In this article we are going to review, an electric concrete saw, more popularly known as the Evolution Disc Cutter. This particular saw uses electric for power, and that makes it different to many of the 2-stroke petrol versions.
Now I am a fan of the petrol versions, but they can be a pain in the ass to start. That is especially true, if they are not used on a regular basis. With this Evolution disc cutter, you simply plug it in to a power socket, and crack on.
This one has an RRP of £259.99, but we have seen several sites on line, where you get this saw for around £215-220. This model runs off 240v and has a powerful 2,400 watt motor that can power through most forms of concrete, masonry and even stone.
In a Hurry?
It will of course mainly be professionals and trade people, who will buy a saw like this. There are however people like me, who do a whole variety of jobs in my house and garden. I also get the "pleasure" of doing those jobs for friends and family.
Having a tool like this that you can use to cut block, or use for tracking etc, is a very useful thing. Normally I would opt for a petrol version, simply because of its portability. However as I don;t use it every day, I know how problematic starting these can be.
The beauty of this one, is that it starts instantly, and there are no fumes to worry about. The fumes are really bad if you ever have to use this type of saw indoors.
How Buyers Rate the Evolution Disc Cutter
At the time of writing this article, this model was the most reviewed mixer that we found and we have read and summarised all of those reviews. You don't see a lot a lot of reviews on items like this as they don't sell in the thousands but this one had plenty
On average those buyers have rated this saw with a 90% buyer satisfaction.
Almost 3 out of every 4 buyers gave this saw the full 5 star treatment. That is a very good sign for potential buyers. 92% rated it 4 stars or higher, another good sign.
5% gave it a 1 star rating, and we will of course examine exactly, why they thought that was what this Evolution product deserved.
Evolution Disc Cutter Specification
Many buyers like to fully understand the full specification of this type of product. I know that I like to know that. I have included that below.
- This is an electric saw that works off the normal UK main's supply (230-240 Volts)
- For buyers working on sites, there is a 110 Volt version of this one
- Comes with a 3 year warranty
- Spindle lock and safety guard
- Measures 62.2 x 42.6 x 30.4 cm
- Weighs 14 Kg
- 2,400 watt - a powerful motor
- Front and rear support handles are well positioned as is the on/off trigger
- Comes with a 305 mm Diamond Blade
- Also has a spanner and instruction manual
- Cutting capacity is 4" or 100 mm
- No fumes as this is electric
- Disc Diameter = 305 mm, Disc Thickness 2.0 mm and Bore Diameter 22 mm
If using inside, there is no dust extractor with this, so you will have to come up with something to minimise the dust. (There is a dust extraction port) Never use any type of water suppressor with an electric concrete saw.
Evolution Cutting Depth
Evolution Soft Start
What Buyers Say About the Evolution Electric Concrete Saw
Overall buyers like what they have bought. This will cut through most masonry, and can actually get through reinforced Concrete. Below we have listed and summarised what buyers actually said.
- Although more than £200, it is still cheaper than the other options
- Good for cutting blocks, paving stones and coping stones
- Plenty of power and cuts really well
- Two stroke machines are good but they can be hard to start and noisy, this one starts guaranteed
- It is easy to use thanks to the slow start, and the fact that if feels well balanced in your hands
- Half a dozen buyers said that it burnt out after just a few uses
- A few thought it was just not powerful enough, and preferred a petrol driven saw
This is not a concrete saw that I would recommend a professional to buy. This Evolution saw is designed for use around the home or garden, or for doing something like a house renovation. It certainly cuts well, but it should not be used continuously.
Video Review of the Evolution Disc Cutter
Our Verdict on the Evolution Disc Cutter
The bottom line here, is that these are about half of the price of the petrol driven versions. That alone makes them worth your consideration.
There are also no fumes, and they are guaranteed to start first time, every time.
This is a very viable alternative to buying the more expensive petrol driven style cement saws.
We give this 90% in terms of value for money. That fact that buyers rate it highly, its effectiveness in getting through concrete, makes this a good purchase.
All of these types of cement saws do generate a tremendous amount of dust. We would strongly recommend wearing eye protection, hand protection and a dust mask for sure. Evolution do have their own dust extraction system. or you can hook something up to a vacuum if working indoors.
A little bit about Evolution Power Tools
With over 20 years in the industrial power tool market Evolution has established a well earned reputation and are recognised worldwide as a market leader within the steel and fabrication industry. Established in 1992 and based in Sheffield in the Uk they have 12 factories and now distribute worldwide.
Evolution are now one of the fastest growing power tool brands in the world. Thriving on the success of their range of TCT multipurpose products, along with many other exciting innovations. They have a massive research and development program and have spent over 3 million pounds in this area in the last 5 years.
All Evolution products are manufactured to exacting standards and subjected to rigorous inspection and testing procedures ensuring a power tool which you can depend on. We don't hesitate to recommend any tool from this brand.