Plunge saw...

Discussion in 'Tool Chat' started by Rugmunching, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Any of you lads got any recommendations?
    Dont want to spend festool money because it won't get used that often, just want a decent enough bit of kit for when I do the wood jobs with borders.

    Looked at the Erbauer but mixed reviews...
     
  2. Spacey

    Spacey Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I've got the bosch professional with the rail guides Very reasonably priced I use it regularly and it never let me down Goes through anything like butter with a good blade
     
  3. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    Worth looking at second hand festool, i got my corded saw second hand about 13years ago, cost me £180 ,gets loads of use and still works like new
     
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  4. Neilydun

    Neilydun Well-Known Member

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    Also a vote for Festool, even second hand.
    Mafell is also good, but expensive.
     
  5. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Cheers chaps, have came across a few festool 2nd hand but was always thinking I want brand new but more I think about it and how much use it'll get then suppose a 2nd hand quality one aint out the question.

    More ive looked into them the more surprised how cheaper they are and thats ones that have only been used several times, some still look mint.
     
  6. merit

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    I got mine on a deal from Axminster tools and it worked out cheaper than the makita. Defo worth the money as they are built so well they will last for ages. I’ve had 2 other plunge/rail saws and they both don’t work now lol
    Mario can get unbranded one I think?


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  7. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    Well not unbranded but a cheaper manufacture


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  8. Paul webb

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    A fitter that works for me bought an erbauer, it has an anti kickback feature that stops the saw sliding backwards on the rail, not a bad thing, but there will be times when it would be a problem, like when you're starting to cut an internal corner and you'll need to move the saw backwards to the exact start point
     
  9. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Yep this is the 1 reason that stopped me doing the impulse buy. Glad now though but still need to find me a festool or makita......or flexvolt :eek:
     
  10. Neilydun

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    A mate who does my wall clad using the Flexvolt one.
    Also very good kit
     
  11. Paul webb

    Paul webb Well-Known Member

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    Just one more thing you might want to look at, i use a Japanese hand saw for finishing off cuts where the plunge saw stops short, a tenon saw will also do
     
  12. Spacey

    Spacey Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Another good thing about the festtool is it can cut very close to the wall about 15mm away which can he handy
     
  13. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Right then chaps, got me a new makita plunge saw with 1400 rail. Got another rail on order so I can chop it down for smaller lengths.

    Ive not done a lot of this but when doing engineered parquet I've always done the borders first then chopped the field in but the next engineered parquet ill be doing the field first and border last...

    ...Question is for you fitters that do cut the border into the field, do you set the drop on the saw exact same mm as the thickness of the wood or finish of the last mm manually? What about if you catch the concrete ever so slightly?

    Reason I ask is an old skooler I knew that did alot of this wood parquet tells me sometimes you will need to cut at a slight angle into the field to get a better butt and this will be my first time using a plunge saw for a border.
     
  14. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    I know festool It gives you a option to set a 1 degree cut into the field. Makita should be the same? I try and set it as close as possible, but 1mm higher is better than 1mm Lower as your blade will die you will need to multimaster into some of the corners where the blade doesn’t reach so running the last mm off the field is easy enough. I’ve found the blade can go a couple mm up and down anyway


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  15. Rugmunching

    Rugmunching Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the makita gives you that extra degree needed. Got the multimaster and a Japanese saw as well. Gutted I missed out on 2 nearly new 1400 festool tracks for £120 on fleebay couple days ago. Spent to much time pondering around didn't I and because of my pondering I missed out on a mint festool saw and 3 rails for £295 bin price with postage included :rolleyes:

    In the end I just though sod this and got the makita set off tools4trade.
     
  16. merit

    merit Well-Known Member

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    Makita still good. I had that before the festool but it was 110v off a plumber I know. Was gonna get another makita one but Axminster tools was doing a deal on festool so it worked out cheaper


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