Author Topic: Is standard Festool blade far superior than Triton TTS48TCG Saw Blade 48 teeth?  (Read 1057 times)

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Offline Gogsi

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Hi there,
Brand new here and have just ordered my very first Festool product a TS 55 FEBQ-PLUS and I can tell you that I am seriously relishing the thought of using this amazing saw after my lowly Parkside track saw.
I had bought a Triton 48T blade for the Parkside and wondered if you guys thought it was worth keeping this unused blade since I'm going to sell the Parkside which is still in good shape or, is the standard Festool blade far superior?
  The blade thickness is 1.6mm while kerf size is 2,2mm. I'm certain the bore is 20mm, same as the TS 55.
  So looking forward to my very first Festool : )
« Last Edit: October 08, 2021, 09:05 AM by Gogsi »

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Offline Bert Vanderveen

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The Festool is more of a high end blad (made for them by Fisch Leitz or another top manufacturer). Triton likely does’t make their blades themselves, and probably use a low to mid range product to keep its price reasonable.

Nice blades for the FS55 are made by AKE, especially the Blueline. AKE and CMT Orange are part of the same firm, I think.
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Offline squall_line

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I believe that the new FEBQ model has a 1.8mm kerf.  At the very least, the 2.2mm kerf blade you have may or may not cause issues with registration of the blade with the splinter guard on the track.

I assume you're in Europe, since the FEBQ isn't available in North America yet?

Offline woodferret

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Triton blade is 165mm.

Offline xedos

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Biggest Issue is going to be the 165mm diameter of the triton blade.

It’s inferior in all respects to the Festool blade, which is made by Leitz.

If you didn’t think a lower grade saw was worthy , why do you think a lower grade blade will be ? [scratch chin]

Offline Cheese

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You've spent the big $$ for a premium track saw, why not spend the additional $ for a premium blade so that the Festool saw will perform as capably as it was designed. As mentioned, the Festool blade is made by Leitz in Germany.

I'd just move the Parkside & Triton blade down the road.   [big grin]

Offline Gogsi

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Thanks for the good advice.

Offline Gogsi

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Thanks for all the very informative replies. Very helpful and appreciated.

Offline jcrowe1950

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Greetings and welcome to FOG, (out of the smog and into the fog) Gratuitous Firesign Theatre reference

    WRT the saw blades for the TS 55 that you have bought,  the Festool blades are very good. They are made in Germany and have a unique approach to reducing blade vibration and resonance. The standard blade for that saw is the 48 tooth ATB (alternate tooth bevel) made as others have said by the company Leitz for Festool. The kerf is 2.2mm (about 1/8"), the arbor hole (ahbah in Sedge speak) is 20mm or about 25/32" and the blade diameter is 160mm. I would not recommend putting a 165mm blade on the TS55. The interesting thing about this blade is that the width of the metal behind the carbide varies in size. This blade is, in my experience, decent for ripping and required for decent crosscutting results. Alternatives are offered by Amana Tool, CMT and Freud in the U.S. As an aside, the photo of this blade on the Festool USA website is actually the blade for the new TSC55 K tracksaw. That blade is made in France and has a 1.8mm kerf and has 42 teeth.....it cuts like buttah.... 8)
Festool Specialist at Woodcraft, Chattanooga, TN

Latest Festool purchase...Rotex 150.

Offline xedos

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This blade is, in my experience, decent for ripping and required for decent crosscutting results.


Careful now.........................this infomercial has now moved into the land of confusion.

The 48t blade might be decent for ripping 3/4" plywood but it would be horrible for ripping solid wood. Especially hardwoods like oak or ash.  Worse yet the thicker the piece of timber.   Furthermore, the festool 28t blade can produce good crosscutting results in certain materials too. Sometimes better than the 48t  -  it's wholly dependent on the material.   So a blanket statement of " this blade required for decent results" is a bit misleading.

Specially coming from a dealer.

Offline jcrowe1950

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This blade is, in my experience, decent for ripping and required for decent crosscutting results.


Careful now.........................this infomercial has now moved into the land of confusion.

The 48t blade might be decent for ripping 3/4" plywood but it would be horrible for ripping solid wood. Especially hardwoods like oak or ash.  Worse yet the thicker the piece of timber.   Furthermore, the festool 28t blade can produce good crosscutting results in certain materials too. Sometimes better than the 48t  -  it's wholly dependent on the material.   So a blanket statement of " this blade required for decent results" is a bit misleading.

Specially coming from a dealer.

   First of all, not an infomercial at all. Notice the in my experience comment.....as always, YMMV and OALA, EHOATAS.....I have cut various thickness of solid hard and soft woods with a clean 48T blade successfully both crosscut and rips. Also used both the 28 tooth rip blade and the Panther blade. There are many variables to successful use of the Festool track saws and thus, people have different experiences. I do wish Festool would consider making a 230V 60Hz version of this saw for the US market.
Festool Specialist at Woodcraft, Chattanooga, TN

Latest Festool purchase...Rotex 150.

Offline Cheese

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So all this chatter about Leitz blades has me wondering if Leitz has manufacturing facilities in France to produce the new thin kerf blades for the HKC & TSC K saws.
I have the new 42 tooth & 12 tooth wood blades and the 52 tooth metal blade. All blade cardboard PACKAGING has made in France printed on them, while all the actual metal saw blade plates have Festoolusa.com printed on them. The word Germany is nowhere in sight.