Track saw

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No that won’t do. Just go without food.
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Funny you should say just had 3 teeth out and on a liquid diet. No its not beer.
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Quick buy some tools.
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sandy wrote: Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:02 pm Funny you should say just had 3 teeth out and on a liquid diet. No its not beer.
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hi, Steve, i use a Trend, 5 foot lockable straight edge. Simply clamp on any ply sheet, then use rechargeable saw. Done this for 20 odd years, before track saw invention, methinks. Heather bought me a track to fit any saw when they came out, but old habits, die hard.
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yelrow wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:48 pm hi, Steve, i use a Trend, 5 foot lockable straight edge. Simply clamp on any ply sheet, then use rechargeable saw. Done this for 20 odd years, before track saw invention, methinks. Heather bought me a track to fit any saw when they came out, but old habits, die hard.
As I said before running a circular saw down a straight edge will give a good cut but it is still possible to wander a bit with a circular saw especially on a long cut. A track saw gives such cuts another level of accuracy as the track saw sole plate has a channel that runs along a protrusion it is not possible to wander off straight.

Another issue with circular saws is that no matter how you try it is impossible to prevent splintering on the top side. A track saw can produce splinter free cuts due to the splinter guard on the track which is a stiff rubber strip initially over size but is cut with an initial run of the saw down the track. The result is a strip that just touches the saw blade and prevents splinters without all that nonsense of sticking tape on the cut line and hoping for the best. On my Makita there is even a quick setting that enables a scoring cut before plunging to the full depth.

I have used both methods mentioned and a track saw wins hands down.

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