Festool Tracksaw - Trimming the Guide Rail Splinter Guard - TS 55 TS 75

Festool TS 75 Overview video- https://youtu.be/6zjvJ55AW2s

Before I made my first cut with the Festool TS 75 I had to cut the rubber splinter guard on the guide rail. For that you just set the saw to a shallow cut depth and make a pass. But before I did even that, I made some adjustments to saw. Enjoy.

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In spite of taking an idea as easy as a circular saw riding on a rail, the track saw or guide rail system is anything however basic. Transforming and totally optimizing cutting adaptability, precision, and accuracy, this cutting system differs from any other and, appropriately, uses users some pretty robust benefits over other cutting systems.

The plunge-cut circular saw and guide rail system provides smooth pivoting action, minimized blade direct exposure, and the capability to create accurate cuts from any point on a panel (something ordinary saws might never do and need to never ever attempt); this handful of developments renders it among the most flexible cutting tools in the market. In fact, the system allows users to carry out nearly any cutting application from ripping sheet items, cross-cutting, and developing straight edges in rough stock - to jointing boards and producing openings in panels and in areas of floor covering, doors and cabinets. Basically, the track saw resembles the supersweet-hybrid result of a seriously incredible panel saw and the market's best circular saw ever, and, although it's been informing users for almost half a century, the track saw stays among the most interesting innovators in the production industry.

Established by Germany's Festool around forty years back, still, only a few manufacturers note a tack saw in their power tool line-ups; this, naturally, leaves that monopoly (or, possibly, triopoly) in the capable hands of Festool, Dewalt, and Makita. Figuring out which one of these track saws is much better than the other, though, is not so simple as you may think - and although I prefer Festool to a fault (however not truly "a fault" as Festool really does no wrong, but I digress), the Makita and Dewalt models have their benefits too. Advantages, in fact, that make it significantly hard to ascertain a clear front-runner among the three makers. In the interest of being truthful, I believe the very best track saws and the best rail guide systems still come from their birth place - Festool, but let me put down some details to help you discover your own track sawing true love:

Dewalt's DWS520SK is a 6.5" plunge-cut circular saw with a 59"guide. It's a zero-clearance cutting system for the straightest, most exact splinter-free cuts, and with an accurate on-track cut depth indication (which accounts for the thickness of the track your using), users can quickly strike exact cut depths (max cut: 2-1/8" at 90 °, 1-5/8" at 45º). The saw in addition boasts a constant anti-kickback mechanism and riving knife to reduce kickback while working, and with a smooth, low-profile blade guard, the saw is can also and quickly be used is uncomfortable or little spaces. The saw boasts a straight plunge mechanism for ergonomic comfort on the job, and with a 12A, 1300W motor with 1,750 - 4,000 RPM, the circ saw can chew through hardwoods up to 2-1/8" thick. The important things is in addition equip with a universal 1-1/4" dust port which, when combined with a vacuum, gathers about 90% of the dust and debris produced while cutting.

The DWS520SK includes the saw and guide (of course), and a set box, blade wrench, and a 48-tooth ultra-fine finishing blade. Of course, you may likewise acquire the tracks or other devices for the saw and track separately.

Makita's SP6000K1 system is developed around a 6.5" plunge-cut circular saw and 55" guide rail. The guide rail system and circ saw base are designed to communicate with one another resulting in completely smooth, definitely precise straight and bevel cuts, and because the tool's electronic speed control preserves constant speed under load, the saw provides splinter totally free cuts with a truthfully amazing surface.

Boasting magnesium components the SP6000K1 is light-weight, resilient, and ultra healthy, and offering seriously close to the wall cutting, the saw uses extended applications. Also including a smooth plunge release for user convenience, and, perhaps among the saw's very best functions, double front and rear bevel supports to hold the blade in position (so you do not have to), the important things provides dead-on and exceptionally smooth accurate bevel cuts. For the sake of total awesomeness, the saw likewise supplies easy depth modification, a depth stop, super-fast blades changes, an electronic brake for your safety and performance, a 1-7/16" rear dust port created to press product far from the operator (and can likewise link to a collection system), and a saw base that works with competing guide rail systems.


The plunge-cut circular saw and guide rail system uses smooth rotating action, decreased blade exposure, and the capacity to produce accurate cuts from any point on a panel (something normal saws could never do need to never attempt); this handful of developments renders it one of the most versatile cutting tools in the industry. Essentially, the track saw is like the supersweet-hybrid outcome of a seriously incredible panel saw and the industry's best circular saw ever, and, although it's been informing users for practically half a century, the track saw stays one of the most exciting innovators in the production market.

In the interest of being honest, I believe the best track saws and the best rail guide systems still come from their birthplace - Festool, but let me lay down some details to help you discover your own track sawing soul mate:

For the sake of overall awesomeness, the saw also offers simple depth change, a depth stop, super-fast blades modifications, an electronic brake for your safety and performance, a 1-7/16" rear dust port created to push product away from the operator (and can likewise connect to a collection system), and a saw base that is compatible with contending guide rail systems.
Festool TS 75 Overview video- https://youtu.be/6zjvJ55AW2sBefore I made my first cut with the Festool TS 75 I had to cut the rubber splinter guard on the guide rail. For that you just set the saw to a shallow cut depth and make a pass. But before I did even that, I made some adjustments to saw. Enjoy.Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ho...Song Attribution- "Creative Commons Attribution music by Josh Woodward"Link to song- http://www.joshwoodward.com/song/Litt...See more here: https:/...