|Review by SCABrown||posted 09-05-2011 06:42 AM||3496 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I’m starting over with my workshop and this is my First purchase for it.
I ordered this saw back in June from my local Woodcraft, It arrived 3 weeks later in their store for me to pick up. The saw and rail came very well packaged and received no damage from UPS’s punishment. The manual is very nicely done and is easy to read. The action is like butter and glides effortlessly down the rail. You will cut the splinter strip on the guide rail on the first cut, but that is normal so don’t panic like I did. One thing that takes some adjustment to is the metric system that Festool uses, I’m still working on converting the fraction system that I’m so used too to it. Allthough I will never totaly get rid of the system. Another thing I found with this saw was that the dust collection port does not directly hook up to a standard 1 1/4” port, So I dedicated a 1 1/4” hose for dust collection with a Festool hose end. The dust collection on this saw is great even with it being hooked up to a standard Shop-Vac and not a Festool dust extractor, which I will be getting in the future. I’ve been using this saw off and on for the past 3 months, the more I use it the more I like it. I’m now offically hooked on the Festool system because of the quality and performance of this saw!!