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Old 3rd April 2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default New Festool Rip Saw

Undoubtedly the Best Track Saw - The New TS 55 R from Festool - YouTube
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Old 3rd April 2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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It's not a tool it's a Festool...
I have the previous model and is far and away the best circular saw available.
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I slobber everytime I see it. So far ahead of everyone else. Vacuum system that actually works.
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Old 3rd April 2013, 10:52 PM   #4
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We were using one for outdoor build recently, with lots of tricky, compound cuts; nothing really like it out there.
They also do a really nice job with the saw guards; blade is tucked away nicely and still works beautifully.
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Old 13th April 2013, 05:54 AM   #5
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I drool over the Festool range-Lee Valley is now a distributor with a good selection of tools on display. I simply cannot justify paying up to 3x the price of competitor tools though. Can one find Festool tools online at a better price than LV?
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Old 13th April 2013, 11:39 PM   #6
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A Very nice expensive tool.
I could justify one if I was doing a reptitive type of procedure like their commercial video.
The plunge feature would take some getting used too since typical skilsaws never do this
This type of product probably will never be used by the majority of people that need a skilsaw though.
A small niche product for a particular style of user doing things Festools way instead of your way.
Still a nice product at a nice price!
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$550 for a circular saw!
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Amusing that it arrives on the US market so late.
The 55R has been available here for well over a year, started at $750 with guiderail, now $780 retail, but down by 20% at some shops.

(serves you right, teaches you folks not to ship US cars over a year after 1st release)
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Festool has been available for years, here. I first saw it in Fine Homebuilding Magazine. They make tools on another level, much like European table saws. They also make high quality drills. With that saw, you can match the quality of many table saws.
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I was only speaking of the 55R model, they're already offered used on our local ebay.
Initially thought of getting the 75R, figured I could save my shoulder the pounds.(already have a 14'' blade Makita circular saw)

Much like everything German, e.g. Knipex pliers, Gedore tools. Swiss for measuring tools, as e.g. calipers.
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