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    Second fiddle gloat....

    Well, it ain't the Big Boy (Frank Pellow's MS75)....but I think it'll work.

    My TS55, guide rail, Panther blade and some accessories arrived today, just in time for the next step in my kitchen remodel. Bob Marino did a great job getting this off for me, and adding the blade at the last minute.




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    Nice score, Greg. So far I've resisted the Festool bug, but
    if I do get bitten, Uncle Bob will be my First Aid.
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    Thanks, Vaughn.

    Once you get into a project where dust is a really a major problem...dried caulk from removing tile...it's so easy to see the advantage of the Festool system. My CT22 dust extractor by itself was a great help, let alone combined with my sanders and/or the new TS55. Even my wife, who is very sensitive to dust/smoke etc. could work nearby when the CT22 was running and sucking up caulk.

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    Greg

    I am not an ace with a Spackle knife, and inevitably there has to be some sanding when I'm remodeling. One of the small F sanders and the DE make a wonderful team -- no dust and the wall is flat!

    Jay

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    Congraulations Greg. My old Festool plunge circular saw has been a real workhorse for three years and rates right up there as one of the best tools I have ever owned. I am sure that you will enjoy your saw and hope that you find it as good as I have found mine to be.
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    Cheers, Frank

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    Whoo Hoo!!

    I love my TS55, sure that credit card payment hurt a bit, but that is long forgotten now!!
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    Greg,

    Very nice!


    I think my "hobby" would have to become a serious money maker before I could consider one of those!
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    Sean, thanks.

    For me, at my age, I'm making some of the last of my tool purchases, so I'm trying to get the best possible ones I can. I purchased a few Bosch while they were still made in Switzerland, Germany and the USA.

    I also have become more aware of the importance of dust control....a bit late, but better late than never... The Festool tools are the best you can get for that, IMO. They are expensive, but will individually be probably the last I get. That's what we are supposed to say, right?


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    Not only that, as you are looking at moving back to Japan, the prices in the US for the Festool stuff is about 40% cheaper than here in Japan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Not only that, as you are looking at moving back to Japan, the prices in the US for the Festool stuff is about 40% cheaper than here in Japan
    That piques my Curiosity, Stu. Since Japan was not one of the MANY countries I have been in, I don't know what kind of power you have there. Will the tools used in the US work on the Power there? Is it the same as here, or is the Freq/voltage different?

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