Bought this saw to carry out major renovation which included installing underfloor heating in the lower floor of a large farmhouse. My plan was to cut all the tongues out of the floorboards to make the easier to lift but also so that they did get completely broken/damaged as they has to go back down for a couple of weeks before the new flooring went in. This saw worked like a dream cutting not just the tongues but across the floorboards over the entire lower floor as well. It never once stopped, jammed, overheated or failed in any other way. It even cut through all of the nails that i managed not too avoid. The one piece of advice i would give in order to get the perfect performance out of this tool is to let the saw work at it’s own pace – do not force it or push too hard and it will just keep cutting and cutting. Since stating the project i have not used my hand saw once because this is my go to tool for sawing anything under 2 inches. Really couldn’t recommend this tool any more than i have if you could give it 10 stars that’s what it would have been given – brilliant, brilliant little tool.
I own the first incarnation of this tool which fits a 78mm blade, i use it for rebating and grooving and cutting sheet material. It is limited by it’s depth of cut of 28mm ish i love it despite its limitations. So i bought it’s big brother mainly to cut deeper for example. But i also bought the tougher blade for its 1. This has allowed me to cut perfect channels for weather stripping and refurbishing 20 sash windows (2. 0mm is recommended but i knew from previous attempts 1. ) if you have ever fiddled about with a router trying to do this job you will know it can be a nightmare on site with limited workspace.
Looked at these a couple of times now and couldn’t decide, but as i now have some fence boards to cut plus a section of decking to cut out and replace i decided to try one. I have to say that i am very impressed with how it cut the fence boards, no binding or jumping just straight through three boards at a time, or one at a time every time. The only thing missing for me is the lack of a side handle, otherwise a cost effective saw for small works.
Mine arrived today and what a game changer it is, as a carpenter it’s about “getting the job done with the right tool not the most expensive tool”and this saw is amazing. If you ain’t ordered yours yet what are you waiting for. I fitted out 3 bedrooms today with engendered wood flooring and it cut like butter through every board. My mitre saw didn’t even make it out the van today all i needed was this. It then ploughed it’s way through 3 moulded doors all in seconds. So my plunge saw wasn’t needed either due to the larger cut capacity, it’s great for all applications. So when i got home i tried cutting a solid kitchen worktop. It just cut straight through, straight and true which i was surprised due to the blades being so thin. This will now be in the tool bag for every use. Everyone use’s tools differently, but use it right and it will perform and this is amazing no need for a gym work out with heavy circular saws this saw is balanced perfectly and you’ll want to use it for every pro or diy job.
- Game changer!!! every Carpenter should have one
- Good feel to the tool and good value.
- A very handy time-saver that excells at the jobs all your other power saws can’t quite manage
WORX WX426 WORXSAW 85mm 400W Plunge Cut Compact Circular Saw
- Perfect for plunge cuts and other applications around the house
- Cuts wood, metal, tiles, plasterboard and plastics with ease
- Quick cutting depth adjustment for easy setting depth
- Laser guide for maximum cutting precision
- Dust extraction facility with build-in dust port
Just tried to cut a work top with it and it did not go all the way through. Forgot it only cuts to 27mm and worktop is 38mm. Lucky i had my big circular saw with me as well. Still, it was easy to use and cut through the worktop easily. Slightly heavier than i thought and the depth adjustment doesn’t work as i expected (thought it would start off flush and then allow you to push it down to the required depth however, the base plate is fixed in place, not sprung, and you have to start the saw at an angle and then let it cut down to the required depth. Not a major problem but i think the more expensive version works slightly better?.
I must say, this is just what i hoped it would be – a sensibly shaped saw (like an angle grinder, but longer – though its larger, its easier to hold, with both hands, so its great), the blade is nice and small. So its perfect for just cutting bits of thin wood up, without too much fuss. It only cuts 27mm deep, but for most small jobs, thats fine. For instance, if you are boxing in piperowrk (im fitting a bathroom), its great for cutting all the ends off (and you can fit a vacuum).
Good, but does have a wicked and nasty kick back if you are not careful. They do warn about this, but how many of us read instructions?caused a scratch on the kitchen work-surface i was working on, but only just visible. Insert in middle of a run and then cut both wayslaser light is brilliant and not many have this.
