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Expandable Table Kit is a Very Useful Tool!

Got the TrueTrac Expandable Table and was surprised how useful it is. It makes working with large plywood pieces so much easier. On this project I used it with the True Trac tracksaw, a jig saw, and also a router. Although its portable and easy to store and set-up, I'll probably leave it up since its so handy. Really glad I got it.

The system is working as advertised. Very pleased with my purchase.

Happy, but could be better

Received quick and painless delivery, came packaged well. Instructions were good. Found 4 issues that a highly engineered product like this should have addressed. First, the levels, one fell out and the other wasn’t set into the block flat and thus gave bad leveling info. Second, the 8 ft long section does have a good bit of flex, I found adding supports every 2 feet was sufficient, but every 4 feet would deflect too far for my liking. Third, the threaded rod option, dust collects and compacts in the channel and when not using the threaded rod dust gets into the threaded brass inserts, plugging them up and making them useless. I had to dig them out with dental tools and the hole doesn’t go deep enough to clean them with a tap. I now keep the screws in the holes to stop dust accumulating and have an air compressor nearby to blow out the channel every couple of passes. Fourth, the delrin end caps that hold the rails down to the support frame are very thin. My initial plan was to take them on and off to add/subtract height for working on thick material, if they were more substantial this could have worked but they are too thin and there isn’t room to use bolts, instead I used screws and the screw stretched out the hole when tightening it down (not very tight either). Otherwise, works as intended and happy with my purchase, the precision the threaded rod adds is great for my application.

Excellent

I bought this to make a cut on a butcher block counter top. It worked great for that but beats my table saw for sheet goods (I bought the extension kit later) and it was a real life saver when I had to make a notch in some wainscoting. The cut would be visible so it needed to be precise. Very pleased with the product and has made me a better contractor.

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Square Pkg #1
Josh Bare
Simple Straight Forward Well Designed

To sum up the tile it’s just easy to use. The Datto jig works awesome as well and I can’t to get my new shop built and purchase the slab flattening device. Good quality stuff

It helps

Having had the gantry system for a while I've enjoyed how great it works. The one issue was the amount of dust all over the place, including back in my face. Adding the dust collection shroud seemed a no brainer. It does keep the dust down in the shop and it stops the dust from coming back in my face. However, I mostly work with thinner pieces of material (1 or 2 feet wide by up to 8 feet long) the shroud itself has a wide footprint, most of the time one end or the other is not over the material and most of the larger dust shoots out any opening left available. Overall, the recovery of material is low, probably under 20%, but it does keep the smaller particles from traveling all over the shop and deflects most material down and away. Also as mentioned by others, you lose a few inches of travel on either end.

Hi David!

If the brushes are not in contact with a surface of some type there’s virtually no way to control the dust, so I’m not surprised that it doesn’t collect well on narrow boards. It’s effectively trying to pull a vacuum in a completely open environment.

When running narrow stock that doesn’t allow for a good seal between the material and shroud brushes you can place a thin sheet of plywood or similar material under the stock being planed so that the brushes aren’t hanging out over open air to allow a proper vacuum to form. With a decent seal you should be getting 90%+ collection with a dust collector pulling at least 800CFM. A shopvac or small collector won’t move enough volume.

We also have 3 inch long strip brushes available if the standard 2 inch brushes aren’t long enough.

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback, it’s greatly appreciated!

-Jacob

Gantry system with dust collection

My system works great. Alot of dust falls due to dust collector hangs over the edge but if you put boards next to it near same hight when it's cutting near the edge you will collect Alot more dust. This was a great purchase.

Awesome piece of equipment love the simplicity

Exactly what I was looking for!

I've tried several circular saw track kits. The TruTrac system is the only one that I can say is a good replacement to a dedicated track saw. It's easy to use and very well made.

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RGS - 48” x 96” Manual Feed Slab Mill
Kathy Adamson
Router Gantry System…Purchased

The Router Gantry System that I purchased has met all my expectations! Would highly recommend this product. With this product it has made it possible to build a 12 ft table. Awesome Product.

Router sled dust collection

This works great. About 95% less mess. Great product.

First u

Just getting around to using the router gantry system.
I have a piece of pecan that I’m flattening for a table top.
I like how it works but I’m not getting cuts without lines showing. Is this normal or do you have any suggestions?
I don’t know my dust collector attached because I’m waiting on a couple of 45 degree connectors for the dust shroud rather than the straight ones that were included.
Thanks,
Bill Hunt

These are great additions to my existing truetrac system, they collect a majority of the dust !!

