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Offline rsausa

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Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« on: September 05, 2018, 04:48 PM »
I have a ts75eq-plus ( maybe 10 years old or so ) that has NOT been used much.  I would guess than less 10 hours TOTAL .
I have recently put a new Festool blade on it because I am having issues w/ saw. Have 8/4 Sapele that I was ripping and cross- cutting w/ guide rail and the saw had a difficult time cutting through the wood regardless of the rate i pushed it through. had to cut it in 1" deep increment. UGH :) Set to full power on variable dial ( #6)
 I upgraded  the vac hose to the larger size and (vac is ct36) still have an issue cutting through most woods such as sapele,soft or hard maple that is 8/4 .
Is there a way to measure Saw output and troubleshoot or anyone have suggestions.
Thanks in advance
« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 05:10 PM by rsausa »

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Offline usernumber1

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2018, 04:57 PM »
you'd have to measure RPM and current drawn : with and without a load, so it can be tricky to DIY.
you could see if you can measure how much current you're pulling when it's stalling, with one of those Kill-A-Watt wall adapters

are you stalling the motor at the highest RPM? brand new blade too.
motor efficiency does not fall because of aging, something is missing. it's a 1600W motor, right?

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2018, 05:38 PM »
Doesn't the TS-75 have a clutch washer to help out in case of kickback?  If so perhaps age has affected it and is it allowing the blade to slip.  Honestly I would suggest calling Festool and talking to service.  They are very helpful guys and gals.

Peter

Offline glass1

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2018, 06:19 PM »
My personal experience is that the ts 75 can comfortably cut 1” of sapele. Anymore and it’s the shakes, binding, burning. It’s just plan underpowered.

Offline Svar

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2018, 06:38 PM »
Saws with this blade diameter are usually 1800W vs 1600W in TS75. Having said this I cut 2" sapele and maple with 36T blade on it without issues. In fact, produced glue ready cuts.

Speaking of power. My TS75 (120V) draws ~900W from the outlet while idling on speed 6, and ~1200W ripping through 45 mm maple. There is no peak draw at start up because of the soft start. Just a steady rise as the blade comes to speed.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 07:18 PM by Svar »

Offline glass1

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2018, 08:19 PM »
maybe in balsa wood. Sorry I just do not believe it.

Offline Svar

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2018, 10:51 PM »
maybe in balsa wood. Sorry I just do not believe it.
There is a consensus, or at least large number of opinions that TS55 lacks power. On TS75 assessment you seem to be alone.

Offline josephgewing

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2018, 11:52 PM »
Clean your saw blade?
Joe Ewing

Offline vkumar

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2018, 03:38 AM »
Another possibility is the toe in of the blade may not be right. Worth looking onto.
Vijay Kumar

Offline NL-mikkla

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2018, 04:44 AM »
Do you use the same blade for cross-cutting and ripping?

Offline RJNeal

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2018, 07:41 AM »
To th OP,curious on which blade did you just installed? How many teeth?
Sounds like you might have to many.
Rick
Have you walked your saw today?

Offline nvalinski

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2018, 08:35 AM »
Check that the blade is parallel to the track groove. This drove me crazy on a brand new TS75 for a bit, where it was nothing but burning and binding for cuts around 1", let alone any deeper. The four screws on the front and back of the saw in the black plastic bevel slots allow you to make it parallel with the rail, which now allows it to cut beautifully through 2.5" thick hard maple.

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2018, 09:06 AM »
Also ................  did you have trouble making these  same cuts in the past?

Seth

Offline rsausa

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2018, 09:52 AM »
Also ................  did you have trouble making these  same cuts in the past?

Seth

Always had issues w/ thick stock  - anything over 1" or so

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2018, 10:40 AM »
I sometimes had the same until I got the Panther blade, different machine after that!

So again, what blade are you using and do you use the same for ripping and cros cutting?

Offline rsausa

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2018, 12:47 PM »
Festool blade 36 tooth for cross cut and festool 52 tooth for ripping

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2018, 12:57 PM »
Theirs your problem.
First you need to switch the blades for the application.
Low number teeth for ripping. High number for cross.
I suggest you take an even lower number for ripping

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2018, 01:02 PM »
Festool blade 36 tooth for cross cut and festool 52 tooth for ripping

Did you mean other way around?


Seth

Offline rsausa

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2018, 01:06 PM »
Sorry - typing on my phone  [embarassed]- yes - other way round
36 tooth for ripping and 52 for cross cut

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2018, 01:18 PM »
Haha, darn phones with their petite screens (or old eyes??)

Offline rsausa

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2018, 01:21 PM »
 [eek] BOTH  [unsure] ;D ;D ;D ;D.
I do have a panther blade on it's way - was just curious if I was missing anything or if I was the only one w/ the issue

Offline leakyroof

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Re: Horsepower/ TS75 9 older version but not used much
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2018, 12:10 AM »
Go lower than 36 tooth count for your deepest Rip Cuts in Hardwood. I’ve yet to find my TS75 underpowered. I bet the new Panther Blade you ordered will work great for you.... [thumbs up]
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