Evolution Rage Circular Saw user manual (185mm (7-1/4” Multipurpose Circular Saw)

Evolution Rage Circular Saw user manual
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We, manufacturer and importer 

Evolution Power Tools Ltd. 

Venture One 


S20 3FR 

Declare that the product 

Part numbers:  

RAGEB-110 / RAGEB-230 / RAGEB-2302EU Evolution: RageB 

Multipurpose Circular Saw 185mm 

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:   

EN55014-1 : 2006 

EN55014-2 / AA1:2001 

EN61000-3-2 : 2006 

EN61000-3-11 : 2000 

EN60745-1 : 2009 

EN60745-2-5 : 2007 

Authorised by 

Mr Matthew J Gavins 

Managing Director 

1 May 2011 

All documentation is held on file at the  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  Resource.  

UK 0870 609 2297 


Congratulations on your purchase of an  Evolution Power Tools machine. Please  complete your product registration on line  to validate your machine’s warranty period  and ensure prompt service if needed. We  sincerely thank you for selecting a product  from Evolution Power Tools. 

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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. There is no  warranty – written or verbal – for saw blades.  In no event shall Evolution Power Tools be  liable for loss or damage resulting directly or  indirectly from the use of our merchandise or  from any other cause. Evolution Power Tools  is not liable for any costs incurred on such  goods or consequential damages. No officer,  employee or agent of Evolution Power Tools  is authorised to make oral representations of  fitness or to waive any of the foregoing terms  of sale and none shall be binding on Evolution  Power Tools. Questions relating to this limited  warranty should be directed to the company’s  head office, or call the appropriate Helpline  number. 


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. 


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  injury. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR  FUTURE REFERENCE. 

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. 


WARNING: Read all instructions. Failure  to follow all instructions listed below may  result in electric shock, fire and/or serious  injury. 


1) Work Area Safety 

a) Keep work area clean and well lit.  Cluttered or 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 shock. 

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  shock. 

3) Personal Safety 

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 personal protective equipment.  Always wear eye protection. Protective  equipment such as dust mask, non-skid  safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection  used for appropriate conditions will reduce  personal injuries. 

c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure  the switch is in the off-position before  connecting to power source and/or  battery pack, picking up or carrying the  tool. Carrying power tools with your finger  on the switch or energising power tools that  have the switch on invites accidents. 

d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench  before turning the power tool on. A wrench  or a key left attached to a rotating part of the  power tool may result in personal injury. 

e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing  and balance at all times. This enables better  control of the power tool in unexpected  situations. 

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 dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards. 

4) Power Tool Use & 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 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 and/or the battery pack from  the power tool before making any  adjustments, changing accessories, or  storing power tools. Such preventive safety  measures reduce the risk of starting the  power tool accidentally. 

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 tool’s 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, taking into account the  working conditions and the work to  be performed. Use of the power tool for  operations different from those 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. 


a) DANGER: Keep hands away from  cutting area and the blade. Keep your  second hand on auxiliary handle, or motor  housing. If both hands are holding the saw,  they cannot be cut by the blade. 

b) Do not reach underneath the workpiece.  The guard cannot protect you from the blade  below the workpiece. 

c) Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness  of the workpiece. Less than a full tooth of  the blade teeth should be visible below the  workpiece. 

d) Never hold piece being cut in your hands  or across your leg. Secure the workpiece to  a stable platform. It is important to support  the work properly to minimize body exposure,  blade binding, or loss of control. 

e) Hold power tool by insulated gripping  surfaces when performing an operation  where the cutting tool may contact hidden  wiring or its own cord. Contact with a “live”  wire will also make exposed metal parts of  the power tool “live” and shock the operator. 

f) When ripping always use a rip fence  or straight edge guide. This improves the  accuracy of cut and reduces the chance of  blade binding. 

g) Always use blades with correct size and  shape (diamond versus round) of arbor  holes. Blades that do not match the mounting  hardware of the saw will run eccentrically,  causing loss of control. 

h) Never use damaged or incorrect blade  washers or bolt. The blade washers and  bolt were specially designed for your saw, for  optimum performance and safety of operation.


