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Offline glass1

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Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« on: July 17, 2018, 05:41 PM »
With 36 tooth blade should it be able to crosscut 2” mahogany in one pass. How about rip?  I started a new project that involved breaking down 2” mahogany. My little Makita x2 needed 2 passes with a 55 tooth blade. I purchased the Ts75. With a he 36 tooth blade it had less power than the Makita. I switched to the 18 tooth blade. Better, but still needed 2 passes. Saw never seemed right and it just died in less than one day. Back to my trusted festool dealer. No more ts 75s in stock. I took the display model november 2015 dated. Saw seemed stronger but really needed the 18 tooth to crosscut in a single pass without difficulty. I have not tried to rip yet. Any thoughts. With what blade should the 75 be able to handle 2” plus material in one pass ?

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2018, 05:48 PM »
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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2018, 08:22 PM »
Hey Glass1:
I’m sorry to hear about your difficulties.
On 05 APR 2018 - A similar question was asked regarding the TS 75.
Below is my REPLY #3.  I “stand by it”. [smile]
“I chose the TS75 over the TS55 - More than 10 years ago.
A bit heavier to handle (and I’m older/retired) -
And yes - It did cost more...
But the TS75 cuts anything - Rips or cross cuts.
I’ve used it to rip 8’ X 2-1/2” thick hardwoods - With the original “combo” blade -
And my 3000mm guide rail.
No problem.
I’ve never regretted choosing the 75 over the 55.”
👍
Joe
Caveat: A month, or so, ago -
I did pick up a TS 55 REQ - From Festool’s Recon Sale... For my “light work”.
Still love my 75.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2018, 08:33 PM by Joe Felchlin »
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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 08:51 PM »
Hey Glass1:
I’m sorry to hear about your difficulties.
On 05 APR 2018 - A similar question was asked regarding the TS 75.
Below is my REPLY #3.  I “stand by it”. [smile]
“I chose the TS75 over the TS55 - More than 10 years ago.
A bit heavier to handle (and I’m older/retired) -
And yes - It did cost more...
But the TS75 cuts anything - Rips or cross cuts.
I’ve used it to rip 8’ X 2-1/2” thick hardwoods - With the original “combo” blade -
And my 3000mm guide rail.
No problem.
I’ve never regretted choosing the 75 over the 55.”
👍
Joe
Caveat: A month, or so, ago -
I did pick up a TS 55 REQ - From Festool’s Recon Sale... For my “light work”.
Still love my 75.

There’s lot’s of videos of people cutting 2 inch maple with a single pass and a TS 75.  Glass might have had some bad luck with a dealer with a batch of TS 75 lemons.
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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 09:51 PM »
I’ve cut 8/4 Black Walnut with no issues, and 1/2” Cast Acrylic with no issues. Just let the blade/saw do the work. Not as powerful as my 3HP Grizzly 1023SL, but I don’t expect it to be. But it’s been a great saw for the past 4 years though and I’ve made my money back on it selling stuff I’ve made. Just got a CT 48 to couple with it, can’t wait to check em out together.

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2018, 07:51 AM »
Is the speed control dial turned up all the way?

Offline nvalinski

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2018, 08:30 AM »
I'm a new owner to mine, but had similar thoughts when I first got it. I was crosscutting the ends of 2.5" thick green maple slabs with a 7.25" Ridgid circular saw. It flew through them, but didn't have the depth, so I went for a TS 75. All sorts of burning issues, felt underpowered, and that was only at 3/4" cutting depth. Turns out the saw had shipped from the factory about 2 mm skewed from front to back and it was straining it laterally. Once adjusted, it cuts much better and can cut through thick hardwoods without problem (although I never got a chance to try it on the green wood again). But, I am still getting used to the electronic speed control. It leaves a nice finish, but I am never sure if it is compensating for speed or if I'm bogging it down. It feels like they might be better off just throwing a motor with more power in it than all the fancy electronics so that it just doesn't (seemingly) bog down in the first place.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2018, 09:15 AM »
The Makita 5402NA spins a 16-1/4” blade at 2300 RPM with just 15 amps at 120 Volts. It can cut 6-1/2” deep at 90 degrees. You do have to resist pushing the saw to go faster than it can.

