My saw won’t plunge. What’s wrong?
There can be two reasons the Plunge Saw won’t plunge:
When first taken out of the box, the Splinter Guard interferes with the saw blade because the Splinter Guard is made extra thick. When you make the first plunge cut during saw setup, as detailed in the owner’s manual, the blade will trim the Splinter Guard. In order to plunge the saw before the Splinter Guard has been trimmed, you need to remove it by using the smaller hex wrench located in the saw handle.
Any time you use the Plunge Saw, the interlock switch on the handle needs to be depressed to allow the saw to plunge, and to allow the motor switch to activate and turn the saw on. Make sure you are fully depressing the interlock to engage the plunge mechanism and the saw motor.