Speaking of track saws, I finally got one in 2016 after finding out about their existence here on AVS. I ended up with the Dewalt DWS520KT and it has yet to disappoint.
I’ll consider it. I’m looking at a large table project at the end of the year and I’ll need this.@Trimlock I'll tell you what, if I had money to burn and didn't already own the Makita, I would be going with the Bosch setup that is finally available in the US. The 63" track would be much nicer than the 55" Makita and the Bosch is slightly more powerful at 13 amps vs 12.
Bosch 6-1/2 in. 13 Amp Corded Track Saw with Free 63 in. Aluminum Tracks and Carrying Bag-GKT13225FSN1600 - The Home DepotThe Bosch GKT13-225 Track Saw with Plunge Action delivers precision and power, ideal for making table-saw quality cuts to wood and wood-based sheet goods such as laminated particle boards and plywood.www.homedepot.com
@jcmccorm If you can spend for it, a track saw would completely change your game! I used mine for everything I built before I got my table saw and still use it frequently. It can be very accurate (if set up properly) and it's really quick to set up and make cuts with.
Depth control is important as you don’t want to plunge the blade too far below your cut. You also don’t want to cut a lot of material at once so you can plunge cut at .5” at a time.Whew, I like Dewalt stuff, but that's not inexpensive. Why do track saws allow plunging? What does that get you? Being able to start a cut in the middle I guess?
It's for when you have to do cuts into floors and other similar situations.Whew, I like Dewalt stuff, but that's not inexpensive. Why do track saws allow plunging? What does that get you? Being able to start a cut in the middle I guess?
Ahhh. Got it. And the miters came out great. That, and the angled dado/rabbit cuts. You're a braver man then me to cut those baffles. Looks like it's working out great.