The TS 75 should have no problem cutting 2” of mahogany with the right blade and feed rate.

Offline Svar

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2018, 12:32 PM »
Strange. I cut 2" maple and sapele, cross, plunge, and long rips with 36t blade. Never had a problem. Even 3/4" 6061 aluminum with specialty blade in one path. The latter operation tend to melt splinter guard strip  [big grin]
« Last Edit: July 18, 2018, 12:35 PM by Svar »

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2018, 04:40 PM »
My ts-75 handles that task without a problem.
Make sure it is tuned up as was said in a earlier post ( running true to the track). Good luck,
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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2018, 04:45 PM »
The reconditioned TS75 I got is a plenty powerful and a lot more powerful than the TS55.  The TS75 didn't have any problem cutting through the ~ 1 3/4" hard maple, walnut, purpleheart, or jatoba for my end grain cutting boards.  I am cutting on my MFT/3 and going rather slowly - experiencing kickback trying to cut those same woods with the TS55 taught me a lesson (it really scared me).
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Offline glass1

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2018, 05:27 PM »
The first ts75 was parellel. The second ts75(unused display model) I did not check. I will check in the am. I have to say after some use the second saw seemed to gain power and smooth out, brushes seating ? 

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2018, 12:54 AM »
I have had no issues cutting any material. In fact the TS75 cut better than my 3hp cabinet saw, there were no burns with the TS75 when cutting 6/4 maple.
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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2018, 12:42 PM »
So it was a dsplay model yer having the issues with?

It should be under warranty.

Did you call Festool Service and have a chat with them before posting here?

I have a TS 75 and a TS 55 had no issues with either. My 75 is table mounted (no worries its out of warranty) and recently cut a lot of 4/4 red oak with no issues. it went through the oak with a combo in it like a hot knife through butter.

have you checked the toe in of the saw? Since it was a display it could of been dropped which will mess up the toe in.

You can find the instructions in the supplementary manual or if you were to call Festool service they can explain to you how to check and set the toe in

Offline glass1

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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2018, 12:47 PM »
Nope. Brand new fresh saw never worked right. Off the shelf display model works.  It was slightly out of parallel. Adjusted it improved some. It cuts 2” mahogany in a single pass just a little slow going even with th 18 tooth blade. I wanted real world info not corporate speak.

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2018, 05:41 PM »
It cuts 2” mahogany in a single pass just a little slow going even with th 18 tooth blade.
Well, that's subjective. When I cut 2" hardwood with mine it is certainly not fast and the saw growls and trembles, but it does not bog down and the cut quality is excellent. The latter is what matters to me, but your needs might differ.
Check out Youtube, there is plenty of videos of TS75 cutting thick slabs.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2018, 05:48 PM by Svar »

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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2018, 09:23 PM »
It cuts 2” mahogany in a single pass just a little slow going even with th 18 tooth blade.
Well, that's subjective. When I cut 2" hardwood with mine it is certainly not fast and the saw growls and trembles, but it does not bog down and the cut quality is excellent. The latter is what matters to me, but your needs might differ.
Check out Youtube, there is plenty of videos of TS75 cutting thick slabs.

When my saw does that I’ve found that if I push it just a little bit harder it smooths out.

When you go easy on the feed rate the speed control constantly adjusts (cuts on and off) the power so the gears gnash and the saw trembles. Push a little harder and the power flow is constant and gnashing/trembling stops, or is greatly reduced.

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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2018, 07:26 PM »
Sad to say the ts75 did not make the cut. It could not cut 2” flat sawn sapele mahogany in a single pass with the 18 tooth blade. The Makita x2 can do it with there 28 tooth blade and with the 55 tooth blade in 2 passes. I did however purchase the of2200 I will report on it soon. Not sure why festool underpowers the ts 55 and 75 and kapex while its routers our class leaders in power, go figure. I think I will try the tsc55 to have 2 track saws. I may even import the hk85 for the big stuff especially if festool would chime in about the front hinge with 1.5 mm of play ?

