Original Instructions - Free Instruction Manuals

Original Instructions - Free Instruction Manuals
255mm TCT Multipurpose Table Saw
Read instructions before operating this tool.
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12 Month Limited Warranty
General Safety Rules
Evolution Power Tools Ltd.
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S20 3FR
Safety Precautions for All Saws
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Additional Specific Safety Rules
Declare that the product
Part numbers:
RAGE 52551, RAGE 52552, RAGE 52552EU
Evolution: RAGE TABLE SAW – 255mm
Machine Overview 08
Environmental Protection
Service Parts Diagram
Complies with the essential requirements of
the following European Directives:
2006/42/EC – Machine Directive
2006/95/EC – Low Voltage Directive
2004/108/EC – EMC Directive
2002/95/EC – Restriction of the use of Certain
Hazardous Substances in Electrical and
Electric equipment.
The following standards
have been applied:
EN 55014-1:2006+A1
EN 55014-2:1997+A1+A2
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A1+A2
EN 61000-3-3:2008
Authorised by
Mr Matthew J Gavins
Managing Director
18th April 2011
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above address and is available, on request
for review.
Please read these operating and safety
instructions carefully and completely. For
your own safety, before using this equipment
check that the voltage is correct and that all
handles and parts are firmly secured. If you
are uncertain about any aspect of using this
equipment, please contact our Technical help
UK USA 0870 609 2297
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To reduce the risk of electric shock, this
equipment is fitted with an approved cord
and plug for its intended country of use. Do
not change the cord or plug in any way.
Evolution Power Tools reserves the right to
make improvements and modifications to
design without prior notice.
Evolution Power Tools will, within twelve (12)
months from the original date of purchase,
repair or replace any goods found to be
defective in materials or workmanship. This
warranty is void if the tool being returned
has been used to cut materials beyond the
recommendations in the Instruction Manual
or if the saw has been damaged by accident,
neglect, or improper service. This warranty
does not apply to machines and / or components
which have been altered, changed, or modified
in any way, or subjected to use beyond
recommended capacities and specifications.
Electrical components are subject to respective
manufacturers’ warranties. All goods returned
defective shall be returned prepaid freight to
Evolution Power Tools. Evolution Power Tools
reserves the right to optionally repair or replace
it with the same or equivalent item.
Read and understand all instructions before
operating this product. Failure to follow
all instructions listed below may result in
electric shock, fire and / or serious personal
WARNING: When using electric tools basic
safety precautions should always be followed
to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and
personal injury including the following:
Read all these instructions before
attempting to operate this product and save
these instructions.
The term “power tool” in the warnings refers
to your mains-operated (corded) power tool
or battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
3. Personal safety
WARNING: Read all instructions. Failure
to follow all instructions listed below may
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious
1. Work area safety
a. Keep work area clean and well lit.
Cluttered and dark areas invite accidents.
b. Do not operate power tools in explosive
atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases or dust. Power
tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
or fumes.
c. Keep children and bystanders away
while operating a power tool.
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
2. Electrical safety
a. Power tool plugs must match the outlet.
Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use
any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded)
power tools.
Unmodified plugs and matching outlets will
reduce risk of electric shock.
b. Avoid body contact with earthed
or grounded surfaces such as pipes,
radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There
is an increased risk of electric shock if your
body is earthed or grounded.
c. Do not expose power tools to rain or
wet conditions. Water entering a power tool
will increase the risk of electric shock.
d. Do not abuse the cord. Never use the
cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging
the power tool. Keep cord away from heat,
oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Damaged or
entangled cords increase the risk of electric
e. When operating a power tool outdoors,
use an extension cord suitable for outdoor
use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use
reduces the risk of electric shock.
f. If operating a power tool in a damp
location is unavoidable, use a residual
current device (RCD) protected supply.
Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric
a. Stay alert, watch what you are doing
and use common sense when operating
a power tool. Do not use a power tool
while you are tired or under the influence of
drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of
inattention while operating power tools may
result in serious personal injury.
b. Use safety equipment. Always wear
eye protection. Safety equipment such as
dust mask, non-skid safety shoes, hard hat,
or hearing protection used for appropriate
conditions will reduce personal injuries.
c. Avoid accidental starting. Ensure
the switch is in the off-position before
plugging in. Carrying power tools with your
finger on the switch or plugging in power tools
that have the switch on invites accidents.
d. Remove any adjusting key or spanner
before turning the power tool on. A
spanner or a key left attached to a rotating
part of the power tool may result in personal
e. Do not overreach. Keep proper footing
and balance at all times. This enables better
control of the power tool in unexpected
f. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing
or jewellery. Keep your hair, clothing and
gloves away from moving parts. Loose
clothes, jewellery or long hair can be caught
in moving parts.
g. If devices are provided for the connection
of dust extraction and collection facilities,
ensure these are connected and properly
used. Use of these devices can reduce dust
related hazards.
