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Grizzly 4.5 inch mini track saw

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  • #438287
    Kamster
    Pro

    I was flipping through a Canadian woodworking magazine and saw an ad for this mini track saw from Grizzly.

    http://www.grizzly.com/products/Mini-Track-Saw-4-1-2-/T10824

    I did a quick search here and didn’t see anything about it. I’m guessing that its been out for a while. It has a 1 and 1/16 inch cutting depth when used on the track.

    Has anyone used this saw? Any feedback about it as an inexpensive option?

    #438294

    Looks about as cheap as their other track saw offering. I am not sure what the appeal is?

    Andrew

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    #438310
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Looks about as cheap as their other track saw offering. I am not sure what the appeal is?

    I would agree. Its Very small…not sure why anyone would opt for this saw over a 160mm version.

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    #438313
    whitehill
    Pro
    Ottawa, ON

    I know Grizzly offers some inexpensive items, but $70 with 4 blades? $23 for the track and $24 for two clamps and a track connector? That’s cheap!
    ” I am not sure what the appeal is? ”
    I’ve been following the discussions on the Glowforge laser cutter forum, and this might be attractive to some buyers for breaking down materials to fit. Or robotics enthusiasts who might be trying different plastics, woods, sheet metal. If it will actually cut anything it may appeal for that versatility combined with low cost.

    #438327
    yellaD
    Pro

    I agree with @overanalyze’s opinion. Their full size isn’t very powerful as is.

    #438338

    I actually found that the NAINA 12V circ was pretty useful for breaking down large pieces of plywood I didn’t want to try to handle solo onto the 4100 so I could see the appeal of this. I even had dust collection hooked up and it had sufficient power cut during cutting with the 4ah pack.

    #438376
    Kamster
    Pro

    The appeal for some may be the dust collection that should be an improvement over a sidewinder circular saw. I’m curious about splintering along the cut edge – how much better is it than a circular saw. Since this appears to plunge like a bigger track saw it may be useful in some situations. The Rockwell Versasaw with a smaller blade had some advocates – maybe this Grizzly saw has some too?

    #438378

    @Kamster

    You could run the saw backwards with a shallow scoring cut then run it forward to reduce splintering. I was doing that with my NAINA Bosch 12V circ saw and then I noticed that the 15/32″ plywood I was using didn’t really splinter normal cuts.

    #438380
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Looks about as cheap as their other track saw offering. I am not sure what the appeal is?

    I burnt the full size one out the first time I used it..

    Dirty

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    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #438390
    madman_us
    Pro
    Palm Springs, CA

    have to agree with the other comments – looks cheaply.
    It kinda looks like a Harbor Freight tool

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    #438392
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I was flipping through a Canadian woodworking magazine and saw an ad for this mini track saw from Grizzly.

    http://www.grizzly.com/products/Mini-Track-Saw-4-1-2-/T10824

    I did a quick search here and didn’t see anything about it. I’m guessing that its been out for a while. It has a 1 and 1/16 inch cutting depth when used on the track.

    Has anyone used this saw? Any feedback about it as an inexpensive option?

    is it easy to get grizzly stuff in Canada? I’ve been wondering about their bandsaws as they are priced competitively.

    #438461
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    For a DIYer or HO looking to cut plywood it probably would be alright. I’d consider it if it was cordless. I don’t do a lot of panel cutting but could sure some help keeping a straight line when I do .

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    Fayetteville, NC
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    #438475
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    For a DIYer or HO looking to cut plywood it probably would be alright. I’d consider it if it was cordless. I don’t do a lot of panel cutting but could sure some help keeping a straight line when I do .

    Better be a short panel with the track only 24″

    Ron

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    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #438500

    After reading Dirty’s comment, I would be even more suspect of the quality of this item. The Rockwell might be a better alternative if you looking to cut something with a smaller saw.

    #438502
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Better be a short panel with the track only 24″

    Guess they want you to buy multiple tracks to get complete 4X8′ coverage.

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    Fayetteville, NC
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    #438553
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Doesn’t look like it would hold up even in a busy DIY backyard.

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    #438858
    Kamster
    Pro

    I was flipping through a Canadian woodworking magazine and saw an ad for this mini track saw from Grizzly.

    http://www.grizzly.com/products/Mini-Track-Saw-4-1-2-/T10824

    I did a quick search here and didn’t see anything about it. I’m guessing that its been out for a while. It has a 1 and 1/16 inch cutting depth when used on the track.

    Has anyone used this saw? Any feedback about it as an inexpensive option?

    is it easy to get grizzly stuff in Canada? I’ve been wondering about their bandsaws as they are priced competitively.

    The Grizzly ad was in the latest issue of Canadian Woodworking (Jan 2016). At the bottom of the ad was a discount code and a note about free brokerage rates on machinery crossing into Canada.

    I’m about 30 minutes away from the Bellingham Grizzly store but I don’t head over the border too often

    #438864
    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    Price is right and i can see its main use to cut down sheet goods for those who dont own a full size table saw

    #438917
    yellaD
    Pro

    Still seems like a counter productive tool, just for the DIY/HO to say “I got tracksaw!” They’d be better off with a aftermarket rail system that fits their circular saw. At least that’s what I’d do…

    #438937
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Price is right and i can see its main use to cut down sheet goods for those who dont own a full size table saw

    No I don’t think so,, It’s a POS!

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

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