I have the Triton track saw and I am getting little bits of rubber chips every time I make a cut. Is this normal?
I agree Tom. I am using the 59" track and it's a pain.I saw the same during the first few cuts, but it stopped. If it continues, the base might not qute be square to the blade or the track. The blade comes up past the rubber, lifting it very slightly, which condition persists until the entire length is cut perfectly straight. If it persists, I'd contact Triton. They seem pretty responsive. I really like my Triton track saw and use it more often than I though I would. I just wish they would supply a 64-72 inch long track for 5x5 BB stock-59 inches is just weird.
I talked with Triton not long ago and asked if we could buy a 6 foot track and they just didn't get it. Maybe more of us asking for it would get what we want. Adding the 29 incher to the 59 makes the thing too long to be convenient. Let's start a campaign.I agree Tom. I am using the 59" track and it's a pain.
59 inches is 1500mm which is about right for crosscutting standard 8 x 4ft (2440 x 1220mm) sheets. 5ft sheets are a lot less common. Maybe worth noting that Festool do a 1900mm (75in) track which is compatible with the Triton saws. The sign guys I've seen on a few jobs use odd-sized Festool rails (Dibond composites come in some very odd sizes by wood working standards) which started life as a single 5 metre (197 inch) rail which they cross cut to length as required. Maybe a bit extreme that, but both Festool and Makita (also Triton-compatible) do 3 metre (119 inch) guide rails at a more reasonable price per inchI just wish they would supply a 64-72 inch long track for 5x5 BB stock-59 inches is just weird.
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Looked up tracks and Makita's 118 inch track is $285. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_...s=tools&field-keywords=Makita+Track+saw+track
Festool's 75 inch track is $225 https://www.amazon.com/Festool-4915...eywords=Festool+Track+saw+75+inch+track&psc=1
Those are Amazon prices, might be cheaper elsewhere. Looks like Festool wins for we 5x5 foot BB ply types. Where would you store a 118 inch track?
My 3m (118in) rail is strapped onto a 10ft long rip of 18mm (3/4in) MR-MDF. It is very awkward to carry out to site which is why it rarely goes! You need access to a Sprinter van or the like to cart it around.Where would you store a 118 inch track?