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Most manufacturers sell adapters so you can use a router or a jigsaw with their saw track, but DeWalt also sells two accessories for their track saws that can both help align the track and be used as a layout tool.

The first accessory is a T-square attachment. Clip it onto your track and you can align the track perpendicular to the edge, or use it as a rather cumbersome T-Square. The second accessory allows you to set the track at a preset angle. DeWalt doesn’t say what the angle range is, but it looks like it’s about -45º to 90º to 45º.

The T-square attachment will run you about $17, while the miter gauge attachment will run you somewhere in the neighborhood of $34.

T-Square Attachment [DeWalt]
Miter Gauge Attachment [DeWalt]
Street Pricing [Google Products]
T-Square Via Amazon [What’s This?]
Miter Gauge Via Amazon [What’s This?]

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8 Responses to Interesting Track Saw Accessories

  1. Kris says:

    This is a good idea, but my main gripe about the Dewalt tracksaw is that it is in the price range of the Fe$tool, way out of my league.

    Why can’t someone come up with a reasonably priced alternative that’s between the shop-made stacked plywood guide and the $500+ of the big guys? I’ve looked at the Eurekazone but the entry price, using your own saw, is $250 – still too high.

  2. DDT says:

    when you look at it though, a tracksaw is the same price as a good jobsite table saw. The tracksaw is the same price as the dewalt table saw and stand.

    I spent the money on a cheap ridgid table saw for about 300 bucks and spent the money on the track saw. As a carpenter, I spend just as much time using a table saw as I do a tracksaw. Manufacturers solved the problem you’re talking about, except for the table saw.

  3. PutnamEco says:

    Re: Kris says:
    the entry price, using your own saw, is $250 – still too high
    ———

    There are a bunch of cheap alternatives, some have been featured here

    toolmonger.com/2007/09/26/an-all-in-one-edge-clamp-and-cutting-guide/

    and the MLSC boomer guide system. there are others as well, these though, are in the less than $50 range and NOT capable of ripping the length of a full sheet of plywood.

  4. Alex French says:

    Maybe I’m misunderstanding something… it seems like these would be wildly inaccurate in comparison to positioning the track based on measurements at both ends.

  5. Dave Hooper says:

    Don’t waste your money with Eurekazone. If you want something, you want quality and that isn’t Eurekazone. Festool makes an excellent track saw set up and has a system that works with their other tools. Makita is also strong. Both have excellent dust control.

  6. Jim says:

    @Dave,

    While mentioning Festool and Makita, do not forget Dewalt and Mafell. Mafell is truely the top of the line with a motorized track saw. A welcomed feature when trying to split a 4×8 panel into two 4×4′s….but, you pay for it!

    I have had the Festool and rails for years. Mine is actually branded a Festo. I have used the Dewalt and thinks it is a better saw and better value. The Festool 55 is underpowered in some situations, uses special sized blades and can only cut from only one side of the track. The blade sizing with Festool always irks me. All the other manufacturers can adapt to US sizing, Makita, Hitachi, Bosch,etc, but not Festool. They can engineer a 120V saw and get it UL listed, but refuse to use commonly available sized blades or put imperial measurements on their tools. I like the ability to go into a home center and buy a couple of cheap throw away blades when doing rough work. Not having to mail order or find a specialty store with limited hours to shell out top dollar for a unique sized blade. The option….use a second saw!

    Jim

  7. dave says:

    Dave Hooper Says:

    April 3rd, 2011 at 5:13 pm
    Don’t waste your money with Eurekazone. If you want something, you want quality and that isn’t Eurekazone. Festool makes an excellent track saw set up and has a system that works with their other tools. Makita is also strong. Both have excellent dust control.

    —————————————————–
    Mr Hooper, at the ez forum more and more festool users are going ez.
    Eurekazone tools are made by a carpenter in NJ.
    All innovations the last 7 years are eurekazone ideas and tools.
    The ez company offers free upgrades and lifetime guarantee.
    Antichip protection on both sides? Invented by eurekazone.
    Self aligning patented connection? The Ripsizer to eliminate long tracks and connections? The ez-one bench with open top and sliding members similar to cnc routers? Smart clamping system to clamp and cut narrow pieces?X-Y-Z routing made with the very same tracks so you can extend the Y axis to any length? Two sided track? Invented by eurekazone.
    Latest invention coped by festool was the ez repeaters.
    Now the ez-system offers upgrades to turn the repeaters into a ripsizer.
    looks like the ez-team is all about innovation and your post is nothing but a desperate attempt to salvage your investment????????
    Many festool users are going ez and you can find them at the http://www.tracksawforum.com
    A forum that is open to all tracksaw users.
    Attacking a small company that is devoted to safety, with empty blanket statements to coverup the problems that you have with your tools or innovation is really …..for the forum to see why woodworking is very expensive and dangerours.
    Eurekazone system was designed to fix all the problems with stationary and portable tools. To offer a safe way that all people can buyyyyyyy

  8. dave says:

    Kris Says:

    April 1st, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    This is a good idea, but my main gripe about the Dewalt tracksaw is that it is in the price range of the Fe$tool, way out of my league.

    Why can’t someone come up with a reasonably priced alternative that’s between the shop-made stacked plywood guide and the $500+ of the big guys? I’ve looked at the Eurekazone but the entry price, using your own saw, is $250 – still too high.
    ——————————————————

    Look again at the packages.
    They start under $40.00

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