4. Power tool use and care
a. Do not force the power tool. Use the
correct power tool for your application.
The correct power tool will do the job better
and safer when used at the rate for which it
was designed.
b. Do not use the power tool if the switch
does not turn it on and off. Any power tool
that cannot be controlled with the switch is
dangerous and must be repaired.
c. Disconnect the plug from the power
source before making any adjustments,
changing accessories, or storing power
tools. Such preventive safety measures
reduce the risk of starting the power tool
d. Store idle power tools out of the reach
of children and do not allow persons
unfamiliar with the power tool or these
instructions to operate the power tool.
Power tools are dangerous in the hands of
untrained users.
e. Maintain power tools. Check for
misalignment or binding of moving parts,
breakage of parts and any other condition
that may affect the power tools operation.
If damaged, have the power tool repaired
before use. Many accidents are caused by
poorly maintained power tools.
f. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean.
Properly maintained cutting tools with sharp
cutting edges are less likely to bind and are
easier to control.
g. Use the power tool, accessories and
tool bits etc., in accordance with these
instructions and in the manner intended
for the particular type of power tool, taking
into account the working conditions and
the work to be performed. Use of the
power tool for operations different from
intended could result in a hazardous situation.
5. Service
Have your power tool serviced by a
qualified repair person using only genuine
replacement parts.
This will ensure that the safety of the power
tool is properly maintained.
You should:
-Work in a well-ventilated area.
-Work with approved safety equipment, such
as dust masks that are specially designed to
filter microscopic particles.
a) Do not use saw blades which are
damaged or deformed.
b) Replace the table insert/access plate if
c) Use only blades as recommended in this
manual, which conform to EN 847-1. When
changing a saw blade ensure that the width
of the groove (kerf) cut by the blade is slightly
greater than the thickness of the riving knife.
Also the thickness of the blade body must
not be greater than the thickness of the riving
d) Take care that the selection of the saw
blade is suitable for the material to be cut.
e) Wear suitable personal protective
equipment when necessary. This could
Hearing protection to reduce the risk of
induced hearing loss.
Respiratory protection to reduce the risk of
inhalation of harmful dust.
Wearing gloves when handling saw blades or
rough material.
f) Saw blades should be carried in a holder
whenever practicable.
g) Never perform any operation freehand.
This means using only your hands to
support or guide the workpiece. Always
use either the fence or mitre gauge to
position and guide the work.
WARNING: Freehand cutting is a major
cause of accidents.
WARNING: When drilling, sanding, sawing or
grinding, dust particles will be produced. In
some instances, depending on the materials
you are working with, this dust can be
particularly harmful to you (e.g. lead from
old gloss paint).You are advised to consider
the risks associated with the materials you
are working with and to reduce the risk of
h) Never attempt to free a stalled blade
without first turning the saw off. Turn the
power off immediately to prevent damage
to the motor.
i) Provide adequate support for long or
wide workpieces.
j) Avoid awkward operations and hand
positions where a slip could cause your
hand to move into the blade.
WARNING: Do not operate the saw if any
warning and / or instruction labels are missing
or damaged. Contact evolution power tools
for replacement labels.
Alternating Current
No Load Speed
Wear Safety
Wear Ear Protection
Do Not Touch
Wear Dust Protection
of Hazardous
Substances Directive
CE certification
Waste electrical and
electronic equipment
Only use genuine Evolution replacement blades.
Unauthorized blades may be dangerous! Keep
the blades securely fastened. Check for debris
before installing any new blades and do not
use dull or broken blades. Check the blades
regularly for condition and wear. Damaged or
worn blades should be replaced immediately.
Loose fitting or damaged guards must be
replaced immediately. Beware of ejecting chips
as they may be HOT. Always make provisions
for safe handling of excess material.
To obtain an additional copy of your manual,
please contact Evolution Power Tools at:
0870 609 2297
WARNING: Before using your table saw it is
important that you read and understand these
safety rules. Failure to follow these rules could
result in serious injury to the operator or damage
to the table saw.
a) Always use the blade guard. The blade
guard must always be used in every operation.
b) Hold the work firmly. Against the mitre
gauge or rip fence.
c) Always use a push stick. Especially when
rip cutting narrow stock.
d) Keep guards in place and in working
order. Always ensure that the riving knife is
fitted and correctly adjusted. Inspect the riving
knife regularly and replace it if it is worn. Use
only a genuine Evolution riving knife as this is a
dedicated component for this machine.
e) Remove adjusting keys and wrenches.
Form the habit of checking to see that keys
and adjusting wrenches are removed from the
machine before turning it on.
f) Do not use in dangerous environment.
