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Old 02-24-2013, 09:40 PM   #61
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Wanted to thank everyone for showing me that we really have a need for this saw. I had to make a 12' cut on a floor this week but my other 2 rails & connectors had not came in. I took the saw & 1 rail & just kept advancing it along the chalk line. Worked well, but I can see where 3 rails woulda made that a piece of cake cut.

Building an entertainment center & a couple end tables this weekend for a client. Done the normal glueups with jagged ends from multiple boards being glued up. Normally, I'd break out the tablesaw sled & make 2 cuts on the table saw. Didn't have to since I now own a track saw.

Again, preciate everyone talking me into making the purchase. Won't take long to pay for itself.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:01 PM   #62
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So I got my Makita saw and 55" rail this week and I am worried about the rail. On a flat surface the ends bow up a bit, only probably an 1/8" on each side, but more than I want, I think. It actually acts like a Teter toter too. Is any curve acceptable or should it be returned?
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Wanted to thank everyone for showing me that we really have a need for this saw. I had to make a 12' cut on a floor this week but my other 2 rails & connectors had not came in. I took the saw & 1 rail & just kept advancing it along the chalk line. Worked well, but I can see where 3 rails woulda made that a piece of cake cut.

Building an entertainment center & a couple end tables this weekend for a client. Done the normal glueups with jagged ends from multiple boards being glued up. Normally, I'd break out the tablesaw sled & make 2 cuts on the table saw. Didn't have to since I now own a track saw.

Again, preciate everyone talking me into making the purchase. Won't take long to pay for itself.
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But I already bought the ts55....
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But I already bought the ts55....
Until it springs to life and slices and dices all by itself, you aren't quite there.

You would be sooooo good at it.
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Ya I know. I had a guy call me up years ago offering me a job to run/program the CNC at their shop. He offered me $7/hr and apologized for doing so. He was a hired employee too. Just trying to find the right sucker for the job. Wasn't me.
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Building an entertainment center & a couple end tables this weekend for a client. Done the normal glueups with jagged ends from multiple boards being glued up. Normally, I'd break out the tablesaw sled & make 2 cuts on the table saw. Didn't have to since I now own a track saw.

Again, preciate everyone talking me into making the purchase. Won't take long to pay for itself.
For jointing boards, place the 2 boards next to each other, clamp, place the rail at the seam, make the cut. The boards will be a perfect match, the blade takes off a touch on each board.

Wait until you have to straight line boards, no better way than a rail saw.

Cut on extruded foam.

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Ya I know. I had a guy call me up years ago offering me a job to run/program the CNC at their shop. He offered me $7/hr and apologized for doing so. He was a hired employee too. Just trying to find the right sucker for the job. Wasn't me.
Bla bla bla

I can tell you this with a high level of certainty;

Eventually you will make more than $7 an hour.

You have the perfect combo of practical knowledge and engineering mind. A duck to water. Just sayin, again
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So, when I come out to visit you I'll get to take Betsy out for a spin, right?
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So I got my Makita saw and 55" rail this week and I am worried about the rail. On a flat surface the ends bow up a bit, only probably an 1/8" on each side, but more than I want, I think. It actually acts like a Teter toter too. Is any curve acceptable or should it be returned?
Return it, it should be flat as a pancake, so to speak. At least until someone steps on it.
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My casa, your casa

I would love to show you around the block. It would be tons of fun.

Just a warning;

Your wife would hate me when you tell her how much money you want to spend.
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If it's business then it's none of her business.
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So I got my Makita saw and 55" rail this week and I am worried about the rail. On a flat surface the ends bow up a bit, only probably an 1/8" on each side, but more than I want, I think. It actually acts like a Teter toter too. Is any curve acceptable or should it be returned?

Mine was the same way. Just figured it got bent in shipping. I put it on the edge of the bench & tweaked it little by little till it laid flat. Wasn't a big deal. Located center of the bow & started about 9" from the center & applied pressure, moved a couple inches, repeat, moved a couple inches, repeat. Took a whole 2-3 minutes till it was laying flat. Apply pressure along the rib.
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I don't need help. You could always set up a fund for me and collect donations. I'm not that proud
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Here's a nice rail saw video.. must be the ts55r is coming soon?
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Cut these pcs with a combination of the rail saw and tablesaw.





Would have been possible to do it all on the TS but the track saw made it easier.
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Still not sure I could power one. I have a 100 amp 3PH system. I have another unused meter that I could start up and get another 100 amps. But that would mean another set of electric bills because I would need to pay all the other fees besides the electrical generation charge.

Space might even be an issue. The cnc, controller and DC can take up a good amount of room.

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