What? How about Saturday? :surprise::grin::grin::grin:I've seen the light and will probably buy a Track Saw within the next year or two.
The Triton has a router adapter and relatively econmical miter gate. Triton has surpassed the Makita in overall flexibility and accessories.I popped for the Triton track saw while at Rockler a couple of weeks ago. There were a couple of factors. First was a ragged cut on some BB ply using my usual method. I just won't horse a sheet of BB through the table saw anymore. Second, I use the 60x60 inch sheets, and the other saws only offer 54 inch and 199+ inch tracks. Triton offers the 54, but also a set of 2, 27 inch tracks you can join. This give me 81 inches of track. A manageable length with plenty of room to clamp (I know they have gooey bottom layers, but I'm a belt and suspenders kind of guy). My 4 inch DC has a connector for my 35mm hose that connects to the Triton. BTW, Triton has a pretty decent dust collection system itself. The other deciding factor for me is the quality and thoughtful design of Triton products. Finally, as great as Festools are--and they are great--they are just onreasonably high priced for me. But Festool would probably come with a divorce in my household.
And I like the gold color better than the pale green. How's that for shallow?:wink:
I bought the Triton electric planer for flattening the joints when I glued up the body segments for my turtle planters - what had been a tedious job using block plane and Surform became a 5 minute job with the Triton. I looked at the reviews where they talked about the difficulty in operating the on/off switch, but I had no problems. As you said, Triton makes some nice, solid tools.I have a Triton TRA001 that is a superb tool, and I've been looking a their other tools at Rockler. Really nice stuff, and clearly thinking differently about tools and how they should function. I think Festool takes the same, out-of-the-box approach.
I had thought about the Makita and checked it out-good reviews. The DeWalt, well, I don't buy DeWalt anymore. I looked for a Bosch unit, mentioned in the first post, but the search turned up nothing.
I think people are talking about the benifts of track saws are talking about solid wood countertops.A local cabinet shop cuts countertops with a sliding miter saw set at 45 degrees. Never saw a track saw used for countertops- used to sell cabinetry and countertops.
There's no grain in MDF. It's very hard to chip or tear out as long as the saw blade is sharp.St4eve, I'm not sure what would be the difference in cutting countertops- wood or laminate with MDF base.