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.
|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|
|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]|
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....
14 February 2016
ExcellentLooked 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 caveatThis 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.
20 December 2015
Excellent systemGot one of these nine months back for use in a medium sized workshop intending to use it for ripping larger boards.
5 May 2015
very satisfiedOwned this for 6 months and I'm very satisfied. Does a great job. Made in Germany.