Bridge to a similar thickness board to handle narrow dimensional lumber
Easily cut unique angles for face frames, hardwood flooring installations, or cabinet filler strips
With the saw riding -on top- of the track, it maintains full control during the entire cut
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I bought this package [8ft Combo Kit] in 2011 when I built our kitchen cabinets and needed to cut the plywood components to exact size. Wow, what a tool to cut plywood, I'll never do it on a table saw again!
"I do handyman and construction work and purchased this about 4 years ago. This tool saves me a ton of time...It's super accurate, easy to use, and reliable. Any home owner who does repairs around the house should own one of these..."
"I am new to woodworking and the track made it possible for me to build a gabled roof doghouse for my daughter’s pet. It has given me the confidence to try other things as well..."
I bought this for myself for Christmas and I love it already! A bit of effort to set up, but then cuts are fabulously easy. Most importantly, it feels safer than the approach I had before. I love this!
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The aluminum extrusions for our Track Saw Kits, Table Kits, and Router Gantry System are manufactured in either Cincinnati or Youngstown, Ohio. The plastic extrusions for the anti-chip edges are manufactured in Peebles, Ohio.We CNC machine our own adapter plates, set up jigs, and various other tidbits and accessories for our product lines. For example, our carrying & storage case is 100% made in-house and directly employs one full time employee.Started in April of 2009, the TrueTrac brand of products is still family owned and operated over ten years later. The company behind the brand is Levi Hollow Tools, LLC Learn More About Us
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I've used it for a while now and I love this track system. It works great. The replaceable strips are a little hard to install but other than that it's a great product. The only regret is I wish I had purchased this a long time ago.
I did try another system before using this and had real issues with getting the boards level on that so dumped it and tried this.
The TrueTrac system is great and I am thrilled with this system and have now flattened 2 boards with it and have a 10 foot walnut slab waiting to get on! I really like the system
A couple of pointers
1. With advice from TrueTracI I used a touch of Johnsons polish to make it glide smoother.
2. I also use the Brora stands underneath for support.
3. Don't trust to the spirit level on the router holder - I found my own 4 foot spirit level gave a better result.
4. I added a 2x6 does the sides of my table for rigidity and give a bit of height and then add boards underneath to bring to the correct height before routing
5. Do get the threaded system - helps to keep you on line - a simple idea but a good solution - I give it 5 turns between each run
6. I got the extension which works smoothly
VERY happy with this and would recommend it over other systems.
I have a big Makata router for this - it didn't fit the standard screw holes but that was no problem TrueTrac sent me a blind replacement and it works perfect
I am a retired physician who always has enjoyed woodworking. I retired to 85 acres, most in hardwoods, and began to make furniture from deadfalls and some harvested trees, hickory, maple, oak, and walnut. In addition, my large family began to request I help them with cabinet makiing; some I could make in my wordworking shop, some site built. Making long straight cuts was problematic; I decided I needed a track saw. The TrueTrack system seemed like a good option, had great reviews, and was a US based business. I bought the 8 ft option and got a battery driven 6 1/2 inch saw with the blade on the left to dedicate as my track saw. Following the instructions, I successfully got the baseplate installed on the saw, although I had to drill from the bottom up through the saw's baseplate to get the screws where I wanted them. I then made a plywood box to store the saw when not in use. While the baseplate is secure to the saw, I am worried that if it gets bumped, and certainly if it gets dropped, the baseplate will break or get out of adjustment. The box is big enough that I can store the track connectors, allen wrench and toggle clamps with the saw, and protect the saw in the back of my truck when I do on-site work.
I have now used the TrueTrac system for building a huge built-in cabinet in a bedroom. I am very happy with the quality of cuts I get, and no longer have to wrestle with long pieces of plywood. I get edges that are better than those I got on a table saw and have no danger of kick-back when cross cutting. My only, very minor complaint, is that the anti-chip strips are so loose in their groves that they move out when the track is moved and may get broken. They do work well in maintaining their position on the plywood while I am cutting, even without the toggle clamps. It is now easy to mark for a cut and position the track for a cut exactly where I want it.
