Initial thoughts on the ACS3000
I have a basement shop with a table saw, bandsaw, miter saw, router table and CNC, and can do pretty much everything needed, however getting and cutting sheet goods into a basement shop is difficult. I’ll be starting a big project (New kitchen cabinets for our house) soon and decided to give the ACS3000 a shot. It will reside in the garage even after the big project.
I just got it this weekend and still learning, I thought I would share some early thoughts (if you’re like me, it was hard to find comments and reviews from real world users on such a new system).
The system is really well built and very sturdy. It’s been incrediably accurate and the repeatability of cuts has been great. Setup was pretty straight forward, but follow the instructions, and it will save you some back tracking.
I also purchased the Kreg work horse which coupled with the ACS3000 makes cutting down sheet goods a breeze.
My only two negatives thus far are the initial alignment with the bench dogs was a bit tricky as I couldn’t get the track to touch both stops. I eventually got it figured out but clearer instructions and suggestions on this step would be helpful. The other is the dust bag which in my opinion is a nice thought but pretty useless. However dust control works great when hooked up to a shop vac.
Having the ability to make 3 solid contact points for the stock works great to help keep things square and secure.
So far this has been a great addition to my shop and tools. I’ll share future thoughts and comments as I spend more time with jt.