Lee Price, shows us how to setup and calibrate the RAGE5-S table saw. Lee demonstrates how to assemble your table saw and introduces you to its features, along the way. This guide is incredibly useful for anyone who has, or is thinking of purchasing, a RAGE5-S table saw from Evolution. You will learn everything you need to know about putting it together and optimising it for cutting.
For precise guidance, always refer to your instruction manual. But here’s a quick breakdown of the RAGE5-S table saw setup outlined in the above video.
Prepare your RAGE5-S table saw for assembly
- Invert the table saw body onto a sturdy work surface
- Align the table extension with the edge of the rear sliding rail. Adjust the front slide rail until the measuring indicator reads zero on the ruler. Align the height of the table extension with the main table. Tighten all screws accordingly
Assembling the RAGE5-S table saw legs
- Fix the two L-shaped stand components to the base
- Assemble all components of the table saw legs and affix them to the table saw body with the appropriate screws and bolts
- Once attached, unfold the legs and attach the two wheels to the bottom using the specified holes and wheel bolts. Make sure the wheels aren’t tightened too much or the table saw won’t move properly
- Invert the table saw and the legs the right way up to continue assembly
Attaching the RAGE5-S table saw components
- Remove the table saw blade access plate. Raise the blade to its highest position using the turning knob for ease of access
- Using a ruler or tape measure, make sure there is a 3 to 5mm gap between the table saw blade and the riving knife. If not, you need to adjust using the bolt on the side of the riving knife. Be careful to keep your hands as far away from the table saw blade as possible during this process
- Once this process is complete, replace the blade access plate
- Place the blade guard over the table saw blade and riving knife and fit it in place using the knob on the blade guard - this fits through a hole located on the riving knife
- Fix the faceplate to the rip fence before attaching the two components to the table saw
- Affix any other included accessories or top clamps to the table saw and tighten them in place
- Make sure your scale featured on the side of your table saw reads zero. If not, loosen the two allen head bolts under the table saw and move the scale accordingly
- Place your push stick into the specified slot featured beneath the table saw
- Affix your dust extraction hose from the end of the blade guard to the matching spot on the back of the saw
- Attach the end caps provided to the ends of any exposed tubing using a hammer
Once complete, check over all components of the table saw, making sure everything is secured tightly. Always ensure your table saw is safe to use before beginning work.
RAGE5-S table saw calibration & final adjustments
Your RAGE5S table saw is expertly crafted and should require no recalibration out of the box. However, if any recalibration is required at any point, follow these tips and always read the instruction manual for further guidance:
- Make sure the rear rail is flush with the edge of the table. If not, loosen the screws underneath and adjust as necessary
- If you need to recalibrate your riving knife, you can use the blade spanners fixed to the side of the table saw. Remove the blade guard and blade access plate to reveal a bolt. There is an alignment arrow which should be pointing to the centre of the blade. Loosen the bolt to raise or lower the riving knife to suit the cut and adjust the alignment if needed
- Make sure the blade is parallel to the table by measuring the groove in the table against the blade. Measure the length between the front point of the blade and the groove, as well as the back point of the blade. If both numbers match, the blade is correctly parallel. If you need to adjust the blade, loosen the screw behind the riving knife (which will loosen the blade) and move the blade in small increments. Keep measuring the distances to the grooves until the numbers match. Then retighten the screw when you’re done.
- Check your zero and 45-degree angles. Remove the blade guard and measure the angle using an angle tool pushed against the blade. Adjust your blade to 45 degrees using the large control beneath the table and perform the same test again with the new angle. If your blade still needs adjustment, refer to your instruction manual for exact guidance on this process.
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.