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Old 05-15-2020, 05:20 PM   #21
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Old 05-15-2020, 07:18 PM   #22
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Ok..so the Bosch is just a rebranded Mafell right? Toolnut has a deal right now that seems appealing.
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Ok..so the Bosch is just a rebranded Mafell right? Toolnut has a deal right now that seems appealing.
Yes for the most part. I believe there are a few bells and whistles that are not on the Bosch.

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Ok..so the Bosch is just a rebranded Mafell right? Toolnut has a deal right now that seems appealing.

The biggest surprise with the Mafell (or I assume Bosch as well) were the tracks. Imo


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The difference looks like the blade guard. Also it doesn't look like the blade changing mechanism is the same either. Mafell has no arbor hole. Makes dust extraction a little better.



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I was eying the Bosch when it first came out. I ended up going with a cordless Makita. The Makita is a solid saw, has hard to beat economics and it has a ton of aftermarket support (e.g. squares, guides) due to the compatibility with Festool.
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Well we sent the saw in to see what the repairs would be. $358! That was all new field and armature, bearings, housing, and some other little things. I don't think the repair estimate was out of line for that much stuff but definitely leaning towards a new one now. Can't see putting that much into an 8 year old tool.
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For $80 more you can get a new corded Makita with a track, for $140 more you can get a cordless Makita without a track
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If it were me
I'd get the cordless Makita for the ease of operation and if you find it's not enough get the corded one later.
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Well after watching, reading, and "overanalyzing" we decided to stay green. Found a limited edition TS55REQ that had an extra blade for same cost as regular saw. Ultimately up until this saw quit we never had a single issue and it has been used a ton. Plus I do like the plug it cord and this one is still an upgrade to to older one we had. Thanks for all the input guys!
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It's nice that these saws are all great saws and we have all these options.


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Still waiting for the Milwaukie one...

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I think even if they come out with one, it's just too late at this point. I can't imagine them coming up with any drastic improvements over what's available already, and they would probably end up splitting the difference between makita and festool, price wise

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Probably. I have been wating years for it to come out. Need to make the move.

Once I do, if I go cordless, then I'll be on another platform and will buy those tools as well.

I think Milwaukie missed out. It is a big hole in their line.

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Probably. I have been wating years for it to come out. Need to make the move.

Once I do, if I go cordless, then I'll be on another platform and will buy those tools as well.

I think Milwaukie missed out. It is a big hole in their line.

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You can’t go wrong with the cordless TSC-55. The batteries link to the new CT’s via Bluetooth. Start the saw, the CT comes on.

As to the batteries, my oldest cordless Festool is a T-15 drill. 11 years old, the batteries are the original. They preform as well as any of the new ones when it comes to holding a charge. They’re lower voltage and AH, the run time is not as long as the 18 volt higher AH batteries.

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Probably. I have been wating years for it to come out. Need to make the move.

Once I do, if I go cordless, then I'll be on another platform and will buy those tools as well.

I think Milwaukie missed out. It is a big hole in their line.

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Well it showed up yesterday and we put it right to work today. Nice that we have a new extra track. Gonna cut the older one down for smaller stuff.
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Well it showed up yesterday and we put it right to work today. Nice that we have a new extra track. Gonna cut the older one down for smaller stuff.
Change the anti-splinter strip And trim it before you cut ithe rail down. This will calibrate the rail to the new saw.

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