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HI
I'm now thinking of getting a table saw , had quite a few boards to cut up for a cupboard and filling in a over a door and can see a table saw would have been useful.
I have a load of Dewalt gear now, so tending to be brand loyal and looking at Dewalt.

I understand that a new regulation has meant that some of the 10" saws are nolonger available because of the ratio of base to saw dia.

I have a dewalt DWS778 Mitre saw which uses 250mm Blades and i have a few Freud, Saxton blades 40t/60t/80t - so would have been good if i could have got hold of the 10" dewalts - BUT seems to be 81/4 210mm only in the portable cheaper units

I looked at the Bosch GTS 10J and was going to buy from axminster when I saw a youtube video , where the screw for the guard got in the way of any large timber going through the saw - not sure why , or if the video is wrong.

Then the DeWalt DWE7485-GB seems to be the main choice, again almost purchased with a stand on a deal yesterday - BUT out of stock now.
I also looked at the Evolution rage 5 - but not sure of this brand, although I could use the 10" 250 blades with this saw. BUT the RPM is 2500 and not sure if that is to slow

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Hi,

Just wondering if you have a track saw? I have both a table saw and a track saw, and now my track saw gets far more use.
That said, many woodworkers on woodworking forums highly rate the DWE7485.
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Thanks Sammy.se, Not looked at a tracksaw, perhaps i should , any suggestions - cheers,
i have not seen may reviews of the DWE7485 , most seem to be for models that are nolonger available.

One of the jobs i have is making a panel out of t&Gv and want to cut off the T&G on the end planks around 2m long.
also I trend to use a circular saw with a guide clamped to the wood, and find small pieces an issue.
I'm also planning to cut up a 8x4 sheet of 9mm MDF to make a panel effect , so strips of about 4/5" wide.
will a track saw do that
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you allready know my answer :huray:
"sheet material far far easier with a plunge track saw
to cut a 8x4 sheet you need an area about 18ft 8 before the saw and 8 after with good support also not easy to feed a large heavy sheet over a saw accurately"
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Thanks for the replies so far
I can see how that would work for sheet material.
Some of the things I may be doing/done in the past
What about things like 120cm T&G 90mm cutting off the T&G on the ends
2x1 splitting in half for 1x1 mounts
laminate worktop 28mm thick x 80cm - trimming down the width
95x45cm post angles for wall posts
12x MDF strips around 10cm x 1m
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Why not second hand on e bay , you will get what ur after there, but big sheets as Sadi track saw
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I got a Bosch GTS 10J, superb machine. Had the dewalt prior and sent it back (for a couple of reasons).

The riving knife on the bosch goes up and down and the guard has some movement in it to allow it move up. No issues with sheet material. If i run into a situation where the nut gets in the way I temporarily remove the guard and apply extra caution. I had that issue when cutting rebates for something.

I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.

What video did you watch?

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sorry i thought you already had a 10"table saw :lol:
i have the 54v version off the dewalt and assume the 240v will run with a bit more umph but apart from that identical and it brilliant :huray:
its set up for cutting sheet material as the fence goes up to 2ft or half a sheet
https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Dew ... -Table-Saw
https://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Dew ... 1f5a3973d3
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@ahfix
Tried to find the video , i watched yesterday afternoon around 3.30pm, tried history can seem to find - i'll look again
Do you use a stand on the Bosch GTS 10J
@big-all , thanks looked at those 2 , was about to buy the DWE7485-GB with stand, but FFX out of stock till November, Then went to Axminster and they suggested the Bosch GTS 10J. Also I dont have a problem with cabled, as its just DIY and the mitre saw/router are cabled and work fine.
Tracksaw - i may think about cordless , as i find the circular saw so much better cordless, i only have 18v batts not the flexvolt
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@ahfix
its on the GTS10XC - BUT the 10j has the same bolt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JplibEbhilo

how did you find the mitre slide, lots of reviews it moves in the slot a lot.
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dewalt only do a 54v plunge track no 18v version afraid
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etaf wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:03 pm
Thanks for the replies so far
I can see how that would work for sheet material.
Some of the things I may be doing/done in the past
What about things like 120cm T&G 90mm cutting off the T&G on the ends
Yes, a track saw could do that, a simple jig made up of a fence clamped to a board and you can do them as easily as on a table saw.
etaf wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:03 pm
2x1 splitting in half for 1x1 mounts
It's possible, but fiddly - a table saw or bandsaw would be better for this task.
etaf wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:03 pm
laminate worktop 28mm thick x 80cm - trimming down the width
Tracksaw over a table saw any day for this.
etaf wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:03 pm
95x45cm post angles for wall posts
Do you mean cutting angles/chamfers at the top of posts? Tracks saw would not be suitable for that

etaf wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:03 pm
12x MDF strips around 10cm x 1m

Yes, a track saw would be suitable, with a simple jig.

Check out the track saw videos by Peter Millard on YouTube, to get an idea of all the possibilities.
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etaf wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:42 pm

how did you find the mitre slide, lots of reviews it moves in the slot a lot.
A lot of people get very excited about that. I'm not building the specs of NASA so not really concerned about it.

I've seen a lot of people go to extravagant enginering lengths to improve it, best video I saw of a chap who applied a bit of tape to it, job done!

There is some slight play but not to the degree suggested. Matt at badger workshop used one for years and love it ... before he moved and developed a tablesaw fetish :lol:

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Just skimmed the video (skip to 34min).

His push stick is too long, I've never had that issue. I use the bosch one, at the end you can simply use the nose of the stick to push through the last few cm while safely holding the board on the other side.

I think user error.

I'm pritty sure the nut can be moved to the opposite side.

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Oh, and I don't think he lifted the riving knife to the full hight which raises up the back of the guard and bolt.

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