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may I ask if any members have a 3 Metre guide rail for their plunge saw and how accurate it is. If any members have two smaller guide rails, then how accurate are they when joined together?

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hi

may I ask if any members have a 3 Metre guide rail for their plunge saw and how accurate it is. If any members have two smaller guide rails, then how accurate are they when joined together?

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I have three joined together to cut yellow tongue sheets along their length(3.6m). It works well enough for that, I’ve used two joined to cut melamine sheets but used a gecko handle (suction cup) in the centre to hold the middle straight, it worked well too. I’ve found that if you have the board well supported on stools and some timber so it doesn’t bend or twist, and walk along the cut with even pressure on the saw, it cuts adequately for most tasks.
 

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I have a Triton saw and three sections of track that can go up to almost 9 feet. It is very straight and makes a nice cut. Make two passes, one a scoring cut, the other a full cut. The Triton track is identical to the Makita. I found that cutting with the sheet goods on a foam base really worked best for me. Cuts look as clean as a table saw, but it is easy to miss-mark or measure off just a bit and therefore no make a completely square cut. When I make a mark with the pencil, I will line up the track on the center of the mark. A carplenter's square is not accurate enough to suit me. Personally, I think the saw is underpowered and too easy to stall. Don't push it.
 

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I have three joined together to cut yellow tongue sheets along their length(3.6m). It works well enough for that, I’ve used two joined to cut melamine sheets but used a gecko handle (suction cup) in the centre to hold the middle straight, it worked well too. I’ve found that if you have the board well supported on stools and some timber so it doesn’t bend or twist, and walk along the cut with even pressure on the saw, it cuts adequately for most tasks.
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I have three joined together to cut yellow tongue sheets along their length(3.6m). It works well enough for that, I’ve used two joined t
I have a Triton saw and three sections of track that can go up to almost 9 feet. It is very straight and makes a nice cut. Make two passes, one a scoring cut, the other a full cut. The Triton track is identical to the Makita. I found that cutting with the sheet goods on a foam base really worked best for me. Cuts look as clean as a table saw, but it is easy to miss-mark or measure off just a bit and therefore no make a completely square cut. When I make a mark with the pencil, I will line up the track on the center of the mark. A carplenter's square is not accurate enough to suit me. Personally, I think the saw is underpowered and too easy to stall. Don't push it.
thanks Tom

o cut melamine sheets but used a gecko handle (suction cup) in the centre to hold the middle straight, it worked well too. I’ve found that if you have the board well supported on stools and some timber so it doesn’t bend or twist, and walk along the cut with even pressure on the saw, it cuts adequately for most tasks.
Thanks Riverbuilder
I have a Triton saw and three sections of track that can go up to almost 9 feet. It is very straight and makes a nice cut. Make two passes, one a scoring cut, the other a full cut. The Triton track is identical to the Makita. I found that cutting with the sheet goods on a foam base really worked best for me. Cuts look as clean as a table saw, but it is easy to miss-mark or measure off just a bit and therefore no make a completely square cut. When I make a mark with the pencil, I will line up the track on the center of the mark. A carplenter's square is not accurate enough to suit me. Personally, I think the saw is underpowered and too easy to stall. Don't push it.
 
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