Have been intrigued by track saws for a long time, but was always put off by the high price of systems like the Festool.
Building a new shop, and will be covering the walls with OSB, so decided to give it a go.
Purchased the 8' track kit, carry bag and toggle clamps. Installation of the saw base was very straightforward. Note: I had purchased a new cordless Dewalt saw when I ordered the track kit, but realized the smaller saw base would be a lot of trouble to get properly mounted (reinforcing pieces on magnesium saw base are too tightly spaced) when it came time to install it. Switched to a more traditional corded Dewalt saw with a flat aluminum base (highly recommended). Alignment jig was very helpful.
The printed manual is excellent ... very clear text and wonderful COLOR pictures. This, plus one of the helpful YouTube videos, made trimming the anti-chip strips simple.
The carry bag is very high quality ... highly recommended!
My first use was crosscutting OSB helping my son ... worked perfectly. Had not used a track saw before ... still amazed at how "grippy" the anti-chip strips are. Have not had an occasion to rip panels, but that will be coming up in the next couple of weeks. Purchased the toggle clamps figuring they would be helpful.
Can't believe how much time I saved over marking, calculating the saw base to blade offset, and clamping a straight edge. Also, the track saw makes it darn near impossible to screw up ... have clamped the straight edge on the wrong side more times than I would like to admit!
If you do any amount of breaking down panels, this is a no brainer.