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Aldi Track Saw

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Aldi Track Saw

Postby Robert » 08 Feb 2019, 13:46

They had the sheppach track saw with its workzone branding on offer a while back and I bought one for £79 along with the 2 x 700mm tracks it comes with. Having bought it I hardly used it as the short tracks were no good for a full sheet.

Evolution now do a track saw and for it they sell a 2.8m track set with 2 clamps and a storage bag. It was around £100 and I wasn't going to buy until I needed it... and i wasn't sure it would match the sheppach.
Amazon then dropped it to £80 and as they are easy to return things to I bought the track.

It fits the saw fine. It is different to the Aldi track though so I can't join a 700 to a 1400 but that doesn't matter.

The levels at the join on the evolution track were not perfect and I had to gently bend the cutting edge to make it sit level. Apart from that all good.
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The spring return on the sheppach was far too strong and made it awkward to use. So following something I found on youtube I took the spring out and cut 15mm off. Perfectly weighted now and much easier to keep plunged.
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So I think it turned out OK for £160 total. Might treat it to a better blade but it seems to cut OK as it is.
Couldn't justify to myself something more 'professional' given how little I expect to use it.
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Re: Aldi Track Saw

Postby TrimTheKing » 08 Feb 2019, 15:26

Looks good. Have a look on Peter Millard's YouTube site, he has recently done a 7 long series of videos on every aspect of track saws and covers the Aldi/Scheppach ones. Also shows how to join the tracks together...
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Re: Aldi Track Saw

Postby tabs » 26 Feb 2019, 00:20

Thanks, I was wondering how I was going to get decent cuts on the 8x4 osb boards when I line my workshop. This may do the job!?
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