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Has anyone done a comparison between the Evolution rage 2 vs the Evolution EVOSAW380? They are both 15 amp, both have 1 inch arbors, seem very similar in construction. But the rage is 1/2 the cost.
 

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got an evosaw with the cast base, it's all rather flimsy thin cast

go with the rage saw and weld more steel to it
 

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What do you mean by "the EVO"? They are both made by Evolution.
The model name of the one not called Rage 2 is EVOSAW380, hence EVO.




Might be similar power, but the EVO has a cast iron base, and that would win me alone. It looks eerily similar to a ton of other offerings on the market. I'm betting there's one company that makes the majority of the cast iron bases on these things and the differences are all up top. Even there, the shields look identical to several other models.
 

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I can't help you with your comparison, but will say that I have the 14" Evolution Rage 2 and it is quite enjoyable to use compared to the shitty Horror Fright chop saws I dealt with for years .

Nice clean cuts, absolutely hogs thru steel, but there are some sparks even tho I read that there are not, it kind of grinds thru the metal leaving chunks of metal to clean up vs. metal dust everywhere, wish I'd had one long ago .
 

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The model name of the one not called Rage 2 is EVOSAW380, hence EVO.




Might be similar power, but the EVO has a cast iron base, and that would win me alone. It looks eerily similar to a ton of other offerings on the market. I'm betting there's one company that makes the majority of the cast iron bases on these things and the differences are all up top. Even there, the shields look identical to several other models.
Got it thanks.
 

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I can't help you with your comparison, but will say that I have the 14" Evolution Rage 2 and it is quite enjoyable to use compared to the shitty Horror Fright chop saws I dealt with for years .

Nice clean cuts, absolutely hogs thru steel, but there are some sparks even tho I read that there are not, it kind of grinds thru the metal leaving chunks of metal to clean up vs. metal dust everywhere, wish I'd had one long ago .
Thanks

On a side note, are you in nor cal?
 

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Lots of people don't like chuuckee... his review is fair..... but I think a Rage2 would be fine in the home shop.

I have one of their circular saws and have put it through hell and still like it.
 

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I have the 380 and it is great. Much better than abrasive saws. The chip collector is nice and catches most of the chips. I’ve cut round tube, square tube, rectangular tube, angle, c channel, and round bar with it. Cuts through all of it with ease and leaves a nice, smooth, straight finish on everything and makes much less heat on the parts. Definitely a good investment.
 

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Anyone used these to cut hardened stock, like splined transfer case outputs? Or is that just asking for issues with the carbide teeth and chatter?
 

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Anyone used these to cut hardened stock, like splined transfer case outputs? Or is that just asking for issues with the carbide teeth and chatter?
my dad ruins blades on his quicker than I can buy them after the "well you're the only other one out there" guilt trip. He's real good at finding just the wrong thing to cut in it.

So I can confirm, no hard steel, no work hardening steel, no thin sheetmetal, no tiny scraps that pop out of the vise

I do not touch the thing any more lest I'm seen within 10 feet of it.
 

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No harder steel for sure. I have a stick of 1.5x0.120 chromolly that I have killed 2 blades on. Takes the carbide right off. Once a few carbides are gone, the rest follow quickly.
 
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