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akdaka

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I have the Makita S6000 and two 1400mm track lengths. Unforunately rushing and not taking care got kick back and luckily only damaged a section of track. Lesson now learnt about rushing. The track is still useable but OCD has got the better of me and I have replaced it.

The question is I was going to cut the damaged one down to two pieces but into what lengths? Anyone got any advice of useful lengths? 1400mm is a bit unwieldy on some jobs but not sure what would be handy, I had thought 800 and 600. Advice welcomed.

PS been used for ripping sheets, trimming doors, worktop etc.
 
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Depends entirely on the tasks you do most often.

Measure the cuts you often make and add ~200mm either side (to support the saw)
 

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Looking about 700mm seems to be a common length for saws to be supplied with. As a I cut a variety of stuff and sizes I find the stock 1400 too long for some applications with loads of overhang. Do those with these shorter lengths find them useful? Only on chance to cut it!
 

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Since you trim doors, I would say have one at the optimal width for trimming doors, and then use the other part for a compact 90 deg mitre or 45 deg mitre jig.
 
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