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These blades are great when they are new, for cutting thin/ thin walled material at a right angle. The specs for this blade say it cuts stainless steel plate. I made 1 angled cut on 100 x 10mm flat bar, I had to cut it on the wide face because of the angle, and that ruined the blade. It couldn't cut anything after this. Obviously I contacted Evolution about this to complain, they recommended that material is cut always on the thin edge to 'prolong blade life', using the vise jig that comes with the saw that holds square tube material in a 'diamond' position. I knew this from when I bought the saw, but feel that if the blade isn't capable of angled cuts it should be specified. They also said that (from pics i sent) that i hadn't tightened the blade nut sufficiently, or that the material wasn't clamped tight enough in the vise and the movement caused the blade to chip. I had tightened both firmly by hand, if that isn't enough then it's not practical. I was very disappointed to spend almost £100 on a blade that was useless in less than a day. If the specs had been different, I would just done that angled cut with a grinder. They also told me that the Evolution saw this blade is for is not intended for workshop production, but rather portable 'on site' use. Again - that should be specified.
I have had similar issues with their steel saw blades - when they are new they go through steel like a hot knife through butter, but as soon as you start using them for anything other than the 'ideal position', they blunt quickly. The saw is a great price, but the blades are expensive and can't be sharpened, so not good value for money in the long term. I'm converting to a Ferm band saw after seeing how well it works for a colleague.
Compré la máquina muy ilusionado después de ver montones de videos y reviews sobre ella, y lo que más me convenció fué precisamente el hecho de que fuera multimaterial (así no tendría que comprar una tronzadora aparte), y el primer dia que la usé fué genial.... cortaba perfectamente. Estuve toda la mañana cortando cuadradillo de 1.5mm de espesor, y perfecto... pero por la tarde empezó a ir fatal... los cortes cada vez tenían más rebaba, empezó a echar muchísimas chispas al cortar y costaba muchísimo hacer cada corte... hasta el punto de que dejó de hacerlo.
Pensé que quizás el disco, aunque lo vendan como "multimaterial", estaba orientado únicamente a madera, PVC y materiales blandos... por lo que compré el disco específico para metal de esta marca (otros 65 € de gasto) y fué exáctamente igual... al princpio cortaba perfecto, pero apenas 8 o 10 cortes después empezó a echar chispas, dejar rebabas y al final dejó de cortar. Lo traté con cuidado, utilicé la velocidad adecuada, no forcé los cortes ni nada parecido... simplemente para madera es genial y corta perfectamente, pero para metal ES UNA MIERDA DE MÁQUINA.
Me arrepiento de haber comprado esta sierra, debería haber comprado otra más barata para madera y una tronzadora en condiciones para metal.
The normal Evolution saw blades can cut through nails driven into wood, this blade is only meant for plain wood with out metal. Gives good clean cuts, just take your time cutting and do not force wood through saw. I will get another of these when the time is right. Highly recommended, make sure that both the bore size and diameter are what you need.
Really poor quality, goes blunt even faster than the multi-purpose blade. Deliberately upgraded from the MP version as recommended by the manufacturer. At twice the price I would expect more than about 20 bits of box section out of this. The first few are fine no sparks and clean cut but very soon it will start to spark and you know the edge has gone. I’ve nursed these blades so gently to try and get some life out of them but they are rubbish. Unless you can afford to pretty much buy a new one for every job forget it. The motor just runs too fast and they overheat even though they are supposedly rated for this speed. Save up and buy a dewalt or a makita, twice the price but the blades get far better reviews. I only use these for occasional diy use but they’re not really up to more than hardwood or the occasional bit of ally.
Bought the Evolution 255mm DB sliding mitre saw which is a fantastic machine, unfortunately the blade that came with the saw neither cuts steel or wood very well so I bought the Steel blade to cut metal. The first 10-15 cuts are superb in bandsaw territory to be honest. But that's where it ended, more pressure needed to be applied to cut, started producing sparks and eventually stopped cutting altogether, with terrible vibrations, now I've watched Evolutions demo on how to prolong the blades life, but after 35-40 cuts the blade was done and at €80 it's way too expensive for that few. Wish I'd stayed with my old cut off saw.
The wood and combi blade seem to be lasting and are still cutting strong. i would highly recommend this brand but the blade itself does blunt and you will after some point after continuous cutting (like other blades) start to see less clean of a cut
Dryliner review. The worst blades I've ever had the misfortune of losing £70 on. I bought the evolution chop saw direct from evolution (nice saw), with the same blue disc fitted (shight). Didn't last 2 days. The replacement disc made 8 cuts on 2mm metsec and 20 cuts on 1.2mm. Shameful ripoff! The orange 355mm disc is the one to get if you've got the evolution saws. Better still get the Makita TCT chop saw instead. You'll save money in the long run. And they're quieter.