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Old 03-17-2018, 11:02 AM
kenk kenk is offline
 
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I cut into the rails when I use the tracksaw. The first cut you make with the saw will leave a groove into the rails (and into whatever bench top you put between the rails). After that, the saw will always follow the same groove. The idea is to ajust the saw depth for every new cut so that it fits the depth of the workpiece. That way it won't cut too deep into the rails.
I like that the EZ-ONE includes so-called "Depth Stop" which is used to check for the correct blade depth BEFORE running the saw along the guide rail. The idea is that with the material in place, with the saw power OFF, you have to adjust the saw's blade depth before the cut, you check to confirm that the blade don't fall below the top of the Depth Stop. If the blade is below the depth stop you will cut deeper into the cross rails. If you're constantly cutting 3/4" plywood, then I suppose you can cut without checking, but you'd better beware when cutting thinner material (cutting thicker material is really no harm - just doesn't cut all the way through).

When I bought my used EZ-ONE the Depth Stop had a slice through the top. Oops!

The is the exact same concept as the protective rail that runs above vehicles well before low bridges, parking garages, and drive-up windows. "If you crunch your vehicle roof into this rail, then stop before going further!!"

If you're not sure what I'm talking about, here is a video that explains quite well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USu8vT_tfdw

Last edited by kenk; 03-17-2018 at 11:04 AM.
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