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.
Purchased track system as I did not want to buy another power tool (trac saw). Quality of product is very good. Assembly was easy to adapt to my saw and it produces easy straight cuts. Inserts do tend to slide out of track a little easier than I would like but it is just part of the learning process. I used the trac primarily reworking my deck and cutting boards in place. No the that this will change your depth of cut for the saw. Still able to cut 1.5”. Good straight lines, Excellent instructions, easy ordering and Jacob is quick to answer any questions. Thank you.
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 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.
I purchased a 2nd circular saw for the sole purpose of using it as a track saw. I tried the "blue" company and wasn't satisfied when using their tracks (I do like other products by them). I tried another track by B??? and it was not smooth. I purchased the BIG Holiday bundle from True Trac and have not been disappointed with the quality. I've talked with one of the owners (Jacob) personally and appreciate all the information he has given me.
I have used my True Trac a few times now and really do like the system. I added tge dust collection port which was easy to install. It makes a noticeable difference in the amount of dust generated.
Help Mid State Tank save Thousands of dollars. We cut Alum sheet to set size and lengths. The guys were having problem running straight line for 192" free hand wasting a lot of material. Using True Trac System we no longer have that problem.
Been using it with my Tough C700
I have a bunch of sheet goods I needed to cut dados in. I took the necessary time to get router centered on the base plate and attached it direct. I bought a 3/8” downcut spiral bit to cut my 3/4” dados. It works flawlessly as advertised with the adjustability to fine tune the width of the joint. I also used a piece of 1/4” plywood as a spacer that I can line up on the mark and butt against the track to get dead on positioning of track to joint, repeatable every time. Will make a spacer for every bit I will use. Would buy it again in a heartbeat! I feel all their products are value priced and the quality and accuracy is heads and tails above the competition! A well thought out product with features no others have! Lastly, Jacob has always followed up with all my purchases to make sure I’m satisfied with the product! Who else does that!!! Keep up the R&D, look forward to what they come up with next!
This track works as advertised. I’m not a pro, but use it frequently and it provides straight cuts, fast set up with the toggle clamps, and consistent performance. Would highly recommend.
The unit works great with my large slabs, but the first thing that impressed me was the packaging: Everything arrived carefully hand wrapped and labeled with excellent instructions. It was packaged like fine artwork!
Great product. Works just like they say it does. It cuts an exact straight line where I want. The True trac is sturdy and we'll engineered.
I finally got around to making my first few cuts with the Truetrac. Making some precision cuts on MDF to fit a custom table stand. After setting up the Truetrac my first cuts were perfect. As were the cuts after that. Stacked up, all the pieces were nicely square and even. This is a really effective piece of equipment. Good job guys.
I decided on TrueTrac after struggling with 3/4” plywood sheets. I’m 66 now and not quite as strong as I used to be. Even with my wife’s help, it was a struggle. Now, I bring the saw to the work. What a difference this has made. Thanks 😊
I am impressed with the product. It is extremely low cost solution to flattening of large slabs.
I have flattened about 13 slabs which are about 10 foot in length and 20 inches in width. I am extremely happy to have a superior solution to the flattening of my slabs. This has given a better end result than just using a planer.
Real Wood Fabricating, LLC
I've been using the true track set up for a router and a very happy with it.
I received my track order quickly only to find a small gauged area to the surface of the track, I emailed Jacob with the complaint.
The next day Jacob had a new one in the mail to me! Had everything mounted and when it arrived mated it up with the track adjusted per the instructions and cut all dados for 4 bookcases with 5 shelves all at the same time, fast efficient and perfectly done! I have Makita, Festool, Dewalt, and other clamp-on straight edges but this setup is the winner. Wish I had found it sooner would have saved a lot of time and MONEY! Thanks, Jacob for the great customer service. PS. Get these TrueTrac Toggle Clamps
they are worth it.
I love this track saw, it is well made and of good quality something lacking in so many items we purchase today. I highly recommend this.