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18v naked £117.50 1 length off 1m track £35!!!

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18v naked £117.50 1 length off 1m track £35!!!


Not many members have the chargers and batteries though, which can add another £100 to the price.

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i got the 110v version because im dragging a transformer anyway. Went for the dewalt because i had the festool but it drained to much power love the dewalt and got a blade for it on ebay for 10euro including delivery


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anyone actually used one to trim bottom of doors that are still hung......... are they any good for this job?

This looks a good deal
http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/DEWDWS520KRAV


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Not yet and yes that is a cracker of a deal. What I might suggest however is get the saw and if it is a long clamp you need the following is really cheap.

http://www.tools4trade.com/d-3129006-De ... 23-XJ.aspx

Orses for Courses really, I have 1.5 and 1 metre rails which does allow far more variety, depends greatly what you are going to predominantly use it for.

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a 2.6 rail could do with being about 2.7 idealy as the base is held very accuratly at one point at the front and one at the back
so idealy you want the back edge on the track before you plunge so around 7 or 8 inches and 3 or 4" in front so you stop cutting before you leave the track so around 11" so 8ft 11" and 2.7 is 8ft 10 1/2"
it wont be a lot out perhaps 0.5 to1mm but it also means you need to slightly lift the back edge to stop it hooking on the end off the track

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anyone actually used one to trim bottom of doors that are still hung......... are they any good for this job?

This looks a good deal
http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/DEWDWS520KRAV


you are restricted to 11mm minimum you have a couple off runners to slide accross the floor
it has a good accurate easy to set depth stop but you need to remember off the track it cuts around 2mm deeper
and yes its easy to cut a door accuratley to the floor in one pass without dammaging the archatrave by propping the door open at 90%

also good for trimming laminate edge to a constant 11mm gap before fitting skirting or quad

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11mm is way too much (normally) for trimming doors.

Will need to think of another excuse to buy one :cb


Is it good for cutting 8 x 4 sheets onto strips then?


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11mm is way too much (normally) for trimming doors.

Will need to think of another excuse to buy one :cb


Is it good for cutting 8 x 4 sheets onto strips then?


my main use is cutting sheet material 2 marks on the waste side [1mm off line] lay the track and cut no clamping no struggling dead easy plunge action a dream :thumbright: :thumbright: :thumbright:

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I have the 110v Plunge saw. It's one of the best if not the best power tool I've bought. When you have limited space to attack 8x4 sheets, and no one to help you, then this is the tool for the job. I also have a makita tablesaw, which has seen probably 70% less use since I bought the plunge saw. Would probably be 90% if I could be arsed to make a festool type square fenced table for working on smaller work pieces.

The Cut edges are absolutely spot on. No burns, blade marks etc. Ready to use in all but the highest end of applications.

The only things that annoy me is the fact you have to press a button to make the blade plunge, and the depth scale is completely inaccurate. What is the purpose of having a button to plunge?? It's only function is to plunge. :roll: This makes it a swine to use in non horizontal applications, (usually correcting somebody's mistake) ie trimming cladding ends, doors etc. You have to hold the track in place with one hand, pick up the saw with the other, engage the saw in the track, press the power button, press the plunge button, press the front of the saw down (but not so hard that the back lifts off the track) (and not forwards cos the saw will slide up the track...) It's about this point, as the red mist descends and you have to reallign the track/saw for the 3rd time, that you realise that the saw that you first may well have thought was disconcertingly light, is actually far king heavy!!

The makita and the festool have a single pivot system where the blade is easier to plunge. Having examined the ergonomics and build quality of both at Axminster store, I can't say I care for either, especially not for the price of the Festool.


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Hi
I have had the 240 version with 1.5 mtr guide for nearly a year now. Absolutly fabulous machine, dont know how i did without it, Only problem to date is the 2 outer rubber strips coming loose 2 months after new!
Any one else had the same thing?
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i only use one all the time and the other when needed
certainly havent experienced any probs with mine

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No problems yet with mine and ebay will come into effect when they do come off


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