I'm considering one, too.We used a borrowed TS55 to cut bevels in a couple of site-built doors today.
Amazing. The face of the cut looked as if it had been polished.
This is going to get expensive.
How do they compare to making your own track with some ply? Was it Tom Silva or somebody else that showed how to make one?
(I'm talking about for occasional use..)
The TS 55 packages are not online yet. TS 55REQ, CT 26, 118" rail, connectors (2), screw clamps (2) about $1600.00.What's the full track saw/vacuum/accessories(couple rails, clamps) set up run? It's under $2500 for everything, right?
When I'm about to buy a tool I try to find a job I've got coming up and pretend that instead of bidding the job, I offered to trade that person for the tool I want to buy. Somehow it feels better that way.
I would get the Makita 118" rail instead of the Festool one. It's $200 versus 325 for the Festool and get the quick clamps over the screw clamps unless you the need 11" ones.skillman said:That doesn't sound so bad . So what would be best rail for 8' sheet goods .
The 106" will work, I prefer the 118". It will reach a corner to corner cut. Just a preference, nothing else. The 106" is a little cheaper.That doesn't sound so bad . So what would be best rail for 8' sheet goods .