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Compound Mitre Saw (Evolution Rage3)
Evolution Rage 3 Mitre Saw New.jpg
Model Unspecified
Sub-category Woodworking
Status Good working order
Last updated 19 June 2024 12:22:55
Consumables Replacement blades
Accessories N/A
Training requirement no
ACnode no
Owner LHS
Origin Donation
Location Wood shop
Maintainers Woodshop team

A new sliding compound mitre saw (with much larger cutting capacity and in generally better condition) was donated in December 2021 replacing the original that was listed on this page

Saw Blade can be angle to support different cut and longer cut using back and forth movement.

No training requirement, but please seek advice from other woodshop users if you are unfamiliar with its use

Note - this brand of saw is designed to cut metal as well as wood, but is currently fitted with a wood only blade - the Donkey Saw is a better tool for metal cutting

Instructions for the old mitre saw (not an exact match for the current model, but still useful for reference) can be found below

Maintenance and Cleaning Instruction

Ensure to connect the vacuum cleaner when you cut a part preventing the wood dust to spread.

General instructions

Supplemental manual for changing saw blade

Risk Assessment - Mitre Saws

This risk assessment is intended to provide guidance on the risk associated with the above equipment and activities in normal use. Please also check general risk assessments for the space as a whole. Any discrepancies, errors or concerns should be raised with the document maintainers or trustees - do not edit this assessment directly. For responsible persons and last update, see 'version log' of the assessment page.


Cutting material with a mitre saw


Understanding Risk Rating

LOW - Ensure current control measures are in place and continue with activity

MED - Control measures may be adequate, co-supervision is recommended

HIGH - Do not undertake activity without further consultation with area specialists

Risk Assessment

Identify Hazards Who May be Harmed and How Severity Control Measures Likelihood Risk Rating
Incompetent user User, Bystander HIGH Users must not use tools that they are not competent to use.   Members must challenge use that they believe is dangerous.  Users must read the user manual where applicable.   Users must read the risk assessment before using a tool.  Users will be advised during induction which tools they will need supervision or an induction to use.   Only authorised members will complete maintenance and calibration tasks. LOW     MED      
Contact with blade User  HIGH    Do not put hands into exclusion zone.  Clamp small work pieces to avoid contact with hands close to the blade.  Saw should be turned off immediately after use   Saw blade should stop within 10 seconds of being turned off.   LOW     MED
Drawing in (being pulled into the saw) User of the tool  HIGH User of the saw should not wear gloves, ties, scarves, or other long flowy clothing that could get pulled into the blade.   Do not move hands past the blade   LOW  MED
Dust (inhalation, fire, explosion) User of the tool, users of the room, the space.    MED    Maintenance must include the cleaning of dust from within the saw housing where accessible.   A respirator or mask should be used whilst operating this tool for prolonged periods.  LOW     LOW  
Blade snatching or jamming User, bystanders   HIGH    Only cut wood and plastic on the mitre saw   Ensure a visual inspection of the mitre saw is undertaken before every use, checking for physical obstructions     LOW    MED
Noise User of the tool, users of the room.  MED Ear protection is advised. LOW  LOW
Flying splinters User of the tool, users of the room.  HIGH Eye protection must be worn In the workshop LOW   MED