What’s the difference between a circular saw and plunge saw?

Here are multiple differences between a Plunge Saw and a standard circular saw. You can learn more about these in the Plunge Saw setup video (https://youtu.be/fUMc_cwSveo).

A few key differences include:

  • The blade on a plunge saw is fully shrouded.
  • The blade on a plunge saw plunges below the saw base to your preset depth while in use. The blade on a standard circular saw always hangs below the saw base at your preset depth.
  • A standard circular saw uses a swinging blade guard for user protection. A plunge saw uses a shrouded blade. This minimizes the risk of accidental blade contact, especially since the blade on a plunge saw retracted into the shroud as soon as you release downward pressure on the saw handles.
  • A standard circular saw does not have a riving knife.
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