Circular saws and plunge saws use a large circular saw blade to make bigger, rougher cuts in wood. With an appropriate blade, they can also be used to cut masonry, plastic and metal. Most models can be mounted on a saw stand or table to enable a wider range of uses.
What makes a plunge saw different to a circular saw is its spring-loaded riving knife, also known as a spacer wedge. Riving knives sit behind the blade, stopping the material that is being cut from pinching the blade and causing kickback when doing rip cuts.
The riving knife has to be removed from a standard circular saw to allow it to make plunge cuts, as it prevents the blade from plunging straight down into the material.
However, a plunge saw is spring-loaded, which means that the material pushes it upwards and out of the way when the initial cut is made. It then slips back down and into the cut as the saw moves forward. This safety feature saves a great amount of time if you are performing plunge cuts or rip cuts on a regular basis.
Cordless circular saws and plunge saws are ideal when you need to be able to move around freely or when there is limited access to mains power. They also have the added safety advantage of no trailing cables.
Cordless technology has made many advances over recent years, allowing cordless power tools to get closer and closer to providing the same amount of power as their mains-powered counterparts.
We have an excellent range of TCT blades at great prices!
We also have a great selection of mains-powered circular saws and plunge saws at 110v and 240v.
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