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Offline ToolCrazy

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Can anyone explain the difference between TS 55 FEBQ-Plus-FS and TS 55 REBQ-PLUS-FS ?
Which is the newest/latest/greatest?
Thanks

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Offline Frank-Jan

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Re: Difference between TS 55 FEBQ-Plus-FS and TS 55 REBQ-PLUS-FS ?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2022, 06:11 AM »
The F version is the newest and uses thinner sawblades.

Offline petar73

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Re: Difference between TS 55 FEBQ-Plus-FS and TS 55 REBQ-PLUS-FS ?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2022, 11:41 AM »
For “speed” the new saw, for accuracy I prefer the old saw with thicker blades. For me festool is going down hill with those thin blades and new cordless toys made for weekend users.

Offline sirhc

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Re: Difference between TS 55 FEBQ-Plus-FS and TS 55 REBQ-PLUS-FS ?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2022, 04:01 PM »
For “speed” the new saw, for accuracy I prefer the old saw with thicker blades. For me festool is going down hill with those thin blades and new cordless toys made for weekend users.

Could you elaborate, did you run into some issues cutting with the thinner blade FEBQ?

Offline petar73

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Re: Difference between TS 55 FEBQ-Plus-FS and TS 55 REBQ-PLUS-FS ?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2022, 05:59 PM »
For “speed” the new saw, for accuracy I prefer the old saw with thicker blades. For me festool is going down hill with those thin blades and new cordless toys made for weekend users.

Could you elaborate, did you run into some issues cutting with the thinner blade FEBQ?

I don’t own the new ts55 saw, I apologize for leaving the impression that I do :-[. I own (ts55, hk85 and two makita circular saws) and have used other saws with thinner blades and in my experience, they deflect more and are less accurate. I work mostly with solid timber and my old ts55 is my most accurate and reliable saw for bevel cuts.

Offline Coen

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Re: Difference between TS 55 FEBQ-Plus-FS and TS 55 REBQ-PLUS-FS ?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2022, 06:13 PM »
Bevel cuts are always tricky so are more likely to have an issue with thin blades than regular cuts.

Offline kazas

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Re: Difference between TS 55 FEBQ-Plus-FS and TS 55 REBQ-PLUS-FS ?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2022, 02:21 PM »
Bevel cuts are always tricky so are more likely to have an issue with thin blades than regular cuts.

Totally new in woodworking and happy owner of a TS 55 FEBQ-Plus-FS. I always like to learn so can someone explain why bevel cuts are tricky with a thin blade?

Offline guybo

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Re: Difference between TS 55 FEBQ-Plus-FS and TS 55 REBQ-PLUS-FS ?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2022, 03:42 PM »
Hi,some blades are not the same quality and deflect.I coverted my saw to run the new 1.8 blades and i like them a lot.

Offline Coen

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Re: Difference between TS 55 FEBQ-Plus-FS and TS 55 REBQ-PLUS-FS ?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2022, 04:03 PM »
Bevel cuts are always tricky so are more likely to have an issue with thin blades than regular cuts.

Totally new in woodworking and happy owner of a TS 55 FEBQ-Plus-FS. I always like to learn so can someone explain why bevel cuts are tricky with a thin blade?

With normal straight cut it doesn't matter if the saw runs over debris on the rail and goes up .5mm, as it only means the blade cuts 0.5mm less deep. At 45 degrees, going up 0.5mm pushes the blade 'sideways' in the cut, resulting in horrible cut quality, burns, etc.