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01-29-2021 02:20 PM

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This set is in like new, perfect condition. I have the DeWalt track saw with case, 59” track, 102” track, and the clamps. Local purchase only in the Dallas, TX area. This can NOT be shipped because of the length of track makes it cost prohibitive. I purchased this kit new and it has seen very little use. If you have never used a track saw, there is nothing like it. This system makes perfectly straight, splinter-free cuts. $694 + tax new, asking $425.00. If you want it shipped and don’t need the tracks, I may be willing to split it. Or if you are local and just need the tracks, that could work as well.

-- NorthWoodsMan


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#1 posted 01-29-2021 05:16 PM

Good luck with sale, but i am too far away. Can I ask why you are selling? Can PM

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#2 posted 01-29-2021 09:18 PM

SMP – Last summer I purchased a Festool Multi Function Table that included a short Festool track. When using the MFT and a track saw you get the accuracy and capacity of the old radial arm saw with 90%+ dust collection. The DeWalt saw works perfectly with a Festool track but to go back and forth from a DeWalt track to a Festool track you have to tighten up the guides on the saw by about 1/32 inch. I recently ended up buying two more Festool tracks so I could use their router base so now I have two DeWalt tracks that are going to be hanging around. I would be willing to just sell the tracks if someone was interested then I would keep the saw and use it in the Festool tracks. I was going to sell the DeWalt as a complete kit to get someone into a great track saw at a nice discount and just buy the bare Festool saw. Either way I’ll be spending about the same amount of money on my end. To clarify the DeWalt saw fits a Festool track, but a Festool saw won’t fit a DeWalt track. It’s not the track, it’s the saw. Another advantage of the DeWalt kit is that the saw fits in one groove in the center of the track so a DeWalt track actually has two cutting edges and is reversible where no other track system is. If you have a mishap and ruin one edge you still have a good one.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#3 posted 01-29-2021 09:36 PM

Ah i see thanks. Have been considering buying a dewalt or makita track saw. Festool is out of my budget, so was curious, thanks and good luck!

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#4 posted 01-29-2021 09:47 PM

thats a great deal on a great saw,ive got that exact setup and love it.also you forgot too mention dewalt makes an attachment so you can use the track with a router for doing dados.i use my porter cable router as much as i do the saw.i cant say anything about the makita but ill recommend the dewalt any day.good luck NW.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 01-29-2021 10:17 PM

I have owned 4 of the Dewalt track saws, and people coming through the shop keep buying them off me. The set I have now is the same as being sold, and I have used the Festool, and don’t see any difference except price. Cut quality is the same. For how I have used mine I love it.

Now what northwoodsman is saying is also 100% valid. The MFT is made for the Festool equipment, though you can make an MFT like table for a DeWalt, I think the biggest difference is dust collection. When I was using them for work, I always had to cut outside because dust collection with the DeWalt is pretty much lousy, not as good as the Festool anyhow.

A question for northwoodsman? Is this the mostly yellow and black, older model? Or the newer silver sided one?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#6 posted 01-29-2021 10:41 PM

I didn’t even think about posting pictures. That may help, sorry! The entire blade cover is silver. I’ll post photo’s tomorrow. I think that I have had it for three years. The first two years it came out of the case once each year for about 30 minutes each times (a few cuts). I didn’t realize how valuable it is until I had a stroke and can no longer lift sheet goods onto my table saw. A circular saw is great for construction, but a track saw is made for cabinetry and woodworking when you need a precise, crisp, clean, splinter free cut. I cannot emphasize enough what a track saw, an MFT style table (all you need is a piece of MDF with precisely spaced holes) and a set of of dogs can provide as far as accuracy. Perfect 90° cuts every time without even thinking about it. I have been woodworking for 45 years and this took me to the next level overnight. TRSN – to address the dust collection… there is a cutout in the blade guard for whatever reason. I guess to see if there is a blade in the saw? Who knows. I put a piece of tape over that hole and it drastically increased the dust collection which was already really really good. If I remember I’m going to print an insert on my 3D printer tomorrow to replace the piece of tape.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#7 posted 01-30-2021 12:09 AM



I have owned 4 of the Dewalt track saws, and people coming through the shop keep buying them off me. The set I have now is the same as being sold, and I have used the Festool, and don t see any difference except price. Cut quality is the same. For how I have used mine I love it.

Now what northwoodsman is saying is also 100% valid. The MFT is made for the Festool equipment, though you can make an MFT like table for a DeWalt, I think the biggest difference is dust collection. When I was using them for work, I always had to cut outside because dust collection with the DeWalt is pretty much lousy, not as good as the Festool anyhow.

A question for northwoodsman? Is this the mostly yellow and black, older model? Or the newer silver sided one?

- therealSteveN


well i attach a hose from my dc to the saw and i have no issue with dust,or very little.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#8 posted 01-30-2021 02:58 AM

Does the Dewalt track work with all the Festools that benefit from a track ? If not it may be worthless to many who have multiple Festools ?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#9 posted 01-30-2021 09:57 PM

AlaskaGuy – the track guide bars are about 1/32” different from each other and you want the tool to fit snug with no slop. If you go back and forth from one brand to another you are having to dial in the fine adjustment knob each time. I don’t mind doing it once each day but it’s a pain to do it all day long as you go back and forth between tools and tracks.

I printed a plastic cover that snaps into the window on the blade guard to help with dust collection. This may bring the efficiency from 95% to 97-98%, Ha ha.

One more plug for the DeWalt saw – notice those two black strips on the blade guard. This saw is designed to cut horizontally as well. It works great for cutting door jambs when installing hardwood flooring or tile.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#10 posted 01-30-2021 10:34 PM

The main reason I bought the DeWalt, was that they work flawlessly screwed to a wall, to turn it into a panel saw. The Dewalt has both a riving knife, and locked into the rail, it won’t backslide when vertical. At the time I bought my first one, it was the only one that did. I’ve been on a few jobs material on the floor left no room to make cuts horizontally.

pottzy, I just never felt the dust collection was good enough to bring them into an occupied home. I have all the proper sized tubing and all. Judgement call probably. :-)

Plus for just a few bux, they offer what all the rest seem to be charging at least a hundred bux. A square cut adapter for the rails. Slips on, slips off.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#11 posted 04-11-2021 10:29 PM

Bump. Still for sale.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#12 posted 04-26-2021 06:38 PM

Anyone interested at $425.00? It’s in brand new condition. I also have a DeWalt 12” Double Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw in excellent shape for $150.00.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#13 posted 04-26-2021 09:06 PM

cant believe that hasn’t sold,maybe put on CL and ask 2000 ? lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#14 posted 04-27-2021 02:59 PM

Wish it were local to eastern PA…might have bought both saws! Go figure

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#15 posted 05-02-2021 05:23 PM

Joel: You mentioned you had a 12” double bevel DeWalt sliding miter saw you wanted to sell. Do you still have it? I think you said you wanted $150 for it. If you still have it, and I remembered the price right, my son in law wants it. Let me know and we’ll make arrangements for pick up. Jim

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