Known by pros and average joes alike, the Festool TS 75 EQ Plunge Cut Circular Saw with 75-Inch Track is famous for accuracy, ease of operation and extended value the world round. The brand tends to be the true metric for performance and an industry leader in many areas of tool operation. This track saw is no less than what a critic or fan of the Festool line would expect from the company. With rave reviews from owners and companies signing up to carry the item left and right, it’s no surprise to learn that very few negative things are being said about the Festool TS 75 EQ. In fact, the Festool TS 75 EQ is even used as a metric for which to compare other brands of track saw. Bearing that in mind, lets see how users rate their experience both good and bad when stacked up next to the manufacturer’s promises.
The Festool TS 75 EQ Promise
This corded electric saw weighs in at a feather light 20 pounds making it a breeze to transport from work area to work area. Festool promises that the Festool TS 75 EQ snaps together on the 75 inch track with little to no effort and provides a smooth and splinter free cut with each job. Other prominent features include a FastFix blad change system that promises easier bolt and blade changes. Festool promises this model has fewer kickbacks as well which means less wear on the blade and motor adding up to a longer life for your tool. Add in soft start and consistant speed promises and you can understand why Festool is so proud of this model. Here’s how it rates with users.
The Positive Attributes
Users of the Festool TS 75 EQ almost seem at a loss when trying to describe the positive attributes of their new track saw. Many users are upgrading to the TS-75 from the slightly smaller and older TS-55. In comparison to that unit, users feel the 75 has superior power and ease of operation. Users are notably pleased with the sheer power of the unit noting how much plywood can be sliced in a single plunge. The real story is in how smooth and splinter free the Festool leaves even the toughest of woods after even a single cut. Elaine M. Schultz talks about the power of this tool, while Wad Osbourne weighs in on the gentle finesse it offers:
“I often will stack 3 sheets of 3/4 material and cut them all at the same time. It can cut any sheet stock, at any angle and at any bevel up to 45 degrees. It can also do it with no tear out, no burning and almost no dust. Unlike the panel saw it can also plunge cut and retract out of the material easily and with an almost flawless cut.” -Elaine M. Schultz
“The sander can take a rough sawn piece of tropical hardwood down to glossy finish within minutest.” – Wad Osbourne
Users also rave about the easy adaptation and usability of supporting parts. While they note that these pieces are often expensive and drive the already lofty price of the unit, they go on to note that these additions are well worth the investment as they enhance the versatility and usability of the tool. Many users say the dust collector alone changes the entire tool experience.
The Areas for Improvement
There were very few areas of suggested improvement listed across the user reviews. A key area of contention between owners of this saw and owners of other comparable models was pricing. Many consumers who choose to ultimately purchase other models from other makers simply felt that the Festool TS 75 EQ was offered at a price point that was simply too high. The only other suggestions for improvement center around the weight and awkward balance of the saw. Some users felt that promised portability was lacking at best, saying this saw was difficult to relocate to construction sites.
Given all the feedback for this particular product paired with the brand quality and recognition that comes with any Festool item, purchasing the Festool TS 75 EQ seems like a clear cut choice for woodworkers seeking a trustworthy tool with a proven track record.