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Offline TXFIVEO

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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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Offline Steven Owen

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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.

If you had to pick a vertical where Festool has lost it's edge, it would be the Track saw market.  Their competition has caught up.
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Offline glass1

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« 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

Offline glass1

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« 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.

Offline TXFIVEO

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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. 

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« 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.

Peter

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« 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.

Peter

Offline ChuckM

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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?

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« 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.

Peter

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« 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).

Offline glass1

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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.

Peter

Offline Svar

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« 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?

Offline TXFIVEO

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« 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]

Offline Steven Owen

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Re: Honest opinion about Ts75 power
« 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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Offline glass1

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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.

Offline zapdafish

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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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Offline TXFIVEO

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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. 

Offline glass1

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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.

Offline Peter Halle

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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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Offline glass1

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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.

Offline Gregor

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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.

Offline glass1

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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.

This thread is now locked.

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