Bosch GKT 55 GCE Plunge Saw, 2 x 1.6m Rails, Connector & Rail Bag
Bosch GKT 55 GCE Plunge Saw, 2 x 1.6m Rails, Connector & Rail Bag
£439.96 (£366.63 Ex. VAT)

Bosch GKT 55 GCE Plunge Saw, 2 x 1.6m Rails, Connector & Rail Bag

  • Precision plunge saw, 2 x 1,600mm rails and connector
  • Variable speed, soft start and constant electronics
  • Max depth of cut at 90° 57mm and at 45° 42mm
  • Clever adjuster indicates depth on scale with or without rail
  • Clear scales, -1° negative angle to +47°
  • Cutting 29mm from a wall or upright.
  • Effective dust extraction when used with extractor
  • Pivots to one cutting edge no matter what the bevel angle
  • Rail has anti-slip coating, so clamping not required
  • Fitted with Bosch 48T Precision noise damping saw blade
  • Supplied complete with L-Boxx case and inlay for the saw
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This package includes the GKT 55 GCE plunge saw, 2 x 1,600mm guide rails, connector and guide rail storage bag.

This package is all about fast and easy cutting with precision and accuracy, the 2 rails allows for cutting upto 3 metres. Cut panels to size, doors to length and trim kitchen worktops. Plunge into the work for cut-outs like sinks, you can use with the rail or without, setting the saw depth with a clever indicator - so no guessing. The powerful motor has constant electronics and variable speed ensuring a clean, even cut. A single pivot point for the blade makes sure bevel cuts can be set. Bevelling to -1°, a slight undercut can be made and to +47° on the front scale. Cutting 29mm from a wall or upright. Blades can be easily changed with the quick lock mechanism. Highly effective dust extraction ensures that almost 90% can be collected by a dust extractor. The 1,600mm guide rails are fitted with anti-slip resistant strips and a splinter guard, both of which are replaceable, the rail can also be clamped in place if required using the rail clamps (available separately). The saw fits perfectly to the rail and is also compatible with Festool and Mafell guide rails. Rail joiner is a broad plate that holds the rails firmly together. The rail bag is padded to keep your rails safe and has a carry strap.

Package includes; Plunge saw, 2 x 1.6mm guide rails, rail connector, rail storage bag, L-Boxx storage case and inlay for the saw.

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Blade Diameter 165 mm
Bore Size 20 mm
Corded or Cordless Corded
Max Depth of Cut @ 45deg 42 mm
Max Depth of Cut @ 90deg 57 mm
Model GKT 55 GCE
Motor Power 1,400 W
Nett Weight 4.7 kg
Rating Industrial
Sound Power Level [Uncertainty K] 103 dB(A) [3.0 dB]
Sound Pressure Level [Uncertainty K] 92 dB(A) [3.0 dB]
Speed 3,600 - 6,250 rpm
Spindle Lock Standard Feature
Vibration Cutting Wood [Uncertainty K] 2.5 m/s² [1.5 m/s²]
Reviews (8)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.8 out of 5 based on 8 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



20 July 2018

How did I ever manage without one?

Over the years I've worked a lot with large panels and sheets up to 2440 X 1220 (8' X 4' in old money). Not having the space to have a workshop saw that can handle these sizes, I've muddled along with a circular saw and straight edge or sometimes router and straight edge. Accuracy was always a bit hit and miss, sometimes a fraction of a millimetre makes all the difference and the edge finish with a circular saw was never quite what I would have liked. With another plywood based project on the horizon, I decided to bite the bullet, go for a plunge saw and went to my local Axminster store in High Wycombe. Not sure what I wanted exactly, the store manager talked me through the options and basically narrowed it down to the Festool TS55 or the Bosch GKT55. Sure, the Festool is a really nice machine, but the bare saw is pretty much the same price as the Bosch kit with the saw, 2x1600mm tracks and the carry bag, which really made the buying decision a no-brainer. Yes, the Festool has the one touch scoring function and a riving knife. Quick, easy depth adjustment on the Bosch more or less obviates the need for the former, and I've not yet missed the latter....
Apparently the Saw was co-developed with Maffell and the tracks are Maffell compatible. Build quality is superb, plunge action is very smooth and initial setup is a cinch. With a dust extractor, there's very little mess. Speed is variable to compensate for different materials and blade change is quick and simple. In use, the saw cuts quickly, accurately and its travel in the tracks is very smooth and precise with no slop. Friction within the tracks is adjustable by turning the two knobs on the base plate. So far, I've cut mainly hardwood ply with it. The edge finish is smoother than the factory edge and there's absolutely no chipping or tear-out anywhere.
Can't recommend it highly enough.

Graham hawker

14 February 2016


Looked at the other plunge saws on the market and used most of them .The Bosch was by far the best in my view


7 January 2016

Fantastic - with caveat

This arrived yesterday with guide rails etc. Easy to assemble and use, and with a bit of a faff, got the extraction connected to Henry. Guide rails (2 @ 1.6m) slots together very easy and connector is fine. At this length, they really are a bit flimsy until on a surface to be cut.
First job, cutting a bunch of 41/2" pieces off an 8x4 sheet along the length. Highly accurate, superb cut, and virtually zero dust. So far, so good. Main issue, working at our preferred waist height for ease, everything has to be done 'Left handed' If you watch the video demonstrations of this you will see exactly what I mean. Fine if it's shallow work, and you can get all the way around in - but big boards (some of mine are 10' x 8') then you better get used to working left handed if your cutting down along the length in strips - which is the vast majority of what we do.


20 December 2015

Excellent system

Got one of these nine months back for use in a medium sized workshop intending to use it for ripping larger boards.

I was very impressed with it on day one, as well made as other good Bosch blue range it is easy to sue, quick to set up for a cut and very accurate when used with the guides, which fit together very solidly ad accurately. I have since added a couple of smaller rails as well as the mortising one. As with lots of more modern saws the high quality blade as to be heard to be believed, or more accurately not heard as even when cutting thick oak there is little audible clue as to when the blade actually engages with the wood, the motor is also reasonably quiet giving the rating and it will happily power the blade through 50mm thick oak. I now use this saw for ripping and cross cutting instead of a table or compound mortise saw respectively. I had been intending to upgrade both my table and mortise saw and though I will still probably get a new mortise saw at some point, I doubt I will now replace the table saw as the space gained is worth far more than the few jobs the table saw can do better than this plunge saw. (narrow resawing would be one but I have been using a bandsaw for that for some time now)

Well worth the money in my book.


5 May 2015

very satisfied

Owned this for 6 months and I'm very satisfied. Does a great job. Made in Germany.

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