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Offline Troll

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New improved TS55
« on: February 20, 2021, 04:48 PM »
Here's a heads-up to a new improved TS55, called the TS55F.  Coming to the UK around April, and presumably coming to the USA at some point.

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Offline Coen

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Re: New improved TS55
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2021, 10:17 PM »
They only switched the blades from 2.2mm to 1.8mm. An improvement to some... a con for others.

Offline unixisgoodforyou

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Re: New improved TS55
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2021, 03:02 AM »
Does anyone know if the motor is brushless (EC-TEC) or old style brushed?
 RWW

Offline Alex

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Re: New improved TS55
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2021, 03:36 AM »
Does anyone know if the motor is brushless (EC-TEC) or old style brushed?
 RWW

Probably brushed, if they've made it brushless they would have plastered it all over the place. This new saw is just a minor update, nothing special.

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: New improved TS55
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2021, 04:43 AM »
I just bought a TS55 new, I for one am glad it is 2.2 kerf as my TS75 also is 2.2 so my FS will work for both.

I think they add the F to make clear that it has the anti kickback funktion. So if it was an issue I would have buyers regret now. But kickback is not an issue on the track you can just use the stop provided with the saw.

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Offline neeleman

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Re: New improved TS55
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2021, 08:28 AM »
The TS 55 F has NO anti-Kickback function.
Only the new TSC 55 K does have it.
Both have the Finer 1.8 kerf blades, and the K stands for anti-Kickback
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Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: New improved TS55
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2021, 08:44 AM »
I think the F stands for Faster — all propaganda is spouting about is "two times faster".
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Offline Coen

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Re: New improved TS55
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2021, 09:50 AM »
I think the F stands for Faster — all propaganda is spouting about is "two times faster".

According to the catalog F stands for 'Werkzeugwechsel'  [wink]

Offline rmhinden

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Re: New improved TS55
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2021, 11:25 AM »
Nice to see that Festool is updating their tools.   Many haven't been updated in a long while.

Bob

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: New improved TS55
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2021, 03:01 PM »
The TS 55 F has NO anti-Kickback function.
Only the new TSC 55 K does have it.
Both have the Finer 1.8 kerf blades, and the K stands for anti-Kickback

OK jeg understand. Anti kickback is a nice feature if it does not come with any disadvantages.
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Offline Coen

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Re: New improved TS55
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2021, 06:04 PM »
Nice to see that Festool is updating their tools.   Many haven't been updated in a long while.

Bob

As long as there is nothing to add... why would they update.

Offline Wood_Slice

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Re: New improved TS55
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2021, 08:36 PM »
I was curious as well but claiming cuts 2 times faster is misleading. I guarantee there will be a ton of people thinking at first glance that its more powerfull than its predecessor. If you put the 1.8mm blade on the current REQ it will most likely also cut 2x faster than 2.2mm blade. Its just missleading and many people wont even unvestigate further and buy it on brand recognition alone.

I have a Kreg track saw bought before i caught the Green bug. Based on description is more powerfull than the TS 55. I didnt even think when i bought it but coming from a circular saw user to the Kregs its an easy transition as opposed to festools opposite blade side. I see the merrit in both types.

Shame they didnt increase the power on the TS 55 or add a anti-kickback on the corded version or a brushless motor, but cheaper to make a brushed motor.

While on the topic can the new 1.8mm blades be used on previous Festool track saws?
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Offline mrB

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Re: New improved TS55
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2021, 04:25 AM »
I was curious as well but claiming cuts 2 times faster is misleading. I guarantee there will be a ton of people thinking at first glance that its more powerfull than its predecessor. If you put the 1.8mm blade on the current REQ it will most likely also cut 2x faster than 2.2mm blade. Its just missleading and many people wont even unvestigate further and buy it on brand recognition alone.

I have a Kreg track saw bought before i caught the Green bug. Based on description is more powerfull than the TS 55. I didnt even think when i bought it but coming from a circular saw user to the Kregs its an easy transition as opposed to festools opposite blade side. I see the merrit in both types.

Shame they didnt increase the power on the TS 55 or add a anti-kickback on the corded version or a brushless motor, but cheaper to make a brushed motor.

While on the topic can the new 1.8mm blades be used on previous Festool track saws?

The riving knife in the previous saws is thicker for the 2.2 blades, so I imagine it will not work well with the 1.8 blades.
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Offline mino

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Re: New improved TS55
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2021, 05:00 AM »
While on the topic can the new 1.8mm blades be used on previous Festool track saws?

The riving knife in the previous saws is thicker for the 2.2 blades, so I imagine it will not work well with the 1.8 blades.
Correct, the old knife is 2.1mm, so one would need to file it to 1,7mm-ish for it to work well with the new blades.

Well in the realms of a common shop. But not something Festool can do without a re-certification of the tool and/or a liability issue if they made a retrofit kit ..

I personally like the stability of the 2,2 blades and the fact my local blade maker makes them.

But still will probably get a spare knife assembly for my TSC to modify it for some special rip work down the line with the CMT 1.7/1.1
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