Great tool for cutting floorboards and also chasing walls for cabling. Paired with a henry hoover its fairly dust free too although needed to tape the henry adaptor to the end of the output from the saw. However cannot give 5 stars for a various reasons. – first one i purchased had a faulty laser light so had to be replaced- depth adjustment has a tendency to work loose, so i’ve sometimes cut grooves in joists when cutting floorboards (luckily it missed all the pipes and electric cables)- plunge cutting cannot be used at the same time as setting a depth.
For years i’ve used a jigsaw to cut close to the line and finished with a block plane. My mitres on 7 inch skirtings always had a bit of filler. Then i tried a circular saw but they are just too unwieldy for small pieces of timber and delicate work. The choice was a sliding mitre saw, a chop saw or a mini circular saw. I chose this worxs and i wish i’d bought one years ago as they are so good. I’ve just finished using it to cut and rip 25mm, damp decking boards. The saw was accurate and fast. I found an aluminium roofing square ideal as a straight edge for cross cuts and clamped lengths of timber to act as guide for long rip cuts. The laser makes this easy to line up along a long edge, some of the wood being ripped off was only 50mm wide. The worx wx427xl can do mitred cuts, has good depth of cut and a motor powerful enough to slice through softwood to maximum depth, rip floorboards and fibreboard and get through hardwood without a problem.
No idea what some of the 1* reviews were doing re: depth of cut and jamming?. Perhaps the wrong blade, perhaps pushing the saw rather than letting the blade cut (a fundamental basic rule same as using a handsaw). . I have cut 32mm decking, 40mm studding and 22mm board with no issues?.Yet to try it on metal and ceramics. The saw is a great addition to either the pro or experienced diy’ers tool kit. Just updating as have now experienced jamming. . There seems to be two causes. If the timber is damp the exhaust blocks and packs around the blade.
This turned out to be the a handy little tool for quick cutting, i have a fixed circular saw and a large heavy circular saw and a jigsaw, but ended up using this a lot for quick cutting, mostly because it’s easy and quick to grab and use. Pros: compact – one handed operation, supplied with cutting guide to cut parallel to an edge. Cons: it wouldn’t cut in a straight line at first. I replaced the saw blade and that fixed it, i suspect the one provided was a bit warped. Not very powerful, so had to go slow through hardwood, but didn’t find anything it wouldn’t cut. Finally: mine died after just over a year and about 3 blades. It would stop with the motor still running. Eventually the motor would run but the disk didn’t spin. I took it apart and the metal teeth on the ring gear had worn down so they no longer engaged in the pinion.
Excellent, useful little saw. I wanted this to use for smaller jobs where my existing full-size circular saw was overkill, but didn’t want to use a hand saw, needed a straighter cut than i can manage with my jigsaw, or wanted (careful) plunge abilities. I thought the 27mm depth of cut may be a bit limiting, but the primary jobs i was using it for were 18mm mdf, 2×1 batons, plasterboard and floorboards, all of which it handles with aplomb. Small and easy to use one-handed while supporting the work piece with the other hand, if needed. I may well purchase its bigger brother in time if the depth of cut of this model begins to be too limiting, but i’d definitely recommend this one – i’ve been finding myself reaching for it for cuts where i wouldn’t usually bother pulling out a power tool for just because it’s so easy.
Bought initially for cutting mdf and chipboard sheets to avoid hand cutting. The first cut made in 9mm mdf showed up the need to set the depth of cut appropriately. It was also not easy to follow a pencil line as there was a tendency to drift to one side. Using a clamped on batten, some inch or so from the desired cut line, the saw performed well with a smooth and accurate cut resulting. Power is adequate for mdf and chipboard up to 12mm but it struggles with thicker boards. Once the feel of the tool has been got used to it is comfortable to use. Quality of build and ease of adjustment is good as is value for money.
A very good saw which is light, quiet and accurate. So far in use i can see only one major drawback, which resulted in me knocking down the rating by one star. Drawback – the safety button on the side is in a very awkward position if you have small hands like me, trying to push both the safety button and the start trigger at the same time means you have to contort your hand and you end up not having a good grip on the unit.
I looked hard and long before buying this machine and have been very happy with it. I gave it 4 stars because there is a slight issue with fixing the guide bar. As you turn the screw to tighten it it tends to sqew so making it difficult to make a straight cut. However, once you are aware of this it is possible to tighten it so that this is not so much of a problem. However, it is an issue that could be addressed by the manufacturer hence the 4 stars. Otherwise it is a great little machine, light enough to hold comfortably with one hand and superb at cutting the materials i need to cut: mostly 1cm mdf and light plywood. I don’t know how it would fare with thicker woods but since my intention was to use it for lighter materials then no problem.
