Evolution vs Titan mitre saw

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by N1ckarla, Sep 3, 2021.

  1. N1ckarla

    N1ckarla New Member

    I’m looking for a cheap mitre saw for the odd bid of DIY I don’t need to spend much so am considering either the Evolution or the Titan

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/evolutio...ric-single-bevel-sliding-mitre-saw-240v/383gf

    or

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-ttb794msw-210mm-electric-single-bevel-sliding-mitre-saw-240v/881kp

    The evolutions have much more reviews yet appear less powerful and with lower RPM. I also thought that there was little between these two budget makes. Am I missing something, and is there something obvious that makes the Evo a better buy than the Titan?
     
  2. Dam0n

    Dam0n Screwfix Select

    Get the Evolution. There are more to mitre saws than power and rpm.

    I have the beefier version of that evolution saw and it’s been excellent in pretty much all respects. well worth the money.
     
  3. AnotherTopJob

    AnotherTopJob Screwfix Select

    I've got the larger Evolution saw and it's been quite heavily used for a few DIY projects without any problems. Plenty of power and a decent blade which cuts most materials.
    The only downside I found was the angle settings weren't too accurate but that's probably expected in the price range.
     
  4. Okoak

    Okoak Active Member

    As above, the Evolution is a decent bit of kit and I can recommend it. It runs at a lower speed because it is designed to cut metal as well as wood (using the same blade) but contrary to popular belief the lower speed has do impact on quality of cut whatsoever.
     
  5. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Screwfix Select

    Evolution ...
     
  6. Truckcab79

    Truckcab79 Active Member

    I have the Evolution double bevel and the table saw. Both excellent for the money. I’ve had Titan stuff and it’s fine for the price point in general. I’d say the exception is with stuff like mitre saws where you’ll soon get bored of the fact that you’ll be lucky if the angles are what they’re marked as or will re-set to a position reliably. I have an old Macallister that’s probably on par with the Titan. Fine for the price but really only suitable for relativity rough work.
     
  7. N1ckarla

    N1ckarla New Member

    Thanks for all your replies. I ended up buying the Evolution, however I have just realised that it has a bore size of 25.4mm which is really annoying as it limits the blades available unless I always use a reducer.
    I am considering upping the budget to around £200 to get a 30mm bore and probably a better saw.

    Apologies for switching topics but these are now in the running.

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/makita-l...ic-single-bevel-compound-mitre-saw-240v/336hg

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-d...e-bevel-sliding-compound-mitre-saw-240v/9008j

    and at a push, if it really was worth the extra…

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/bosch-gc...e-bevel-sliding-compound-mitre-saw-240v/3728j

    T
    he dewalt seems the much more popular model but from researching I can’t really see why. The Makita seems to get slightly higher praise in its build quality but I am struggling to find direct test comparisons.
     
  8. mitefix

    mitefix Active Member

    Why Do you want a bigger saw ....

    If its only for the odd DIY

    not just for a bigger Bore
     
  9. N1ckarla

    N1ckarla New Member

    I want the flexibility of a wider selection of blades. I’m also anticipating keeping it for a long time so makes sense to get better with an easier selection of blades to choose from.

    Ive also spent too much time trying to find a more suitable blade to fit the Evolution. It soon becomes a false economy wasting time trying to find parts that fit.

    With that, which is generally better, Makita, Dewalt, or Bosch?
     
  10. mitefix

    mitefix Active Member

    Again they are all much the same in a performance way.

    They can lose accuracy in cutting if they are man handled.

    I have the makita ls1013 since 90s and still going strong.

    For more acurate cutting Dewalt DWs 708.

    both are excellent.

    All three will serve you well
     
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  11. Truckcab79

    Truckcab79 Active Member

    I was aware of the odd bore size before I bought my evolution. I buy from Saxton blades and just have a few reducers on hand. Not really been an issue.
     
  12. GS63

    GS63 Member

  13. N1ckarla

    N1ckarla New Member

    Thanks for that. It might well be fine but it’ll bug me for years. I’ll stick to 30mm.

    Ive used a tenon saw for what I needed the mitre saw for. I’ll definitely get one but not in such a rush. I’ll maybe wait to see if a sale comes up for any of the £200 models and go for that.
     

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