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Posted on Best bang for the buck track saw 2021?

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#1 posted 02-03-2021 11:35 PM

I reckon it depends on how much precision you need. Some saws/track combos can arguably rip glue joints while others have undependably straight tracks and may have less precise manufacturing that affects the quality of cut. It’s the same question as whether a higher end circular saw cuts the same as a Black and Decker… and the answer would be it depends on closely you look.

I’ve had 3 track saws and 3 brands of track. I like the Festool HK because I like not having to plunge on a straight cut. It does plunge but it also locks down which most plungers do not. The dust collection isn’t as good as the other Festool saws and it lacks the right side chip out control feature. Resale value on Festools is excellent while most brands will have you taking a serious hit if you decide to upgrade or get out of woodworking.


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