Makita XPS01 X2 36V Tracksaw – #THD-ProSpective


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What can I say? I love track saws. I’ve been using them for years. They make many hard tasks easier. Once you have one it’s impossible to go back. It changes something inside of you. Even stubborn doubters have changed their minds in as little as one use. 

  I used to think I had no need for  a track Saw. I felt like a straight edge and a couple of clamps were enough to make nice Straight cuts. I used to say, “Track saws are too expensive for what you get.” How wrong I was. There is more to it than just making straight cuts. The first track saw I used was a cheap one from grizzly. It wasn’t very good. The dust collection was horrible and the splinter guard was off by 1/8″ but it was good enough that I soon realized that I needed a tracksaw in my life. 
  I originally wanted a Makita since I was against Festool pricing at the time. The problem was that I couldn’t find a Makita anywhere within a 3 Hour drive and I wanted to try the Saw before buying.
  My favorite lumberyard Schutte Lumber in Kansas City, MO invited me to a Festool event and I decided to go ahead and check it out. I have to say I was hooked! I bought the TS55 Saw which is the smaller Festool and a CT36 dust extractor. The Saw served me well for about a year and then the cordless TSC55 came out. I was so happy with the cordless one I rarely wanted to use the corded Festool. 

  I still wondered what the Makita was like so I ordered one last year. I was very pleasantly surprised. I found that it was excellent in many ways. It has noticeably more power than the Festool saws. It makes the same quality of cuts as the Festool saws and it cost a lot less. In fact knowing what I know now, if I had to do it all again I would not hesitate to buy the Makita first. 


   What about the XPS01 cordless Makita? It is the newest one on the market and let me tell you it is very impressive. It does everything all the other track saws do but it is also nicer to use than most. That is very important to me. If I truly enjoy using a tool then my day goes much better. This saw has a long list of things that stand out. First off there is no cord. No one is going to walk by your workbench and trip llon the cord causing your saw to crash to the concrete floor below.  The short track is identical in length to the Festool 55″ but the long track is almost a foot longer making it much nicer to use on full sheets.  To me it has the most comfortable main handle and side handle.  It has the smoothest plunge feel of all of the track saws I have ever touched. It glides on the tracks like nothing else on the market. It has the nicest bevel set up . It has a -1° stop as well as a 22 1/2° positive stop and a 45° positive stop and it will go up to 48° positive stop. It is about 1 lb lighter than the Festool cordless. It is much much more comfortable to use than the DeWalt. It uses an ultra thin kerf blade and powerful brushless motor with auto downshifting so it can blast through material easier than just about any other cordless or corded track saw I have used. 

Check this link below for a video of it in a tough cut. Please keep in mind the dust bag was full before the cut and a lot of the dust is coming out the bottom of the saw because of it. 

   Makita is famous for putting great blades on their saws from the factory. At first I was a bit concerned about the saw having a 52 tooth ultra thin kerf blade. I knew it was a really good idea for cutting power and run time but I wondered if it might flex more in the cut and leave a rough edge compared to a full kerf sawblade. After using it on the job for building and installing cabinets and breaking down full sheets in the shop I realized that those fears were unfounded.  
   The 52 teeth do a very nice job of making very clean cross cuts even in thin veneers. I have used it mainly without the 2 mm scoring feature and the results have been quite good. It is even cleaner when you use the scoring setting.  If I find myself in a situation where I am using an expensive piece of material I may be more inclined to use the scoring feature. Even though I don’t use the scoring feature much it is good to know that it is there. 


   I think the blade is made by Tenryu. It is extremely similar to their ultra thin kerf blade. Whether it is or is not it is a wonderful blade and I wish it would work on my cordless festool without removing or changing the riving knife. (I do believe the Tenryu version comes with a thinner riving knife for the Festool Saw) 

   Another huge advantage of the Makita XPS01 track saw is they have an unequalled range of compatible high performing woodworking and carpentry tools on the 18 V LXT and X2 36v platform. I really feel that the X2 36 V system is an Excellent solution to provide heavy duty tools without forcing users to go to a larger battery system. 

   There are a couple of things I would change if I could.  I would like to see an offcut splinter guard like on  the Festool TSC55. (I think it is patented so I don’t see that happening) That piece is probably the most important thing that sets the Festool apart from all other saws on the market. It increases the quality of the waste side of your cut and it  increases dust extraction with or without a vacuum extractor.   The next thing I would add is a good dust bag.  I know it is meant to be used with a vacuum extractor but the saw catches an incredible amount of dust with just a dust bag.  People have been modifying the Festool TSC55 dust nozzle to fit the Makita so they can use the Festool bag on their Makita Saw. I have not done it yet and I am not sure that I will. I have not seen a nice clean modification yet.  I have been using the Dewalt flex volt miter saw dust bag on my Makita.  It works well but it needs to be dumped frequently.  It would be nice to be able to use it with one battery in a pinch as well.  

   Some people say it needs a riving knife but I honestly don’t miss it. I have never had a kickback with it or the corded version on sheet goods or solid wood. Even worked and twisted word has not been a problem with this saw. Please don’t feel that I am against riving knives because I am not. If the saw was sold with one on it I would not remove it. I definitely like a riving knife on my tablesaws when I am not using overhead guard with a built-in riving knife.  
   The advantages far outweigh the disadvantages with the Makita XPS01 36 V cordless track saw. If I found myself without a track saw tomorrow because of theft or fire, this unit would absolutely be the very first one I would buy . To me it dominates in performance, features, compatibility and value. 

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2018-06-07T17:33:21-05:00March 3rd, 2018|Makita|312 Comments

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  1. Iain 02/11/2018 at 2:37 PM - Reply

    Per ToolsByDesign

    “The Makita 36v track saw with the Mafell dust bag is pure gold! This is the dream team. Mafell dust bag is friction fit and requires no modifications to work.
    Mafell dust bag
    Item # 206921
    Timberwolf Tools website
    Cost: $51.60 + shipping ($63 total)”

    See video:

    • toolpig 02/11/2018 at 5:06 PM - Reply

      I’ve seen it. I may order one or I may just go ahead nd order the Saw. I am waiting for a reply from Mafell. They are so far absent from any social media partnerships.

  2. Chad Grosklags 11/20/2017 at 12:08 AM - Reply

    Dang it. Forgot my Instagram.


  3. Chad Grosklags 11/20/2017 at 12:06 AM - Reply

    Man I would love to own a good track saw. Currently, all I use is a straight edge clamping set up. Not ideal.

  4. Andy Lanning 11/19/2017 at 7:00 PM - Reply

    This saw looks amazing. I would love to win one

    IG spclagenth

  5. Jimmy 11/06/2017 at 10:05 PM - Reply

    I have been dying to get my hands on one of these track saws. I just don’t have the money bet to pull the trigger. Hopefully soon


  6. Joe kati 11/04/2017 at 4:28 PM - Reply

    Need this now


  7. b.bottesi 10/27/2017 at 9:06 PM - Reply

    I’m a big fan of the Makita cordless, It’s hard to pull the trigger on this one …. I’d love to try before I buy ?
    I fantasize of a 100% cordless job site !
    @b.bottesi on instagram

  8. Mike 10/25/2017 at 10:46 PM - Reply

    Awesome review, awesome website I always refer back when I’m looking into picking up some new tools and doing research. A great break down of the saw the photos, comparison to similar products and cutting video. Very thorough great stuff!


  9. Aaron Miiller 10/25/2017 at 10:07 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the in depth review dude. I seriously have to consider a track saw. Especially now that makita makes a cordless.

    • thetoolpig 10/25/2017 at 10:21 PM - Reply

      You are welcome Aaron this was a fun one! I really like the saw and I have a hard time deciding if I like this one better or the Festool because they are both so great.

  10. Sean 10/21/2017 at 2:54 PM - Reply

    These saws look amazing. I have not had the opportunity to check one of these out other than through various online reviews. I stepped up to the Kreg Accucut a month ago, before that I was also using a jig I built. The Accucut works awesome but can be a little cumbersome using a standard circular saw. Stepping up to a dedicated track saw would be a great addition. Love your reviews and your Instagram account. I reference you all the time when talking about new tools. Thanks for all you do! IG Account- Semeehan17

    • thetoolpig 10/26/2017 at 9:06 AM - Reply

      Thanks buddy! Feel free to reach out anytime! I’m always up for a good tool discussion??

  11. Luke Keller 10/21/2017 at 2:28 PM - Reply

    I have been looking at track saws for quite a while, and I like Makita’s product line. Thank you for your detailed reviews, your knowledge and insight have often been a great help to me.
    Your Instagram account has been great too. Lots of quick tidbits to follow up on.

