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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Other Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: Dan Clark on May 23, 2007, 08:44 AM

Title: Makita Plunge Saw
Post by: Dan Clark on May 23, 2007, 08:44 AM
It looks like Makita is coming out with a circular saw and guide rail that looks very much like the TS55 and guide rail.  Not in US yet, but advertsed in UK: http://www.lawson-his.co.uk/scripts/details.php?cat=Circular%20Saws&product=57409.   

Regards,

Dan.

Edit: typo in the title
Title: Re: Makit Plunge Saw
Post by: mastercabman on May 23, 2007, 05:42 PM
not a bad price either!
Title: Re: Makita Plunge Saw
Post by: Matthew Schenker on May 23, 2007, 05:50 PM
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not a bad price either!

The Makita and the TS55 are within $100 of each other:
Makita = $355 USD.
Festool TS55 = $440 USD.

The question here will be whether the Makita can match the advances Festool has made in dust collection, accuracy, and general engineering.  My experience with Makita tools has been mixed -- some good (cordless drill) and some really bad (belt sander).

OK, I'm sorry my obsessive side is acting up here, but Dan, could you please add an "a" onto the discussion title?

Thanks,
Matthew
Title: Re: Makita Plunge Saw
Post by: Dan Clark on May 23, 2007, 07:45 PM
Hmmm... Looks like it's spelled correctly to me!   ;D
Title: Re: Makita Plunge Saw
Post by: Matthew Schenker on May 23, 2007, 10:07 PM
Dan,
Hey, you're right.  Looks like it's just mastercabman who spelled it wrong now!
Matthew
Title: Re: Makita Plunge Saw
Post by: Dan Clark on May 23, 2007, 10:14 PM
;D
Title: Re: Makita Plunge Saw
Post by: Greg B on May 24, 2007, 10:33 AM
Ohh, now I get it. For a second there, I thought you might have been Canadian, "Makita Plunge Saw, a"

GB
Title: Re: Makita Plunge Saw
Post by: Dan Clark on May 24, 2007, 11:39 AM
The "Modify" option is a wonderful thing!   ;D
Title: Re: Makita Plunge Saw
Post by: mastercabman on May 24, 2007, 04:37 PM
Dan,
Hey, you're right.  Looks like it's just mastercabman who spelled it wrong now!
Matthew
all i did is replying!?! ??? makita;makita;makita...
Title: Re: Makita Plunge Saw
Post by: Dan Clark on May 24, 2007, 05:03 PM
This is a tough crowd!   8)
Title: Re: Makita Plunge Saw
Post by: Dave Rudy on May 24, 2007, 08:12 PM
Ohh, now I get it. For a second there, I thought you might have been Canadian, "Makita Plunge Saw, a"

GB

Wouldn't that be: "Makita Plunge Saw, eh"?  Phonetic spelling, I guess.