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Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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I have a 5007mg setup for eurekazone track. It has worked pretty well. I've never needed more cutting depth. However, there are two things that I wish were better:
1. The brake sounds really nice. You won't have to sit and wait for the blade to spin down. And you will be less likely to damage the track if you get impatient and lift the saw. I didn't realize how useful the brake would be before i got the setup, but i will *definitely* get a saw with a brake if I ever replace my saw.
2. The pivot and bevel adjustment on the saw do seem a bit less precise than I would like. I don't feel like I can trust the bevel scale on the saw, but I don't have a better technique for setting the angle.
I have the eurekazone dust collection stuff for my 5007, and it works well.
When cutting bevels, you can't line up the cuts with the zero-clearance edge. You either remove the edge insert, or use the second groove in the shoe, or both, and then line it up by distance. I put the saw on the track and line up the blade on one side, and then make the track parallel withe the cut line. It isn't too hard to do, but you do have to work harder to get the precision. The easier bevel cutting is one aspect of the festool, etc. track saws that sounds attractive to me.
Despite these nits, I am very happy with my eurekazone / Makita setup overall. It makes cutting sheets super easy. The cuts are easy to line up and always come out straight.