Do not use power tools in damp or wet
locations, or expose them to rain. Keep work
area well lit. Keep the area well ventilated.
g) Keep children away. All children and
visitors should be kept at a safe distance from
the work area.
h) Do not use High Speed Steel (HSS)
blades. Ensure that the correct blade is
selected for the material being cut.
i) The push stick or push block should
always be stored with the machine when
not in use.
j) Connect the saw to a dust collection
device when sawing wood. The operator
should be informed of the factors that
influence exposure to dust e.g. type of
material being cut and the importance of local
extraction (capture or source) and the proper
adjustment hoods/baffles/chutes.
k) Use proper extension cord. Make sure
any extension cord is in good condition.
When using an extension cord, be sure to use
one heavy enough to carry the current your
machine will draw. An undersized cord will
cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of
power and possible overheating.
l) Always use safety glasses. Also use a
face or dust mask if the cutting operation is
dusty. Everyday eyeglasses only have impact
resistant lenses, they are NOT safety glasses.
m) Maintain tools with care. Keep tools sharp
and clean for best and safest performance.
Follow instructions for lubricating and changing
n) Disconnect from the power supply before
servicing, cleaning or and when changing
accessories, such as blades.
o) Use recommended accessories. Only use
genuine Evolution accessories.
p) Check for damaged parts. Before further
use of the tool, a guard or other part that is
damaged should be carefully checked to
determine that it will operate properly and
perform its intended function - check for
alignment of moving parts, binding of moving
parts, breakage of parts, mounting, and any
other conditions that may affect its operation.
A guard or other part that is damaged should
be properly repaired or replaced.
q) Keep hands out of the path of the saw
r) Never reach around the saw blade.
s) Turn off machine and wait for saw
blade to stop before making any fence
t) Never pull or carry the tool by the power
cord. Carrying or pulling the tool by the power
cord could cause damage to the insulation or
the wire connections resulting in the possibility
of electric shock or fire.
u) When transporting the machine use a
transportation device. Never use the guards
for handling or transportation.
v) During transportation the upper part of
the saw blade must be lowered fully and
covered by the guard.
w) All operators using this machine must
read the instructions and familiarize
themselves with the machines workings.
x) Never leave the saw running and
unattended. Do not leave the saw until the
saw has been switched OFF, and the blade
has come to a complete halt.
Voltage 230V ~ 50Hz - 110V ~ 50Hz
Input power
230V ~ 1800W
110V (UK Only) ~ 1600W
No load speed
Blade diameter Ø10˝ (255mm) TCT
Blade bore
Blade kerf
Blade teeth
Maximum depth of cut at 900
Maximum depth of cut at 45055mm
Net weight
Riving Knife Thickness
Sound Pressure Level: 96.8dB(A)
Sound Power Level:
Uncertainty K
3 dB(A)
Vibration level:
The declared vibration total value has been
measured in accordance with a standard test
method and may be used for comparing one
tool with another.
The declared vibration total value may also
be used in a preliminary assessment of
WARNING: The vibration emission during
actual use of the power tool can differ from the
declared total value depending on the ways in
which the tool is used. The need to identify
safety measures and to protect the operator
are based on an estimation of exposure in the
actual conditions of use (taking account of all
parts of the operating cycle, such as the times
the tool is switched off, when it is running
idle, in addition to trigger time).
Blade Changing Tools:
Mitre Gauge Assembly:
Hold Down Clamp Assembly:
Adjustable Rip Fence:
Push Stick:
Blade Guard:
Instruction Manual:
TCT Multi Purpose Blade (Fitted):
Riving Knife:
Machine Overview
Note: Some minor assembly is required to prepare this
machine for use. Please refer to the Service Parts Diagram.
Some of the following tasks can be carried out with the
machine still in its packaging if desired.
WARNING: Do not connect this machine to a power supply until
assembly has been completed, and a thorough safety check of
the machine and all of its systems has been carried out.
Check that all the contents (as listed in this Instruction Manual)
are present.
Follow these instructions if the leg set and plastic lower safety
guard are fastened to the machine.
• Read and understand these instructions.
•Visually check the inside of the machine body to locate any polystyrene transit packing. This polystyrene is present to provide protection for the machines internal components during shipping. It is not required operationally and must be removed before the machine can be used.
•Remove 6 of the 8 cross-head screws which fasten the
lower plastic safety guard to the body of the machine. The 2 screws positioned underneath the sliding transportation handle can be left in place.
•Carefully ease the guard upwards to gain access to the inside of the machine.
• Reach inside and remove any transit packing present.
•Replace the lower plastic safety guard and replace the 6 cross-head screws.
• Remove the machine from the packaging.
WARNING: This machine is heavy. Enlist competent help
when removing this machine from its packaging.
1. Deploying the Legs
The legs are stored underneath the machines main body.
•Release the retaining hook found to the front of the machine.
• Swing the legs outwards
•Secure the legs by hooking the safety hook over the
protruding metal screw.
