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We are in the market for a tracksaw. Narrowed it down to Festool corded, Makita corded, Makita cordless.
Weíve got all the other Makita cordless kit. Not looking to get into another companies batteries.
Iím leaning toward the Makita cordless. Weíve had their new 36v saw for a couple of years. Itís really good.
Whatís the corded Festool going to get me?
we have the Makita corded bought from cpo outlets cheap. Zero complaints
I have the Makita cordless, works fine
I have never used the Makita saw, but I do own a Festool saw. When I purchased it I read every forum I could find and watched many videos. I generally am not a Festool fan as I think their tools are outrageously over priced.
I had the Makita corded, and have used the Festool. The Festool is nicer, but not enough to justify the cost difference in my mind. Same garbage track. A contractor borrowed it, and I got a check in return.
I replaced it with a Mafell. Stupid expensive, impressively well made and well thought out. The track joining system is dummy proof.
Makita cordless is the go. My feelings for Festool is the same. Expensive, not always as durable. Not worth the money based on how much itís used.
If any of you are in the market for a circular saw take a look at the Makita 36v that is the Skil 77 style. It is the best saw Iíve used.
I have the festool and the dust collection is really good. I have it hooked to a Home Depot box vacuum with the auto on plug. We use it in the shop for cutting laminate tops and we get almost no dust left after the cut. I looked later at the cordless version and it was just to much for how often we need it
I've used the Makita corded for years. It works great. One complaint I have is that the depth scale is metric (I wish we all used metric, but we don't). Another is that joining two tracks together is sometimes frustrating. But in all, I like the tool. Dust collection is very good. The case is big but solid. The cord does get in the way but I got this before there was a good cordless alternative.
someone told me that there is someone making a sticker for the Makita that is in inches that sticks over the metric scale. I haven't looked into that myself but you could google it and check.