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  • Grizzly track saw ?

    I'm in the market to buy a track saw, after some research I'm leaning towards a Grizzly to fit my budget and needs I can get a whole system ( 110" track ) for about $ 320.00 which includes there saw. The only drawback I see is that it has a 6 1/4" blade there oddball size . I'll be using it to rip 8' sheets of 3/4" MDF which is hard on blades for a wainscot project, they do sell a replacement blades $ 30.00 pricey.

    Do any of you have a track system or know someone who has ? any thoughts would be appreciated. thanks Scott

  • #2
    Freud makes 6-1/2" saw blades that are priced very competitively. Here are a couple of examples, https://www.amazon.com/s?k=freud+6+1...b_sb_ss_i_1_12 . I have this track saw that I primarily use to breakdown sheets of plywood, https://www.menards.com/main/tools/p...3991470&ipos=3 . For my usage it does the job just fine and the price didn't break the bank either.
    I'VE DECIDED I'M NOT OLD, I'M 45 -- PLUS SHIPPING AND HANDLING.

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    • drainman scott
      drainman scott commented
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      Thanks BadgerDave, just placed my order for one, same specs as Grizzly , like that is has a common size blade and the price is right.

  • #3
    You might want to look at this cordless tracksaw from Makita on sale right now.
    Here's one place where you can get it, no doubt there are others.

    https://www.tylertool.com/makita-xps...nxps01ptj.html
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

    https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA

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ID:	742227 This is some of the work I've been doing and why having a track saw would expidite the process of breaking down 4x8 sheets of 3/4" MDF. I was using a straight edge with a corded 7 1/4 " circular saw ripping over-sized then the table saw and off to the jointer for a crisp edge. having one would eliminate a trip to the table saw. I have a Master Force form Menard's being shipped and why I liked it comes with the rail 110" unlike others that you have to make an additional purchase for a full 110" rail.

      Thanks for the response Bob, the Makita at Tyler is out of stock but Rockler is running there special on the same saw for those interested

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      • #5
        Just be careful with that four piece track. Each of those three joints can (and will) flex out of alignment a bit every time you move it. Looks like their is only one splice per joint and the splice bar looks to have square cut edges. Some splice bars are tapered and self-aligning (TSO and Festool) or two-piece (Makita). Also, don't crank down too tightly on the locking screws or you could put dimples in the aluminum rails.

        Some track saw rails have two t-slots so you can have two splice bars installed which makes for a stronger connection with less flex. My DeWalt rail only uses one splice bar and I have to be careful with it when moving it around. You can end up with a dog-leg cut if you're not careful. There are a few tricks to setting them square but I won't get into that here unless you have problems. I know it took me a few minutes to figure out how I would check the rail was straight from one cut to the next. On my Festool rail I can use two splice bars and don't have that problem but I am using aftermarket splice bars from TSO which are self aligning.
        "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

        https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA

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        • #6
          Check out Izzy's review of a inexpensive track saw he bought on Amazon.



          If you like Izzy's YT videos please subscribe to his channel. I've posted links to a few of his videos here over the years.

          He's grown quite a following and getting close to 750K subscribers.
          "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

          https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1p...qcZKHyrqKhikFA

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