It took me about an hour to set it up. I drilled the plate mounting holes from the bottom ,plate, side, seemed easier to me. I countersunk the mounting screws in the plate. I checked the plate to blade with the included jig and a small flashlight after every drill and screw. I broke down a full sheet of plywood and checked every cut with a Starrett tape measure and a framing square and everyone was perfect. I don't do much sheet goods, mostly hardwood, but this thing is excellent at sheet goods. I just lay the sheet on an old piece of 3/8 inch, support the overhang, make one small mark on each side of the sheet, set the track on the sheet on the marks, set the saw on the track and saw. I keep my left hand on the left side of the track just to know if the track shifts, it never does. I set the blade 1/16 lower than the thickness of the sheet. i think what amazes me is you just lay the sheet down and cut it, no fence no miter gauge, just a tape measure and pencil. 8 pieces all told.
Such a great system. Really works great w my Triton and leaves the slab so much smoother than my previous set up. Greatly reduced my sanding times after flattening so I can get to the fun stuff! Great product and Jacob did a great job communicating during a supply chain issue. Higy recommend him and the product.
This is a well made storage device and I can easily keep all the gear in the bag for easy transport.
Thank you for the caring and good service, I have never been so impressed, with the good products and very good quality. Thank you again.
Jacob, these clamps make using the track saw attachment a breeze. Use them on everything I build that has a straight side too it.
two issues: one is if I measure away from me (like for a rip cut), make lines, lay the track on the line, the actual cut is 1/16 LESS than measured. I followed the calibration steps carefully. Any ideas? Secondly, I have to raise the saw slightly each time as I engage the track.
The piece that you measure and care about needs to be the piece that is under the physical track, otherwise you’re not accounting for the thickness of your blade. Most thin kerf blades are around 1/16” or slightly thicker.
Usually you have to raise the saw guard to engage the adapter plate onto the track itself unless you’re feeding directly in from the end.
If you are feeding in from the end of the track most likely it’s the zero clearance block bumping into the work piece. Another possibility would be that the rear of the saw is dropping down slightly before it’s fully engaged on the track, causing the little flat spot on the track itself, above the T-slot that the white anti-chip rides in, to snag on the back edge of the large rectangular opening the blade and guard drop down through on the adapter plate itself.
If the hang-up during in-feed happens towards the front of the plate, it’s the ZCB. If it’s towards the rear, it’s the back edge of the opening catching the track. For the rear catching, simply pull the track further towards the start of the cut so the plate can fully engage on the track.
Try those things out and get back to me, either as a reply here or direct to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can go from there.
Great product . fits well and makes a great cut on the wood slabs I cut . very happy with price and quality
Started building a cabinet with Dado shelves So when i saw how ease the set up was with this jig , It was a no Brainer.
And it worked great for multiple dadoes Happy with purchasing it.
Sure do speed up set up times
Works perfectly. A huge help. Easy to use and accurate.
The expandable track table has allowed me to enjoy cutting sheet goods with my circular saw again. The insulation board method was not working and I was avoiding projects that needed to get done. This table is perfect as long as you make sure it's flat and level. It's easy to clamp a guide to your ply which was a problem with my old system. I'm so glad I found this table.
I purchased the 12’ system because I could not get another track system that would fit my saws or one that was long enough. The adapter plates allowed me to use my existing saws and once I set them up, the track cuts perfectly straight every time. I use it on chainsaw milled slabs to cut them up into dimensional sizes for drying. The system is a lot faster to set up each time than the other systems I have tried as well, which saves me a lot of setup time.
The track works great.
The only problem is where the two rails come together.
The slide works great up to there and then it drags a little.
After the slide passes that area it good again.
If I add a little oil in that area it's all good.
If that's the only problem I have, I'm good with it
I already had the TrueTrac Saw system so adding the Router adapter was an easy decision. It was easy to setup (after watching the video and reading the instructions). After a couple of test cuts to dial in the depth and make sure I was setting the width properly I was ready to cut some dados in my workbench top to install T-Track. It worked exactly like it was supposed to and I couldn't be happier with it.