    Instagram name: lkeller83

  12. Mark Freeman 10/20/2017 at 9:41 PM - Reply

    Recently used a corded Festool for the first time . Man do I need one of these . Really impressed with it so much more useful than I thought.
    Mark insta Carp3nter25

  13. Dustin Rone 10/20/2017 at 5:03 PM - Reply

    Very thorough review, I appreciate that. The 36 V platform is a really nice feature that frees it up to use on work order items and times you don’t want to pull out everything in the van. I just bought the TS 75 otherwise I may have to have one immediately. Thanks for the review.

  14. Marc Buckley 10/20/2017 at 11:31 AM - Reply

    Without having to purchase a new battery system the X2 36V is by far the best solution for users of cordless heavy duty tools.


  15. Keith Mitchell 10/20/2017 at 7:40 AM - Reply

    This saw looks (and sounds from your well done review) like it would be an excellent addition to my setup, as I have been in the Makita ecosystem for (15?) years. I bought the TS75 last winter, and it has been a gamechanger, I can only imagine a smaller cordless version of a tracksaw would be excellent. This would be super usefull in my future endevors, and I’d love to convert more people to the ways of the track. Does it work on the festool track? Anyway, noce review.
    Thanks, Keith
    Insta~ @shipwrightskills

    • thetoolpig 10/21/2017 at 11:50 PM - Reply

      Yes it definitely works on the Festool USA tracks. Mine required a tiny adjustment to be lined up exactly with how my Festool saws were already adjusted to contact the splinter guard. Anytime you have more than one saw on a rail you probably will need to adjust one or the other

  16. David baker 10/20/2017 at 6:19 AM - Reply

    Thanks for the great info, I have been really wanting/needing track saw and was debating between makita and Festool… makita it is! @thedavidbaker

  17. Aaron Harder 10/20/2017 at 1:00 AM - Reply

    Thanks for the great write up! I really like my corded makita track saw, but I’d love to cut the cord on another tool!

  18. Tom 10/19/2017 at 11:40 PM - Reply

    Great article.

  19. Forrest Persing 10/19/2017 at 11:19 PM - Reply

    Great write up! Been wanting a track saw for some time now.!

    iG: @fpersing

  20. Mark Bushinski 10/19/2017 at 10:49 PM - Reply

    Are you limited to only makita’s blades ?

    • thetoolpig 10/20/2017 at 7:05 AM - Reply

      That’s a really good question. This so I will use just about any blade that is made for the track saws. You will lose a 1/4” cutting depth by going to a Festool blade or equivalent but the arbor is the same.

  21. Dan 10/19/2017 at 10:35 PM - Reply

    Great review! Glad I found this website, it looks to be a good resource! IG @dooey_by_self

  22. Kevin 10/19/2017 at 9:28 PM - Reply

    Wow, that was some quick cutting, this would be a decent saw for cutting down doors after installing tile. The dust attachment is impressive. i want this saw 🙂

    IG: cabl3guys

  23. Quinton Lock 10/19/2017 at 9:16 PM - Reply

    Thanks for clearing up all my questions now if only I could test drive it through the internet too haha


  24. Jonathan Fylstra 10/19/2017 at 9:13 PM - Reply

    Sounds like a great tool. Wish there was somewhere local I could test one out. Never used a track saw before.
    Instagram @jonathanfylstra

  25. DeeLeeBee 10/19/2017 at 9:02 PM - Reply

    Smooth cut, fast, and inexpensive. Everything you could ever ask for in a track saw.

  26. zachary thielemier 10/19/2017 at 8:56 PM - Reply

    Would be an awesome addition to an upcoming kitchen remodel.


  27. Ben 10/19/2017 at 8:39 PM - Reply

    This saw looks amazing!! I would love to try it on my slab table tops! Instagram – @b.deweerd

  28. Roger Moreno 10/19/2017 at 7:26 PM - Reply

    Great review! Having second thoughts on saving up for a Dewalt tracksaw now [email protected]_royrogerss

  29. Aaron 10/19/2017 at 7:11 PM - Reply

    Running the ts75 right now. Very happy with it but a smaller cordless track saw would be SWEET!!


  30. Austin 10/19/2017 at 7:10 PM - Reply

    I have the corded version and it makes site cabinet work so much more accurate and clean than blue tape and a circular saw using my 4 ‘ level and quick clamps.
    IG @austinrossknierim

  31. Lee 10/19/2017 at 6:54 PM - Reply

    As it was stated before. The ability for it to stay on track while cutting a 45 is pretty remarkable. Add to that the mobility and ease of cordless, this saw will definitely be replacing many customers current setups.

  32. Paul Fraser 10/19/2017 at 6:49 PM - Reply

    Would love to win this. Been farming and forming for over 12 years and always wanted a tracksaw for side projects. Almost bought the corded version but just can’t seem to bite bullet. Great review as always. I’m always asking a question in my head then you answer it in the review!


  33. Tyler 10/19/2017 at 6:49 PM - Reply

    Great review! This would be an awesome addition to the shop!

  34. Nick 10/19/2017 at 6:36 PM - Reply

    Great review as usual this would be awesome to add to my tool collection as I’m trying to become completely cordless. Daloiacontracting

  35. Kyle Clayton 10/19/2017 at 4:15 PM - Reply

    I love my corded Makita track saw and it’s definitely up there on the next tool to get!


  36. Charlie 10/19/2017 at 4:07 PM - Reply

    Great review. Thank you. Nice to see how it compares to the festool. Would definitely use everyday.
    ig: @milkcarden

  37. Ian 10/19/2017 at 3:05 PM - Reply

    Great review and awesome saw. I cant wait to get my hands on it!

  38. Darcy Featherby 10/19/2017 at 2:37 PM - Reply

    Looks great had the corded Makita track saw for a few years now and love it so would be good to get a hold of one of these!

  39. Jeff Edwards 10/19/2017 at 2:37 PM - Reply

    Great read. I think I’m in the same boat as never using one and perhaps don’t know what I’m missing! You can change that!

    Insta name : jeff_edwards

  40. Jourdan Joly 10/19/2017 at 2:17 PM - Reply

    I have used the festool track saw a fair amount and really enjoyed it. But in the recent past with all the other companies releasing their own versions of track saws I have been wondering how they stack up. The makita track saw was the only one I really saw giving the festool a run for it’s money and I think this review has solidified that for me. Thanks for all of your extensive tool reviews they are always great to check out.

    P.S. if this is also where you are doing the give away for one my instagram is @JourdanJoly Thanks!

  41. Rod 10/19/2017 at 2:01 PM - Reply

    Im a finisher carpenter for year i have bring using only my table saw after reading a few reviews I would love to his this track saw.
    Rod Da Silva
    IG: chosen_fc

  42. Mike Gelsomino 10/19/2017 at 1:56 PM - Reply

    I NEED IT !!! ? @mike_gel10

  43. lane gray 10/19/2017 at 1:43 PM - Reply

    Nice review, but it makes my festool choice all the more painful.
    Love to have this to replace it
    @2ndavedesigns on instagram

  44. Noah Veach 10/19/2017 at 1:36 PM - Reply

    Would seriously love one of these baby’s. Would be great for ripping down large stock. @thedailyveach.

  45. Eric 10/19/2017 at 1:34 PM - Reply

    Would love to add this to my job sites and say bye bye to cords.
    IG: ewoka23

  46. Scott 10/19/2017 at 1:27 PM - Reply

    That’s just an amazing tool. The future of tools is really just getting so exciting to look towards. I would love one of these saws. @jrbeasleyjr

  47. Chad Heffernan 10/19/2017 at 1:26 PM - Reply

    This looks like exactly what I need to make a set of custom laundry room built ins.


  48. Raul Lopez 10/19/2017 at 1:25 PM - Reply

    Awesome article! @nbabballer would love one of this for the shop

  49. Quinn Monforton 10/19/2017 at 1:15 PM - Reply

    Love the ts75 it’s like a table saw, circ saw, and joiner all in ine! I’ve been eyeing the makita one and it looks like they really nailed it. Agreed festool has a patent on that splinter guard but the makita s speed and durability make up for it!


  50. kevin javier 10/19/2017 at 1:11 PM - Reply

    Before I got into carpentry, I always thought my cousin was CRAZY for always buying tools! But since I became an apprentice, now I understand. It’s addicting getting new tools. This would make a very nice addition to my growing (small) collection of tools. I have never personally tried a track saw yet because of the price lol. I would love to own one of these.

