Exakt EC 320 , EC 18v
and DC270- Precision Saws
Tried and Tested by Fred-in-the-shed
Updated 1st April 2017
Latest News - I have lost
contact with this manufacturer
Looks like saws not
available but blades still are - see my links below
Exakt Inventor Neil Refson showing me the latest tools
The Exakt Precision saw was invented by my Scottish friend Neil
Refson and is a unique version of a circular saw that has
specialist applications and is safe to use.
I have known Neil and supported his work since meeting him
at the 2002 launch of his original saw.
The Exakt Precision saw has been designed to cut THIN
materials like wood, laminate, plastic and metal and is a very popular
tool amongst flooring contractors. It is also a great tools for
sign makers and anyone cutting thin sheets.
With the special G50 diamond edged blade it will even cut
tiles and ceramics. However I don't recommend using the smaller Exakt saws
for large tiling jobs. A wet wheel is much better and I would only use the
Exakt saw for a small number of precision cuts.
During it's evolution there have been various models available for professionals, and DIYers
I have sold and supported this excellent product since
The original PS 125 and PS 140, PS
150, and EC310 saws
are now discontinued,
Breaking News - New 18 v Cordless Model
There are now 3 models of
2 small saws with 50mm blades 12mm
cut (1 mains , 1 cordless)
1 large saw with a 27cm cut - DC270
small Exakt saws
big DC270 for cuts up to 26mm deep
THE MOST POPULAR EXAKT SAW
EC- 320 - New Ergonomics - Easier to use
- Better case & blades
Better Dust Extraction and Case
Comes with 3 blades ,including G50 for Ceramics (small
also included a pipe cutting attachment
Ideal for general use by DiYers and trades for laminate floors and
other sheet materials
Weight of tool 1.2kg
This saw evolved out of the
EC-310 GL green coloured
Exakt precision saw.
The depth AND length of cut can be set precisely
- hence the name Exakt Precision Saw
The saw MUST be connected to a vacuum for anything other
that minor cuts - otherwise the tool may overheat or the blade shield will
Saws that have been used without dust extraction will be
excluded from warranty claims.
Comes with 3 50mm diameter blades, HSS 60, 18TCT and G50
18TCT Exakt Saw Blade
THE LATEST VERSION EXAKT SAW
EC- 18v- Cordless freedom built in
The new 18v model has LI-ion battery and a built in dust bag.
It is like the EC320 but with the convenience of no cable and you don't
need to attach a hose to
a vacuum cleaner as it has its own bag. As it is battery powered it is
not suitable for large jobs.
I think this is an excellent tool to use in combination with bench type
circular saw to speed up the small fiddly cuts.
The EC- 18v uses the same 50mm diameter blades
as the EC320 model and gives a cut depth of 11-12mm
I use this saw regularly for fast safe easy
cutting of laminate floors and thin sheets of wood.
Buy Exakt Precision Saw & Blades Online
Use my links on this page for
from my recommended suppliers
Exakt Mini Handheld Circular Saw Replacement Blade 30HSS for EC - 310N
8 blades in an aluminium case and the triple value pack
Please buy your blades from these links to support this
site and to get the best quality blade.
Buy Individual Blades for
EC 320 and EC18v Exakt Precision Saw
Blades also fit the following discontinued
EC310 and PS-125.
These are the original blades supplied direct
from the manufacturer
All are 50mm diameter
If you want 55mm blades for the old PS140 and PS
150 models please mail me as I have some old stock left.
VERSION EXAKT SAW
Features of the DC 270
Variable depth of cut to 26mm
Safe, fully enclosed retractable blade
Connect to a vacuum cleaner for less mess
Comes with a TCT and Diamond Blade
Max depth of
This saw is quite heavy and industrial so I don't recommend it for
people with small or weak hands.
This wooded boxed set of 5 blades also includes a spare bolt and
Mini Circular Saws
Some similar saws without the safety guard
Firstly let me say that I have not tested any of
these saws, mainly because I would be too scared to use them.
I am a bit of a woosy boy when it comes to using circular saws after
seeing my dad take a slice out of his hand with one.
That's why I like the Exakt saws, they are a lot
safer, but arguably a little more difficult to use,
(until you lose your fingers)
The saws opposite all look good and if you are
very careful are probably worth getting.
If you do lose a finger then let please me know,
so I can say I told you so!
Cutting Guard & Edge Guide
As the Exakt precision saw is so accurate and
easy to keep in a straight line I can't see much use for the guard
Exakt Repairs under Warranty
Exakt saws come with a 12 month warranty and
if there is a problem with your saw it will be repaired or
Most problems occur when the saw is new and
are usually small factory induced errors.
The one exception to this and the most common
cause of failure of the saw in use is when it has been used
without dust extraction.
Using an Exakt saw without dust extraction
will void the warranty and will likely cause the saw to
overheat. This is more likely to happen when cutting tiles or
masonry as the diamond blade produces very fine dust.
Exakt repair technicians in Scotland can tell
if a saw has been used this way and will not repair the saw
They will dispose of it for you and provide
technical evidence of the damage if you require it.
Fitting a vacuum cleaner pipe to your saw does
make it more cumbersome to use and it is tempting to do without
it if you are in a hurry.
This is like driving a car with no engine oil,
it will run for while but you know it cant last!"
Exakt Repairs for saws
out of warranty
Exakt offer a superb fixed cost repair if you
send your saw to them.
They will repair or replace your saw for
£18.50 which includes sending it back to you! Here is a
typical letter from one of my happy readers who used this service
on a EC 310 saw
I've been meaning to drop you a quick note for a while, as I
sent my Exakt saw for repair to the address you gave me. What
an excellent service! I posted the saw on Saturday, and
received it back by the following Thursday. I paid a flat
charge of £18.50 and received what I think was a reconditioned
saw - complete with a new blade! Exakt paid the return postage
and I was highly delighted. Thanks for your help with this -
really appreciated - perhaps you can give them a plug on your
site for fast and excellent repair service.
Glynn , Halifax
Best DIY Tile Cutters
Although the Exakt Precision saw will cut tiles with its G50 diamond blade
it is not a tool I would recommend for a large tiling job. I think that
tiles are best cut wet and recommend a wet wheel cutter.
The plasplugs compact plus is a good model with a bath to collect the water
and mess. However, there will still be some upwards spray so accept that it is a
For fast work on straight cuts then a flat bed tile cutter
that scores and snaps
the tile is also handy and creates no mess. The Exakt saw is a specialist tool that will plunge
cut into already fixed tiles.
The Exakt PS-150 and the large DC-270 are the best of the
Exakt saws for tile cutting but must be used with a hose attached to a
vacuum to prevent clogging and overheating.
Below are my recommended conventional tile cutting tools
for serious DIYers,
(my master tiler Dave uses a Rubi saw costing £100's )
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Power Take off Vacuum Cleaners
This little vacuum cleaner can be used like any
other vacuum but also has a power take off socket so you can use
it as an extension for any powertools that make dust.
When you turn on the tool, the vacuum comes
on automatically, which saves you running 2 cables and saves you
time switching them both on and off.
This vacuum was designed for use with the
Exakt precision saw and uses paper bags and a Hepa filter. It
replaces a similar Exakt PV600 model that did not have Hepa
Whilst the Exakt saw must be
used with a vacuum for anything other than very small cuts you
don't need to have a special power take off vacuum
A British made Henry Vacuum
cleaner is suitable and fits the Exakt connector well.
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Thanks - Fred