Evolution R210CMS Review – Tiny Mitre Saw! [51]

Gosforth Handyman Verdict:

Evolution’s R210CMS is a tiny little mitre saw that offers a lot of features and versatility for the money. At around £55 it’s probably one of the cheapest mitre saws out there. How good can it be at this price? Let’s get going with an Evolution R210CMS review!

Product Name: Evoluton R210CMS Mitre Saw
Street Price: £70

Watch the unboxing video below:

Evolution R210CMS Review – Saw Features

The Evolution R210CMS packs a lot of punch in a tiny footprint. Apart from anything else it’s only about £55! It’s one of the cheapest mitre saws on the market and boasts:

  • Compound mitre saw
  • 1200W hi-torque motor
  • 3750rpm (no load speed)
  • 5.8kg
  • 35mm dust port
  • Can cut wood, metal or plastic with the same blade
  • 125mm x 55mm cross cut capacity
  • 25.4mm (1″) bore
  • Fast & easy blade change
  • 110V & 230V models
  • 3 year warranty

Cut accuracy

I tried the saw for both normal mitre cuts, bevel cuts and compound cuts. It breezed through stud timbers without breaking a sweat and all of the cuts were clean and accurate. Also no problems with harder materials such as oak and birch. There’s 100 degrees of movement on the mitre (50 degrees either way) with stops at 0, 15, 22.5, 30 and 45 degrees. The bevel / tilt functionality is handled via a big locking knob on the back and offers 45 degrees of tilt to the left.

Metal cutting versatility

The saw comes with Evolution’s patented multipurpose cutting technology, so it will happily cut mild steel, non-ferrous metals, wood, plastic and even wood with embedded nails. It will handle mild steel plate up to 6mm which is impressive for such a tiny saw!

Compact & lightweight

At only 260 x 393 x 381mm this saw is tiny! Plus it only weighs 5.8kg. That means it’s easy to chuck in the back of your van to take on just about any job. You can screw it to a flat piece of wood, a workstation or use Evolution’s brilliant mitre saw stand.

Any bad points?

At this price, not really! There are obviously niggles that you don’t get on bigger, more expensive saws. For example, the locking screw for the mitre angle is tiny and fiddly. It also comes with your usual awful plastic mains cable, a pet hate of mine. Also, mainly due to its size, it doesn’t feel as sturdy as bigger mitre saws and there’s a noticeable jolt as the saw spins up. Having said all that, I wouldn’t want them to do anything that changed the saw’s tiny footprint and weight – it’s just so convenient it makes it a no brainer to use this instead of traditional hand tools for many, many tasks from metalworking through to joinery.

My verdict

At £55 this is an absolute steal. I now take it on any job where I might need to cut small pieces from metal bookcase strips and curtain poles through to trim mouldings and smaller skirting boards. I have it permanently fitted to Evolution’s mitre saw stand locking arms – although this does increase the footprint considerably it does mean I have it ready to attach to the proper mitre saw stand at a moment’s notice. It’s also how I hang it on the wall. Great saw for the money!

Gosforth Handyman Verdict: (4.5 / 5)

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