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185mm (7-1/4)

Multipurpose Circular Saw

Instruction
Manual
Read instructions before operating this tool.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS EC - DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY IMPORTANT the same or equivalent item. There is no
Please read these operating and safety warranty written or verbal for saw blades.
EC - Declaration of Conformity 02 We, manufacturer and importer instructions carefully and completely. For In no event shall Evolution Power Tools be
your own safety, before using this equipment liable for loss or damage resulting directly or
Important Information 03 Evolution Power Tools Ltd.
check that the voltage is correct and that all indirectly from the use of our merchandise or
Venture One
handles and parts are firmly secured. If you from any other cause. Evolution Power Tools
12 Month Limited Warranty 03 Sheffield
S20 3FR are uncertain about any aspect of using this is not liable for any costs incurred on such
General Safety Rules 03 equipment, please contact our Technical Help goods or consequential damages. No officer,
Declare that the product Resource. employee or agent of Evolution Power Tools
Safety Precautions for All Saws 05 Part numbers: is authorised to make oral representations of
RAGEB-110 / RAGEB-230 / RAGEB-2302EU UK 0870 609 2297 fitness or to waive any of the foregoing terms
Labels & Symbols 06 Evolution: RageB of sale and none shall be binding on Evolution
Multipurpose Circular Saw 185mm TCT STEEL CUTTING CIRCULAR SAW Power Tools. Questions relating to this limited
Additional Specific Safety Rules 06 Congratulations on your purchase of an warranty should be directed to the companys
Complies with the essential requirements
Evolution Power Tools machine. Please head office, or call the appropriate Helpline
Specification 07 of the following European Directives:
complete your product registration on line number.
2006/42/EC Machine Directive
Machine Overview 08 2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive to validate your machines warranty period
2004/108/EC EMC Directive and ensure prompt service if needed. We IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Assembly 09 2002/95/EC Restriction of the use of sincerely thank you for selecting a product To reduce the risk of electric shock, this
Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical from Evolution Power Tools. equipment is fitted with an approved cord and
Operation 11 and Electric Equipment plug for its intended country of use. Do not
12 MONTH LIMITED WARRANTY. Evolution change the cord or plug in any way.
Maintenance 20 The following standards power tools reserves the right to make
have been applied: improvements and modifications to design
Environmental Protection 21
without prior notice. GENERAL SAFETY RULES
EN55014-1 : 2006
Read and understand all instructions before
Service Parts Diagram 22 EN55014-2 / AA1:2001
EN61000-3-2 : 2006 Evolution Power Tools will, within twelve (12) operating this product. Failure to follow
EN61000-3-11 : 2000 months from the original date of purchase, all instructions listed below, may result in
EN60745-1 : 2009 repair or replace any goods found to be electric shock, fire and / or serious personal
EN60745-2-5 : 2007 defective in materials or workmanship. This injury. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR
warranty is void if the tool being returned FUTURE REFERENCE.
Authorised by has been used to cut materials beyond
the recommendations in the Instruction Read all these instructions before attempting
Manual or if the saw has been damaged by to operate this product and save these
accident, neglect, or improper service. This instructions.
warranty does not apply to machines and/
Mr Matthew J Gavins or components which have been altered, The term power tool in the warnings refers
Managing Director changed, or modified in any way, or subjected to your mains-operated (corded) power tool or
1 May 2011 to use beyond recommended capacities battery-operated (cordless) power tool.
and specifications. Electrical components
All documentation is held on file at the are subject to respective manufacturers
above address and is available, on request warranties. All goods returned defective
for review. shall be returned prepaid freight to Evolution
Power Tools. Evolution Power Tools reserves
the right to optionally repair or replace it with