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2018, 07:48 PM »
Sad to say the ts75 did not make the cut. It could not cut 2” flat sawn sapele mahogany in a single pass with the 18 tooth blade. The Makita x2 can do it with there 28 tooth blade and with the 55 tooth blade in 2 passes. I did however purchase the of2200 I will report on it soon. Not sure why festool underpowers the ts 55 and 75 and kapex while its routers our class leaders in power, go figure. I think I will try the tsc55 to have 2 track saws. I may even import the hk85 for the big stuff especially if festool would chime in about the front hinge with 1.5 mm of play ?

Hmmm...that kind of cut should easily be done with the TS75 and 36 tooth blade. I cut all kinds of thick hardwood and never an issue with it being underpowered. Sorry that it did not work out for you. The TSC is a great saw too and I have cut 8/4 no problem with it as well. It is one of my favorite tools.

You can look at the red brand - I have the KSS80 and it is an awesome saw for cutting thick hardwood - does not even breath hard ripping through 8/4 and 12/4 stock. Does not have the same molding head as the FT version, but you can get it in NA - it is not cheap, though.

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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2018, 10:02 PM »
Well...  I would love to see a video from someone cutting 2” hard wood in one pass. Any takers ?

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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2018, 12:20 AM »
This is not mine - I have footage somewhere in my archives, but could not locate it easily. But this is a link to one video showing it cutting through thick hardwood. There are some other videos with a quick search.



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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2018, 06:19 AM »
cool.  But is this hardwood ?  When I really turn the volume up I hear the ts75 buzzing and vibrating and rattling.

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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2018, 06:31 AM »
They say it's monkey pod also known as parota, which is a low to medium density hardwood.
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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2018, 01:27 PM »
cool.  But is this hardwood ?  When I really turn the volume up I hear the ts75 buzzing and vibrating and rattling.
Under load my TS 75 gets a little rough too.

Some questions on your failed cut:
- did the saw stall?
- did it burn the wood?
- did the kerf close or the offcut move vertically?
- was one side of the kerf rougher than the other (marks from the back end of the saw)?
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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2018, 05:51 PM »
WOW.  The of 2200 is like nirvana. Just did my first 2 routs with it using a Alana super rabbet bit 1/ 2” side 7/8” deep.  Amazing. Handheld shaper, no joke. I will comment more but I am in love right now.
So this begs why not the of2200 motor in the ts 75 and kapex. For the record let’s put all this silly electric stuff to bed. I cut a 7/8 x 1/2 rabbet in sapele in one pass with router plugged into my ct26 which was plugged into a 20 amp breaker. No seperate circuits. Cut like butter. No butter would be too hard like hot soft butter. If the of 2200 and  a ct can be run on a single 20 amp breaker there is no way the little tiny weak Ts75 and kapex motors cannot. Just saying....  even if the kapex is not burning up why not overpower it and the ts saws like the routers and call it a day.

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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2018, 06:51 PM »
WOW.  The of 2200 is like nirvana. Just did my first 2 routs with it using a Alana super rabbet bit 1/ 2” side 7/8” deep.  Amazing. Handheld shaper, no joke. I will comment more but I am in love right now.
So this begs why not the of2200 motor in the ts 75 and kapex. For the record let’s put all this silly electric stuff to bed. I cut a 7/8 x 1/2 rabbet in sapele in one pass with router plugged into my ct26 which was plugged into a 20 amp breaker. No seperate circuits. Cut like butter. No butter would be too hard like hot soft butter. If the of 2200 and  a ct can be run on a single 20 amp breaker there is no way the little tiny weak Ts75 and kapex motors cannot. Just saying....  even if the kapex is not burning up why not overpower it and the ts saws like the routers and call it a day.

There’s a lot of things Festool should do.  Like putting LED lights on their routers.  There’s no
Argument the TS 75 should have a bigger motor.  Even a motor with 75% of the power of the OF2200 would suffice.

The TS 75 should not be getting out classed by a Makita cordless plunge saw selling at half the price. 

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2018, 08:03 PM »
Here is another ripping oak:



Again, not my video. But the TS75 is capable of thicker rips.

There are saws more powerful for sure. I rip tons of thick hardwood, have a TS 75 but opted for a Mafell KSS80 better suited to the task. I ripped some 12/4 walnut recently and probably should have had the MKS130 for the job. The KSS80 did it, but it too shuttered and slowed and I was pushing the saw to its limits, no doubt. I think the TS75 is great for 8/4 and less and anything more, a bigger saw is in order. 

