Thanks for the welcome.
Thanks for the welcome woodman42. Woodman was the name I tried to register with on EBay several years ago, but it was taken, so I ended up modifying it until I got one that worked - woodmantra.
I posed my question to the Woodwhisperer about my Festool purchase and got some really good advice from Mark. He suggested buying the smaller TS 55, which is smaller, lighter and easier to use and put the money I save into an additional, longer, guide rail. Since I wouldn't often need the 3" depth that the TS 75 affords, this may be a better option for me. Any other comments or suggestions?