Plunge Saw

Festool TS75

Plunge Saw Safety Sheet

Key Information

Report any issues here.

Report minor injuries here.

Call 999 if needed.

Phones are next to both doors.

First aid kit is at the sink.

You must pass this course and the practical before using this equipment.


Introduction

The TS75 is

A Circular Saw: it has a circular blade

A Track Saw: it can run along a track to make an accurate cut along a line

A Plunge Saw: the blade retracts, and can be plunged down in the middle of the material to be cut

Usually the term Plunge Saw also implies a track

What can you make using a Plunge Saw?

Breaking Down Large Sheets

Rip Cuts (Along the Grain)

Cross Cuts

Bevel Cuts

What materials can you cut?

The Plunge Saw should be used only with wood or MDF.


Other materials, including metal, CANNOT be cut.

How can it be used?

Like any circular saw, the Plunge Saw can be used for rough cuts, however it is also capable of accurate and neat cuts both along and across the grain.

Although the plunge saw can make bevel cuts at angles up to 45°, you may find the Mitre Saw or Band Saw is more accurate on small workpieces.

The TS75 can cut bevels at angles from 0° to 45°.

At 0° the maximum depth of cut is 75mm, at 45° the maximum depth of cut is 56mm.

What other tools/equipment can be used instead?

Mitre Saw

Crosscuts, mitres and bevel cuts across thin strip material (up to around 300mm wide) are usually quicker, safer and more accurate on the mitre saw

Band Saw

Bevel cuts on medium-sized material (up to around 500mm wide and 1200mm long) are usually quicker, safer and more accurate on the band saw

Hand Saw

For making a few, light cuts, a hand saw can often be faster than setting up + fully packing away the plunge saw