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Blog entry by Cruiszr posted 04-18-2014 10:48 PM 947 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have read the different reviews on track saw by different mfg. and opted to buy the Makita back when it was on sale at HD before Christmas. I read the manual and inspected the saw and track but never put it to any test until this week working on my addition to my workshop. I found it to work quite well and performed as they had described in the manual. Had a little time getting use to the plunge controls at first but was easily over come after a few uses. Being able to cut at different angles was nice with little effort. I can see this will be a real time save on breaking down sheet goods.
Can say anything about the other brands, but as for the Makita I am very pleased with it.

Cheers,

-- George R. Forest, Virginia



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NormG

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#1 posted 04-20-2014 12:16 AM

I saw someone use one, but have not had my hand on one. Looked pretty easy to adjust/set

-- Norman

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Cruiszr

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#2 posted 04-20-2014 01:02 AM

It’s really a sweet track saw and the more I use it the more I like it. Really gives you a nice smooth cut and with the rail you get the exact cut you need. Had to go back and take off an 1/8 inch from one of the cuts I made and it was no problem to do. Would have been difficult to do with a standard skill saw. I know it could have been done on the TS but working outside made it so much quicker with the Track Saw. Would recommend it if it’s in the budget. The price was down to $ 330 when I got it on sale.

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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germartz

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#3 posted 04-22-2014 03:32 PM

I’ve got the same one and I’m pretty happy with it. I did have one issue with it and it was on long cuts. I had 2 of the 55” tracks joined together and saw would get hung up on the seam between the tracks. I’ve ordered the longer track since then but haven’t used it yet.

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MT_Stringer

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#4 posted 04-22-2014 05:36 PM

Just sayin’ :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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Cruiszr

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#5 posted 05-01-2014 01:15 AM

MT Stringer,
I am so sorry to hear that you cannot comprehend a blog on a woodworking tool without a photography. I was under the impression that it was not necessary to provide “pichers” to carry on an adult blog. I am providing a photo of a Makita Track Saw so you will know what this blog is about. Enjoy…...........

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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MT_Stringer

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#6 posted 05-01-2014 02:59 AM

Now you’re talkin’.

Just having fun with ya.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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