Causes and operator prevention of kickback: Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched,  bound or misaligned saw blade, causing an  uncontrolled saw to lift up and out of the  workpiece toward the operator: 

1. When the blade is pinched or bound tightly  by the kerf closing down, the blade stalls and  the motor reaction drives the unit rapidly back  toward the operator; 

2. If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned  in the cut, the teeth at the back edge of the  blade can dig into the top surface of the  workpiece causing the blade to climb out of  the kerf and jump back towards the operator. 

Kickback is the result of saw misuse and/or  incorrect operating procedures or conditions  and can be avoided by taking proper  precautions as given below. 

a) Maintain a firm grip with both hands  on the saw and position your arms to  resist kickback forces. Position your body  to either side of the blade, but not in line  with the blade. Kickback could cause the  saw to jump backwards, but kickback forces  can be controlled by the operator, if proper  precautions are taken. 

b) If the blades are binding, or when  interrupting a cut for any reason, release  the trigger and hold the saw motionless  in the material until the blades come to  a complete stop. Never attempt to remove  the saw from the work or pull the saw  backward while the blades are in motion or  kickback may occur. Investigate and take  corrective actions to eliminate the cause of  blade binding. 

c) When restarting a saw in the workpiece,  centre the saw blade in the kerf and check  that saw teeth are not engaged into the  material. If saw blade is binding, it may walk  up or kickback from the workpiece as the saw  is restarted. 

d) Support large panels to minimise the  risk of blade pinching and kickback. Large  panels tend to sag under their own weight.  Supports must be placed under the panel on  both sides, near the line of cut and near the  edge of the panel. 

e) Blade depth and bevel adjusting locking  levers must be tight and secure before  making a cut. If the blade adjustment  shifts while cutting it may cause binding and  kickback. 

f) Do not use dull or damaged blades.  Unsharpened or improperly set blades  produce a narrow kerf causing excessive  friction, blade binding and kickback. 

g) Use extra caution when making a  “plunge cut” into existing walls or other  blind areas. The protruding blade may cut  objects that can cause kickback. 

Safety instructions for saws  

a) Check lower guard for proper closing  before each use. Do not operate the saw if  lower guard does not move freely and close  instantly. Never clamp or tie the lower guard  into the open position. If saw is accidentally  dropped, lower guard may be bent. Raise the  lower guard with the retracting handle and  make sure it moves freely and does not touch  the blade or any other part, in all angles and  depths of cut. 

b) Check the operation of the lower guard  spring. If the guard and the spring are not  operating properly, they must be serviced  before use. Lower guard may operate  sluggishly due to damaged parts, gummy  deposits, or a build-up of debris. 

c) Lower guard may be retracted manually  only for special cuts such as “plunge cuts”  and “compound cuts.” Raise lower guard  by retracting handle and as soon as blade  enters the material, the lower guard must  be released. For all other sawing, the lower  guard should operate automatically. 

d) Always observe that the lower guard  is covering the blade before placing  saw down on a bench or the floor. An  unprotected, coasting blade will cause the  saw to walk backwards, cutting whatever is  in its path. Be aware of the time it takes for  the blade to stop after switch is released. 


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  exposure. 

 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. 


WARNING: Do not operate machine if  warning and/or instruction labels are missing  or damaged. Contact Evolution Power Tools  for replacement labels. 

Symbol Description 

V Volts

A Amperes

Hz Hertz

Min Minutes

~ Alternating Current

no No Load Speed 

Double Insulated
Wear Safety Goggles
Wear Ear Protection


Only use genuine Evolution replacement  parts. Unauthorized parts may be dangerous!  

To obtain an additional copy of your manual,  please contact Evolution Power Tools at:  

UK 0870 609 2297 WEB www.evolutionpowertools.com 


a) DANGER: Keep hands away from  cutting area and the blade. Keep your  second hand on the auxiliary handle, or motor  housing. If both hands are holding the saw,  they cannot come into contact with the blade. 

b) Do not reach underneath the workpiece. The guard cannot protect you from the blade  below the workpiece. 

c) Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness  of the workpiece. Less than a full tooth of  the blade teeth should be visible below the  workpiece. 

d) Never hold the piece being cut in your  hands or across your legs. Secure the  workpiece to a stable platform. It is important  to support the work properly to minimize body  exposure, blade binding, or loss of control. 

e) Hold the power tool by the insulated  gripping surfaces when performing an  operation where the cutting tool may  contact hidden wiring or its own cord. 

