Think of the EZ Smart system like a sort of reverse table saw — instead of the stock moving over the saw, a circular saw runs on a track and slices up stock in a controlled, precise manner.
At the heart of the EZ system is a collection of tracks and clamps — you mount your 7-1/4” circular saw to a base plate that slides in an aluminum track. A number of attachments and extensions allow for different sized stock in multiple setups, providing a great deal of flexibility; it seems you can cut everything from sheet goods to trim stock.
With all the attachments, guides, and clamps, the EZ Smart system could honestly replace a table saw in some cases — but the point here is portability. Framers throwing up a house probably won’t need this type of setup, but remodelers could benefit from it big-time. Sure, it might take some time to set up, but the accuracy and speed it offers might be worth it to a craftsman who needs precision cut work.
The upside: You can set up or expand the system to cover almost any length, and pack it up to go home again just as fast. The downside: The basic EZ Smart system — containing the saw plate, clamps, rails, and inserts — ranges in price from $158 for a 50” setup all the way up to $470 for a 200” rig. Add to that the cost of whatever saw you might need to purchase, and you’re at portable table saw pricing.
It’s certainly not for everyone — it might work just fine, though, for someone who needs to cut stock on site but doesn’t want to haul around a huge saw.
EZ Smart Guide System [Eurekazone]