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Offline IrishPsych

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TS 75, Bandsaw or EzSmart Guide System?
« on: February 27, 2019, 01:17 PM »
I'm having a tough time deciding which tool to get; a festool ts t75 tracksaw, upgrade to a larger bandsaw, or go with a ez smart track system and get a better circular saw.

I currently have a 5hp ICS sawstop I got used but my garage is small and messing with sheet good and long pieces is tough. Plus being able to cross cut and cut long angles with the TS 75 intrigue me. Think the saw and track would be like $800.

I have a jet 14" bandsaw thats like 1hp. I haven't spent much time really fiddling with it but getting square cuts is hard and trying to resaw is also very hard. I feel it's under powered and the guides are terrible. Was looking into used band saw or new Laguna's in the 2-3hp range. Looking at $800-$1800 depending on the new or used.

Lastly, I can get a nice makita 10" circular saw and ez smart system but not sure how they cut bevels. Be around $800 when done with saw and track.

Is the ts 75 worth it over the ts 55 for thickness it can cut and power?

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Offline Cheese

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Re: TS 75, Bandsaw or EzSmart Guide System?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 01:57 PM »
It sounds like you’re cutting mostly sheet goods. If so, then consider a TS/TSC 55.

A 10” circular saw would not be a lot of fun to use for a daily saw.

Offline Don T

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Re: TS 75, Bandsaw or EzSmart Guide System?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019, 08:36 PM »
If you decide to go with the EZ Smart system. I have the Eurekazone system And will sell for $100 plus shipping.
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Offline ScotF

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Re: TS 75, Bandsaw or EzSmart Guide System?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 08:56 PM »
What kind of work do you do or plan to do? All have purpose - the bandsaw is a very important tool for furniture making and working with solid stock. The TS75 is great for straight line ripping thick stock and sheet goods. No experience with the Eureka Zone.