|Blade Diameter - Metric:||160mm|
|Max. Units Watts Output:||1,200|
|Shipping Weight:||17 lbs.|
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Expensive but very well thought out and designed circular saw. Can breakdown sheet goods better than a table saw and with the expensive accessories it is great. Price hurts up front but a pleasure to use and expecting years of wokr out of this.
I am an amateur do-it-yourselfer who had never used a circular saw before and never even heard of a track saw before 2 weeks ago. I was planning to put down a plywood subfloor beneath an engineered wood floor so I did some research online and ran across this tool. I was a little intimidated when I received it so I read the instruction manual cover to cover (the English part). I still wasn't comfortable, so I hit YouTube for some instructional videos. This was extremely useful, more so than the manual.
When I finally used it, it was a piece of cake! I'm cutting and scoring 4x8 plywood while they're still stacked in my driveway. The track, in addition to making the cuts more precise, I believe make this saw, for me, much safer than a standard circular saw because it sits stable on and securely follows the track.
Lessons learned after only a couple of hours using this product:
1. Need 2 connectors to connect two tracks together. I didn't realize before buying it, bought only 1 and now I have to use 1 track and move it twice to cut the 8' plywood while I wait for the second connector to arrive.
2. I can connect my regular shop vac but I had to duct tape the hose while I wait for the Festool hose to arrive. You can get an adapter but I felt my shop vac hose was too short so I think the Festool hose would be good to have. Yes, I wish I could have bought the dust extractor combo which would be much nicer solution but the dust extractor price was a bit high for me.
Bottom line: Very well built, very well designed tool, that is easy to use even by an amateur such as myself and makes easy work out of cutting a stack of plywood. And by the way, this tool is so precise that I can cut a sheet of plywood through and through and not leave a mark on the sheet beneath it. How cool is that?
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Q:RE: FESTOOL TS 55
A:This saw operates on 120V.
Q:RE: FESTOOL TS 55 including guide rail and systainer case.
A:The saw operated on 120Volts.
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