Dewalt’s New TrackSaw


Dewalt is launching their new TrackSaw that will be released this November and it looks like Dewalt is going after Festool’s Guide Rail system and dust collection.  As the name suggests, the TrackSaw follows a track to help you make a perfectly straight cut every time.  According to Dewalt the cut will produce splinter free cuts which makes sense once you see how the track lays right by the cuts.

Since this news was posted, we have tested the TrackSaw.  You can see our review of the Dewalt TrackSaw here

With this saw you can make beveled cuts, cut on inclines and more.  The tracks come in a variety of sizes and you can always join them together.  The saw is a 12 amp 1300 watt motor, variable speed (Corded) and has an anti-kick back mechanism.  The saw is available in a corded or cordless version.  Both have a plunge system in place, so you can start your cut from any point.  This system weights in at 12lbs.  On the bottom of the track there are two friction slips which means you do not have to clamp the track down and damage your project.  You can replace the top or bottom strips if they wear out.


  1. I think you guys are right, this looks like my Festool Rail System, not that there is anything wrong with that. I would be interested to see how this stacks up against the Festool system.

  2. I have used both and the Festool saw is better. The splinter guards are superior and the overall feel is better as well. The DeWalt is cheaper and will likely do the job! You should also note that Makita is not behind! Tyler Tool is now carrying the new Makita track saw!

    It comes in a box that is VERY similar to the Festool, except it is blue. It will even attach to the Festool vacs and other Festool tool boxes. $383

    From what I have seen all of the rails are about the same.

  3. Very interesting that everyone is comming out with a track system. Are you guys planning on testing these systems? I have never used one. We are starting to enter finishing and would see there is a use for us.


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