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Offline mark8par

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Festool TKS 80 Issues
« on: June 26, 2021, 05:17 AM »
Hi everyone,

I purchased a TKS 80 last week and had some issues from the off, i sent it back and received a second but same issues.

1. The table seemed to have a dip in the middle around the throat plate was flush - checked with straightedge.
2. The fence that came with it was not 90 degrees - checked with engineers square
3. The blade is not totally square, this is probably a result of the other issues.

Anyone else had these problems with it?

Thanks

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Offline rocky100370

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2021, 05:20 AM »
No issues with mine but now I will double check.

Offline mark8par

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2021, 05:42 AM »
No issues with mine but now I will double check.

Can you let me know how the check goes?

Cheers

Offline mark8par

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2021, 06:26 AM »
Some pictures i have taken


Offline jarbroen

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 10:57 AM »
The dip in the table wouldn't be user correctable, but how about the fence and blade angle?  I don't have the TS80, but most saws have some adjustment capability for both of those.

Offline Vips

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2021, 06:20 AM »
Your appears to be a bit better than mine.


Offline rocky100370

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2021, 06:09 AM »
Sorry for the late reply. Mine has no issues. Id send it back and have it replaced. Especially for the cost of this tool!!

Offline rocky100370

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2021, 08:16 AM »
Well after using the saw this weekend for some work I noticed the same issues with mine. Couldn't figure why my parts weren't fitting together very well. Have emailed Festool. Will wait and see what their solution is.

Offline eMeR

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2021, 09:27 AM »
Well after using the saw this weekend for some work I noticed the same issues with mine. Couldn't figure why my parts weren't fitting together very well. Have emailed Festool. Will wait and see what their solution is.
Any news on that?

Offline squall_line

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2021, 09:56 AM »
I'm quite curious, too, since the poster's location is Chicago, and the TKS80 is NAINA.  I wouldn't be surprised if Festool told him he was out of warranty and out of luck.

Offline rocky100370

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2021, 03:50 AM »
No not out of luck. They had me make some adjustments and remove and replace parts and just like magic back in business.

Offline easty

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2021, 05:17 AM »
OMG .... I have a TKS80 , had to send it back, humps and dips all over the place. Huge one front right, sliding table not able to be level with the main table, side extension the same. The Festool rep admitted every other table he checked  had the same issues with varying humps , dips. I now have a table with a minor hump. front right. After spending so much money on the table I would expect it to be perfect. Its still not and the more I use it the more I hate it. You cannot even level the insert.The saw is the most poorly made festool item Ive ever seen. I should have some pics still showing ships sailing through the gaps they were so large.  [embarassed]

Offline rocky100370

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2021, 07:12 AM »
Well I would say its time to buy a Mafell Erika if they give you a refund.

Offline Touargei

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issu
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2022, 06:52 AM »
Hi,

Anyone experience cut issues on sliding table? Mine very consistently is cutting more in middle of cut, suspect it is flexing into blade where the fasteners have least contact. But this also isn’t a widespread issue clearly so wonder if its correctable or obvious error?

Also have slight dip from steel table in middle of blade and towards rear, tried cutting on a 3mm surface but was quite unstable and hard to slide without hitting clamps etc, have tried carefully adjusting height, parallel. There is a very slight dip in rail when measured from bottom but its also a very hard area to measure accurately so might be almost nothing or irrelevant.

Originally thought it was too much weight on table but can happen with barely any pressure, it is better with thicker materials but mainly cutting 1/4” ply at the moment.

Offline leinadsey

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2022, 06:23 PM »
Bumping this thread as I'm in the (Australian) market for a small table saw. Ideally I'd like a small cabinet saw like the Laguna F2 or the Sawstop Professional 36", or a multi-tool like the the SCM MiniMax C30. However, my workshop is, first, pretty small (~4.5x3m / 177x118"), and second, somewhat awkwardly located down a long, narrow flight of stairs along the side of the house. So I'm not sure getting a heavy table saw down there will be easy or even possible without using a crane, but that's then going to be at least as expensive as the saw itself.

So hence my interest in the TKS 80. It's semi-mobility would fit my purposes quite well I reckon. I'll rip large sheets on my TSC 55 KEB I also have a KS 120 chop saw station. So the table say would mostly be used to do precise cuts, mostly birch ply, MDF, Valchromat, and hardwood. I'm a weekend warrior building hardwood/ply furniture, speaker cabinets, and guitars.

I own several other Festool products already that I'm very happy with so I'm a bit surprised to see these type of quality issues being reported.

Does anyone have any recent experience with these saws, have they worked out the production issues? Also, there are very few to no online reviews of this product (?) which is really weird. Why is that?

I've seen people suggest the Mafell Erika but as far as I can tell they're not widely available in Australia.

Online luvmytoolz

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2022, 08:58 PM »
Bumping this thread as I'm in the (Australian) market for a small table saw. Ideally I'd like a small cabinet saw like the Laguna F2 or the Sawstop Professional 36", or a multi-tool like the the SCM MiniMax C30. However, my workshop is, first, pretty small (~4.5x3m / 177x118"), and second, somewhat awkwardly located down a long, narrow flight of stairs along the side of the house. So I'm not sure getting a heavy table saw down there will be easy or even possible without using a crane, but that's then going to be at least as expensive as the saw itself.

I too have a small workshop, quite miniscule in available work area, so I'm leaning towards the FS2 as well as it seems to be a superb machine for the money and a good power usage/requirement ratio for me. One thing I would point out though is the TKS is a universal or brushed motor, and the FS2 (and in fact most cabinet saws) is an induction motor, orders of magnitude quieter than a brushed motor. Don't know what you consider acceptable sound levels, but it's something to keep in mind, especially if you plan on using it for hours on end.

The top sections unbolt on the FS2 as well, so this would be handy to make moving it easier. If I get the FS2 I'll actually be unbolting one section and reducing the fence travel to get the footprint a little smaller, as I would never use it for very large, or sheet items anyway. The tracksaw is for that.

Offline leinadsey

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Re: Festool TKS 80 Issues
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2022, 05:15 AM »
Will definitely not use it for hours on end on a regular basis. What’s key to me is the safety aspect — I’m a guitar player and I need all fingers :)