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Old 01-15-2015, 10:01 PM   #3281
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Craig said the same thing about the TS55 lacking balls.

Maybe so. I personally am quite pleased with it. With the proper blade that is clean and sharp, it has not failed to deliver great results.
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:01 PM   #3282
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Those are real woods...
Yeah, I don't even notice its cutting when cutting pvc.
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I cut tons of composite and it's lacking balls. It actually gets hot. The Makita has better power.
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Old 01-15-2015, 10:11 PM   #3284
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I have both saws.
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The first I felt after using my TS55 was wow it labors, smooth, nice tool but labors
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So all my festool tracks will work with that mt55? How's it compare in size? Is it closer to the ts55 or the ts75?
Yes I would think it would work with Makita rails also. It uses the same size blade as the ts55 with 2mm more cut depth.
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The only time my my TS55 had a issue was cutting 2" thick hard maple rips. Used the 75 and it went through it like butter.
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I cut tons of composite and it's lacking balls. It actually gets hot. The Makita has better power.

I have experienced the same but it is only when my dust extractor isn't plugged directly into an outlet. Other than that I've never bogged my 55 down.
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I have experienced the same but it is only when my dust extractor isn't plugged directly into an outlet. Other than that I've never bogged my 55 down.

I notice that when I run an extension to my trailer with a cord from real to trailer then a cord from trailer to splitter then from splinter to vacuum and then vacuum to tool. There's a massive difference in output for sure. The only way to get full power is run vac straight to outlet.
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I think thats why they put a 20' cord on the CT's.
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I think thats why they put a 20' cord on the CT's.

The cords stupid thick 2 which prob helps a bunch on that long length.
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So all my festool tracks will work with that mt55? How's it compare in size? Is it closer to the ts55 or the ts75?

I believe I read somewhere that the mafell rail is thicker or thinner than the festool. This means that when beveling the saw the blade will not rest against the anti splinter strip or may actually cut more off when using a festool guide rail. Not too big of a deal, but for $800 I'd want all the features to work.
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this sucks I need to spend 1800 on a sander...I need to do it soon...................I miss my old sander so so much
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I believe I read somewhere that the mafell rail is thicker or thinner than the festool. This means that when beveling the saw the blade will not rest against the anti splinter strip or may actually cut more off when using a festool guide rail. Not too big of a deal, but for $800 I'd want all the features to work.
I've never needed the bevel. Pretty much only need the saw for seam boards and parameter boards, which are straight. Sometimes ply but not often.
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The cords stupid thick 2 which prob helps a bunch on that long length.
It's 12 ga.
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I've never needed the bevel. Pretty much only need the saw for seam boards and parameter boards, which are straight. Sometimes ply but not often.

I don't remember reading why you're selling off your ts55. Why the change? Why not the makita which sits in between the ts55r and ts75 in terms of power?
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I don't remember reading why you're selling off your ts55. Why the change? Why not the makita which sits in between the ts55r and ts75 in terms of power?
The only reason I would get the Mafell is the quality. I have a Makita, and it has good power. I'm still debating,

That ts55 will be go to the highest bidder. It's less than a year old. If I decide to sell.
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The only reason I would get the Mafell is the quality. I have a Makita, and it has good power. I'm still debating,

That ts55 will be go to the highest bidder. It's less than a year old. If I decide to sell.
Just get a TS75, lets all face it even the best tools develop problems over time and need to be serviced and if you live in the US and your Mafell Develops issues your screwed!

Thats the only reason I wouldn't buy a Mafell, I believe they are exceptional tools but until they come across the pond and set up shop ready to sell and service their tools I'm not buying...

If Festool didn't warranty and service tools the way they do I wouldn't buy them either
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Just get a TS75, lets all face it even the best tools develop problems over time and need to be serviced and if you live in the US and your Mafell Develops issues your screwed!

Thats the only reason I wouldn't buy a Mafell, I believe they are exceptional tools but until they come across the pond and set up shop ready to sell and service their tools I'm not buying...

If Festool didn't warranty and service tools the way they do I wouldn't buy them either
I've only had one experience with festools service (that was today) and it was chit, to say the least. You won't sell me quite yet on thier service.
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The Mafell is just a cut above all of them.

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