I am DELIGHTED with the quality of this product and am happy to recommend it
As a new user of my TrueTrac I was unsure how well the guide track would stay in place. Especially when ripping 8 ft pieces, I have additional confidence when I use the clamps. They also help me place the guide in the exact right place as they will hold one end when I adjust the other. I was puzzled by the fact that they seemed to get out of adjustment (tightness of clamp) after a few uses, but then found out the bolts holding them to the base were loosening. After tightening them, they held their adjustment. I'm glad I spent the money to have them when I need them.
Purchased two plates, one for 7 1/4" saw other for 10 1/4" saw . Ripped 3" hardwood boards with 10 1/4" saw. Used clamps, worked like a charm. Also Ripped some glue joint edges, too big for jointer, worked well. Set up 7 1/4" for thinner material, use opposite side of trac with this saw, worked great. Thanks Howie.
After finding the True Trac has become my go-to tool I decided to upgrade from the original cardboard packaging that I used for protection to the fancy black case. I cannot express how happy I am with all True Trac's products and customer service and have been driving my friends and co-workers crazy with my enthusiasm.
By careful assembly, checking using an accurate right-angle, no further adjustments were required: the critical step was cross tightening the bolts in an iterative manner while the trac and handle were held clamped in position at 90 degrees. The bolts were a tight fit, but no adjustments of materials were required. Clamping during assembly avoided any play, and right-angle accuracy was preserved when the clamps were removed. An absolute delight to use.
I bought the TrueTrac Pro after the one I made on my CNC machine failed. It's a good value, works as advertised, excellent company support and a good long term investment. Don't bother wasting your time making one.
I've had the opportunity to try a number of other track saw brands but TrueTrack, in my opinion, is simply the best that I've tried. The construction is SOLID and that solidness translates to consistently-accurate results every time.
I've also had the opportunity to use a number of other products sold by TrueTrack from expandable work surfaces to their router guide and jig, as well as a pocket hole set-up (which I think, unfortunately, maybe they no longer offer). ALL products have been great. Given the nature of my work though, I tend to use the track saw the most and I'm very glad to have this brand in my shop.
The track saw system (with saw plate, zero clearance block and replaceable anti-chip edging) is well thought-out and precision designed and engineered. I have the guide plate mounted on a dedicated Hitachi (Metabo) circular saw which provides a perfect grab-and-go solution for my application.
I lead student workshops and work with students on community service projects. As a result, I end up sharing tools a lot. The TrueTrack track saw is much-loved with the students. While they have training on high-end table saws in the school's woodshop, the TrueTrack track saw in an invaluable tool to have on site and honestly, it can do things that a table saw simply can't do as well, like precision tapered cuts.
The students can be rough on the tools but TrueTrack's solid construction has held well up to their hard love and outright abuse (not Kate, she's been very careful and kind).
That's my view on the tools, but Truetrack is more than their products. I have rarely, if ever, had any direct or ongoing communication with a tool seller (let alone manufacturer). I usually buy a product, have it delivered, if I have feelings one way or another, I might leave a review and that's pretty much it. Truetrack is a different company though. I've communicated mostly with Jacob but I understand they are a family owned and run operation and if Jacob is representative of the group, the whole family is one you'd want to do business with. They stand behind their products, help with questions, and follow up to ensure their customers are happy and satisfied. I can honestly say I've never had as positive an experience working with a company as I have had with Truetrack. My only wish is that they could expand their product line to include everything else that I spend money on because they're an exemplary company that is a joy to work with. And their stuff is great.
I own a shop full of tools, but the tools I've gotten from Truetack are, honestly, amongst my favorites. I will probably pick up the tracksaw storage bag in the future to protect that asset. The track travels with me often and deserves to be well protected. I love that thing!
I'm happy to give this and all TrueTrack products I've tried my exclusive "Kate's thumbs up" rating. (Kate is a student who's been very kind to the tracksaw and it's rewarded her richly with excellent service and professional results.)
