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    Eureka it has arrived

    Yes my EurekaZone EZ-Smart System has arrived to include Smart Home owner system but with the longer guide system 1 bar 64" & 1 bar 50" a nice Hitachi Saw & the Smart Square. This should make cutting full sized sheet good in a small shop EZ'er.
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    congrats bart, should be a nice addition to the shop

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    Congrats Bart. If I ever get to a point where I'm doing much work with sheet goods, I'll be looking hard at one of the guided rail systems.
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    Congrats, Bart!

    I have the Festool system, but the E Z looks good! They have a lot of accessories that I've seen on their web site. I'm sure you're going to really enjoy it.

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    Congratulations Bart. Once you have used a guided circular saw system, you will wonder how you got along without one.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    Yes my EurekaZone EZ-Smart System has arrived to include Smart Home owner system but with the longer guide system 1 bar 64" & 1 bar 50" a nice Hitachi Saw & the Smart Square. This should make cutting full sized sheet good in a small shop EZ'er.
    That's the same system I have, only I use a Makita saw. It's a super system for breaking down plywood in the driveway before bringing it into the shop and onto the tablesaw.

    I also bought a 36" rail to use for smaller cuts - just make the system a bit handier.
    Jim D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    That's the same system I have, only I use a Makita saw. It's a super system for breaking down plywood in the driveway before bringing it into the shop and onto the tablesaw.

    I also bought a 36" rail to use for smaller cuts - just make the system a bit handier.
    Jim, I agree that a guided circular saw great for that but I also find that mine is accurate enough that, most often, I do not need to recut on the table saw. Don't you find that too?
    Cheers, Frank

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    Bart,

    Please tell us more! I've still got a ton of sheet goods to cut up for built ins, and a birthday coming up. Trying to decide between a 100" EZ smart and a festool. Really tired of cutting all the sheet parts 1/2" long, and then trimming 1/4" off each side on the table saw. So, 200, plus the price of a new handheld, vs. 560, plus the price of a longer guide. I know there are lots of ezsmart enthusiasts, and the people who have festools love those. Tough call, really, especially since I've never owned a top of the line tool.

    All that to say: tell us more about what you got, and why, and what you'll use it for...

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Looks good Bart, I'm sure you will love it!

    Bill, do you have a decent circular saw now?

    Is dust collection really important to you?

    If you have a good saw,and dust collection is not that important, then the EZ system should be given a hard look.

    For me, I had a really crappy circular saw, and, in the Dungeon, dust collection is really important, so that swayed me to the Festool system. Was it expensive, you bet, but over a life time of use, it is not that expensive, IMHO, and every time I use the Festool system, I really enjoy it, and it puts a smile on my face.

    BTW, if your circular saw has no DC port, they can often be modified to do a fairly decent job of getting the dust, not as good as a designed system, but still fairly good.

    Cheers!
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    Good on ya Bart. I bought the Festool and couldn't believe how much better the guided system is. I'm sure you'll appreciate it.

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