Video Review: Scheppach cs55 / Woodstar Divar 55

Since the first time I used a “festool ts 55″ track saw I knew I wanted one, it wasnt untill I found out the price of the tool that I decided it was going to have to wait or find an alternative.

 

Being impatient I decided against waiting for a festool saw and started looking at other options, Makita’s sp6000kt was still too expensive to justify, just as the Bosch GKT55 and DeWalt DWK520k were.

It wasnt until I discovered the Schappach CS55 (same as the Woodstar Divar 55) that I decided it was time to bite the bullet.

The price-tag certainly helped my decision in buying this saw being just a fraction of the price of the others, and the quality seemed to be up there with the others.

 

In this video I review the Sheppach CS55/Woodstar Divar 55 and give you a quick break down of the good and the bad. (there is more good than bad)

If your in Australia follow this link for prices/details

http://www.machineryhouse.com.au/Circular-Plunge-Cut-Saws

If your in the UK / Europe follow this link for prices and details

http://www.angliatoolcentre.co.uk/wood-star-divar-55-240v-plunge-saw-system-with-1-4m-guide-rail-pid38592.html

http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/product/details/woodstar-divar55-plunge-saw-system-with-1-4m

 

 

47 Comments

  1. Excellent. Actually thought this would be a rubbish tool, but it looks promising.

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  2. Yeah, as this was a blind purchase (no demo in store) I was quite pleasantly surprised with the way it performs

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  3. Thanks for the review. I’ve invested in one as a result! Have been eyeing off plunge cut track saws for a few months but they are way too expensive!

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  4. I think if you buy a Scheppach you can expect it do be a well engineered tool.

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  5. Hi! Can not find info, wheter this saw is compatible with Festool guide rail? Thank you!

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  6. I havent had a chance to test it, But I will be testing it with the festool track soon so Ill let you know once I do.

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  7. Thank you!I bought this saw today and tried it.1st question: the rubber on the guide rail protrudes more, than needed. It is said in the instruction, that after first sawing it has to go. It went, however the edge of the rubber which is left is not that ideally smooth. It became a little bit ragged. Is it normal? How to determine the cutting line?

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  8. And one more problem I faced. I tried to make 45 degrees lengthwise sawing on the edge of the joist (2 santimeters thick). I started sawing not in the beginning of the joist (I plunged the saw in the middle of the joist).. And the sawing disc began to “shout” and then it stopped. It was very difficult to continue sawing. Is this normal? After I started sawing from the beginning – it was easier and I made my sawing completed.What was the problem with 45 degrees sawing starting not from beginning?

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  9. That is odd, I havent had any issues like this, I assume you have given the saw a once over and tightened the blade, knife etc?

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  10. So, how did it handle the low-quality plywood @ 10:32? You didn’t show the results.

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  11. Are extra tracks easy to find and purchase

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  12. 18 minutes and you cant fucking cut something ?

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  13. Please don’t have music in the background when your talking about something.

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  14. hello, I ordered this saw based off your review. Overall its a pretty good saw but I do not have the track clamps or anything that came with the accessories kit, can you tell me where to get the accessories kit? also do you know where i can buy extra track?

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  15. Where abouts are you located?

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  16. Iowa, USA.

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  17. hmm… Im not too sure about the where you would get it in the US, but I believe sears is the official importer so possibly go through them? it might be a special order item but im sure they would be able to get it. Alternatively you could always get it from where I did here in Aus from machineryhouse [dot]com[dot]au ” but I have a feeling postage would be a real killer.

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  18. Thanks.

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  19. Go to grizzly.com look under track saws.

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  20. Thanks!

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  21. Er den virkelig så god som du siger??Har du selv haft prøvet den op imod makita og festool? Mvh

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  22. It looks just like the Grizzly track saw,it must be the same manufacture. You did a great job.

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  23. Are the clamps and track connector in the accessory pack is compatible with Festool’s track?

