Festool is the best track saw. But, don't take our word.
It wouldn't be entirely fair for us to share reviews and awards dating all the way
back to 1964, when Festool invented the plunge saw and guide rail system, since
there has been no competition until recently. However, as the rail guided cutting
systems have gained popularity, there have been quite a number of magazine reviews
covering this tool category. Festool has consistently been crowned the king of the
category and received a resounding thumbs up from editors and customers alike.
Festool's TS plunge saw and guide rail system has been the recipient of numerous
awards over the years for its superb cut quality and design, making it the best
track saw on the market.
Virtually every reputable woodworking publication agrees that Festool is the king
of the hill when it comes to track saws.
Here are just a few examples of accolades received from our TS family of track saws
over the years.
Still not convinced?
Research on some of the woodworking forums on the internet and you'll quickly see
a trend. Festool is highly regarded by professional woodworkers and recommended
as the #1 brand of track saw. While other companies now offer saws that ride on
a track, only Festool has the most extensive range of accessories, blades, cross-cut
tables, and full-unit HEPA dust extractors to go along with the saw. Festool has
unparalleled service and support for its power tools, which are designed and manufactured
No-risk 30 day guarantee.
What better way to decide if the track saw is the right tool for you but to try
it yourself? Well, you can do that. Festool offers a 30-day money back guarantee
on all of its power tools. Get it, try it, and if it doesn't fully meet your expectations
simply return it for a refund, less any applicable shipping.
Handy Magazine Video Review
We Tried It: Festool TS 55 REQ Track Saw
If you're woodworker, especially a cabinetmaker or contractor that works in a finished interiors where dust collection is critical, this should be on your short list. I never met an owner who regretted this investment.
Festool TS 55 REQ Track Saw
Whether I'm in a shop or on a job site, it's hands down the best, safest method for breaking down sheet goods I've encountered.
Plunge-Cutting Circular Saws
April 2009, Pages 45-51
…if I were to run out and buy one today, it would be the Festool TS 55 EQ. This saw
has been around long enough to have all of the bugs worked out of it. The rails
stay put without clamps and there are many blades and accessories to choose from.
September 2009, Pages 62-65
Just because something was first doesn't make it the best. But in this case, Festool's
veteran TS 75 EQ outshone the upstarts... Our Top Tool, the hefty Festool TS 75
EQ, displayed ample power and precision in everything from sheet goods to thick
Guided Tool Category
2008, Pages 96-99
Additionally, the Festool plunge saw and guide rail system achieved an overall readers'
rating of 4.82 out of 5.00.
The Festool saw and guide rail system was the editor's choice as the best overall
and was also a clear winner among readers.
Not Your Grandfather's Circular Saw
April 2008, Page 34
I can only imagine the grin on Granddad's face if he were to use the Festool TS 55
EQ… Cuts made with the saw alone are good, but the real beauty come when using the
saw with an aluminum guide rail (a 55" guide rail and 48-tooth carbide blade are
included as part of the saw system package). This is where the real magic starts.
Festool TS 55 REQ Plunge Cut Track Saw Review
Many times I hear people say Festool represents the pinnacle of woodworking tools. Apparently they don't see that as sufficient reason to sit on their laurels. With improvements like these I can't wait to see what's next. This top tier German tool has my recommendation.
2013 Toolbox Buzz Tool Awards
Festool TS 55 REQ Track Saw Video Review and Best Power Tool Award
The Festool TS 55 REQ is nearly a perfect power tool in my opinion. It offers near perfectly straight line cuts in an very portable platform. It's the perfect saw for remodelers and woodworkers looking to improve their overall quality with a tool that offers an endless amount of uses.
Plunge-Cut Saw Makes Straight, Clean Cuts
June 2009, Page 20
Forced to pick between the Festool and DeWalt" … "I'd choose the Festool. It's lighter,
easier to plunge, and has a better blade-changing mechanism.
Plunge-cut Rail Saws
May/June 2009, Pages 64-68
Smooth performance and a wealth of accessories, along with a proven track record
(and the option of a larger machine if needs demand it), earn Festool top-tool honors...
Ridin' the Rails
December 2009, Pages 30-33
And the 'Best Bet' Winner is... Without question, it's Festool.
Festool Circ Saw and Guide Rail System
July 2007, Pages 25-26
Festool's claim is accurate; the TS 75 EQ did change how I work.
Festool TS 75 EQ
May 2007, Pages 3-4
I highly recommend this saw. It does everything the company says it will and then
some... As far as I'm concerned, buying a TS 75 EQ is money well-spent.