When I first got my DeWalt track saw, I was wondering why I bothered to buy a table saw, but now I find myself using the track saw only to break down large sheets or to make long cuts. the table saw is my #1 tool, followed by my SCMS. I guess the change came about when my wife bought me a Kreg table saw mitre fence. As long as I have one straight side, the accuracy of the Kreg mitre fence allows me to quickly and easily to square up any work piece. I do agree about the accuracy of the track saw.
In order to rip a dimension board, you need to lay the work piece along side another board of equal size, and make sure everything is clamped so that nothing can slip while you are ripping it. AND clamp the track in place. It can be done, but the hassel of setting it up is just not worth it. Set the fence on the table saw and feed it through. DONE DEAL!
kenny in Sundre
This has been my best investment in power tool so far. I too don't use my table saw that often since I bought this. Here are the benefits so far for me...
1. Easy to cut 4x8 plywood using Festool's 10ft track (bought separately). No more placing the full sheet of plywood onto the table saw.
2. Splitter free cut on both sides with the edge guard.
3. Accurate cut using the guide track.
4. Limited dust when connected to shop vac.
Of course the only down side to this is the price but worth every dollar.