This plunge saw is all about fast and easy cutting with precision and accuracy. 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. Supplied complete with a 1,600mm guide rail that is fitted with anti-slip resistant strips and a splinter guard, both of which are replaceable. The saw fits perfectly to the rail and is also compatible with Festool and Mafell guide rails. The saw is supplied in an L-BOXX storage case.
|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|
|Nett Weight||4.7 kg|
|Speed||3,600 - 6,250 rpm|
|Spindle Lock||Standard Feature|
|Sound Power Level [Uncertainty K]||103 dB(A) [3.0 dB]|
|Sound Pressure Level [Uncertainty K]||92 dB(A) [3.0 dB]|
|Vibration Cutting Wood [Uncertainty K]||2.5 m/s² [1.5 m/s²]|
|Motor Power||1,400 W|
22 October 2012
Take the plungeI needed a versatile, highly accurate, saw for my small workshop in which I make furniture, mainly for personal consumption. I don't have room for an adequate table saw and a mitre saw wouldn't be able to rip large boards. Copious research let me to the Bosch. I haven't tried any other saw. The Bosch makes an incredibly smooth cut and, on the track supplied, straight cut. I bought an additional 800mm track, which is more manageable for smaller work and, in particular, for cross cuts. For the latter, I build a simple support board/fence, and I have been able to achieve perfect 90 degree cuts. Ok, so it takes a bit of setting up for each cut, so this wouldn't work in a busy workshop, but it is ideal for the keen amateur who doesn't want to compromise on quality.