On the road at the 2004 Association for Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers annual tradeshow in Las Vegas, Fine Woodworking editors took a look at some interesting tools for woodworkers.

The AT 55 E plunge-cut circular saw from Festool caught our eye as a nice tool for woodworkers with small shops who want to cut sheet goods down to size but don't have the luxury of a cabinet saw or panel saw. In this video, John Armenia, New England sales manager for Festool, demonstrates the saw at work.

While this model of Festool's plunge-cut circular was replaced in 2006 with a new version (model TS 55 EQ), it features many of the innovative features that are also baked into the new model.