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#1 posted 02-25-2017 09:52 AM

Ive seen a teardown of one of festool s saws. it was not worth the $1000 price tag in any way. realistically it just depends on the tool and your price point. some are better from one company or another

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Ahh the infamous AvE video. AvE can be very informative BUT you have to be informed enough going in to seperate fact from sensationalism.

For example the tool in question does not cost $1,000, even in “Canadian Pesos” the currency os AvE’s homeland.

The problem is the metric should not be build quality as determined by a non-power tool designing engineer but in performance and it is hard to knock the performance of the TS55. The Mafell is better but it is priced higher as well, the MT55cc is closer to a 1,000 tool but still not quite there.

The vast majority of those that think Festool prices are rediculous have never lived with and used their tools and have not compared them to other tools at similar price points, both lower and higher. In the end value is a key component in how one judges a tool and that is personal and there are often times I knowingly buy a cheaper tool that is not as capable/accurate/efficient than a more expensive tool but that is based on my own cost benefit analysis but it doesn’t allow me to proclaim the more expensive one is in no way worth its price as it most likely is to a lot of other people otherwise it wouldn’t sell.

In the end there is no one “best” especially one manufacturer that does the best of every tool and even if you limited it to one tool value is a metric that bleeds bias into almost every reviewer coupled with the particular tasks one plans to use it for. A simple example of bias regarding ones usage is at the very beginning of the AvE TS 55 teardown, he has no clue about the usefulness of the detachable power cord (PlugIt), if you ask almost any Festool oner/user about it they will tell you how much they wish every tool came with one but most everyone of them probably saw it the first time and thought “why?”.

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