DIY Track Saw

I took an old circular saw and turned it into a nice track saw with a bit of aluminum and some plywood.

If I ever remake the track, I'll cut the slot only as deep as the thickness of the aluminum bar, which should eliminate the wobble I had to correct for in the end.

The pink stuff underneath the plywood is insulation foam, available at any big box hardware store. It makes it a lot easier to cut sheet goods, eliminating the need to hang cutoffs over the end of the workbench.

Tools featured in this video:
▶ Bosch Plunge and Fixed Base Router Kit: http://amzn.to/2gyZ1TE
▶ Rockler 3/4" Straight Router Bit: http://amzn.to/2gyRAfe
▶ Freud Diablo D0740 40-Tooth Finishing Saw Blade: http://amzn.to/2gyVwN4

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A track saw has the capability to make perfectly straight, exact cuts effortlessly. The critical part of a track saw is the metal track that aids guide the saw along a straight and precise course as the operator makes the cut. The track is positioned on the surface to be reduced and also lined up with the exact line that is to be followed. Track saws can be made use of to create straight cuts whether they go to an appropriate angle to the surface or a bevel, as well as minimize or eliminate the splintering that prevails when cutting particular materials with other types of hand saws.

One of the benefits of a track saw over a table saw is its portability. Numerous building experts and also woodworkers have long relied on stationary table saws for their large power as well as ability of making really smooth cuts. With a track saw, the saw and track can be reached the location of the materials, getting rid of the should deliver products to the place of a larger fixed piece of equipment such as a table saw. The capability to utilize a track saw on site could save time as well as lower worker fatigue.

Track saws are offered with tracks of differing lengths. The tracks in a lot of models can be connected end to end to create tracks of personalized lengths, flexibility that makes them optimal for a selection of tasks. The bottom of the track will typically be furnished with strips of high rubbing material, which hold the track in position and also remove the have to secure the track by clamping or one more method for the most parts. On specific track saws, this high friction material may should be cut along the size of the track prior to the initial usage.

As always, it is suggested to follow all supplier guidelines and safety and security referrals when operating all sort of hand and also power devices.
I took an old circular saw and turned it into a nice track saw with a bit of aluminum and some plywood.If I ever remake the track, I'll cut the slot only as deep as the thickness of the aluminum bar, which should eliminate the wobble I had to correct for in the end.The pink stuff underneath the plywood is insu...