  51. Mattias 10/19/2017 at 1:00 PM - Reply

    Have always bin wanted a tracksaw so I hope I have the luck with me!


  52. Brenden 10/19/2017 at 12:46 PM - Reply

    After seeing the positive online reviews of this saw, I’d really enjoy getting my hands on one. Really looks like an amazing tool.

  53. Eric Webber 10/19/2017 at 12:36 PM - Reply

    I have this saw and love it! Works great with the Festool dust bag (some mods required) and my various lengths of track. May even make my corded model obsolete!


  54. Mike Daniels 10/19/2017 at 12:31 PM - Reply

    Awesome saw and all around great tools


  55. Andrew Black 10/19/2017 at 12:29 PM - Reply

    Man, I can’t wait to own one of these bad puppies. Dug the review I’ll be keeping my eye out for a suitable dust bag. Keep up the good work Paul the toolpig is my favorite source for tool reviews and news.


    • Iain 02/11/2018 at 2:40 PM - Reply

      Mafell dust bag
      Item # 206921
      Timberwolf Tools website
      Cost: $51.60 + shipping ($63 total)

  56. Jacob Hebeisen 10/19/2017 at 12:29 PM - Reply

    Love Makita and always wanted a track saw.


  57. Mike Holloway 10/19/2017 at 12:21 PM - Reply

    Forgot my Instagram name


  58. Mike Holloway 10/19/2017 at 12:21 PM - Reply

    Awesome review. Looking forward to trying one out soon.

  59. Scott 10/19/2017 at 12:20 PM - Reply

    Great write up! Always wanted one of these!


  60. Andrew Johnson 10/19/2017 at 12:19 PM - Reply

    Great review. Been wanting a tracksaw for a long time and this may be it.

  61. Liam 10/19/2017 at 6:44 AM - Reply

    Great review. I gotta say I do enjoy having the drop down riving knife on the Festool saws but having used the Festool and Makita corded track saws before I don’t find its an outrageous difference.

    I always felt like the fist generation makita track saws were slightly more shaky on the track than festool. The cuts always came out straight regardless but in hand it was just a small thing I noticed, hopefully that resolved now though. I enjoyed the festool and making track saws far more than the dewalt ones based on design and comorty factor. The dewalt one just feels slightly unwieldy. It’s great that Makita is putting out such great saws at a price that’s accessible for those that don’t want to or just can’t afford to jump into the festool system.

    Anyways…great review thanks for being so thorough.

    Instagram- @wlfpk

  62. John Clayson 10/18/2017 at 3:00 PM - Reply

    Def on my list, hook me up brah!

  63. Adam 10/17/2017 at 2:47 PM - Reply

    Makitas skillsaw seems like a really good machine. It would fit well in my collection of tools.


  64. Chris 10/17/2017 at 12:05 PM - Reply

    I love the idea of a track saw, never used one before but this one looks awesome. Keep up the great work! @bowiemeister

  65. Ryan 10/17/2017 at 11:48 AM - Reply

    Im invested into Makita and this would make a great addition to it. Ive been in the need for a track saw more lately as a hobbyist and this would fit the bill nicely.


  66. Martin Gomez 10/16/2017 at 10:09 PM - Reply

    That looks like a great skillsaw and track. Great review would make a great addition to my set of Makita tools.
    Instagram martingomez80

  67. Todd 10/16/2017 at 2:58 AM - Reply

    Definitely could use this. I could see this as a staple in my shop

  68. Moises aparicio 10/15/2017 at 11:08 PM - Reply

    Amazing review as always, very honest

    Instagram moses_aparicio

  69. Tom 10/15/2017 at 10:30 PM - Reply

    This is my favourite cordless track saw. Thanks for the review.
    IG: @thomasr_59

  70. Richard Shoemaker III 10/15/2017 at 9:21 PM - Reply

    I cannot wait to try this saw.

  71. Richard Shoemaker III 10/15/2017 at 9:20 PM - Reply

    Can’t wait to try this saw.

  72. Josh 10/15/2017 at 8:53 PM - Reply

    Great looking saw! Sure would help at my shop. @baconstereo

  73. Kyle black 10/15/2017 at 7:42 PM - Reply

    Great review amazing tool. @triwoodguy on Instagram

  74. Matt 10/15/2017 at 6:16 PM - Reply

    Amazing!!!! Mkroll50

  75. Mathieu Guay 10/15/2017 at 2:17 PM - Reply

    Good review! Can’t wait to use one of this makita saw. Thanks for sharing your thoughs with us, It’s very helpfull.


  76. Corey 10/15/2017 at 10:28 AM - Reply

    Awesome looking saw!! Love makita tools.

  77. Colm 10/15/2017 at 7:12 AM - Reply

    Great review. Would love to add this to my makita collection. This would definitely be a game changer being cordless!


  78. Taun Vallet 10/14/2017 at 10:11 PM - Reply

    This saw is one of the many products from Makita in the past year that make me regret getting on the flexvolt platform. Makita has really stepped it up and while I wanted to stay on one platform I might have to rethink that. Thanks for the review.


  79. Richard Gibson 10/14/2017 at 7:49 PM - Reply

    I am just here for the giveaway.?


  80. James W 10/14/2017 at 6:42 PM - Reply

    Wow! Nice review, very informative. I’ve been looking at track saws for a year or two now and never had the guts to pull the trigger. As I have grown as a carpenter i’ve Realized that Clamping a level just isn’t the way to go. I guess you’d say it’s not…. cutting. It. Haha thanks tool pig! Fingers crossed
    IG: @sanchinni

  81. Richard 10/14/2017 at 5:56 PM - Reply

    Can’t wait to get my hands on one! This saw looks like a beast!


  82. Mikehood 10/14/2017 at 4:04 PM - Reply

    For what I use a tracksaw for I’m considering selling my festool to fund this.

  83. Devon Sweeney 10/14/2017 at 3:40 PM - Reply

    This is fantastic! We need to get it for @sweeneyrestoration!

  84. Todd Hanco. 10/13/2017 at 11:24 PM - Reply

    Loved the write up. Everything I have heard about this saw lines up with this writup. Leaving me thinking that festool has got to step up there track saw game! I want one so bad and wish it was in the books to buy one right now but it’s not at least for a while. Thanks for the write up toolpig! @freshershist

  85. Grant Matherly 10/13/2017 at 9:27 PM - Reply

    Awesome review as always. I have been trying to decide which track saw I wanted to get to for my shop, and do believe I have decided.


  86. Jason Woods 10/13/2017 at 9:26 PM - Reply

    Would love to have a track saw. This one seems like a good one.

  87. PADEN JOHN HUGHES 10/13/2017 at 6:01 PM - Reply

    Great Review this seals the deal for me! @batmanpaden

  88. Sam Pabich 10/13/2017 at 5:49 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the write up Paul!
    We’ve been in the market for a track saw for a while now. After seeing everyone on IG rant and rave about this saw and after reading your review it seems like the saw for us. Especially with my father already being on ten makita platform.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  89. Nicholas Hughes 10/13/2017 at 3:33 PM - Reply

    Best thing possible. Another Makita 18×2 tool, and an awesome looking track saw. I love my Festool TS55, but I don’t love the cord.

    IG name hlconstruction

  90. Erin 10/13/2017 at 3:16 PM - Reply

    Very cool! @erinnrf

  91. Shelton Louviere 10/13/2017 at 2:56 PM - Reply

    Man I need this! Great article and saw

  92. Josh Edquist 10/13/2017 at 2:50 PM - Reply

    I’m getting closer and closer to breaking down and buying one. Thanks for taking the time to write this up!


  93. Mana McKenzie 10/13/2017 at 2:15 PM - Reply

    Great review. Have used many other peoples corded but really want to get my own. The scoring feature is an awesome feature and the compatibility with the same batteries as the rest of my kit makes this a winner in this category. Keep it up toolpig

    Insta: manamckenzie

  94. Mana McKenzie 10/13/2017 at 2:13 PM - Reply

    Great review. Have used many other peoples corded but really want to get my own. The scoring feature is an awesome feature and the compatibility with the same batteries as the rest of my kit makes this a winner in this category. Keep it up toolpig

  95. Kevin isom 10/13/2017 at 2:06 PM - Reply

    Good review. Looks awesome. I dream of one day getting a sweet track saw.

