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Old 04-09-2018, 11:39 AM
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Hi all, I'm looking for a saw, that can use a track like the festool track, but that has a greater depth of cut than the 165mm blade saws (festool 55, makita sp6000 et al)

If the saw doesnt have a plunge action, thats okay.

I came across the Hilti WSC-265, which led me to this forum.

Wondering are there more saws similar to the hilti, in that they can be used with a festool track?



I have festool track, and a cheap tracksaw that sits on it. I had the TS-75 but found 2 things - Its too heavy, and I treated it like a princess since it was so expensive.
A princess power tool.... I sold it.



a festool TS 75 is 6.2kg


smaller saws like the TS 55 and the Makita SP6000 are 4.5kg-ish

Looking for something around 4.5kg but with more depth of cut than the 165mm blades offer.
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:36 PM
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You're using the ez base or no? Because that cancels out any extra depth you'd get from a 7-1/4 saw, and anything bigger than that is heavy
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:57 PM
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What about the Makita 5008MGA? 8 1/4" blade, 10.6 lbs. I've been well satisfied with mine. Easily reaches through 2 by x lumber on an EZ track. Dunno anything about adapting it to a Festool track.
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:13 PM
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+1 on the Makita 5008 MAG for depth of cut and power.

Also, the Makita plunge saw is nice enough to make any Festool fan think twice and I think some have used it on a Festool rail.

Hilti is nice. Mafell is very nice, too. Like Festool, they ought to be for the money.
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:00 PM
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There's always the Makita 5402 or HS0600

Isn't there a video of Dino using the 5402 on the EZ Track?

BTW, I love my 5008,
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:17 PM
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Time for battery power. Makita has 3 36volt models
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:22 AM
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Time for battery power. Makita has 3 36volt models
The kits are $100 off at home Depot. In store only. $250 with battery + extra 2 battery promo (4 total)

Edit: not the track saw
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Old 04-11-2018, 11:08 PM
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Hi Guys! how about if we use this saw in our EZ system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG_mKQftJ7s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53P0-ZQbD-s
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:05 AM
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$426
But I don't see why not?
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:45 AM
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Hi Guys! how about if we use this saw in our EZ system. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG_mKQftJ7s
Wow - that looks almost as scary as those old mill rip saws!
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