Can you use any circular saw with a track?
There has been a lot of buzz about Track Saws with both DeWalt, and Makita finally coming out with versions for the USA. But I bet many people don’t know that you can turn just about any circular saw into a track saw for a fraction of the cost of a complete track saw package all with a kit from EurekaZone.
Can you use a track saw without the track?
All of the saws can be used without a track, just like a regular circ saw. But guiding them with a track guarantees dead-straight cuts. All the tracks work similarly: The saw straddles a raised rib that maintains a straight cutting line, and rubber grip strips on the bottom prevent the track from scooting during a cut.
What holds a track saw in place?
The track is stable in most situations, due to the rubber strips on the bottom. Those sticky rubber strips on the track bottom don’t slip; no need to waste time clamping down the track in most situations—even when you’re trimming doors. Cutting clampless is scary at first, but you’ll learn to trust the sticky strips.
Is a plunge saw the same as a track saw?
A plunge saw, sometimes referred to as a track saw, is a type of hand held circular saw which slides on a rail during application. You can perform long and accurate cuts with a plunge saw. Unlike other saws, a plunge saw can be fed at the start of the material or be plunged directly into where you need to cut.
Are saw guide rails universal?
The YouTool Guide Rail is universally suitable for almost all brands of saw, and is available up to 5 meters long.
What’s the best track saw?
Our Top Picks
- BEST OVERALL: Makita SP6000J1 6-1/2 Inch Plunge Circular Saw Kit.
- RUNNER-UP: DEWALT Flexvolt 60V MAX 6-1/2 Cordless TrackSaw Kit.
- BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK: Shop Fox W1835 Track Saw.
- UPGRADE PICK: Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Saw with T-Loc and Rail.
- BEST PORTABILITY: Kreg Circular Saw Track.
What’s the difference between a plunge saw and circular saw?
A plunge saw is like a circular saw with a blade that spins and cuts, only with much more sophistication and accuracy. Rather than the guard retracting to expose the blade when cutting, such as with a circular saw, it has a fixed guard and the blade is exposed when plunging the handle to the pre-set depth.
What track saw cuts deepest?
The Festool TS75 is the largest and heaviest of the saws at 13.6 lbs and will cut to a depth of 2 ¾”; the smaller Festool TS55 weighs in at just under 9.92 lbs and cuts to 1 15/16″, the DeWalt is a solid 12 lbs, cutting down to 2 ⅛” and the Makita at a mere 9.1 lbs will cut to an impressive 2 3/16″.
Who makes the best track saw?
Can track saws cut angles?
Benefits of a Track Saw In addition to rough cutting pieces to size, a track saw can be used to miter carcase sides, cross cut large pieces to length, and cut angles on large pieces.