Independent Review – Evolution Fury5-S Table Saw
Independent Review – Evolution Fury5-S Table Saw
Evolution FURY5-S 255mm Table Saw With TCT Multi-Material Cutting Blade (230v)
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You can cut a zero clearence fence with slot for riving knife, once youve raise the blade through the insert take it off and replace old insert and move fence to put blade level to zero insert and just cut the slot for the knife through to the blade slot. hope that was clear and understandible.
G’day mate, nice review Joe. I started out with a Rockwell contractor type table saw but over time it didn’t cut the mustard, I think like most woodworkers the next step up ( saving a wee bit longer ) is your cabinet style table saw because there is less play & vibration but they are solid & accurate & a once in a lifetime investment mate, grouse channel & keep up the great work, Dirk DownUnder
Is it really under 200 squid? I’m interested!
Good review Joe.
Nice table saw only thing is that fence but I see you modding it …
great video again Joe. i had this table saw march last year for my birthday. But fot some reason when im tying to rip wood it starts to vibrate. I think the motor slows down then it struggles. Any ideas Joe?? cheers.
I must have looked at 50 pictures of this saw and dozen videos and you are the FIRST person to show and understand how important it is that the writhing blade? is lower than the top of the cutting blade. At LAST! Thank you!
Great review bud.
Told me everything that I need.
This should be more than capable for my requirements.
Would you recommend a blade with more teeth per inch for cutting sheet ply with a laminate covering?
I need a good clean cut without chipping along the edge.
Good review, Joe. I think I would build my own fence for it.
Nice honest review. It looks like a cool saw, apart from the fence issue. Are you going to build it into your table saw / router cabinet?
Have you had a look at any aftermarket fences for the saw ? Maybe there could be one compatible that is full length.
Grea vid. Titan from screw fix do s saw that is identical, or appears to be. What do you think? It’s half the price!
Do you not find the rip fence a little wobbly? I find as passing the wood over the blade the end of the fence flex’s
Another great video Joe keep up the good work
Good on you Joe, You’ve stayed honest. 5321 today 11 may 2016 and still going up .
thank you for the video, take care because we care Duncan & Rebecca
Thanks Joe, great review. I’m just getting into woodworking and seem to have become an all-Evolution guy, already having the Rage 3 mitre, Rage 8 reciprocating, and Rage 7-S jigsaw (all purchased used from their eBay outlet.) I really want a table saw and this Fury 5-S would seem the natural choice – not least because (I assume) it can use the same 255mm x 25.4mm blades as my Rage 3 255mm mitre saw. I just bought their 40 tooth wood blade so would be good if I can interchange blades between the mitre and the table saw.
One question: have you had any thoughts about improving the fence? You seem like a guy who builds your own jigs/improvements, so I wondered if you had any plans to work out a way to change/improve the fence, so it could be clamped both ends? I was thinking maybe even just extending the fence would work – like cutting a piece of wood the same thickness as it, and bolting that to the end of the fence so it goes the full length of the table, and can then be clamped at the other end? What do you think?
One other option I have for a table saw is the Erbauer 250mm which I *think* does have a full-length fence, so that’s still one minor concern I have re the Evolution.
Anyway, thanks again for the great video – subscribed!
IT IS A NICE LOOKING SAW!!
Nice video, mate. I hope you enjoy your new toy. 🙂
great review joe, from simon down the rd
good review Joe!- i like how it can cut through steel and nails with no worries. the adjustable fence and miter guage is pretty sweet but like u sd its too bad the fence didnt go all the way accross..looks like a decent t.saw though. have a good one man!
I hope they will send you new orange one when it comes out!
Drill the same as this brand Types of electric drills
Ok you have the older one and a new one good you have too lol 🙂
does this have the standard british 3 pin plug?
thank u Joe. i will let you know how I get on mate. thanx again for your advice.
nice review!! very informative. was just thinking about getting a table saw. thanks Joe!
Great review Joe, There is always pros and cons with anything you buy, I have found on my cheap saw the plate round the blade is to weak near the center of the plate and when you push the wood through it pushes the plate down. So I hope the plate on the evolution is better. You are right it would be nice to get a fence that goes all the way across.
You can actually fix the fence ‘lift’ quite easily. You showed how the fence can be turned to either have a low or normal fence, well Loosen these fixing and then lock the fence off on the table. Now tighten the fixings on the fence again whilst the fence is in its locked position. I had the same issue with my Charnwood. This will stop the lift guaranteed!
Congratulations!! No piece of equipment is perfect and I know you will be making improvements as you go along. Good luck and thank you for the video.
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Joe what size is the workshop as i has a 6’x 8′ shed which is a little cramped but its also is store for my garden tools I plan to to build a shed out of pallets for them using my shed as a workshop.
I agree that the fence needs to be improved. The flex in the fence can result in gouging. I like a strong fence. Is there room on the arbor for dado blades or cabinet making blades? You know that I’m in Jersey, the new one (btw, newer doesn’t mean better). Do they offer their products for sale in the USA?
Hi Joe have you got the measurements for the table saw bench please?
Thorough review Joe. Mind those fingers though!!
Hey Joe I like your videos .I would like to trade stickers with you .my email is on my bio page Best Regards Robert E.Lee ( Bob Lee’s woodshop)on YouTube
The thing is what it is, like all power tools price really does show. This thing is ok for cutting the odd bit of wood, if you want something that will cut straight every time then £400 and up guys not one of these cheap plastic gear jokes
Excellent review Joe. I am new to this woodworking game but very keen to get some knowledge and your vids are great as you keep it nice and simple. Would it be difficult for a novice like me to make a wooden full length fence for this machine?
great video, I just watched you video on the symposium and clicked the link to find your channel, you have just sold me this saw and I will get one as soon as mine breaks , great vids I might see you next year at Ukiws
Another great review!
The wheel on my 18 month old Fury 5 table saw is so stiff now when trying to turn it to raise or lower the blade as well as setting the angle of the blade. The teeth for the wheel on this one (1:44) seem to be exposed whereas the old one was covered up partially by the front panel allowing sawdust to collect in there and block it all up so I can see the improvement in that regards.
Shame about the fence, I made a temporary longer fence for mine (out an old drawer front!) which turned out to be surprisingly good so I kept it on! Doesn’t say a lot for the original fence though!
Great review. The wobbly fence would be a deal-breaker for me. Surely this makes this saw quite dangerous to use? At the very least it’s going to affect the accuracy of cuts. I guess this is made to a tiny budget though, so that’s not surprising. For the price, I think it’s amazing, but personally I would spend more on something more solidly built. A table saw is probably one of the most dangerous power tools in the woodworking shop and I think it makes sense to buy the most solidly built one you can afford (even if it has to be second-hand to afford it).
Good review mate…looking to get a table saw…will check this one out….
Great review ar kid very detailed and the West kids accent makes it that much better to watch as I’m from walsall .I’ve subbed and liked well done keep it gooin
HI Joe, One point I would make if I may is that the blade has a 25.4 mm arbor hole.
In my experience blades with this size central hole are really tricky to get hold of. You can obtain spacing washers but it’s something to bear in mind. Cheers TC.
can I do resaw of thick board on this?
Very good my brother, and i need too get one too it’s a nice one sir 🙂
Thank you for this review. Might be useful when I want to buy my very first table saw in autumn.
Thank you for the helpful review
no, it’s total piece of crap…truly horrible saw….DO NOT BUY THIS SAW…