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I bought this track saw. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VFXFTVP?tag=routerforumsconvert-20 I had been looking for something that had dust collecting . My ez track used circular saw with track worked great but no dust collection. Since ez went out of business. I Received the saw to day. I get the track tomorrow . This is clone of the like Grizzly saw gets good reviews sold under the wen name.
 

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good score...
 

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Congrats, that’s one heck of a deal . Will have to update us with its performance. I know I couldn’t get by without a track saw now
 

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I like the WEN stuff I have now. At $ 115, It would have to be very bad indeed to not be worth it. The saw does have a dust port, so you can add suctin to it and voila. I bet it takes the standard Makita track as well. Most do. Congrats. I have a Triton version and really like using it to cut large pieces into usable sixes. Will be interested to hear your feedback.
 

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That's sexy.

But I gotta admit I'm spoiled by my Makita battery powered track saw.
Battery powered would be awesome , as I’m always catching the cord on the material . I’ll design some kind of system in the future to hold it in the air , as well as the vacuum hose
 

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Battery powered would be awesome , as I’m always catching the cord on the material . I’ll design some kind of system in the future to hold it in the air , as well as the vacuum hose

Rick...attach the power cord to the vacuum...that will solve half the problem...:smile:

I once bought a product for my boat that was supposed to get rid of spiders and elephants. It only half worked...haven't seen any elephants yet...:grin:
 

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My Triton tracksaw also used Makita track. Wish the made a track about 60-64 inches long for cutting across a 4 ft. sheet. The 54 inch track forces me to add a joint and another piece. A single piece of track would be a little easier to manage. A cordless sounds good until you think about buying yet another set of batteries that don't fit anything else. I often wind up placing 2-3 2x4s across sawhorses, laying a sheet of 1/4 ply on that, and then foam on top of that. Saves the back. Someday, probably before Rick insulates, I'll put up a swiveling hook above this work area and hang the cord and vac hose from it, maybe with a light duty spring to keep the hose/cord elevated. I really like being able to slide the sheet goods directly off the back of the truck, onto that table. Don't need any help doing it.
 

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Rick...attach the power cord to the vacuum...that will solve half the problem...:smile:

I once bought a product for my boat that was supposed to get rid of spiders and elephants. It only half worked...haven't seen any elephants yet...:grin:
That’s actually a great idea ;)
 

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I had some bad news they sent the wrong track. Received track it was for Dewalt not Makita sent back. Ordered Makita track last night not prime item. May take 2 weeks
projected Feb 14 -21. That's how I got wrong track it was prime order plus this has a $30 dollar shipping charge additional. I though they was same track just order was prime. I didn't read the ad close enough. However it was easy send back didn't cost anything. Just print the return from amazon take it to ups and ship back. Already processed the refund.
 

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My Triton tracksaw also used Makita track. Wish the made a track about 60-64 inches long for cutting across a 4 ft. sheet. The 54 inch track forces me to add a joint and another piece. A single piece of track would be a little easier to manage. A cordless sounds good until you think about buying yet another set of batteries that don't fit anything else. I often wind up placing 2-3 2x4s across sawhorses, laying a sheet of 1/4 ply on that, and then foam on top of that. Saves the back. Someday, probably before Rick insulates, I'll put up a swiveling hook above this work area and hang the cord and vac hose from it, maybe with a light duty spring to keep the hose/cord elevated. I really like being able to slide the sheet goods directly off the back of the truck, onto that table. Don't need any help doing it.
Totally understand on the battery situation. I'm pretty heavily invested in the DeWalt 20v, but the Makita came with 2 batteries and then another pair for free during the sale when I purchased it.

Makita says they will always use this battery across their line of cordless tools, so that's a plus if I decide to get their cordless router someday.



Getting back on topic, something like the Rockler overhead track system might work for cord/hose management. The reason I say "something like" is I feel like they take a generic item, anodize it blue, stick their name on it and quadruple the price.
 

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I had a hard time finding an adapter for dust collection. Home depot had a 3 adapter set . So I have 2 other adapters I'll probably won't use. My track is not getting here until next Tuesday. I do have a question will t track hold downs work with Makita tracks? Or do have buy expensive track clamps?
 

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I really like being able to slide the sheet goods directly off the back of the truck, onto that table. Don't need any help doing it.
I cut my sheets right on the truck, Tom! No clean up and better dust control! Accurate marks, a 4' level as a guide and a setup check with a large square (sometimes) does it for me...
 

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I cut my sheets right on the truck, Tom! No clean up and better dust control! Accurate marks, a 4' level as a guide and a setup check with a large square (sometimes) does it for me...
I did that for awhile, using my DeWalt 18v circ saw with a good blade. But my truck bed is too tall for comfort. Much easier to haul it down into the garage, out of the sun, and make really accurate cuts without killing my back, or having to use a ladder--I don't do ladders much anymore.
 

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Good news received track and new 43 tooth 160 mm cross cut blade. Installed on track adjusted for the miter slot . The saw has the Makita anti tipping locks to the track. Saw also has anti kick back lock. Saw only cuts in forward motion thus preventing kick back. As of right now very happy. Tomorrow I'll trim the anti chip strips. I checked the tee track clamps I have work for hold downs just got find the mate.
 
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