This Track Saw Accessory Might Replace Your Table Saw | Deep Dive

This Track Saw Accessory Might Replace Your Table Saw | Deep Dive

PARALLEL GUIDE SYSTEM: https://www.woodpeck.com/parallel-guide-system.html
ADJUSTABLE TRACK SQUARE: https://www.woodpeck.com/woodpeckers-adjustable-track-square.html

Full sheets of plywood…either 4′ x 8′ or 5′ x 5″… are hard to manage accurately on a table saw. In this 13 minute video Jeff Farris shows you how a track saw and Woodpeckers Parallel Guide System team up to make sheet good cutting safer and more accurate.

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CONTENTS OF VIDEO:
0:00-0:37 Intro
0:38-1:51 Why Track Saw
1:52-7:12 PGS Setup
7:13-8:28 Adjustable Track Square
8:29-10:07 Make Crosscut
10:08-11:29 Repeatable Cuts
11:30-13:23 Short Rips
13:24-14:00 Closing

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50 Comments

  1. Geordie Simpson on December 26, 2022 at 1:18 am

    I built a new multi purpose shop bench with my table saw I was watching him set up the pecker!! Actually I really like this system but could never afford it. I use my mdf home made track saw setup and it works pretty slick.



  2. Mighty Conker on December 26, 2022 at 1:19 am

    or just use a ruler and a pencil to make 2 marks and lay the tracksaw across them.
    Make the tracksaw from flooring laminate its thin and slippery.



  3. The Yard on December 26, 2022 at 1:21 am

    i cant stand the festool cord and hose. such a pain in the ass. so many time while holding wood and making a long crucial cut and the dang cord or hose snags and i have to take a hand off the material. why have they not created a solution to this yet!?



  4. Dean Wright on December 26, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Glad I’m good enough not to need all this time wasting rubbish



  5. Irielov Machovsky on December 26, 2022 at 1:22 am

    much more expensive than the original ! what the point ?



  6. Andy lewis on December 26, 2022 at 1:23 am

    I just don’t need this. more effort than it’s worth. Now that track saw is something i need.



  7. Casmige on December 26, 2022 at 1:23 am

    Somehow I think all your talking and bloviating is making it seem more complicated than it really is…….



  8. Everett Netzband on December 26, 2022 at 1:24 am

    I have it an love it, especially because it can tuck away in a systainer.

    Yes setup does take a few minutes.

    One thing though, calibrating it with the method shown I kept getting out by 1mm from one end of 8ft to the other.

    I ended up marking for my cut on the sheet material, got the track set splitting the line on both ends, the. Set the scale on each to the measurement I set the track to, loosened the screws that connect it to the track, get the stops pushed against the stock, and held it in place and tightened the screws to the track; I found this way more accurate.

    I have the metric version, and the calibration triangles do not point to an actual mark on the scale



  9. ULTAMIT on December 26, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Wouldn’t the plastic pieces on the guide rods be more precise made of metal??



  10. Derrick Hamilton on December 26, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Extremely overpriced



  11. Jeffrey Smith on December 26, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Why on earth is there a lawn tractor in your shop!? Oh, the injustice!



  12. William Howard on December 26, 2022 at 1:28 am

    my table saw is not so complicated



  13. R. Mercado on December 26, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Super outstanding! Semper Fi



  14. Johnny Ray on December 26, 2022 at 1:29 am

    No thrown together track saw will ever replace a table saw. Keep discounting all the shaping that can be done on a table saw. Keep telling the ignorant that want to start on wood working that THAT can replace a table saw. You are doing them a serious disservice. Not to mention all the safety concerns rampant in the concept.



  15. john B on December 26, 2022 at 1:29 am

    Not practical



  16. Trevor Norman on December 26, 2022 at 1:33 am

    Two clamps and a board could do the same thing. Probably more efficient as well



  17. Michael Winfrey on December 26, 2022 at 1:34 am

    I like this better than a table saw table saw are dangerous



  18. Frijoli on December 26, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Yikes, that’s not inexpensive.



  19. Jan Barrett Nielsen on December 26, 2022 at 1:35 am

    This is the dictionary definition of "overly complicated and cumbersome" – probably expensive as …. – and completely useless if the rubber edge of your guide rail is worn unevenly.
    Just measure thoroughly from a factory edge, 2 times more than you need, and hopefully only cut once – that’s for free and doesn’t make setting up 1 single cut 287 times as complicated while your dollars seep out of your pockets.



  20. Vermont Jeff on December 26, 2022 at 1:36 am

    The time you set this up I would of had everything already cut my way. . Thanks for the effort anyway.



  21. shockdocracing on December 26, 2022 at 1:37 am

    I hate these teaser videos. It reminds me that I’m not rich, and can’t afford the nicer things in life. 🙁



  22. Larry Smith on December 26, 2022 at 1:37 am

    $480.00 really?….



