The 10 Best Track Saws
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in October of 2017. Whether you're a professional carpenter, other contractor, or home DIYer, our versatile selection of track saws will deliver the performance needed to meet your demands. When paired with guide rails, these will make smooth and accurate cuts on a variety of materials without splintering or tear-out. Always take appropriate safety precautions when operating power tools. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
April 22, 2019:
Power, precision, safety, and versatility are all important values when working with any type of power tool, so these track saws are certainly no exception. I did my best to focus on all these elements without sacrificing on performance or ease of use for the operator.
One of the most interesting options I found this time around was the Makita XPS02ZU, which comes paired with its own brand-specific dust extractor/vacuum. I figured this was a really practical choice, since any kind of precision cut through plywood, aluminum, or other materials is going to result in at least some amount of dust and debris. That's why I thought it was great to add this one to the list. It's all fine and dandy to achieve accuracy and smooth cuts to a work piece, but what happens when you're done for the day and need to clean up all those shavings? Furthermore, the fact that both this saw and vacuum can communicate with one another for on-off functionality via Bluetooth connection really sets it apart. I added the Worx Exactrack due to its lightweight design and ability of the circular blade to rest flush against its included track for improved visibility. The Festool TS 75 offers a spring-loaded, retractable splitter, which allows for wider cuts, while the on-board splinter guard helps prevent tear-out. Maintained the DeWalt DCS520ST1 due to its ability to process woods over 2 inches thick. I also included the Bosch GKT13 because of its built-in overload protection and powerful plunging action. The versatile Triton TTS1400 has a convenient mode selector for switching between its free plunge, scribe, and blade change modes as well as a top motor speed of 5,300 RPM, so it's great for cutting hardwood flooring. When precision is really important (as it always is with these tools), I thought the Shop Fox W1835 was both an affordable and dependable choice, thanks to its use of indicator arrows to point out the exact start and end points for any plunge or straight cut.