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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 05-07-2015 11:27 AM 1948 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2015 11:27 AM

In case the price of a Festool Track Saw is not enough for you, you can now add a really expensive track guide system to the mix from Woodpeckers!

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#1 posted 05-07-2015 11:36 AM

That’s high without the extra $70 for a Tupperware container to hold it.

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#2 posted 05-07-2015 12:04 PM

Maybe if I was doing a LOT of repetitive work\cuts the same size at a job site, I may be able to justify its purchase but I would never get enough use out of it personally.

I mean, how many cuts does it really take to whittle down a sheet of plywood to fit the table saw?

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#3 posted 05-07-2015 12:56 PM

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#4 posted 05-07-2015 01:21 PM

I thought a big advantage of the track saw is you just plop it down on a cut line and go. Seems like a shop-made panel gauge to mark a line would be all you need. Should be able to mark just ends and middle, not the whole length.

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#5 posted 05-07-2015 02:41 PM

Even though I don’t have a track saw, I do see the benefit.

Yes, as people say, the advantage of the tracksaw is being able to plop it down and go, but this will allow you to make sure your cut is parallel to the opposite edge and also, can make it repeatable.

I wouldn’t consider it a high price, especially if I was one of the people who don’t have a table saw and only a track saw.

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#6 posted 05-07-2015 02:55 PM



I thought a big advantage of the track saw is you just plop it down on a cut line and go. Seems like a shop-made panel gauge to mark a line would be all you need. Should be able to mark just ends and middle, not the whole length.

- hotbyte

You don’t mark the whole length. You set the parallel guides, plop it down and go. Easily repeatable unlike marking because there’s no marking needed. This system makes it so it’s just as accurate as a TS. I don’t know that I’d buy one, but I do see the value.

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#7 posted 05-07-2015 03:07 PM

Perhaps I should have included a smilee in my comments since it was mostly tongue-in-cheek. I’ve seen/read several times that an advantage of the track saw is you don’t have to do the off-set measuring, etc. required of using a circ saw and straight edge. Then, we see multi-hundred dollar jigs come to the market because, evidently, just plopping the track on a marked cut line isn’t good enough. I just thought it very ironic…

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#8 posted 05-07-2015 03:15 PM

It just depends, really. The parallel guide is for batch operations. You don’t necessarily need it. If you’re only making one rip cut and not 10 at the same width, then it’s more of a hassle than marking it and cutting on the marks. Nothing ironic about it. Some cuts would work better with the parallel guide, others don’t. You can certainly not use the parallel guide, just mark plop and go on all cuts. But if you want Tablesaw accuracy, then the parallel guide gets you there.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#9 posted 05-07-2015 03:29 PM



Perhaps I should have included a smilee in my comments since it was mostly tongue-in-cheek. I ve seen/read several times that an advantage of the track saw is you don t have to do the off-set measuring, etc. required of using a circ saw and straight edge. Then, we see multi-hundred dollar jigs come to the market because, evidently, just plopping the track on a marked cut line isn t good enough. I just thought it very ironic…

- hotbyte


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I finally managed to justify the purchase of a Festool track saw and now this? oh man , this is getting more and more complicated.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#10 posted 05-07-2015 03:35 PM


Perhaps I should have included a smilee in my comments since it was mostly tongue-in-cheek. I ve seen/read several times that an advantage of the track saw is you don t have to do the off-set measuring, etc. required of using a circ saw and straight edge. Then, we see multi-hundred dollar jigs come to the market because, evidently, just plopping the track on a marked cut line isn t good enough. I just thought it very ironic…

- hotbyte

This Item Will Not Be Available After Monday May 25th, 2015… Estimated Delivery September, 2015

I finally managed to justify the purchase of a Festool track saw and now this? oh man , this is getting more and more complicated.

- distrbd

Congratulations on your new acquisition Ken! I really want one too. Whether I really need it or not is the real hold up! Did you get the 55 or the 75? Feedback or a review somewhere?

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#11 posted 05-07-2015 06:57 PM

That is awesome. Looks like a quick accurate measuring device.

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#12 posted 05-07-2015 07:02 PM

Congratulations on your new acquisition Ken! I really want one too. Whether I really need it or not is the real hold up! Did you get the 55 or the 75? Feedback or a review somewhere?

- timbertailor

Brad,that’s not how it works with me,lol, First I justify the purchase in my head, if after a period of few months I still feel I have to have it then I buy it, for now I’m still justifying.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#13 posted 05-07-2015 07:20 PM

I am holding out for the Starrett version at $800.

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