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    Evolution 14 metal saw

    Hey gang picked up a Evolution Metal Saw. Let me tell you its awesome. Was looking at different cutoff saw solutions. Those using abrasive discs are less expensive however they do throw a shower of sparks. This carbide blade barely throws any sparks and cuts straight. Had some old roll cages from Razer UTVs. It was easy to trim out all the straight pieces. Have all the bends in a box. Left some of the bunges on the tubes to make bolting together easy. Going to make a nice tube bumper and brush guard or something. This saw is a beast, made pretty easy work of 5 1/4 thick pipe cut on 30 degrees.




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    Nice saw I like the one I have, never like the fumes for the abrasive wheel, only use a cutoff wheel when I have to.
    You may want to look back about about a year guys posting where to have the blades resharpened and teeth replace for a good price.
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    Re: Evolution 14 metal saw

    What brand saw do you have?

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    Re: Evolution 14 metal saw

    same as yours but a few years older
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    I have the MK Morse saw. I bought it off a buddy, new in box, and for a great price. Still in box, waiting to be put to use in new shop. Hopefully soon. I've used the same model on a job site. It worked fine. I might have gone with an Evolution had this not been a great buy.
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    I purchased Evolution couple of years back, works great. Does throw some chips, but i agree, way better that abrasives. Never could get the 14 inch abrasives to run true. Kept flexing.

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    Re: Evolution 14 metal saw

    I got the Fein Slugger chop saw. The base is more robust the the Evolution. Built a rolling cart for it that works great
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    Re: Evolution 14 metal saw

    I have used several different blades, I like the DIABLO STEEL DEMON, # 1472CF, blade the best. I get a lot more cuts from these than all the others I've tried.

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    Wow that’s a nice table setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotaVegetarian View Post
    Wow that’s a nice table setup.
    Thank you, I've made 6 of these carts so far, for our service techs and other shops. The fold down material supports make it easy to transport and give it a much smaller foot print when not in use. I like to have everything on wheels. seems like no matter where you put it, it is in the way. Oh wheels at least you can move it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgrandad View Post
    Thank you, I've made 6 of these carts so far, for our service techs and other shops. The fold down material supports make it easy to transport and give it a much smaller foot print when not in use. I like to have everything on wheels. seems like no matter where you put it, it is in the way. Oh wheels at least you can move it.
    Same thought here, I just recently put everything on casters: welding tables, bandsaw, sheet metal brake, 20T hydraulic press, small 3-in-1 Lathe/Mill/Drill, and the Evolution Rage2 14" saw. I too have been meaning to add fold-out supports with rollers, but I haven't solidified my idea. I need a much smaller foot print for garage use.
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    Great looking base for the saw, the only improvement would be is a pivot for the saw base for cutting angles. Here is a saw I saved the images of long time back, I have not build one yet. This one shows pivoting the supports I have another one that shows pivoting the saw, I cannot find it now.
    Yours is still great. When I cut full lengths I have to use saw horses.
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    Re: Evolution 14 metal saw

    Quote Originally Posted by acourtjester View Post
    Great looking base for the saw, the only improvement would be is a pivot for the saw base for cutting angles. Here is a saw I saved the images of long time back, I have not build one yet. This one shows pivoting the supports I have another one that shows pivoting the saw, I cannot find it now.
    Yours is still great. When I cut full lengths I have to use saw horses.
    Heres my pivot..






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    Re: Evolution 14 metal saw

    Do you have a drawing or two you could share

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotaVegetarian View Post
    Do you have a drawing or two you could share
    Unfortunately Im not a drawing type of guy. I just usually wing it depending on what kind of mood Im in and materials on hand.


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    Do understand most of mine are designed on a piece of cardboard or as I go

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    Quote Originally Posted by acourtjester View Post
    Great looking base for the saw, the only improvement would be is a pivot for the saw base for cutting angles. Here is a saw I saved the images of long time back, I have not build one yet. This one shows pivoting the supports I have another one that shows pivoting the saw, I cannot find it now.
    Yours is still great. When I cut full lengths I have to use saw horses.
    I do have a pivot of sorts the saw can be positioned for straight cuts and 45's with a screw to hold the saw in place. Won't let me down load pic's right now (frustrating) will try to post later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
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    Really like that setup, seriously thinking of coping your pivot

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    Pardon me while I drool I wish I had the room I would sure copy that one.
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    Re: Evolution 14 metal saw

    Check out my bench vise website:
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    I also send out my blades for sharpening. Roughly $80.00 new blade, $15 to sharpen, $2 to replace teeth. I get four 3 to 4 sharpenings before teeth are to small.

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    Re: Evolution 14 metal saw

    Need to to build one like that if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotaVegetarian View Post
    Need to to build one like that if I can.
    You absolutely can, I will post drawings after I draw them.....Probably take me a week so so but I will post as soon as I'm done.

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    Re: Evolution 14 metal saw

    Any luck?

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    Sorry only about half done. I'll try a little harder to get it done.

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