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There's a EZ-smart sort of setup that's somewhat similar.

These are not table saws of course. They are panel saws,
panel routers.

You might want to consider the stiffness of the arbor
and so forth in using a circular saw. Does it rip straight
and square enough edges to run through an automatic

These sorts of rigs certainly solve some problems. I had
an early version of the "Panel King"... I think Festool put
them out of business on the Woodworking show circuit.
The Panel King was accurate but one had to be very
hygenic and methodical in doing the setups to get
the best cuts. It did inspire me to design and build
a panel saw better suited to my working methods though.

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Well, for site-built face frame cabinetry I could see
it being real useful. You still need a lot of room
for ripping down full sheets but I expect the
cut line would be straighter than what most
operators can get hand-feeding a table saw with
a T-square fence, even with support tables.
There I expect it beats a contractor saw.

Same thing for crosscutting pantry sides and
stuff like that. It looks like a good tool for that…
doing the stuff you'd want a radial arm saw to
do that many won't due to width limitations.

Setting up track saws for dead-square crosscuts
is not as easy as manufacturers want us to
believe. This tool probably handles that issue

I think it's worth considering for on-site workshops.

It is, after all, not dreadfully expensive for the pro
and compared to some of the Euro gimmickry
it may be a bargain.

I am not certain, can it straight-line crooked boards?

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It lacks a floating shoe for the saw to hold a zero
clearance plate. The copy states that a shallow
scoring cut may be taken prior to the through
cut but otherwise the cut quality on splintery
veneers would be like you get at the lumberyard
on the panel saw.

"Bridge" systems like track saw crosscut tables
press a zero-clearance strip against the upper
face to control tear-out.
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