If you are one of those people who really believe in art and wish to do a little craftsmanship for their homes as well as in profession then this tool is absolutely for you. Festool 561438 Plunge Cut Circular Saw can be easily carried to the site without much hassle and can assure you of the work with proper finish. You would not have to struggle as the machine is handy and easy to use. The tool is highly efficient whether you wish to trim the door edges or make cuts in the sheets of metal. The tool can be used to shape hard material as well as starting a piece of craft from the scratch.
Festool is a company, based in Germany, involved in making power tools of the industry which include stationery tools, guide rails, measurement and cutting tools. It has kept its promise in delivering what it preaches since a long time now. The equipment is trendy and updated as per the requirement of the present scenario. They are highly beneficial and address the concern of the users in the most apt way possible.
Below listed are the specifications which would help you dive in detail about what the product offers and how you can put it to use for your own requirement.
- Product weight: 29.7 pounds
- Item Measurements: 80 x 11.5 x 18.14 inches
- Battery Requirement: No
- Warranty period: 3 years
- Color Available: white and green
- Material used: Fiber and Plastic
- Add on: Case included
- Source of Power: Electric power
- Affordability: under 700 dollars
- Cutting Depth: 2- 3/4 inch depth
- Operations: cut, bevel, rip, cross-cut, etc
- Mechanism used: Fast Fix system
- Power input: 13 amps
- Bevel cutting: 0 to 45 degrees
- Blade speed Range: 1350 to 3550 RPM
- Voltage: 120 volts
- Arbor size: 30 mm
- Blade diameter: 210 mm
- Guide rail length: 75 inches
- Slip clutch: Minimize kickback reaction
Below listed are the features the machine has to offer and you can view them in detail.
The machine is really a good choice when it comes to cutting operations within or outside the house. The machine can be used to cut, bevel, cross cut, rip, etc with good efficiency that it proves in the output that you would be able to witness after finishing the work. It does not need a battery for working. The tool can find its use in making cuts in solid surfaces, metal doors as well as hardwood. The use of the tool is satisfying as well as efficient when you look at the end product which comes out to be precise.
Ease of use
What is the use of such a machine that puts you into sheer complexity and fix when it comes to usage. This machine is certainly not one of them. All you need to do is pull out your saws and the machine from the store and take it to the job site and use it efficiently. Just apply the correct blades and use it to your maximum benefit. The machine is designed in such a way that it would cause least vibrations while you are using it and allow your hand a comfortable position to work for longer durations. That way it saves a lot of time.
You can adjust the depths and aim for redundant cuts as per the design without missing out even one possibility of getting a proper cut. It uses a Fast Fix mechanism to remove and put the blades without any mistakes and with safety. The cuts that it provides are splinter free. The depth of cutting is 2-¾ inches when the guide rail is at 90 degrees and 2 – ⅛ when the guide rail is at 45 degrees. The cuts are clean and smooth beyond doubt. Further there is a slip clutch attached which reduces the chances of any kick back reaction and avoids any injury.
The machine is capable of providing you with highly precise cuts because of the splinter guard and guide rail which help you measure appropriately with perfection. You can initiate the cut as well as end it with preciseness. There is hardly any need for you to even fix the guide rail. It stays steady and you can follow your markings. This is how you can keep a keen eye on where exactly you are making a cut and is that apt or not. The machine would help you to make cuts even at angles and you would find the product as an outcome exactly as you aimed for.
The machine is small in size and can be easily stored while it is not in use. Just remove the power connection and clean it with a cloth and keep it in a store room or a convenient place. The case comes included with the machine which can be used to carry it from the house to the job site and vice versa. Also, the tool is lightweight, it weighs around 30 pounds which is more convenient to handle by a single person as well as to carry. It is comfortable and would not be a pain for you to take out the tool and bring it to use.
There are a few precautionary measures that should be taken. For instance, when you are changing the blades for various purposes make sure that it is not plugged in for power. There should not be any electrical supply going on at that moment. Further, while using the tool always wear protection equipment for eyes as well as hands. Make sure that your hands are at distance whenever the blade is cutting the material or even while you are switching the blades be careful to avoid any injury. It is suggested to keep the machine away from the children for safety reasons.
The machine does involve a little higher purchase price. But at the same time if you look at the aspect in the sense that what it offers for the price you are paying. You would certainly be satisfied. The machine comes with a warranty period of as many as 3 years, which is certainly a long enough period for you to try and test the machine and get it fixed for any issues and problems that the machine offers. All you need to keep in mind is that the warranty period is valid from the day you have purchased it and also you should keep the invoice with you in case you want to use these services or else they will stand void.
With so many different types of circular saws coming in the market, it is easy to get confused while making a choice so as to buy which product to address your needs. However, the features listed here would help you make a better decision so as to pick the correct product and make the best use of it. The price of the machine is under 700 dollars which might be a concern for a few customers. If the cost is not an issue then the product is amazing to fulfill your house needs. The cut it makes is quite deep up to 2 ¾ inches in the hard materials like wood and steel. The cuts the tool makes are highly efficient and provide a finished product. There is no ambiguity about the products’ durability.
The machine is lightweight and is easy to handle for any person. Further, it can be carried easily in the case that comes included with the machine. You do not need to purchase it separately. Your safety has also been given sheer importance, in the sense that the machine has a slip clutch to avoid any kickback while you are using the machine and also to reduce the vibrations so that it helps your hands to stay at rest and work in a comfortable position for long hours without any trouble. The machine is certainly a good purchase and you would not repent your choice for sure.. You can make the correct choice after viewing the features and seeing if they coincide with your needs.
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FAQs (Must Read)
Q. Can the machine be used to make cuts at angles?
A. Yes, the machine can be used to make angular cuts at 0 to 45 degrees.
Q. Where is the machine manufactured?
A. The machine is made in Germany.
Q. What is so special about the machine?
A. The machine is extremely accurate and it delivers the output with limited power input.
Q. What purposes can the machine be involved in?
A. The machine can be used in making cut outs for window frames, doors, steel, wood and metal sheets.
Q. Do we need to clamp the guide rail?
A. You can but you need not as it stays stable and provides you with the best cuts.
Q. Are the blades included with the saw?
A. Yes, they come included and you can purchase different kinds of blades as well.
Q. Is there any extra price for the case of the tool?
A. No, the case is included within the purchase price.
Q. What is the best feature of this tool compared to other circular saws?
A. Festool 561438 Plunge Cut Circular Saw is extremely powerful and delivers precise products.
Q. Can we switch the blade?
A. Yes you can but keep in mind to turn the power off while you switch for safety reasons.
Q. What should be kept in mind while using the machine?
A. Always wear eye gear while you are operating the machine and also maintain a safe distance between the blade as well as your fingers.