To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
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.
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.
Used for cutting a variety of 4", 3", 2.5" stainless steel pipe and some 12mm for a turbo conversion. Did one cars worth before losing some teeth. Bit disappointed but a local engineering company re-tipped it for me for about half the value of the new disk so hoping to have some more use out of it.