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#1 posted 01-10-2019 09:43 PM

If you are doing a lot of thick solid mantle pieces you may need the extra depth, but there are always other ways to get a cut done. I have the SP6000J and the only complaint I have with it so far is every time I am ready to pull the trigger on more rails they seem to be on backorder everywhere that has a reasonable price.

Dunno what your primary focus is but I suspect the 2” cutting depth would be sufficient for the vast majority of cuts.

- RobHannon

I truly do not mind paying good money for great quality products. Obviously, Festool makes excellent products. My concern is this….if I was considering the TS75 (which is only $70 more than the TS55), would I ever really use the extra 0.8125” (13/16ths) of capacity?

With the track the TS55 cuts 1-15/16” deep and the TS75 2-3/4”. The Makita is spec’d to cut 2-3/16” (not 100% sure if that is with or without the track). The Makita with short track is $419, the Festool TS55 with short track is $690 and the TS75 with medium track is $820. If the costs were closer this would be a no brainer. :) Thoughts??

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