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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS reduces the risk of electric shock. 4) Power Tool Use & Care 5) Service
FOR CIRCULAR SAWS f) If operating a power tool in a damp a) Do not force the power tool. Use the Have your power tool serviced by a
location is unavoidable, use a residual correct power tool for your application. The qualified repair person using only genuine
WARNING: Read all instructions. Failure current device (RCD) protected supply. correct power tool will do the job better and replacement parts.
to follow all instructions listed below may Use of an RCD reduces the risk of electric safer at the rate for which it was designed. This will ensure that the safety of the power
result in electric shock, fire and/or serious shock. b) Do not use the power tool if the switch tool is properly maintained.
injury. does not turn it on and off. Any power tool
3) Personal Safety that cannot be controlled with the switch is SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR ALL SAWS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS a) Stay alert, watch what you are doing dangerous and must be repaired.
and use common sense when operating c) Disconnect the plug from the power a) DANGER: Keep hands away from
1) Work Area Safety a power tool. Do not use a power tool source and/or the battery pack from cutting area and the blade. Keep your
a) Keep work area clean and well lit. while you are tired or under the influence of the power tool before making any second hand on auxiliary handle, or motor
Cluttered or dark areas invite accidents. drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of adjustments, changing accessories, or housing. If both hands are holding the saw,
b) Do not operate power tools in inattention while operating power tools may storing power tools. Such preventive safety they cannot be cut by the blade.
explosive atmospheres, such as in the result in serious personal injury. measures reduce the risk of starting the b) Do not reach underneath the workpiece.
presence of flammable liquids, gases or b) Use personal protective equipment. power tool accidentally. The guard cannot protect you from the blade
dust. Power tools create sparks which may Always wear eye protection. Protective d) Store idle power tools out of the reach below the workpiece.
ignite the dust or fumes. equipment such as dust mask, non-skid of children and do not allow persons c) Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness
c) Keep children and bystanders away safety shoes, hard hat, or hearing protection unfamiliar with the power tool or these of the workpiece. Less than a full tooth of
while operating a power tool. Distractions used for appropriate conditions will reduce instructions to operate the power tool. the blade teeth should be visible below the
can cause you to lose control. personal injuries. Power tools are dangerous in the hands of workpiece.
c) Prevent unintentional starting. Ensure untrained users. d) Never hold piece being cut in your hands
2) Electrical Safety the switch is in the off-position before e) Maintain power tools. Check for or across your leg. Secure the workpiece to
a) Power tool plugs must match the outlet. connecting to power source and/or misalignment or binding of moving parts, a stable platform. It is important to support
Never modify the plug in any way. Do not use battery pack, picking up or carrying the breakage of parts and any other condition the work properly to minimize body exposure,
any adapter plugs with earthed (grounded) tool. Carrying power tools with your finger that may affect the power tools operation. blade binding, or loss of control.
power tools. Unmodified plugs and matching on the switch or energising power tools that If damaged, have the power tool repaired e) Hold power tool by insulated gripping
outlets will reduce risk of electric shock. have the switch on invites accidents. before use. Many accidents are caused by surfaces when performing an operation
b) Avoid body contact with earthed d) Remove any adjusting key or wrench poorly maintained power tools. where the cutting tool may contact hidden
or grounded surfaces, such as pipes, before turning the power tool on. A wrench f) Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. wiring or its own cord. Contact with a live
radiators, ranges and refrigerators. There or a key left attached to a rotating part of the Properly maintained cutting tools with wire will also make exposed metal parts of
is an increased risk of electric shock if your power tool may result in personal injury. sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind the power tool live and shock the operator.
body is earthed or grounded. e) Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and are easier to control. f) When ripping always use a rip fence
c) Do not expose power tools to rain or and balance at all times. This enables better g) Use the power tool, accessories and or straight edge guide. This improves the
wet conditions. Water entering a power tool control of the power tool in unexpected tool bits etc. in accordance with these accuracy of cut and reduces the chance of
will increase the risk of electric shock. situations. instructions, taking into account the blade binding.
d) Do not abuse the cord. Never use the f) Dress properly. Do not wear loose working conditions and the work to g) Always use blades with correct size and
cord for carrying, pulling or unplugging clothing or jewellery. Keep your hair, be performed. Use of the power tool for shape (diamond versus round) of arbor
the power tool. Keep cord away from clothing and gloves away from moving parts. operations different from those intended holes. Blades that do not match the mounting
heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Loose clothes, jewellery or long hair can be could result in a hazardous situation. hardware of the saw will run eccentrically,
Damaged or entangled cords increase the caught in moving parts. causing loss of control.
risk of electric shock. g) If devices are provided for the connection of h) Never use damaged or incorrect blade
e) When operating a power tool outdoors, dust extraction and collection facilities, ensure washers or bolt. The blade washers and
use an extension cord suitable for outdoor these are connected and properly used. Use bolt were specially designed for your saw, for
use. Use of a cord suitable for outdoor use of dust collection can reduce dust-related hazards. optimum performance and safety of operation.