•Unhook and deploy the 2 rear cantilever braces and re-hook
them into their operational position. (Fig. 1)
Fig 1
Note: The cantilever braces, and one of the main legs have
an adjustable foot which can be screwed in or out to obtain
maximum stability for the machine, particularly on uneven
2. Fitting the Riving Knife.
WARNING: Ensure that this procedure is only carried out with
the machine disconnected from the mains supply.
The Riving Knife is a very important component, and must be
fitted correctly. The Riving Knife has two functions:
•It prevents the workpiece from binding as it passes through
the blade.
•It provides a suitable connection point for the blade guard.
To fit the Riving Knife:
• Remove the table insert by rotating its fixing screw (Fig 2)
approx 1/4 turn.Lift & slide the table insert from the table.
•Raise the blade to its highest position. (see Operations 2)
•Loosen the Riving Knife fixing bolt by several turns.
• Slide the Riving Knife (it is slotted for convenience) between
the fixing plate and mounting block. (Fig. 3) Ensure that the
mounting blocks projecting lugs engage with the slot in the
Riving Knife.
•Adjust the Riving Knife so that it is between 3 – 5mm from
the saw blade. (Fig. 4)
• When correct alignment is achieved tighten the fixing bolt.
•Check the saw blade rotates freely and teeth are within
3-5mm of the Riving Knife.
• Re-install the Table insert.
3. The Rip Fence
This machine has a two (2) piece Rip Fence.
The Rip Fence Face Plate must be attached to the Rip Fence.
• Loosen the two thumb nuts to the RH side of the Rip Fence.
•Slide the Rip Fence Face Plate onto the Rip Fence. (Fig. 5)
• Tighten the two thumb nuts.
To attach the assembled Rip Fence to the machine:
•Hook the rear of the Rip Fence Guide over the rear Rip Fence
Rail. (Fig. 6A)
•With the handle in its upper position, locate the front of the
Rip Fence over the front Rip Fence Rail. (Fig. 6B)
•Push the handle down to lock the Rip Fence in place.
Fig 5
4. The Mitre Gauge
Fig 6A
The Mitre Gauge has an adjustable Face Plate.
•Insert the Hold Down Clamp Pillar into the socket in the
Mitre Gauges main body.
•Ensure that the hole in the Pillar lines up with the hole in the
vertical face of the Mitre Gauge. (Fig. 7)
•Attach the Face Plate to the Mitre Gauge by sliding its
attachment screw through the Mitre Gauges vertical face
and the hole in the Pillar.
•Attach the locking thumb nut to the attachment screw.
•The Mitre Gauge is used on the LH side of the table and runs
in an inverted T slot in the table top.
5. Blade Guard
A fully side shielded blade guard is provided with this machine.
This guard must be attached to the blade riving knife, and the
machine should never be used without this guard in position.
Fig 6B
Fig 7
WARNING: The machine must be disconnected from the
mains supply when installing the blade guard.
To attach the Blade Guard:
•Raise the blade to its full height (Refer to Operations 2) to
fully reveal the riving knife.
•The guards locating pin should be positioned at the rear of
the ‘L’ shaped slot machined in the riving knife and the
washer and wing nut fitted to one side. (Fig. 8)
The blade guard must move up and down easily and
smoothly, so do not over-tighten this wing nut.
•Check the operation of the blade guard. Ensure that it is
working efficiently and covers the blade entirely at the sides
as well as the crown.
•Lower the blade a little and recheck that the blade guard
•When satisfied that the blade guard works throughout the
blades height adjustment range, check that the guard works
equally well with the blade set to a bevel angle. (Fig. 9)
•Check that when the blade is fully lowered, the blade guard
and side covers are in contact with the table top.
6. Transporting your Table Saw
Fig 8
WARNING: This machine is heavy. Enlist competent help
whenever you have to transport this machine.
1. Ensure that the machine is disconnected from the power
supply and that the power cord is securely stored on the machine.
2. Lower the blade completely into the machine so that the
bottom of the blade guard lies flat on the machine table.
Fig 9
3. Remove and store safely any accessories e.g. mitre gauge,
push stick, rip fence etc that are not secured to the machine.
4. Release the legs and fold them and the cantilever braces
up into the base, securing them with the locking hooks.
Competent help is useful when attempting this and when
lowering the saw to the ground.
5. Pull out the transportation handle, located at the opposite
side of the saw to the transportation wheels.
6. Lift the handle and allow the machines integral transportation
wheels to touch the ground. (Fig.10)
7. Wheel the machine to its new location.
8. Re-commission the machine and reattach the accessories.
1. ON/OFF Safety Switch
Fig 10
WARNING: Before operating the ON/OFF switch make
sure that the blade guard is correctly installed and operating
To start the machine, press the tab on LH side of the red
safety button and lift it and the switch cover plate upwards to
reveal the on and off buttons. Push the ‘ON’ button to start the
machine and the ‘OFF’ button to stop the machine. (Fig.11)
WARNING: Never start the machine until all safety checks
and procedures have been carried out.
