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Old 02-06-2011, 11:12 AM   #81
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The festool as I have said before sort of reminds me of the multimaster in that the more I use it the more I find uses for it. Especially when it is used as a "system". The uses for MFT in combonation with te TS55 and the 55" tracks (2 ea) are endless. I added the paralel guides and I havent used my TS in a while.
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Is there a way to put a dado blade on a track saw?
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Is there a way to put a dado blade on a track saw?
No, but you can use a router to accomplish the same cut.
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I have an barley used then ATF55[$150 of CL] w. case.
Before Christmas;
3 x 55" rails from Tool barn sale
55" Guide Rail/Makita-194368-5 ] 3 for $176.97

, w. Bosch rail clamps and connectors
Bosch 1607960008 Guide Rail Clamps (2 Pcs.)
1607960008 $17.27
Ordered: 1

Bosch 1602319003 Guide Rail Connector
1602319003 $4.82
Ordered: 2
[Bosch parts are less than 1/2 the price of Festool and Swiss made, super quality]

All had free shipping too.

So for about $350 I can gloat I think. Should have bought another rail and cut it down for door bottoms. I leave 2 connected and breakdown only when needed to . The Bosch connectors go to their jig saw system but fit perfectly and are superb quality as are the clamps. I included the part numbers for you all
Amazing what one will do to avoid getting hosed by Festool's price fixing. I know this bastard combo would never work for Warner but for me I just love finding a deal.
I would have rather spent the extra money and bought the festool. You would have had a better quality system with better warranty and better product support if you had any issues. Plus when it come time to upgrade you could have sold them for not a lot less than you paid for them and purchased the newer model when they come out or if you decided to keep them you would have had a tool that would last a lifetime and been able to purchase parts for it for almost as long.
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i am buying the dewalt one next week
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BC , What issues that require support? I have been using a track system for 10 years, a Tru Grip pro wide track w. PC framer saw on a sliding T track base. Never had any issues except the new systems are easier to set up and use.
The ATF55 is a great saw, just a previous model . The ATF55 that was barely used by someone who just did 1 job plunge cutting some existing Kitchen Cab. doors to make them have a glass inserts and decided he wanted to build furniture not do on site work. It is almost brand new for $150 w. systainer and blade. He needed money ASAP to pay for his expensive Euro sider table saw he bought. Besides, those Festool saws are bullet proof, at least that is what you all say. The Makita Rails are just as good as the Festool's maybe even heavier duty in x section, they interchange and the Bosch clamps and connectors are Swiss made parts. $350 for 3 x 55" rails and saw and clamps and connectors. That is way better than anything I have seen.
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