Festool TS 55 EQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw Review


If you are looking for a powerful, yet accurate circular saw to use around the house and for home improvement projects, it is a good idea to consider the Festool TS 55 EQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw. This circular saw has a variety of features that ensures every single cut is straight and accurate. This is important when cutting out planks and boards that must be a specific length. If you want just a general chain saw that can cut wood at high power, but don’t care about accuracy, you can go with a different option, as it is most likely less expensive. However, for any sort of accurate cut, the Festool TS 55 EQ is a must have device.

The Festool TS 55 EQ circular saw comes with a set, including the Festool guide rails. The guide rails are place along the wood or other material and allows you to move the saw smoothly down the rail, performing a perfect cut every single time, without any splinters. The Festool TS 55 EQ is electric based, so you don’t need to recharge any batteries or other items. Since you generally are stationary while using the circular saw, you don’t need to move very far from a power outlet. Whenever you need to replace the blade, the FasFix system allows the current blade to be unlocked easily, so a new blade can be switched in without much problem or effort.

Festool TS 55 EQ Pros & Cons

The Festool TS 55 EQ is the perfect circular saw when a fine, accurate cut must be made. Many circular saws come with a laser guided sight and other gimmicks, but the cut is only as true as your grip on the saw. It is easy to make an inaccurate cut, especially along longer pieces of wood, no matter what kind of laser guided sight there is. The guide rails prevent your hand from moving an any direction other than back and forth, so there is a smooth cut without any splinters each and every time. Of course over time, the saw blade is going to dull down, but you never have to worry about this problem, as it is easy to remove the current blade, thanks to the FastFix system which unlocks the blade without requiring you to take the entire saw apart (which is often necessary with some other saws). The Festool circular saw is heavily reviewed favorably, customers all gave 4.5 ratings. According to T. Anderson, he stated

“The best tool purchase I’ve made,”

and Andrew Poh said

“This is the most amazing piece of equipment you can own. Perfect for a small workshop or for on site work.”

With all the favorable reviews for the Festool TS 55 EQ, there is very little to complain about. However, for those that like to nitpick, there is one issue you may have with the equipment. The Festool circular saw does require a direct power connection to local electrical outlet. If you are not near such an outlet, you do need an extension cord, otherwise you must move the entire cutting process closer to an outlet. On top of this, if the cord is not wrapped properly, it is possible for the Festool circular saw to cut through the cord, if you are not paying complete attention to the cutting process. This is not always likely, but it is important to pay attention when cutting through the wood and other material of your project.

If you are looking for a powerful and extremely accurate circular saw, the Festool device may be just what you need. You do need to stay connected to a local power source, which may require you to obtain an extension cord, but outside of this, you are not going to have many problems (if any) with the equipment. Just make sure to wear proper eye protection, in order to prevent any possible injuries with the small bits of wood that are kicked up while the saw is in use. For anyone looking for the very best in circular saw, and when accuracy is important in the construction, look no further than the Festool TS 55 EQ circular saw, for all your needs.