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Forum topic by Steve posted 04-15-2016 04:08 AM 565 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Steve

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04-15-2016 04:08 AM

Went shopping today and picked up a Festool Ts 75 with a 32”, 75” & 118” track, a fine tooth blade and 2 track clamps. Was getting real tired trying to feed 3/4” sheets of cabinet grade plywood and sheets of 3/4” Mdf by myself accurately through the cabinet saw. So tomorrow I will build a cutting bed on my saw horses and give it a shot. I went with the bigger tracksaw as I have some 2” thick doors to build soon.


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oldnovice

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#1 posted 04-15-2016 05:23 AM

Cutting sheets that large can be troublesome … so you go put and buy the best solution available!
Good for you!

Bet your Festool costs a lot more than my Craftsman TS (bought in 1972).
Bet your Festool will serve your needs better than my TS.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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dhazelton

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#2 posted 04-15-2016 12:06 PM

Congrats. A track saw is on my wish list but for now a circular saw, clamps and a straight board will have to do.

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 04-15-2016 12:27 PM

A wise investment Steve congrats.

The TS75 is an efficient way to dimension 2 or 3 sheets of ply at the same time.
I use several clamps around the perimeter and cut to size.

If and when you rip lumber a Festool Panther blade is worth the money.

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distrbd

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#4 posted 04-15-2016 12:37 PM

Using the right tool for the job is always the a wise move,if I was cutting sheet goods that often I would have bought a track saw for sure and of course a Festool track saw is the best there is.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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jusfine

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#5 posted 04-15-2016 03:37 PM

I have the same saw, works great! Congratulations!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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AandCstyle

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#6 posted 04-15-2016 10:49 PM

Steve, I’m green (and white) with envy! :D Enjoy the saw.

-- Art

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Gixxerjoe04

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#7 posted 04-16-2016 03:34 AM

Bought the same one earlier this year, haven’t had time to use it much yet, but the couple times I have used it, the cuts on plywood have been perfect and couldn’t believe how accurate the cuts were.

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Redoak49

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#8 posted 04-16-2016 11:24 AM

As I have gotten older, handling full sheets of plywood was difficult and dangerous on the tab l e saw. I have never regretted buying the Festool track saw.

Have fun with the new tool!

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