Evolution Rage 5-S table saw review

Evolution Rage 5-S table saw review

This Rage 5-S table saw was kindly sent to me by Evolution power tools for me to be able to complete some projects, so here is the review of it. I did have the Evolution Fury 5 before this table saw but it often got in my way (despite installing wheels on to the base), it just took up too much room in my garage. The Rage 5-S is easy to stow away in the corner of the garage and so it is perfect for what I need. The Rage 5 is an awesome machine and I really like using it, the dust extraction is superb and the sliding carriage makes cutting straight pieces very easy indeed. I did buy another blade for this machine as I often cut a lot of acrylic for small projects around the home, the blade was bought from a seller on Amazon and has 120 TCT teeth which gives an excellent cut.

Here are a few links to help-
Rage 5-s for sale on ebay- http://fave.co/2rwuuzY
Rage 5-s for sale on Amazon http://fave.co/2rwpdIw

This is the 210 teeth blade that I use on acrylic- http://fave.co/2rwAngH

For more information on this machine please see here- http://www.evolutionpowertools.com/uk/build/tablesaws/rage5s/


  1. TheEssexSpurs on February 8, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    I want a table saw for cutting recycled wood into strips for trellises.Is it worth spending £250 on this or will a cheaper model suffice?

  2. bigcheesie Crawford on February 8, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Without a soft start is it likely switch on the consumer board to trip

  3. Michael Berry on February 8, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Thanks for the video, impressed with steel cutting abilities. I think this is the saw for me as the next spec up costs about £200 more

  4. petrutm on February 8, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    I bought the Rage 5S. First I was excited, so many good reviews. Then, I put it on use. My excitement went down fast. First, the blade was not align (neither perpendicular with the table, neither parallel with the fence) and the wood would get stuck between the blade and the fence, which is a very dangerous situation. I tried to adjust it usual way, but at no moment I couldn’t make it to square. Because the blade was not paralel with the fence, the fence tends to move away and the cuts will become highly unparalleled.
    This actually occurred when I used a thicker piece of wood (above 4cm). On thin material, the cuts were almost ok.
    On the other hand, the motor is fixed on a sheet of steel, fixed with 4 screws above on the table saw, but you can move it with a finger on the bottom side of the device. The blade moves left and right along with this sheet of metal so I assume during operation can’t stay straight anyway.
    I sent it to service, after two months since I bought it, and they told me it worked perfect. But in case I’m not satisfied with the product, I will be billed 8 hours man-work, because this is how much they spent to adjust it and make 2 cuts.
    If you ask me, stay away of this.

  5. on the dry on February 8, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    great video ..can you tell me the max on the cross cut thanks and keep up the great work

  6. Rod Fearnley on February 8, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    Bought one and mostly happy with it. Disappointed in that I can’t fit a dado blade stack to the short shaft.

  7. Martyn J-C on February 8, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    I noticed on your video and others that whilst doing a rip cut the wood tends to move about at the end its been cut. How can you prevent this or does it not actually affect the cut? Thanks

  8. 95Gabe on February 8, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Flashing the Perspex to show how wealthy he is…. 😀
    Great video. Thanks

  9. TheAudiostud on February 8, 2022 at 10:23 pm


  10. Nick Nick on February 8, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Excellent and comprehensive review Thanks

  11. Shaun Beard on February 8, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Hi could u answer a question pleasee

  12. streetseed on February 8, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    hi great video really good i know you dint design the saw But just wondering why has it got that bit of metal on the fence why cant you just but up to the long fence? & why has it got that grove along the top thanks

  13. UK Tony on February 8, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Just bought on your recommendation. Thank you.

  14. David Steer on February 8, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Don’t understand why you are trying to slide the plywood in with the blade set too low, that’s why it is hitting the guard.

  15. Big Dave on February 8, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    Good review I was thinking of buying the evolution cross mitre saw but I think I will look into buying this saw what’s the max width this saw can cut 3 quarter ply wood please

  16. 22Skiddoo on February 8, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    The blade guard can be a bit of a pain but you can lift it by pushing the dust extraction port (with the push stick, for example) rather than putting your fingers anywhere near the blade.

  17. allan wilson on February 8, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Nice looking review, am tempted but am a bit sceptical of the RIP fence. How wobbly is it at the far end that isn’t clamped down?

  18. TruthLies & America on February 8, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Glad I watched this first. That saw is junk. It would take 5 mins to rip a 2×4

  19. wood worker on February 8, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Can this tabke saw use dado blades ? If yes what size? thanks

  20. TechStack Reviews on February 8, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Getting one of these next week, do you still recommend it?

  21. ardehshir on February 8, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    this rubbish table saw ever I bought, plastic body and cheap quality .

  22. Phoenix50 Fossicker on February 8, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Good, comprehensive video mate. A couple of questions: How accurate is the fence, out of the box, and: are the track guides a standard T track size? Thanks in anticipation .

  23. Willy Mac on February 8, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    I’m a little late to comment on this video but I haven’t seen it before. I’m thinking of a new saw and this is close to my needs and pockets.
    I was impressed with the detail you put into the video but right at the end when you were cutting multiple layers the blade had a massive wobble.
    Was I seeing things? It looked like the blade was about to come adrift.

