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scribble

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03-19-2018 05:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question milling

I am considering a track saw but a friend mentioned making a “door board” to ride a circular saw on to do similiar tasks. I am wondering who has used both and your thoughts.

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#1 posted 03-19-2018 05:46 PM

Track saws offer considerable convenience and
precision. Some are better than others with
low end models now available that have dubious
value in cabinet work due to play in the mechanisms
and rails that aren’t straight.

How straight is straight? It depends on the standard
of work you need to do. You’ll go nuts trying to
build frameless cabinets with tools that aren’t
up to the task, but many other jobs are more forgiving.

For cutting off doors a simple plywood jig like the
“door board” works well enough.

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#2 posted 03-19-2018 06:28 PM

I’ve used both. I think it’s mostly a matter of cost vs. convenience.

When I was broke and starting out, a jig like your “door board” served me well. Later, when I had the funds, a track saw became a welcome addition to my tool collection. Took me decades, though, to get to the point where it was worth the cost to me. YMMV.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#3 posted 03-19-2018 07:28 PM

My question is intended use the frequency of it?

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#4 posted 03-19-2018 07:44 PM

I would be using it for breaking down sheet goods and possibly a few other uses. I would guess may 10-15 times a year.

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#5 posted 03-19-2018 08:05 PM



I would be using it for breaking down sheet goods and possibly a few other uses. I would guess may 10-15 times a year.

- scribble

Same here.

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#6 posted 03-19-2018 08:06 PM


I would be using it for breaking down sheet goods and possibly a few other uses. I would guess may 10-15 times a year.

- scribble

I use my “door board” for breaking down plywood sheets. It works great for that.

- fivecodys


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