  23. BigRed RacingDog on December 26, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Not at that price.



  24. Pat Capo on December 26, 2022 at 1:44 am

    The other problem I see is these people telling us to subscribe and like even though these guys make videos with thousands and thousands of dollars of tools behind them saying anyone can do an afford these tools normal people would use once or twice a year



  25. Mickey Hoang on December 26, 2022 at 1:45 am

    In order to store this in its storage box, you have to take everything apart. This means you have to calibrate it everything you need to use it.



  26. Scott W on December 26, 2022 at 1:48 am

    I’m new to woodworking but isn’t this just to eliminate the need to measure??



  27. Derek Smith on December 26, 2022 at 1:50 am

    I don’t understand the question will this track saw or accessory, replace your table saw?Obviously a table saw does things a track saw can’t so why ask the question.



  28. Papa Anteportas on December 26, 2022 at 1:57 am

    I can buy a table saw for $600.



  29. Gordon McLaughlin on December 26, 2022 at 1:57 am

    What is the pink board. And is the saw cutting into it.



  30. Here for the videos on December 26, 2022 at 1:58 am

    That’s the most ridiculous amount of set up for a tool. Why not just clamp a straight edge on it and let dust fly.



  31. Brett Miller on December 26, 2022 at 1:59 am

    And 5 hours later the cut was made



  32. John Godwin on December 26, 2022 at 2:01 am

    Track square looks good. Oh, it’s the same price as my plunge saw. Fuck. Right. Off.



  33. Luap Kirner on December 26, 2022 at 2:01 am

    It is ridiculous to say a track saw can replace a table saw. Just ridiculous.



  34. MixingGBP on December 26, 2022 at 2:02 am

    me-o-my-o…$480 bucks! Yikes. That’s high even for WP tools, lol.



  35. Art H. on December 26, 2022 at 2:04 am

    Very good instructions done well.



  36. SwitchMultiMedia on December 26, 2022 at 2:05 am

    Woodpecker products are so expensive in my local market a jobsite table saw might cost the same amount.



  37. Art H. on December 26, 2022 at 2:05 am

    Honestly. When would you of purchased these tools in your career ?.



  38. Robert Kattner on December 26, 2022 at 2:08 am

    That will NEVER HAPPEN.



  39. Chris Waldron on December 26, 2022 at 2:08 am

    Hardly, too long to set up when I can do it much faster on my tablesaw. What a dumb headline.



  40. David Pennick on December 26, 2022 at 2:09 am

    I have these and the seneca ones, no comparison in quality. Seneca is essentially a t track and printed plastic piece. Big waste. These are great but for the price and woodpeckers engineering I am surprised they did not do a micro adjust gauge or sawtooth style stop to ensure you are dead on where you want to cut before tighting down. I also was not a fan of the small knobs used to tighten the stop. I found it offered a little drift when tightening. I think a 2.0 version is definetely needed because they could have done so much more with this to really boost accuracy across both guides



  41. Oliver Schlake on December 26, 2022 at 2:10 am

    Overpriced for the hobbyist. Too complicated for the pro.



  42. SymbionLab on December 26, 2022 at 2:11 am

    ❤❤



  43. E GV on December 26, 2022 at 2:11 am

    It probably costs as much as a table saw!



  44. Steven Hines on December 26, 2022 at 2:11 am

    I agree with replacing the table saw with a track saw for breaking down plywood but this is ridiculous. The best the woodpecker engineers could come up with is asking woodworkers to assemble this device with a dinky allen wrench and tiny knurled set screws? You couldn’t come up with some locking mechanisms? You guys need to put a lot more thought into this.



  45. Adi S on December 26, 2022 at 2:12 am

    $500, are you kidding me?



  46. 58JMG on December 26, 2022 at 2:13 am

    Nope nopey nope…
    MFT table, bench dogs and fence rail (do a search if you’re not familiar).That’s all you need to add to your track saw to break down sheet goods with extreme accuracy.
    Woodpecker make some great gear but this seems like an expensive and over complicated solution.



  47. Martin Poole on December 26, 2022 at 2:14 am

    An overly engineered and complicated solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.



  48. Rick C on December 26, 2022 at 2:14 am

    Interesting but I couldn’t justify spending that much as a DIY guy. I’ll make do with my home made jigs.



  49. DeDraconis on December 26, 2022 at 2:16 am

    I could be missing something, but wouldn’t you save a lot on set up time if you made the container just a little bit longer, and had the part that attaches to the track and the first section of guide rail as one solid piece? Do you lose any of the other functionality besides space-saving by doing that?



  50. Michael Huynh on December 26, 2022 at 2:17 am

    two words.. "TOOOOOO EXXXXPensive!!!!!"