  24. Ken Harrison on February 8, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    very well presented.

  25. Kathryn Simmons on February 8, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    i bought this saw based on reviews like this and this saw is actually rubbish

  26. DIY Tinkerer on February 8, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    I’ve been disappointed with other evolution products, their accuracy has been poor to say the least, how have you found it after 3 years of use,? E.g. It’s it easy to adjust the fence by a fraction of a mm? And is the fence reliably 90 degrees? I noticed your washer trick which suggests the fence doesn’t sit perpendicular to the bed when locked down, any comments on this?

  27. chemchemchemacky on February 8, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    Is there any play in the fence? and how square do your rip cuts finish up?

  28. simon barker on February 8, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    I got one if these saws….. Terrible spend a bit more and get a decent one. Mine woukdnt even bevel over to 45°. The saw bed moves. The sliding mitre gauge rattles in the slot making it impossible to do accurate cuts. The ‘cut everything’ blade is a gimmick and leaves a poor finish with burn marked in wood….. And the bore makes it impossible to get a decent blade without getting a. spacer made. Took all this to customer services and had to make 8 calls to chase up any action over an 11 day period before new saw finally arrived, some 7 days later than originally promised. My advice is leave well alone and spend a bit more on a decent saw. The replacement they sent will actually do a 45°cut now but that’s the only improvement. This saw has potential to be good value, but needs much more development and tighter quality control before it will get there.
    Over all very poor show from evolution tools

  29. David Jones on February 8, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Hi mate, my blade is not parallel to the t tracks, and i don’t know how to adjust the table top. can you please advise

  30. mjribes on February 8, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    I ordered this saw in April and got delivery last week. Only problem – the blade keeps going out of square. I have to really force the hand crank to get it square and then after just one cut it’s about 1.5 degrees off. Has anyone had this problem or does anyone have a solution?

  31. Brian Jenkins on February 8, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    I have just acquired a Rage 5s. You mention dust collection is superb. After every use I find a pile of sawdust on the floor underneath the saw. Did you adjust anything in your set up to improve the dust collection. I have mine rigged up to a festool CT26 vac.

  32. David Steer on February 8, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Looks a good saw and a nice review, got one coming in 8 days.

  33. Barry McPheat on February 8, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    This video is a few years old now, but can you say what happened with the blade wobble at the last shut down? The blade didn’t look like it was on the mandrel properly

  34. Choppaweed on February 8, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Great review. Especially showing what the saw can cut, very impressive.

  35. TJ'S WOODWORKING SHOP on February 8, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Hey my Brother I got the same one to,I love it’s a great Table Saw to,Awesome Review Bro take care and Happy New Years Family 🙂

  36. Dan Crawford on February 8, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Omg 6mm steel, that’s it I’ve got to go buy one right now thanks for the great review

  37. musamor75 on February 8, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Danger, Danger @ 14:52 !! It’s not advised to use a vacuum cleaner when cutting metal!
    Why? Because of the heat during the cutting, sparks can be sucked into the (paper, cloth?) vacuum bag- and then you’ve got FIRE!

  38. Vikram Odedra on February 8, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Thanks for good reviews, Is 120T blade you used is good for cutting 2mm perspex sheet??

  39. Yvonne Mitcheson on February 8, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    I have really enjoyed learning from you about the saw. Your presentation is clear and at a good pace. Thank you.

  40. whomadethatsaltysoup on February 8, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Thanks for the review! Excellent as ever, covering more aspects than I’d have thought possible. I would never have dreamed of cutting mild steel! I’ve been toughing it out with an old Scheppach jobbie for years: no fence, no mitre guide, but with patience and a home made fence, you get decent results. I’ve fancied a new table saw for a while, but just didn’t fancy shelling out £500+ on the Dewalt or Makita. I’ve used both onsite and thought both were gutless and had shitty fences. For half the price, and a decent fence, I’d defo give it a go on your recommendation.

  41. Mohammad Alshahrani on February 8, 2022 at 11:07 pm


  42. A YL on February 8, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    This is a very good review with plenty of details and practical/visual demonstration.
    Just a couple of things that I hope someone can answer…..
    1. Is the table saw sturdy, particularly when ripping long timber posts. This means plenty of side force on the legs.
    2. Is there plenty of power in the motor to easily cut materials at/close to the max height?

  43. JAIME ANDRADE on February 8, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Te da miedo la sierra o es la primera vez que la usas-

  44. James Turner on February 8, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    I noticed you had took the safety plate of the stop button

  45. justin barrett on February 8, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    25.4mm ? not 30mm? or are you talking about the blade kerf? and not the bore?…I think I will just go with bosch or something…thanks for the video.

  46. nerervarine on February 8, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Screwfix are now selling the Evolution R255PTS 255mm. Is that an upgraded model to this?

  47. LUIS PH on February 8, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    It looks very nice but, the cuts are very slow. Is how you do it slow or That is the power of the machine? Thanks

  48. feyaz on February 8, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    I’ve gotta say, I was blown away when he stuck that steel in there…I had no idea table saws could do that. I’m getting myself one. Dam, I’m excited

  49. Zsolt Kurucz on February 8, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Hi I just assembled the saw and I have cutting quality problem. The cuts are not perfect straight little bit archy. Can you please check theses videos showing my motor unit movement. Are these normal? https://photos.app.goo.gl/uHZoBdPfXEB5BUYf9

  50. Scottish Jimmy on February 8, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Handyman could you cut a full sheet of plywood on this?