Festool Track Saw Blade Size Guide & Charts

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In this article, I’ll walk you through the essentials of Festool track saw blades. We’ll cover everything from blade sizes and tooth designs to their best uses.

Whether you’re tackling fine woodworking or cutting through tough materials, choosing the right blade is key to your success.

Festool Track Saw Blade Sizes

Let’s explore the standard blade sizes for the Festool TS55 and TS75, the two models I use in my workshop.

Festool TS55 Blade Size

  • Diameter: The TS55 blades have a standard diameter of 160mm (approximately 6 ¼ inches).
  • Kerf: The cutting width, or kerf, of these blades is typically around 1.8mm.
  • Hole Diameter (Arbor): The hole diameter, or arbor size, is 20mm. Matching this with your saw is important to ensure proper blade fitting and safety.

Festool TS75 Blade Size

  • Diameter: For the TS75, the blades are larger, with a diameter of 210mm (approximately 8 ¼ inches).
  • Kerf: The kerf of TS75 blades is slightly wider, around 2.4mm.
  • Hole Diameter (Arbor): The arbor size for TS75 blades is also 20mm, consistent with the TS55, ensuring compatibility across Festool’s range of track saws.

Festool Blade Selection Guide

Let’s break down the types of blades available for Festool track saws and their specific applications.

1. Fine Cut Blades

  • Ideal For: Veneered and coated panels, solid wood, and MDF.
  • Why They’re Great: The fine teeth create smooth cuts, minimizing splintering and chipping, especially in delicate veneers or coated materials.

2. Universal Wood Blades

  • Ideal For: All types of wood and wood materials.
  • Why They’re Great: Whether working with hardwood, softwood, or engineered wood products, these blades handle it all, providing a good balance between speed and finish quality.

3. Laminate Blades

  • Ideal For: Laminate and melamine-resin-bonded panels.
  • Why They’re Great: Laminate materials can be tricky, often chipping or splintering with the wrong blade. These blades are designed to tackle these challenges, ensuring a clean cut without damaging the laminate’s surface.

4. Blades for Aluminum and Plastics

  • Ideal For: Non-wood materials like aluminum sheets and various plastics.
  • Why They’re Great: These blades are made to cut through aluminum and plastics smoothly, preventing melting or clogging.

5. Panther Ripping Blades

  • Ideal For: Fast, efficient ripping cuts in wood.
  • Why They’re Great: Their aggressive tooth design allows for rapid material removal, making them perfect for ripping down boards or preparing stock.

6. Abrasive Materials Diamond Blades

  • Ideal For: Cement-bonded and gypsum-bonded chipboard and fibreboard.
  • Why They’re Great: When working with abrasive materials, these diamond-tipped blades cut through tough surfaces without wearing down quickly, saving time and effort on challenging projects.

Each blade type serves a unique purpose in the woodworking process. By understanding these applications, you can significantly enhance the quality of your work and the efficiency of your workflow.

Saw Blade Tooth Shape Chart

Tooth ShapeDesign DescriptionIdeal For
Alternate Top Bevel (ATB)Every other tooth is beveled to the left or right.Precise wood cutting where a clean finish is essential.
ATB with RakerAlternate beveled teeth with an added chipper tooth (raker) in between.Woodworking tasks generating significant chips; requires efficient clearing.
Triple Chip (TCG)Alternates between a trapezoidal tooth (beveled on each side) and a flat tooth.Cutting laminates, MDF, metals, and other hard materials.
Flat Tooth with Chamfer (F-FA)Flat teeth with variable chamfers.Hard materials needing smooth, precise cuts; prioritizes blade longevity.
Flat Top (FT)Teeth with straight, non-beveled edges.Uniform materials like certain softwoods or rip cuts along the grain.

Blade Sizes Chart By Model

See below to help you find the right size blade for your Festool saw:

Blade DiameterCompatible Saw ModelsKerf SizesSpecial Notes
160mm (~6-1/4″)TS 55 EQ, TS 55 REQ, TS 55 FEQ, TSC 55, TSC 55 K, HKC 55, HK 551.8mm & 2.2mm2.2mm kerf blades fit TS 55 EQ, TS 55 REQ & TSC 55. Not for saws designed for 1.8mm kerf.

1.8mm kerf blades fit TSC 55 K, TS 55 FEQ, HKC 55 & HK 55. Not for saws designed for 2.2mm blades.
210mm (~8-1/4″)TS 75 EQ Track Saws2.4mm & 2.6mm
190mm (~7-1/4″)AT 65 Track Saws (Older model)2.8mm

Festool Saw Blade Specifications Chart

Once you decide on the best blade for your application, I’m a fan of ToolNut. You can see all of their Festool Saw Blades here.

Blade SizeTypeKerfHook AngleBevel AngleTooth TypeNumber of TeethFestool Product Number
160mmWood & Soft Plastic (Fine-tooth)2.2mm15°ATB48495377
160mmPanther Rip2.2mm20°15°ATB12496305
160mmCement- & gypsum-bonded materials2.2mm-5°N/AFTG4202958
160mmSolid Surface & Laminate2.2mm15°TC48496309
160mmWood & Soft Plastic (Fine-tooth)1.8mm10°15°ATB w/ raker42205561
160mmPanther Rip1.8mm20°15°ATB12205559
160mmCement- & gypsum-bonded materials1.8mmN/AN/AFTG4205564
160mmSolid Surface & Laminate1.8mm-5°20°TC52205562
160mmAluminum & Plastics1.8mm-5°20°TC52205563
210mmWood & Soft Plastic (Fine-tooth)2.4mm15°15°ATB52495381
210mmSolid Surface & Laminate2.4mm15°TC60495382
190mmWood & Soft Plastic (Fine-tooth)2.8mm15°ATB48486297

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