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Old 08-06-2014, 07:57 PM   #1
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I'm looking to buy a track saw/ plunge saw.
So my thing is is it worth buying and having it in the collection of tools
I want to get this because when I do cabinets the fullers come attach really want a cut for when I scribe the cabinet in
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:59 PM   #2
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Yes it is worth it.

A straight line scribe?

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A angle in the wall
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I don't even use mine much, and it's worth every cent for the rare occasion I pull it out
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I don't even use mine much, and it's worth every cent for the rare occasion I pull it out
what kind do you have and how much track do you have?
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what kind do you have and how much track do you have?
Festool ts55

I have a 55" and a 118"
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what kind do you have and how much track do you have?
2 Festool TS-55's, 1-Festool TS-75 and a little over 80' of rail.

I have 16-20 clamps of various types and sizes.

The TS's and the Domino's are the tools I would have the hardest time giving up.

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just used my ts55 and ts75 to edge join some countertop material. dominos for alignment
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2 Festool TS-55's, 1-Festool TS-75 and a little over 80' of rail.

I have 16-20 clamps of various types and sizes.

The TS's and the Domino's are the tools I would have the hardest time giving up.

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Now you're making people jealous Tom...

Why 2 55's? Not having to change blades?
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Now you're making people jealous Tom... Why 2 55's? Not having to change blades?
Probably the same reason I have 4 worm drives
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I use my ts 55 all day, everyday.. Go with the ts 75. I wish I did. The 55 could use some more ballz.
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Now you're making people jealous Tom... Why 2 55's? Not having to change blades?
big time money I have trouble saving for one
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Probably the same reason I have 4 worm drives
And why is that? I don't even have one... You don't use all 4 at once.
Different blades? Different guys using them at the same time?
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Get it. I love using ours for scribing cabinet sides. You will find legit uses that make it more and more worthwhile. You could hold off on the longer track for now but you'll end up ordering one.
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And why is that? I don't even have one... You don't use all 4 at once. Different blades? Different guys using them at the same time?

Different guys.


Today we had all of them out, with 2 circular saws
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I have to look into the different clamps available for the track. I may find different ways to utilize it.
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I've used it for scribing many a cabinet side. It's a great tool for that. Example, pulled a vanity that we were going to re-install, exterior wall is out of level. After raising it on a new toe kick that was level and sliding to the wall, I have a 1/4" gap at the bottom which the previous installer had just caulked.

I laid the vanity on it's back, marked a 1/4" on the top, laid the track, and cut. Fast, dust free, quicker than any other method you could have used with perfect accuracy. So yeah... they're worth it.
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Different guys.


Today we had all of them out, with 2 circular saws
Eh... I always pull rank and get the track saw...

They have to use the table saw or a circular. lol. One day maybe... got to buy a Kapex first though.
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Eh... I always pull rank and get the track saw... They have to use the table saw or a circular. lol. One day maybe... got to buy a Kapex first though.

We're framing a remodel. Timber frame from 1850. Everything has to be cut different.
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Love mine for those tapered extension jambs.

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