Just priced the Festool track, $340 for the 106" track. The makita 118" track $210. (Amazon had them for $270) Did they have the longer makita track when you purchased your Festool track? $130 bucks difference seams quite substantial.
I did read in the reviews the joining two sections of the makita track is a problem. The reviews were older and I was hoping that makita would have corrected the problem by now.
I was hoping just to purchase another 55" track to rip down sheet goods to finished size.
Another thing I don't understand is how they can sell a 55" track for $70 but the 118" track cost $210. You would not think it would be over twice as much.
I was hoping to use the two 55" Makita tracks, too. That was a disaster when I got mine. Makita may have corrected the issue by now. Maybe.
After my disaster with the two 55" Makita tracks, I looked at the longer Makita and Festool tracks. I chose the Festool based on my previous poor experience with joining the two 55" Makita tracks and the reviews I was able to read regarding both Makita and Festool tracks. I also wanted to get the Festool Parallel Guide Extension accessory and I was not sure the Festool accessory would fit the Makita track.