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Excellent Tool for Aligning Track Saw Track Sections

Excellent Tool for Aligning Track Saw Track Sections

07-31-2021 01:42 AM by Rich | 9 comments »

For anyone who’s not aware, the ends of Festool tracks are not guaranteed to be square. You do not connect sections of track by butting them together because it won’t ensure the track will be straight across the connections. By leaving a small space between the two sections of track being joined, you can use various methods to align the track and ensure an overall straight track. Festool recommends using the track saw itself to align the sections. In my view this is the leas...

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Woodpeck Parallel Guide System

Woodpeck Parallel Guide System

07-28-2021 05:42 AM by Rich | 16 comments »

When I decided to get a track saw, I began to review parallel guides. I looked at the Woodpeck, the TSO and the Festool options. Ultimately, I chose Woodpeck. Here is the system. If you want to see it neatly packaged in the Systainer, look at the Woodpeck site. The key to its accuracy is the position of the first arm—or rail—in the connector, and is not something you want to have to do every time you use the guide. In fact, that first step of getting it calibrated is the most critical...

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Customer Service is not dead!!!

Customer Service is not dead!!!

03-04-2020 01:42 AM by TommyMick | 9 comments »

So, about six months ago I bought the Makita Track Saw (corded version- not that it matters) and love it. Can’t say enough about owning a track saw and how it has improved my work flow. With all my love toward my new track saw I have found it to be time consuming and ,at times, aggravating trying to get the track to square up on sheet goods. So much so that I’ve quit trying to get perfect cuts and have been over cutting by up to a quarter inch at times and then trimming to final w...

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My Makita Track Saw, Honest Review

My Makita Track Saw, Honest Review

08-15-2018 04:45 PM by bruc101 | 14 comments »

I wish I could have bought it 50 years ago.

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Performance beyond it's price

Performance beyond it's price

04-23-2018 04:51 AM by Mike_D_S | 4 comments »

So I’ve had this saw a few months now and had time to make a number of different cuts with it. I picked this up at Home Depot pretty much paid $150 net for it as I had a few other items and used the $20 off $200 Pro coupon. I’ve cut a pretty good bit of ply, some hardwood and a bunch of 2x and cedar pickets when I replaced some of my fence. Overall, I’ve been impressed with the saw and the quality. Though I will say that the last circular saw I bought was a Skil saw ba...

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Makita Cordless Track Saw

Makita Cordless Track Saw

12-04-2017 03:26 AM by Bobmedic | 9 comments »

I recently bought this saw during a promotion. Kit comes with saw, 4-5ah batteries, dual port charger, 55” guide rail, 2 sustainer cases. First cut with this saw was a straight line rip in 8/4 hard maple. The saw made the cut with zero difficulty and left an edge that looked like it had been hand planed. It was a perfect glue line rip. The next cut was a crosscut in the same material. It left the end grain so smooth that it didn’t require any sanding. I put the saw to further tests in 1/4” ch...

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Good alternative to the Festool TS55 REQ

Good alternative to the Festool TS55 REQ

02-09-2016 01:36 PM by TechTeacher04 | 5 comments »

I was asked if I would be interested in building sets for my districts Senior High Musical. The build required breaking down numerous sheets of 1/2 and 1/4” ply. Working alone with a small job saw would be extremely dangerous when cutting the 1/4” luan that is used to skin most of the pieces. A track saw became the safest option for breaking down the sheets accurately and quickly. I had narrowed my search to the Dewalt DWS520K, Festool 55 REQ and Makita SP6000K. The compatibility ...

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more than I will ever need

more than I will ever need

01-26-2016 10:31 AM by kenthemadcarpenter | 6 comments »

I had gotten this as a christmas gift about four years ago. This is more than I will ever need in a circular saw. It has several features that I really l like, Tool free bevel adjustment is quick and easy to use. Tilt lock Handle adjustment is a nice addition. She is a beast when it comes to power, she cuts through materials like butter.

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A worth while track saw consideration

A worth while track saw consideration

11-30-2015 06:32 AM by Holbs | 10 comments »

There are track saws, and there are track saws. For a $200 estimated price tag, this Grizzly T10687 does it’s job wonderfully. This is similar to Sheppach and other European clones of this economical track saw type, but is Grizzly :) It has a riving knife, it plunges, 9 amp motor, dust port, has a 100% functional depth knob, no wobble in the track. All knobs are plastic, but that hard plastic, not the flimsy type. I can easily plunge it with one hand reaching across 4’ plywoo...

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Triton TTS1400 Track saw

Triton TTS1400 Track saw

08-12-2015 07:27 PM by Nicky | 4 comments »

Just to put this review into perspective I’d like to say that I’ve used it to break down 5 sheets of plywood and trim two door. This is not a comprehensive review just some thoughts to share. My 32 year old skillsaw has finally given up. It spent many years cutting through 2x lumber and plywood/osb. For the past 5 years I was just using to break down plywood to more manageable pieces. I’ve really looked hard at the Festool but I have a difficult time justifying the cost. I’m a hobbyist. ...

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