What is a plunge saw blade?

What is a plunge saw blade?

A plunge saw has a different design which removes the need for a conventional retractable blade guard, as the blade is enclosed within the machine. The blade can be plunged at any point into the material you are cutting. An enclosed blade is safer and significantly improves dust extraction efficiency.

Do festool blades fit on Makita track saw?

The new blades also fit the Makita and De Walt track saws, but because the Festool requires a slightly smaller blade (6-1/4 in. vs. 6-1/2 in.), the depth of cut is somewhat sacrificed on the other saws.

What size blade does a festool track saw use?

Track Saw Details

TSC 55 REB (cordless) TS 75 EQ
Idle Engine Speed 2,650 – 3,800 / 5,200 RPM 1,350 – 3,550 RPM
Saw blade diameter 6-1/4″ (160 mm) 8-1/4″ (210 mm)
Angular range -1 – 47° 0 – 47°
Cutting depth 0″ – 2-1/8″ (0 – 55 mm) 0″ – 3″ (0 – 75 mm)

What blade comes with Makita track saw?

The blade that comes with the saw is a 48 tooth cross cut blade and I’ve been very impressed with it, especially for a stock blade. I was so impressed with it that I actually bought a second stock blade to switch out for sharpenings. Makita generally does a very good job with stock blades.

Are plunge saw guide rails the same?

Although they can be used to fulfil the same role as a standard handheld circular saw, plunge saws have become synonymous with guide rails, or tracks, which is why they are also commonly referred to as track saws.

Can a plunge saw be used as a circular saw?

A plunge saw is like a circular saw with a blade that spins and cuts, only with much more sophistication and accuracy. Rather than the guard retracting to expose the blade when cutting, such as with a circular saw, it has a fixed guard and the blade is exposed when plunging the handle to the pre-set depth.

Can Makita track saw use Festool track?

The Makita does work with the Festool track.

Where is Makita track saw made?

This saw is made in the UK. It is a great saw. However, the guide rail is made in China and is not as good as the Festool guide rail made in Germany. The Makita will work on the Festool guide rail, but you won’t be able to use the anti-tipping feature of the Makita saw.

Why is festool so expensive?

Festools’ cost is largely in part to where it sources its products. unlike most major power tool brands Festool doesn’t leverage cheap labor in Asia. Rather, Festool uses manufacturing in Europe and North America. This makes the end products more expensive, yes, but also makes the quality that much better.

How deep can a festool track saw cut?

Festool 575389 TS 75 EQ Plunge Cut Track Saw

Arbor Size 1.101″ (30 mm)
Cutting Depth without Guide Rail 2 15/16″ (75 mm) straight down
Saw Blade Speed 1,350 – 3,550 rpm
Saw Blade Diameter 8-1/4″ (210 mm)
Power Consumption 1600 watts / 13 amps 120 v AC

Can you cut a bevel with a track saw?

Usually, the bevel and miter cuts require the use of a miter saw or a table saw; both these saws are not very portable. Now you can use a track saw to do accurate bevel, miter, and compound cuts.

What size is a Makita plunge saw blade?

165 x 20mm
Makita TCT Plunge Saw Blade 165 x 20mm 48T (9914R)