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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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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.
This is Slickdeals. We don't pay retail, and we have an unhealthy obsession with tools.

What I actually paid was around $400 for the saw kit with a 9AH battery. The materials to build tracks are maybe $30-$40.

I would watch a bunch of diy tracksaw videos and get an idea of what you want to build, then make your own.

You will end up with a much better cut than with this kreg system. I've had the opportunity to test a bunch of different stuff and the kreg system is by far the worst.
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Thanks op. In 4 1. Checked the you tube videos on tuning the track and sled. Will use this to cut down 4x8 sheets of plywood with my circular saw on the floor rather than wrestle them through the table saw. Will do the smaller cuts on my table saw. Thanks.
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Amazon [amazon.com] appears to have matched the price although Focus Camera has a 3% cashback.
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This is Slickdeals. We don't pay retail, and we have an unhealthy obsession with tools.

What I actually paid was around $400 for the saw kit with a 9AH battery. The materials to build tracks are maybe $30-$40.

I would watch a bunch of diy tracksaw videos and get an idea of what you want to build, then make your own.

You will end up with a much better cut than with this kreg system. I've had the opportunity to test a bunch of different stuff and the kreg system is by far the worst.

It also depends on what kind of space you have. As for me, I took over my garage for a couple weeks, but it's not the kind of space I can leave things out or have large setups. Huge MDF track to store, when it's exposed to the summer humidity?)

Also it seems many of the DIY options actually require what in essence is a woodshop, to build. For example this one [youtube.com], the guy needs a prosumer table saw to get the cuts accurate and straight enough for the track - we're talking about best bang for your buck here, if we're getting down to accuracy for the money, especially when considering what kind of equipment you'd need to make something as accurate as the Kreg jig, the Kreg jig blows the DIY options out of the water. No spending a day getting everything just right on your near-pro-level tools to ultimately spend $20 or whatever on the actual materials to make the track (MDF, really [youtube.com]? For as tight as the sled and track need to be, I hope he's storing that well - humidity will make it trash in no time, but again he appears to be working in a wood shop.

This one [youtube.com] is a bit more rudimentary, but bulky and you lose around 3/4" of height due to the thickness of the track. You also can't see very well what/where you are cutting with that jig. It also requires clamps, which aren't always that easy to place due to clearance/interference.
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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.
I agree with this. I have the saw guide. Constantly slips and messes up your cut. 1/4" plywood? You're never gonna be able to cut it unless you place lumber along the edge to guide it. Waste of time and money. Their angle drill jigs are great though.
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I agree with this. I have the saw guide. Constantly slips and messes up your cut. 1/4" plywood? You're never gonna be able to cut it unless you place lumber along the edge to guide it. Waste of time and money. Their angle drill jigs are great though.

This is what I do although I didn't get the idea from this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXVB7ruLhl0

No issues with slipping cuts. Again, the under surface of this is not glue, it's simply a rubber strip. Any kind of debris is going to risk the jig slipping. For every one of my cuts I kept shop air handy to blow off bow surfaces, and I never had this unit slip/slide.
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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?
Just make a couple cauls and use pipe clamps and glue.

Edit: I just realized you need to put a clean edge on the 2x6s. I have a Rigid table saw, but if you have a planer, consider planing them down 3/16" on each side. It will take off the rounded edge, give the wood less of a "lumber" look and make your build look good. I have furniture in my house made of doug fir lumber and with some planing and clever staining (make a prewash before staining to hide the grain striping), you'd never know it was made from cheap lumber.
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It also depends on what kind of space you have. As for me, I took over my garage for a couple weeks, but it's not the kind of space I can leave things out or have large setups. Huge MDF track to store, when it's exposed to the summer humidity?)

Also it seems many of the DIY options actually require what in essence is a woodshop, to build. For example this one [youtube.com], the guy needs a prosumer table saw to get the cuts accurate and straight enough for the track - we're talking about best bang for your buck here, if we're getting down to accuracy for the money, especially when considering what kind of equipment you'd need to make something as accurate as the Kreg jig, the Kreg jig blows the DIY options out of the water. No spending a day getting everything just right on your near-pro-level tools to ultimately spend $20 or whatever on the actual materials to make the track (MDF, really [youtube.com]? For as tight as the sled and track need to be, I hope he's storing that well - humidity will make it trash in no time, but again he appears to be working in a wood shop.

This one [youtube.com] is a bit more rudimentary, but bulky and you lose around 3/4" of height due to the thickness of the track. You also can't see very well what/where you are cutting with that jig. It also requires clamps, which aren't always that easy to place due to clearance/interference.
You're making mountains out of mole-hills based on conjecture. I've actually been there and done it. I own and have used the kreg innacucut. I own and use the expensive tracks. I've made and use DIY tracks.

DIY tracks can be made on any table saw. MDF is a great material to use due its uniform thickness, rigidity, and complete lack of internal stress. Melamine covered hardboard is also a great material. Aluminum plate and straight bar is dirt cheap at your local metal supplier as well if you want to upgrade your saw mount to cut thicker sheet goods. A quick coat of paste-wax and you're protected from humidity. You can even buy the anti-skid and chip-guard rubber from DeWalt/Festool/Makita/etc. if you want to really go all out. And lastly, who doesn't have a spot on their garage or shop wall to hang a track, be it DIY or otherwise.

And for the record, even my DIY tracks blow the kreg out of the water. That jig was the biggest waste of money in my shop. I don't think I have any other $100+ tools that I bought and stopped using within the same week.

That said, if it works for you and you don't want to explore alternatives, that's awesome. I'm simply offering my opinion based on my own experience which in this case - on this topic - seems to be more varied than your own.
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Wish they would un-bundle the quasi useless "Kreg Multi-Mark" and "Kreg Square-Cut" from this thing. The first looks pretty much like a combo square, and the second . . . I would simply never use. Mitre saw all the way on that.
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I bought this thing but can't stand it. I made one similar to the one in the video but I used Micro Jig dovetail clamps to hold it down. I should have done it a long time ago.
You have a pic so we can see what yours looks like? Also link to the dovetail clamps?
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You have a pic so we can see what yours looks like? Also link to the dovetail clamps?
Well, I don't have a pic but here are the clamps.

https://smile.amazon.com/Micro-DV...ljaz10cnVl
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