Where can I see a machine that I’m interested in before I purchase it?
Available from The Home Depot stores in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Tennessee,
Texas, Utah & Wyoming states. Call your nearest store now to check availability. All stores on the store finder have a display model.
Who is this saw for?
The saw is an all-in-one cutting powerhouse. The carbide-tipped blade is manufactured from high-grade Japanese steel, with Evolution’s unique tooth design, making it suitable for all trades including
general contractors, metal workers, joiners, plumbers, electricians, gardeners / landscapers, roofers, fabricators, dry wallers, HVAC workers, makers/upcyclers, engineers, farmers, and builders.
How does the saw work?
The RAGE2 is built with a rugged construction and has a hi-torque gearbox and blade system, which increases motor and blade life. An optimum RPM ‘chips’ away at metals
to reduce chatter and wear which provides you a superior cut on any type of material. This displaces heat, unlike abrasion cutting, leaving a clean cut ready for you to work.
Should I get the Rage 2 or something more heavy duty?
Your question is best answered by your needs. If you intend to use the saw every day in a high production fabrication business then you may want a more higher-end saw with better
features such as the Evolution EVOSAW380 15” Steel Cutting Chop Saw. If you’re looking for a saw to do lighter commercial work and DIY projects, this saw and blade combination can save you from
buying several blades that are specific to a material. Evolution also offers diamond blades for this saw that are specific for masonry or stone materials.
What is the difference between this model and the Evolution Steel saw?
The EVOSAW380 Steel Cutting Saw’s base is made out of a heavy cast iron compared to the RAGE2 Multipurpose Saw which is made out of stamped metal. The clamps on the
EVOSAW380 are also thicker for increased durability and is supplied with a 66 tooth steel blade.
Essentially, the EVOSAW380 is designed for commercial and industrial use whereas the RAGE2
Multipurpose Saw is made for lighter commercial use and DIY projects. These differences are reflected in the retail prices.
Where is the saw made?
It is designed and engineered in the “Steel City”, Sheffield, UK. The blade is produce in Japan from premium steel. The saw is assembled in PRC passing all CSA stringent quality controls.
Does the saw come with a blade in the price?
Yes, this is supplied fitted to the saw. Additional blades can be purchased online at
The Home Depot
How much do replacement blades cost?
Home Depot retails these for around $65 online. The best value in blade life and efficiency, the carbide-tipped blade lasts longer than abrasive discs producing ready-to-weld, accurate, clean and
square cold-cuts with no harmful smoke, no hot sparks or burrs, leaving an instantly workable finish.
Can the blade be resharpened?
Yes, the multipurpose blade lasts a very long time and can be sharpened several times before replacing.
What kind of blade life can I expect?
As a guiding principle, Evolution’s internal test data concluded 1,152 cuts on one blade and 1,365 cuts on another blade using 1/4” x 2” x 2” angle iron cut in the triangle position.
Using the same test criteria, an abrasive disc only achieved 69 cuts.
According to the World Steel Association, there are over 3,500 different grades of steel, encompassing unique physical, chemical, and environmental properties. Unfortunately, we can’t test them all, therefore it is very hard to say what the blade life will be.
If the material being cut has been galvanized, zinc coated, or otherwise modified, the blade life may decrease and a different clamping technique may be required. For more tips on prolonging blade-life, please watch this
How do I keep the blade teeth from clogging?
Disconnect the power tool from the power source. Such preventative safety measures reduce the risk of starting the power tool accidentally.
A little wax or WD40 can stop the metal shards clogging between the blade teeth. We recommended regular checks between uses to brush away any metal shards to ensure optimum cutting performance.
Why is the arbor different?
As a safety measure for users, to indicate that only appropriate blades should be fit on the saw.
Can you fit an abrasive disc or vice versa?
This saw is optimized for use with the Multipurpose blade and, as such, runs at a lower RPM than saws designed for use with abrasive discs. An abrasive disc will likely not work well on the Rage2 and may be dangerous.
Similarly, the Multipurpose blade is designed to run on Evolution's saws with lower RPMs. If attempting to use the multipurpose blade on another saw, please check the specs and confirm it runs no more than 1600RPM.
