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Offline Oso Rojo

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Yet Another Reason Why I Love My Track Saw!
« on: September 08, 2018, 04:17 PM »
It's been a few years since I changed out door blanks. The last time I did it with a power planer and a traditional circular saw. Cutting to length was fine but cutting to width with the bevels was a pain! With a TS 55, mark the width, mount the track, bevel the saw three degrees and we are done! I ripped through six door blanks in a shake.

I can see why there is a bigger saw, the TS 55 did work harder than normal for 3/4 ply.

Thanks for letting me emote.

Bernie

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Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Yet Another Reason Why I Love My Track Saw!
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 02:07 PM »
It's been a few years since I changed out door blanks. The last time I did it with a power planer and a traditional circular saw. Cutting to length was fine but cutting to width with the bevels was a pain! With a TS 55, mark the width, mount the track, bevel the saw three degrees and we are done! I ripped through six door blanks in a shake.

I can see why there is a bigger saw, the TS 55 did work harder than normal for 3/4 ply.

Thanks for letting me emote.

Bernie
I have a nice little cottage industry with my track saw. A friend of mine is a carpet and flooring installer.  He called me once to trim door bottoms if needed.  I now provide that service to about 18 other flooring contractors. If the stars align and all the projects can be done on the same day, I can make really nice money on a Saturday.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Yet Another Reason Why I Love My Track Saw!
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 12:52 AM »
I have a nice little cottage industry with my track saw. A friend of mine is a carpet and flooring installer.  He called me once to trim door bottoms if needed.  I now provide that service to about 18 other flooring contractors. If the stars align and all the projects can be done on the same day, I can make really nice money on a Saturday.

Sweet...a service to customers that other trade people decided to abandon...or worse yet, never offered in the first place, the real definition of reinventing yourself.  [big grin]
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Offline RussellS

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Re: Yet Another Reason Why I Love My Track Saw!
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 03:51 PM »
A friend of mine is a carpet and flooring installer.  He called me once to trim door bottoms if needed.


A year ago I used my 55 saw and track to trim the bedroom doors and folding closet doors in my parent's house after they had new carpet installed.  Wasn't quick since I had to take the doors off the hinges, carry them out to the saw horses in the driveway, cut them, sand the edges, then carry them back inside and mount them again.  But the skilled cutting part was easy.  It was all the other mounting, dismounting, carrying that was hard.  I recall back about 15+ years ago when I helped a friend finish his basement.  I used my jigsaw or circular saw to cut the bathroom door down.  Not as pleasant as with the 55.

Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Yet Another Reason Why I Love My Track Saw!
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 09:45 PM »
A friend of mine is a carpet and flooring installer.  He called me once to trim door bottoms if needed.


A year ago I used my 55 saw and track to trim the bedroom doors and folding closet doors in my parent's house after they had new carpet installed.  Wasn't quick since I had to take the doors off the hinges, carry them out to the saw horses in the driveway, cut them, sand the edges, then carry them back inside and mount them again.  But the skilled cutting part was easy.  It was all the other mounting, dismounting, carrying that was hard.  I recall back about 15+ years ago when I helped a friend finish his basement.  I used my jigsaw or circular saw to cut the bathroom door down.  Not as pleasant as with the 55.
If I am able to set up a cut station in a central location, I deploy a large drop cloth. Generally I will use my CT SYS rather than my 26. It’s rare that I have any cleanup other than folding the drop cloth. There have been times when I have to go outdoors, but even that is not as bad considering the alternative.
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Re: Yet Another Reason Why I Love My Track Saw!
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 10:22 AM »
The quick action clamp works well for trimming doors, panels, etc.....
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Offline RussellS

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Re: Yet Another Reason Why I Love My Track Saw!
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 07:40 PM »
A friend of mine is a carpet and flooring installer.  He called me once to trim door bottoms if needed.


A year ago I used my 55 saw and track to trim the bedroom doors and folding closet doors in my parent's house after they had new carpet installed.  Wasn't quick since I had to take the doors off the hinges, carry them out to the saw horses in the driveway, cut them, sand the edges, then carry them back inside and mount them again.  But the skilled cutting part was easy.  It was all the other mounting, dismounting, carrying that was hard.  I recall back about 15+ years ago when I helped a friend finish his basement.  I used my jigsaw or circular saw to cut the bathroom door down.  Not as pleasant as with the 55.
If I am able to set up a cut station in a central location, I deploy a large drop cloth. Generally I will use my CT SYS rather than my 26. It’s rare that I have any cleanup other than folding the drop cloth. There have been times when I have to go outdoors, but even that is not as bad considering the alternative.

Well...… considering all the bedrooms had beds and dressers in them, the living room had couches, desk, TV, dining room had table, kitchen had table, and there really wasn't any open space other than the living room or kitchen.  Carpet most of the inside.  It made more sense to carry everything outside.  And my parents and the pets were inside the house too.  A screaming saw and vacuum just isn't pleasant inside.  It was more work to carry everything outside to the driveway, but there really weren't too many other alternatives.  The house was being lived in.  It was not an unoccupied house I was renovating.