Evolutions Rage3 DB
Value For Money9.0/10
Previous Customer Rating (Aug'20)9.2/10
- Double bevel
- Large cutting capacity
- Laser guide
- Powerful motor
- 3 year warranty
- Dust collection could be better
The Rage3 DB Review
The top of the range Evolution Rage 3 DB is a very capable sliding mitre saw packed with features that make it hard to ignore. For those looking for a robust saw to take on large jobs then read on.
Whether you are a tradesman or a DIY expert looking for a large capacity mitre saw the Rage 3 DB is one to look at. It has many features that you would not expect to see at this price level. The double bevel action and large sliding action allow some really tight and accurate cuts on some pretty large timbers or metals.
Out of the box the 3DB is ready to go. It will take on metals like steel and aluminium as well as wood and plastic without changing the blade. The multi purpose blade will hardly ever need to be changed. Many of us are looking for a saw that will get used for an assortment of jobs every so often and some bigger projects, this is the perfect choice. Quick set up and tons of power.
All of these features on a saw that is incredible value are backed up by a three year warranty for UK purchases, setting your mind at ease that you are still buying a quality power tool at this price.
Taking on a lot of professional saws, the Evolution Rage 3 DB has a definite place in the market offering value, versatility and power all in one.
Evolution have packed their flag ship mitre saw with a lot of benefits. Here are just a few Rage3 db multipurpose pro’s.
- Double bevel.
- Large cutting capacity.
- Laser guide.
- Powerful 2000 watt motor.
- Fantastic value for money.
- 3 year warranty.
There are a few cons to the Evolution Rage3 DB which is to be expected. But nothing too concerning.
- Dust collection could be better.
- Takes up a lot of space.
- Heavy to carry around.
The Evolution Rage 3 DB 255mm Features
Below we take a look at the feature rich saw. Really packing the features in this saw offers a lot for the money that other manufacturers charge a lot more for.
Double Bevel Action
One of the big draws for the Rage3 DB is the double bevel action. The Rage 3 DB (double bevel) allows you to work quickly with different angles rather than resetting the saw for each cut. If you are doing a lot of finishing carpentry around the house or for you clients like cornices this is a great feature and will speed the job up. Many saw at this price level don’t offer this feature, often you will need to spend a lot more.
Large Cutting Capacity
The Rage 3 DB is built to tackle some big jobs, using the power and large blade to cut some pretty serious pieces of material. At 0 degrees the maximum cut size is 80mm (3.1 inches) by 320mm (12.5 inches). Apart from the very largest timbers this model should cut through the timbers you need with no problem. As you start to move away for 0 degrees the cut capacity gets a bit smaller. Down to 40mm (1.5) inches by 225mm (8.5 inches).
Powerful 2000 Watt Motor
This is a big motor designed to take on big jobs. A saw that has this capacity and is designed to work hard needs a motor that will meet these demands. The Rage3 DB packs a big punch with a 2000 watt motor which will cut through tough hard woods with ease and can work for hours on end. Power is supplied to the motor via the mains power supply at 240 volts.
Multi Purpose Blade
The mutli purpose blade allows you to work fast on various materials. You can leave the Rage 3 double bevel sliding mitre saw set up ready to cut most things with the single blade.
It will slice through wood and plastics, also cutting steel and aluminium without leaving burrs. A really useful feature for anyone that has a lot of small sporadic jobs to do.
Laser Cutting Guide
A nice touch that you won’t find on the budget models. This helps to guide your cut and get absolute accuracy. If the light is dim or there is a lot of saw dust around it will allow you to easily follow the cutting line.
Dust collection is dealt with using a bag that draws the dust in while the Rage 3 DB is in action. Some of the more expensive models do have more comprehensive dust management set ups but this is ample for most. If you are working in a confined space you can also use other things to keep the air a bit clearer.
As the top of the range Evolution chop saw, this model has a large base to help handle the larger materials it can deal with. Clamping big timbers down and handling other materials is a lot easier. If you are going to be working on you own a lot this is a good feature. This model on the Evolution mitre saw stand would be a great combination for secure sawing.
What The Customers Say
The Evolution range of power tools get a lot of reviews from many customers on various websites. We have trawled through and picked out some of the most comment comments to give you the view of the actual owners of the Evolution Rage 3 DB 255mm. Hopefully these points added together with our review will give you a well rounded look at the product.
Double Bevel Is Great
Many people are pleased with the level of features on this Evolution Rage3 DB. It has been noted that the double bevel action is very handy to cut different angles quickly. For this money it is not common top find a mitre saw with a double bevel action. This is a feature often reserved for the more expensive models.
Fantastic Value For Money
Quite a few owners of this model want this for general jobs around the home. Projects like decking and sheds are a breeze for the mitre saw. Building your own garden and home objects can save you a fortune. If you think you are going to use this for many projects over the years it will be money well spent.
Easy To Set Up
For the less knowledgeable DIY users this has been a very easy mitre saw to set up. The instructions are clear and it doesn’t take long to get this up and running. This is helped buy the multi purpose blade that comes with the saw, once you are set you can cut most materials including steel straight out of the box.
This might not sound like a big deal, but to many it has been very important where the saw is needed quickly for a job. Often the first time any of us buy a mitre saw is when we get stuck in the middle of of job that needs to be completed. The job is just not going to plan, so being able to place your order and have the saw delivered the next day is a bonus.
Cuts Not The Most Accurate
Many users that are experienced woodworkers have noted that this is a great saw for general DIY work. If however, you are looking to get some very good and accurate angles a few people have mentioned that this is not the best model. It can be a degree or two out at times. For general jobs this is fine but experienced woodworkers may find this a bit frustrating. It could well be worth looking at the Dewalt DW777 which is around the same price range.
This is a mitre saw that most people should consider. Tough enough for commercial use yet good enough value for the keen house renovator or DIY expert. Many mitre saws that offer this level of versatility are very expensive often approaching double the price.
Have a good think about why you want a mitre saw. If you are looking for something to help with garden projects and random other jobs that crop up then this is a great choice. It won’t limit you in anyway as it has the capacity for all but the biggest cuts. For trades people that want an accomplished mitre saw that is good value then this is it.
When all of this is backed up by a three year warranty and great customer reviews it can’t be ignored! Highly recommended.
- 1 Evolutions Rage3 DB
- 2 Pros
- 3 Cons
- 4 The Rage3 DB Review
- 5 Overview
- 6 The Evolution Rage 3 DB 255mm Features
- 7 What The Customers Say
- 8 Conclusion