  96. Adam Young 10/13/2017 at 12:26 PM - Reply

    Ig- @roundhouse_furniture

  97. Jamie Goldman 10/13/2017 at 10:02 AM - Reply

    @_goldman here. I have been making tracks for my cordless makita circular saw for years. They are made from mdf and work well. But my buddy has the ts55 and it sure is a much nicer option. This one from makita will work with all my batteries that I’m invested in so I really like this option.

  98. Jeremiah 10/13/2017 at 9:58 AM - Reply

    Nice review!!


  99. Andrew Luethge 10/13/2017 at 9:44 AM - Reply

    I love that Makita make awesome tools, and they don’t just push out tools. I was just breaking down full sheets of plywood and for the first time I thought that it would be much safer to do this with a track saw instead of cross cut and rip on a job site table saw. Great review Paul!!


  100. Amanda Yates 10/13/2017 at 9:25 AM - Reply

    I’ve seen track saws but didn’t know much about them. This article makes me want to buy one…so much more convenient than the straightedge and clamps method.


  101. Adam Young 10/13/2017 at 8:29 AM - Reply

    Schutte Lumber is awesome first of all I get all my wood from there as well!

    This review is great. I have been researching tracksaws for a long time but haven’t ever found a great in depth comparison. Don’t know if I will ever have the chance to buy one but sure do like dreaming about the possibilities of owning one some day. Nice job.

    Ig – @round_housefurniture

  102. Gabe Hershfield 10/13/2017 at 8:03 AM - Reply

    We got the chorded version at work. Everyone is always wanting it. Would be nice to have one of my own, and chordless too. Do a lot of Reno’s where power is often limited. So many extension chords…

    Instagram: @gabbophoto

  103. Eric 10/13/2017 at 7:38 AM - Reply

    This I need. All that power! @ericxw88

  104. Kris Mauro 10/13/2017 at 7:37 AM - Reply

    Great review Paul. Much easier for making a quick cut compared to setting up the table saw. Don’t own a Festool and don’t plan on purchasing one when manufacturers like Makita are putting out quality products!


  105. Chris Mire 10/13/2017 at 7:23 AM - Reply

    Great review. A great saw made better by dropping the cord.

  106. Chip Pope 10/13/2017 at 6:58 AM - Reply

    Sweet saw, the 36V platform is awesome. I.G. Chipperrva.

  107. Bruce 10/13/2017 at 6:52 AM - Reply

    That track saw is pretty sweet. Makita has always been one of my favourite tools…. and this is more fuel for the fire.

  108. Jason McKenna 10/13/2017 at 6:10 AM - Reply

    Thanks ToolPig, that was a great review. I recently picked up a used corded Makita 7-1/4″circular saw at an estate sale for like $36. This saw has blown be away. I would not hesitate to buy this track saw. Just saving up for it right now. Come next year, I will own one of these bad boys!
    IG——–> @jmckenna007

  109. Geoff 10/13/2017 at 5:01 AM - Reply

    Great review. Can’t wait to join the tracksaw world.


  110. Joe Ferraro 10/13/2017 at 4:59 AM - Reply

    Great article! I watched your live feed on this a few weeks ago. It was extremely helpful. I should be pulling the trigger on purchasing one in the next couple weeks. Your post really helped finally make the decision to just go for the makita. Thank you @jfarenovations

  111. Richard Bernales 10/13/2017 at 4:40 AM - Reply

    I like that it come with a good battery @ofwoodandtools

  112. Nathan 10/13/2017 at 4:27 AM - Reply

    I think it is better then the Festool version and better then the corded version as well


  113. Andrew Harris 10/13/2017 at 2:20 AM - Reply

    This would really help ripping those big boards and even some smaller stock given my table saw is only 20inch rip width capacity. @andrewharriswoodwork

  114. Marcus 10/13/2017 at 2:12 AM - Reply

    Great review on a great saw! I have tried Makita cordless saws and I realy like them!


  115. Travis Danek 10/12/2017 at 11:54 PM - Reply

    Thanks for your detailed review on this saw. I have wanted a track saw in my arsenal for some time now and have gone back and forth between Festool and Makita, corded and cordless. I am a Makita guy and a Festool dreamer. This has made up my mind which to buy. Now I need to decide, corded or cordless for the Makita.

  116. Tyler Mills 10/12/2017 at 11:49 PM - Reply

    Looks like an awesome saw would love to have one. Tmtylermills

  117. Andrew Malizia 10/12/2017 at 11:46 PM - Reply

    Killer review. Thanks. I’ve been waffling for a while on the ts55 and sp6000j1 and now it looks it will come down to makita corded vs cordless… aye…. thanks for all the comparisons.


  118. Eli Gfell 10/12/2017 at 11:04 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the great write up, super helpful and informative. Have used the corded festool version many times but dont own one. Would love to get my hands on a makita as I already own some cordless makita stuff.


  119. Adam Sperry 10/12/2017 at 10:59 PM - Reply

    Not only is this a fantastic saw, but I find myself steering others to it instead of the competition. I love my dewalt, but I would really love the ability to put these two beasts side by side! @completelycordless

  120. Ben T Noorman 10/12/2017 at 10:52 PM - Reply

    This is sick Would love to add this to my makita drill driver kit!!!!

  121. Melinda Hundertmark 10/12/2017 at 10:51 PM - Reply

    Love the review. You make it so easy to understand the tools and use. Would love to have one of these. It would make my projects so much easier!
    Insta — Me100mark

  122. Anthony 10/12/2017 at 10:25 PM - Reply

    Instagram @musiq08 omg that is the best saw ever. Cuts like butter and the rpm is amazing fast. I would recommend this tool to everyone

  123. Jake 10/12/2017 at 10:20 PM - Reply

    Neat tool. This would be a great addition to the tool collection. Trying to build up my makita arsenal!

  124. Brent Wack 10/12/2017 at 10:01 PM - Reply

    Love my corded one and making any great tool even better by dropping the cord? Even better! Great write up!


  125. Matthew 10/12/2017 at 9:43 PM - Reply

    Excellent review, and great price point or a quality saw compared to festool.


  126. Jake Lucky 10/12/2017 at 9:25 PM - Reply

    First off I love all you reviews/videos. You offer great non bias advice that I appreciate and have lead me to purchasing new tools that have greatly improved my efficiency and quality of work. I have the corded version currently and have recently bought into the Makita 18v line with their new 18v X2 10” miter saw. This cordless version of the current track saw I have now will be a great addition. @lucky_by_design

  127. Cody 10/12/2017 at 9:10 PM - Reply

    Unreal saw would love to get my hands on one maybe one day @brothersventures

  128. Rich 10/12/2017 at 8:49 PM - Reply

    Still a chorded fan, but I’ve been amazed by the Makita tools lately. Again, great write up! I’m starting to understand why so many contractors have these tracksaws on site now!

    IG – @shiftedsands

  129. Rich @shiftedsands 10/12/2017 at 8:48 PM - Reply

    Still a chorded fan, but I’ve been amazed by the Makita tools lately. Again, great write up! I’m starting to understand why so many contractors have these tracksaws on site now!

  130. Scott 10/12/2017 at 8:46 PM - Reply

    Looks amazing.would love to have one

  131. Casey Knips 10/12/2017 at 8:39 PM - Reply

    Great review Paul. I would love to have this saw. It has so much power for a cordless tool! @caseyknips

  132. Kostas Bakoulas 10/12/2017 at 8:30 PM - Reply

    That looks sick!!


  133. Alex 10/12/2017 at 8:23 PM - Reply

    id like to add that to my power tool collection

    IG @fuchsiarolsch

  134. Tabor 10/12/2017 at 8:18 PM - Reply

    I’m already a Makita man and have never had a track saw. This review has me sold. Y’all do a great job reviewing and explaining features. Thanks for the opportunity to win this gem!
    Instagram: @donedoer

  135. Mehdi 10/12/2017 at 8:12 PM - Reply

    I have makita corded track saw, I’m really happy to have a tracksaw,when I don’t have room to setup tablesaw it works great ,when I got it there wasn’t cordless tracksaw in market so I would’ve been happier if I had cordless [email protected]

  136. Scott Burman 10/12/2017 at 8:06 PM - Reply

    Totally on board with the concept behind a track saw. huge time saver wether cutting down doors clean and untouched or just making plywood rips for a header. You gotta have one if you can’t win one! @burminator on Instagram also @6_8_10

  137. Craig 10/12/2017 at 8:05 PM - Reply

    Fair Review. You mention the ultra thin kerf blade that comes factory installed, but I’d be curious to know if you can still use other after market blades like freud, cmt, tenryu, oshlun …etc


    • thetoolpig 10/13/2017 at 8:14 AM - Reply

      Yes sir?? it uses the same arbor as the corded Saw as well as Festool. These blades do have a slightly deeper cut than the Festool and Freud.

