Miter saw using a track saw.

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Project by madts posted 04-22-2017 02:55 PM 1429 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Remodeling our kitchen my better half decided on some base boards that are 5.25” (135mm.) tall. This is too tall for my very old Makita miter saw, and a pita to cut on the table saw when you start out with 16’ boards.

A new approach was needed. My new track saw was the solution. On some saw horses went a small sheet of plywood. Then a chute was made 5.25” wide was screwed to the plywood. The chute was the same thickness as the molding. The track was then screwed 90 degs. to the chute. Then a couple for test cuts to make sure all is square. A couple of marks on the chute to show the insertion of the molding under the track.

This has been very helpful for me so far.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#1 posted 04-22-2017 03:59 PM

Good way to get it done .

Just a thought how about cutting the material upside down and preventing tear out on the face side .


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 04-22-2017 04:01 PM

I am not getting any tearout the way the track is made.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#3 posted 04-22-2017 10:50 PM

Clever thinking, fine work, lucky wife.
These tracksaws are really a gem.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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