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15g ,18g and 23g plus 1/4 stapler.
18g for everything but doors. The 23 sits a lot but is nice when needed. CA glue and Collins clamps do most of the smaller jobs.

In my opinion, 18g should be the one if you only get one tool.1-1/2 and 2" will handle most projects.
Charlie


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To the OP like antes said Ive to never have never had a issue with the TS55 power wise.
 Most of the problems people have IMO is not using the right blade, RPM and rate of feed.
I just got done ripping and cross cutting and jointing a lot of 4/4 hard maple.

I do have a TS 75 but I dont keep it in the CMS module that I dont have mainly for ripping which I cant do cuz I dont have the module and havent needed to use it for ripping on a guide rail which I do have.
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: Ripping sheet goods
« Last post by myer84 on Today at 10:36 AM »
Thank you all for the quick reponses. I know many of you are successful when joining two rails and maintaining great accuracy; however, I like David have tried many ways to get both rails aligned without success. Maybe the first cut or two come out well, but after that it seems like the rail connection starts loosing its alignment.

I know that a long rail will solve this issue, and will start considering its purchase, but won’t be for a while.



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I use Airpods and add a standard earmuff over them when using loud machinery.
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: Ripping sheet goods
« Last post by BMH on Today at 10:25 AM »
I had two 55" rails I connected with the festool system. Leave a little gap between the rails and use a good long straight edge, Stabila level. It is important to tighten the screw symmetrically. I would be off on average 1-1.5 mm on a 8 foot cut. You have to check the rail after a number of cuts to make sure they are still parallel.

Then I bought a 2700 rail. Best decision ever, it has paid for itself on my first project. I can't believe it took me 5 years before I bought it. You add rapid clamp 489790 and/or 493507 with parallel guide and you are breaking down sheet goods at an amazing speed. 
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Various Woodworking & Crafts Topics / Re: woodworking books
« Last post by DKwoodworking on Today at 10:18 AM »
for the Paul Sellers books i'm a little afraid it would be to much of a rip off from his youtube videos, but a great woodworker indeed.

@Rob-GB, those books are totally up my alley, although i'm making mostly sheetgood cabinets (european style baby  8)) but i love to make some sollid wood pieces from time to time. (or how do you call that type of work? [unsure])

my mind begs me from time to time to just use some handtools and come to rest as a little escape from the chaotic dailly job [smile].
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The "underpowered" rap on the ts55 comes up every once in a while.

And while it is less powerful than say the makita version , the ts55's power is adequate for the tasks it's designed for.  And while the ts75 has more watts. Its blade is bigger , making the resultant thrust if you will the same. 

If you're going to be cutting thicker material, then the 75 is warranted.  If it's sheetgoods and flooring ,ect... Then the 55's smaller size is more appealing most.

Re: the tracks.  I think Shane told us they have now been separated from the saws and you can order whatever length you like to complete your "package".
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Dwc screws
« Last post by Brice Burrell on Today at 09:22 AM »
I'm new to Drywall and typically what is length and size of screw you guys use? 1-1/4 or 1-5/8"?

1 1/4" are for 1/2" drywall, and 1 5/8" for 5/8" drywall.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Dwc screws
« Last post by rylim on Today at 09:03 AM »
I'm new to Drywall and typically what is length and size of screw you guys use? 1-1/4 or 1-5/8"?
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Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements / Re: Ripping sheet goods
« Last post by ben_r_ on Today at 08:51 AM »
Ive been using the Festool connectors to join two 55" LR32 rails with the Betterley Straightline Connector with great results. However that said, seeing as how it cost about $280 for that setup and a 106" guide rail is $340, I think if I were to do it again I would have just paid the extra for the longer rail. In fact I will probably end up selling that setup and picking up the single long rail sometime in the future.
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