Product works as advertised but could be improved. Tool is rough around the edges and would be more user friendly if you didn't have to screw it on the track every time you want to use it. I would recommend rounding the edges and maybe anodizing the tool to make it not only look better but feel better while using.
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.
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.