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Offline Samo

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HK85 for the US
« on: March 06, 2017, 01:15 PM »
Any hints or speculation from Festool about the bigger saw for the United States?

Sorry if this has been asked and answered, I did do a search first. Nadda.

Thanks, Sam

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Offline TylerC

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Re: HK85 for the US
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 02:19 PM »
There are not currently any plans to bring the HK 85 to North America.

Offline Samo

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Re: HK85 for the US
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 02:23 PM »
Thanks Tyler  :'(

Offline sheperd80

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Re: HK85 for the US
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 02:43 PM »
I wish they would. I wonder if its just too much saw for 110v? I know id love to have one. Whether i could afford one and the dado set is another question though.

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Offline Svar

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Re: HK85 for the US
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 03:04 PM »
I wonder if its just too much saw for 110v?
Was not an obstacle for 2200W router.

Offline Arvid

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Re: HK85 for the US
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 03:18 PM »
I wonder if its just too much saw for 110v?
Was not an obstacle for 2200W router.

not an obstacle for the mafell kss60 or kss 85 either. much better saws

Offline Samo

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Re: HK85 for the US
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 03:37 PM »
There are not currently any plans to bring the HK 85 to North America.

I think they like having things to discuss in the planning meetings  [poke]

In all seriousness, if the dado head is a liability they can make it to not except the cutter.  They can make it 110v and it gets a motor special for NA anyway.  The HK55 is just to (girly man) small.

Offline leakyroof

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Re: HK85 for the US
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2017, 03:42 PM »
I wonder if its just too much saw for 110v?
Was not an obstacle for 2200W router.

not an obstacle for the mafell kss60 or kss 85 either. much better saws
  What's the price difference between the two 85 saws- Mafell versus Festool? 
Not as many Sanders as PA Floor guy.....

Offline neeleman

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Re: HK85 for the US
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2017, 04:19 PM »
Overhere in Holland the prices are:
- Mafell KSS80 is €1474 incl.VAT
- Festool HK85 is €841 incl.VAT
Both have rails and systainer.
- Mafell K85 is €1148 incl.VAT
And only has systainer.
Price difference is huge!
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Offline Samo

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Re: HK85 for the US
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2017, 05:24 PM »
Overhere in Holland the prices are:
- Mafell KSS80 is €1474 incl.VAT
- Festool HK85 is €841 incl.VAT
Both have rails and systainer.
- Mafell K85 is €1148 incl.VAT
And only has systainer.
Price difference is huge!

Yes! Also, need to consider that the rails are not completely compatible.  So, I see an opportunity for Festool USA.