2. Raising/Lowering the blade
Fig 11
WARNING: Only make adjustments to the machine when the
machine is switched OFF and the blade is stationary.
Note: This machine is equipped with a dual function folding
handle hand-wheel. In its ‘normal’ (outer) position the handwheel is used to raise or lower the blade. When the handwheel is pushed in against its bias spring it engages with the
curved toothed rack incorporated in the machines main body.
This allows the hand-wheel to be used to adjust the tilt/bevel
angle of the blade.
Fig 12
To raise or lower the blade:
•Ensure that the hand-wheel is in its ‘normal’ position.
•Turn clockwise to lower the blade. (Fig. 12)
• Turn counter clockwise to raise the blade.
3. Tilting the Blade
The blade can be tilted up to 450 to the left.
Fig 13
•Loosen the tilt locking screw (Fig. 13) by turning the tilt
locking lever.
•Push the hand-wheel in against its bias spring until it engages
the tilt rack.
•Use the hand-wheel to set the required angle. An angle
gauge to aid setting can be found behind the hand-wheel
•Tighten the tilt locking screw when the required angle is
•Allow the hand-wheel to return to its ‘normal’ position.
Note: The tilt locking lever is sprung loaded and adjustable
This enables the lever to be repositioned on the locking screw.
•Pull out the lever and move to the desired position.
•Release the lever and allow the spring to re-seat the lever.
Repositioning may be necessary to avoid fouling the machines
hand-wheel when the blade is tilted.
Fig 14
4. Rip Fence Guide
This machine is fitted with a two piece Rip Fence. We
recommend that the Rip Fence is normally used in conjunction
with its adjustable Face piece
The Rip Fence should be positioned to the RH side of the
blade and is locked in position by using the locking lever. Push
down to lock, and pull up to unlock.
Fig 15
When repositioning the Rip Fence use the mid-point of the
fence to push or pull the fence to the desired position.
(Fig. 14) Using the mid-point aids accuracy and speed of
setting. The clamping system is designed to correctly align
the fence when the locking lever is pushed down.
Check alignment by sighting either side of the fence with any
of the ‘ lines’ that run across the table.
If misalignment is suspected, the pressure being applied by
the Rip Fence locking lever could be at fault.
To adjust the locking lever pressure:
•Ensure that the locking lever is in the unlocked position.
•Turn the clamp pressure adjustment nut (Fig. 15) one flat
either clockwise or counter-clockwise.
•Recheck Rip Fence operation and alignment.
• Continue nut adjustment until the Rip Fence operation is
satisfactory and alignment and clamping is always achieved
wherever the fence is positioned.
Note: The Rip Fence guide incorporates a ‘transparent
window’ with a datum line to aid reading the measurement
scale found on the fence rail. (Fig. 16)
Fig 16
Forwards and backwards adjustment of the Rip Fence Face is
possible. Loosen the two thumb nuts and slide the aluminium
Fence Face extrusion to the desired position. Tighten the
thumb nuts securely.
Note: We recommend that normally the Rip Fence Face be
adjusted so that the rear of the Fence Face is level with the
rear of the blade where it emerges from the table. This will
provide clearance for the workpiece as it passes the blade.
The Rip Fence Face has a ‘Hi’ and ‘Lo’ position. The ‘Lo’
position can be very useful when cutting thin sheet material
as it gives the operator a better view of the workpiece as it
passes through the blade. (Fig.17)
To reposition the Rip Fence Face:
Fig 17
•Loosen the two thumb nuts to the RH side of the Rip Fence.
• Slide out the Rip Fence Face extrusion.
•Re-attach the Rip Fence Face in the ‘Lo’ position.
•Adjust to suit and tighten the two thumb nuts.
•Return to the normal ‘Hi’ position when cutting has been
5. Mitre Gauge
The mitre gauge is used on the LH side of the table and runs
in an inverted T slot in the sliding carriage table top.
Turn the vertical handle counter-clockwise to unlock the mitre
gauge, and adjust to the required mitre angle. Turn the handle
clockwise to lock the mitre gauge at the chosen angle.
Fig 18
Fig 19
Note: We recommend that the Mitre Gauge Slide Locking
screw (Fig. 18) be removed and stored safely off the machine
for future use when the Mitre Gauge is being used with the
sliding carriage in the ‘locked’ position.
We further recommend that the Hold Down Clamp be
removed from the Mitre Gauge and stored safely when the
machine is being used with the sliding carriage in the ‘locked’
Note: The extruded aluminium face plate of the mitre gauge
should be adjusted so that it is close to, but does not foul the
blade guard. Adjust by loosening the finger nut and sliding the
faceplate to the required position. Securely tighten the thumb
nut. (Fig. 19)
The Mitre Gauge can be set at any angle between 600 Left
and 600 Right.
Fast index positions are incorporated into the design for 900,
450L and 450R.
