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Cool. Getting 90 degree cuts with a track saw is challenging and not all squaring up gadgets are created equal. What type track does it support?
 

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Festool and Makita. The track saw I have from Wen is selling for $107 amazon. For 250 you can have 2 55 tracks and saw for about $250 amazon. Track is $125 amazon.
 

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It's always nice when Santa comes, even if he's late. ;)
 

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I have a Triton, which uses the same track. Their solution for cutting square is rinky dink, so I really like this Kreg setup. Looks solid and precise.
 

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This looks more like my style
for me it would hard to justify 200 bucks for the Lee Valley jig. But its nice Christmas gift if that's what you want.
 

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I got caught building a bar and all the bases were already attached and they decide they wanted 45's on all the joints on a laminated back at the last minute. I told them this would make the two 45s sharpe on the corners but they did it anyway. After it was completed they decided to file the corners and eventually put clear corners on. They should have listened...

Point of the post....... these things with the proper setup work very well. In our case it was a Festool. Before I used one I was in complete denial to there use in the shop. Luckily someone had one and taught me something new....
 

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This looks more like my style for me it would hard to justify 200 bucks for the Lee Valley jig. But its nice Christmas gift if that's what you want.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I like that. And you could even make your own saw track. Old timer saying: If you can make it, don't buy it.
 

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I did a lot of pattern making in my field, but sometimes you buy them.

One has to decide do they want to waste time making jigs or waste time building projects...

For Some the shop is the hobby. For some what's comes out of the shop is the hobby and for others it's both..
 

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Ah, but when one makes a jig or whatever, one makes it to do what his/her wants/needs are, not what someone else THINKS their wants/needs are. Anyway, when I grew up they didn't have fancy jigs like that for sale, if you needed one, you made it. And, even if they were around, few would buy one, and take money away from raising their family, besides you only need to make one once, if you do it right.
 

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Chestnut on woodtalk made a comment about using a Festool Domino and needing to do things quickly.

I mentioned doing M&T. He said he only had limited time to do projects..

I had to rethink my approach. I've always learned towards saving a dollar but I then realized that not everyone needs to save dollars but time...

It's a new woodworking world out there and us old guys are gonna have to face times have changed.

Welcome to the internet and credit card..s
 

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Good to see gifts being put to use....
 

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I tried out my new track saw square jig works great. I'm finishing my table saw cart cut the plywood for saw to set on and extension top worked great. Not get much time to work to cold . I got some 1 inch Styrofoam to cut on my roll around bench.
 
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