  138. Matthew Aton 10/12/2017 at 7:59 PM - Reply

    This thing looks incredible. I’ve used the festool, it worked like a charm. Can not wait untill I get my hands on one of these. Maybe with a little luck and a great opportunity from @toolpig. Thanks for sharing.

  139. Joe Kati 10/12/2017 at 7:53 PM - Reply

    I have wanted this saw for a while. Would really increase productivity for me. After reading this review it want it even more!! Thanks toolpig.

  140. Mike M 10/12/2017 at 7:41 PM - Reply

    I would love to own this saw! I have become a huge Makita fan and this would be a nice addition to the collection.

  141. Greg D 10/12/2017 at 7:37 PM - Reply

    I’m tired of using a skilsaw with a straight edge or wrestling with a table saw to break down sheet goods. I’ve seen so many reviews on this saw and would love to own one. @afterdinnermint @makitatools

  142. Tyler Ernsberger 10/12/2017 at 7:36 PM - Reply

    Looks like an awesome saw. I will get one soon. Hopefully


  143. Mark Kelley 10/12/2017 at 7:28 PM - Reply

    Excellent review. I have been wanting a track saw for some time now but unfortunately because of the price it usually goes to the bottom of my tool list. Is it meant to replace a table saw? I see so many people with them now I feel like I am not part of the elite club. Would make a great addition to my work shop and help get some built in built. @mkelley0983

    • thetoolpig 10/13/2017 at 8:16 AM - Reply

      It does many functions of a table saw. For repeated rips a table saw is easier. This thing makes the harder cuts easier. It breaks down 4×8 sheets like butter.

  144. Wayne Foster 10/12/2017 at 7:02 PM - Reply

    Great reviews! Been looking into gettin a track saw @bubbywayne13

  145. Andrew Morris 10/12/2017 at 7:01 PM - Reply

    Great write up. This thing looks amazing.

  146. Cody Droughan 10/12/2017 at 6:55 PM - Reply

    Great review and a great saw. Realized how handy this would be as I was cutting a ton of mitres for a deck I just did instead of just running them long and ripping off the excess for the border. Would love to add this to my arsenal.
    Ig: c_droughy

  147. Nathan Loew 10/12/2017 at 6:50 PM - Reply

    2nd year apprentice soaking up all the info I can get. Great article and useful information!
    The track saw is a game changer. Doors, decks, and cladding will never be easier. ?

  148. Christian Vale 10/12/2017 at 6:42 PM - Reply

    Great read. Tracks saws make breaking down full sheet goods much safer and accurate. And this one says Makita! What’s not to love???

  149. Ross Jordan 10/12/2017 at 6:39 PM - Reply

    Looks awesome, I’ve never used a track saw but would love to add one to the collection!

  150. Patrick 10/12/2017 at 6:32 PM - Reply

    Need one of these. Great review


  151. Zack Bridgman 10/12/2017 at 6:29 PM - Reply

    The corded saw us top notch. Cordless is going to be so nice to ditch the cord.

  152. Stephen sipkens 10/12/2017 at 6:26 PM - Reply

    This would get so much use at home and at work. @stevesipkens

  153. Nick (Good Wood Designs) 10/12/2017 at 6:22 PM - Reply

    Looks like a great tool! Who couldn’t benefit from a powerful tool that makes accurate cuts?

  154. Tyler Murray 10/12/2017 at 6:19 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the review!
    You said it all – if you’re happy using the tool, your day will go much better.
    I’ve never owned a track saw and currently do the straight edge and clamps thing or snap a chalk line. Always wanted to try one out though to see what the difference would be.

  155. Javier Murillo 10/12/2017 at 6:19 PM - Reply

    Awesome review!! I’ve been wanting a track saw since the first time I tried the festol, before that it was a straight edge aswell., but this is nice! I need to add this to the collection!

    IG: Elcompacharmin

  156. Jake Fabish 10/12/2017 at 6:19 PM - Reply

    Sign me up! @jakefabish

  157. Steve 10/12/2017 at 6:14 PM - Reply

    This saw looks amazing. Would definitely make under cutting doors a breeze @builttoughtooltalk

  158. Eric Mann 10/12/2017 at 6:10 PM - Reply

    Great review, this almost makes it harder! I spent so much time convincing myself on the ts/tsc55 and now I’m not sure! Thanks for all the input. @ejmann21

  159. Chris Albers 10/12/2017 at 6:05 PM - Reply

    Very cool. Never used a track saw. Looks like the Makita is what I need!



  160. Hadw1ck 10/12/2017 at 5:33 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the honest review Paul. I know you were very hesitant to recommend this over the festool but it goes to show the honesty in your reviews. My boss has the corded Makita track saw, I borrowed it for a task I needed to do on an LDC project. The entire LDC crew were surrounding me, in total awe at this amazing tool and what it can achieve. Not to mention how much I loved using it. It never jammed or slowed down once. I was cutting through 40m of red ironbark decking in one run. Made my job a whole lot easier. But the hardest part was giving the tool back at the end of the day. So I would love one of these!

  161. Nick DiBello 10/12/2017 at 5:31 PM - Reply

    Great review as always.

  162. Corey Ewart 10/12/2017 at 5:24 PM - Reply

    I need this because I can’t cut a straight line without one.


  163. Jamie 10/12/2017 at 5:16 PM - Reply

    Nice informative review. Great addition to any shop.

  164. Robert Singletary 10/12/2017 at 5:15 PM - Reply

    I’ve been looking and watching reviews on tracksaws and I believe the Makita is the best one for me. I love Makita tools, they are worth every penny. I want to add the Makita track saw to my arsenal hope I win and I always watch @thetoolpig for tool reviews

    Thank you

  165. robert miller 10/12/2017 at 5:15 PM - Reply

    I’ve been wanting a hacksaw for a while. So happy I waited as I had a hunch Makita was gonna drop a cordless. The reviews are amazing so this will be the one. Thanks for doing what you do.

    Robert Miller
    IG- rpm3vil

  166. Todd O. 10/12/2017 at 5:05 PM - Reply

    A cordless tracksaw would be a huge step up from my PC corded circular saw on a baseplate. Thanks for the great write up and the chance to win one.
    IG: tolson_44

  167. Brennan 10/12/2017 at 4:59 PM - Reply

    Awesome tool. Definitely need to get a track saw

  168. Dustin 10/12/2017 at 4:59 PM - Reply

    Gotta have one. Great article.


  169. Ryley Fuller 10/12/2017 at 4:51 PM - Reply

    I think this could replace my ts55 no problem power wise…


  170. Mark Harrelson 10/12/2017 at 4:50 PM - Reply

    Sweet track saw.

    Love to win it!

    @pilgrimmark on IG!

  171. Dave Currie 10/12/2017 at 4:48 PM - Reply

    I was skeptical at first wondering how it could compete with the TS55 but man, what a great saw. Nice right up!

  172. Chad hamm 10/12/2017 at 4:48 PM - Reply

    I love this, not only because it’s cordless Makita which will be compatible with all of my stuff, but also since reading reviews and seeing it out perform the Festool means this is a must have for me. @hammscontracting

  173. Shauna 10/12/2017 at 4:41 PM - Reply

    I want one for my husband

  174. Tyler 10/12/2017 at 4:40 PM - Reply

    Looks awesome!


  175. Scott 10/12/2017 at 4:38 PM - Reply

    I heart Makita

  176. Alex 10/12/2017 at 4:31 PM - Reply

    Used a friends Makita track saw on a job site and now I know it is the perfect addition for my 10’x20′ work shop to break down sheet goods. Would also be a better fit in the van instead of heavy table saw.
    Thanks for another great review.


  177. Brian M 10/12/2017 at 4:31 PM - Reply

    That’s an insanely nice saw!


  178. Albert 10/12/2017 at 4:29 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the info. Glad to know its compatibility. #im definitely needing a track saw. Makita sounds like the way to go. I have the Makita planer and its my best friend. Lol.
    IG @mannabuilder

  179. Lowell 10/12/2017 at 4:18 PM - Reply

    I had the festool 75 track saw but my truck was broken into and it was taken ?I want to replace it and I have been checking out reviews on this bad boy. I think I am sold with the makita now. Awesome review! I still have my festool tracks, am I able to use the makita in the festool tracks? (I doubt it)

  180. Steve 10/12/2017 at 4:15 PM - Reply

    I love the portability of this saw along with a lower price compared to the festool would be great to have. @stevebass12

  181. James 10/12/2017 at 4:08 PM - Reply

    Sounds like a fantastic saw! thanks for another great review!

