The New TS 55 REQ, Coming May 1st!

Friday, March 15, 2013 | Reader Comments | New Products | Saws

The new TS 55 REQ

In the spirit Festool's unwavering pursuit of perfection, we've refined our best plunge cut saw and made it even better. The new TS 55 REQ represents the most advanced plunge cut saw and guide rail system we've ever built. Watch the video!

The TS 55 REQ is not your standard circular saw. With its accuracy and versatility, a better comparison would be to the most advanced table saws, miter saws or panel saws available. Add in its incredible portability and unbelievable ease of use, and you have a precision-cutting solution like no other, at home in the highest-end cabinet shop as well as an onsite remodel. With the addition of micro-adjustable depth controls and a flat housing for flush-cutting against walls or adjacent surfaces, the TS 55 REQ is our most advanced plunge cut track saw ever, which is saying a lot.

But, don't take our word for it. Pros and editors agree that the Festool TS 55 is the best track saw on the market.


What's new compared to the TS 55 EQ?

If you already own a TS 55 EQ, or even its predecessor the ATF, you may wonder what's new about the TS 55 REQ. Here's a quick overview of what we've improved or added to this new model.

What's new


  1. Easy-to-read, dual-depth scale - Large, readable scale indicates depth setting, for cuts on or off the guide rail. Also includes a self-adhering Imperial scale.
  2. Micro-adjustable depth control - Integrated micro-adjust knob enables precise depth adjustment, so you cut only what's intended.
  3. More protection from splintering - Streamlined Splinterguard is always there when you need it, eliminating tearout on both sides of the blade.
  4. Flat housing for flush-cutting - With a flat housing offset to 1/1-15/16", you'll make straight cuts perfectly parallel to any edge, further increasing your range of applications with the TS 55 REQ.
  5. Pick up where you left off - Redesigned riving knife emerges before the saw blade for easier positioning in existing cuts lines.
  6. Greater bevel range - Simple detent-override function extends angle cutting to -1° to 47° with positive stops at 0° and 45°.
  7. Better dust control - Improved dust channel design further enhances extraction efficiency, so you can work right in the customer's space, with less clean-up.


So... What do you think?

Now that you've learned about the new TS 55 REQ, what do you think? Are you interested in adding one to your tool arsenal?

I've got to have one! I'll keep what I've got. No, I'll just pass.


Explore more about the new TS 55 REQ.
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What do the pros have to say?

Watch videos from several industry professionals who use the Festool TS plunge cut saw and guide rail system to transform the way they work. See how the TS 55 REQ could integrate into your workflow to produce optimal results in less time, every time.

What are the benefits of a track saw?

Not convinced that a track saw is right for you? Well, see what some of the benefits are of a track saw over other traditional saws like table saws, panel saws and even miter saws. The Festool TS saw is arguably one of the safest saws to operate and yields a superior cut.

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What can you do with a track saw?

Ok, well maybe a track saw makes sense to you. But what can you really do with one? Read as we take you through some of the more common applications for a track saw accompanied by videos by Mike Sloggatt showing real world examples in his own garage-based shop.

Which is the best track saw available?

Before you plunk down your hard earned cash, you want to know that you're getting the best value, right? We've created a comparison chart with the Festool TS 55 REQ and 75 EQ and track saws offered by our competitors. See how they stack up and read experts reviews.


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