for the average joe, dewalt or makita track saw?

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Forum topic by michaelsgarage posted 02-04-2014 06:02 PM 1650 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-04-2014 06:02 PM

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i have to do a lot of cutting down sheet goods for some cabinets im making and festool just isn’t in the cards right now, dewalt or makita are a much better price any other companies what make a good quality track saw at a fair price? i have a cabinet saw but its hard to handle big sheets alone on the TS.i hope you all can help me out!

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#1 posted 02-04-2014 06:06 PM

I prefer a non-plunging setup for most track saw cuts. I don’t
have a plunger anymore. I use a regular sidewinder in
combination with an EZ-smart track, which is a system
that has a lot of accessories available. While the accessories
are not cheap, they are more economical than the
Festool ones. The other track saw systems don’t have
much available in terms of accessories for accurate
repeat cuts.

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#2 posted 02-04-2014 06:28 PM

Go onto Amazon and search for the Shop Fox track saw. It’s the same as a Grizzly and if you read the first review you can see what was done to improve on it.

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#3 posted 02-04-2014 06:52 PM

I bought the Dewalt track saw years ago thinking it was an acceptable saw at an acceptable price for breaking down sheet goods. Let me state that it has far exceeded my expectations at that and a lot of other things as well. Then I started noticing the things that could be done with other brands and their available accessories. Loren has a very good point about looking towards availability in terms of accessories that you might find a need for now or in the future.

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