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Offline mdelgado

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Portable power Supply for Track Saw
« on: October 31, 2018, 10:29 PM »
I purchased the track saw primarily to cut track saw.  I really wanted the cordless version but I was persuaded to buy the corded version.  Now I am wishing that I bought the cordless saw.  I need it when I purchase plywood sheets that won’t fit in my truck.  Does anyone know of a portable power supply that can handle the power and amperage of the track saw?  Thx.

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Online lwoirhaye

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Re: Portable power Supply for Track Saw
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 11:37 PM »
A small generator will do it.   You can get inverters with a battery attached that will run something like  a drill pretty well, but a circular saw maybe not.  I have a decent sized one by DeWalt and its as heavy as a small generator and I don't think it would spin a saw blade.

Another option is get an inexpensive (or pricey) cordless circular saw or reciprocating saw and use that. 

Offline jonnyrocket

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Re: Portable power Supply for Track Saw
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2018, 11:39 PM »
Without getting too complicated your options boil down to an inverte that you can connect to your car battery, a stand-alone generator and a large battery pack inverter combo. But each of these will cost almost as much as a the cordless battery version of the TS.
I think I would hurrry and order a battery saw to get the $100 trade in credit and then list your corded saw for sale.  Or just keep both of them :)

TS55 specs list a 1200 Watt motor, you may get away with a 1000watt inverter or generator, but under heavy loads, you could be trying to draw more power than those can sustain.  The prices for a 1500W or larger really make you realize that the battery version of the saw is fairly reasonably priced for what you get with the battery system.

Offline usernumber1

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Re: Portable power Supply for Track Saw
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018, 05:39 AM »
probably less space and money to buy another brand battery saw (dewalt?) just for slicing sheets to smaller sizes you can fit in your truck

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Portable power Supply for Track Saw
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2018, 08:30 AM »
If you recently purchased the corded saw take it back and get the TSC55.
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Offline Jeff Zanin

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Re: Portable power Supply for Track Saw
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2018, 10:44 AM »
I have had the TS75 for a few years and while it is a great saw it is not handy for breaking down sheet goods which I do outside before brining the pieces dinto my basement shop. 

I recently got the TSC55 REB (cordless) during the "trade up" promotion and it has proven very handy for breaking down sheet goods.  I use it without the dust extractor and the bag fills up pretty quickly but it is easy to empty if working on multiple sheets.

I resisted the TS55 cordless for a long time, most of my cordless tools are Milwaukee including the 7 1/4" Fuel circular saw which I used with a homemade track.  But there is no doubt the TS55 is a much better saw for sheet goods and of course it can also be used with dust extraction which the Milwaukee cannot.  I am keeping the Milwaukee for rough work and framing lumber for which the TS55 is not really suitable.

So if there is any way for you to change to the cordless TS55 I think you will be pleased.

Offline Gregor

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Re: Portable power Supply for Track Saw
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2018, 10:27 PM »
You have (up to, depending on where you live) 30 days to return the tool for a full refund, no questions asked.

Offline rst

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Re: Portable power Supply for Track Saw
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2018, 09:23 AM »
TSC is Definitely the way to go for portability plus you get the reduced price one right now with extra batteries.

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Portable power Supply for Track Saw
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2018, 12:26 PM »
If you buy goods at a place with an instore panel saw,  take advantage of it.  I ignored it for a long time till I realized for free they could do half the work for me cutting down plywood and make the final stuff at home.  It's a bit of a hassle, but in the end, loading up a cart with material, telling what you want and then come back a bit later or help the person out is worth it.  If you can plan your material usage where their cuts aren't too critical even better, do a clean up cut at home with your track saw.

Or like others mentioned, just buy a cheap small battery powered saw that takes what ever battery system you might all ready own.  Many of the bare tool saws run under 100 bucks.

Offline Gregor

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Re: Portable power Supply for Track Saw
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2018, 05:10 PM »
If you buy goods at a place with an instore panel saw, take advantage of it.
As they charge at least 1€/cut (some even a multiple of that) at the places selling sheet goods near me they all lost me as a customer.

Now having most stuff delivered to my doorstep by a company that's 50km farer away, it's effectively cheaper (20% less money and 95% less of my time), better in quality, I get full sized sheets (that I don't have to transport myself) and not really slower on average as often the stuff I wanted wasn't currently in stock at the local places (or only as B quality they tried to sell me for A prices).

I can only suggest to shop around a bit for a supplier with good quality at fair pricing that (as it's big enough) delivers with own trucks on a regular basis to your area anyway (thus will ask a reasonable fee when being able to put it into a half-loaded truck that needs to drive into your neighbourhood anyway for stuff you don't need yesterday). Having delivered might sound more expensive at first glance, but for 25€ per delivery (whatever the amount and the size of the stuff I order) I would need to put a really low price tag on each hour remaining in my life to make it worthwhile to waste some on getting the stuff myself.

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Re: Portable power Supply for Track Saw
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2018, 05:50 PM »
 @mdelgado   


         Depends where you live. The Lowes and Home Depot in my area will do panel saw cuts for free. Not sure if there is a limit on number of free cuts. But occasionally I have had them do a couple.

Seth

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Portable power Supply for Track Saw
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2018, 06:06 AM »
Not an inexpensive solution at $399 plus batteries but DeWalt makes a portable power supply/battery charger (DCB1800) that runs off their 20v and/or 60v batteries and can also charge those batteries when plugged in to AC power. It can drive a track saw or any other corded tool up to 15Amp.

From their website:

The 1800 Watt Portable Power Station™ and Simultaneous Battery Charger allows for AC power in remote locations for convenient portable power. Able to run most corded tools, it provides 1800 Watts (15 amps) continuous power and 3600 Watts peak power. The DCB1800B runs on four DEWALT 20V MAX* batteries (including FLEXVOLT), and for high power applications, four 20V MAX* 3.0Ah DEWALT Batteries (DCB200) or higher amp hour are recommended to provide the best results. Not only can the 1800 Watt Portable Power Station™ power a corded tool remotely, but it also becomes a multi-port simultaneous charger for up to four DEWALT 20V MAX* Batteries (including FLEXVOLT) when plugged into a wall outlet via extension cord (batteries and extension cord sold separately). Compact and lightweight, the 1800 Watt Portable Power Station™ weighs just 18lbs (without batteries) and is easily portable. Without the need for gas to run, there are no fumes or carbon monoxide emitted from the device. In addition, the 1800 Watt Portable Power Station™ can be used to provide temporary power in areas where noise is restricted such as a jobsite with strict regulations. With an integrated temperature-controlled cooling fan and heavy-duty roll cage, the Portable Power Station™ is a durable and convenient power solution for a variety of uses.
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