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FURTHER SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS d) Support large panels to minimise the d) Always observe that the lower guard Only use genuine Evolution replacement
risk of blade pinching and kickback. Large is covering the blade before placing parts. Unauthorized parts may be dangerous!
Causes and operator prevention of kickback: panels tend to sag under their own weight. saw down on a bench or the floor. An
Kickback is a sudden reaction to a pinched, Supports must be placed under the panel on unprotected, coasting blade will cause the To obtain an additional copy of your manual,
bound or misaligned saw blade, causing an both sides, near the line of cut and near the saw to walk backwards, cutting whatever is please contact Evolution Power Tools at:
uncontrolled saw to lift up and out of the edge of the panel. in its path. Be aware of the time it takes for
workpiece toward the operator: e) Blade depth and bevel adjusting locking the blade to stop after switch is released. UK 0870 609 2297
1. When the blade is pinched or bound tightly levers must be tight and secure before WEB www.evolutionpowertools.com
by the kerf closing down, the blade stalls and making a cut. If the blade adjustment HEALTH ADVICE
the motor reaction drives the unit rapidly back shifts while cutting it may cause binding and ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC SAFETY RULES
toward the operator; kickback. WARNING: When drilling, sanding, sawing or
2. If the blade becomes twisted or misaligned f) Do not use dull or damaged blades. grinding, dust particles will be produced. In a) DANGER: Keep hands away from
in the cut, the teeth at the back edge of the Unsharpened or improperly set blades some instances, depending on the materials cutting area and the blade. Keep your
blade can dig into the top surface of the produce a narrow kerf causing excessive you are working with, this dust can be second hand on the auxiliary handle, or motor
workpiece causing the blade to climb out of friction, blade binding and kickback. particularly harmful to you (e.g. lead from housing. If both hands are holding the saw,
the kerf and jump back towards the operator. g) Use extra caution when making a old gloss paint).You are advised to consider they cannot come into contact with the blade.
plunge cut into existing walls or other the risks associated with the materials you b) Do not reach underneath the workpiece.
Kickback is the result of saw misuse and/or blind areas. The protruding blade may cut are working with and to reduce the risk of The guard cannot protect you from the blade
incorrect operating procedures or conditions objects that can cause kickback. exposure. below the workpiece.
and can be avoided by taking proper c) Adjust the cutting depth to the thickness
precautions as given below. Safety instructions for saws You should: of the workpiece. Less than a full tooth of
a) Maintain a firm grip with both hands a) Check lower guard for proper closing the blade teeth should be visible below the
on the saw and position your arms to before each use. Do not operate the saw if Work in a well-ventilated area. workpiece.
resist kickback forces. Position your body lower guard does not move freely and close Work with approved safety equipment, such d) Never hold the piece being cut in your
to either side of the blade, but not in line instantly. Never clamp or tie the lower guard as dust masks that are specially designed to hands or across your legs. Secure the
with the blade. Kickback could cause the into the open position. If saw is accidentally filter microscopic particles. workpiece to a stable platform. It is important
saw to jump backwards, but kickback forces dropped, lower guard may be bent. Raise the to support the work properly to minimize body
can be controlled by the operator, if proper lower guard with the retracting handle and LABELS & SYMBOLS exposure, blade binding, or loss of control.
precautions are taken. make sure it moves freely and does not touch WARNING: Do not operate machine if e) Hold the power tool by the insulated
b) If the blades are binding, or when the blade or any other part, in all angles and warning and/or instruction labels are missing gripping surfaces when performing an
interrupting a cut for any reason, release depths of cut. or damaged. Contact Evolution Power Tools operation where the cutting tool may
the trigger and hold the saw motionless b) Check the operation of the lower guard for replacement labels. contact hidden wiring or its own cord.
in the material until the blades come to spring. If the guard and the spring are not Contact with a live wire will also make
a complete stop. Never attempt to remove operating properly, they must be serviced Symbol Description exposed metal parts of the power tool live
the saw from the work or pull the saw before use. Lower guard may operate and shock the operator.
backward while the blades are in motion or sluggishly due to damaged parts, gummy V Volts f) When ripping always use a rip fence
kickback may occur. Investigate and take deposits, or a build-up of debris. A Amperes or straight edge guide. This improves the
corrective actions to eliminate the cause of c) Lower guard may be retracted manually Hz Hertz accuracy of the cut and reduces the chance
blade binding. only for special cuts such as plunge cuts of the blade binding.
Min Minutes
c) When restarting a saw in the workpiece, and compound cuts. Raise lower guard g) Always use blades with correct size and
~ Alternating Current
centre the saw blade in the kerf and check by retracting handle and as soon as blade shape (diamond versus round) of arbor
no No Load Speed
that saw teeth are not engaged into the enters the material, the lower guard must holes. Blades that do not match the mounting
material. If saw blade is binding, it may walk be released. For all other sawing, the lower Double Insulated
hardware of the saw will run eccentrically,
up or kickback from the workpiece as the saw guard should operate automatically. Wear Safety Goggles causing loss of control.
is restarted. Wear Ear Protection

