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Makita guide rails?

by Kaleb the Swede
posted 01-25-2018 02:29 AM


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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 01-25-2018 02:20 PM

bump

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 01-25-2018 03:56 PM

No experience with your inquiry Kaleb.

How about making your own? I’d try that as there’s no offerings in Wen’s website unless I missed it.

Good luck now

http://www.wenproducts.com/store/27.5-Inch-Track-Saw-Track-Guide-Rail-2-Pack

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 01-25-2018 04:44 PM

I have used a Makita but I don’t know the shape of the Wen or if it will fit?

sorry, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 01-25-2018 05:11 PM

I’ve not seen one in person, but the Wen track saw looks like a dead ringer for the Grizzly and Sheppach one. I got the Sheppach-badged saw for a song from Amazon some years back. It’s a perfectly fine track saw. Not Festool quality, but it gets the job done.

If they’re the same model, the Grizzly and Shop Fox tracks will fit perfectly.

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#5 posted 01-25-2018 05:25 PM

Thanks guys.

I just wanted to look for an long rail as opposed to a two shorter ones. There always seems to be some variance when joining two. That’s why the reason for the post about specifically that one.

Thanks again

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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08G8V8

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#6 posted 01-07-2019 12:17 AM

Bumping this thread…...first post here. Just bought the Wen track saw, as I am a total novice woodworker, so the price point fits my needs but there is one additional feature I would really love to have the ability to attach one of these for cross cuts ensuring square.

https://tsoproducts.com/tso-products-guide-rail-squares/grs-16-guide-rail-square/

The Wen/Grizzly/Shopfox tracks all have both splice/accessory grooves on the underside vs 1 on each the upper and lower sides of the track.

Seems like the Makita/Festool/Triton tracks should/could work with the Wen, and have the ability to use the TSO rail square.

If nobody has tried this, can those with Makita/Festool/Triton trackstaw a few measurements for me?
The width of the guide the saw bed rides on, and the dimension from the cutting side of this guide to the edge of the track(not the rubber cut edge)?

THANKS!

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08G8V8

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#7 posted 01-07-2019 03:02 PM

Just to follow up:

I watched The Wood Whisperer review on YouTube of the Grizzly tracksaw and he confirmed it could work, but would most likely need a wider rub strip. The saw will ride on the guide track, but the location of the edge of the track and rub strip relative to the guide track would locate the blade beyond the rub strip.

I guess I will abandon this desire.

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#8 posted 01-07-2019 10:03 PM

Makita and Festool are supposed to be interchangeable. I have a Makita btw. I also bought a long rail because I read mating two makita tracks was a challenge. Seems you need to get two tracks that will work together. I guess they have multiple extrusion dies that are not identical or their quality control is not that great.

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Steve

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#9 posted 01-08-2019 05:33 PM

as far as i know, currently the wen, grizzly, sheppach, etc only have 55” rails available. i too would like a longer single piece rail eventually.

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