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Forum topic by steffen707 posted 08-28-2018 10:18 PM 1146 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-28-2018 10:18 PM

I’m looking to buy a ts55 req with 118”, 75” and 55” rails to make an easier time ripping 8”, 10” and 12” boards into thinner pieces. Some of these boards are 15 foot long.

I often see where festool has a 10% off a vacuum or MFT/3 table when you buy a saw.

Are there any times of year where they have a discount on the saw, or saw with tracks?

Just wondering if I should pull the trigger now, or if its worth waiting.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.


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#1 posted 08-28-2018 10:20 PM

No, no and no.

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 08-28-2018 10:49 PM

I would look at Bob’s Festool online. Great online shop for everything Festool. Call him and ask. If you are ready for it now and have a use for it, just get what you need. Sometimes we fuss too much with waiting on the right sale. There are rarely Festool sales, but regularly they have price increases!

-- I'd like to see a forklift lift a crate of forks. It'd be so damn literal!

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#3 posted 08-28-2018 11:35 PM


If you are ready for it now and have a use for it, just get what you need. Sometimes we fuss too much with waiting on the right sale. There are rarely Festool sales, but regularly they have price increases!

- BroncoBrian

+1 on that. It sounds like you have the need for the track saw, several rails, and the dust collection system now. A potential savings of 10% on just the dust collector probably is not that big a portion of the overall price tag. If you need it now, buy it now. As Brian mentioned, the chance of a price increase before any small sale is pretty good. You snooze you lose!

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steffen707

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#4 posted 08-29-2018 01:44 AM

Thanks guys, i’ll pull the trigger now I guess.

Any opinion of which blade I should get to rip 40 year old rough sawn pine and oak? Does the blade it comes with work for that application well? Doesn’t need to be glue line smooth.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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#5 posted 08-29-2018 01:55 AM

I am on a e-mailing list from Festool to receive notices about reconditioned tools sold for less than brand new (slightly!). Have to pay attention … they don’t last long!

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#6 posted 08-29-2018 02:16 AM

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#7 posted 08-29-2018 02:33 AM



No, no and no.

- robscastle

Would you buy a SawStop?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#8 posted 08-29-2018 11:13 AM

Toolnut.com seems to always offer the 10% off a dust extractor or MFT when you buy a Festool tool. I just checked and tehy are now. Free shipping as well. I’ve had good experiences with them.

I have a TS55 and I’ve very happy with it. I would definitely suggest getting a rip blade if you’ll be cutting thick solid wood. My stock blade was struggling, but the rip blade works great.

-- John

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#9 posted 08-29-2018 12:44 PM

I’ll get a ripping blade too, just don’t know if I should get that panther 12 tooth or the 28 tooth one.

I forsee making glue up panels in the future, so may e I should get the 28 tooth one.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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#10 posted 08-29-2018 02:36 PM

keep an eye on ebay for their xx% off days. Sometimes you can get festool from Hartville hardware on sale that way.

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#11 posted 08-29-2018 02:51 PM



keep an eye on ebay for their xx% off days. Sometimes you can get festool from Hartville hardware on sale that way.

- BuffaloBrewer


Thanks for the tip!

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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#12 posted 08-29-2018 04:57 PM

I just bought a Domino XL, vacuum and 8/10 domino kit from Lee Valley on Sunday, they threw in free shipping.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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#13 posted 08-29-2018 06:07 PM

if you buy another domino kit check amazon.de .

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#14 posted 08-29-2018 06:59 PM



if you buy another domino kit check amazon.de .

- BuffaloBrewer

Good prices, but the one I wanted is sold out. What is the shipping to US?

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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#15 posted 08-29-2018 07:02 PM


if you buy another domino kit check amazon.de .

- BuffaloBrewer

Good prices, but the one I wanted is sold out. What is the shipping to US?

- RobS888


Looks like about $180 with shipping. I’ll try them next time.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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