  182. Stafford Combs 10/12/2017 at 4:07 PM - Reply

    Awesome review. I’ve always wanted to try out a track saw. It’s a pain to rip full sheets of plywood on a table saw.


  183. Alex 10/12/2017 at 3:59 PM - Reply

    This saw loooks incredible. Dying to try one out, and maybe even own one. @adging14

  184. Troy Duquette 10/12/2017 at 3:58 PM - Reply

    I’ve listened to all your thoughts on this saw thoroughly and I’d have to say I agree, I didn’t know it had a scoring tool? Sounds very cool! For me the idea of a riving knife is mental, it just makes me think I’m cutting straighting just by knowing it’s there ;-). I like having two of everything when I’m able one day just for having two setups for different uses! If I’m doing anything with a drill, I’ve always got two in use if not 4. I like having the luxury of multiple setups all the time! I’ve got my eye on about 6 or 7 makita tools that will one day make it in my van! ( along with a few festool as well ) one day! 🙂 @nad_n_troy

  185. brian munn 10/12/2017 at 3:53 PM - Reply

    @pbmunn. ha

  186. brian munn 10/12/2017 at 3:52 PM - Reply

    i had gotten a bad taste in my mouth from the old dewalt batteries.( i had 20 usless tools all the sudden 7 years ago. )
    and had been mostly corded besides the main 4 batt tools. ( hilti) but the i think the new batteries and tools are worth it now. and this is a great tool. i think is next on my list.
    i would like to see the corded mafell vs festool tracksaw and cross cut saw showdown too.

  187. John 10/12/2017 at 3:44 PM - Reply

    Great article. Full of useful information and comparison to other saws. Only thing left is for a personal demonstration or actual use of the Makita to get the full picture of its abilities. Thanks for being so informative.

    IG = @Ohiostatebuckeyefan

  188. Mark Baker 10/12/2017 at 3:42 PM - Reply

    Would love to have a tracksaw like this!

  189. Zibby 10/12/2017 at 3:37 PM - Reply

    The Makita brand has been one of my favorites for years. Makita makes a great saw that is a proven performer in the field. I’d love to have this bad boy in my arsenal ?


  190. Jackson Johnson 10/12/2017 at 3:36 PM - Reply

    Great write up my friend!
    I’d love to have that saw!
    My instagram name is @tool_dynasty

  191. Jesse Mullen 10/12/2017 at 3:32 PM - Reply

    Thanks for all the info! I’ve been looking for a good track saw. Definitely want one now. @mullenwoodworks

  192. Edirke simon 10/12/2017 at 3:27 PM - Reply

    What a nice little monster!!!! @acoustic_pro

  193. David Nall 10/12/2017 at 3:27 PM - Reply

    Festool was the first track saw I ever saw. I wanted one but not for the price. The makita would be awesome to have in the shop.


  194. Edirke simon 10/12/2017 at 3:25 PM - Reply

    What a nice little monster!!!!!

  195. Landon 10/12/2017 at 3:18 PM - Reply

    Thing is a beast! Can’t wait to win it.
    IG landoro

  196. David Cookman 10/12/2017 at 3:17 PM - Reply

    I’ve been looking for a track saw for awhile. I need to look at this

  197. Collin 10/12/2017 at 3:09 PM - Reply

    Amazing looking saw! Definitely been wanting one for sometime now.

  198. Matt 10/12/2017 at 3:09 PM - Reply

    In the market for a track saw and this could be a winner. @matt_instadad

  199. Josh McGowan 10/12/2017 at 3:08 PM - Reply

    If this saw was out when I bought my Festool TS75 I would have seriously considered it.

    IG @biffsbench

  200. Nick Washburn 10/12/2017 at 3:04 PM - Reply

    Great review, ive been researching which one to get. I was leary of the battery performance. @photonjw

  201. fpersing 10/12/2017 at 3:04 PM - Reply

    Man I would love one of these to replace my old underpowered S*illsaw. Love Makita too, they have never disappointed me. I have some 2″ slabs just beggin for this tracksaw!

    Keep up the awesome work! @toolpig

    PS. Maybe do some of the newest Harbor Freight power tool comparisons with other brand name. Woul love to see how these tools match up.

  202. Travis 10/12/2017 at 2:59 PM - Reply

    This post makes me sad and jealous at the same time. I bought the festool before I knew about this one! Great post though, very thorough! Thanks

  203. @TheCrippledCarpenter 10/12/2017 at 2:49 PM - Reply

    Awesome review. It looks perfect for me as I can’t afford the festool for hobby level work and a jig saw and a straight edge just isn’t cutting it,.. Straight haha

  204. Paul munoz 10/12/2017 at 2:44 PM - Reply

    I really appreciate the review. Definitely help make my decision. Hope to get one soon.
    Paul Munoz
    IG- PaulDavidmetalworks

  205. Wow! Amazing power and nice Design! Great review by the way.

  206. KC Bonney (Mangrove Designs) 10/12/2017 at 2:39 PM - Reply

    Great review. I could really use this in #mybiglittleshop
    @mangrovedesigns on IG

  207. ric nolan 10/12/2017 at 2:38 PM - Reply

    Cool review! I have been needing a track saw for some time and love using my friends TS55. But after reading the reviews you and a couple others (you know who they are……?) I think I’m sold on the makita. A little lower in price, the batteries will work in my other makita tools….. What’s not to like?
    Ig: @This_is_ricdiculous or @ncgcustomglass
    Both are me!

  208. Andrew Pinter 10/12/2017 at 2:38 PM - Reply

    Awesome track saw. Been looking at that and the festool tsc55!! Would be a great saw for me!!

  209. Hunter 10/12/2017 at 2:36 PM - Reply

    I bought the corded version a year ago, cant explain how much this changed the game. I did however buy the Metric version…..anyone have a link for purchasing an imperial gauge? My primary cordless platform is Makita, started with the J Spec TD170D Impact driver and I never looked back. And the Makita cordless router.. too good to be true. Crazy how much power that thing has.

    Now a cordless tracksaw?! insane…would sure beat trying to flag a Home Depot operator to breakdown sheet good…

    Thanks brother

  210. Pat 10/12/2017 at 2:34 PM - Reply

    Better than other saws on the market including Festool… awesome. Great review.


  211. Jacob Parks 10/12/2017 at 2:33 PM - Reply

    @menaandjake. This looks like it may be an improvement over my mastercrap Menards special?only one way to find out ???

  212. Zeb Vance 10/12/2017 at 2:32 PM - Reply

    This thing isn’t sweet! I would use one so much if it had it in the shop.

    INstagram: vancecustomwoodworking

  213. J peter Morgan 10/12/2017 at 2:32 PM - Reply

    Looks like an awesome alternative to the festool or dewalt saws. Cant wait to get one! Instagram @jpetermorgan

  214. Mike De Caire 10/12/2017 at 2:30 PM - Reply

    Great review as always. I never buy anything without first consulting the toolpig. Thanks!

  215. Kristian Aas Aanetsen 10/12/2017 at 2:28 PM - Reply

    Awsome saw!

  216. Caleb Hopke 10/12/2017 at 2:27 PM - Reply

    Looks pretty sweet, never used a track saw before. Seems like a good one. @calebhopke

  217. Grew David 10/12/2017 at 2:16 PM - Reply

    I have the festool ts75 and it’s great, but a smaller, cordless track saw would be very useful. @hartleyfinecarpentry

  218. John mcintosh 10/12/2017 at 2:15 PM - Reply

    @corktowndeckcompany ^

  219. Padraig Maloney 10/12/2017 at 2:14 PM - Reply

    That’s an awesome review, except for one thing: I want one even more now. Curses! Thanks for giving your honest opinion!

    @weefreeirish on IG

    • thetoolpig 10/12/2017 at 3:56 PM - Reply


  220. John mcintosh 10/12/2017 at 2:13 PM - Reply

    Have heard nothing but great things about this saw. Lots of power and little to no tear out! Could befinetly use this daily!!


  221. ric nolan 10/12/2017 at 2:09 PM - Reply

    Cool review! I have been needing a track saw for some time and love using my friends TS55. But after reading the reviews you and a couple others (you know who they are……?) I think I’m sold on the makita. A little lower in price, the batteries will work in my other makita tools….. What’s not to like?