Contact with a “live” wire will also make  exposed metal parts of the power tool “live”  and shock the operator. 

f) When ripping always use a rip fence  or straight edge guide. This improves the  accuracy of the cut and reduces the chance  of the blade binding. 

g) Always use blades with correct size and  shape (diamond versus round) of arbor  holes. Blades that do not match the mounting  hardware of the saw will run eccentrically,  causing loss of control.

h) Never use damaged or incorrect blade washers or bolt. The blade washers, flanges and bolt were  specially designed for your saw, for optimum  performance and safety of operation. Replace  with genuine spare parts if damaged or worn. 

i) Do not use High Speed Steel (HSS) saw blades 

k) Inspect the machine and the blade  before each use. Do not use deformed,  cracked, worn or otherwise damaged blades. l) Never use the saw without the original  guard protection system. Do not lock the  moving guard in the open position. Ensure  that the guard operates freely without  jamming. 

m) Only use blades that comply with the  characteristics specified in this manual. Before using accessories, always compare  the maximum allowed RPM of the accessory  with the RPM of the machine. 


Your Evolution Power Tools saw is shipped  complete. Remove all contents from the  box and inspect to ensure no damage was  incurred during shipping, and that the items  listed below are included. 


Description Qty

Instruction Manual 1

Allen Key 1

185mm Multi Blade (fitted) 1

Parallel Edge Guide 1  


Designed to cut:  

Mild Steel Plate:  

Max Thickness – 6mm  

Mild Steel Box Section:  

Max Wall Thickness – 3mm 


Max Thickness at 900 60mm

Motor (230v 50/60 Hz) (Watts) 1200 

Maximum Box Cutting Capacity 900 (3mm wall) 60mm 

Maximum Box Cutting Capacity 450 (3mm wall) 40mm 

Optimum Cutting Thickness  6mm  

RPM No Load (min-1) 3700 

Recommended Maximum Duty Cycle 30mins

Blade Diameter: 185mm

Bore Diameter 20mm Thickness 1.7mm 

Noise and Vibration Data 

Sound pressure level:  

96.8. dB(A) K 3 dB(A)  

Sound power level:  

107.8. dB(A) K 3 dB(A)  

Vibration level:  

2.048m/s2 K 1.5m/s2  

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 exposure.

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). 



Know your parts

1. Rear Handle

2. Front Handle 

Upper Blade Guard

Lower Blade Guard

5 Sole Plate

6 Chip Exhaust Port




Refer to the “Service Parts Diagram”. Install  a blade as detailed in the “Installing or  Removing a Blade” section.  

WARNING: Never start the saw with the  cutting edge of the saw blade in contact with  the workpiece surface. Do not retract blade  guard manually. Guard retracts automatically. 

This saw is equipped with an approved cord  and plug for its intended Country of use. Do  not alter or modify the power cord. 

Installing or Removing a Blade 

WARNING: Only use genuine Evolution  blades which are designed for this machine.  Ensure that the maximum speed of the blade  is compatible with the machine. Only perform  this operation with the machine disconnected  from the power supply. 

Note: It is recommended that the operator  considers wearing protective gloves when  handling the blade during installation or when  changing the machines blade. 

1. Place saw on a level, secure surface.

2. Lock the machine arbor by engaging the   arbor lock. (Fig. 1) 

3. Using the supplied Allen Key loosen and   remove the arbor socket headed screw   and outer blade drive flange. (Fig. 2)

4. Remove the saw blade. 

5. Thoroughly clean inner and outer blade   drive fl anges and blade mounting surface   before installing a new blade. 

6. Ensure that the direction of rotation   arrows printed on the blade, match the   direction of rotation arrow found on the machines upper and lower guard. (Fig. 3) 

7. Reinstall the outer drive fl ange and the   arbor socket headed screw. 

8. Engage the arbor lock and tighten the arbor socket headed screw securely using the Allen key. 

Note: The socket headed arbor screw has a  RH thread. 