What are the saw’s cutting capacities?
The cutting capacities are: 3-3/4” x 7-1/8”cross cut, 4-3/4” square tube and 5-1/8” diameter round tube.
What materials can the saw cut?
The saw will cut 1/4” mild steel plate, square tube, angle iron, cast-iron pipe, fat bar, rebar, c-channels, aluminum, copper, strutting, armored cable, cable tray,
unistrut, wood, wood with embedded nails, wood-plastic composite (WPC) and plastic.
We do not recommend cutting hardened high carbon, coated and stainless steels with this saw. If you require to cut these materials, please refer to the
Evolution Steel range
When fitted with the Evolution diamond blade the saw can cut stone, concrete and brick.
What happens if I cut through thicker material than 1/4” mild steel plate?
We do not recommend this as it will reduce blade-life through increased vibration. Please refer to the Evolution Steel range
Will the blade handle semi-hard or case hardened machine bolts?
No, the multipurpose blade is not sufficient for hardened materials. In some instances, customers have had success with using the Stainless Steel blade, but the blade life expectation for such applications would be short.
What is the v-block for?
Use the v-block to rotate the material on an angle. This means the steel is no longer on the horizontal plane when the blade cuts it and this prolongs blade-life.
Please use the clamp securely as this prevents vibration which reduces blade-life. For more tips on prolonging blade-life, please watch this
What is the correct cutting technique?
Don’t push down like a hot saw/abrasive wheel or fiber disc (which cut on speed/friction) as this will reduce blade-life and break/throw teeth.
Evolution saws spin at a reduced optimum RPM with hi-torque.
Barely push down and let the blade do the work chipping at the material. The weight of your hand is all you need.
Start up at full rpm and go all the way through and then back out the other side, at the max speed the blade runs true. Doing this each cut, you will have no issues when cutting mild steel.
Use specialty blades when cutting stainless, aluminum, thin steel or wood.
Is the base on this saw stamped steel or cast-iron?
The RAGE2 has a stamped steel base. This provides a competitively priced option for customers that don’t require a ‘heavy duty’ machine like the Evolution Steel EVOSAW380 15” Steel Cutting Saw.
What is included with the saw?
14” Multipurpose Carbide-tipped blade, V-block for increased blade-life, vise Handle, Hex Wrench, Spare Carbon Brush Set, Safety Goggles, Ear Plugs and Instruction Manual.
Will it cut 45° at both sides and does the clamp rotate to cut different miters?
The vise will turn a full 45°, with stops with markings at 0°, 15°, 30° and 45°.
How wide will the vise open?
The vise on the RAGE2 saw opens up to 7-1/8”.
What is the height of the base?
It is 3-1/2” from the feet to the base. The adjustable rubber feet reduce vibration.
Can a dust extraction be fitted?
A dust extraction cannot be fitted to this machine. Please use Personal Protection Equipment.
What is covered by the 3 year warranty?
The repair or replacement of your machine (at Evolution’s discretion), if your machine is found to be defective due to faulty materials, workmanship or function within the warranty period
(if any part is no longer available or out of manufacture, Evolution will replace it with a functional replacement part).
Use of the machine in the USA only, overseas users should contact the official importer for that country. The warranty becomes effective at the date of purchase (or the date of delivery if this is later).
In the event that your machine needs repairing or replacing, you must provide proof of purchase / delivery before any work can be carried out on your machine. Without this proof, any work carried out will be chargeable.
If your Evolution power tool requires attention from our engineers, warranty repairs will be completed within 2-3 working days of receiving the machine.
What do I do if my machine needs servicing?
Having a power tool go down can feel like hitting a wall, so we appreciate how important it is to get yours fixed fast! The Evolution repairs & servicing center located in Davenport, Iowa,
is home to some of America’s highly experienced and fully qualified technicians, repairing and servicing Evolution power tools safely and reliably. Please speak to one of our representatives about shipping your product in for for repair. 866-EVO-TOOL.
Do you stock replacements parts? What about for old machines?
Yes, we stock parts for all of our machines at our facility in Davenport, Iowa. The majority of the time we have parts for our older machines in stock, however we recommend that you contact us to check on availability.