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# 250971 3-Jun-2019 14:57
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Looking at adding a track saw to my tool selection. Currently have a 30yr old 7 1/4" Skilsaw and use a board to do straight cuts.


Bunnings have the PLS-1214 Ozito plunge track saw kit for $199. Ozito


Toolshed have a saw for $399 and rail for an extra $120. Toolshed


Machinery House currently have a CS-55 package on special at $360. CS-55


Anyone have experience with any of these saws?

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  # 2254496 8-Jun-2019 18:56
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Bought the CS55 kit from Machinery House, so Sunday will be a learning day.


I did an unblokey thing and read the whole manual from cover to cover!

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  # 2254506 8-Jun-2019 19:11
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Disappointing amount of activity in this thread, but I've been watching.


Please let us know how you get on with the CS55 and how you feel it is compared to the Ozito, which I assume you have at least seen. I've never had an issue with an Ozito product, but the short tracks seem less practical. I have no doubt Machinery House sells excellent products, but they also sell some junk, so I'm a little weary of paying for brands I've never heard of. The sandblaster I got from there needed significant modifications to make it usable, but in fairness to MH I knew that when I purchased it.


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  # 2254660 8-Jun-2019 23:19
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I have an 18v Ozito Power X Change drill driver and an impact driver that I am very happy with. Also have their 240v water blaster and wet/dry vacuum.


I had a good look at the Ozito saw, but the Scheppach CS55 looked like a better saw. The 1400mm track seems like a better idea than two short ones with a joiner. I can always buy another track and cut it down if I feel that I need a shorter track for some jobs.



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  # 2254694 9-Jun-2019 09:45
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I recently grabbed an ozito plunge saw. It does the job I need so far. The main reason I bought one is to trim raw edges off some chainsaw milled planks, so precision is not a high priority 😊
I did get a 1400 track as an extra. The two short ones seemed a faff, but I have used them bolted together and that worked OK.

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