Dewalt 18v plunge saw and rail

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Re: Dewalt 18v plunge saw and rail

Post by ultimatehandyman » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:14 am

Thanks Weegie :thumbright:
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Re: Dewalt 18v plunge saw and rail

Post by handyman » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:46 pm

got the makita one, it was £50 cheaper

http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/s ... 6000K1KITL

Will report back after more use.................but must say its great for cutting sheet material, already think i cant do without it, and only had it 1 month!
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Re: Dewalt 18v plunge saw and rail

Post by darrenba » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:59 pm

I've got the same one Handyman, it is very good with a nice clean cut and smooth plunge action. Proved invaluble for a recent kitchen fitting, nice square cuts for the sink and hob, but laminate worktop did kill the blade.
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Re: Dewalt 18v plunge saw and rail

Post by big-all » Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:00 am

this is where i love "fitters world"
with a normal £30 frueid pro blade you get several worktop cuts and a £5 resharpen charge up to 5 times so £60 for the eqivilent off 6 new blades plus postage or running around
fitters world blades do around 80% then throw away so all in all you get simmilar cutting capacity for a simmilr price with no down time for trips :thumbleft:
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Re: Dewalt 18v plunge saw and rail

Post by dazzpowder » Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:39 pm

Anyone use the rod to join two rails?
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Re: Dewalt 18v plunge saw and rail

Post by big-all » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:20 pm

dazzpowder wrote:Anyone use the rod to join two rails?
yes
if its important you need to be carefull as the ends need to be tight to ensure a gaurenteed strait edge
most times on 8ft sheets i just do 3 marks cut to the centre with a 1.5m rail
move the track to the other marks using stationary saw plunges to line up perfectly in the centre

i store the bar in the slot off the second rail so its there when i need it :thumbright:
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Re: Dewalt 18v plunge saw and rail

Post by dazzpowder » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:49 am

Thanks Big,

I'm not sure what you mean Big, can't you just attach the second rail? it sound as if the joint wouldn't render a perfect cut. If I understood correctly you cut to the centre then move the rail?

I have the 1.5 metre and was going to buy the 2.5m then saw the attaching bar and though perhaps an additional 1m would give me more flexabilty as this would be handier for most cuts but adding the 1.5 with the bar would enable longer cuts.
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Re: Dewalt 18v plunge saw and rail

Post by big-all » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:51 am

ok the rubbers may need trimming so the ends butt up tight
3m off track is unweildy and awkard
butt up the ends without the screw hole as these can get in the way when you tighten the grub screws
a1mm gap between the track ends could easily turn to several mm out if you dont have 3 points off reference [measured points]

if you do cut a short bit dont forget the 8 to 10" overhang you need at the start for the machine to clip on
would suggest if you cut 1.15m off the track that will give you 2.65m thats 2440 plus 8 1/2 inches for the saw to sit on

nothing wrong with clipping 2 together its just for single one offs moving the track is much quicker
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