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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2018, 08:34 PM »
That saw is struggling. Turn up the volume. I do not like to push my tools like that.

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« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2018, 08:36 PM »
It makes the cut.  Proves my point. It’s underpowered.

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« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2018, 08:51 PM »
The power delivery is just so smooth on the of2200. Why cannot the Ts75 get the same. Just like the 850 planer soooo smooth.

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2018, 01:28 PM »
I have had the Festool TS75 for about 2-1/2 years now and have cut White Oak, Red Oak, Poplar, Knotty Alder, Douglas Fir, and Knotty Pine without any issues.  Only one pass needed and most cuts were on 2 or 2-1/2" thick stock. 

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2018, 03:06 PM »
The power delivery is just so smooth on the of2200. Why cannot the Ts75 get the same. Just like the 850 planer soooo smooth.

Festool is supposed to be overhauling their track saw line-up in 2019.  Whether than means more power or more cordless options, your guess is as good as mine.   We'll see what happens in the New Year.

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« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2018, 05:18 PM »
what is recommended to lube the plunge mechanism on the of2200  It could be a little smoother  thx

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« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2018, 05:26 PM »
I just do not believe the ts 75 has enough power. Just sounds like its struggling. I have personally observed the 6 1/4" 28 tooth blade on the cordless Makita cuts with more ease than the 18 tooth blade 8 1/4" blade on the ts 75 on 2' thick sapele.  I am sure many on here just love the ts 75 and there is zero room for improvement and instead of using this forum to be honest with festool on their hits and misses its a non stop love fest. reminds me of a play, "The Emperors New Clothes." I will wait for the update. On a side note another carpenter on the site noticed that his 6 year old ts55 (well out of warranty) with the said makita 28 tooth blade cut the sapele easier than the ts75.

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2018, 06:42 PM »
I wouldn't classify everyone on this site as "Green Kool-Aid" lovers.  While I love all my Festool tools (TS75, OF1400, CT26, Domino 700XL, Carvex 420, Rotex 125) I have not had ANY issues with them.  They have all performed as advertised.  Now i almost purchased a Kapex but with all the known issues, I went with the work horse Dewalt DWS780. 

Back to the TS75, I use that thing almost daily and it always performs great except when I need to replace a dull blade.  But with a sharp blade I have zero issues cutting through 2-1/2" White Oak and Red Oak.  Zero bogging down, zero struggling. 

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« Reply #35 on: August 02, 2018, 07:03 PM »
I just do not believe the ts 75 has enough power. Just sounds like its struggling. I have personally observed the 6 1/4" 28 tooth blade on the cordless Makita cuts with more ease than the 18 tooth blade 8 1/4" blade on the ts 75 on 2' thick sapele.  I am sure many on here just love the ts 75 and there is zero room for improvement and instead of using this forum to be honest with festool on their hits and misses its a non stop love fest. reminds me of a play, "The Emperors New Clothes." I will wait for the update. On a side note another carpenter on the site noticed that his 6 year old ts55 (well out of warranty) with the said makita 28 tooth blade cut the sapele easier than the ts75.

How many times have we heard and read that the TS saws just don"t sound right?  Hundreds?  Thousands?  If you want to have a saw that sounds like the circular saws made by other companies than don't buy a Festool.  Festool saws sound strange in comparison.  Not spreading Festool love here just being factual.

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« Reply #36 on: August 02, 2018, 07:08 PM »
For lubrication on the 2200 I might suggest that you look at PG2000.  You can get it thru Woodcraft.  I learned about it from a source who works for a tool manufacturer that might be familiar.  I bought a bottle and used it on my Kapex and what a difference.  I have not tried it on my 1400 router posts yet.

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2018, 07:21 PM »
Hi Peter,

Where on the Kapex would you spray the PG?

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« Reply #38 on: August 02, 2018, 07:41 PM »
The rails to start off with.  After you experience that you will be looking for all other areas.  I did the hinges and the rotating plate.  I am a sloppy indiscriminate luber so once I saw the bottom of the saw I went spray happy.