To use the Fast Index facility:
Fig 20
Fig 21
•900 – Ensure that the ‘stop plate’ is in the down position and
the 900 index screw is resting against its RH side. (Fig. 20)
•450 L– Open the ‘stop plate’ by pivoting it upwards. Loosen
the vertical locking handle and rotate the Mitre Gauge so that
the 450 L index screw just passes through the ‘stop plate’.
Close the ‘stop plate’ and bring the 450 L index screw to
rest against the RH side of the closed ‘stop plate’. Tighten
the handle
•450 R– Open the ‘stop plate’ by pivoting it upwards. Loosen
the vertical locking handle and rotate the Mitre Gauge so that
the 900 index screw passes through the ‘stop plate’.
Close the ‘stop plate’ and bring the 450R index screw to rest
against the RH side of the ‘stop plate’.
Note: Each of the fast index screws has been factory set
for angular accuracy. All the index screws can be adjusted if
The ‘stop plate’ should rotate easily. It is important that the
punched swage on the plate (Fig. 21) which prevents it
from being over-rotated and potentially fouling the ‘T’ slot be
checked and adjusted.
To check and adjust the ‘stop plate’:
• Rotate the ‘stop plate’ forward.
• Visually check that the punched swage is resting upon the
plastic index pointer preventing over-rotation.
• If necessary adjust the ‘stop plate’ mounting screw so that
plate moves easily and the swage always rests upon but
cannot slide past the plastic index pointer. (Fig. 22)
Fig 22
Index Screw Checking and Adjustment
To check the accuracy of the angular settings the operator will
require an Engineers Square and a 450 Square. (Not supplied)
WARNING: Only carry out these procedures with the machine
disconnected from the mains supply.
Fig 23 (Blade guard removed
for clarity)
To Check 900 Setting (Fig. 23)
• Raise the blade to its full height.
• Place the engineers square on the machine table with one
leg resting accurately against the saw blades body.
• Check that the Mitre Gauge is set at 900.
•Slide the Mitre Gauge into its ‘T’ slot and slide it up to the
other leg of the engineers square.
•The Mitre Gauges Face Plate should index precisely with the
engineers square.
If adjustment is required:
• Loosen the index screws locking nut.(Fig. 24)
•Turn the index screw clockwise or counter-clockwise until
precise alignment with the engineers square is achieved.
• Re-tighten the locking nut.
To Check 450 Settings
Fig 24
• Raise the blade to its full height.
•Place the 450 square on the machine table with one face
resting accurately against the saw blades body. (Fig. 25)
•Check that the Mitre Gauge is set at one of the 450 settings.
•Slide the Mitre Gauge into its ‘T’ slot and slide it up to the
edge of the 450 square.
•The Mitre Gauge Face Plate should index precisely with the
edge of the 450 square.
If adjustment is required follow the instructions as for the
setting of the 900 setting.
6. Multi-Function Table Top
Fig 25 (Blade guard removed
for clarity)
This Table Saw is equipped with a versatile table top capable
of various adjustments which are designed to aid operator
efficiency and safety.
Table extensions
The table can be extended to the RH and to the LH side, to
provide extra workpiece support when necessary. Both sides
of the table can be extended at the same time, or just one side
at a time as required operationally.
To extend the table to the RH side:
Fig 26
Fig 27
•Pull up the table extension locking lever found just above the
machines ON/OFF switch. (Fig. 26)
• Deploy the table extension to give the required workpiece
•Push the locking lever down to lock the table in the required
•Re-attach and/or adjust the Rip Fence as required.
• When cutting is completed return the table to its original
Note: The Fence Rail will ‘travel’ with the RH table extension
when it is deployed. A window with datum index line is built
into the front edge of the table to aid setting.
(Fig. 27)
To extend the table to the LH side:
•Loosen the two locking knobs (one to the front and one
to the rear of the machine) underneath the LH side of the
machines table. (Fig. 28)
• Deploy the table extension.
• Tighten the locking knobs.
•When cutting is completed return the table to its original
Fig 28
Sliding Carriage System
This machine is fitted with a Sliding Carriage to the LH side of
the blade. This facility can be particularly useful when crosscutting small section material such as metal box-section or
extrusions etc.
The sliding carriage should always be used with the Mitre
Gauge locked to it in the desired position.
Material can be clamped to the Sliding Carriage by using
the Mitre Gauge with its Hold Down Clamp, thus enhancing
operator control and safety.
Fig 29
The sliding carriage system can also be very useful (when used
in conjunction with a locked on Mitre Gauge) for repetitive
To Release the Sliding Carriage
WARNING: The machine must be switched off, the blade
stationary, and the switch cover plate in the closed (safe)
position whenever adjustments etc are being made to the
machine or the workpiece.
The Sliding Carriage Locking Latch is located to the rear of the
machine table and slightly to the LH side of the blade. (Fig. 29)
•Slide the latch to the right to unlock the carriage and pull the
carriage forward.
