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Old 06-14-2017, 08:59 AM
Absinthe Absinthe is offline
 
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If you could permanently dedicate one saw to track use, and one to UEG use and one router to the SSRK:

What would they be?
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:07 AM
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I have a Makita saw on base to use with the track, a Hitachi mounted on the UEG, and Bosch1617 mounted on the SSRK. I have a Milwaukee saw mounted on another brand base/track - if I had to do it again, I would have all Milwaukee saws as it has to be the smoothest running saw I have.
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Old 06-14-2017, 10:32 AM
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Its done.

EZ One and Tracks: Makita 5007MGA
An EZ Ready saw purchased with a gently used EZ One. Great saw. Previously I had used the Hitachi saw (below) on the tracks so I needed to replace their Anti-Chip edges.

UEG: Hitachi C7MBR
My first EZ Ready saw - great saw but a tad short cut depth for 2x material, so I put the latest base on it and its for use with the UEG.

SSRK: Bosch 1617 with RA1166 plunge base
I bought the set with the fixed base and plunge base. Then bought the fixed base minus handles (RA1165) for a router table (the Bosch RA1181). Then I bought as second plunge base (RA1166) to dedicate to the SSRK so I still have both the fixed and plunge bases available for freehand routing, if needed.
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Old 06-14-2017, 11:43 AM
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If you could permanently dedicate one saw to track use, and one to UEG use and one router to the SSRK:

What would they be?
pic one- 6 1/2" Ridgid on homemade base allows zero cut-line ability (well, actually, it's within ~1/64th @ 45˚, but that's close enough for the few times I need that feature).

pic two- 8 1/4" Makita 5008 MGA on homemade base (HDPE). This is my totally dedicated EZ track saw. Tenryu blades preferred; Diablos work fine, tho. I also have a 7 1/2" DeWalt mounted on an EZ saw base for misc work. (not shown in any pics)

pic three- Bosch 1613EVS on the SSRK. Like it! I have a Makita RP2301FC (pic 5) router that I thought to use on the SSRK, but I don't correlate well with it's method of setting; but, it is a very smooth and capable router.

pic four- Hilti 267e w/homemade UEG- allows full depth cutting (2"+), when needed.
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:58 PM
Mike Goetzke Mike Goetzke is offline
 
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Hilti 267E (or Makita 5008MGA), Makita 6-1/2" LXT 18V cordless, and Bosch 1617evs.
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Old 06-14-2017, 01:13 PM
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Hilte 267E, Milwaukee saw, Makita track saw, 3 horse Makita router and bosch 1617. I have converted the EZ rail on the power bench to European style and use the Hilti and Makita track saw.
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:24 PM
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Permanently? What fun would that be? Well, I think I'd be happy with a Makita 5008mg on the track, 5007mg on the UEG, and a Bosch 1617 variable speed with plunge base on the SSRK.
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:30 PM
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pic one- 6 1/2" Ridgid on homemade base allows zero cut-line ability (well, actually, it's within ~1/64th @ 45˚, but that's close enough for the few times I need that feature).

pic two- 8 1/4" Makita 5008 MGA on homemade base (HDPE). This is my totally dedicated EZ track saw. Tenryu blades preferred; Diablos work fine, tho. I also have a 7 1/2" DeWalt mounted on an EZ saw base for misc work. (not shown in any pics)

pic three- Bosch 1613EVS on the SSRK. Like it! I have a Makita RP2301FC (pic 5) router that I thought to use on the SSRK, but I don't correlate well with it's method of setting; but, it is a very smooth and capable router.

pic four- Hilti 267e w/homemade UEG- allows full depth cutting (2"+), when needed.
Wow, lots of homemade stuff. I am impressed. Especially the bases. Did you replace the whole base plate on the Ridgid?
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:32 PM
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I see a couple Hilti saws. Are they even available here in the US? Don''t they already have tracks?
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Old 06-14-2017, 09:34 PM
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So I take it some of the "track saws" are actually being used with the EZ stuff? Do they still need bases or are they already work on the eztrack with their existing grooves and stuff?
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