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h) Never use damaged SPECIFICATION; Rage B


MACHINE OVERVIEW
or incorrect blade washers or bolt. Designed to cut:
The blade washers, flanges and bolt were Mild Steel Plate:
specially designed for your saw, for optimum Max Thickness - 6mm
performance and safety of operation. Replace Mild Steel Box Section: 1
with genuine spare parts if damaged or worn. Max Wall Thickness - 3mm
i) Do not use High Wood:
6 2
Speed Steel (HSS) saw blades Max Thickness at 900 60mm
k) Inspect the machine and the blade Motor (230v 50/60 Hz) (Watts) 1200
before each use. Do not use deformed, Maximum Box Cutting Capacity 900
cracked, worn or otherwise damaged blades. (3mm wall) 60mm
l) Never use the saw without the original Maximum Box Cutting Capacity 450
guard protection system. Do not lock the (3mm wall) 40mm
moving guard in the open position. Ensure Optimum Cutting Thickness
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that the guard operates freely without (Mild Steel Plate) 6mm
jamming. RPM No Load (min-1) 3700
m) Only use blades that comply with the Recommended Maximum Duty Cycle 30mins
characteristics specified in this manual. Blade Diameter: 185mm
Before using accessories, always compare Bore Diameter 20mm
the maximum allowed RPM of the accessory Thickness 1.7mm 5
with the RPM of the machine.
Noise and Vibration Data
ASSEMBLY Sound pressure level: 4
Your Evolution Power Tools saw is shipped 96.8. dB(A) K 3 dB(A)
complete. Remove all contents from the Sound power level:
box and inspect to ensure no damage was 107.8. dB(A) K 3 dB(A)
incurred during shipping, and that the items Vibration level:
listed below are included. 2.048m/s2 K 1.5m/s2
Know your parts
ITEMS SUPPLIED The declared vibration total value has been
Description Qty measured in accordance with a standard 1. Rear Handle
test method and may be used for comparing
Instruction Manual 1 one tool with another. The declared vibration 2. Front Handle
Allen Key 1 total value may also be used in a preliminary
3. Upper Blade Guard
185mm Multi Blade (fitted) 1 assessment of exposure.
Parallel Edge Guide 1 4. Lower Blade Guard
WARNING: The vibration emission during
actual use of the power tool can differ from the 5. Sole Plate
declared total value depending on the ways in
which the tool is used. The need to identify 6. Chip Exhaust Port
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).

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OPERATION
GETTING STARTED 7. Reinstall the outer drive flange and the
arbor socket headed screw.
WARNING: ALWAYS DISCONNECT THE 8. Engage the arbor lock and tighten the arbor
SAW FROM THE POWER SOURCE BEFORE socket headed screw securely using the
MAKING ADJUSTMENTS. Allen key.
Refer to the Service Parts Diagram. Install
a blade as detailed in the Installing or Note: The socket headed arbor screw has a
Removing a Blade section. RH thread.

