To give this review a little bit of context, I am a DIY enthusiast, working with various tools to restore furniture, along with home improvement, for myself and family/friends. I originally purchased the Evolution Rage 3 to make my custom door frames for my house, and I planned to sell it on as barely used. However, I never bothered selling it on, due to the Evolution Rage 3 being one of the best miter saws I have ever used.
The main reason I never sold my Evolution Rage 3 after improving my home, was due to its intuitiveness. It’s just so simple to use, yet it provides perfect, clean cuts every time. I must also admit, the aesthetics of the tool are beautiful, and it will look the part in any home workshop, as this was a small reason that swayed me into keeping the Rage 3.
The vertical handle is great, as it means regardless of whether you are left-handed, right-handed, or even ambidextrous, you can use this tool with no problems, as the grip has not been designed for a certain hand. I found this especially useful, as I am right-handed. However, my friend did borrow the Rage 3 for a few days, and he is left-handed – I asked him, and he had no problems using the miter saw, and nor did I. This is only a small feature. However, it’s nice that the tool was designed for everyone.
The motor powering the huge 255mm miter saw is a huge, power-hungry 2000W and 15 Amp motor, this provides a huge amount of power, for even the toughest of cutting tasks. Another great thing about this motor is that it doesn’t seem to heat up too much after extended use, even on a hot summer day.
The Rage 3 also has a great amount of versatility, with the capability to cut steel, aluminum, and wood, along with wood with nails. However, while I have only used the Rage 3 for cutting wood, along with a few pieces of reclaimed timber with nails – it did this excellently. Just out of curiosity, I found a small length of 5mm steel to test the Rage 3’s capability, and it is more than able to cut steel.
Laser Guidance System
The laser guidance system is currently one of the best on the market, out-performing all others. Most lasers aren’t bright enough to use within a sunny workplace, meaning accurate cuts are harder to achieve. However, the laser guidance system included with the Rage 3 is pure bliss, providing ample brightness for even the brightest of days, regardless of whether you are working inside or out.
Features and Specifications
- 2000W/15 Amp Motor
- CrossCut Capacity = 300mm x 75mm
- Laser Guidance System
- Aluminum Base
- 24 Tooth Blade
Overall, you cannot fault the build quality of this tool. With a weight of 20kg, it is on the heavier side. However, it is one of the sturdiest machines I’ve ever seen, when moving the saw blade down, there is no wobble, allowing you to get 100% accuracy within your cuts.
I have nothing but good words about this miter saw. It is simply wonderful to use. The versatility and overall design are simply wonderful. However, aesthetics aren’t everything, obviously, but the cut quality of this miter saw has set a high standard for other miter saws to catch up to. If you are in the market for a new compound miter, saw, definitely look into the Evolution Rage 3.