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08-17-2018 12:59 AM

Track Saw on Amazon. $135.11

How could you go wrong at that prices with 4.5 star ratings, especially if you’re on a watered down beer budget and want a track saw.

https://www.amazon.com/WEN-36055-9-Amp-Plunge-Circular/dp/B079FH6ZG9/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1534467024&sr=8-8&keywords=makita+track+saw

-- Bruce Free Plans https://traditionalwoodworking.org


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#1 posted 08-17-2018 01:14 AM

I have been pleased with WEN products.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#2 posted 08-17-2018 01:17 AM


I have been pleased with WEN products.

- Desert_Woodworker

I may just order one for a free give away on my new upgraded plans site when I get finished building it.

-- Bruce Free Plans https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#3 posted 08-17-2018 01:27 AM

Any feedback on dust collection? I just read through the Amazon comments and I’m tempted to get one for cutting glued panels, the only reason to stay from my circular saw with straightedge is dust collection though

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#4 posted 08-17-2018 01:30 AM


Any feedback on dust collection? I just read through the Amazon comments and I m tempted to get one for cutting glued panels, the only reason to stay from my circular saw with straightedge is dust collection though

- GrantA

I’d say it would probably be ok. I use a 1 hp collector on my Makita track saw and have very little dust.

Youtube Reviews on the saw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvGoSlfagf4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx9C1tInQKM

-- Bruce Free Plans https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#5 posted 08-17-2018 02:08 AM

Like most track saws you have to purchase an additional track to be able to cut 8ft.

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#6 posted 08-17-2018 02:22 AM

Any feedback on dust collection? I just read through the Amazon comments and I m tempted to get one for cutting glued panels, the only reason to stay from my circular saw with straightedge is dust collection though

- GrantA

I d say it would probably be ok. I use a 1 hp collector on my Makita track saw and have very little dust.

Youtube Reviews on the saw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvGoSlfagf4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx9C1tInQKM

- bruc101


An excellent way of shopping for a product, but one must continue their research. Yet, you are the one that got us here.
Best to all-

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#7 posted 08-17-2018 02:29 AM



Like most track saws you have to purchase an additional track to be able to cut 8ft.

- a1Jim

Glad to hear from you. What are your thoughts on this WEN? I use a panel saw but when it comes to downsizing as I age- I can see my self with a track saw and smaller bench. Festool, Makita, WEN and maybe Harbor Freight…

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#8 posted 08-17-2018 02:41 AM

33 5-star
29 4-star
5 3-star
14 2-star
19 1-star reviews

That is not impressive. It is 3.5 stars, not 4.5. Read a few of the 1-star reviews, again, not impressive.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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#9 posted 08-17-2018 03:08 AM


33 5-star
29 4-star
5 3-star
14 2-star
19 1-star reviews

That is not impressive. It is 3.5 stars, not 4.5. Read a few of the 1-star reviews, again, not impressive.

- BroncoBrian

I going to order two of the saws. One to be a free give away on my new upgraded plans site I’m building, and the second one for a woodworker I know that can’t afford a track saw. I bet he’ll love it. And. my machine shows it to have a 4,5 star rating, but I didn’t do the math on it like you seem to have done.

-- Bruce Free Plans https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#10 posted 08-17-2018 12:17 PM

Reading through the reviews most bad ones are because of the track, mostly trying to connect two short sections to make a long one. That’s a simple fix though just order a longer track. I only saw two that were complaining about the saw – one said the base plate was bent, surely the saw was replaced and the other said the motor shorted out from the same guy who couldn’t get the track together straight so I’m guessing he got it in a bind
If any of you try it with dust collection post back here with thoughts please. I’ve got a cool worm drive waiting on some rehab now so I’ll hold off on bringing in another saw.

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#11 posted 08-17-2018 01:30 PM

This came up in the deals thread a few weeks back. The wen is a clone of the grizzly and sheppach ones.

Jonah did a review on his sheppach. http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/product/3523

I picked one up, but haven’t used it yet. I’m waiting on the extra tracks to come down in price so i can pick up another 55” one.

It’s definitely not going to be a festool, but at 1/4 of the price I’d say it’s a decent alternative for the hobbist.

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#12 posted 08-17-2018 02:18 PM


I going to order two of the saws. One to be a free give away on my new upgraded plans site I m building, and the second one for a woodworker I know that can t afford a track saw. I bet he ll love it. And. my machine shows it to have a 4,5 star rating, but I didn t do the math on it like you seem to have done.

- bruc101


How do you enter for a free one Bruce ? :<))))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#13 posted 08-17-2018 03:11 PM



This came up in the deals thread a few weeks back. The wen is a clone of the grizzly and sheppach ones.

Jonah did a review on his sheppach. http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/product/3523

I picked one up, but haven t used it yet. I m waiting on the extra tracks to come down in price so i can pick up another 55” one.

It s definitely not going to be a festool, but at 1/4 of the price I d say it s a decent alternative for the hobbist.

- Steve

They look identical except for the colors and name. I wonder how hard it would be to make a one piece long track from some aluminum or thin hard board.

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#14 posted 08-17-2018 03:35 PM


I going to order two of the saws. One to be a free give away on my new upgraded plans site I m building, and the second one for a woodworker I know that can t afford a track saw. I bet he ll love it. And. my machine shows it to have a 4,5 star rating, but I didn t do the math on it like you seem to have done.

- bruc101

How do you enter for a free one Bruce ? :<))))))

- GR8HUNTER

I’m going to give away several things including one of those saws. In our warehouse, we always have what we call shorts that could be anywhere from 12 inches long to 3 feet long that we really can’t use in the millwork shop because of the lengths.

I noticed we had a good bit of Cherry, Maple, Curley Maple, Walnut, Sapele, Riff sawn Oak and Popular in there. I told my daughters what I wanted to do with it and they said they would tag it and put in on a pallet for me.

Haven’t decided how to give any of it away just yet. Most likely, I’ll put up a set of plans to be built by woodworkers for some of the items. I also have woodworkers all over the world that use my free plans and I want them in on it also. Maybe have something special just for them that I can purchase in their country.

The site has been a lot of fun for me hearing and talking to woodworkers. The site there now is actually getting old, time consuming to update and needs a complete overhaul. I started building a new site months ago and haven’t had the time to get back to it. It’s probably 60% completed and will have a lot more plans on it, especially for beginners. The Beginner plans are the ones downloaded the most and asked for.

The website will change when I upload the new site and have it’s own domain name. I’ll also make the change on my signature here on LJ and to my mailing list. When I open the new site all the give away details will be on the home page.

Thanks for asking.

-- Bruce Free Plans https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#15 posted 08-17-2018 03:43 PM

THANKS BRUCE :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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