Author Topic: Which other Non-Festool cordless circular saws will fit the festool guiderail  (Read 991 times)

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Offline efandango

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I need to buy a cordless circular saw for offsite cutting down of 8x4 boards. I have TS75, but obviously can't tote that to a suppliers yard; So I am thinking of buying a cheap non-Festool alternative that will hopefully run along my Festool 1400 Track.

Has anyone done a similar thing as this?


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Offline nvalinski

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How about just a regular circular saw using the guide rail as a fence?

Offline neilc

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Makita will fit the rails and has a cordless model.


Offline The.Handyman

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Metabo KS 18 LTX 57 circular saw - new 18v brushed 6.5" saw.

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Offline fshanno

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The Metabo looks very interesting.  Looks like it rides on the Festool/Makita guides AND the Bosch/Mafell guides.

Seems like it would be possible (easy even?) to rig up a plate that any corded or cordless saw could ride in or on and use your Festool guides.  Even rig it up for zero clearance tearout protection. 

Possibly a thread on this right here on the FOG, maybe at some other forum.



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Offline Svar

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Seems like it would be possible (easy even?) to rig up a plate that any corded or cordless saw could ride in or on and use your Festool guides.  Even rig it up for zero clearance tearout protection. 
Yes, EurekaZone has been doing it for nearly 20 years:
http://www.eurekazone.com/Track-Saw-Systems-s/2070.htm

Offline fshanno

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Seems like it would be possible (easy even?) to rig up a plate that any corded or cordless saw could ride in or on and use your Festool guides.  Even rig it up for zero clearance tearout protection. 
Yes, EurekaZone has been doing it for nearly 20 years:
http://www.eurekazone.com/Track-Saw-Systems-s/2070.htm

And now Kreg has a track and a cradle for $80.  But I was just thinking about cobbling something together from scrap.
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