Everyone who has wrangled a full sheet of plywood around a table saw immediately recognizes the advantages of track saws for breaking down sheet goods. Keeping the unwieldy sheet stationary and moving the saw down a precision-made rail makes a lot of sense, but how do you get two (or more) pieces to come out exactly the same width? Just like the rip fence on a table saw, Woodpeckers new Parallel Guide System takes measuring and marking out of the equation and uses a physical reference to ensure your last cut is exactly the same as your first. The Parallel Guide System locks onto your Festool, Makita or Triton guide rail and instantly aligns the cutting line parallel to, and a specific distance from, the edge of your stock.
The Parallel Guide System starts with Woodpeckers Dual Purpose Track. The T-track connects to your saw’s guide rail with a precision-machined bracket that locks in square and secure. With two T-tracks locked to your guide rail, all you have to do is set the zero side-play flip stops to the same dimension, position the stops on the edge of your work and make your cut. Repeat as often as needed…every piece will be exactly the same.
The Parallel Guide System shines when working on large cabinet or furniture panels, but what about smaller pieces? They've got that under control, too. Add the Narrow Stock Guides, use the scale on the edge instead of the top, and now you can rip stock from 10-1/2" down to just a fraction of an inch. This feature is really great when you’re on a job site without a table saw and need to make some frame stock immediately, or if your shop space is so limited a table saw is out of the question.
The T-tracks come in sections. Use all of them or just the ones you need. Fully assembled, you can rip up to 52" – well beyond the center of a sheet of plywood. But, when working normal cabinet components, you’ll only need a couple sections assembled, while the rest is tucked securely in its Systainer and out of your way. The ends are precisely cut to ensure the connected sections are perfectly straight and the scale calibrations are accurate.
Here’s What You Get.
- Two (2) Main Body Brackets to attach the Parallel Guide System to your saw’s guide rail.
- Four (4) Flip Stops (two on each track lets you cut at two dimensions without resetting).
- Eight (8) laser engraved, precision-machined, Dual Purpose Tracks with inch or metric scales.
- Six (6) T-Track Connectors.
- Two (2) Narrow Stock Guides.
All packed carefully in a Systainer case with a custom designed foam liner.