I found a demo on YouTube which saved a lot of pain. Saw works really well and does more than I thought it did. The table is really large. Then there's the multifunction blade ... also cool. Wish I hadn't waited to buy. Had no trouble lining up the fence to get repeatable cuts. Remarkably accurate for what it is. Sliding mitre is a little more tricky and I check that every time before use. I've had it for just over 2 years now. It is my favourite power tool.
Guys at Total Tools Sunbury were great.
Purchased in August 2018 at Total Tools for $499.00.
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Brand new out of the box the saw was disappointingly totally unusable.
Height adjust blade wobble 5mm plus due to damaged worm drive.
For any one new to table saw operation this would have ended very badly with first use.
A couple of unidentified loose parts in the packaging.
Support at time of writing...zero apart from a money back offer from the retailer.
But....after a complete teardown and re-assembly with full calibration, the saw performed very well.
Extension sides give great work flexibility. It folds up neatly, transports easily and ...
Purchased in September 2020 at Total Tools for $599.00.
Great for the home handyman
For the price this table saw is great value for money.
I've had mine for nearly twelve months and have build many projects on it. The best feature would probably be the wide cutting range you get when you extend the two sides so you can cut down large pieces of plywood etc. The fence clamps down at both ends which is good for getting a straight fence alignment for your cut.
Only negative points is that the table top surface is made from aluminium, not cast iron so you wont be able to use any magnetic jigs or feather boards etc. I'm also go...
Purchased in August 2019 at Total Tools for $550.00.
Value for money
I bought this machine a couple of years ago, and I’m delighted with its performance as I only saw light timber ie maximum of 38mm pine. If you wish to saw thicker than this go for something else as I think this is about the limit of its motor. The fence is a feature, as is the ability to stretch the bench top to accommodate ply sheet, but above all I can fold it up and put it aside without it taking up a lot of space. I found the blade will cut steel after cutting a 4mm spike embedded in a stick of timber. To the credit of the Total Tools guy when I bought it he made sure I was aware that it was a light saw. Not sure it would drive a dado.
Purchased in March 2018 at Total Tools for $499.00.
A good table saw with a few niggles
When I punted my Ozito table saw (see my review on that product), I was chasing an upgrade that was not only more mobile, but also provided a more accurate cut and was, overall, a quality upgrade.
After much deliberating and watching of YouTube reviews (mainly by UK-based reviewers), I settled on the Evolution Rage 5-S from UK based Evolution Power Tools. It appears the Total Tools chain has the exclusive rights to sell Evolution Power tools in Australia. I paid $499 for the saw just before Christmas.
The first thing that needs to be said i...s what has been complained about universally in a wide range of reviews – the assembly instructions for the trolley are rubbish. The trolley isn’t as straight forward as a hand trolley as it has a folding, scissor action making it a bit tricky. There is a good YouTube review by an English chap who put together a far better how-to than the instructions that come with the saw. Once you’ve got the kerfuffle with the trolley assembly out of the way, you can attach the saw body, its peripherals, and start sawing. It comes with a rather ordinary mitre/crosscut sled, an excellent rip fence that locks at the front and back of the saw and is super accurate, a push stick and a transparent blade guard that has a dust vacuum hose that comes with it. When the hoses are all hooked up properly to a vacuum or dust extractor, it doesn’t leave much of a mess. Perhaps a bit on the table and that’s it. The best thing about the saw and to be honest, one of the primary selling points for me, was its mobility. That pain-in-the-butt-to-assemble trolley the saw mounts to collapses very easy and you can wheel it around the place like you would a hand trolley. This is a game changer for the home DIY guy like me as it meant I could take the saw to where I wanted to work, not the other way around. It also meant I could store it in an out of the way place, important if your workshop space is at a premium or you have to “share” your workshop with a car.
Purchased in December 2018 at Total Tools Physical store for $499.00.
Questions & Answers
I am very interested in the evolution rage 5 s ,with the view to purchase, based on the reviews and the sale price, when and where would it become available? Area location ALBURY NSW email address
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Hi Pete K, AllTools carry these. This is a “light” saw that handles up to 38mm comfortably and will saw heavier if needed. I purchased mine as most of my sawring is 19mm ply, I wheel it out of the shed so sawdust doesn’t have to be swept up and then it folds away taking up less space. It also easy to adjust and has a great fence setup giving satisfactory accuracy. My only gripe is that the off button is hard to get at so I’ve had to rig up a paddle that I can bump with my knee. Mike Yackandandah
I have just purchased one of these saws and have the same problem with the blade not square with no more adjustment, are you able to send a link on how to fix this as you did with your saw. Many thanks in advance Jim
Rage 5-S Blade to table adjustment
Ensure the machine is unplugged.
1, Remove the blade guard
2, remove the orange table insert
3, measure the gap between blade and the right-side T-Slot front and rear of blade.
4, loosen the 2 countersunk Hex screws at the rear of the blade first.
5, move the aluminium bracket to the left or right to make the blade parallel with the T-Slot.
6, if you cannot achieve the parallel with the T-Slot repeat on the front.
Thank you for the very prompt reply I will try this tomorrow I only purchased the saw yesterday and have assembled it today and trying to get it as accurate as possible I understand that compared to the better brands it is a cheap saw, but from what I researched it came up with a good report.
Thank you again and I hope you do not mind if I have to ask more questions.
Kind Regards Jim
The RAGE 5-S multipurpose table provides a powerful, clean and accurate cut and virtually no sparks when cutting steel. The blade height can be adjusted for cutting a variety of materials, the built-in wheels allow for easy portability and the folding stand allows for effortless storage. The RAGE 5-S is supplied with an R255-TCT multipurpose blade (28 teeth), with a 255 mm blade diameter and 25.4 mm bore diameter.
- Can cut through many materials such as wood, ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal and plastic with one wood.
- Accurate rip cutting, assisted by an adjustable, full-length, parallel fence with measuring rail guide.
- Ensures reliable and smooth square cutting in a variety of materials.
- Has a powerful high-torque motor with an optimized gearbox & blade system.
- 0- 45-degree bevel tilt and 60 - 60-degree mitre fence covers all common, compound cutting angles.
- 83mm depth of cut at 90 degrees and 58mm depth of cut at 45 degrees.
- Integrated dust port above and below the blade captures dust effectively when fitted to an extraction unit/vacuum (sold separately).
- Collapsible frame with wheels for easy storage and portability.
- Left and right table extensions support wide work-pieces with a table surface area of 1200mm x 640mm when fully extended.
- 1.5m durable cable with the built-in storage cable holder.
- Push Stick included for safer operation when handling smaller offcuts.
- 3-year limited warranty.
- Japanese Tungsten-Carbide-Tipped (TCT) 255mm blade included.
What reviewers thought:
Reviewers noted that the tabletop surface is made from aluminium, not cast iron so you won’t be able to use any magnetic jigs or feather boards. The installation can be a little tricky to set up but overall, the product has great features and ease of handling.
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