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Posted on Track Saw vs Table Saw

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#1 posted 02-23-2021 06:34 PM

They both have their pros and cons. If you only had one you will wish you also have the other. With accessories, each one is gets better at doing what it doesn’t do well by itself.

I have a Ridgid portable jobsite table saw and a Makita track saw. I got the tracksaw for free, but have spent a decent amount on longer and shorter tracks, TSO right angle guide (a worthwhile investment), hoses, dust bag and champs. If I could go back spend differently, I would spend it on a nice cabinet saw and circular saw and a diy guide rail for the circular saw. But that’s me and my money.

I use my track saw more because my table saw isn’t able to do what I would like it to do. The cost of a track saw, rails and accessories for cutting perpendicular and parallel is in the same neighborhood as a nice table saw (depending on your opinion of nice).

In either case a space to use either is just as beneficial and important. The one plus side to a track saw is portability.

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