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Location: Newark, DE
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Recently retired, have been woodworking for a number of years. Have built a full set of kitchen cabinets, along with many vanities and built-ins and a few pieces of furniture: dressers, desks, end tables. My greatest talent is persistence - slowwww and steady is how I find myself working.

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started topic Do I need two tracks for my track saw? 11-21-2017 07:02 PM
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#1 posted 11-21-2017 03:25 PM

After years of dithering, I’m planning to buy a Makita track saw. I borrowed a friend’s Festool a couple years ago to build my kitchen cabinets, and it was great, but I can’t justify their price. The Makita saw and 55” track is $409 at HD, and I have a 10% off coupon, so I’m OK with the price. What I’m not OK with is buying another 55” track and connectors for a total of $123, when I keep reading reviews about the poor quality of the extrusions, the two tracks don’t fit together well, etc. I’ll use it mostly for building cabinetry.

So, my question: when I need to rip an 8’ sheet of plywood, I’ll mark a straight line. Can I cut the first 4’, and then move the 55” track to cut the second 4’, making sure by plunging the blade with the power off that I’m still lined up?

Does anyone use this technique successfully?

-- Tim

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