I have longed for one of these saws for some time, and having got one so wished i had done so earlier. It cuts superbly with a good finish, but you must let the saw do the work, not force it through. Using a fence to butt the saw against for a longer cut is well worth while, but there is a problem in that the saw depth lock can hit any clamp holding a straight edge. Answer is low profile clamps or make a wider straight edge. (hence 4 stars, but i am being a bit mean)cutting battons is easy too, using a set square as a fence, one can cut with one hand on the saw. A floorboard section is easy to remove by setting the depth and plunging the saw to start the cut. I have used the blade that came with the saw, 24 teeth and tct, thought it may be a bit coarse but so far ok, i will get a finer blade though. All in all, an excellent saw, just get one.
I wanted a small powered saw for doing diy and hobby items such as making planters etc, and felt like a full size circular saw was a bit too much for the job. I’m glad i found this as it is really manageable and feels alot safer than a full size saw. Its easy to handle and i find it very precise with its cuts. There is a depth adjustment on there too which helps if you don’t want to cut as deep. I actually used the adjustment to make it just enough to cut through plasterboard when i was taking out a large section of it and it worked very well indeed. It’s a very good item and i am sure you will like it.
Excellent big brother version on original worx circular sawbigger capacity and angled cuts.
Worx wx426 worxsaw 85mm 400w plunge cut compact circular sawi had been looking around for a portable circular saw that was not too big, i needed this for a mixture of things, i looked at many reviews and, in the end, decided to take a plunge for this one wx426. I liked the idea that it is quite small but quite powerful with a laser guide too. So far, i have not been let down with this saw, i have certainly put it through its peace, with having to pull up the living room floor due to the central heatingit was very easy to use and glided through the floorboards with no issues at all. Features:• plunge cut• laser guide for maximum cutting precision• maximum cut depth of 27mm• versatile: cuts wood, metal, tiles, plasterboard and plastics with ease• quick cutting depth adjustment for easy setting depth• dust extraction facility with built-in dust portplunge cutthe wx426 has been designed with a retractable base allowing you to plunge cut. Plunge cuts are ideal for creating vents, putting in electric sockets, light switches and cutting out sections of flooring. Laser guidethe wx426 has been designed with a built-in laser guide. Allowing you to follow a laser beam to enable accurate, straight cuts. Versatilethe wx426 comes complete with three blades. Allowing you to cut through a variety of materials including wood, plastics, metal and tiles. The only criticism that i have is that the laser guide looks and feels very cheap (not sure if this will last the life of the saw).
I have various diy tools that don’t get much use but always on hand and this tool has seen some serious use since i bought it. From trimming mdf shelves to a ton of decking in my/son’s garden, along with fence panels and posts. As far as i’m concerned it’s paid for itself several times over just in terms of speed. Very easy to use and i have found the cutting guide rail (included) to be very useful indeed. I’m lucky in that i can easily use it one handed but appreciate that someone with small hands may experience problems, as the handle is quite thick since it houses the motor. The included blade is brilliant, having said that, i have only used it for cutting wood of various thickness. Another caveat is the cutting depth which is about 26mm – all the decking i cut was 28mm thick, however the cut was deep and precise enough to simply snap the ends off. For some fence posts i simply rotated them and cut from the other side – easy. My son and friend were well impressed with the worx, sadly for the makers they won’y be purchasing one as they’ll be borrowing mine.
If you need to cut through floorboards (especially down the middle of joists) or floorboard tongues then this is a great tool. Much cheaper than the alternative plunge saw and does a perfectly good job for boards. The included wood blade will go through nails but take it slow and always let the saw stop spinning before removing it from the material. Tricky to get a perfectly straight line on a new board though and impossible to use to shave off small amounts (less than about 5mm).
Well made and works well, changing the blades a little takes to practice the alien key hits the sole plate, my real moan is the sliding guide it was bent and the first time i used it the plastic holding section broke, i will have to make one that’s fit for purpose. Still good value @ £70 if you do not need a good guide. I also found it impossible to register the extended warranty online,3 years sounded good at the time.