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Old 05-10-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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I am looking for a new table saw, yes I did read all the other threads on which table saw to buy. I was wondering if there is a decent portable table saw that also can handle some woodworking/cabinet making duties. I don't do a lot of cabinetry but I do they occasional built in or vanity. Just wondering if there is a saw out there that can better handle cabinetry duties. Unless I find something else I am leaning toward the bosch with the nice gravity rise stand or maybe the dewalt. I have been getting along with a craftsmen 200 dollar special for the last 8 years but would like something a little nicer now. Thanks for any advice on this
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:11 PM   #2
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It's called the TS55 made by festool.

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i use the new makita 2704,i like makitas gravity rise stand better and it comes assembled,and it has multiple hight settings! also the makita rips 3 5/8 high 2x4s on edge in one pass,so for me it doubles as a deck and framing ripping machine!

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put your money into the rail saw,amazing tool
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yes..that a good saw too i will be trying my ts75 tommorrow for the first real job, got complete redo 2 bay windows with certainteed restoration board! should be a good week!
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anyone see this yet..AWESOME all hail the festool
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Second the Festool Rail saw. You will be amazed at what you can do with one of those that is difficult to do with a table saw.
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anyone see this yet..AWESOME all hail the festool
That's just wrong.




but I like it.
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Thats home made obviously, Festool has a moduale for their TS saws to mount up side down in and hook to the side of a MFT table, same thing with their routers. The only thing standing in the way of us getting them, the UL!
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i never saw that from festool! must be in the europe catalog!

this guy made this and says if he get 12 orders they will be 375 each.

now that i got 2 mft..im considering it!
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read his thread in festool owners group.com... inventions
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read his thread in festool owners group.com... inventions
I dont want to sound like a dork but, I saw that a few times there. I dont think I want to cut a hole in the top of my MFT/3.

I know they are trying to get these modules ready for sale in the US sometime soon.


Plus, what if I get one he made and it breaks and the saw cuts off my fingers? Who could I sue for componet failure and injury. I am pretty confident that it is hard to get hurt using a Festool, and that makes me feel good.

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if i were to do this i would put a solid mdo top on the mft,and take the othere top off and save it. i got 2 mft/3 now and the top is easily removeable..!


did you happen to see another guy set up a kapex workstation and made the mft tops open for storage..?

these guys are nuts on there i love that site!!
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Did you also notice most of them are old and have nothing else better to do!!

There are some good Ideas that come from there.

I made a small MFT top to fit over a stack of systainers on the roll cart. Portable work top for clamping or what not!!
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Did you also notice most of them are old and have nothing else better to do!!

There are some good Ideas that come from there.

I made a small MFT top to fit over a stack of systainers on the roll cart. Portable work top for clamping or what not!!
lets chk out a pic..? did you drill in the holes in the homemade top..?
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I've looked at the festools saw before but considered it one of those "luxury" tools that I would get down the road. Does it totally replace a table saw or is there still times when you have to break out a table saw? Thanks
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lets chk out a pic..? did you drill in the holes in the homemade top..?

Yes I drilled holes, I wasn't going to half-ass it!
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It seems the Festool isn't the only bigdog on the street for rail saws. I have read many reviews of the Dewalt, Makita, and Festool. Doesn't seem the Green is any better.
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I've looked at the festools saw before but considered it one of those "luxury" tools that I would get down the road. Does it totally replace a table saw or is there still times when you have to break out a table saw? Thanks

Pretty dang close but, not completley. You could but, you would have to get used to doing some tasks with a different tool.
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It seems the Festool isn't the only bigdog on the street for rail saws. I have read many reviews of the Dewalt, Makita, and Festool. Doesn't seem the Green is any better.

Maybe not just saw to saw but, when you look at the rest of the things that work with the Festool saw, it bumps it out in front.

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