I have the Makita and am very happy with it. I looked at different brands when I got ready to buy and went for the Makita based on the reviews and the price. The saw, container and 55" track are $406 on Amazon. and a second 55" track is $70. If you buy the second rail for long rips, you will need the connectors at $27. Obviously, Festool is the name brand, but the Makita has a couple of extra features - a slightly deeper cut (the blade is 5mm larger than the Festool) and the saw has a retainer in the base which engages with the track and prevents the saw from tipping while making a bevel cut. I've also read that the Makita anti-chip strip is preferred to the Festool as it is more durable (and cheaper doesn't hurt). So far, I'm happy with my choice.