New revolution for Evolution

Matthew Gavins, managing director of Evolution Power Tools (right) and design director Sam Rees
Matthew Gavins, managing director of Evolution Power Tools (right) and design director Sam Rees
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EVOLUTION Power Tools is planning further expansion on the back of research and innovation at its Holbrook headquarters in Sheffield.

The firm, launched by managing director Matthew Gavins more than 20 years ago as a power tool repair business, from his father’s garage, now has US department store giant Sears and the world’s second largest home improvement retailer, Lowe’s, as customers.

Evolution lays claim to being one of the fastest growing power tool brands in the world, thanks to technical development pioneered by its 50-strong Sheffield team, including its range of patented circular saws, sold under the Rage brand name.

The Rage range, which includes mitre saws, can cut a range and combination of materials, including wood, metal, plastics and laminates.

Rage combines innovations in tool and blade design that enable tools to run at the slower speeds required for cutting steel, while being able to cut materials like wood, usually cut at higher speeds.