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I was looking at a video about cabinet making and the guy was using this portable saw which I dont know about it. What it's called?

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It looks like a Festool saw and guide. Very accurate, I'm told. Spendy,too. I think Makita and Dewalt make the same system. Probably a little less spendy.

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Hi Nicholas,

Gene is correct, it's a Festool saw.


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Technically it is a plunge saw.

I love my Festool Plunge saw with guide rails.

The DeWalt is actually the same price, but it gets discounted now and again which the Festool does not. The Makita is a tad cheaper, I am not so sure it is quite as nice as the Festool. I have never used the Makita more than an hour or so. The initial look suggests to me the Festool is better.

They all are very expensive and the accessories are highway robbery. Still, I could not live without the TS 75 and assortment of rails. The power is sweet, the accuracy is unmatched and for about half of my procedures no more table saw. Many guys sell the table saw after they get this(not me). The dust collection is great too.

Using one of these is nothing like using a regular circular saw at all, much more stable, accurate, safe and usable in a workshop environment. You can not use this type of saw for cutting 2" x 4" or frame a house or build a deck with one. You must use a rail with this saw.

The safety is achieved by a built in riving knife which works perfectly.

If anyone is considering this saw and can afford it I recommend buying it without hesitation.

There is a TS 55 and TS 75. TS 55 great for ply and up to 1 1/2" hardwoods, the TS 75 is larger and great for ply and thick hardwoods.
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I knew nothing about it, very interesting,

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And expensive!

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