9. Check that the arbor lock is fully released by manually rotating the blade. 

10. Check the operation of the safety guard. 

Parallel Edge Guide 

A parallel guide (for help when rip cutting)  can be fitted to the sole plate of the machine  The guides arm should be inserted into the  rectangular slots found at the front of the sole  plate, and slid under the locking thumb screw.  (Fig. 4) 

Note: The edge guide can be fitted to either  side of the sole plate and should only be fitted  and adjusted with the machine disconnected  from the power supply. 

Adjust the edge guide so that it is at the  required distance from the blade and tighten  the two thumb screws. Check that the edge  guide is parallel to the saw blade. 

Adjustment of the Cutting Depth 

Loosen the Depth Adjustment Locking  Screw to adjust the sole plate to give the  required cutting depth. A scale can be found  on the depth bracket and an index mark is  incorporated into the machines upper guard  to aid setting. In most cases depth should be  set at maximum unless there are obstructions  below the work surface. Tighten the Depth  Adjustment Locking Screw securely to lock in  the required position. (Fig. 5) 

Adjustment of the Cutting Angle 

1. Loosen the Bevel Locking Screw found at   the front of the saw. (Fig. 6) 

2. Tilt the blade to the required angle. (Fig. 7)

3. Tighten the Bevel Locking Screw securely 

Note: An angle scale (00– 450) is incorporated  into the Bevel Locking quadrant to aid setting.  

Operating Advice 

Carry out routine safety checks each time you  use the machine. Check that all safety guards  are operating correctly, and that all adjustment  handles/screws are tightened securely. 

Check that the blade is secure and installed  correctly. Also check that it is the correct  blade for the material being cut. 

Check the integrity of the power cord. Always clamp the workpiece to a rigid support  such as a bench or saw horse whenever  possible. 

ON/OFF Trigger Switch 

This machine is equipped with a safety start  trigger switch. 

 To start the tool: 

• Push in the safety lock button on the side of   the handle with your thumb. 

• Depress the main trigger switch to start the motor. (Fig. 8) 

Cutting Advice 

The operator should wear all relevant PPE  (Personal Protection Equipment) necessary  for the job at hand. This could include safety  glasses, dust masks, safety shoes etc. 

The operator should always be aware of the  position and routing of the power cable. 

• Do not force the machine. 

• Allow the speed of the saw blade do   the work. Cutting performance will not be   improved by applying excessive pressure to   the machine, and blade life will be reduced.  • When using the parallel edge guide, ensure   that it is parallel with the blade. The blade   and/or motor could become damaged if the   machine is used with an incorrectly adjusted   parallel edge guide.  

• To set the guide, loosen the locking screw, and adjust the guide to the required position. Tighten the locking screw. 

• Place front edge of sole plate squarely on the workpiece before starting the motor.

• When starting a cut, sight the cutting line with the line of cut guide, taking care to introduce the blade to the material slowly, so as not to damage its teeth. 

• Use both hands to move the saw forwards through the work piece. 

• Apply smooth, constant pressure to move the saw forwards through the workpiece. 

When a cut has been completed release the  ON/OFF trigger switch and allow the blade to  come to a complete halt. Do not apply lateral  pressure to the blade disc in an attempt to  slow it down more quickly. 

WARNING: If the motor should stop or stall  whilst a cut is being attempted release the  trigger switch immediately and disconnect  the machine from the power supply. Remove  the machine from the workpiece before  investigating the cause and attempting to  restart the motor. 



Note: Any maintenance must be carried  out with the machine switched off and  disconnected from the power supply. Check that all safety features and guards are  operating correctly on a regular basis. Only  use this machine if all guards/safety features  are fully operational. 

All motor bearings in this machine are  lubricated for life. No further lubrication is  required. 

Use a clean, slightly damp cloth to clean  the plastic parts of the machine. Do not use  solvents or similar products which could  damage the plastic parts. 

WARNING: Do not attempt to clean by  inserting pointed objects through openings in  the machines casings etc. The machines air  vents should be cleaned using compressed  dry air.  

Excessive sparking may indicate the  presence of dirt in the motor or worn out  carbon brushes. If this is suspected have the  machine serviced and the brushes replaced at  an authorised service centre. 


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.  


You can download the PDF version of Evolution Rage Circular Saw user manual here.