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It looks like our friends at Kreg Tools decided to give the Festool MTF a run for it’s money with a pretty compelling offering with their new Adaptive Cutting System.

It has a lot of feature you would only expect to see on a Festool system and Dewalt like a riving knife, anti kick back, off cut chip chip guard on the saw, a dust bag, parallel cutting guides ect...

https://www.kregtool.com/landing/adaptive-cutting-system.aspx

What’s some of your throughts on Kreg’s new track saw MTF offering? Do you think this will stack-up well against Festool’s MTF offerings?
 

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MY first thought was, "I can't afford anything like that".

My second thought was, "Eh, if I ever need something like that, I'll just make one".
 

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ive been thinking of a flip up table like this one in the video then add t track dog holes ect... when i saw the new kreg thing i might buy the folding legs and then it will fold up neat and tidy like my table saw. the angled supports on the kreg look like they attach to the sides. i doubt mounting hardware comes with the bare base. have to see how they attach but it should be doable



 

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The Kreg System isn’t cheap, it’s about 40% of what the Festool MTF solution costs. It’s relatively cheap when compared to it’s competitors.
 

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The track and saw are about the same price as its competitors. May look into it!!
 

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I find the product should do well and the price of the track and saw are competitive, but the package is way to much !
Kreg has a good reputation and a following so I think they will sell many. I however have a hard time justifying spending that much for something that I already have and use, a simple saw specific straight edge home made, inexpensive and works well. They are way less expensive than Festool.
 

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I find the product should do well and the price of the track and saw are competitive, but the package is way to much !
Kreg has a good reputation and a following so I think they will sell many. I however have a hard time justifying spending that much for something that I already have and use, a simple saw specific straight edge home made, inexpensive and works well. They are way less expensive than Festool.
We’ll still have to see some professional product reviews to see it’s real world performance and it’s strengths and weaknesses.
 

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I find the product should do well and the price of the track and saw are competitive, but the package is way to much !
Kreg has a good reputation and a following so I think they will sell many. I however have a hard time justifying spending that much for something that I already have and use, a simple saw specific straight edge home made, inexpensive and works well. They are way less expensive than Festool.
I'm with you Dan - a home made straight edge made for a specific saw. Have on that's 8' and one that's 4', labelled for a specific saw.
 

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The thing I like about my Triton (or any) track saw is how easy it is to make a scoring cut, then the full cut, thus eliminating tear out. I have to wonder whose design they followed and who the manufacturer is. Kreg has a pretty good reputation, but I don't think they make tools, so this is a first effort in that regard. I'd bet they're paying close attention to detail.
 

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i have the accucut but just use a circular saw. guess its too much ask for kreg to figure a way make it where you can use the accucut track on their new stuff. lots of new stuff on that table i'd like but no way i can swing 900 bucks
 

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This week Grizzly has it's track saw on sale for $195. Includes a 55" track. Another 55" piece is $71. Got me thinking.......
 

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I'm with you Dan - a home made straight edge made for a specific saw. Have on that's 8' and one that's 4', labelled for a specific saw.
Used one like that for many years with no problems. Mine though was made using 1/8" tempered Masonite for the base, less error IMHO in lining up the pencil marks. I used a 36" steel rule with ruler stop to mark the cut line on either side of the sheet, took only a couple of minutes to mark the lines and clamp the guide in place. Finally retired it after I bought a track saw - mixed emotions about that bu mostly positive (once the price shock wore off) - and actually had to move the fence over a couple of time so that I could cut a fresh edge, finally ran out of clamp surface on the back side of the fence.
 

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This week Grizzly has it's track saw on sale for $195. Includes a 55" track. Another 55" piece is $71. Got me thinking.......
Ended up ordering the Grizz track saw and an extra piece of track. Not only was it on sale, but also got 10% more off with the veterans discount. We shall see!!!
 

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Grizz track saw got here. Nice solid saw. Track seems pretty good. Also came with clamp on hold down to keep it from coming off the track and a stop block for cuts less than 100% of the material width. Of course, since I never had or used one before I have nothing to compare it to. The one thing I have concerns about is the 6 1/2" blade, but I don't plan on cutting thick stuff anyway. Came with a 48 tooth carbide tipped blade. Cut some 5/4 oak planks with no problems. Not too shabby for under $175.
 

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wow that looks great. i ordered just the kreg folding table legs today and will make my own top.i wish i could incorporate my accu cut track with some of their new toys but no luck. i also found out their bench clamps exert too much pressure to use in t track wont track.

i had bought some thick aluminum last summer to make a homemade version of these, and some 3/4 bar to drill and tap to make a couple adjustable dogs. looks like those two things, some plain dogs and a couple holdfasts will have to suffice. even bought can of flex seal to dip the ends of the clamps in after i heat and bend them a bit. i guess that will work. will see
 

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if any po folk like me were thinking of only buying the legs of this system and making your own top be advised. all of the hardware needed to mount this on their top isnt sent out with the folding legs. some of it comes preinstalled in their top. they send out 6 u-bolts that are mounted from above in recesses shown in the pic of their top. its 3/4 mdf for $149. kreg doesnt think anyone who buys only the legs needs instructions of any kind in the box. their "comprehensive" hardware pack came with 6 u-bolts, 12 nuts & 4 u-brackets. they did put these sweet chinese finger puzzle looking things protecting the threads on the bolts for the adjustable legs so theres that.
while its not impossible to think i can lay a homemade top upside down and try and figure out where to drill to bolt from above i seriously doubt it will be on the first few attempts. with their top there are bolts preinstalled that you gives you a starting point that i wont have unless i knuckle under and buy their over priced top. theres only 8 different locations i have to guess where to attach things. this may not seem like a daunting a task to most of you but im not liking this at all. aint gonna be as easy i had hoped. the fact there was ZERO instructions in the box really stinks
 

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