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RGS - 48” x 96” Manual Feed Slab Mill
Joe Kennedy

It works great for what I wanted to do

True Trac pro series

I bought this kit to be a little more portable on job sites, we do a lot of custom closets and pantries and rip and awful lot of plywood. One of my guys is a 40 year veteran carpenter and calls himself the human tablesaw, he said he wasn't using it. Now anytime we rip plywood it's the first thing he gets out. Setup was pretty simple on the skill saw, After that you could rip stacks of plywood in hours with laser straight efficiency. My guys are literally just walking down the side of the plywood with one hand on the saw and making perfect rips every time. I paid extra for the bag because I like to keep my tools clean and protected and away from dents and dings and scratches from being on the trucks, it has worked out perfectly I wish I had purchased this years ago. I will be buying more. Anyone that doesn't give this thing a 5 star rating clearly didn't know what they were doing to begin with and probably shouldn't own one anyhow.

Slab mill

Very pleased with the system! Great customer service, quick delivery and no damage in shipping. Ive been eyeballing this product for a couple of years and feel I really got my money’s worth.

Optional dust collector

Although the True Track is far superior than the competitor for having two rail guides than one but the dust collector sorry to say is useless. I even modified the collection nozzle by removing the bottom edge of the nozzle, to expose more suction at the blade but still the best it could do was around 20%

Hi Kazem,

I've found the unit becomes virtually worthless by removing the portion of the nozzle that is beyond the blade.

The best you can get is around 70% pick up focusing on the finer dust by forcing the air directly through the gullets of the blade to move the fine dust. By opening up a larger area to draw from you're switching from using velocity to collect the dust into trying to use volume or mass air flow to collect it, which this nozzle doesn't handle period.

It'll never get the larger shavings and chips, as shown and discussed in the videos. However, closing up the overall saw guard exit points does notably improve the pick-up percentage as it contains the shavings closer to the nozzle.

I'll go ahead and send another nozzle over.

Thank you!
Jacob

Worked as advertised!!

So far I've made 3 Pecan countertops. They were too wide for my planer. Once I found the correct bit (2 3/8" CMT with carbide inserts) it worked perfectly. Minimal sanding. I sanded them with 40, 80, 120 and 220 and they were slick as glass and ready to spray.

Great system with honest support!

TrueTrac exceeded my expectations. My system sat in the package for 6 months before I even assembled it. When putting everything together I noticed the one twisted rail that ended up being a faulty batch. The machining of one baseplate wasn't square to the face. They replaced those items at no charge and expedited shipping. She's running perfectly. I'll recommend TrueTrac to everybody in my line of work.

Great equipment and value.

The True Trac products are top notch. We received ours within the timeframe relayed. It was complete and the quality of the product was apparent right away. Sturdy, well built and easy to set up. The ability to index the router on the slab enhances the final product.
Add to that the great customer service and advice from the folks at True Trac and it becomes an easy decision... Recommend Highly

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RGS - 48” x 96” Manual Feed Slab Mill
Justin Poage
Works beautifully

Bear in mind, I only have the basic frame built and it’s HUGE. Despite that, I’m planning to set up one half for smaller slabs and the other half for thicker pieces since I have a few larger ones to work on. That being said, I have it together and aligned enough to do a test run and it worked beautifully. It slides smoothly even without grease and just make’s beautiful cuts. Not disappointed at all. Thanks Jacob!

TrueTrac Expandable Track Table Kit works like a charm

The table works as expected. After going down and grabbing some fir wood planks for the vertical pieces, it went together fairly easily. My only complaint is that the screw holes come pre-drilled in the aluminum parts. Not a big deal to drill them myself, but it does require a bit more effort to put it together. Cutting on the table works pretty well for sheet goods and planks. Unsurprisingly, the table does not support smaller pieces of wood. So, I still have to resort to my old methods when cutting smaller stuff, but that's not really what the table is meant for and is not a big deal.

Ends

With the collection system I lose a few inches of travel

Gantry slab mill

Hi Jason, I just wanted to let you know that I set up my gantry system and it works very well. But I was wondering if you manufacturer an add on piece for the two cross rails that holds the route? I used it at its max limit of just over 2"s. but would like to do more thicker slabs. Do you produce any attachments to raise the router for that purpose.?

It is fine. But!

I bought the TrueTrac Expandable Track Table Kit because I have been using two B&D workmate 225 for years and typically use a hollow core door to span the 2 workmates. I had a piece of 3/4 plywood 2x4 and said "Hey why not try this. I got the TrueTrac Expandable Track Table Kit mounted it and then put a couple of 2x4's on the back of the plywood so I could clamp everything in one of the workmates. Everything works great and as advertised.

But I think the tracks are to loose. I feel they need to be a little more snug fit. Why? If I have a sheet of something on the setup and move it everything slides a bit making me readjust the slides. Could I solve this sure I guess I could put dimples in the slides to tighten things up a bit.

But this is the reason I give them a 4 and not a 5. Although many may like how loose the tracks are. IDK.

Thanks Brad