We were talking about potentially outfitting Ben with a Makita plunge-cutting saw, and so I took a look at how much it would cost.
$499 for a starter kit. Okay, not bad. That would be for the Makita 18V X2 brushless track saw, a dual-port charger, (2) 5.0Ah battery packs, and (2) tool boxes to keep it all in.
But wait, there’s more.
Acme Tools is holding a promo right now, where you can get a free 55″ guide rail track, with purchase of the kit. AND there’s a separate promo where you can get a free extra (2) pack of 5.0Ah battery packs. Both promos expire 2/28/18.
Okay, so it’s $499 for the track saw, 2-port charger, (4) 5.0Ah battery packs, the tool boxes, and a 55″ track?
If you don’t want sawdust jetting out the side, you’ll need to buy a dust bag or pair the saw with a vacuum. But that’s pretty standard.
This is a fantastic deal, so much so that I’m struggling to find a way to calmly describe it. Quite frankly, I cannot believe they’re pricing this kit bundle so low. I just don’t know how they can do it. They can certainly charge more for it. But $499 for a complete starter package, and then some?
It’s an amazing price. If I didn’t already have a test sample that I was working on for review, I would strongly consider ordering one.
This saw is shaking things up for me. I had my mind made up about what I liked about track saws, and now I don’t know what to think. I have some work ahead of me this month and next, to try to determine how this saw compares with Dewalt’s FlexVolt track saw, not to mention Festool’s options.
Right now, though, this bundle looks to offer the best value for Makita users especially, but it should also be highly appealing to anyone looking for a cordless track saw on any platform. I suppose that’s why it’s so aggressively priced. A tool like this would probably lure me over to Makita’s 18V platform.
7 years ago, I bought my Festool track saw for $525. The newest version is currently $660 via Amazon. While corded tools conveniently plug into portable dust collectors to activate their auto-on/off functionality, I don’t know what choice I would make today. I suppose that will have to be a discussion for another day.
Amazon’s bundle price is a bit higher – currently $563.
Lastly, I wanted to add that Makita’s 55″ guide rail track ships in an extremely sturdy multi-layered box. I was pleased to find it perfectly damage-free.
The promo items should be added to your cart and discounted automatically.