Track Saw Smackdown: Festool vs. EurekaZone vs. DeWalt vs. Makita

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I’m a big fan of tracks and circ saws… for me it all started with EurekaZone, and the moment I discovered that woodworking doesn’t always require a table saw. The success of EurekaZone and Festool’s TS 55 has brought DeWalt and Makita into the market. When there’s more competition, everyone wins…

In this track saw comparison I read through several forum threads discussing track saws and counted up the purchase recommendations. I did not use any of these tools myself! I hope that this comparison of recommendations, plus the links to my sources, will help you to make a better decision on how to spend your heard earned dollars.

Track Saw Comparison:
1) Festool TS 55 (or 75)

Votes: 13
Dewalt DWS520SK vs Festool TS55EQ – long with pictures (best comparison thread I’ve ever seen)
Festool TS 55 Circular Saw in Action video
#5 on Top 5 Woodworking Tool Companies with the Best Customer Service

2) EurekaZone (best buy on a budget)

Votes: 8
EurekaZone Forum at SMC
#2 on Top 5 Woodworking Tool Companies with the Best Customer Service
DIY Table Saw Alternative: EZ Guide + Circular Saw (From 2 years ago, when I first discovered tracks + circ saws)

3) Dewalt DWS520SK Track Saw

Votes: 3
Dewalt Track saw owner

4) Makita SP6000 + Rail System

SP6000 Video (Canadian)

Cutting Grid for Breaking Down Sheet Goods:
Knock-Down Sawhorse Cutting Grid

Track Saw Forum Threads:
Which track saw?
Dewalt DWS520SK vs Festool TS55EQ – long with pictures
Festool Saw with Guide Rail, or Dewalt Tracksaw?
Dewalt Track saw cost
Table saw vs. Track saw
Dewalt TrackSaw vs Table saw?
Festool T55/75 vs cab saw..

More Resources:
Talk about ways to cut down sheet goods
Getting Sheet Goods Home: 9 Ways to Reduce the Pain
15 Free Table Saw Outfeed Plans: Mobile Tables, Folding Tables, Outfeed Stands and More!
How To Calculate Board Feet for Your Woodworking Projects

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