• When operations are completed, return the carriage to its
original position and slide the locking latch to the left to lock
the carriage.
•Check that the carriage is locked in its ‘locked’ position.
Multi-purpose blade.
Fig 30
The Rage 5 comes fitted with a multi-purpose TCT blade
which is capable of cutting many materials. We recommend
that a workshop dust extraction system is always attached
to the dust extraction port (Fig. 30) when cutting wood or
wooden products to prevent any possible build up of sawdust
in the lower blade guard.
When changing the blade (See Maintenance) the operator
should visually check for any dust build up in the lower
blade guard. With the blade removed any residual dust can
be sucked away using a suitable crevice nozzle vacuum
extraction machine. The blade can then be reinstalled.
Metallic materials should not be cut if it is suspected that
there could be residual sawdust in the lower blade guard. The
machine should be disconnected from its power supply and
the table insert removed (refer to ‘Assembly 2 & 4 Figs 2
& 8 ) so that a visual check can be made. (Fig. 31) If there
is evidence of sawdust build-up, remove this sawdust before
commencing metal cutting operations.
Fig 31
WARNING: Never attempt freehand cuts on this machine.
Always use the appropriate guide or fence to minimise the
possibility of the blade binding and kickback.
We recommend that the saw blade protrudes through the
material to be cut by approximately 3mm. Adjust the height of
the blade as previously described. This machine is not suitable
for cutting rebates or stopped grooves.
A workshop dust extraction device should be connected to
the extraction port found at the rear of the machine.
(Fig. 30)
Fig 32
1. Crosscutting
Set the mitre gauge to 900 and tighten using the vertical
handle. Position in the ‘T’ slot and adjust the mitre face plate
as previously described. Index the material to be cut against
the mitre gauge faceplate. Switch on the saw and allow to
reach full operating speed before sliding the mitre gauge and
workpiece towards the rear of the table making your cut.
(Fig. 32)
2. Mitre crosscutting
Mitre crosscutting is cutting the material at an angle other
than 900. Set the mitre gauge to the desired angle, tighten and
proceed as cross-cutting above. (Fig. 33)
Fig 33
3. Bevel crosscutting
Bevel crosscutting is the same as crosscutting but with the
blade tilted at an angle. Tilt the blade to the desired angle as
previously described, and ensure that it is locked in place.
Set the mitre gauge to 900 and adjust the faceplate so that it
does not touch or foul the saw blade as it passes. Index the
material against the mitre gauge and make your cut. (Fig. 34)
Fig 34
4. Compound mitre cutting
Compound mitre cutting is a combination of mitre cutting and
bevel crosscutting.
Adjust the mitre gauge and the blade to the desired angles.
Lock both in place.
Check that the mitre gauge will pass the saw blade without
fouling. Adjust the mitre gauge faceplate if necessary.
Index the material against the mitre gauge and make your cut.
(Fig. 35)
5. Repetitive crosscutting
Repetitive cutting is cutting a number of pieces to the same
length without having to mark out each piece.
Fig 35
Note: Repetitive cross-cutting is carried out with the mitre
gauge positioned on the LH side of the machine, with the rip
fence on the RH side of the machine.
Caution: The Rip Fence can be used as a length stop only if it
is properly set and adjusted.
To use the Rip Fence as length stop align the back of the
adjustable Fence Face with the back of the saw blade and
set at the required distance from the blade. This will allow
clearance for the material as it passes through the saw blade.
(Fig. 36)
Fig 36
• Check that the Rip Fence is set at the required distance and
is lying parallel to the saw blade.
•Index the material to be cut against the Mitre Gauge and the
Rip Fence Face.
•Hold the material and Mitre Gauge with your left hand.
• Gently push the workpiece through the saw. Use a push
stick in your right hand to guide the workpiece on the RH
side of the blade.
Note: If the Sliding Carriage system is deployed for repetitive
cross-cutting, the Mitre Gauge must be fastened to the
We recommend that the mitre gauge be fixed in its dedicated
position to the front of the carriage, where the locking screw
will engage in a hole in the sliding carriage body.
6. Rip cutting
Rip cutting is cutting along the length of a piece of material
rather than across it. Rip cutting should always be done with
the Rip Fence Face set to the desired width and on the RH
side of the machines table.
The mitre gauge is not required for this operation, and should
be stored safely off the machine for future use.
Note: Check that the Rip Fence is locked in position and is
parallel to the saw blade.
Check that the riving knife is properly aligned with the saw
When ripping small section material a push stick should be
used to feed/guide the final 300mm of the material past the
blade. A push stick should always be used when making cuts
of less than 300mm.
When ripping long boards or large panels always use a remote
work support or enlist trained competent help.
