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Good alternative to the Festool TS55 REQ

Good alternative to the Festool TS55 REQ

02-09-2016 01:36 PM by TechTeacher04 | 5 comments »

I was asked if I would be interested in building sets for my districts Senior High Musical. The build required breaking down numerous sheets of 1/2 and 1/4” ply. Working alone with a small job saw would be extremely dangerous when cutting the 1/4” luan that is used to skin most of the pieces. A track saw became the safest option for breaking down the sheets accurately and quickly. I had narrowed my search to the Dewalt DWS520K, Festool 55 REQ and Makita SP6000K. The compatibility ...

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more than I will ever need

more than I will ever need

01-26-2016 10:31 AM by kenthemadcarpenter | 6 comments »

I had gotten this as a christmas gift about four years ago. This is more than I will ever need in a circular saw. It has several features that I really l like, Tool free bevel adjustment is quick and easy to use. Tilt lock Handle adjustment is a nice addition. She is a beast when it comes to power, she cuts through materials like butter.

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A worth while track saw consideration

A worth while track saw consideration

11-30-2015 06:32 AM by Holbs | 10 comments »

There are track saws, and there are track saws. For a $200 estimated price tag, this Grizzly T10687 does it’s job wonderfully. This is similar to Sheppach and other European clones of this economical track saw type, but is Grizzly :) It has a riving knife, it plunges, 9 amp motor, dust port, has a 100% functional depth knob, no wobble in the track. All knobs are plastic, but that hard plastic, not the flimsy type. I can easily plunge it with one hand reaching across 4’ plywoo...

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Triton TTS1400 Track saw

Triton TTS1400 Track saw

08-12-2015 07:27 PM by Nicky | 3 comments »

Just to put this review into perspective I’d like to say that I’ve used it to break down 5 sheets of plywood and trim two door. This is not a comprehensive review just some thoughts to share. My 32 year old skillsaw has finally given up. It spent many years cutting through 2x lumber and plywood/osb. For the past 5 years I was just using to break down plywood to more manageable pieces. I’ve really looked hard at the Festool but I have a difficult time justifying the cost. I’m a hobbyist. ...

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after 7 years of use my festool ts75 is still a work horse money maker.

after 7 years of use my festool ts75 is still a work horse money maker.

03-18-2015 03:23 AM by vonhagen | 32 comments »

when i first used my new festool saw i didn’t really realize it’s full potential but after 7 years of heavy use i have made very difficult cuts that would require jigs and or special table saw setups and router setups a thing of the past.i have made very long compound angle cuts upside down,vertical and horizontal,stack cut whole bundles of exotic veneers and stitch them up with no blow out and with perfect seams. the plunge feature and its stop give you the ability to cut out sla...

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Makita Track Saw - excellent product at a good price

Makita Track Saw - excellent product at a good price

12-08-2014 08:49 PM by philba | 18 comments »

I’ve had the SP6000 for about a month now and used it a number of times. Mostly, I’ve broken down 3/4” and 18 mm plywood but also done finer work including most of the final cuts for several Baltic Birch shop cabinets. Yesterday I cut 1/2” off the bottom of a painted door. More on this in a bit… Overall, I really like the SP6000. It works as advertised. Plunging action is smooth, cutting with stock blade is surprisingly clean and dust collection is pretty...

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I hope this circular saw will be the last I ever need?

I hope this circular saw will be the last I ever need?

11-30-2014 01:37 AM by paxorion | 4 comments »

If anyone were to ask me what to look for in a circular saw, I would say my must-haves are: A cast shoe Lever-locks for adjustments for easier Arbor lock for blade changes A good feel in your hands A decent price at or below $100 (at today’s prices) This Porter Cable met all of the criteria in a very bare bones way. After about 6 months of use, it has not disappointed me. I’d consider this to be an example of the perfect non-track circular saw for me. The Goo...

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Ryobi 18-Volt One+ Lithium-Ion- Drill Driver and Circular Saw Kit +charger

Ryobi 18-Volt One+ Lithium-Ion- Drill Driver and Circular Saw Kit +charger

08-14-2014 12:54 AM by Routerisstillmyname | 19 comments »

Since home depot doesn’t like publishing a negative reviews that points out the obvious, I might as well review it here.So what we have here is a definite value. Drill with clutch, 5 1/2 inch saw not one but two entry level +1 lithium ion 18v batteries and a charger and all for just 79.00You can’t beat that.Batteries (although entry level) and charger alone cost more than that individually. The drill is nice with 24 position clutch setting and runs true no wobble like the yellow D drills.An...

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Solid performer, but change the saw blade is a pain

Solid performer, but change the saw blade is a pain

05-08-2014 06:15 PM by paxorion | 3 comments »

That’s probably all the saw you’d need – My wife Famous last words for a saw that I quickly became annoyed with. I purchased the saw about 3 years ago during a Lowes fathers day sale. For the price, was quite the bargain. I’ve used the saw for for a much of home repair/renovation jobs, as well as many woodworking projects to break down sheet goods and solid lumber. At 13amps, it’s rated to have less power than many 15amp saws, but I doubt many would experi...

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Straight, True, Inexpensive

Straight, True, Inexpensive

04-21-2014 12:44 AM by KelvinGrove | 25 comments »

One day, when I win the lottery, I will have everything I want in a shop including one of the really nice panel saws like they use in the Big Orange Box. In the mean time, I need a way to cut sheet goods. I have a couple of requirements on that. First, I don’t want to be wrestling 4X8 sheet through a circular saw. Second, I don’t want to “break things down to a rough size” and finish them on the table saw. Way too much waste in that. So along comes the TrueTr...

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