PRECISON, TIME-SAVING TOOLS & KITS FOR DIY-ERS AND PROFESSIONAL WOODWORKERS
Easily, Safely and Accurately Handle Cuts On Full Plywood Sheets Without Needing an Assistant
Simultaneously Flatten and Smooth Projects to Eliminate Cups or Bows With Our Slab Mill
"So far it has exceeded my expectations. Setup was straightforward and I got good results right out of the box that only improved as I got the fine details figured out..."
Since our creation in 2009, all of TrueTrac’s products have been proudly made in the USA, and always will be.
As a family business, we feel it's important to use suppliers right here in the USA. Sometimes, that means we pay a little more than we would if we got them from overseas. However, we know the people we buy from, we know their quality, and if there's an issue we can easily resolve it in person simply by stopping by.
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 mill our own adapter plates, set up jigs, and various other tidbits and accessories for our product lines in-house. For example, our carrying & storage case is 100% made in-house and directly employs one full time employee.
With our old-fashioned customer service backing up our quality made products, we've been blessed to have our tools grace the shops of satisfied customers literally around the globe.
We hope you'll join us!
I am very happy with this track system. It all works well. The setup was a little time-consuming because my Makita cordless saw has a webbed baseplate with few places to drill holes. That's not Truetrac's fault. I would also appreciate some better quality hardware (screws, etc.). The stuff in the kit is pretty crusty and cheap. Stainless would be awesome.
Once I had it mounted and aligned, I trimmed the chip strip as instructed and made a few test cuts. I'm pretty impressed by how quick and easy it is to position the track and make a cut. I bought the clamps just to be sure it wouldn't slide around, but it's fairly rare that I need them.
One of my first jobs was to cut a bunch of panels of red cedar plywood. It's expensive, it loves to chip out, and I needed very precise cuts. The Truetrac worked perfectly and it was quick! The cuts were totally sharp and square with no chips or tear out.
This system is a little expensive, but it is well worth it! I know I'd probably charge the same or more if I produced something similar.
This tool work great. I have flatten a dozen or so slabs so far and it work exactly like in the videos. Instructions where very easy to follow. I wouldn’t change a thing. Great tool.
Nick in Pa.
Better than a table saw for breaking down large sheet goods. Accurate and straight.
We bought our router gantry system in late 2021 and we've been using it ever since. We process about 4-7 slabs per day and around 1,500 slabs per year. When our shop is open this thing is running. We absolutely love it, total game changer, I'll go through a couple points worth discussing over our time with it.
We opted to make the platform with a bottom. We found that our slabs are all kinds of different sizes, we just generated a few dedicated shim pieces and it can be moved anywhere. Also, we found that it helps with dust collection. Even with the new dust shroud, there is still a bunch of dust left on the surface, we just broom it off into a wheel barrow.
The entire structure of our sled rests on adjustable feet. We found that over time it will get off a little, mainly from running into it, moving it, etc. By having adjustable feet along the entire track we can adjust certain sections using a laser to get it all back to parallel. Also I think that having a lot of weight in one spot over time makes our sled sag a little. If I could do it over again I think I would weld an entire frame out of metal. This might be overkill for a lot of folks though. We also raised the rails up to accommodate larger slabs, 4+ inches.
The Milwaulkee 3hp router is the king. It'll burn up though if you abuse it and not take light passes. We have a spetool 2 inch carbide cutter head. I purchased a second router in case one burns up but it's crucial you rotate blades and take light passes to avoid this
The new dust shroud they have is great, well thought out. It doesn't get everything but really how can it. It's made a huge difference for us.
The rails are good quality and can handle weight on them. We found that we have to lubricate the rails daily. We use wd-40 in a little squirt bottle to grease the rails once in a while to make her glide.
The only issue we have ever had was the little plastic/brass dohickies that the router attaches to. If you remove your router a bunch they would strip out on us. The holes need to be blown out with a compressor to keep the threads clean. I have multiple employees so I know it doesn't get done often. Personally, I would like to see a way to attach the router to the metal rod that moves it back and forth without the use of threaded screws, some form of clamping system. With that being said, it doesn't take away from it's functionality if you take diligence in cleaning the holes and don't cross thread them.
The company and communication is fantastic. Jacob, the owner, responds to me personally and is able to help me quickly. You can tell they really take pride in what they do and the products they create, as do we here in our shop, which is why it's a pleasure owning one of their tools.
All in all, it gets 5 stars from us. We have thoroughly vetted and downright abused our sled for a while and it still remains one of the most important tools in our shop. However, sometimes I do feel like a printer when running it, neeeeneeeee, back and forth, if it has some form of automation in the future they'll have to increase the rating to 6 stars. You won't regret buying it, American made, totally worth the investment. It's already paid for itself within the first week of having it.
Jacob, you the man
For years I had a home made slab flattening mill. It worked but not great.
Some months back I purchased the True TracSaw 96” slab flattening mill.
It’s built very well. I’ve flattened 2 slabs and have 2 more to go. I’ve also used it to cut in the slots for the steel inserts.
I’m very impressed with the quality and precision of this mill.
I love it and would buy it again in a minute.
Definitely 5 stars
RGS - 48” x 96” Threaded Cross Feed Slab Mill
I’m impressed with the quality and simple design that makes any job I have of making a straight cut easy and professional!
I would also like to give two thumbs up for Jacob and his customer service! I messed up two of the dust catchers trying a 45 angle cut. Jacob replaced them immediately free of charge! Thanks Jacob!😀
I should have bought this a lot sooner to breakdown sheets of plywood and put a straight edge on rough lumber. I really don't like handling plywood, and with the cost of plywood, don't like wasting anything I don't have to. The TrueTrac system combined with parallel guides (that I modified for use with TrueTrac), 3-4-5 layout square, good parts layout, and smart cut sequence allows me to cut plywood into their finished sizes with high precision and a lot less handling. Now all I have to do is finish my overhead gantry hoist to lift full sheets onto the cutting table!
I love it but I think it should come with 2 sets of brushes other than that I love it
After 7 yrs...2 garages [renting] and having this tool in storage...I finally have my own property. My Shop. Still a beginner but all those "Ahh-ha" moments are coming back. What a great feeling. Purchased these 1 yr ago and have just now built 2 cabinets. Great for break-downs and odd corners. The clamps were a long awaited welcome to my Shop. All the other tools gave it a party...by putting it to work....What fun we had...
Great tool addition... keep up the good work.
Bought it and didn't take it out of the box for a couple months. When I finally got around to setting it up it worked great for a couple cuts then I noticed there was a crack in the base plate. Contacted truetrac months after original purchase date and no questions asked they shipped out a new base plate plus a couple other consumables. Love the trac and it works perfectly.
The tool worked excellent the only issue was with the chip strips chipping. But I contacted Jacob and replacement parts were sent quickly. I used it to put a straight edge on 10 foot rough sawn boards it worked well. I would recommend this tool as a great alternative to the higher priced models.
TrueTrac Dust Collection Nozzle
Thanks Jacob for your quick response in sending the replacement parts I needed. I was so impressed with the quick response to the need for the parts to complete a project with a deadline. It really encourages me to tell others about the system. Thanks again!!