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Festool's TS 55 EQ keeps all the great features of its predecessor and
adds new features that make the plunge saw more convenient, more capable and more user
friendly. A new, larger Thumb Interlock makes it easier to switch on the power and
pivot the blade down for cutting, while a new Blade Lock disconnects the power
switch, and locks the blade down in position for removal. Plunge cuts in
the middle of a workpiece are easier than ever, since the riving knife is now
spring loaded, and automatically retracts when plunging.
When used with
the Festool Guide rail system, the TS 55 ideal for installation of laminate flooring
systems, and allows cutting just 3/8" off a wall. Cross cutting veneered materials with most circular saws leaves a splintered
mess. Festool's new sacrificial Splinter Guard rests on the workpiece
directly above the cut, providing “zero clearance” support at the blade for the
top veneer, resulting in clean, chip-free cuts in melamine, veneered plywood,
and even high-pressure laminates. The suggested 55" guide rail allows for
fast precise cuts with little or no setup time, since the edge guide
automatically aligns to the cut-line. Electronic variable-speed control
automatically maintains a constant blade speed under load, and the soft start
and automatic idle cut down on operator fatigue and noise.
Surprisingly, the Festool TS 55 EQ uses a 6-1/4" diameter blade, but still
provides a 1-15/16" cut at 90 degrees, and 1-7/16" cut at 45 degrees – plenty
to cut construction 2x stock. Festool TS 55 EQ includes a systainer storage box, 48-tooth
carbide tipped blade, guide rail, limit stop and chip deflector.
(based on 4 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Reviewed by 4 customers
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Festool TS 55
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
Comments about Festool TS 55 EQ Plunge Saw with T-Loc Systainer:
Just bought the Festool TS 55 saw and was not disappointed. This tool is fun to use because the results exceed my expectations. Cuts straight and the aluminum guide makes it much easier than trying to follow a pencil line with dust blowing in your eyes. I just cut a few doors without clamping the guide down, in case you're wondering if you need the clamp - probably not. Using the saw with the Festool vaccuum really keeps the dust down.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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a must have for any shop
By frank booth
from chicago il
About Me Professional
can't beat it for cutting off doors
Pricey, but worth it
from Deer Lodge, MT
I have a cabinet table saw that i used to break down 4x8 sheets of plywood on. Since i purchased the TS 55, this operation is safer, and a lot more accurate, plus there is no tear out when used with the Festool guide track. Great Tool!
Very smooth sheet good cuts
By Steve Boker
from Charlottesville, VA
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Bought this on recommendation from a friend. I am glad I did. Safety features and ease of blade change are remarkable. Once I installed the zero clearance chip guard it gave very good (but not perfect) results on cross cutting hardwood plywood. The accuracy of the cut when using the guide is excellent: as good as my cabinet saw. One thing that surprised me is that there is, what I would consider to be, an absolutely necessary clamp for the guide rail that is not included in the package. For a saw at this price point I was very surprised that I needed to go back and order the clamp for the guide rail. The saw is bulky, and that makes it inappropriate for some uses. But all in all, I'm glad I took my friend's advice.