  222. Jeremy Wheat 10/12/2017 at 2:08 PM - Reply

    Nice review, there are several tracksaws and I have been researching trying to figure the best fit for me. These seems like a good fit that if I can’t win it maybe it will be the one I buy. Thanks for the detailed review. IG name @jeremywheat1

  223. Charles 10/12/2017 at 2:08 PM - Reply

    Toolpig! I can’t believe you’re doing a giveaway of this saw. It’s my all time favorite tool. I’d never give mine away. lol

    Anyway, I agree with your thoughts and review on this saw. I never thought I’d buy one because of its price, but I couldn’t resist how efficient and productive I’d be with this saw. I actually got the corded version last year, and when I saw you demo the 36V this year, I got buyer’s remorse. Well, I upgraded to the cordless one and BOOM, what a huge difference the omission of the cord makes. I love using this saw even more. I get the precision of a big huge high quality table saw with essentially a small circular saw, but now with the convenience of it being battery powered.

    I implore everyone to consider getting this tool.

    Paul, please let me win this. My son’s really jealous of my saw. I’ll give it to him. He’s really interested in woodworking, and he made some awesome things in woodshop class.

    *also, in regards to modding a dust bag to work with the dust port… I used a bag from one of my Makita miter saws and luckily found an adapter from a broken house vacuum and it all fits together. It collects a lot of the dust. So now my track saw is cordless and hoseless!


  224. Luke Hodgin 10/12/2017 at 2:07 PM - Reply

    This is brilliant!!
    I’ve been umming and ahhing about going festool for a while but have hesitated because I have been makita since day one, so all of my batteries are makita. Knowing there’s a makita saw that’s cutting just as good as the festool makes my day! Thanks for an amazing review.

  225. Graham Clifton 10/12/2017 at 1:57 PM - Reply

    Thank you for the write up. Big fan of makita tools. Iv rigged up a plywood guide which works but this set up would bring my game to a different level. Thanks @theegray

  226. Kyle 10/12/2017 at 1:55 PM - Reply

    Sounds like a beast a saw, great in depth review! Ig: Kyle_wappaus9

  227. Chris Lee 10/12/2017 at 1:54 PM - Reply

    I’ve been debating about getting a track saw for some time now, and I think you just convinced me on which way to go. Awesome review, thanks for the info!

    IG @ForTheLoveOfTreesWoodWorking

  228. Nick 10/12/2017 at 1:52 PM - Reply

    Great review. I’ve been curious about this saw since I first saw you covering it, but I’m just a hobbyist, so haven’t dropped the coin. Sure would like to add some blue to my arsenal though. @nick_pernia

  229. Mike C 10/12/2017 at 1:49 PM - Reply

    Straight edges and clamps are for squares. Who wouldn’t want a track saw! I always wanted one but never had the funds

  230. Jon Lengauer 10/12/2017 at 1:45 PM - Reply

    Amazing saw and set up. Would be a great asset for any contractor.


  231. Keith 10/12/2017 at 1:43 PM - Reply

    I have been looking into this saw. The festool is out of my price range, but this saw seems to be giving it a run for its money. Thanks, @timberline1

  232. Adam Leal 10/12/2017 at 1:42 PM - Reply

    I have always wanted a track saw but I felt like you did is it worth the expense? I have decided to get one. I thought Festool was king when it came to these saws but after reading your review I think Makita deserves a serious look now. Thanks for opening my eyes. Keep up the good work toolpig!

    Adam. IndianaJW:)

    • Adam Leal 10/12/2017 at 2:10 PM - Reply


  233. Andy Brasher 10/12/2017 at 1:37 PM - Reply

    Amazing tool


  234. @gotwoodwrkshop 10/12/2017 at 1:36 PM - Reply

    Looks like an amazing tool!

  235. Blake Stegeman 10/12/2017 at 1:36 PM - Reply

    I can’t believe that’s it’s stronger than festool and half the price. I can’t wait to order one. Huge fan of the new bed of cordless tools, so much power in little packages.

    Instagram @tigerlilywoodworking

  236. Anthony Johnson 10/12/2017 at 1:35 PM - Reply

    Looks like a great tool to my addition. As a young and aspiring carpenter. Looks great and durable .. #MakitaisQuality

  237. Shawn Martinez 10/12/2017 at 1:35 PM - Reply

    You can tell by the sound this thing has power. Definitely looks, and sounds like a winner. Great article and comparison video.


  238. Mike 10/12/2017 at 1:33 PM - Reply

    Saw seems like an incredible time saver for any carpenter or woodworker would love to try this out on some projects I’ve got on the go.
    Instagram mikemac6262

  239. Charlie 10/12/2017 at 1:32 PM - Reply

    Sounds like a great tool!


  240. Justin 10/12/2017 at 1:30 PM - Reply

    no_one_makes_it :instagram name

  241. JP Guse 10/12/2017 at 1:17 PM - Reply

    Awesome saw and write up. I hope to win it!


  242. Jorge Gutierrez 10/12/2017 at 1:16 PM - Reply

    Looks amazing. Great review.

  243. Mitch M 10/12/2017 at 1:15 PM - Reply

    Great write up. This is what I have been waiting for in a track saw. Perfect for safely ripping down big sheets for onsite laminate counter builds.
    @oh_yeah_that_guy on IG

  244. Daniel collins 10/12/2017 at 1:14 PM - Reply

    I don’t know how much you need a cordless tracksaw I can see in some cases it would be really nice… I have used the festool tracksaws and never needed more power… @dwaynesparky

  245. Anton Bichis 10/12/2017 at 1:14 PM - Reply

    Just an awesome saw!! Would be a great addition to My makita Wall in the garage!!

    Instagram: anton_bichis

  246. Chandler Bawcum 10/12/2017 at 1:13 PM - Reply

    I’m an 19 year old self employed woodworker.. I build custom projects for people when I’ve got time off from college. I’ve been thinking about buying a track saw for a very long time and have been looking into the corded Makita. Getting a free cordless one wouldn’t be half bad though! I would love to have this saw. My instagram name is @chandler_concepts

  247. Jack toy 10/12/2017 at 1:11 PM - Reply


  248. Patrich 10/12/2017 at 1:08 PM - Reply

    Great review. Very detailed and informative.
    The best site for us tool fanatic’s.


  249. Sadie, The Awesome Orange 10/12/2017 at 1:08 PM - Reply

    Awesome review!!! I have had my eye on this one for a while and your review answered all my questions on it! Thanks!

  250. Diane DeCocq 10/12/2017 at 1:08 PM - Reply

    This is freaking awesome!!

  251. Curtis Gippe 10/12/2017 at 1:06 PM - Reply

    @curtisgippe here… should have bought this before my festool. Literally bought it a week before your first post ?. Festool works well too but would dig the cordless. Always appreciate your reviews.

  252. Malte Krüger 10/12/2017 at 12:59 PM - Reply

    I love the quality of makita saws. Made for everyday use and difficult jobs.

    Insta: bierkiste12

  253. Mikey Osborn 10/12/2017 at 12:57 PM - Reply

    This would be an awesome addition to the shop ig: mikeythemaker

  254. @railandstilewoodworks 10/12/2017 at 12:56 PM - Reply

    This saw alone is making me want to go back to Makita cordless tools!

  255. Kyle 10/12/2017 at 12:54 PM - Reply

    I’m just starting out so a track saw is at the top of my list of tools I need to add to my arsenal and the Makita seems to be the best value for your buck based on what your review says. Awesome article! My instagram is karoocontracting

  256. Caleb wilson 10/12/2017 at 12:52 PM - Reply

    This is a sweet saw! Wouldn’t mind having one cordless!

  257. Koen van dyck 10/12/2017 at 12:51 PM - Reply

    Maybe this will pull me over to Makita tools. Gustav nebelsbad

  258. Tim Kovac 10/12/2017 at 12:47 PM - Reply

    Great review. Great equipment


  259. Douglas 10/12/2017 at 12:47 PM - Reply

    Great, in depth review. Cannot wait until I can get my first tracksaw! Definitely will be a makita (still love my makita circ saw).

    ig: dug_ay

  260. Jason loushin 10/12/2017 at 12:47 PM - Reply

    Excellent review that covers all main points. I used a track saw for the first time earlier this summer and was blown away at the the functionality. Having a small shop doesn’t allow for a large equipment, but this would be the perfect tool. This would also help create new opportunities for myself and those I help with their projects. Thanks for making such a great product. @jasonloushin on IG.

