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#1 posted 09-03-2012 04:03 AM

I’ve used my ts55 so much while building the house that I just couldn’t imagine not having it. Perhaps the least-good aspect is cross-cutting; the angle guide+track is a bit tricky to use with planks as opposed to sheet material. If you could afford an extra section of track I’d suggest getting one a bit longer thayou think you need and cutting 12-18” off to use as a short section for short cross-cuts.
A 12 tooth rip blade is near-essential; a 28 tooth is useful for fast rough cuts and the standard 48 tooth combo is excellent for high quality trimming.
A really, really useful accessory that I wouldn’t want to be without is a large chunk of EPS. We had a couple of 8×4 sheets of 6” thick (spares from the roof insulation) that have done sterling service as workbench, painting table, assembly surface and even daybed for hangover recovery. EPS won’t damage a protruding blade.

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