Evolution’s Senior Designer, Lee Price, guides us through the assembly process of the Evolution track saw. You’ll find out how to fit the track saw together, optimise it for the best performance and prepare your work-piece for perfect square cuts.
In this video, Lee will cover how to fit the blade to the saw, setting the blade to 90 degrees, joining 2 pieces of track together, fitting the saw to the track and making cuts along the track.
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Using the Evolution track saw - quick guide
For full guidance, always refer to your instruction manual. But here’s a quick and easy breakdown of setting up and using your Evolution track saw as outlined in the above video.
Fitting the track saw blade
- Set the track saw on its side and remove the blade bolt using the included handy tool
- Take the inner blade flange and fix it to the track saw in the correct position
- Draw the blade guard back with your fingers and carefully fix the blade to the track saw from beneath the machine. Tighten it into place with the remaining flange and blade bolt
- Fix the ejector port to the specified part of the track saw using the provided screws and a Phillips screwdriver
- Slot the vacuum hose cleaner adapter onto the correct port - no additional tightening is needed
Set the track saw blade parallel to the base
- Invert the track saw so the bottom of the machine is facing upward
- Using a ruler, measure the distances from the front and back of the track saw blade to the grooves. If the blade is correctly calibrated, both numbers should match
- Your blade should be parallel out of the box. If for any reason the blade is not perfectly parallel, loosen the screws found on either side of the track saw blade and gently move the blade’s positioning until your measurements match up. Remember to re-tighten the screws when you’re done
Set the track saw blade to 90 degrees
- To check the blade is at 90 degrees, push a handy tool up against the blade while the machine is still inverted. The track saw blade should match up to the tool’s 90-degree angle perfectly
- If you should ever need to reset the blade so it matches 90 degrees, use the orange handle at the back of the blade to loosen it, and adjust the blade following the adjacent indicator needle until it matches up with the zero marker. Tighten everything back up afterwards so the blade is secure
Joining the track together
- Place both pieces of track together. Slide the connector bars from one piece of track onto the other, and fix them in place using the allen key. Make sure they are perfectly level before fully tightening.
Fit the track saw to the track
- Make sure the groove in the base of the track saw runs smoothly along the ridge of your track.
- Use the tightening screws at the top end of the saw to ensure a tight fit between the saw and the track before cutting.
Make a sacrificial cut with your track saw
- To make sure your saw is working correctly and that everything is aligned as it should be, make a sacrificial cut with the track saw before beginning your work.
Check the pivot at 45 degrees
- Loosen the knobs at the top and bottom of the saw to allow yourself to bevel the machine to 45 degrees. The saw blade and the edging strip should match up when the saw is bevelled fully. Lock the knobs back into place before you cut.
Fit the clamps
- Using the clamp included with your Evolution track, fit the horizontal part of the clamp into the track (they’re designed to fit together, so there shouldn’t be any resistance), push the clamp into the track and tighten using the bolts on the clamp.
- Then, clamp your track down on any level and stable work surface as you would with any other clamp. Test your track to make sure it is secured properly once clamped.
At Evolution, we pride ourselves in designing and manufacturing power tools that are safe for the user and the working environment around them. When using Evolution tools, make sure you follow all health & safety guidelines. For more info, you can contact our expert support team based in Sheffield.
When lining up for a cut are you using the tear strip to line up on your pencil mark or the actual edge of the track?