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post #21 of 26 Old 12-20-2007, 12:07 PM
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I could have used one last night. I was walking about 200' each way from the room where I was working, to the TS in my shop to straight-line ERC boards. I could have done it right there on a pair of saw horses much easier and quicker. I thought about how I no longer just want a TS75, but need a TS75.

Orson/Rob (that confuses me who are you! ) It would be real cool for us who don't have a TS75 to see that thing in action. How about making a short youtube vid for us?

My 2008 Fine Woodworking Tool Review has several Poorman Festool systems for lack ofa better word, but none of them offer a saw. There are a couple of highly rated rail systems for use with your current saw. The two highest `rated ones presuamably cut as accurately as the Festool, which was also rated. But of course, none of them have that high quality plunge saw that for me is most of the draw.
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They are marketing material. But from reading the reviews I would say, WHO CARES...
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Originally Posted by TexasTimbers View Post
IOrson/Rob (that confuses me who are you! ) .
Hi TT,
Rob's the name. Orson Carter is a play on words. "Horse and Cart-er"
I'll change my moniker.
I haven't got the wherewithall to do a UTube, but if you go to;
you can watch a short video on the TS55, which is the TS75's little brother. If all you need to cut are sheet goods or 3/4"-11/2 timber, this will do the job. That said, I prefer the balance of the TS75 and feel it holds to the rail better, so you really can be confident of a clean straight cut every time, plus I do a lot of hardwood frames in 4/4 and 8/4. Its just a joy on these.
You can also see at Brice's site a review I did of the Kapex SCMS, which you guys will see in Spring I belive. For fine trimming and adjusting of mitres out to 305mm (about a foot), this thing is hard to beat. I have a Makita LS1214, so I know a good SCMS when I see one.


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Visited a friend today at his shop. During general conversation, Festools came up. He has a TS75 and two rails, one metre and the other looked about 3 mtrs. told me local Festool office in Bury St Edmunds. Although expensive, my friend reckoned time saved had paid for the TS75 very quickly. He works by himself and time is money.

He showed me how the rail guide did not require clamping to the work piece and said also savings from splinter free finish when cutting oak veneeers.

Thats good enough for me, if you know a better tool then lets hear about it.
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I bought my domino and CT55 used. I don't think I would have been willing to pay the full price. Great tools, but my new G1023SL cost less than a domino!

I also bought a used Festool vacuum. My wife made me sell it because it put a high pitch squeal through out the house; I couldn't hear it, but she found it unbearable. Fortunately I turned a profit on it.
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Thats what i like to hear. My old boss said always make a profit, and he was right.
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