Spent most of the day breaking down 5 sheets of plywood. It was a pain.....
Same.the makita is the one i have, much less expensive than festool and a dream to work with
track saw is much easier to use. It’s held in place and makes foolproof cuts.Stop and think about this.
All a track saw is, is a skill saw and a straight edge. I've trimmed more doors than I care to count with just a skill saw. No track,no stait edge. The only advantage is the plunge function and it's a pita to use without the track. Ymmv
Mine is the easy tool versionI use a 6' level from harbor freight and circular saw. That's one reason I built my outfeed table so big and beefy.... It doubles as a breakdown table for sheet goods. Just slide a few 2x4's underneath. It works just fine and makes good straight cuts.
But it's a pain. I was seriously considering one by the time I got finished. But I agree that's it's a big investment for a tool that I'll probably not need.
I got the TS75 because of larger blade size and stronger motor for cutting thru thicker material. And I view it as a long term purchase, the extra price spread over 10 years (hopefully can get 10 year use out of it) is minimal.I too have the TS55, what do you see as the main benefits of the TS75?
It's just the increased capacity. A lot of times when I'm cutting sheet goods it's for things where I can stack cut the plywood. With TS 55 I'm limited to 2 3/4" sheets. TS 75 you could do 4. There have been some projects where it would have made mitering 8/4 material much easier.I too have the TS55, what do you see as the main benefits of the TS75?
Thanks - I have not used mine enough, but glad you mentioned that the splinter guard needs to be replaced! (it is obvious when you think about it)It's just the increased capacity. A lot of times when I'm cutting sheet goods it's for things where I can stack cut the plywood. With TS 55 I'm limited to 2 3/4" sheets. TS 75 you could do 4. There have been some projects where it would have made mitering 8/4 material much easier.
There are two features(riving knife and replaceable splinter guard) festool saws have that I didn't think much about at first but now I would not buy one that did not have them. Replaceable splinter guard(I think I'm on my fifth pack) on insures a clean un-chipped off cut. Riving knife is real helpful when you are track is just a bit short(or some idiot doesn't leave enough track at end of cut) for the cut you are making. It prevents that little divot at the end cuts where the front guide point runs off the rail.