Festool saws are not cheap, and this TS 55 model is no exception to the rule. It is however, according to buyers one of the most accurate circular saws, currently available on the UK marketplace.
In this article we will be reviewing it, to see if it as good as everyone seems to say. It certainly looks the part, and quite different to many other circular saws on the market right now.
This is an expensive option and may explain why every buyer so far, has given it such a high rating..
I have reviewed a lot of products in my time, but this is the first one that I have found, where almost every review that I could find, gave this one the full 5 stars available.
That is very unusual to find, but clearly buyers don't mind spending their hard earned cash on this particular saw.
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Festool TS 55 REBQ-Plus GB Circular Saw Specification
Let's have a look and see what is so special about this circular saw. It operates off the normal 240 volt electric main supply, so clearly needs plugged in for it to work. In other words this is NOT a cordless saw.
The body is flat and makes possible sawing at a minimum wall distance of 12 mm. Every buyer said that the cut quality and accuracy is better than they have ever seen with any other circular saw.
This saw works in conjunction with a rail, for delivering long and wide accurate cuts. It can still be used without the rail of course, but with the rail it truly does come into its own.
I would also recommend having a decent dust extraction system with this saw, as you will need that, and especially if you are a professional.
- Suitable for materials up to 55 mm thick
- Works up to 12 mm from the wall
- Has a window for viewing where to can see the scribe mark and also the saw blade
- Measures 39.4 x 31.8 x 29 cm
- Weighs 7.8 Kg
- 1200 watts
- Has a splinter guard
- Comes with a fine tooth saw blade
- Has a 3-year warranty
Please note that this does not come with a guide rail. You need to buy rail separately and it comes in sections which you can then join together to whatever size you need.
What the Buyers Say
Given the price point is it not surprising that there are not a ton of reviews to go on. Online I did manage to find about 20, and all of them are 5 star reviews. Yes this saw is that good, and the only hesitation is the price.
Festool tools are an expensive option, but you are buying very high quality products that will last you for a very long time. Here is a sample of a quote from one buyer online:
Since then, it has been my best friend, in nearly constant use for all sorts of jobs.
You will find plenty of other buyer comments just like that one.
Video Review of the TS 55 Saw
We found this very good video of this saw in action, and it is well worth some of your time to watch.
Our Verdict on the Festool TS 55 REBQ-Plus GB Circular Saw
This is a high end product, and a saw that is quite literally a step above most other circular saws out there. That said, unless you are a professional, I see little point in spending this type of money.
It is a high quality product with outstanding buyer reviews, so there is little point in questioning what this saw can do for you.
It is superb for working on panels, doors and any type of wider boards.
As a Circular saw, you will struggle to find anything better on the UK market. If you are still not sure though, please have a look at our best circular saw reviews for some more options.