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Hi, I have a festool T55 track saw, I was wondering if they are compatible with blades other than festool, 

I was looking at using the blade in the below link, the only difference I can see is the kerf... The festool kerf is 2.2mm and the below blade is 2.8mm 

Will that difference stop it from being compatible? 

https://www.screwfix.com/p/freud-tct-circular-saw-blade-160-x-20mm-48t/5536f#product_additional_details_container

I do love the festool, but I do feel they are over priced. 

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The wider kerf will impact using the track.  If the rubber on your track sticks out from the metal a mm or two it may work, however, if you later go back to a Festool blade you will need a new rubber. I have read some have been able to reset the rubber but for others it would not come off in one piece. 

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You will need to reposition the strip and recut for the zero clearance.  I forget what I switched to, I think it was Oshlun, but I know Tenryu and CMT fit.

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I bought the saw blade in the link above and it worked out perfectly as i had to change the rubber trim on the track saw anyway.

Thanks for all your advice though.

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