Customer service is also great.
These work great on all sheet goods. They are great for using my TrueTrac rip solid stack rather than my table saw.
Glad I saw your ad, I have been pleased with how the TruTrac has delivered straight cuts on 12’ boards for glue up for making tables and headboards. 5 ⭐️ Thanks Tom
Set it up but haven’t used it yet . Quality item
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. I have used it to mill all kinds of stock from 7 foot long 3 feet wide slabs to 26 inch diameter 4 inch thick rounds and more. Built a table and dust collector for it and worked out ways to clamp odd shapes without damage to live edges.
The gantry system is not just a poor mans large planer of sorts. It can do things a planer cannot. I can rout in cross dovetails in the backs of slabs to stabilize them and cut flutes in columns for example. Flatten the top, flip the slab, flatten the bottom, rout in cross dovetails and install them while the slab is still clamped. I can cut dovetails right across voids and even flatten and join two slabs together dead on true. I can also flatten very uneven stock how I want it to be cut not how it goes through the rollers. Take this off here and that off there to better line up the grain or other aspects.
Better and more adaptable than diy plywood setups. I use 3/4 plywood blocks to lift the system off the table to adjust to the thickness of the work. I have long 1/4-20 bolts that I can run up and slip in the spacers. My router / dust collector rig has about one inch of plunge. Set the rig to the high spot and mill away. The runners are stiff and stay true after hight adjustments. Remove a level of blocks as the work is lowered to the final depth. I can go from 1-1/2 final depth to 5 inches in 2 minutes.
The work stays put and the cutter moves. I can also work large 8’X3’x 9 quarter slabs from start to finish by myself, no in and out feed helpers and open floor space needed.
The table makes good flat surface area when the rig is not in use too. Dead flat setup and clamping area and wood glue flakes right off the melamine deck. I am a long time fabricator in wood, metal and plastics both milled and printed. I make tools and jigs as needed and I am happy I bought this machine.
I haven’t had a chance to use my mill yet. A good friend is using it to machine a 4in thick coffee table of antique barn lumber and epoxy. He had purchased a bigger more expensive product but never unboxed it when he learned I had your product. It has done an excellent job and he is very happy with the performance. Hope I get it back. I may need help mounting my Bosch router which I think is not a match for the mounting plate. I have had it for several years.
The little bit that I have used the trutrac it is awesome, haven't used the dado set up yet but it seems just as high quality. The expandable table is also very convenient.
I honestly wish i knew about the True Trac Gantry System years ago. I absolutely love it, and now use it a couple times a week. Im not a person to leave reviews, but in this case i felt i needed too. When i first called i spoke with Amy, I told her i have checked out several other mill flattening systems. With that said: i asked her why i should purchase True Trac's ? Amy put me directly in touch with Jacob. Thats where it all began. Jacob is very sincere about his product and goes out of his way to make sure the customer is 100% satisfied. The true Trac threaded gantry system is a must have, It saves me hours of time on every piece..... Thank you, and most sincere, Glenn P.
My first project after purchasing the Pro-Series 8’ was ripping three sheets of plywood. Lots of full length cuts and crosscuts. All were spot on - something I could not accomplish with just a straight edge. When I was researching the saw online I saw a number of comments regarding the price. I figure the money I save on mis-cuts will cover the cost over time. Also glad to support small businesses in the US.
It did what you said it would.
Well built and arrived quicker than I thought it would.
I've struggled with breaking down sheet goods in my home shop for more than a decade. I have a nice table saw but heavy 3/4" Baltic birch isn't a one person job, especially without room for a nice infeed/outfeed table. Festool was way too pricey of an option and the big box store solutions were poorly designed/made and weren't very accurate. Enter TrueTrack. Best small investment I've made to date for my home shop. Top quality & service. Great value and design. Easily cuts down sheet goods and keeps edges straight with a one person operation!!