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  • Kreg Accu-Cut XL
    • Get perfectly accurate cuts every time with track-guided cutting
    • Break down panels and plywood with cutting up to 100-inch
    • Splinter-free cuts with tearout protection from guide strips
  • Kreg Square-Cut
    • Quickly and accurately crosscut boards up to 12-inch wide
    • Adjustable guide arm requires no trimming
  • Kreg Multi-Mark
    • Three scale configurations
    • Imperial and metric scale
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thanks talked me off the ledge!

ne more info how you made yours? thanks
I actually made 2. The first one I had some leftover 1/2 Baltic birch plywood. I cut a wide strip for the base and then another one about 4 inches wide and glued it to the wider one. When the glue dried, I cut the dovetail groove on the router table to the Micro Jig clamp specs. Then with the blade of my circular saw retracted, I glued another strip to make a channel for the saw using the saw itself as a jig, meaning i put it up against the 4 inch board and glued the second one, clamping as I moved down the length. After it was dry I attached some cross pieces at the end, then waxed the channel and cut into it. The dovetail clamps allow it to be clamped securely to any width that the saw will take. I then made another using a full 8 foot piece of plywood in the same manner. It's a lot like the guy's in the attached video but I don't clamp it from above.
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Camera store selling construction tools... .interesting .
The storefront in NY only sells camera equipment. The online store sells everything. Does seem odd but its a real place.
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im just getting into woodworking, looking for input from those more experienced. could this system replace a lot of things a table saw could be used for? I have a seperate miter saw already.
I don't think you can replace table saw with this. Table saw is really good at making repeated cuts and making precise cuts like splitting a 2x4. You can do it with circular saw or a track saw, it's just a lot less accurate and takes time to setup.

Having said that, I don't own a TS because I'm scared of that thing, plus I don't have the space. I am getting by with a Wen track saw, which I highly recommend for new or casual woodworker. About the same price as this kit.
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I always wanted one of these, now i am in the process of making a desk out of 2x6s but dont have a jointer, is it possible to cut joint edges with these?
I jointed 2x8 using my tracksaw. I suppose you can use this too. Butt up two jointing pieces and cut right down the middle so to cut on both sides that are perfect match in one go.
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im just getting into woodworking, looking for input from those more experienced. could this system replace a lot of things a table saw could be used for? I have a seperate miter saw already.
I use this to cut up sheet goods that are hard to manage on a table saw. Once they're cut into manageable sections, I use my (portable) table saw to make precise repeated cuts. If you're only cutting a couple of panels or making several different sized cuts this + a circular saw would be fine, but a table saw makes making 12+ exact cuts (eg for cabinet drawers) way faster. I usually cut everything smaller than 30 or 32" on the table saw, so this thing only gets used for sheets, but it's invaluable since I don't have space for a track saw.
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I wanted this pretty badly, but read there is slop in the track and there is a review on YouTube that shows the fix with a special type of tape. I got tired of waiting on a deal and made my own guide.

Straight cut on one side and beveled cuts on the other side of the track. Breathing life into my corded Milwaukee saw again. Next project is the crosscut rail jig.

That kreg measuring tool looks pretty cool though.
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Some wisdom from someone who has been there:

This thing is a complete POS. You will not get a straight edge. Kreg pocket hole hogs are awesome. These are garbage.

I ultimately went with a DeWalt FlexVolt tracksaw and have two 55" tracks and the connector, as well as the 102" track. My advice there is that the connector is also garbage.

If I could do it all over again, I'd still get the tracksaw, but I would make my own tracks and skip the hassle of having to order and return a half dozen tracks just to get a straight set.
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Some wisdom from someone who has been there:

This thing is a complete POS. You will not get a straight edge. Kreg pocket hole hogs are awesome. These are garbage.

I ultimately went with a DeWalt FlexVolt tracksaw and have two 55" tracks and the connector, as well as the 102" track. My advice there is that the connector is also garbage.

