Stupidly Cheap BUT is it Any Good? | Budget Table Saw Review

Stupidly Cheap BUT is it Any Good? | Budget Table Saw Review

You wouldn’t believe a table saw that is this cheap would be such a solid performer. Is the Evolution Rage 5-S the best budget table saw? I will let you decide! If you like the content leave a like and please subscribe for more content like this as I’ve got a lot more to come and there will be something that will help you out.

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  1. Anthony Pinnington on September 12, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    Evolution gear is cheap and nasty you get what you pay for !

  2. Colin McMillan on September 12, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    I almost bought one of these saws but there are a few issues I couldn’t live with. I eventually settled on a Metabo TS 254 M after watching a review and I even found it to be cheaper than the rage 5s too. Better quality and much more accurate.

  3. thenarcotk on September 12, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    You did a number of cuts, that was useful, but it would have been useful to explore how good the fence is and the blade tilt mechanism is any good.

  4. Tsvetan Tsekov on September 12, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    Interesting! I’m just getting into woodworking and looking to get both a table saw and a circular/tracksaw. I’ve never heard of this brand before and was looking to buy the DeWalt 7492 which is currently roughly the same price where I am as the Evolution but from a much more reputable retailer. The DeWalt’s main con is that it doesn’t have a built-in stand or wheels. I’d love to get your input.

  5. The House Down South on September 12, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    Love my Rage 5S, there are some really good tune up videos out there to make it even better for the DIYer

  6. Snipperacoustics on September 12, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    I tried to cut a long hand saw to make it smaller with an evolution multi blade but it was all sparks and did not go through. However it went through steel bars ok. Do you know why is that?

  7. Neil Munro on September 12, 2023 at 7:50 pm

    Had 2 evolution saws, sent them both back. The tables weren’t close to being flat. Decent blade is the best thing I could say about them.

  8. Dave on September 12, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    How about a review of the evolution dust extractor with several power tools.

  9. Gary Fontanini on September 12, 2023 at 7:51 pm

    One point for anyone watching, NEVER cut a board wider than it is long using the fence, you are asking for kickback, always use the mitre guide or home made crosscut sled and move the fence out of the way or take it off. You were fortunate, others may not be. Sorry to be negative.

  10. gazgibster on September 12, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    i have one of these ive had it for a about a year now its the first table saw ive owned so i have nothing to compair it to
    i love it and really enjoy using it
    ive fitted a slow start motor to it because it kicks in pretty hard when starting up this has made a massive difference.
    i use saxton blades wich are better than the supplied blade and it cuts really well and smooth would i have another yes definatly
    i think its a fab saw for the price.

  11. EdithWeston on September 12, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    Just bought one for the misses for Christmas, she’ll love it! 😁

  12. Ken Dugdale on September 12, 2023 at 7:53 pm

    I’ve got the fury and I should have sent it back straightaway as the table is horribly uneven but being a newbie I thought I’d make do.
    The fence is pretty useless as well so I have to check and clamp it down, leave everything long and then fettle to size.
    We live and learn

  13. Steve Delany on September 12, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    This saw is about 100 pounds more expensive then it was a few years ago

  14. Nick Bell on September 12, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    Another great review. I’m in process of looking for a compound mitre saw and Evolution is top of the list. My table saw is a Titan from Screwfix, had it a few years and works well. Problem as you said, it doesn’t fold up so is just in the way when not used. I hate it when not in use, love it when using it. Doing garage out next Yr and thinking of building the table saw into my workbench.

  15. TenorTrev on September 12, 2023 at 7:57 pm

    You keep mentioning price but don’t tell us the price – we have to click through for it – why?

  16. Vincent J on September 12, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    Is this saw 110v or 230v? Your link is to a 110v version, not many diyers would have a transformer.

  17. Alpa Chino on September 12, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    Like some others on here, I also had issues with my Evolution saw and the amount of inaccuracies the cuts were producing, and returned them. Totally get that these are budget saws, but still I’d expect at least some degree of accuracy with cuts made on the saw.

  18. Fin Vaughan on September 12, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    Can anyone help me? I know there is a 110v version and a 240v version which one do I need to buy

  19. Daniel Taylor on September 12, 2023 at 8:04 pm

    I’ve recently bought an einhell 2000w table saw from toolstation, pretty good saw out the box but the fence is abit naf.

