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I told a fellow Festool owner about this promotion, he wondered why the TS75 wasn't included.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Track Saw Suggestions
« Last post by Svar on Yesterday at 04:45 PM »
An important question to ask is do you have a dedicated space for stationary machinery?
People are different. Even having enough space some prefer minimalist, portable approach to their hobby.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Track Saw Suggestions
« Last post by Joe Felchlin on Yesterday at 04:37 PM »
I’m a long time hobbyist woodworker.
I use my Bosch 4100-09 10-Inch Table Saw and my Festool TS 55 Track Saw / MFT3.
Together - They cover virtually all my “everyday” needs.👍
The times I’m working with hardwoods thicker than 1” - I pull out my trusty TS 75.
Cuts thru anything. [smile]
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Track Saw Suggestions
« Last post by Alanbach on Yesterday at 04:32 PM »
Based on the work that you describe I too, would recommend a table saw. The Dewalt’s seem to be well liked here and they are economical. Like Birdhunter I am sold on SawStop. They are not cheap but they are very well built and the safety features are second to none. They make a job site saw as well as a Contractors variety in addition to the big cabinet saws that Birdhunter and I both have. I have a 3hp Professional Cabinet Saw with a 52” fence. I believe that Birdhunter said that he has the Industrial Cabinet Saw so I am guessing that he has a 5hp motor?

There are so many table saws available in such a very wide range. Wood Magazine has quite a few reviews on line if you are interested.

You mentioned that you work in mostly hardwoods but you did not mention thickness/dimensions. Do you generally work with 3/4” thick boards or 1 1/2” boards or thicker. This will help determine how much power you might need. Just as an example, If you cut a lot of 2” thick hard maple or Oak you are not going to be happy with a dinky portable table saw that you pick up at the Home Depot or Lowe’s for a few hundred dollars. It just won’t have the power that you will need.

If you tell us more about the size and type of work you do and want to do in the future we can try to suggest the type and size of table saw that might suit your needs better. Once you narrow that down then picking brand and specific model gets a little easier.
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I used it for the first time a few months ago.  Yes, very nice color, working with a roller on the walls it is nice (as good as a paint can be).   I also was able to spray it with minimal dilution for bookshelves and custom window bench with a graco handheld sprayer. 
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: Track Saw Suggestions
« Last post by Birdhunter on Yesterday at 03:06 PM »
My shop has a TS55 used mainly for breaking down plywood and some odd angled cuts. My TS55 is used most often on an MFT. The combination is very effective especially with bench dogs.

Most of my cutting is done on a SawStop Industrial table saw. It’s SawStop biggest model. I do a lot of work requiring extremely precise cuts. The table saw does that very well especially with jigs. I think the SawStop is the best saw made and would have bought it even without its safety feature.

I also use a Kapex often although I don’t try to achieve high precision with it.

If I had only one saw, I would keep the SawStop.
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@Festool USA Any reason why the MFK 700 Set (574368) is not included? I'm in for one if you happen to change your mind and alter the eligibility.
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Just a guess, but there might be an accounting advantage (for Festool) to the trade in versus just straight rebate.

That accounting or tax advantage, if any, has got to be much larger than the costs of the trades (Festool staff admin./labour costs, tool disposal, and shipper's costs).
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Just a guess, but there might be an accounting advantage (for Festool) to the trade in versus just straight rebate.
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Snip.
So, basically they could just offer $100 card and not waste time and money to send in junk.

I agree.

If their intention was to recycle old junk tools instead of metals getting dumped in the landfill, I would think it was a good idea to do the trades. But if a screwdriver is considered a tool, the recycle point is a moot one.

Why create so much extra work for everyone (Festool, shipper and the customer)? The $100 rebate card itself is already an enough marketing ploy, if that is what the marketing people focus on.

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