Festool Plunge-Cut Circular Saw (very unique)
Posted 28 January 2006 - 11:44 AM
Check out the link and watch the video... pretty cool stuff:
By the way, no, I have no affiliation with the company. I'm a poor graduate student who can scarcely afford any tools, let alone Festools. Just dreaming of nice tools in a nice shop.
Posted 24 March 2006 - 12:53 AM
Posted 25 March 2006 - 10:33 AM
I think I will stay with my straight edges, c-clamps, and Porter-Cable circ saw for now. $400+ will buy a lot of boat buildings materials.
Posted 26 March 2006 - 03:22 PM
Besides Festool, there's a similar system that uses your existing circular saw called EZ Smart Guide System. You don't get all the other features ... like easy plunging and soft start ... that the Festool saw gives you, but it does give you a lot of other benefits. And the system that cuts up to 8' long is less than $200. It was invented by a woodworker and people really like it ... I actually looked into it, but he doesn't have one yet for my left-blade Porter Cable (but does for the standard right blade design). You can see his system at http://www.eurekazone.com/ but here's a pic of how it can do tapered cuts (if it links through):
Posted 26 March 2006 - 03:42 PM
Thanks for that link. I just briefly looked it over and it is very tempting, though I am, at this point, unclear as to all these systems can and cannot do. Have you seen them other than on the website?
Posted 24 February 2008 - 02:22 PM
Posted 24 February 2008 - 03:22 PM
Where have you been buying your Festools at? Locally here in the StJo area?
Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:34 PM