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  #2337365 15-Oct-2019 12:34
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Bung: You could elevate above the sides of the trailer. Lift each end and slide some timber across the trailer. My neighbour has a small trailer that won't take sheet products flat in the bed so he has a frame that sits on top of the sides.

 

Its a cage trailer so that would be a little hard. Im just wanting to check the space it would need. Otherwise I would have to slide it out the back of the trailer and put something under the end of the out side to hold it up. Ive used a router and a board clamped to the MDF before to cut it off. 25mm MDF is damn heavy and I cant move that on my own out of the trailer.





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  #2337666 15-Oct-2019 19:16
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Machinery house have confirmed that they are deleting the Scheppach track saw from their range.


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  #2337674 15-Oct-2019 19:52
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richms:

 

Back to the ozito one, has anyone got one and used it on MDF sheets in a 5 foot wide trailer? I am open to cutting the rail down if needed - or getting the optional 1400 long one, but would there be enough clearance to run the saw across a 1200 board elevated on a couple of bits of wood but still in the trailer bed? Getting them out of the trailer is a challange, so cutting in place would be so much easier.

 

 

I just measured my toolshed one (also 165mm blade). I need an extra ~305mm to cut something fully at maximum depth of cut (so ~1500 space to do 1200 sheets). You could shave that a bit if you weren't doing max depth cuts. But you don't need any clearance at all if you're happy doing the last little bit by hand. You can start flush with the edge of the sheets and plunge from there, then just finish off with a hand saw or jigsaw.




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  #2341295 21-Oct-2019 11:56
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Nice work everyone - the Ozito is sold out nationwide. Apparently the replacement stock will get into the country at the start of November so should be in-store around mid-November.


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  #2341308 21-Oct-2019 12:14
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i'd probably go for ozito on the cheap side.

 

its track fits makita/festool whereas the scheppach doesnt.

 

 

 

I would stay well clear of any toolshed brand tools if possible.   Every toolshed tool ive had has been disappointing.   Hated their mitre saw, the belt sander has broken 

 

 

 

Personally I went with a festool, but its like $1500.  but its a really nice saw :)


  #2341335 21-Oct-2019 12:38
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I'm looking to buy this at some point for a project.

 

Can be used with an existing saw.

 

https://www.carbatec.co.nz/product/10598-kreg-accu-cut-guide-metric


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  #2341343 21-Oct-2019 12:55
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I have the kreg rip cut.  I find theres too much wobble/play in the tightening the jig to my saw.

 

 

 

Could be my saw, but yeah, I wouldnt really rate it.




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  #2369105 5-Dec-2019 20:38
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Just to say that I picked up the Ozito today - works well, although if you get the Diablo 40 teeth 165mm blade to replace the stock one, you should shim it on the machine side as it is marginally thinner. (Not by much, just enough to start spinning once the paint wears down - I cut a shim out of the paper in the diablo packet as it was close to hand and already had the correct size hole :)

 

Also if you call Bunnings and quote the Ozito part number from their site (as I have been doing) you will be told it is still out of stock and is on back-order. I actually went in to Petone Bunnings and found it on the shelf - it had finally been restocked last week, so they have possibly changed the product number from that shown on their website.

 

As far as performance goes it seems fine once I sorted out the blade. I used the long track and made some relatively precise cuts on a sheet of 3.5mm plywood that I am using to replace the veneer on an old drop-leaf table, so I was hardly taxing the power requirements, but it was certainly easier than my usual skill-saw/50" clamp combo.

 

 

 

 


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  #2374111 12-Dec-2019 11:13
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Why not just make a track? There are plenty of videos on youtube. Some simple others quite elaborate.


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Why not just make a track? There are plenty of videos on youtube. Some simple others quite elaborate.

 

 

because their cut quality isnt as good, they require clamps, their cut depth is reduced due to the track.

 

sure they can work ok, but you can get finish cuts with a good tracksaw, with a circular saw I always over cut and then had to run the piece through a tablesaw later.

 

 


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  #2374138 12-Dec-2019 11:40
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reven:

 

because their cut quality isnt as good, they require clamps, their cut depth is reduced due to the track.

 

sure they can work ok, but you can get finish cuts with a good tracksaw, with a circular saw I always over cut and then had to run the piece through a tablesaw later.

 

 

 

 

Interesting. But cut quality is about the blade. and the depth is reduced by only 12mm - so a whole 40mm left if you have a 185 circular saw. Clamping is no issue for me - but I can see how people in a rush won't want to be bothered with clamping. I am sure I saw non slip adhesive somewhere ... will look for it again


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  #2374558 13-Dec-2019 09:12
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good track saw has zero clearance on it so gives a really smooth cut, also dust extraction is a big selling point.  my festool collects basically all the dust from it, whereas a circular saw collects hardly anything.

 

but if youre happy with a circular saw and jig, thats fine, but some people are willing to pay more for the better quality/benefits of a tracksaw.

 

I used a circular saw and jig for years, it worked well. but i love my festool tracksaw and wouldnt go back.


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  #2374568 13-Dec-2019 09:28
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reven:

 

good track saw has zero clearance on it so gives a really smooth cut, also dust extraction is a big selling point.  my festool collects basically all the dust from it, whereas a circular saw collects hardly anything.

 

but if youre happy with a circular saw and jig, thats fine, but some people are willing to pay more for the better quality/benefits of a tracksaw.

 

I used a circular saw and jig for years, it worked well. but i love my festool tracksaw and wouldnt go back.

 

 

 

 

Fair enough. There is a buggeration and ease of use factor, but I doubt the finished product will be any different from those cool festool products.

 

I made a simple jig and there is zero clearance too. But now that I received my diablo blades, I might have to re-do it. And it cost me only $10 and a bit of effort. I am sure I will achieve the same "clean cut" ...

 

Look at this clever guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0Hm-whbWOY

 

 


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  #2425995 23-Feb-2020 20:23
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tieke:

 

Just to say that I picked up the Ozito today - works well, although if you get the Diablo 40 teeth 165mm blade to replace the stock one, you should shim it on the machine side as it is marginally thinner. (Not by much, just enough to start spinning once the paint wears down - I cut a shim out of the paper in the diablo packet as it was close to hand and already had the correct size hole :)

 

Also if you call Bunnings and quote the Ozito part number from their site (as I have been doing) you will be told it is still out of stock and is on back-order. I actually went in to Petone Bunnings and found it on the shelf - it had finally been restocked last week, so they have possibly changed the product number from that shown on their website.

 

As far as performance goes it seems fine once I sorted out the blade. I used the long track and made some relatively precise cuts on a sheet of 3.5mm plywood that I am using to replace the veneer on an old drop-leaf table, so I was hardly taxing the power requirements, but it was certainly easier than my usual skill-saw/50" clamp combo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

for https://www.bunnings.co.nz/ozito-1400-x-180mm-plunge-saw-guide-rail_p6290616

 

which saw i have to use


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