What are the main differences between the Evolution Steel and Evolution Build machines?
Evolution's blue range power tools are designed for commercial and industrial steel use and are suitable for cutting thicker Steels, Stainless Steels, Thin Steels, Aluminiums and Wood with the optional blades available.
The combination of an Evolution Steel saw and blade is the premium performance in metal cutting technology.
Evolution's orange range power tools are optimised for professional trade construction. They are well specified machines with a wide range
of operational features and are designed and engineered for sustained and regular use.
What is the difference between the EVOSAW355 and RAGE2 which also cuts steel?
Evolution Steel’s EVOSAW355 base is made out of a heavy aluminium cast iron compared to the Evolution Build RAGE2 Multipurpose Saw which is made out of stamped metal. The clamps on the EVOSAW355 are also made
thicker for better durability and it’s supplied with an increased toothed steel specific blade.
Essentially, the EVOSAW355 is designed for commercial and industrial use whereas the RAGE2 Multipurpose Saw is made for commercial construction
work and DIY projects.
These differences are reflected in the retail prices.
What materials can this saw cut?
When fitted with an Evolution Speciality Carbide-tipped blade this machine can be used to cut: Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminium and Wood.
• Steel & Thin Steel: Material applications include square tube, angle iron, mild steel plate, pipe, tube and other ferrous metals.
• Stainless Steel: Material applications include square tube, angle iron, stainless steel plate, diamond plate, pipe and tube.
• Aluminium and other non-ferrous metals: Material applications include grating, extrusions, pipe and tube.
• Wood: The high-grade carbide tooth configuration enables fast efficient cutting and increased durability.
Please read all safety warnings and instructions in the operator’s manual included with the machine.
Can you fit a diamond blade?
Yes, for dry cutting only. This machine will then cut stone, concrete & brick.
How do I safely cut steel and prolong 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.
Carefully 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 Evolution's specialty blades when cutting stainless steel, aluminum, thin steel or wood.
Are the images of the saw cutting steel without sparks real, or is it just camera trickery?
We can assure you they are 100% authentic. It really does hit home just how incredible the combination of an Evolution Steel saw and speciality blade is the ultimate in steel cutting technology
when you see the fast, precise, burr-free cold-cuts without heat, sparks or grinding reworks required.