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    festool 75 plunge saw with 75 inch track

    I finally plunged in for the plunge saw.
    I saw the 10% off sale and took advantage.
    I was out visiting gun dealers, trying to get fair prices(I have a buyer, but figured Id see if someone would offer me more, no chance at that, Im was a bit ticked off at these dealers), and realized on my way home this morning, Im only 1/2 mile from the new tool guy Iwanted to check out since I dont purchase from my old guy anymore.
    What a nice place. He has walls and walls of accessories, bits, etc.......alot of help, and the boss came out and took time to explain certain things about the rail and other parts when he saw me asking questions.
    It was hard to resist, the woodworking gods were speaking to me, boom.
    It will get plenty of use with me cutting 3 inch maple, white oak, ash and mahogany.

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    Saw, I don't see no stinking saw, hey Chuck, do you see a saw..
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    Very nice Allen. Heard nothing but good things about that saw.

    I don't have a festool, but I find that having a saw with a good track guide really helps when breaking down sheet goods.

    Do you have some sort of cutting table already? It's nice to have a stable surface with some sacrificial wood or surface of sometime to break things down on.
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    yeah, forgot I need to back up with the pics.
    sorry, no pics of the track, its wrapped up in the garage, and Im too lazy to go out there now.
    comes in a nice box, maybe thats why its so expensive.
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    Cool now I see it. The box is I believe called a systainer.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    I'm not Chuck, but I see a saw. Nice plunge, for the plunge saw

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    That my friend is a very nice tool. I think given your health issues this will add a safety factor for you in your shop.

    Here is a link to a video for those that dont know of it. Quiet the package.

    Way to go Allen. Best of luck with the new saw. Now you can get the sander and other tools since you must have the vacuum already right?

    There is no going back now....you going green.
    cheers

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    nice saw allen and if chuck got one ,its gotta be good
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    I needed a hand held circular saw.
    I have a black and decker thats 25 years old, and I cant cut straight with it, and I have the battery operated one from Ryobi, but my son took the entire set to use in his home.
    I looked at the Makita and a couple others, but when Festool took 60 bucks off it, I figured now is the time to bite.
    I also wanted to see this new tool place. Its spectacular. Walls and walls of accessories, and the boss isnt too busy to answer any questions.
    They will be seeing alot of me, too bad they dont sell the sawstop.

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    See that black piece of hard foam on the lid Allen?
    You do good, that's the last time you'll see it stuck on the lid.
    Your gonna love that saw.
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