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A plunge saw could save you time and effort daily, so we have specially selected a range from four of your favourite brands so you can pick the best out of a brilliant bunch.

Plunge into your work accurately, safely and fast.

As the name suggests, these saws plunge into your work safely and fast. They have become an essential tool for many due to their accuracy, safety and time-saving benefits. Combined with a guide rail, you can make clean, precise, straight cuts. Multiple guide rails can be connected to form the length you require.

If your projects include:

  • Repeated cuts in small or large pieces
  • Cut-outs (like sinks)
  • Laminate materials
  • Bevel and mitre cuts
  • Bulky sheet goods
  • Cabinet making
  • Cutting doors
  • Roofing and insulation
  • Kitchen fitting (to name a few)…

Continue reading our blog and plunge into the world of plunge saws.


A brief history

Plunge saws are a relatively modern innovation. Festool introduced the first guide rail in 1962. Following this, in 1980, Festool patented and released the first plunge-cut saw, setting the standard for sharp and precise plunge cutting. Today, we all understand that the finish quality of the cut matters. Thus, there is now a whole variety of plunge saws boasting beneficial features to greatly advantage DIY-ers, tradesmen and hobbyists alike.


Why take the plunge saw?

A plunge saw, also called a track saw, is similar to a circular saw with a blade that spins and cuts, only with much more sophistication and accuracy. To learn about five fantastic features of this must-have tool,’ read our blog about All Things Plunge Saws.

Now you know a little bit more about plunge saws, here are four feature friendly favourites.


Finish it with Festool

We will start things off with the plunge saw pioneers, Festool. Absolute precision cuts, maximum power and extreme durability is everything you want in a plunge saw and The TS 55 sets the standard. It also saws at up to twice the speed as its predecessors.

A bit about the spec:

  • Full tilt range: -1° to 47°
  • Max Depth of Cut @ 90º 55mm and at 45º 43mm
  • Blade diameter 160 mm

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Build it with Bosch

This plunge saw, like the others, is all about fast and easy cutting with precision and accuracy. Its key features boast high-quality machine components, a precision saw blade, an efficient dust extraction system and effective noise reduction.

A bit about the spec:

  • Full Tilt Range: -1° to 47°
  • Max depth of cut at 90° 57mm and at 45° 42mm
  • Blade diameter 165mm

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Mafell Miracles

The MT 55 cc excels as a plunge cutting circular saw, with its powerful CUprex-Compact motor and continuously variable speed allowing various blade options for cutting different thicknesses and materials. Not only this; if you like to save time while you work, blade changes on the MT 55 cc are fast and simple.

A bit about the spec:

  • Full Tilt Range: -1° to 48°
  • Max depth of cut at 90° 57mm and at 45° 40.5mm
  • Blade diameter 162mm

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Makita Magic

The SP000J1 plunge saw is manufactured here in the UK, at the Makita factory in Telford. Thanks to the electronic speed control, you’ll enjoy constant speed. The rotating speed is kept constant even under load conditions meaning it’s possible to get a fine finish.

A bit about the spec:

  • Full Tilt Range: -1° to 48°
  • Max depth of cut at 90° 55mm and at 45° 39mm
  • Blade diameter 165mm

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Go Cordless!

With advancements in lithium-ion battery technology, you can now go cordless! Cordless plunge saws mean you can carry the lighter-weight saws anywhere required and work continuously without depending on an on-site electrical supply. Cordless convenience.

See our cordless range

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Discover more…

If you’ve enjoyed reading this article, we have plenty more which might be of interest to you. We recommend reading the UJK Parf Mk II Guide System write up, or why not check out our blog on Festool Plunge Saws?

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