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Old 06-10-2010, 03:41 PM   #21
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Re: Yet Another Use For The TS 55


Glue ready to me means I don't have to run the board through the jointer before I glue up panels.

Dan- you should have the 52t fine blade on that 75. Just go have it sharpened. Look to get one of these if you need a finer cut. http://www.tenryu.com/ps.html
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Old 06-10-2010, 06:14 PM   #22
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I will check. I bought one replacement blade from woodcraft, and it was a festool blade, something tells me it's not 52T but I might be wrong. I'll check tomorrow.
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hmmmm,,,,,,
You guys want to trample on me- be my guest. This is BS. If you want to shape some stock - Get A "SHAPER" ,,, if you want a straight edge ,,,get A JOINTER,,, if you want to "rip" accurate lumber,,, buy a cabinet saw,,,etc,,,etc,,,.

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hmmmm,,,,,,
You guys want to trample on me- be my guest. This is BS. If you want to shape some stock - Get A "SHAPER" ,,, if you want a straight edge ,,,get A JOINTER,,, if you want to "rip" accurate lumber,,, buy a cabinet saw,,,etc,,,etc,,,.

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It sucks carrying a jointer, shaper and cabinet saw around with you.

If you want to rip, bevel, taper, do blind cuts, prep rough stock, edge join boards, and many other things, get a TS saw.

Box weighs about 10 pounds and the rails are easy to carry.
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thats why I I take it to the shop

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thats why I I take it to the shop

Andrew,,
And that's why I like to take the shop to the job site.

Plus, I can set up in my shop at home and spit out the work.

Don't get me wrong I would love to have a shop full of big stationary equipment but, I like to be nomadic as well.
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Some guys like working out of shops and some guys can't have it that way because of many reasons. I have always been ok setting up the tools I need on site to do the task at hand. I don't do cabinetry, most of my work HAS to be done and cut and measured on site and installed right after it's cut. That is how I do it. It's not for everyone, it's not for every business. I'm kind of getting tired of hearing so many threads where guys want to put other guys down or say do it this way because I do it and basically you are nuts to do it any other way. not speaking about anyone in particular in this thread, but those who know, know what I'm saying.
There are guys from all over the country, all walks of life on this forum, it would be damn boring if we all did everything the same way day after day.
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There are times where I am with Warner...I need that shop on the go...but there are times where I am with Prestige. I am sure the TS is great...but it is still a circ saw and I am willing to bet that a jointer will form a nicer edge...but there are times where that extra degree of accuracy isn't needed and the TS does it... I see the TS as a middle ground tool... better then my standard circ saw, but not a good as a jointer...I also say this with out ever using one....so I could be full of it.
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I have to agree 100% with Warner on this one. You can get glue ready edges using a track saw and a good quality blade, and the results are nearly equal to that of a jointer.

In highly figured woods, the results are often better than what you get with a jointer with straight knives. If you have a really rough edge, a track saw is quite a bit faster than using a jointer as well. What my take 8 or 10 jointer passes, can be accomplished in one cut.
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Warner, I have the original blade that came w/ it in it. Needs to be sharpened. I just remembered that while I was cutting some radius' down on arch top doors about a week ago I found a craig screw and never had it sharpened- I think that might slow it down a bit!

Prestige, I would LOVE a shop full of huge equipment but I can't afford it so I went w/ what I thought would be the most bang for my buck and I'm very pleased w/ it. Wasn't trying to sell anything, just expressing my love for this little saw.
That being said, and please don't take this the wrong way, but I honestly believe the TS saws will give you a straighter edge than a jointer- depending on the size of the table on your jointer. The cut edge wont be as clean as the jointer edge, but I sand jointed edges too and they're fairly close to the TS edge so it's not much more sanding on the TS edge verses the jointer.

Just know that I would love a shop full of huge equipment so I'm absolutely not knocking it. If you have an opertunity, give this saw a try, you'll love it too I'm pretty sure. I'm also not a Festool junky, it's the only Festool tool I own. I would, however, eventually like to get the domino jointer. Problem is the sticker shock w/ this too. I need a bit more convincing that the domino joint is that much better than the biscuit joint. Sometimes I like a little tolerance in my joints and you get that w/ the biscuit jointer where as the domino has to be dead nuts. Mitered cabinet doors are the only time I REALLY wished I had the domino over the biscuit, then again, a tenoning jig works well for this anyhow....
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Matt- You only need one tight domino, the rest you over-sized to create a loose tennon.
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I understand,,,,, It took me a long time and $$$$$ to get my shop tools,, I understand.... I just was pushing the shop ,,,,,,,,Love to work in the shop-everything is there I need to do my work-I did not to mean to offend you guys

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No offense. Some day if I can afford a bigger pot to pee in I'll call you for recomendations on equipment cuz I know you know your stuff. My shop is also small so huge equipment would be a bit of a nuisance.

Also, don't hate just cuz it's green, you really should check it out. Great, versatile little saw. I think you'll love it!!
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Brian, I'm so offended. ahhhhhhh I may just quit the site!!!
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I appreciate your humor,,, I am a shop junkie,,, can't help it . I would call it tunnel vision,,, not everyone has or even wants a shop- ,,,,and sometimes I need to be reminded that not one shoe fits all.. ,It's painful-

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There are still a few tasks that a table saw may be needed but, for the $$$, a TS-55 is way more versatile.
with all due respect, there's no way a ts-55 can do all the things a table saw can do with the thousands of jigs that are out there. i'm sure it's great for sheet goods in part because you bring the blade to the wood instead of vise versa, but i just don't see it as nearly as versatile as even a $500 bosch table saw.
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with all due respect, there's no way a ts-55 can do all the things a table saw can do with the thousands of jigs that are out there. i'm sure it's great for sheet goods in part because you bring the blade to the wood instead of vise versa, but i just don't see it as nearly as versatile as even a $500 bosch table saw.
My portable bosh table saw gets used about 5% of the time vs. 95% of the time with my TS-55.

It is fine, I dont want everyone to have one or I wouldnt be able to charge more for what I can do with it.

Oh, I dont no stinking jigs with my ts-55.

Want a tapered cut? Make two marks, lay the rail down and cut.

Lot more steps to do that with a table saw, oh and having to buy or make a jig.

I have better things to do then make a jig for every task.
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I'm 95% with Warner on this one. I had a shop with all the goodies... but times went not so good and it nearly put me under. I now LOVE my TS55 and wish I had more Green goodies (last year nearly put me under again). I have bar that I may lose because because I don't have a shop but other than that I'm amazed at what I can build on site.

BTW with the TS55 & TS75 I don't think I would buy an Alendorf. I do send out all cab parts to be CNC'd and have no desire to spend that kind of time and money to keep a CNC.
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fair enough, but when it comes to versatility (ability to do a variety of cuts with one tool), the table saw blows away all tools, other than maybe a router. table saws also allow repetitive work to go a lot quicker.

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