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« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2018, 07:48 PM »
Thanks. Time to lube my Kapex (with something else, as it does not seem to be carried by any Cdn vendors).

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« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2018, 08:04 PM »
Oh Peter....  just listen to that saw cutting the slab. Struggling , binding, shuttering, vibrating.  Keep on apologizing. I will keep on pushing festool to do better. I can say what J want about their saws and so can you.

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« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2018, 08:56 PM »
I wasn’t apologizing merely stating a fact.  You weren’t comfortable and didn’t like the TS-75 and that is your right and decision. I respect that.

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« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2018, 10:20 PM »
Festool is supposed to be overhauling their track saw line-up in 2019.
What is the source of this information?

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« Reply #43 on: August 03, 2018, 07:09 AM »
If a tool doesn't live up to YOUR expectations...don't get it or move on.  Get your Mafell, Makita, or whatever else works for YOU.  As for me and my shop...my Festools work as advertised.  If they didn't, I would follow my own advice and get rid of them and get something else that works for me.  But as I previously stated, along with the other Festool items that I own, the TS75 has worked as advertised for over 2-1/2 years.  It's paid itself off within the first couple months easily.   [big grin]

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« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2018, 09:57 AM »
Festool is supposed to be overhauling their track saw line-up in 2019.
What is the source of this information?

Several people on the forum have indicated there would be something new happening with Festool Track saws next year.  We'll have to wait for Feb 2019 to see what actually happens.
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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2018, 10:10 AM »
Txfiveo. Yes sir. heck why discuss anything. Let’s just just keep it all to ourselves   
I offer my experiences some good some bad with festool products. Planer, routers, vacuums and sanders good. Saws not so much. If you do not like what J day than take your own advice and do not read it. I started the thread and it’s still a free speech country.

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2018, 05:15 PM »

I've used my TS75 on 8/4(+) Yellow Pine, Ash, and White Oak, cross and rip with the blade that came with it and had no problems. I just went slow. Doubt there are much harder domestics than Ash and White Oak. Always planned to get a Panther blade, just haven't done much in the shop lately.
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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #47 on: August 03, 2018, 05:20 PM »
Glass, listen to your own advice.  Others have chimed in saying they have zero issues, but you do.  We are so sorry for your disappointment, but good luck with the Makita.  Hope it serves you well.  Festool isn't the best at everything for everybody. 

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2018, 08:06 PM »
moving on from the kool aid folks....  Got some more time with the of2200.  running off the ct 33 in a single pass 9/19 x 7/8 plugged into a 20 amp breaker....  all good than pop.... had a makita double charger plugged in too... reset breaker...  checked ct 33.... full bag caused the ct to load up the amps ... new bag and routed away. This is an amazing machine. The kapex is so overpriced the makita scms and the of2200 are less money !   But props to festool for making the of2200.

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #49 on: August 03, 2018, 08:28 PM »
moving on from the kool aid folks....

You expressed your thoughts and experiences and others did also.  If you wish your your opinions to be respected than perhaps you should not diss those whose experiences are also posted here.

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #50 on: August 03, 2018, 09:47 PM »
....don’t get it or move on...  was this an order ?  What goes around comes around. Like I said I started the thread.  If you do not want to participate..... don’t. But my unbiased opinion speakers for itself... some good some bad. I will post some pics later of the Mahogny rain screen progress and work flow.  Good day to all.

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #51 on: August 04, 2018, 04:38 AM »
was this an order ?
I read him as politely asking to lose the attitude.

In case you want help with your issue I would suggest you start with answering the questions asked so we (as in the forum members) can try to figure out what the exact problem that you experience with your tool (the probability of it being with the TS 75 in general, as you repeatedly claim, is quite low as others have the same tool while not experiencing the issue) actually is.

TL;DR: In case you want to harvest the knowledge of the forum to solve your issue please employ a solution oriented mindset.

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #52 on: August 04, 2018, 07:17 AM »
Gregor thx for the lecture. I have moved on, my conclusion is that my standard for acceptable power/performance is higher than most on this forum for a saw, ie the ts saws and kapex. I am hardly alone. 

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« Reply #53 on: August 04, 2018, 07:44 AM »
Why don't we all move on to another thread instead of letting this one fester.

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