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  1. Looking the Menards ad last night. Saw they have a sub-$200 track saw. It's their private label so I'm not sure how good it is, but seems to have cracked the $700+ glass ceiling of Festool, DeWalt and Makita. And a 110" track, great for full sheets of ply, MDF, OSB, etc. https://www.menards.com/main/tools-hardware/power-tools-accessories/power-saws-accessories/masterforce-reg-6-1-2-plunge-cut-track-saw-kit-with-110-track/2410706/p-1489990860634-c-9082.htm?tid=4470200921871567213&ipos=1 Anyone seen or used it?
  2. I'm tooling up to do my first resin table and I'd rather not spend the $600 for the Festool track saw I'm seeing in all the videos. Is there a comparable model that performs as well? I definitely won't be a high volume producer. Don't need it to do any specialized functions. Just need it to have settings for cut depths and use a vacuum system.
  3. I guess I'm a table saw guy, as I could never justify the cost of a track saw when it can't do many things (like joinery, non flat and wide shapes) that a table saw can do with ease and repeat ability. And I only use my circular saw a few times a year to rough cut out plywood sheets. But I see there's a new kid on the block. Not enough to make me spring for one, though.
  4. I ran across an old post from somewhere else last night. I made a statement that the table saw was the most useful tool in my shop. Someone responded that he could do anything with his circular saw that I could do with my table saw. I also regularly see that, "Buy that [Festool] track saw and it will replace your table saw." Umm, I think not. I've always considered that a fantasy. After attending the joinery seminar last weekend and reading the cabinetmaking book I recently mentioned, it got me back on my soap box. I should note that I do have a sliding cross-cut table and a tenoning jig on my TS. I came up with a list of things I can do easily with a table saw that I couldn't do at all or with great difficulty and numerous jigs with a track saw: Cuts on edge or end of a board - tenons - bridle joints - slip joints - edge grooves (e.g., for a panel insert) - rabbets - joint variations such and tongue & groove, dado & rabbet, double rabbet joint, dovetailed rabbet, etc. - half lap - splined miters - keyed/feathered miters - box/finger joints - dovetails (yes, I've done them on a table saw) - Resawing (I've done this down to about 1/16") Any cut deeper than about 1.75" Operations using something other than a standard blade - dadoes and grooves with a dado set - molding head Bevels less than 45 degrees (or more than 45 degrees if you're using your tilt gauge) - raised panels - tapered slip tenon Operations on stock that's lot straight and square - mitering profiled moldings such as crown molding, picture frame stock (some of which might be compound miter) Other - cove cutting circular or elliptical - slab seat profiling (Mario Rodriguez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SveP71RLs4) - set up fence or stop(s) and "Measure once, cut 1000 times" - circle cutting - working on very small pieces (I can easily cut 1" off a 2" long, 1" wide board on my TS) </soapbox>
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