"I finally bit the bullet and purchased a plunge saw last month. What a fantastic piece of kit. I already own a router and circular saw but this is a revelation.
Effortless straight cuts every time using the guide rails. You can join guide rails together to extend the run. Plunge feature means you can start the cut anywhere on the workpiece.
Lovely clean cut every time, no splintering of laminates and end panels for kitchens (on either side). Easy to set depth of cut, etc.... Even used it to cut solid oak kitchen worktops square to butt up to each other for jointing where I would normally have used a router. Also so handy for cutting out hob and sink.
This has saved me so much time on the job and I wish I'd brought one sooner. Don't forget guide rails though or you won't see the full benefits."
"Took the plunge (excuse the pun) and invested in this after getting bored of never being able to get decent straight cuts with the variety of circular saws I have, regardless of what guides and clamps I used. Basically, I haven't used either of my non-plunge circular saws since buying this six months ago. With the rail, it's incredibly accurate, fast and very easy to use, and cuts near flawless clean edges every time with it's fine toothed blade. Pretty much as good as the Festool equivalent and cheaper too."