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Posted on Best bang for the buck track saw 2021?

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#1 posted 02-04-2021 07:45 AM

I picked up the Makita cordless a couple years back and have been very pleased with it. I was looking for a quality tool but am still unwilling to dive into Festool. At he time I bought there were the low end like Wen’s previous models, the Dewalt or Makita, or Festool. Bosch had not come out with there’s in the American market. I looked at the Triton but felt it was over priced for what it is. The current Wen saw is probably on par with the Triton but at less cost. I looked seriously at the Dewalt which seems to be a good saw. What tipped the scales for me was the compatibility of the Makita with available accessories. As most accessories are built for the Festool, they generally work with the Makita as well.

I currently have 2 – 55” tracks and one 39”. They have handled everything I have neede so far. It would be nice to have the 118” track but I have gotten by with joining the 2-55” tracks for now. Recently I even added on the 39” track for straight edging some 10’ 8/4 oak. I keep the 39” track hanging conveniently in the shop for quick cuts and have now found it to be indispensable.

By the way, I have found the Triton track connector kit to be a bargain over the Makita connectors. The screws in the Triton kit are kind of soft so I replaced them with some from the local hardware store. Even adding the minimal extra cost for the hardware, they are half the price of the Makita. Especially if you get them when rockler has the Triton products on sale.

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