The “+” makes a huge difference. Usually, when a brand attaches the plus sign to a model, this means added features. In this Evolution R255SMS vs R255SMS+ comparison report, you’ll see which features or specs have been added to the older model.
Comparison Chart: Evolution R255SMS vs R255SMS+
Use this chart as a quick guide and reference to see these miter saws’ differences.
|Model||Check Price » R255SMS||Check Price » R255SMS+|
|Blade Size||255mm (10″)||255mm (10″)|
|Max. Cross Cut (0° x 0°)||300mm x 80mm||300mm x 80mm|
|Max. Bevel Cut (0° x 45°)||300mm x 45mm||300mm x 45mm|
|Max. Miter Cut (45° x 0°)||210mm x 80mm||210mm x 80mm|
|Max. Compound Cut (45° x 45°)||210mm x 45mm||210mm x 45mm|
|Max. Miter (Left & Right)||50° – 50°||50° – 50°|
|No. Of Positive Miter Stops||9||9|
|Max. Bevel (Left)||45°||45°|
|Sliding Miter Saw||✅||✅|
|Miter Saw Stand Compatible||✅||✅|
|Diamond Blade Compatible||✅||✅|
|Multi-Material Cutting Blade Included?||✅||❌|
Cutting Blade Included?
|Dust Port Adaptor Included?||❌||✅|
|Dust Collection Bag Included?||❌||✅|
|Slide Rail Protector Included?||❌||✅|
|Front Clamp Included?||❌||✅|
|Included Hold Down Clamp||2 pc||3 pc|
|Hex Key (Blade Change) Included?||✅||❌|
|Weight||15.3 kg||15.3 kg|
|Blade Guard||Cast Aluminium||Cast Aluminium|
|Blade No. Teeth:||24||28|
Key Differences: Evolution R255SMS vs R255SMS+
Here’s a list of the major differences between these two sliding compound miter saws.
The most obvious difference is their inclusions. In general, the R255SMS+ has more freebies to give, which include a dust collection bag and a slide rail protector. But there are also a few items that the R255SMS has that you can’t find when you purchase a R255SMS+ such as a hex key. Also, the included cutting blade for each saw is different. With the R255SMS+, you’ll get the premium one.
Between these two miter saws, the Evolution R255SMS+ has a longer cable, which has a length of 3 meters. In comparison, the R255SMS has a cable length of 2m.
Blade, No. of Teeth
The blade for the Evolution R255SMS+ has more teeth than that of the R255SMS’s.