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NewbWoodworker

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11-09-2017 01:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: track saw

I’m wondering if anyone has bought a track saw from eurekazone.com? I see dewalt and festool has similar items but they got some nifty extras I’ve never seen before. I’m just wondering which route i should go. Thanks for the advice ahead of time.


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Loren

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#1 posted 11-09-2017 01:57 AM

It’s good stuff. I’d say it’s a tossup between
Eurekazone and Festool for the best track saw
system for cabinet making. Festool has become
so established there are several third party makers
of accessories for the rails like the TSO squares.
Eurekazone only has the proprietary square
and you have to square it every time you use it.

The Eurekazone has a better system for aligning
two sections of track to make a longer track. I’ve
seen no complaints about it while Festool and Makita
short tracks are famously difficult to get joined
together perfectly for dead straight cuts.

I’ve owned both systems.

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#2 posted 11-09-2017 03:02 AM

I have the Eurekazone track system and really like it. To me there are two big differentiators; 1) the bridge system for the EZ smart track. It allows you to lift the entire track up and slide your goods under and then lower back down. This makes aligning and cutting much faster and repetitive cuts very easy. I am really surprised I have not seen this copied with other systems (mainly Festool). I have seen guides/tracks that you can vertically lift each side independently to keep the track above the material but not with the same ease as the bridge system. 2) This system allows you to use your own circular saw. Some other systems allow this as well, but the ones I have seen don’t have the in depth infrastructure of accessories and support.

The other thing about Eurekazone is that the company owner (Dino) interacts with users on their forum and encourages/helps users with DIY questions and ideas. I can’t speak for other systems but they have most every piece of their system available as an individual component to add, customize or DIY whatever portion you want. They also have frequent sales.

Hope this helps. Let us know what you do.

Carl

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NewbWoodworker

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#3 posted 11-09-2017 03:06 PM

now as far as workbenches go I think I want to buy this http://www.eurekazone.com/EZOne_p/ezt1000.htm

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#4 posted 11-09-2017 05:48 PM

If you can accept the limited depth of cut of
the Ez-Smart system and the awkward angle
adjustment of a circular saw I think it’s a great
way to go.

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Gene Howe

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#5 posted 11-09-2017 05:57 PM

Build your own. Easy, cheap and accurate.
A length of T track dadoed into a length of BB, matching T track insert bolted to the circular saw plate and you’re good to go.
With a good blade, your cuts are project ready. No trimming needed. Rips in solid lumber are ready for edge gluing.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 11-10-2017 02:37 AM

Loren, you are correct about depth of cut. I can get just over 1.5” with my Dewalt which is fine for 2x material. Most CS would have a depth of cut of 2 3/8, but this one has 2 9/16. I have never needed anything deeper yet, and always have my TS for backup. For any precise angles I would use my angle gauge, like I would on my TS, but it would be easier to do on the TS.

Carl

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