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I have DeWalt, as well, like @JP4CY so can't comment on the Wen. I don't know if Wen's is cordless, but that is a really nice feature of the DeWalt. The system works great and I have no complaints, thus far. It's great for breaking down sheet goods, but can also be used to square up edges on larger stock without having to go to the table saw.

I've always been very frustrated trying to get straight cuts when breaking down sheets, so this thing is a God send.
My table saw, other than dados and some odds and ends isn't used very much anymore. The Dewalt track is probably my best investment. Couple it with a squared up miter saw, you can do a good woodworking.
 

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My table saw, other than dados and some odds and ends isn't used very much anymore. The Dewalt track is probably my best investment. Couple it with a squared up miter saw, you can do a good woodworking.
Ive got a cheaper contractor table saw to use but I think I can get by with a track saw for most things. I have a good miter saw and do most of my jointery like that on my router table. Maybe I do go a little more expensive. The router attachment is appealing.
 
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My table saw, other than dados and some odds and ends isn't used very much anymore. The Dewalt track is probably my best investment. Couple it with a squared up miter saw, you can do a good woodworking.
I am in the same boat. I have a ridgid job site table saw. I use cross cut sled, 45 and 22.5 deg sled for most cuts, but in the market for a good track saw. I use the hell out of my router and jointer for most of my jointery.
 

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Can’t believe I didn’t know about this thread prior. Here’s my basement bar that I finished back in November. Overall very happy with how it turned out, but as with all projects there’s a few things I would do differently.
 

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Can’t believe I didn’t know about this thread prior. Here’s my basement bar that I finished back in November. Overall very happy with how it turned out, but as with all projects there’s a few things I would do differently.
Really nice!!! Did you use barn board for the base??
 

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They’re Rockler clamps and black pipe from Home Depot. They go on sale at Rockler quite often and if you sign up for their emails you get free shipping on anything over 35 bucks. I got mine for 15 bucks a piece on sale. They have wider feet than most pipe clamps which I like a lot and they have a lip on them for hanging them up.

The black pipe from Home Depot is 10 ft and threaded at each end so I just bought ten sticks and cut them in half at home. They work great.
They are pipe clamps. I use Pony brand but any will work. Just make sure you get the ones with the discs brake as shown in orange, not the pressure foot ones as shown in red. The pressure foot ones will ALWAYS slip.
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I personally own a Dewalt which is almost identical to Makita.
If you're going to use it occasionally it may suit you. I use mine enough plus I'm in the Dewalt line to validate it.
With Dewalt, Makita, Festool, you can also buy router clamp attachments to use the track.

If you haven't been to Acme, you should go check out the feeling of them too.
Well I decided not to go cheap and ended up ordering a cordless Makita with 2 55” powertec tracks. I’m kinda pumped about it.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
 

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Well I decided not to go cheap and ended up ordering a cordless Makita with 2 55” powertec tracks. I’m kinda pumped about it.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
Makita has a huge cordless line.
 

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This thing is the ****. I’m not sure why I didn’t invest in one sooner. I’ve used it a couple times now and it’s flawless. The accuracy, the power, the dust collection, the cordlessness (not a word I know), etc.

The powertec track is great and I’m not sure what more a person could get from spending 60-70 bucks more on the Makita track. The Makita saw fits perfectly. The saw has adjustments to snug it against the track as well as lock it in. The track is dead straight and came with some excess rubber to cut off so it lines up exactly with the blade.

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This thing is the ****. I’m not sure why I didn’t invest in one sooner. I’ve used it a couple times now and it’s flawless. The accuracy, the power, the dust collection, the cordlessness (not a word I know), etc.

The powertec track is great and I’m not sure what more a person could get from spending 60-70 bucks more on the Makita track. The Makita saw fits perfectly. The saw has adjustments to snug it against the track as well as lock it in. The track is dead straight and came with some excess rubber to cut off so it lines up exactly with the blade.

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I see this stuff and I got to keep telling myself no new power tools for another 18 months and I’ll have the last of my student loans paid off.
 
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This thing is the ****. I’m not sure why I didn’t invest in one sooner. I’ve used it a couple times now and it’s flawless. The accuracy, the power, the dust collection, the cordlessness (not a word I know), etc.

The powertec track is great and I’m not sure what more a person could get from spending 60-70 bucks more on the Makita track. The Makita saw fits perfectly. The saw has adjustments to snug it against the track as well as lock it in. The track is dead straight and came with some excess rubber to cut off so it lines up exactly with the blade.

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That's next on my list
 
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Had the garage door open tonight and started to finish a red oak bowl I roughed out this winter. This thing moved a crazy amount drying out. It was like 5/8 of an inch out of round. 2918E1C9-29C6-4388-B6ED-538DB4999CEC.jpeg 158BA2C5-45A1-4276-BE81-CF67E05926F2.jpeg
 
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