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Dewalt's DWS520SK Track Saw System

  • DeWalt’s Track Saw: Dangerously Awesome…


    Not only are track saws some of the most sophisticated types of equipment in the production industry today, but Dewalt is one of the most trusted, most accoladed manufactures in the business. When you bring the two together, you end up with Dewalt’s DWS520SK, a track saw with all the amazing innovations that comprise the guide rail system, and the the attention to detail craftspeople have come to expect from Dewalt products.


    Layin’ it all down, the DWS520SK is an intensely high-performance system incorporating the strength and versatility of a 6-1/2” plunge cut circular saw and the unmatched precision of a 59” guide rail
    ; a pairing that establishes this power tool system as one of the coolest presently in fabrication. In fact, capable of cutting just about anything you can throw at it, this track saw is ideal for a variety of applications from ripping sheet goods, creating straight edges on rough stock and jointing boards – to cross cutting, bevel cutting, and producing some of the smoothest cuts achievable
    . The saw itself is comfortable to use, and with the included saw track, the thing is amazingly precise.

    Equip with a handsome 12A, 1300W motor with variable speeds ranging from 1,750 – 4,000 RPM, the circ saw is both precise and powerfully vicious, in fact, the thing can cut through hardwoods up to 2-1/8” thick with superior ease and smoothness. Of course, the saw is also designed to deliver entirely splinter-free and generally perfect cuts, and with a zero clearance cutting capacity, the thing delivers greater simplicity and versatility on the job. The incorporated on-track cut depth indicator (allowing a max cut depth at 90°: 2-1/8”, at 45°: 1-5/8”) is dead-on accurate, and because it accounts for the thickness of the saw track as well, the mechanism does most the hard work for you.

    The system also features a riving knife and continuous anti-kickback mechanism to all but eliminate the spoils of kickback, and with a meticulously designed low-profile blade guard, the saw can be used with ease in awkward or enclosed areas. The circ saw’s straight plunge mechanism is also ergonomically designed for optimal user comfort and controlability rendering the saw altogether sleek, smooth, and totally precise. The system is also outfitted with a 1-1/4” universal dust port that, when paired with a dust extractor, eliminates approximately 90% of the debris generated during work for clean cuts and a clean environment.

    After all that, this cutting system is uniquely precise and offers the high-performance power that only Dewalt can deliver. The rail guide system includes the circular saw, 59” saw track, a 48-tooth ultra-fine finishing blade, blade wrench, and kit box. Of course, additional accessories may be purchased separately to enhance your personal cutting system.