Unboxing and review of the Evolution Power tools Rage7 jigsaw. Ideal for pallet and recycling projects, a powerful Jigsaw coupled with some good multicut blades.
Link to model on screwfix http://tidd.ly/e57ab70a
The old jigsaw wasnt touching it and the saw was next to useless.
Called in at my usual toolstore but the only had the Makita at around £120 or something like that, too rich for me. Called in at screwfix and they had this on offer at £55 and i got acouple of packets of blades thrown in for another fiver.
The test piece is a 2inch thick cable drum reel. It did fairly quick work on the cutting but the blade was bent at some point and the angle of the cut veered off. EIther I bent it holding it incorrectly, as it was put down or maybe when it went through a nail.
Its good enough for semi professional use I reckon and at the price is well worth buying.
RAGE7-S: 710W Corded Jigsaw
with Variable Speed Control.
Cuts Steel, Aluminium & Wood
Supplied with 1 pack of Jigsaw blades
for multipurpose cutting.
A powerful and versatile Jigsaw, capable of cutting many different materials. A large cutting capacity of up to 80mm thickness (wood). The ergonomic, soft grip handle gives superb operator comfort and control. Fitted with a variable speed trigger control. Dial the speed you need, and then, for great operator convenience lock the trigger in place.
Supplied with an adjustable parallel edge guide – a useful aid when cutting and trimming laminate flooring, where accurate parallel cuts are often needed. Removal (or installation) of the edge guide is easy, enabling a quick return to free hand cutting when required.
Adjustable footplate (up to 45° right and left) allows bevel cutting – a very useful feature when cutting and fitting skirting board, architrave or coving. Positive stops are provided at 45°, 30°, 15° to both right hand and left hand sides, and at 0°.
Fitted with a quick release, tool-less chuck, which gives very rapid and easy installation or removal of the blade. A multipurpose jigsaw blade capable of cutting a wide variety of materials such as Steel, Aluminium, Wood and Plastics, is included with this machine.
Equipped with an air blower to blow dust away from the blade and the working area. Cutting lines are kept clear and readily visible aiding cutting accuracy. Also supplied with an adaptor tube which enables connection to a vacuum cleaner. Suck the dust away and keep your workplace clean and dust free.
Screwfix (currently £49.99)