Feed the workpiece through the saw keeping it indexed
against the rip fence. Use smooth, steady pressure and
employ a push stick if necessary. (Fig. 37)
Fig 37
When the ripping width is greater than 300mm, and with care,
both hands can be used to guide/feed the material through the
saw. The operators left hand will be to the LH side of the saw
blade. The operators right hand will be close to the rip fence
on the RH side of the sawblade. Hands should never be in line
with the blade.
7. Bevel ripping
When bevel ripping material 150mm or narrower use the rip
fence on the RH side of the blade only.
8. Using the Sliding Carriage System
WARNING: All ‘setting up’ operations should be undertaken
with the machine switched off, the blade stationary, and the
switch cover plate in the closed (safe) position.
Release the carriage by sliding the table latch (located at
the rear of the table and just to the LH of the blade) to the
unlocked position.
• Set the Mitre Gauge to the required angle and lock in place
with the vertical locking handle.
•Slide the Mitre Gauge into the inverted ‘T’ slot and lock in
the required place by tightening the locking knob.
Note: Although the Mitre Gauge can be locked in any desired
position along the ‘T’ slot it does have a dedicated position to
the front of the carriage, where the locking screw will engage
in a hole in the sliding carriage body. (Fig. 38)
Fig 38
• Install the Hold Down Clamp, if required, onto the pillar
fitted into the Mitre Gauges main body. (Fig. 39) Tighten in
the required position using the locking screw.
•Place the workpiece in the required position and against the
Mitre Gauge Face Plate.
•Clamp the workpiece to the Sliding Carriage by adjusting the
Hold Down Clamp for best position and tightening the vertical
locking screw using the large knob. (Fig. 40)
• The Mitre Gauge has its own locking screw to lock it to the sliding carriage, but when used with the Hold Down Clamp,
additional security is obtained. Check the integrity of the
Note: We recommend that the above set up procedure is
completed with the Sliding Carriage pulled out from the
machine table to give the operator the clearance and space to
make any measurements, confirm cutting lines etc.
Fig 39
When satisfied that all adjustments and cutting line
positionings etc are correct, and all adjustment screws are
securely tightened, open the On/Off switch cover plate.
Start the machine and push the Sliding Carriage (by using the
Mitre Gauge) to the rear of the Table to make the cut.
WARNING: Ensure that the machine is disconnected from the
mains supply before any maintenance tasks or adjustments
are attempted.
Fig 40
Note: We recommend that the operator considers wearing
protective gloves when handling or changing the machines
Fig 41
1. Disconnect the machine from the power supply
2. Remove the blade guard. (Refer to Assembly 4)
3. Remove the table insert by rotating its fixing screw
approximately 1/4 turn. Lift & slide the insert from the table &
safely store it for future use.
4. Raise the blade to its highest position.
5. Use the two blade changing tools provided. One to hold the
motor arbor, and the other to loosen the arbor nut. (Fig. 41)
Fig 42
6. Remove the nut, outer flange and blade.
7. Fit the new blade. Ensure that the teeth are facing to the
front of the saw, and that the arrow on the blade is in line with
the motor direction.
8. Replace the outer flange and nut and tighten securely with
the spanners provided. Check that both blade flanges are in
contact with the blade.
9. Replace the table insert and its fixing screw. Ensure that the
fixing screw is correctly seated.
10. Replace the blade guard and check all operational functions
of the blade and its guarding system.
11.Only connect the machine to its main supply after a
complete safety check of the machine has been carried out.
After each use the machine should be cleaned. Remove all
sawdust etc from the visible parts of the machine with a
vacuum cleaner. A vacuum cleaner can also be connected to
the machine dust extraction port at the rear of the machine.
This should remove debris from the inside of the machine.
Never use solvents to clean plastic parts, as solvents can
damage them. Clean only with a soft very slightly damp cloth.
Fig 43
Riving Knife
The riving knife is a very important component and must be
fitted correctly aligned and adjusted. The riving knife prevents
the work from binding as it passes through the blade.
Inspect the riving knife at regular intervals and replace it if it is
worn or damaged.
Note: Use only a genuine Evolution Riving Knife, as this is
a dedicated component for this machine. Non genuine parts
could be dangerous. If in any doubt, please contact the
Push Stick
A plastic push stick is provided with the machine and has
its own dedicated storage brackets to the RH side of the
machines main body. (Fig. 42) When not in use store the
push stick on the machine.
Note: If the push stick becomes damaged it should be
replaced. If the operator makes their own push stick, we
recommend that it follows the same pattern as that supplied.
Replacement push sticks are available from Evolution Power
Blade Storage
A blade storage facility is available at the RH side of the
machine. (Fig. 43) Undo the centre hand nut and place any
spare blades onto the ø25.4mm metal flange. Secure the
blades with the centre hand nut.
Waste electrical products should not be disposed of with
household waste. Please recycle where facilities exist. Check
with your Local Authority or retailer for recycling advice.
VERSION 10.08.11
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