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New purchase Evolution R210SMS+ query

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by GusGF, 3 Mar 2019.

  1. GusGF

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    I've just bought the R210SMS+ Mitre saw and have just completed assembling it, I'm a DIY'er and got this piece of kit from amazon for £129 which I think is pretty good value and it's had good reviews. But I've noticed there is slight play in the rotary table probably less than 0.5 degree. I'm a little worried this will effect the quality and precision of cuts. Should this be so?
     
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    You could of got it 30 quid cheaper at screwfix and its a lot easier to return. The quality of the castings and the accuracy are to be expected at that price point unfortunately
     
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    It will affect the accuracy. It is probably caused by slop in the detentes below the turntable
     
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    Nope, I got the plus package which I felt was worth it for me :)

    Enough of a reason to return it and get a replacement I wonder, have emailed Evolution?
     
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    Does it happen at every detent?

    A bit unlikely, but is there any adjustment? Does it move once locked?

    Ive got a dewalt -no play whatsoever once its locked
     
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    Actually feel a bit silly now, it was in the back of my mind that I might need to lock it in but your response prompted me to check this and yes once locked it's solid. I guess that's good enough, thanks :)
     
  8. Not really. It's a sub £200 mitre saw. If you want to eliminate that 0.5deg of slop you'd need to spend a lot more money if you're relying on detents alone.

    I presume there's a locking rod on it, best option is to set it using an accurate Square and lock it. Could always return it and see if you get a better one but in this instance I think it's a case of you'd paid your money and made your choice.
     
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    Yes I think I'll stick with it as I'm not going to be doing any cutting that requires perfection esp considering my DIY skills :)
     
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    Hi all, I also have an Evolution R210sms. 210 mm 240V, fine so far. However, I would like to be able to hook up a hose to the dust extraction port then the other end to a cyclone. However, unsure of the size of hose attachment. It states 36 mm, but unsure if this universal or specific to Evolution. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
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    36mm is a fairly common size for industrial vacuum cleaners - domestic cleaners, like the Henry, often require an adaptor (or gaffer tape)
     
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    You can use waste pipe fittings to connect it to hoover. Metabo make the best and often copied compound mitre saws.
    I just bought the Metabo KGS 18 LTX 216 18v Cordless Sliding Compound Mitre Saw which is great and i also have the big 254mm 230 volt one as well.
     
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    I got the r210 and each slot it tight as a drum. Return it for a refund. amazon is good but nowt easier than returning an item to a shop instead of posting.
     
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    On the Evolution there is a slight play in the détente until locked in, however, I set it up with a set square against the blade and then inserted a small sliver of steel shim at the left side of the indent before locking into place. Perfectly aligned though if I set to another angle I have to replace the shim with a new piece as the old one will have been crushed slightly. Depending on how precisely accurate you need/want to be you may be able to push the handle to the left or right as you do your cut.
     
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