Who is Levi Hollow Tools?

Levi Hollow Tools is a family owned and operated specialty woodworking tool manufacturing company located in southern Ohio, around 70 miles east of Cincinnati in Adams County.

Started in 2008 by Richard Rhodes with the introduction of the TrueTrac Track Saw System we sold primarily through direct-to-consumer trade shows and a brick-and-mortar dealer distribution network until 2016. Richard has been involved in the woodworking tool industry for over 40 years in roles ranging from direct sales rep, national sales manager at various companies, as well as a training consultant for a variety of sales forces.

With the addition of Richard’s youngest son Jacob coming back full time to the company in mid 2016, our focus shifted more towards expanding the E-commerce/online sales portion of our business. Jacob's background is Mechanical Engineering with a sub-focus in mass manufacturing/automation, worked as a CNC process engineer for four years with Alcoa, and participated in the Baja SAE collegiate program at Case Western Reserve University.

In late 2017 Jacob purchased the company outright from his father and is the current owner/operator, with Richard and his wife Darlene semi-retiring and coming in at their leisure to tinker around the shop rather than needing to be in every day. On some days we literally have four generations of our family here at the shop, with Darlene’s mother coming in to help with small parts assembly as well as one of their grandsons tending the CNC machines after school in the afternoons/evenings.

Since 2017 the company has brought the majority of it’s manufacturing in-house with the addition of two CNC mills and a handful of other more specialized equipment, though we still source the aluminum and plastic extrusions found in most of our products locally from other manufacturers. In late 2019 the TrueTrac Router Gantry System was added to the product portfolio.

All in all, we hope any business that we conduct with you is a pleasurable experience. We promise to do everything we possibly can to make sure you’re happy with our guide rail systems and other products that we release in the future.

Meet the family:

Richard Rhodes, in his natural habitat (tradeshow booth)

Darlene Rhodes

Jacob above, whole family below

 

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well built

Works great at refining rough cut lumber into flat and usable boards.

Take caution on setup

The first time I used the true track, it wasn't straight. Seem you need to double check with a long straight edge to make sure the two pieces are straight. Just butting up the joint doesn't guarantee a straight edge cut.

Hi Larry!

It’s exceedingly rare to have any misalignment issues when joining our tracks. Id say less than 1:100 units have an issue and it’s easily solved. Take a trusted 90 degree square and see if the cross cut on the aluminum track itself is off on one of the tracks.

If it’s hard to tell an alternative method to check is to leave a business card gap between the tracks rather than butting them tightly together. If this provides an automatic straight joint with no fiddling, one of the faces is not exactly 90 degrees. If you can pin it down to an extrusion we’ll replace it for free!

If the two faces are pressed tightly together and both are not exactly 90 degrees then they will override the dovetail connectors and misalignment is the result.

Thank you for the honest feedback and I wish you would have reached out as soon as the issue came up so we could resolve it!

Excellent product

Have a lot of slabs to flatten and decided I needed a good way. Did a bunch of research and decided on the Truetrack system. Built the frame and mounted the rails and went to work. I was really surprised at how easy it was with beautiful results.

Fantastic system for transforming your circular saw!

After installing the saw base on my DeWalt circular saw (along with a new blade), I have primarily used my TrueTrac for small projects so far. In fact, it is getting much more use than I expected! The main reason I purchased it was to rip long boards cleanly to build skin on frame canoes. I was hoping it would give better results and be less dangerous than using the table saw. This has exceeded my expectations--each cut is perfect! I purchased the 12ft kit as well as an additional 2ft section of track, and this is now my go to saw when I need precision.

Thank you! Well worth every penny.

Love my TrueTrac!

Nothing to say. Exactly as advertised. Great customer service and follow up.