Thank you TrueTrack!
I am a cabinetmaker of 10+ years and just recently started my own business after leaving the small shop that I previously worked at . I was searching for a track system for my business because setting up a straight edge for large plywood cuts is time consuming and doing it on the table saw is dangerous. I discovered and purchased the true track system and have used it several times now and I love it ! It has a good robust feel to it and it's made extremely well with quality materials. I love that I can use the saw I already have without having to fork over hundreds to get a dedicated unit . It does require some finessing to get the saw perfectly aligned on the base ,(especially if you have a saw with a small base like mine)but once its dialled in and tighten down it doesn't seem to move . It is very easy to use and I have true, precise cuts every time .
I have been building furniture for nearly 50 years and own virtually every tool and machine I could need. A track saw never entered my mind - until recently. If I needed to cut a guided straight line that was too big for one of my machines, I simply turned to my shop-made circular saw guide. That was my plan for the king size walnut and ash headboard pictured below. I started by making hardboard patterns for the four major shapes and the problem was immediately evident. None of them fit together well enough to be glued. I could run them through the jointer, but they were far enough off that the jointer would have changed the shape such that the parts would not fit together as planned. I spoke with Jacob at TrueTrac and he diagnosed the problem right away. To keep the saw against the shop-made guide, I was pushing hard enough to deflect the guide. Things became even more irregular when I switched hands mid-cut. He assured me a track saw would solve the problem since, the saw riding in a track surrounding it on both sides, there is no need to push the saw laterally. In short, he was absolutely right.
I bought the TrueTrac kit and a sweet Dewalt circular saw (recommended by Jacob) that I have dedicated to the TrueTrac. Assembly was a little intimidating because of drilling holes in the saw base, but it worked out well. When I had questions along the way, Jacob was at the other end of the phone line ready to help. Each time I spoke with him, his advice was dead on. On my initial test cuts, the tool operated exactly as represented. Alignment and set-up are very straightforward. The track stays in place, though, for peace of mind, I did purchase the optional toggle clamps and used them on the crazy angles. You can cut with either hand or change hands mid cut, with no effect. The design of the track minimizes tear-out. Combined with the Dewalt saw and a good quality blade, the resulting cut is very clean.
After gluing up the parts, I cut all those crazy angles with the TrueTrac. It produced a very straight line, though not quite straight enough for a glue line (Perfection was required since the parts were too big to have any give when clamped). The cuts were close enough that I could shave off a 64th" at the jointer to achieve perfect glue lines. Once the assembly was glued up, I trimmed it to square with the TrueTrac. No jointing was required for those cuts. If you zoom in on the photo, you will see just how precise all the joinery is.
I would imagine the TrueTrac is a good product for carpenters and people who site-build cabinets and would use it every day. For someone like me, who will only use it occasionally, it is a real find. There is no way I would have spent the kind of money required for one of the high-end track saws. I believe most of the high-end woodworking products that have come on the market in the last decade are ridiculous and appeal mostly to internet hobbiests who have more money than sense and feel compelled to buy all the latest gadgets. I may have been wrong about the utility of track saws, but the prices are still unreasonable. The TrueTrac is the exception. Jacob and his family have engineered a fine product at a reasonable price and and provide superior customer service. I am very grateful.
Got the 48x96 threaded option. I’ve flattened cherry, maple and oak slabs so far. Smallest slab was 4x2 ft and largest was 10x4. Flattened each one with minimal ridges left to sand out. Very happy with the product.
I received your product and was very pleased, I have not has a chance to use yet, but I am sure every thing will work as well as all the other products I have purchased from you.
I've always disliked using circular saws. The True Trac, however, has changed that, giving me the ability to make controlled and accurate cuts while reducing set-up time. I've been using the starter kit for the last couple of months to break down plywood and hardwoods. It also helped me to make precision bevel cuts on a furniture project and create straight edges for some jigs. Jacob provided great customer service when I was making a buying decision. For my purposes as a DYI-er and hobbyist woodworker, the True Trac was a good choice over buying a track saw.