Tuesday, December 23, 2008

New Dewalt Power Tool - The Tracksaw

Dewalt is launching a new exciting product simplify the process of making long straight cuts. Gone are the days of measuring the distance between your blade and the guide and clamping a straight edge onto your material.

I haven't had a chance to use one, but this product looks very handy indeed. The product details from Dewalt are below.

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New Precision Saw System Allows Users to Quickly Cut Large Sheet Materials

August 2008 – DeWALT, a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, announced the launch of its corded and cordless TrackSaws (DWS520 and DC351). The DeWALT TrackSaws provide a new option to finish carpenters, woodworkers, and contractors looking for a portable tool to make straight, splinter-free, precise cuts. Winner of a 2008 International Design Excellence Award, the TrackSaws combine the precision and cut-quality of a table saw, the capacity of a panel saw, and the portability of a circular saw.

The DC351 and DWS520 TrackSaws travel along an anti-slip aluminum track allowing users to make clean, straight and precise cuts. The zero-clearance track features anti-splinter edges indicating the exact cut location, so cut positioning is fast, intuitive, predictable, and accurate. The track’s underside has two friction strips to “grab” the material – keeping the track from moving without the need for additional clamping. The top side of the track has four low-friction glide strips, enabling the saw to smoothly travel along the track. Tracks are available in several lengths. All wear components are user-replaceable and will be available as accessories.

The DWS520 features a DeWALT-built, 1,300 watt motor, providing enough power to cut though hardwoods, and all common woodworking and construction materials. The straight plunge mechanism enables the user to make clean, straight, and splinter-free inside (plunge) cuts. A Continuous Anti-Kick-Back feature may be engaged as well – providing additional control by only allowing the saw to move in a forward direction on the track and thus preventing kickback.

The DC351 and DWS520 also have a dust management system with a universal 1¼” dust port that collects up to 90 percent of excess dust and debris. A 6-1/2” 48-tooth woodworking blade with a laser cut plate and precision ground teeth provides exceptional cut quality. Cutting depth (on the track) is 2-1/8” @ 90º, and 1-5/8” @ 45º bevel, allowing users to cut through all common materials.

The DC351 offer users the flexibility of a cordless TrackSaw option powered by DeWALT’s 28V Lithium Ion battery. The 28V TrackSaw provides users the same accuracy, capacity, and quality of cut as the corded version – and cuts more than 121’ of 5/8” plywood on a single charge.

Available in Q4 2008, the new TrackSaws are designed for cabinet makers, remodelers, finish carpenters, general contractors, furniture makers, and hardwood floor installers. When cutting sheet-goods, paneling, or doors, the new TrackSaws will make straight, splinter free cuts at nearly any angle in practically any location.