I get there news letter so I knew about this, is that how you found out?
I was doing a search on YouTube for parallel track guides for my DeWalt. A video showing the setup of this system was one of the selections. It has the demonstrator as one of the guys on WoodSmith from a few years back.
Regarding the other comments
After spending nearly 4 months waiting to get my “never been used” DeWalt track saw back from repair
, I believe my money would have been better spent elsewhere. I bought the 102” track along with the 59” which would have raised the cost of a Festool WAY out of my range, but would have considered the Makita if they didn’t have such a lousy record for warped tracks. I now wonder if Makita buys their tracks as the “seconds” from the Festool supplier. Yes, I do understand I could have bought something else and spliced the shorter tracks, but watched friends try that with their systems and it appeared very fiddly and frustrating. Or probably more accurately stated, more fiddly and frustrating than “I” want to deal with.
Personally I think Kreg is looking for ANY new markets. The number of pocket hole jig rivals is mounting (I’m personally thinking of switching to the ArmorTool both for the jig and their clamps). I’ve tried Kreg’s weekend wood worker saw guides and found them too flimsy and inaccurate which I would guess is the reason for Kreg’s leap into a legitimate track saw market. There are quite a few pocket screw companies with prices lower than Kreg. Though their assembly tables look complete, I think many are choosing parts from other companies to then create a table that’s more custom to individual needs.
Why 3/4” instead of 20mm, who knows. I don’t presume the spacing
interval is critical as long as the distance between the holes is precise. I don’t actually know, but aren’t they there more for making precise angles? I’d presume that those with LOTS of 20 mm dogs and clamps and such could cheaply buy or make a replacement top. Not defending Kreg’s decisions, but offering options.