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#1 posted 09-03-2012 01:37 AM

Wait. Hold the phone. A track saw is a viable method for jointing rough lumber???
I honestly had no idea. Never occurred to me.
I’ve always looked at a track saw as a power tool that would be nice to own. And I’ve (briefly) considered buying the Makita version in the past. But its always been somewhere around #87 on my tool purchase priority list.
This changes everything. I only have a small, 50 year old, 4 3/8 jointer. It works great for smaller work, but its useless for larger pieces. I don’t really have the space for a larger jointer. At the same time, my tiny shop makes working with sheet goods a real PITA. The sheet good issue, by itself, wasn’t a good enough reason to buy a $500 track saw. But I’m now learning that a track saw can solve two of my biggest woodworking hassles….....It looks like I need to start comparing the Festool, Makita, and Dewalt again.


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