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Looking for panel saw recommendations. Looking for rip as well as cross cut.

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I had a milwaukee for years. It was outstanding. When I got my track saw I sold the panel saw and have never regretted the decision. Without the dust collection hood the panel saw makes a mess - mdf is a beige snowstorm in your shop.
 

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Have a track saw all ready.

Have to cut 180 sheets down for a project. Want to make it dummy proof.
 

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Have a track saw all ready.

Have to cut 180 sheets down for a project. Want to make it dummy proof.
I just cut 200 sheets. Made the rips with a 118" track set with jig. All the cross cuts were done on one my MFT 3's. The 200 sheets were turned into over 1750 pieces. Cutting 26 sheets (one job lot worth) took about 4 hours.

Make sure you straight line the plywood edges before before sizing. I use the tab on the anti kickback device that comes with the saw to gauge the rail.

Can't see the sence in handling a 77 pound sheet when I can push a 6 pound TS-55.

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Too bad I didn't know this earlier. I bought a nearly new Milwaukee saw for $800, and love it, went to an auction last week and saw one like it, only older...bought it for $250. Buddy of mine saw me hauling it home and I let him have it for what I paid...because I didn't think I needed two of them, after I had bought it.

We rip plywood all the time for concrete forming, and it took my guys 30 minutes to rip 40 sheets into 11 inch wide boards. Doing it on saw horses with a skil saw or on the table saw is a labor and time killer.

Search craigslist search tempest. Might be one closer then you think.
 

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Joasis that is exactly what I'm doing with it is cutting form ply.

Have to make some concrete beams to support a 9" concrete deck.

Cole

Edit: should say I'm not going to be lifting the sheets lol
 

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Joasis that is exactly what I'm doing with it is cutting form ply.

Have to make some concrete beams to support a 9" concrete deck.

Cole

Edit: should say I'm not going to be lifting the sheets lol
So did you check out the one I linked?
 

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So did you check out the one I linked?
Going tomorrow at 2pm neither of us could meet today. It's a cabinet shop that is upgrading. Says he has a TS and a dust collector for sale too.:whistling

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I was going to suggest Home Depot .
I think it is a buck a cut.
They give you a certain number or cuts for free per sheet.

I had a job where we have to build boxes for speakers, 48 in total. I figured out how to get the most out of every sheet, HD cut every damn one for free! :thumbup:
 
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