The plunge saw is the secret weapon in the tool kit of any DIY creator who needs to make long straight cuts. They’re light, portable and make clean cuts a breeze. From making cabinets to trimming doors or cutting off overhanging decking boards, the plunge saw is the ideal tool to handle the job.
Take the guesswork out of your cutting. Simply line up the edge of your track and you’ll know exactly where the blade will cut. This saves time and eliminates the need to create test cuts.
Unlike a table saw, a plunge saw doesn’t require any space for the material to feed in or feed out. This makes it easier to cut large materials without needing a massive workshop.
Without a plunge saw, many of us will make two cuts when working with large or heavy materials. To make the material easier to work with, we will make a rough cut with a circular saw, and then we will take it to the table saw to make a more precise final cut. On the other hand, a plunge saw doesn’t require feed in or feed out, just prep your working space and make a perfectly precise final cut in one go, without needing to manoeuvre the material.
A track saw is as accurate and precise as a table saw, and is much easier to move around. It’s lighter, smaller, more compact and takes up a lot less space in your workshop or vehicle.
As the name suggests, one of the main benefits of the plunge saw is the ability to create hassle free plunge cuts. The lack of restrictive guards makes it easy to start a cut in the middle of the material.
Whether you’re new to DIY or an experienced maker, a plunge saw is a great tool to have.