If I could do it all over again, I'd still get the tracksaw, but I would make my own tracks and skip the hassle of having to order and return a half dozen tracks just to get a straight set.
OMG... this has totally destroyed my desire to buy this...
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I will add for anyone still considering, Kreg updated the XL kit connectors from aluminum to steel. The original 2x2ft sections by themselves come with alum connectors which are too weak for the full 4x2ft track. If you buy two sets with extra connectors you will get aluminum connectors. I bought the XL kit and has steel connectors and it works just fine. I don't even use clamps with it and I've gotten a straight cut every time. You just need to make sure you measure two or three times since it's hard to line up both ends by yourself.
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Make your own. I have been a wood worker for more than 20 years. Track saws are great for cutting down sheet goods, but unless you're a carpenter working in the field and need to cut down sheets goods regularly, they are IMO an unnecessary luxury in the average shop. As much as I'd love to have one, not this one, I don't need it. I have never had an issue cutting down sheet goods with my homemade track saw, Kreg Rip Cut, and/or my table saw.
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Agreed that Kreg tools are usually top notch for that they do.
But this one...not at the "precision" that makes it worth the cost.

I finally went old-school, and got several levels that I also use as straight edges.

24", 48", 78" and the big daddy 96'er.

Swanson has a 24-Inch, 48-Inch and 78 kit.

No, its not a cheap as one kit, but I know I get straight cuts.

My circular saw .. the distance between the blade and the edge (short side) is 1 and 3/8" inch. I just over/under measure everything at 1 3/8" and put the straight edge on those marks.


You can get by with alot of activities with a 48" level. I rarely use the 96", but when I need it, I am glad I have it.
I'm using my levels "as levels" as well, so I get double duty out of them.

Basically, anytime I see a track that is in multiple pieces, I expect "flex". In general, I haven't tested/bought every single one of course.
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Just came in to say this kreg jig sucks ass. Most kreg stuff is awesome, this one sucks. It moves on you when you are cutting, the set screws don't stay in...it's terrible. Make your own and clamp it down.

That's operator error.

I bought the normal (not XL) version of this for a few cabinet projects in the past couple years - where I needed to rip/cut thick plywood but wasn't confident in the use of my table saw to get accurate, clean and square cuts.

First, don't rely on the squareness of the aluminum cut edge to join the pieces of track - I used a level. I didn't use threadlocker, just was sure to tighten them well. FWIW I don't disassemble the track when it's stored, either. It hasn't come loose yet.

As far as use goes, it works just fine. Be sure the work surface is clear of debris (e.g. sawdust) otherwise the grip surface won't work well. I didn't use clamps, even for a single cut of probably 100. Follow the procedure for affixing the track guide on your saw and mark it well so that you won't have to eat more of your sacrificial (blue) edge when you take the shoe off the saw and reinstall it.

The above said, for ALL my plywood work on these jobs (3/4" maple), I used 2" foam board as sacrificial with the plywood on top, on the floor. That made layout a lot easier as well as the cuts - I could get on my knees to guide the saw along the track without a lot of lateral pressure. I totally suggest this method if you're doing a fair number of cuts - it makes the whole process SO much easier and you don't have to worry about supporting the piece and also what your saw blade is going to run into.

I also made 8' cuts with the standard track even though it's just over 48" long (52-54"?). Simply reset the track and continue. for these cuts I did mark the entire length of the plywood as a guide but for single-pass cuts I just relied on marks on either side of the workpiece for track alignment.

I also bought a better saw for these projects - not some HF special or a battery saw, but a well-reviewed circular saw that didn't break the budget, along with better blades.

If I was using this ALL the time I might get a clamp or 2 for it (they make zero clearance clamps for this as to not interfere with the saw movement) or even the extensions just so I wouldn't have to reposition the track, but for a handful of cuts the reposition idea is tolerable.
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Some wisdom from someone who has been there:

This thing is a complete POS. You will not get a straight edge. Kreg pocket hole hogs are awesome. These are garbage.

I ultimately went with a DeWalt FlexVolt tracksaw and have two 55" tracks and the connector, as well as the 102" track. My advice there is that the connector is also garbage.

If I could do it all over again, I'd still get the tracksaw, but I would make my own tracks and skip the hassle of having to order and return a half dozen tracks just to get a straight set.
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OMG... this has totally destroyed my desire to buy this...

What's missing is perspective. The Kreg system is $130 and can take basically any saw except worm-drive.

That Dewalt saw, while it is probably awesome, is a dedicated track saw that retails for near $600 [homedepot.com] (the saw alone is $470).

Your solution is literally more than 4 times the price of this. I wouldn't expect the same results either. If you're a pro that needs the robustness of the track saw and have enough usage to justify the price then go for it.

As for me, as I said, for some cabinet/vanity projects the Kreg system worked just fine.
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