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Offline KPM

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I have a couple of Festools in great shape but I want to upgrade my track saw to Imperial and also cordless. I have others, but I need to know if Festool allows tools to be sold through this site. I don't want to break the rules my first day here.

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Offline SRSemenza

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Hi,

  Welcome to the forum  [smile]

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Offline KPM

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Thank you. I was told of this forum by an Authorized dealer and it is going to come in very handy!

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Welcome to the FOG, @KPM! Let us know if we can help you with anything else.

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Offline Peter_C

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If you contact Festool, they can get you an imperial scale for your track saw. Most sheet goods today are metric anyhow. They are sometimes sold on Ebay. Other tools you have, may be easily converted too. Post what model number they are and you will find folks here very helpful. Many of the tools sold as imperial are just restickered and actually are still adjusted in metric. Those tools can be swapped back to metric with just a sticker. 

Offline Cheese

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I have a couple of Festools in great shape but I want to upgrade my track saw to Imperial and also cordless.

Be careful...you do realize that even though the tool has an imperial scale attached, the actual adjustment increment is only in metric?

Say you want to make a 1/4" deep kerf in ply, the actual kerf depth will be either .236" (6mm) or .276" (7mm).

Just trying to manage customer expectations. [big grin]

Offline KPM

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Wow...a number of good responses already. I do wish to switch to Imperial and the info is great. I also want to go cordless, so that is another consideration to swap out my current track saw for a new one. Thanks for the tips everyone!

Offline Cheese

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I also want to go cordless, so that is another consideration to swap out my current track saw for a new one.

This may seem goofy but I think the TSC 55 is more powerful than the TS 55. The TSC seems to strain less, I own both but since I purchased the TSC I've only fired up the TS a few times.

Offline demographic

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Err, I think its technically given the title of "Downgrade" when you change from metric to Imperial.

Offline ScotF

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I also want to go cordless, so that is another consideration to swap out my current track saw for a new one.

This may seem goofy but I think the TSC 55 is more powerful than the TS 55. The TSC seems to strain less, I own both but since I purchased the TSC I've only fired up the TS a few times.

I agree with you 100% on this point - do not know why, but the TSC has plenty of power and the TS55 I have used seems to labor in thicker cuts. I love the TSC.

Offline Cheese

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I agree with you 100% on this point - do not know why, but the TSC has plenty of power and the TS55 I have used seems to labor in thicker cuts. I love the TSC.

Hey, thanks for your support, but at the same time, after viewing your videos on the P1 cc [thumbs up] [thumbs up], I'm tempted to put the TS 55, Trion and Carvex all down the road to pay for that new P1 cc. Does it work off of an Aerofix track?

Offline fuzzy logic

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Hi Cheese. 
Is your response in the correct thread?   [wink]
Isn't the Mafell jigsaw metric only? 

Richard (UK)
Decent people do the right thing - always?

Offline Kev

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"upgrade" is an interesting choice of words [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Offline Cheese

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Hi Cheese. 
Is your response in the correct thread?   [wink]
Isn't the Mafell jigsaw metric only? 

I know nothing about the P1cc jigsaw, I was just really impressed with the Mafell videos that @ScotF produced.  [cool]

Offline ScotF

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Hi Cheese. 
Is your response in the correct thread?   [wink]
Isn't the Mafell jigsaw metric only? 

I know nothing about the P1cc jigsaw, I was just really impressed with the Mafell videos that @ScotF produced.  [cool]

Thanks, Cheese. I really appreciate your comments and feedback. The P1CC jigsaw is really that good - I know it is tough for people to want to spend that kind of money and they doubt that it can do what it does (and certainly there are other tools better suited to certain tasks), but knowing that a tool can handle a particular thing, even in the extreme case, is nice to know.

Offline ScotF

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I agree with you 100% on this point - do not know why, but the TSC has plenty of power and the TS55 I have used seems to labor in thicker cuts. I love the TSC.

Hey, thanks for your support, but at the same time, after viewing your videos on the P1 cc [thumbs up] [thumbs up], I'm tempted to put the TS 55, Trion and Carvex all down the road to pay for that new P1 cc. Does it work off of an Aerofix track?

Yes - it works with all rails, although I do not have an Aerofix - the one challenge with the Aerofix is you need to be cutting material the width of the rail to get suction. One thing on the rails, you can clamp right at the edge, which makes thin strips safe and easy.

Offline Cheese

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One thing on the rails, you can clamp right at the edge, which makes thin strips safe and easy.

That's what was of particular interest to me in your video...I suddenly realized that when working outside in the summer, I'd no longer have to venture downstairs to use the band saw for thin strips or tapers. The light bulb went on and I suddenly imagined a portable band saw that was actually accurate. [cool]

Have you ever tried to cut tapered parts/legs on a band saw freehand, without waves? After only 4 cuts (one leg), my head hurts from all the concentration and my eyes hurt too.   [crying]

Offline ScotF

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Yep. Works great for cutting tapers too as you saw in the video where I made 4 tapered legs.  Draw the line,  clamp and cut,  repeat other side.

I know we have gone off topic,  so we should start a new thread or add to the other thread if more questions/comments on the Mafell.

OP...sorry. I do recommend the TSC and personally prefer metric,  but a imperial cuts the same way.

Offline Cheese

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FWIW @KPM , I purposely searched out a metric TSC immediately after the new imperial versions were released because of that goofy "the scale reads imperial but the saw only indexes in metric" conundrum. That just drives me crazy [doh] [doh]