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    Default Evolution Cold saw

    I'm thinking about getting an Evolution Rage 2 cold saw... What do you all think

    http://www.evolutiononlineshop.com/s...%202%20%20Saw/


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    Not technically a cold saw.
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    the rage 2 is an old saw, I would get the newer rage 3 if I was going to buy evolution brand saw.( but I think these saws are cheaper made and for a little more you can get alot better quality)

    But if I was going to buy a dry cut saw, my first choice would be the 12" makita (it is the sturdest made, best design, and heavy duty) the only draw back is the 12" blade but is is better made. and If I had to have the 14" blade them I would get the Milwaukee (it is still a very good saw, just the makita has a little better vise and handle) . But stay away from the dewalt multicutter. It is cheap made and is a POS.
    The blade on the makita is the best.

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    I've got an Eviolution Raptor and lemme tell yuh It works awesome ........using it to cut square tubing and it goes through almost like butter..........I've heard a ton of pros & cons about these saws but from my experience it works awesome.. Just my 2cents Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by ace4059 View Post
    the rage 2 is an old saw, I would get the newer rage 3 if I was going to buy evolution brand saw.( but I think these saws are cheaper made and for a little more you can get alot better quality)

    But if I was going to buy a dry cut saw, my first choice would be the 12" makita (it is the sturdest made, best design, and heavy duty) the only draw back is the 12" blade but is is better made. and If I had to have the 14" blade them I would get the Milwaukee (it is still a very good saw, just the makita has a little better vise and handle) . But stay away from the dewalt multicutter. It is cheap made and is a POS.
    The blade on the makita is the best.
    Why do you call the Dewalt a POS. I have one and it seems to work fine.
    What do you base your statement on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by monte55 View Post
    Why do you call the Dewalt a POS. I have one and it seems to work fine.
    What do you base your statement on?
    It is very cheap built. The base is stamped steel not the heavy cast. The guard is plastic and the motor is over rated and needs to be built better. the swivel vise needs to tighten up better because it you are cutting and the piece gets loose then, you will be sweeping up broken teeth. The blade is also not the best, but it works ok. On the dewalt and milwaukee, the blades are for cutting metal but the design (teeth shape) is based on a regular blade. Look and the design of the makita blades and the freud diablo blades. They are better designed and will last longer.

    Yes all these saws will work but from all the research that I have done, comparisons, use, and demos that I have seen, the makita is my first choice, followed by the milwaukee.

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    Strange...my DeWalt has been flawless except for operator error for the last several years. I would say my 10,000 or so cuts would disagree with your research. Could it be better? Yes. Is it a POS? **** NO.
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    let me know when it craps out.

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    Are you guys done?

    What I like about the evolution is that is spins at 1400 rpm instead of 3 or 4 thousand.. and I like the idea of cutting metal rather than grinding metal.

    Does anyone here have a saw by Evolution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny365 View Post

    Does anyone here have a saw by Evolution?

    Later
    No sorry but I dont know anyone with the evolution saw.


    Quote Originally Posted by benny365 View Post
    What I like about the evolution is that is spins at 1400 rpm instead of 3 or 4 thousand.. and I like the idea of cutting metal rather than grinding metal.
    huh, thats funny, because we are talking about the same saw, only the makita spins at 1200 rpms and the dewalt 1300 rpms and milwaukee spin at 1500rpms.

    Quote Originally Posted by benny365 View Post
    Are you guys done?
    I guess. You wanted to know about a dry cut saw (not a cold saw) and I told you which one is supieor so you wouldnt make a mistake and buy an inferior product. But then again, dont listen to what I have to say becasue I must not know what the **** I am talking about and the hours of research means nothing. I am not here to push a brand, only the better saw.
    One example of this is I have 13 angle grinders. All dewalt. A friend has milwaukee angle grinders, and brought one over for me to use. I can tell you that the milwaukee is made better than my dewalts and the next ones I buy might be milwaukee. From all the articles and threads that I have read, Metabo is the best angle grinder (And when my dewalts crap out I am going to try a metabo and see how I like it compaired to milwaukee). So if some one wants to know about an angle grinder, Ill inform them that I personally think from what I have read that the metabo is the best one for the money.

    Honestly I could care less which one you buy, Its your money.



    Edit Here is an email from Alan at tricktools (van santent) Ryan, thanks for your email. Evolution just recently introduced the RAGE and FURY lines of equipment. The 380 Raptor is part of the high-end STEEL line of machines which offer a 5 yr warranty, and are industrial rated. They have a 2200 watt motor. The RAGE is a 2000 watt motor with a 3 year warranty. The RAGE is considered more of a multi-purpose saw.

    The Jancy units are comparable to the Evolution STEEL series, they are the industrial versions. Mostly just brand name preference as you mentioned!

    Alan Geetings
    Sales Manager
    Van Sant Enterprises, Inc.
    641-628-3860 ext 108
    www.tricktools.com"

    Also if you watch the youtube videos of the rage 2 it show it is a multi purpose saw cutting wood with metal nails in it.
    Last edited by ace4059; 10-01-2008 at 12:11 PM.

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