  261. Justin 10/12/2017 at 12:46 PM - Reply

    seriously have had this kit in my amazon wish list for months now. i have already bought into the Makita battery line and all the reviews of this vs. Festool make me want this one even more.

    Looking forward to more great reviews

  262. Nathan Huey 10/12/2017 at 12:45 PM - Reply

    I wondered about the lack of the riving knife so that is great to know your thoughts on it. Most people I’ve spoken to about the Dewalt vs the Makita day Makita hands down until Dewalt makes some improvements. I love my the Dewlat tools that I already have but I’m willing to add a new platform and can certainly use one of these for so many projects I currently have in the works. And even better Acme is running a smoking deal on it right now so good time to buy!!

    Thanks for the review!

  263. Mark Rawson 10/12/2017 at 12:42 PM - Reply

    Looks like a good portable option to a table saw. Would be cool to own one. @mrawson27

  264. Gerald 10/12/2017 at 12:42 PM - Reply

    I’ve been dying to get one but now I want it even more now. Damn you, haha.


  265. Howard McLean 10/12/2017 at 12:33 PM - Reply

    Awesome review and tool. Like because I am on the Makita platform already. Need it to breakdown plywood sheets for cabinet builds. Thanks again for the valuable info.


  266. Steve Anderson 10/12/2017 at 12:31 PM - Reply

    I’ve never owned a track saw but I’ve had my sights on getting one for a while. After I built my first table I knew I was bit by the woodworking bug. I’d love to start replenishing my Makita collection with this amazing tool. Fingers crossed.. @steve_anderson_

  267. Woodenmaker 10/12/2017 at 12:31 PM - Reply

    Sweet. I am a big makita Fan. This saw is Bad Ass. I Love the 36v Solution.

  268. @chicagoflagandwood_co 10/12/2017 at 12:31 PM - Reply

    Sweet. I need one of these to square up pieces without having to go all the way to my inlaws house to use their table saw! This would make my life 10x easier lol

  269. Nate Hollow 10/12/2017 at 12:28 PM - Reply

    This is a great article, extremely informative, saved me a ton of time researching reviews and all that jazz. Keep up the great work guys!

  270. Steven R 10/12/2017 at 12:27 PM - Reply

    I haven’t seen anything bad about this saw and for the price compared to the festool you can’t beat it.


  271. Alfonso Mendoza 10/12/2017 at 12:24 PM - Reply

    This tool will be a great asset for my company I’ve been looking around for a track saw for sometime now the speed is Incredible and I was so love to add one to my collection keep up the great work your the man ?????
    iG: hammer119

  272. Joshua Marsh 10/12/2017 at 12:23 PM - Reply

    Great review! I really wanted this saw before I read it but now I’m gonna hafta start putting money in a jar for it! Keep up the great tool reviews!

  273. Nathon Hagedorn 10/12/2017 at 12:20 PM - Reply

    That is impressive! This would be a huge help in the shop and on job sites!!

  274. David spires 10/12/2017 at 12:18 PM - Reply

    Man, I would LOVE to have a saw like this!! I’m trying to start a small remodeling business, and this would be a great tool to have!! I agree about the festool price point, but when Makita came out with one, I knew I wanted that one as I am already a Makita customer. Thank you for the great review, toolpig! Keepem comin’
    _no1drvr_ on IG

  275. Lucas D'Angelo 10/12/2017 at 12:18 PM - Reply

    This has some good info – it’s a solid, more price-friendly alternative to the Festool!


  276. Chris 10/12/2017 at 12:17 PM - Reply

    Great review! Very detailed and convincing this is a great tool by a great company. I’ve wanted a track saw for a long time but haven’t been able to decide on which one to go with. This seems like the right choice for me. Keep up the great work!


  277. Chris Haney 10/12/2017 at 12:17 PM - Reply

    Great review! I’m a huge Makita guy and wrestle with a corded track saw every day in the shop. Love the idea of a cordless track saw. My instagram is @chrishaney22

  278. Scott Henderson 10/12/2017 at 12:15 PM - Reply

    Looks like an awesome tool! Love your IF Posts too! @bajaherbie2

  279. Hugo p 10/12/2017 at 12:13 PM - Reply

    Definitely looks like a good saw and review!

  280. Andrew Poole 10/12/2017 at 12:10 PM - Reply

    I’ve loved the corded one, but the short cord gets annoying. I completely agree definitely more power than the ts55 and with the right sharp blade the saw not having an off cut splinter guard is not much of an issue. Great review!

  281. Matt cafua 10/12/2017 at 12:10 PM - Reply

    This is a pretty awesome detailed review . Nothing like getting the scoop from someone who adctually uses the products . I’m in love with the track saw system !! ?
    Keep up the good work !

    IG- Mister_handy

  282. Houston 10/12/2017 at 12:10 PM - Reply

    Love all your insight on these products! I’ve been comparing a couple different brands and its awesome to see a true frontrunner in the tool pig’s eyes!


  283. Robert Rauf 10/12/2017 at 12:08 PM - Reply

    Love it. and I have been considering getting a track saw for my shop, matching batteries to my other Makita tools is a Bonus! @robrauf

  284. Austin Smenkowski 10/12/2017 at 12:06 PM - Reply

    Great review, been looking for one for a while now looks like I’ve made a decision @beefyneck302

  285. Mike McDowell 10/12/2017 at 11:39 AM - Reply

    Makita tools are beasts! I would love to have one of these in my shed!


  286. Vitia valenzuela (cvvalenz) 10/12/2017 at 11:39 AM - Reply

    Awesome review! My husband likes makita. He has one of this track saw but needs a new one. ??

  287. Andrew DeBoer 10/12/2017 at 11:39 AM - Reply

    Love the fact it can compete with the festool for a fraction of the cost! It’s on my list after a couple of other tools


  288. Dane appleton 10/12/2017 at 11:38 AM - Reply

    I saw your post about winning one of these , the things I would build with it. Fingers crossed , great looking machine @daneapple @rusticplankdesigns

  289. chris bryant 10/12/2017 at 11:36 AM - Reply

    thanks for the thorough review. i’ve been trying to decide between the makita and festool and you may have just made my decision for me.


  290. Lee Callaghan 10/12/2017 at 11:36 AM - Reply

    Oh man. This would be so sweet to add to the arsenal!! Fingers crossed so I can cut all my sheet goods!

  291. Clinton 10/12/2017 at 11:36 AM - Reply

    Nice like the way the saw stays on the track when doing 45. Roycee299

  292. Kyle Morrissey 10/12/2017 at 11:35 AM - Reply

    This would be so sick to replace my weak skil I have. instagram- kmo000

  293. @vinnnyy 10/12/2017 at 11:34 AM - Reply

    Gotta love a track saw! I’ve been wanting one and the makita seems to be the best for its price, would make projects much easier!

  294. Josh 10/12/2017 at 11:33 AM - Reply

    Really nice in depth review. I am between the makita and dewalt tracksaw. The makita seems to get rave reviews, but I am already into the dewalt platform and it gets good reviews as well.
    ig: baldybarton

  295. David moloney 10/12/2017 at 11:33 AM - Reply

    Sweet review man! Been shopping around for a track saw for some time now and you might just convinced me this is the one!! Keep up the good work!


  296. Joseph carroll 10/12/2017 at 11:31 AM - Reply

    Got to test out the Makita track saw at a local demo and loved it but couldn’t quite jump on buying it. Maybe this is my chance, I sure enjoyed running this beast.


  297. Jeff Hoepker, jeff_t_dadof3 10/12/2017 at 11:30 AM - Reply

    I’ve been shopping for a tracksaw and this one looks like a winner. Thanks for the in depth review and observations. Keep up the good work Paul. ???

  298. Brad Shaw 10/12/2017 at 11:30 AM - Reply

    I’ve used the corded one before. Was blown away at how light it was. Was expecting to be heavier than my dewalt circular saw… nope! Completely surprised.
    Great tool. Would love one.

  299. Anthamato 10/12/2017 at 11:29 AM - Reply

    pretty sick tool. Would love to add that to my makita collection

  300. Austin werrmann 10/12/2017 at 11:26 AM - Reply

    Thanks for the write up. My dad is either going to get this or the tsc55 I will show him this. If the makita came out 6 months sooner I might have gotten it but I am happy with my tsc55

  301. Austin 10/12/2017 at 11:25 AM - Reply

    Awesome review! Awesome saw.

    • zachary grant 10/19/2017 at 4:02 PM - Reply

      I’m still using my corded circular saw and running it along a piece of stock I clamp to my work material one of these would be put to Great use and very much appreciated great website and instagram IG @aheadred

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