The Trion’s 720W motor features Multi-Material-Control electronics (Festool speak for constant speed control). This feature maintains a constant cutting speed by sensing the load put on the saw and automatically compensating for any changes. The 4-stage pendulum offers control in speed and ease of cutting, whatever the material type or thickness. The Trion can cut through 100mm timber like a proverbial hot knife using the pendulum action and the right blade. The blade change mechanism is extremely simple to use and secures the blade solid as a rock. It’s a matter of lifting the lever, inserting the blade and letting the lever return. The blade guide system comprises a pair of adjustable carbide-tipped guides and works in a similar way to blade guides on a bandsaw. This coupled with a back-up bearing ensures the blade remains perpendicular at all times. The baseplate has 0°, 15°, 30° and 45° angle indexes, with a positive stop at 0°. The 4m long flexible power cord is detachable with twist lock, making storage. The 3-year warranty shows the measure of Festool’s confidence in the quality of their products.