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Offline Infected98

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TS75 - ??? DISCONTINUED ???
« on: March 24, 2021, 03:56 PM »
Hi everyone,

Contemplating new tool purchase.
Was thinking about getting a TS75 but the saw has "magically disappeared" on both the dutch .nl site and the international .com site.
Is there going to be a new generation of TS75 (TS80/85/?) using new 1.8 mm cutting blades (similar to the new TS55-FEBQ) in the (near) future?
The TS75 is still being sold but I'd rather wait for a "decisively improved" version.

Any advice / info is appreciated,
Thanks in advance.


« Last Edit: March 24, 2021, 05:37 PM by Infected98 »
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Offline mino

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Re: TS75 - ??? DISCONTINUED ???
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 04:12 PM »
Hi everyone,

Contemplating new tool purchase.
Was thinking about getting a TS75 but the saw has "magically disappeared" on both the dutch .nl site and the international .com site.
Is there going to be a new generation of TS75 (TS80/85/?) using new 1.8 mm cutting blades (similar to the new TS55-FEBQ) in the (near) future?
The TS75 is still being sold but I'd rather wait for a "decisively improved" version.

Any advice / info is appreciated,
Tanks in advance.
You will probably not get a firm answer until a final decision is made. As of now it looks like a casualty of shortage of production capacity which is temporary due to the Covid situation.

In any case, I would not wait for "improved" TS75 as there is really nothing that can be "substantially improved" there. Maybe a TS55-style anti-splinter guard here and a bit better dust port there. But there is no space for a game-changing improvement with that saw.


Ref the blades, that is easy. There is no way you can get a sufficiently stable blade at 1.8 kerf and 210 mm blade diameter so physics will disagree with any thinning here.

The thinner kerf at 160mm was to both unite the blade range with the HKC which requires thinner kerf for power reasons and to better compete with Maffel saws. There are no such needs with the TS75 and it being a more hardwood-geared tool I would argue the pressures are for a more stable blade if anything ..
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Offline binettea

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Re: TS75 - ??? DISCONTINUED ???
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 07:48 PM »
I'm glad I got mine last Fall! I had picked that saw for it's large cutting depth capacity in a track saw model.

Online DeformedTree

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Re: TS75 - ??? DISCONTINUED ???
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2021, 07:55 PM »
Someone spotted it as being "temporarily out of stock" on festools website, which is very odd.  So probably shouldn't jump to the "discontinued" path too fast. They very well just have parts shortages.

Now given the other saws just got an update, and it's an oddball, a change wouldn't be that shocking.  I could see them going back to an 85 saw for the big TS, and make it more of a sister saw to the HK85, much like the HK55/TS55 setup. Or they simply make some changes like they just did on the 55s. To make an updated 75.

Given a 75 is for cutting thick solid wood, verses the 55s being for sheet goods, I suspect removal of riving knife would not be a good move.  Solid wood doesn't play as nice as plywood.

Offline Svar

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Re: TS75 - ??? DISCONTINUED ???
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2021, 11:46 PM »
In any case, I would not wait for "improved" TS75 as there is really nothing that can be "substantially improved" there. Maybe a TS55-style anti-splinter guard here and a bit better dust port there. But there is no space for a game-changing improvement with that saw.
Also a bit more power, better trunions, plunge hinge with bronze bushings and no slop (learn from Mafell). So, it adds up.

Offline Coen

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Re: TS75 - ??? DISCONTINUED ???
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2021, 12:40 PM »
Festool should publicly say something about things being discontinued or just being sold out at the moment.  [huh]

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Re: TS75 - ??? DISCONTINUED ???
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2021, 12:46 PM »
Festool should publicly say something about things being discontinued or just being sold out at the moment.  [huh]

Maybe public rumor mongering is how they do market survey's now for future product planning.   [big grin]

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Re: TS75 - ??? DISCONTINUED ???
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2021, 12:27 AM »
In any case, I would not wait for "improved" TS75 as there is really nothing that can be "substantially improved" there. Maybe a TS55-style anti-splinter guard here and a bit better dust port there. But there is no space for a game-changing improvement with that saw.
Also a bit more power, better trunions, plunge hinge with bronze bushings and no slop (learn from Mafell). So, it adds up.

+1 on needing more power

Offline Infected98

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TS75 - ??? DISCONTINUED ??? - Time will tell
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2021, 03:46 AM »
Hi everyone,

Thank you all very much for your replies!
I have no doubt there will be a big brother of the TS55 that will be in store in the future since there has been one at least since 1996.
Whether it will be a TS75 as we know it (when shortage of production capacity is history) or a "decisively improved" version (with bigger cut-depth / more power / better trunions / plunge hinge with bronze bushings and no slop / improved anti-splinterguard / better dust port / less weight / …) only time will tell.
I am in no hurry to make a decision so I will wait and see (and maybe get another nice FesToy in the meantime).
Keep safe (both in the shop and from covid)!
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: TS75 - ??? DISCONTINUED ???
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2021, 06:08 AM »
Maybe the TS75 will get the 'K' option like the TS55 recently did so production has paused as they sell down current inventory prior to introducing the new and improved version. 
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Online Alex

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Re: TS75 - ??? DISCONTINUED ???
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2021, 09:05 AM »
They read my rant here the other day about wanting a TS65 so now a few heads have rolled and they're frantically working on replacing the TS75 with a new TS65.  [tongue]

Offline Bob D.

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Re: TS75 - ??? DISCONTINUED ???
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2021, 11:32 AM »
They read my rant here the other day about wanting a TS65 so now a few heads have rolled and they're frantically working on replacing the TS75 with a new TS65.  [tongue]

LOL, some times you have to be careful what you ask for....it might come true.  [scared]
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Re: TS75 - ??? DISCONTINUED ???
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2021, 11:50 AM »
They read my rant here the other day about wanting a TS65 so now a few heads have rolled and they're frantically working on replacing the TS75 with a new TS65.  [tongue]

TS64 or TS66 they won't let you be happy.