  20. ball stank on September 12, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    In uk its 300 pound……in serbia its more then double. Fucking everything here more expensive. Kinda regret moving here….fml

  21. eskimoblue1 on September 12, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    Nice video but It would have been even better had you reviewed how flat the table bed is, if the tracks are parallel to the blade, and how the fence performs.

  22. David Hannan on September 12, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    I have this saw. It’s great value for sure. 5% off is £14. Not sure if I would rush to take up that measly offer.

  23. Alan Gordon on September 12, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    A henry hoover, with a bit of fettling with the hoses as my dust extractor. Works a treat

  24. Keith Enness on September 12, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    Great tool… your hands and fingers guys!

  25. Keith R on September 12, 2023 at 8:09 pm

    Load of shite, look for an alternative

  26. stevejohnman68 on September 12, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    Is the bed solid alloy or tin? Lumberjack ts 254 has solid bed for around £250

  27. Uglypug on September 12, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    Brother! You’re making me squirm with how you’re using that table saw. Its so unsafe how you’re using it. If you continue to do this you’re dicing with an injury. Please use the sliding table/mitre slot when cutting sideways. Please, its just bad practice and really dangerous

  28. Avtar Chana on September 12, 2023 at 8:22 pm

    So far so good but you did not check the accuracy of the 45 deg cut or any of the similar measurements. From what you stated, the appearance of the cuts looks good but this needs some accuracy checks. This is where you should see the difference between a good tool and those others which are not so good. Thanks.

  29. Freddie Lee Thompson on September 12, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    Sorry, it the dust extraction on this thing is useless. I sold mine and opted for the bit more expensive DeWalt table saw. Definitely worth the upgrade for the precision.

  30. Eynshamy man on September 12, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    New Subscriber here, I enjoyed your content.
    I have one of these too, i like it overall, although it may need a bit of adjustment out of the box, to get accurate cuts,
    I’ve fitted a soft start, an stop button flap and other mods. love that it can cut metal, and fence clamps down on both sides. its idea for DIY use, and well priced.
    However like most table saws dust is hard to control, I find piles of dust on the floor, despite dust extract connected.

  31. 1984tidzy on September 12, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    Man I’d love the skil tsblesaw but to get one in the UK is not far off a grand!!

  32. Stephen Cornes on September 12, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    Just bought this exact saw, the initial experience has been a bit poor, bought with next day delivery and it took 5 days to arrive as Evolution sent it out late and didn’t use a next day service. On opening the box I found a few bolts and washers rattling around, eventually worked out where they went. As you said you have to build it, the paper manual is poor and their video is really bad, it runs too fast and has poor camera angles, ther are also errors on the video as you will discover when you end up with 4 spare washers that should go between the plastic base and the frame. I did a double check before turning on the saw and found the blade fouled the plastic dust shroud, Evolution got a new part to me in a couple of days and it seems fine now. There were also a couple of other minor issues, on the right side table extension there was a small dint and rust underneath the black paint in one corner, I don’t think this will affect the use, but if it does I am sure Evolution would replace it. Haven’t had a chance to test out the saw yet.

  33. SamHutchinson on September 12, 2023 at 8:26 pm

    Just bought this, used your discount code too. Thanks for the review, found it really helpful.

  34. Abid Fazil on September 12, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    Top lad keep up the good work..

  35. AngryGinger on September 12, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    Another good option, if it’s available where you live, is the Skil TS6307. After reading some great reviews, I picked one up a few weeks ago and I’ve been very happy with it. I got it on sale for $300 (US). Mine was pretty well tuned out of the box, and getting it set up and dialed in only took me maybe half an hour. The rack and pinion fence is pretty nice, but don’t expect much from the miter gauge. Can’t expect the world from a $300 saw. The fold out legs don’t look like much in pictures but are surprisingly solid and stable. The blade it came with gets the job done, but I think dedicated ripping and crosscut blades would give better finish quality cuts. Skil seems to be stepping up their game after their reputation took a dive years ago. I’m actually looking at their 10 amp router and router table combo for $200, too. Something to consider if you are on a budget or just getting started.

