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  1. Wow thanks everyone! I feel a bit silly. But happy there’s an easy solution. I won’t see it for a while anyway bc of the pandemic, so backorder hardly matters. Thank you again!
  2. I’m making the castle bookcase that Marc Spagnolo made in 2016 for woodworkers fighting cancer. It’s 3/4” Baltic birch ply. I didn’t have an appropriate router bit for the dados so I used my tracksaw. I’ve done this for one dado before but it was fine. All my dados turned out a bit tight and I sanded and now they’re too loose! Like flopping over loose. I have a few questions: 1. Recommended router bit for 3/4 dados for ply? 2. Does ply expand and contract at all? There’s a high humidity where I live and it’s been raining and my shop is an agro hoop house 3. Does it matter once i
  3. Oh wait! I didn't see this! OK i gotta digest this. I also should see if my track is straight. And I need to move the zero clearance material over so I can redo the calibration, as it got chewed up. This looks cool. Thank you!
  4. Thank you!!:) I don't have a nice framing square - any recs?
  5. Does anyone know where in the USA I can have a Veritas router plane shipped to a USA address? Or if anyone has ordered it from Lee Valley, do you know what the customs fee is?
  6. Thank you!!! Length and width. And I also had some kickback on my tracks and tore up the zero clearance rubber. I do not own a good square - been thinking to get a framing square. Do you have a rec for the size? I have a speed square and some combination squares. Also a T-square but nothing so big.
  7. Thanks for the help everyone. Here was my first project made basically just with the track saw and a piece of low quality plywood. A Dutch tool chest. Apparently I have a thing for babies popping out of tool chests. Still struggling to maintain square edges. Does anyone else struggle with this? Thanks for looking!
  8. Here are some closeups of the tracks. I’m not sure if it helps get an idea of what’s going on. You can definitely see two different widths on the splinter guards, though, right?
  9. Hey, Mark. No, you are right to have me clarify. There is a lot going on. I noticed my cuts are not 90 degrees. So my boxes had no chance of being square. Now, there could be a few reasons - i could just somehow be off by a mm and then the error gets bigger with the length of the board. I did some experimenting and playing around (using a finish cut to calibrate the zero clearance edge, and ripping with one track at a time, rather than connecting). That could also be it. I guess I will have to try again and see. The other issue is my track. And there are a few issues. I will start with th
  10. Do you think that is impacting my accuracy? The main reason I opted for the cutting on the ground, and, to be honest, the actual track saw, is so i can just get on with my cuts and not have to rely on my husband to help me move the ply. Since we're always on lockdown, we're generally together so it's not an issue at the moment, but the workflow would probably be impacted. At the moment I am so frustrated I don't care where I cut- as long as it's square, which seems to be the main issue right now.
  11. The scoring feature is incredible. I did a few experiments - my blade is so new I don't really see a difference, but I think it's what sets the Makita apart. My husband managed to obtain some foam insulation, which is hard to come by here, where most homes are made of solid concrete (awful). I am getting a bit annoyed with cutting on my hands and knees - might switch to cutting on a piece of OSB I found.
  12. Congratulations on the twins! Nice shop, too! CLE is a great city with lovely people!! Enjoy!
  13. Hi, everyone! Here is an update and a question. So far, I absolutely love this saw - it feels so much safer than a circ saw, and it seems to me very quality. I have ripped down a sheet of 12 mm ply (3/8") and made some boxes for children's toy storage. I am not happy with them (or rather, myself). As you can see, the handle slots are wonky - I don't have a drill press, but even if I did, it would not help, because my boxes are not square. The first cuts I made, I was breaking in the zero clearance edge of the track - I attached the two tracks, started from a bit down the track, and finished be
  14. OK sorry one more question - how do you store the tracks safely? Hang on wall? Track bag?
  15. Oh this is so helpful - thank you so much! I will also experiment with the scoring feature and see how that does.