Track/Plunge/Circular saw buying woes. in Tools and Fabrication Posted 5 hours ago 55 minutes ago, Peaklander said: Isn’t the idea with a plunge saw that the guide / track doesn’t need to be clamped? Somehow the saw action pushes it down onto the workpiece and it’s stickiness holds it there. I watched a joiner cut a worktop and I’m sure that was the advantage. If so, I’d swap my corded circular saw any day! Yeah, a track saw doesn’t need a clamp to hold it in place. I’m still amazed at how it can grip even the most dusty surface. Plonk the track on the board, line up the marks, shove the saw on and off you go. I reckon when I did my workbench build it saved me a couple of sheets of ply. Being able to have such a neat straight cut to start from quickly meant I made less mistakes or losses when starting from what would have been a dodgy edge.