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.