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Old 01-16-2015, 01:36 AM   #3301
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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.

What problem did you have with them?

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Old 01-16-2015, 01:48 AM   #3302
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So I just got my Kapex back. Phucking thing is still broke. They couldn't of possibly of looked at my repair order. I went through great details on what needed fixed. The only thing they did was replace my betterly insert with one of there's. I didn't want that changed. So they fixed chit that wasn't broke and sent back the saw with the chit, I sent it to them for still Phucking broken.

Now I have to send it back. I'm very pissed to say the least.
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:36 AM   #3303
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Straight line ripping mahogany or maple or walnut with the TS55 is definitely too much for it. One or two cuts, it's fine. But every time I do a stack of boards I get about 6 cuts in and it gets smoking hot and goes into a some protection mode where it barely spins so you have to wait for it to cool off before you continue. The TS75 is on my wish list.
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Old 01-16-2015, 07:02 AM   #3304
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Straight line ripping mahogany or maple or walnut with the TS55 is definitely too much for it. One or two cuts, it's fine. But every time I do a stack of boards I get about 6 cuts in and it gets smoking hot and goes into a some protection mode where it barely spins so you have to wait for it to cool off before you continue. The TS75 is on my wish list.

What blade are you using on it?
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Old 01-16-2015, 01:27 PM   #3306
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The ts55 req, just went up for sale in contractor swap.

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Guys where can I order a good quality kapex blade with tooth count around 40 for cutting PT. Any recommendations.
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:41 PM   #3308
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Guys where can I order a good quality kapex blade with tooth count around 40 for cutting PT. Any recommendations.
I got a cmt for like $75 and am quite pleased. Its my got to as an in between sharpening.

Mike, is the 55 that less of a machine? Just curious because I got rid of mine and only use the 75 and havent had any problems. I prefer the 75 anyhow though.
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So I just got my Kapex back. Phucking thing is still broke. They couldn't of possibly of looked at my repair order. I went through great details on what needed fixed. The only thing they did was replace my betterly insert with one of there's. I didn't want that changed. So they fixed chit that wasn't broke and sent back the saw with the chit, I sent it to them for still Phucking broken.

Now I have to send it back. I'm very pissed to say the least.

So will that be up for sale when it comes back from repair the second time around .
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:18 PM   #3311
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So will that be up for sale when it comes back from repair the second time around .
No. The problems with the saw was of my doing. I have a problem with the customer service. I may have a of1400 for sale though. I'm thinking of getting the 2200 in its place. I believe the 2200 has the better power when I use it to cut radius decks. That 1400 was just a little too small.
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The 2200 is a beast, you'll really like it. I'd suggest holding on to the 1400 for smaller work.

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I got a cmt for like $75 and am quite pleased. Its my got to as an in between sharpening.

Mike, is the 55 that less of a machine? Just curious because I got rid of mine and only use the 75 and havent had any problems. I prefer the 75 anyhow though.
I thought seriously about the 75 but I really like the size of the Mafell it's small enough to fit between posts before either the front hits or the back, depending on which direction I'm pushing the saw. Also that mafell mt55cc is 836 bucks not much more than the 75. I have to admit there's also a curiosity factor with that mafell.
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The 2200 is a beast, you'll really like it. I'd suggest holding on to the 1400 for smaller work.

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I think in hindsight I asked a little too much from that 1400 on the deck with the radius. I think the 2200 would've been perfect. I haven't used it since though. I enjoyed that deck, I might push another one.
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Guys where can I order a good quality kapex blade with tooth count around 40 for cutting PT. Any recommendations.
I think you will need to get one bored. But your spot on with that tooth count for pt.
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I thought seriously about the 75 but I really like the size of the Mafell it's small enough to fit between posts before either the front hits or the back, depending on which direction I'm pushing the saw. Also that mafell mt55cc is 836 bucks not much more than the 75. I have to admit there's also a curiosity factor with that mafell.
If you sell the ts55 because it lacked balls are you sure the mt55 will be a big enough upgrade?
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I think you will need to get one bored. But your spot on with that tooth count for pt.
I believe the closest one to that count that's comes from the factory, is the Tenyru 72t. Which i have and is a nice blade, but a little too many teeth for pt. I would look for a Tenyru that you can get bored.
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If you sell the ts55 because it lacked balls are you sure the mt55 will be a big enough upgrade?
After talking to Timberwolf they said the power difference is very noticeable. It's also reflective in the specs. It spins at 1000 rpm's more than the ts55 (if needed) and has 1400 vs.1200 watts.
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If you sell the ts55 because it lacked balls are you sure the mt55 will be a big enough upgrade?
Nothing against the ts55, but this seems to me to just be a better saw all around. I was cutting sheets of pressure treated plywood into strips, two sheets at a time, the ts55 got very hot and just bogged down on me.
I'm sure because of the chemical in the pt ply it was pretty wet, but I'll bet the mt55 will cut it better.

I will give an honest review of it when I get it, even if it means I have to eat Crow. I won't have a problem saying I phucked up. But I expect it to give me the extra umph I'm looking for.
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Nothing against the ts55, but this seems to me to just be a better saw all around. I was cutting sheets of pressure treated plywood into strips, two sheets at a time, the ts55 got very hot and just bogged down on me.
I'm sure because of the chemical in the pt ply it was pretty wet, but I'll bet the mt55 will cut it better.

I will give an honest review of it when I get it, even if it means I have to eat Crow. I won't have a problem saying I phucked up. But I expect it to give me the extra umph I'm looking for.
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