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Offline vf73

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TS 55 FEQB-Plus plus compatibility with CMS TS-55 module
« on: January 08, 2023, 09:44 AM »
Hello,

I just bought a CMS TS-55 module for my CMS table.
Browsing the Festool website, TS 55 FEQB-Plus technical specifications claim that this model is not compatible with the CMS module.

What is the reason for this ? Has anyone managed to adapt this model to the CMS table, and if so how ?
Any advice is more than welcome !

Cheers,

Vincent

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Offline TinyShop

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Re: TS 55 FEQB-Plus plus compatibility with CMS TS-55 module
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2023, 11:23 PM »
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Offline mino

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Re: TS 55 FEQB-Plus plus compatibility with CMS TS-55 module
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2023, 04:08 AM »
The new TS 55 F series of saws have an integrated NVR safety device.
This means they are not practical for use in a table - the external switch will no longer work with them as designed.

Your best bet is a used TS 55.

They are cheaper to get and all the improvements since then were focused on rail use, so for CMS they are equivalent. I would actually argue that the 2.5 mm kerf blade of the original TS 55 is better for the table saw use. It is easier/cheaper to get non-FT blades and they are also slightly more stable compared to the 2.2 (TS 555R or the 1.8 (TS 55 F) blade options.

Also, from practice here on the forum, it is best to dedicate a TS saw for the CMS module. The install/remove cycles get tiring fast.
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Offline vf73

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Re: TS 55 FEQB-Plus plus compatibility with CMS TS-55 module
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2023, 02:52 AM »
Thanks for the advice ! Ruling out F-series as you advised, would the REQB variant be an option ?

Cheers,

Vincent

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: TS 55 FEQB-Plus plus compatibility with CMS TS-55 module
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2023, 03:40 AM »
Thanks for the advice ! Ruling out F-series as you advised, would the REQB variant be an option ?

There were two CMS modules, the CMS TS 55 and the CMS TS 55 R. You need to match the saw to the module type.

If you have the CMS TS 55 modules, then the REBQ is not an option.

Offline vf73

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Re: TS 55 FEQB-Plus plus compatibility with CMS TS-55 module
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2023, 03:59 AM »
Do you know which spare parts can turn a CMS TS 55 module (the one I have) into a CMS TS 55 R variant and whether such spare parts are still available ?

Offline GarryMartin

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Re: TS 55 FEQB-Plus plus compatibility with CMS TS-55 module
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2023, 08:23 AM »
Do you know which spare parts can turn a CMS TS 55 module (the one I have) into a CMS TS 55 R variant and whether such spare parts are still available ?

You'll find further information in this thread... https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/cms-ts-55-55r-saw-module/msg294467/#msg294467

Offline vf73

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Re: TS 55 FEQB-Plus plus compatibility with CMS TS-55 module
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2023, 07:25 AM »
Thanks a lot, that's exactly what I needed !
Cheers,

Vincent