Not a problem. LOL I'll have to say that I had to use a TS75 before I
actually realized what it was capable of doing. The Festool track saw
has been out for many many years, probably going back to the 50's~60's
IIRC. I think that we get so used to a mediocre standard that when
something comes along that is that much better that we tend to not
believe that better can be had because my such and such brand what ever
is sooooo good they surely also build the best possible what ever.
the designers would not usually specify a bearing with a huge MTBF as
they cost more
but i do not know if there are bearings with 20 year life expectancy
or if there are bearings with a 35 year life expectancy
for my use dust collection is not important but i can understand that
if you are doing finish work it might matter a lot indoors at a customer
i never got the impression that he was lying
he seems to be a straight shooter
that does not mean he has no agenda but i do not think that he is
falsifying his tear-downs
most of the non-honda motor equipment i see for sale seem to have
maybe because they vibrate so much
the honda always seem to run smoother
Bearings are selected based on cost, not necessarily engineering
The higher the volume, the lower the cost. There are more basic
203 ball bearings manufactured that ALL the rest of the ball bearings
As a result, it is the lowest cost bearing made and often gets applied
in an over engineered applications where a smaller bearing could
be used but it would cost more.
Fractional HP motors, alternators, forgot how many are in the modern
It has a 0.669 bore which makes it easy to provide a 5/8" shaft.
seems a contradiction
using a lowest cost bearing could mean that the product is in fact not
over-engineered and might turn out to be under-engineered
and for a festool it might not be unreasonable to expect a quality bearing
I used to subscribe to that ideal, I created mountains of saw dust. Now
days with the Festool vac and my DC I have very little that gets away.
The beauty is that I don't have to chance clothes every time I stop to
go inside to eat. And or I don't have to worry about tracking dust
into the house. Or.....have as many allergy problems. It's nice staying
Well you know what they say about the internet. If it is there it has
to be true. BonJour.
Don't get me wrong, a Honda engine would always be a perk but not all
Honda engines are created equal these days.
I've never had a problem with cheap mowers motors. I have had problems
with the rest of the mower however. The frames rust out, the wheels
fall apart, but the motors work. I'm on my second lawn mower since
getting married, 40 years ago.
The first one. a $75 Murray with a Briggs engine, the frame rusted out,
the second also a Briggs engine, is still working fine, I had to fix the
wheels on it, but it starts on first/second pull.
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
I agree. They're not jobsite circular saws used by frame monkeys.
Even a contractor who buys tools for his crew will either buy cheap,
as you suggest (so it's easily replaceable) or the best (so it won't
get destroyed). The middle ground seems to be the arena of the home
The smaller, a newer model of the one I own. I have no regrets,
either, though it's a toy for me. It's an amazing tool.
Their track saw isn't that much more than the competition's. ...the
reason I bought the Festool (and they have a *much* better stable of
...and it always starts on the first pull, even after sitting over the
Winter, full of gas.
Yeah I forgot to mention that. I might suggest adding "Stabil" or
another gasoline stabilizer. while I never had a problem with my Honda
the additive worked wonders for my fathers Honda. The dealer
recommended it since alcohol is likely to be in the gas and that
attracts water. Relative inexpensive and good insurance against bad gas
or gas that might go bad.
Yeah, it's around $3.40 a gallon around here. I buy it, when it's
convenient but I haven't had trouble with "old" gas since they
improved the supply system a decade or so back. I never do anything
special to the gas, other than dumping what's left in the gas can into
my car at the end of the season.
I worked in an office and used the janitors vacuum once to clean
something I spilt. This thing was beat up to hell and back, cleaning
many thousands of square feet a day for years. I was amazed at how this
thing cleaned, and was super easy to push around. It was jaw dropping.
Anyway, I don't recall the name, but at the time, I looked it up and
the price was also jaw dropping, so my wife was stuck with the Hoover.:-)
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
Yeah the Ricar is north of $1000 now. I'm glad ours still works well
although for the past 8 years we have been using a Roomba vac. It
vacuums 5 days a week every week on the entire down stairs in the new
house. My wife uses the Ricar in a single carpeted room up stairs.
And a bigger pussy never lived. Had to bring Pandi to the ER late one
night last week ($800 later, and she's fine ... thank gawd for pet
Girl behind the counter at the all night facility had her Harlequin GD
with her, younger but almost as big as Mocha.
Another big pussy, so scared of 9lb Pandi, as sick as she was, that we
had to go sit in another room.
I'm tempted to get a roomba just to see the reaction around here.
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