TrueTrac Pro-Series 8' Combo Kit
- One (1) 57 inch track
- One (1) 48 inch track
- Two (2) 57 inch length anti-chip strips, installed on track
- Two (2) 48 inch length anti-chip strips, installed on track
- One (1) Universal Saw Adapter Plate
- One (1) Hardware packet (6 bolts, 6 nuts, L-shaped hex wrench)
- One (1) Setup Jig
- Two (2) dovetail connectors, with setscrews installed
- One (1) Zero Clearance Block
- Hard copy of installation instructions
We also offer a Pro-Series 12' Track Saw Kit.
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.
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 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 😊