WARNING: Never start the saw with the 9. Check that the arbor lock is fully released
cutting edge of the saw blade in contact with by manually rotating the blade.
the workpiece surface. Do not retract blade 10. Check the operation of the safety guard.
guard manually. Guard retracts automatically.
This saw is equipped with an approved cord Parallel Edge Guide
FIG 1
and plug for its intended Country of use. Do
not alter or modify the power cord. A parallel guide (for help when rip cutting)
can be fitted to the sole plate of the machine
Installing or Removing a Blade The guides arm should be inserted into the
rectangular slots found at the front of the sole
WARNING: Only use genuine Evolution plate, and slid under the locking thumb screw.
blades which are designed for this machine. (Fig. 4)
Ensure that the maximum speed of the blade
is compatible with the machine. Only perform Note: The edge guide can be fitted to either
this operation with the machine disconnected side of the sole plate and should only be fitted
from the power supply. and adjusted with the machine disconnected
from the power supply.
Note: It is recommended that the operator
FIG 2 considers wearing protective gloves when FIG 4 Adjust the edge guide so that it is at the
handling the blade during installation or when required distance from the blade and tighten
changing the machines blade. the two thumb screws. Check that the edge
guide is parallel to the saw blade.
1. Place saw on a level, secure surface.
2. Lock the machine arbor by engaging the Adjustment of the Cutting Depth
arbor lock. (Fig. 1)
3. Using the supplied Allen Key loosen and Loosen the Depth Adjustment Locking
remove the arbor socket headed screw Screw to adjust the sole plate to give the
and outer blade drive flange. (Fig. 2) required cutting depth. A scale can be found
4. Remove the saw blade. on the depth bracket and an index mark is
5. Thoroughly clean inner and outer blade incorporated into the machines upper guard
drive flanges and blade mounting surface to aid setting. In most cases depth should be
before installing a new blade. set at maximum unless there are obstructions
6. Ensure that the direction of rotation below the work surface. Tighten the Depth
arrows printed on the blade, match the Adjustment Locking Screw securely to lock in
FIG 5 the required position. (Fig. 5)
FIG 3 direction of rotation arrow found on the
machines upper and lower guard. (Fig. 3)

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Adjustment of the Cutting Angle Do not force the machine. All motor bearings in this machine are
Allow the speed of the saw blade do lubricated for life. No further lubrication is
1. Loosen the Bevel Locking Screw found at the work. Cutting performance will not be required.
the front of the saw. (Fig. 6) improved by applying excessive pressure to
the machine, and blade life will be reduced.
2. Tilt the blade to the required angle. (Fig. 7) Use a clean, slightly damp cloth to clean
When using the parallel edge guide, ensure
3. Tighten the Bevel Locking Screw securely the plastic parts of the machine. Do not use
that it is parallel with the blade. The blade
solvents or similar products which could
and/or motor could become damaged if the
Note: An angle scale (00- 450) is incorporated machine is used with an incorrectly adjusted damage the plastic parts.
into the Bevel Locking quadrant to aid setting. parallel edge guide.
To set the guide, loosen the locking screw, WARNING: Do not attempt to clean by
Operating Advice and adjust the guide to the required position. inserting pointed objects through openings in
Tighten the locking screw. the machines casings etc. The machines air
Carry out routine safety checks each time you Place front edge of sole plate squarely on vents should be cleaned using compressed
use the machine. Check that all safety guards the workpiece before starting the motor. dry air.
FIG 6 When starting a cut, sight the cutting line
are operating correctly, and that all adjustment
with the line of cut guide, taking care to
handles/screws are tightened securely. Excessive sparking may indicate the
introduce the blade to the material slowly,
Check that the blade is secure and installed presence of dirt in the motor or worn out
so as not to damage its teeth.
correctly. Also check that it is the correct Use both hands to move the saw forwards carbon brushes. If this is suspected have the
blade for the material being cut. through the work piece. machine serviced and the brushes replaced at
Check the integrity of the power cord. Apply smooth, constant pressure to move an authorised service centre.
Always clamp the workpiece to a rigid support the saw forwards through the workpiece.
0-45o such as a bench or saw horse whenever
possible. When a cut has been completed release the ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
ON/OFF trigger switch and allow the blade to
ON/OFF Trigger Switch come to a complete halt. Do not apply lateral Waste electrical products should not be
pressure to the blade disc in an attempt to disposed of with household waste. Please
This machine is equipped with a safety start slow it down more quickly. recycle where facilities exist. Check with your
trigger switch. Local Authority or retailer for recycling advice.
To start the tool: WARNING: If the motor should stop or stall
FIG 7 Push in the safety lock button on the side of whilst a cut is being attempted release the
the handle with your thumb. trigger switch immediately and disconnect
Depress the main trigger switch to start the the machine from the power supply. Remove
motor. (Fig. 8) the machine from the workpiece before
investigating the cause and attempting to
Cutting Advice restart the motor.

The operator should wear all relevant PPE MAINTENANCE


(Personal Protection Equipment) necessary
for the job at hand. This could include safety Note: Any maintenance must be carried
glasses, dust masks, safety shoes etc. out with the machine switched off and
The operator should always be aware of the disconnected from the power supply.
position and routing of the power cable. Check that all safety features and guards are
operating correctly on a regular basis. Only
use this machine if all guards/safety features
FIG 8 are fully operational.

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NOTES
SERVICE PARTS DIAGRAM

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