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    If anyone is on the fence as to buying a track saw, the Makita 36 volt saw is on sale at ToolNut and they're throwing in a 39" guide rail and 2 additional 18v batteries. So that's four 5AH batteries all together. I would recommend adding an additional 55" rail so you can put them together and be able to rip plywood in the long dimension.

    I can't for the life of me figure out why TTI has not come out with a track saw in Milwaukee Red, RIDGID Orange, or Ryobi puke green.

    DeWalt, Makita, Bosch, Grizzly, Festool, Mafell and now even Kreg has come out with a track saw. What's the hold up?

    A cordless track saw is the ticket. Makes breaking down sheet goods easy and many other tasks. Plus many of the brands have a router guide that works with the guide rail so you can use it for dados and other router operations.

    Only thing I don't like compared to my Festool cordless track saw is the Makita needs both 18v batteries to run, the Festool will run on one 18v battery. The Festool can also use their 15V batteries, AND can use 15 and 18 volt batteries in combination. SO if you only had one 15 and one 18 volt battery, you're still good to go, or on the Festool you can run on ONE battery, either 15 or 18 volt. So depending on the battery combination that's 15v, 18v, 30v, 33v, or 36v. Power and MAX RPM are reduced at the lower voltages, but I have tried mine with one 18V and still cut a double layer of 3/4 plywood with no trouble.

    Last edited by Bob D.; 07-15-2019, 10:05 AM.
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006