Have you ever considered buying a plunge saw?

Although frequently overlooked, plunge saws are essential power tools for carpenters, joiners and kitchen fitters. Basically, anyone who is required to work with laminates or make lots of cuts in small workpieces could benefit from owning a plunge saw.

Most circular saws have a retracting guard which exposes the blade when cutting. Though a type of circular saw, a plunge saw has a blade that spins and cuts – but with more accuracy and precision. It has a fixed guard, and the blade is exposed when ‘plunging’ the handle to the pre-set depth to engage the workpiece.

Whilst they may have once been regarded as a specialist (and expensive) investment, plunge saws are widely available today – and with good reason.

A complete range of Plunge Saws

Here at Kendal Tools, we have been supplying woodworking machinery and power tools to customers all over the UK for more than 30 years. We stock only the best plunge saws on the market from big names, such as Scheppach.

When shopping for plunge saws, there are several factors you need to consider, including:

  • how many rails do you need (one or two)?
  • mains or battery power
  • variable speeds
  • soft starts
  • braking systems
  • scoring facilities

…and other safety features.

Drawing on our knowledge and experience, and taking into account your requirements, we can recommend the most suitable solution for your needs. It may be that you’re after a plunge saw that comes with two guide rails and all the essential accessories. In which case, the PL75 Pack 2 is certainly worth your attention!

We understand that knowing which to choose is no easy task. But the good news is, our experts are here to guide you, every step of the way, and talk you through the options available.

Benefits of Plunge Saws

Still not convinced if your workshop could benefit from one of our plunge saws, or whether you’d be better off with a circular saw?

Arguably one of the biggest benefits of plunge saws is that they are used in conjunction with a guide rail or track. This gives the saw a straight line to cut along – keeping the saw still and steady. Also – as a result of plunge saws being held tightly into the rail – there won’t be any jarring or inaccuracy and, indeed, no wobbling.

A perhaps more surprising benefit of the plunge saw is that it’s portable, meaning you can easily move it around your workshop, and it doesn’t take up much room.

Here are just a few more reasons why you should invest in a plunge saw:

  • Make cuts anywhere in the material – perfect for cutting out worktops for sinks or hobs
  • Provide the highest quality cut
  • No splintering
  • Easy to set up
  • Clean efficient cuts in laminates

Want to know more?

Feel free to get in touch with the team, here at Kendal Tools. We are always on hand to help and will be more than willing to answer your questions. All you need to do is call 01539 733 774 or email info@kendaltools.co.uk.

Alternatively, if you’re ready to buy, take a look at the plunge saws available and click through for more information. If you’re happy with your selection, add it to your cart and checkout. It’s as simple as that.

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Are plunge saws right for me?

Plunge saws are perfect for tradespeople or hobbyists that need to make long straight cuts with precision and don’t want to use very heavy equipment. Plunge saws are very versatile, making trimming off excesses or handling precision work a breeze, without the worry of heavy, clunky tools. Plunge saws are light and portable, easy to handle and store, without taking up large amounts of room in your workshop. They also have increased precision, so woodcutters can make precise final cuts the first time, without the need for extra cuts, tools or machinery. If you’d like to know more, feel free to contact us on 01539 733 774 to speak with one of our team directly.

Do I need a guide rail or track with my plunge saw?

No matter how experienced we are with woodworking equipment, cutting an extended line perfectly straight can be almost impossible. Arms and hands can change position by less than a millimetre, resulting in a cut that is now wonky and needs fixing. Guide rails or tracks were designed to remove this issue, as well as decreasing the likelihood of accidents and injuries. Guide rails for plunge saws help keep the saw steady, decreases the chance of wobbling and guides the saw along a perfectly straight line from start to finish, without the chance of change halfway along. All models of plunge saw from Kendal Tools & Machinery come with at least one guide track included, meaning that any plunge saw you buy from us will have everything you need to get started.

How can I keep safe when using a plunge saw?

Keeping safe while using power tools is essential and should be considered mandatory. Common steps and equipment for using a plunge saw safely include: • Wear appropriate PPE, including safety glasses, hearing protection, and appropriate clothing. • Always use the guide rail or track, it will keep the saw still and steady. • Keep the working area clean and clear of debris and offcuts. • Ensure safety features are engaged and you know how to use them. • Utiliser outfeed tables or stands when appropriate so you can focus on the machine. • Always disconnect the power before touching or changing the blade, even if you are in a hurry. • Do not start power saws with the blade already engaged- it is important that the blade reach full speed before starting to cut. • Keep good posture and a strong base. • Use a push stick if the timber is too close to the blade- save your fingers! If you do not keep yourself safe when using plunge saws and other power tools then the chances of serious or life-changing injury increase vastly, putting you and others at risk.

How to store my plunge saw when not in use?

To keep your plunge saw and other power tools safe and in the best possible condition, it is advised clean them thoroughly and store them within the case or box they originally came in, as this will protect them from falls, knocks, water, and dust. Storing them in original boxes and bags also lessens the chance of injury associated with falling tools. With the sharp blades safely covered, you may receive a bump and bruise if the saw falls, but it will not be able to cut or stab passers-by. Top Tip: put a few silica gel packets inside the box in case of moisture ingress. You can find these in new items such as shoes or clothes. To store the case or box, most people utilise shelves or storage cabinets/ chests, as this will keep them off the ground, protecting them from moisture which will minimise the risk of rusting. It will also help ensure debris cannot accumulate in and around your tools, which could lead to long-term damage. Moreover, it keeps tools at temperatures that will not damage the battery and are out of the way of children, inexperienced users, and potential thieves.