Dewalt Track Saw Review
Here we go with another power tool review. This time we are going to focus on a Dewalt track saw. If you’re not yet sure whether to get your hands on this tool then read on. On the other hand if you’re after one and looking for a great deal then check below:
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General Advantages of Track Saws
Track saws are power tools that are meant for cutting just like the other saws made by Dewalt and other manufacturers. What makes this different though can be summed up in just one word: accuracy. Its mechanism is not that much different from circular or panel saws. However, because these use tracks as guides for cutting, the result is indeed a much straighter and smoother cut. All that the operator has to worry about when using this particular tool is the depth of the cut. Certain track saw variants though have the means already of making the depth adjustments easier for the operator.
In the below video you can see how a track saw is compared to a table saw:
Important Facts About Dewalt Track Saw
A Dewalt track saw is one of the power tools that are much sought after because of its efficiency and accuracy. There are five variants or models of Dewalt track saws and what is truly amazing is that all these are known for being very durable, accurate, and efficient at the same time. While these models have similarities that are distinctive of Dewalt, each of these also has unique characteristics. The five Dewalt tracks saw models are:
Below you’ll find basic specs of all the models:
|Power||12 Amp, 1300 W||12 Amp, 1300 W||12 Amp, 1300 W||12 Amp, 1300 W||12 Amp, 1300 W|
|No Load Speed||1750-4000 rpm||1750-4000 rpm||1750-4000 rpm||1750-4000 rpm||1750-4000 rpm|
|Blade Diameter||6-1/2” (165 mm)||6-1/2” (165 mm)||6-1/2” (165 mm)||6-1/2” (165 mm)||6-1/2” (165 mm)|
|Max Cut at 90°||2-1/8”||2-1/8”||2-1/8”||2-1/8”||2-1/8”|
|Max Cut at 45°||1-5/8”||1-5/8”||1-5/8”||1-5/8”||1-5/8”|
|Weight||11.5 lbs||11.5 lbs||11.5 lbs||11.5 lbs||11.5 lbs|
Features and Pros & Cons
As can be observed from the Dewalt track saw specifications, there is barely any difference that can be pointed out from all the models or variants that are already available. However, it is actually in the features that some important distinctive features can be found.
This Dewalt track saw is considered as heavy-duty track saw. With zero clearance, it is able to cut with great precision without any resulting splinter. The 12 A and 1300 W motor is behind this amazing performance. It is this powerful motor also that makes it possible for the DWS520SKH to cut hard woods at the maximum thickness of 2-1/8” thick. When sold, this comes with a kit box. Included in the kit is a 6-1/2” (20mm arbor size) 48-Tooth Ultra Fine finishing blade. Aside from this, there is also a blade wrench, which is the tool used for removing or replacing the blade. A 59” track is also part of the purchase.
The DWS520SK does not have much difference from the DWS520SKH when it comes to the basic features. It also has a 12 A, 1300 W motor that can effortlessly cut hard wood. Making the device safe to use is the continuous anti-kickback mechanism and riving knife. With its low profile blade guard, this saw can still be used in spaces that are cramped or not big enough. This heavy duty track saw when bought includes a kit box. Inside the kit is a 48-tooth Ultra Fine finishing blade. This is the kind of blade that is used for finer and smoother cuts. For easy blade replacement, a blade wrench is also included in the kit. There is a 59” track which is used as guide for sawing.
Another heavy duty track saw from Dewalt, the DWS520LK has great ergonomics which can be attributed to the straight plunge mechanism. This feature is actually common to all of Dewalt’s track saw variants. This device is designed only for use on Dewalt’s own dual-edged tracks in order to produce perfect cuts from either direction. Similar to the other Dewalt track saw models, a kit box is also provided when the DWS520LK is bought. Along with this is a finishing blade with 48 teeth. This track saw has a longer track though, at 102”. A blade wrench is also included in the kit.
The DWS520CK has an on-track cut depth of 2-1/8”at 90° and 1-5/8 at 45°. Most of its other capabilities are not much different from the other Dewalt track saws. Making the task of sawing less messy is the fact that this has a universal 1-1/4” dust port. This dust port can actually collect 90 percent of the dust with the use of its built-in vacuum. Its motor which is powered by 12A and 1300 W of electricity is the strong enough to saw 2-1/8” of thick hardwood. Sold with a kit box, this includes very fine finishing blade. Unlike the other track
The specs and features of this particular track saw from Dewalt are basically the same as the others. It is a zero clearance track saw, which is meant for sawing with accuracy and straightness, without splinters. It also has a low profile blade guard, which makes this usable even in cramped areas. Its dust port guarantees 90 percent of the dust to be collected through vacuum. Its kit box has a blade wrench and an ultra fine finishing blade. Unlike the previous four variants, however, this is not sold along with tracks.
The average rating of all Dewalt track saws is 4+ which once again proves that Dewalt created a decent, high quality tool for all of us. Although there’s not that many reviews as this is quite expensive tool we can conclude the latter.
Below you can find some of the opinions.
“My Dewalt track saw has made it possible for me to cut wood with amazing accuracy.” —- Evans B.
“I have always had a hard time in sawing hardwood without splinters but when I used a Dewalt track saw, this was no longer a problem.” —- Donald P.
“What I like most about Dewalt track saws is how it saves me from cleaning up the dust after using it.” –— Al G.
“I am still waiting for the next more improved track saw from Dewalt but they seem to have stopped in improving.” —- Larry M.
“This is one tool that makes me feel like an expert carpenter.” —- Luis J.