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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:13 am 
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I'm thinking about buying an 18 volt cordless circular saw like the Dewalt DW936 - what would y'all recommend please.


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the plunge every time
i have a mains dewalt an 18v ryoby 24v bosch and i go for the plunge 99.5% off the time

with 2 tracks no batteries i paid £235 exelent tool 2 marks throw on track and cut no clamping just cut

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I'm not quite sure what you mean by the plunge? Is it possible to send me a link to see what you mean please? :thumbright:


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the track has a rubber edge that greatly reduces splintering :thumbleft:

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Very many thanks - never seen one of these before :dunno:
Will look into it. Thanks for your advice :thumbright:


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you can cut to within 11mm from the side ideal for trimming skirting in situ for laminate and the doors in situ if you want more than 11mm you pad the floor out
you can use it without the track
there are off course other makes
what is your planed use for the saw ??

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Hi,
I have been asked to help fit a new kitchen and this is going to involve cutting 2 separate worktops. I was thinking of an 18v saw as I've seen these in use before and they look like a good bit of kit. Couldn't really justify buying one before but thought that this may be the time. I can see that the plunge would be ideal for cutting out the sink and hob, but is it suitable to trim the ends? I'm just wondering whether I'd get more use of of something like the dewalt DW936? or it's equivalent. What do you advise?

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absolutly perfect for a worktop its a plunge saws main reaon for being invented :lol:

although if your doing more than around 5-10% worktop i would go for a 28 or 36v

it will quite happily cut worktop [i have cut several]it chugs along and canes the batteries you will need about 4 to 6ah for a kitchen a battery that wont cut a worktop anymore will have plenty off power for drilling

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