Evolution R355CPS 14-Inch Chop Saw Review

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  • Speedy and rugged 15 amp motor with 1,550 RPM capacity.
  • Sharp and strong 14-Inch 32T carbide blade with blade guard.
  • Chip deflector, carrying handle, and clamping system included.
  • Featuring mirror-smooth cuts with no vibration or noise.
Evolution R355CPS 14-Inch Chop Saw Review
Evolution R355CPS 14-Inch Chop Saw Review

Description

Size

Evolution R355CPS Size

The Evolution R355CPS features a 14-inch blade which is more than sufficient for versatile and demanding cutting. It can be used for trimming, siding strips, and for cutting through extremely thick boards easily.

Its blade size is also great for working with wood with embedded nails, plastic, mild steel, and composite decking, and much more.

So yes, this chop saw has the power to cut through everything. Even for somebody’s first chop saw, the Evolution Power Tools is a great choice. It’s convenient, handy, and durable to use. And its size doesn’t cause hand fatigue because it boasts of an ergonomic design.

Power

Evolution R355CPS Power

Supported by the high torque and stable 15 amp motor, the saw boasts of a min. 160-hour motor life. Having said that, that’s the least motor run-time of the Evolution Power Tool’s chop saw. The truth is that it lasts for years, it’s quite heavy-duty and powerful to use.

While its source of strength is the high-torque motor, the heavy metal parts and the incredibly sharp 32T blade are long-lasting too. It’s way more powerful and speedy than your average abrasive chop saw. With a multitude of features, including a 3-year warranty that backs the smooth and efficient motor capacity.

15-amp is sufficient for cutting thick boards including lightweight work such as trimming boards. It can cut through mild steel, wood, copper pipe, aluminum, and wood plastic composite. There are a few larger variations of wood as well that the Evolution R355CPS works with. So you have plenty of power versatility with this chop saw.

Blade Quality

The 14-inch 32T blade has 14 abrasive discs that allow smooth and easy cutting. The cutting edge is sharp and prevents any unnecessary abrasions on the material. In fact, the blade runs very seamlessly, producing little to no dust. And the handling of the blade doesn’t tire out the forearms!

Since this is an upgraded model, the blade vibrates less, sometimes not at all. Secondly, it’s super fast at 1,550 RPM. You can slice through the thickest of materials in a single pass. It has a mirror-like finish that runs smoothly and professionally.

It’s hard to find a blade that pays such attention to detail while working on intricate and choppy materials like wood and pipe.

I personally think the blade quality absolutely perfect for any kind of metalwork. But it doesn’t disappoint for wood and plastic as well. It can get you smooth, sharp, and cutting-edge results in half the time and using half the strength you’d normally use while working a chop saw.

The blade navigates well in any direction. It features a large cutting capacity of 4-3/4-inch and 7-1/8-inch at 90-degrees. So the adjustability of the product is as solid as a rock. It runs quietly, ideal for multitasking, and with safety features in place including a blade guard.

Ergonomics

This power chop saw features a pull-out dust collector to get rid of chips. Whether you cut steel, wood, plastic, or any other material, it will help you clean up faster and more effectively. The dust extraction tool is efficient and runs noiselessly.

Having said that, it’s always a must to wear protective gear when using a chop saw. This includes wearing safety goggles, ear protection, dust protection, and protective gloves.

The chop saw includes a carrying handle, moveable vise, clamping wall, and accurate mounting holes. These features improve ease of use and user-friendliness. It also ensures safe and consistent cutting. So you have everything you need on your workbench, without getting distracted by anything else.

Additional information

Specification: Evolution R355CPS 14-Inch Chop Saw Review

Power
Engine Speed (RPM)

1550

Voltage (V)

120

Motor Power (Amp)

15Amp

Power Source

Electric

Brushless Motor

No

Worm Drive

No

Depth of Cut - 90 Degrees (in)

5.375

Depth of Cut - 45 Degrees (in)

4.125

Blade Diameter (in)

14

Blade Location

Right

Cord Style

Corded

Portability
Length (in)

‎23

Width (in)

19

Height (in)

16

Weight (pounds)

47.5

Shoe Material

Magnesium

Utility
Bevel Capacity (degrees)

45

Electric Brake

No

Dust Collection

No

Dust Blower

No

Dust Port

No

Usage

Metalworking, Woodworking

Warranty (Years)

3

Misc
Arbor Size (in)

1

Batteries Included

No

Batteries Required

No

Brand

Evolution

Color

Orange

Model

R355CPS

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