  36. Joe b wan on September 12, 2023 at 8:28 pm

    Brilliant Thank you

  37. Gary Drew on September 12, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    Gonna buy one of these saw tables not for diy but to be able to cut my other half’s Sunday roast might as well be made out of wood

  38. bill on September 12, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    i have had one of these saws for 3 years and it is accurate great fence.iThe only fault isthe dust colection is non existent on my model it may well have improved on later models.all you need from a saw good fence good blades and fols up to nothing highly recomend it

  39. Russ w on September 12, 2023 at 8:29 pm

    Nice 1 👍

  40. Michael Hannard on September 12, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    Sorry but I think you are 90percent wrong and 10percent correct, why do I say this?? Simple that for about the same price of the evolution you can get something much better and much more practical than the evolution and what’s even better is that if you’re going to do a bit diy for a friend or family member you can throw this mystery tool in the boot of most medium/large sized cars so what is this mystery tool…,
    Well it’s what’s known as a Table Top mitresaw which is exactly what it says it is it’s a mitresaw that has the ability to be transformed into a tablesaw in minutes and is available from a wide number of manufacturers from Bosch to Makita and all the way through to Ryobi and I know Evolution used to make one but can’t say for certain if they still make them, so you are not quite correct but it was still a good video all the same

  41. muzmaz1 on September 12, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    It’s out of stock for me 😢 I’ll try again after Christmas 👍

  42. MIKEBOLT on September 12, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    Cool video.

  43. Ray Browne on September 12, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    Flying metal bits (Swarf 😂) love it great revue just subscribed to your channel 👍🏼

  44. Mike Woolston on September 12, 2023 at 8:37 pm

    You’re just so hot l could watch you videos on best toasters…. Actually please do that as l need a new one

  45. Stephen Nicholas on September 12, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    Evolution appears to hit my profile. I’ve seen reviews. I’ve bought few… and, following calls to suppliers, taken them back unused next day, as advised dead on arrival. If you’re lucky with quality control, you get a superb vfm tool. Otherwise, modern returns policies are there for a reason – to retain customers.
    The phrase ‘ridiculous amount of money’ is disingenuous. Remember when 2GB external hard disk drive was £600. Tools similar – 35+ years ago, pro tools were vastly more expensive than today compared to income for pros and DiYers. We lose perspective and expect quality to cost very little. DeWalt jobsite table saw always comes top of reviews because it hits a sweetspot of price and quality – spend less, get a lot less, spend quite a lot more, and you get a bit more. If I needed a tablesaw, I’d get DeWalt. Track compatible circular saws have worked for me so far

  46. george sterrick on September 12, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    You really need to explore having your own TV show, as I think there are loads of people out there who would benefit from your knowledge and superb presentations. Brilliant work and could save people so much money,especially in this present financial climate. Seriously assures like this would I guess have a great number of viewers. Keep up the awesome work.

  47. Özgü and Aidan on September 12, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    But is it 45 degrees accurate…

  48. Ed Hillman on September 12, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    Had one of these for a couple of years, still using it, it’s been a solid performer, the stand is a royal PITA to build, the mitre guage on mine is awful, and the dust extraction is abysmal, but, once you set it up and get it square it makes accurate cuts and stays dialled in. I put a soft start mod on mine and use a nicer blade in it, but it’s a decent saw and I’d recommend it. I keep the stock blade for if I need to rough cut boards, or I’m using pallet wood that might have a nail still in it.

  49. BikerBicky on September 12, 2023 at 8:42 pm

    Bought this a couple of years ago. Overall it’s poor! The fence on mince doesn’t go straight across the surface of the table and so doesn’t guide the material all the way through. As it floats in the middle somewhere, the fence can creep a good few mm and leave very inaccurate cuts!. The metal legs flail out like a tripod and the rubber foot protectors fall off regularly. The good thing to come out of buying this is that I now know what I’m looking for in a table saw. Basically something as far away as possible from this one!

  50. Peter Simpson on September 12, 2023 at 8:43 pm

    I purchased the EVOLUTION R255PTS table saw (not the one you have) about 2.5 to 3 years ago from Screwfix. I use both the blade that came with it plus I also use blades from Saxon blades. Obviously you always have to setup, calibrate and fine tune table saws to 90 and 45 degrees. Table saws, mitre saws etc need calibrating before using for the first time, mine needed a slight adjust adjustment for 90 degrees. I stopped using the Mitre Gauge that came with my table saw within weeks because it absolute pants, I purchase a precision Mitre Gauge instead and I have my Sled. The fence on my R255PTS works well. I have no complaints about my table saw or any of my EVOLUTION tools. You can even buy refurbished EVOLUTION tools directly from their own website with full 12 months warranty as that’s where my reciprocating saw was purchased.

    Apart from the Mitre Gauge which was absolutely rubbish, the setup was easy and the blade that comes with it is also good 👍👍👍

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