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Makita rail / track adaptor
with zero clearance.

This idea can be used for any table saw, if you want to put it on all types of rails.

I'm completely aware I made another rail adaptor, but I was not really happy with it… I wanted it to be zero clearance, to avoid tear out, so it would function as well as the 220V Festool saw and I also wanted it to be more durable, so one more try MaFe.

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This post is from the blog: https://www.lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/131924

Pictures:
1. The adaptor on the saw.
2. Materials.
3. Making the slide function.
4. Zero clearance making.
5. The adaptor.
6. Lt's get to it.

Hope it can be to some inspiration, or some straight zero clearance cuts.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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good idea for those that dont want to spend several hundred dollars on a track saw setup.take what youve got and make your own.lots of great stuff comin out of the shop lately my friend,love to see it.
 

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Sweet set up Mafe. Sure beats trying to keep up with Festools accessories. Back in the day I needed to make tiny kerfs for a project with a 3 1/2'' B&D circular saw. It's long gone now but this would of worked out perfectly. I'll use this on my Makita too.
 

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Sweet job on the engineering, Mads!
 

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A nice addition to the capabilities of the track saw. Well done.
 

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Very good adjustment! Very clever and practical!!
 

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That is slick, Mads. I have often thought of doing that and now I see how I can do it.

Cheers, Jim
 

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Hi LJ's,
pottz, yes it can be used with any sav or router and you will be able to just use a long level or what ever straight rail you have, when building one. Thank you my friend, yes I've been on a wave of projects lately, smiles.
doubleDD, ohhh yes Festool can suck the green out of your pockets fast. It was one of the reasons I started investing in the 18V Makita, I think they are great value, same batteries for all tools is a good deal and you can get a good deal often. Thanks.
lew, it was great fun making, time flew away and I were enjoying every moment. That is what it's all about for me. Smiles thank you.
swirt, thank you, yes another option and I think it will be a really good friend on field work.
Ivan, this one will come in handy, I have already used it a couple of times. Thank you.
Jim Jakosh, big smile, slick we like. You could also make it for routes or other tools, as long as they are need for a long straight line cut. The track can be any straight object even e long level or straight edge, if the runner is adapted.
Best of my thoughts to all of you,
Mads
 
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