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  24. Did I just get a bad one?? Was dewalt for a while then watched your video and went for it. Only came with 50″ of track and I needed 100 (96) for a full sheet of plywood. Spent a month on the phone with distributors and finally got 4 more 25″ tracks. Tried it the other day and the tracks didnt line up right. Had to trim the rubber and they are more crooked than well just than other things. It only had one piece of 1/4 flat stock that joins the channels (coupler) and its not very stable. Rate D

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  25. Are those floor mats that you are cutting on? How does that work?

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  26. Can be purchased today in the U.S. for $125 plus taxes: tools[dot]woot[dot]com/offers/scheppach-6-1-4-inch-blade-plunge-saw

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  27. It’s bagged as the Grizzly in the US search wood whisperer on You Tube.

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  28. I should have said, He does a review of the US version.

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  29. I’ve ordered one and am sat watching for the postman. I’ve seen the wood whisperer review which confirms a comment on a local forum (UK), that it wobbles on the track and you can’t guarantee a 90 degree cut. Also says that the return spring is unnecessarily strong and makes keeping the saw down when stretching across a 4′ sheet (or further) very hard work.

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  30. PS It’s pronounced shep as in shepherd pack as in pack of cards…shepack.

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  31. No. See wood whisperer review on you tube. He tries them.

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  32. my saw does not wobble at all and the spring seems to be fine to me, but maybe thats because I hadn’t been using higher end saws and didnt have anything to compare it to.Thanks for the pronunciation too

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  33. They have made newer stronger clamps for this model

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  34. Cool. That was my thinking, that maybe the ‘tester’ had been spoiled by the Festool. I’ll be using mine professionally so I’ll soon know whether it’s good or not.

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  35. Hi, mine arrived today, have been trying it out. The lead is short, as grumbled about by someone on a forum I visit….but useable. The spring is strong, too strong. I removed it and cut about half an inch off. It’s softened the resistance but mainly at the top. It’s still strong at the bottom of the movement. I’m going to see if I pick up a softer spring the right length from ebay. It does wobble…..if you wobble it! I checked my cuts and all are at 90 deg. Overall, happy bunny here.

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  36. Very helpful video, have just ordered one through machineryhouse in Brisbane and curious to see how it goes with my Triton dust bucket, it works real well for a pretty inexpensive dust extractor, cheers

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  37. Aldi (Australia), of all places, currently have this on sale for $179. Scheppach AU cover the warranty, all specs are the same except its red. The blade is even a Scheppach.Compared to the Hafco bundle, it lacks the clamps and stops, but includes 1400mm track (two 700mm parts) and the anti-fallover-thingie.

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  38. Viking Code you’re a legend. I picked up mine from Aldi today and am wrapped with it. Thanks..and p.s. the tracks together make a straight edge

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  39. Hi. Love Your show, and how you share Your experiences, both inside Your shop and outside.Are you still happy With this saw? do you still use it? how does it cut angles? etc. would you still recomend it?’

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  40. Thanks for the great review I have since bought this unit and I can honestly saw that while there is a difference between this and my brothers festool TS55 which I used to borrow there is definitely not $700 difference. I resolved the dust extraction issue by putting duct tape over the hole in the side of the guard, it’s up there with the festool now for dust collection.

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  41. Music completely ruined this for me – despite being very interesting i just cant stand the crazying racket of it mate – seriously, it’s a saw and we’re woodworking, a soundtrack is 100% not needed.

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  42. Thanks for a really informative video and the time taken to make it, I really appreciate it , but please please please STOP THAT HORRIBLE MUSIC! You don’t need it, it ruins it and makes the whole thing unwatchable!

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  43. Thanks for the vid mate!Sorry to see some fuckwits giving you shit about the music in your vid and how long it should take you to use the saw…I don’t get it.Great vid, well thought out and well executed. Thanks again you’re a champion!

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  44. just in case anyone was interested ITS in the uk are selling the Scheppach version

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  45. Well done. We have sold one of these tools and the customer was very happy. Time to get more into store.

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  46. hi in the uk with 2 track of 800mm and clamp kit is £179http://www.screwfix.com/p/scheppach-pl45mm-145mm-plunge-saw-240v-2-x-800mm-guide-rails-clamps/87665

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  47. You did slow down your voice in this video, right? xD
    At least it seems kind of slowed down…

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