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I'm waiting for Dr T's review of his Triton. That one is starting to look interesting.
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I looked at the Mafell as well. It's too bad it's so insanely expensive to ship not factoring in the tariffs the second it crosses the border
Well you pay USA pricing, becauae your friend Dovetail will just ship you a gift from the USA. One reason I haven't bought anything Mafell is becasue even the best price here in the USA with no tax and free shipping is just still too much money. I finally am going to dip in the Mafell pool when I redo my shop because I use a track saw mostly for plywood.But for thick hardwoods the Festool TS 75 is still FOR ME going to be the saw to choose. I sold mine, but if I had to start cutting thick hardwoods with a track saw that's the saw I would get.

I am surprised they don't sell Mafell in Canada, there are two companies in the USA selling the Mafell stuff now and I am sure more coming.

I received the suggested Infinity blade today and tossed it on my my Makita and WOW!.. I never heard a blade sound so funny, bad dam it cut though 5/4" Wenge and left a nice glue edge, best track saw blade I have ever used for sure. I almost didn't test the new blade on Wenge because I thought I might dull the blade, but the one cut I did make in Wenge made me a believer in the Infinity track saw blades, even at 70.00.
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I'm waiting for Dr T's review of his Triton. That one is starting to look interesting.
Kind of a mess with Shingles. Slowly getting better, but really one eyed at the moment--like having flu for weeks at a time.. Also waiting for the Infinity 165 mm blade. I guess I need one of Stick's round tuits.

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I've used the tracks and accessories at http://www.eurekazone.com for many years. You can use your own circular saw, but I was lazy and got one from them with the base and vacuum port pre-installed. I recently invested in the EZ-One. Check out their "EZSMART Track Saw Systems" video on youtube. Note the dovetail shape in extrusion. This provides very accurate alignment when connecting multiple tracks and accessories. Antichip edge on track and zero clearance insert in the base give very clean cuts. Fin insert in baae protects against kickback. Small US company based in central Florida, they currently have a sale to celebrate coming through ok.

I'm not associated with the company. Just a happy customer who HATES using circular saws freehand and DREADS cutting plywood on a table saw.

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I used the EZ smart for years. The day Festool Track Saws came on the market here in the US I bought one and though I use and prefer a Makita now , I never used my Eureka zone stuff agsin. I sold about 1000.00 worth of Eurtkazone equipment I had on ebay.

For me there is no comparison. Using a saw made to be guided on a track and collect dust inherent in its initial design, the entire point of it's design, compared to a regular saw using parts to make the saw collect dust and be guided in a track is a huge difference. I just could never go back to EZ Smart setup.

I can easily say I never used a true track saw of any brand(Mafell, Festool, DeWalt, Triton and Makita) that wasn't better than EZ Smart. The EZ smart has matured a bit, but the best thing about the EZ smart set up isn't the saw, track or dust collection at all, but the EZ smart table set up. The EZ Smart works so if someone wants to go that way they will benefit, but I can't go back. I think in a side by side set up 9 out of 10 people are going to choose a track saw with a nice cut table over the EZ Smart.

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Kind of a mess with Shingles. Slowly getting better, but really one eyed at the moment--like having flu for weeks at a time.. Also waiting for the Infinity 165 mm blade. I guess I need one of Stick's round tuits.
Geez, Tom; quit slacking off. At this rate they're going to name a wing at the hospital after you!!!
Get well soon, eh! Seriously.
(Might be the heads up the rest of us need to get the anti-shingles vaccine.)

"Shingles is most common in people older than 55, but the older you are the higher at risk you are for it," Penn said. "It's also common in immune suppressed systems."
Shingles, Varicella herpes zoster virus, Doctors Recommend Shingles Vaccine, Seniors need shingles vaccination Zostavax
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Guess that means Dr T qualifies as old.

I got the vaccine last year after my SIL had shingles. Not nice!!!!

Think all us "old" codgers should get it.
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Thanks all. Interesting that it's showing up on my face, about the same spot I had a chicken pox mark. My immune system is compromised from cancer therapy about 9 years ago. I'm being forced to retire over these health issues, and the stress of that was probably the trigger.

Hopefully, I can do some shop work soon. Itchin' to try out some new tools on my 17 drawers project. I also just had a covered porch put on my office-shed in the back yard and want to put a "tin" roof over it and paint it for winter. Fall happened today (it's like that here in the Mojave), and being able to sit out there with my sweetie and a toddy sounds wonderful. Maybe next week the scabbing over will be done and I can be in public and in the shop.

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Geeze, Tom. Didn't realize you had shingles. Take care of yourself, now. Lets have no relapses. Try to relax more. Retirement isn't so bad.

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Tom; How about *Suntuf Polycarbonate sheeting instead of "tin"?

Suntuf® Corrugated Polycarbonate - Palram Americas
It's pretty easy to install yourself.
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