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Offline Matt Ro

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HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« on: October 02, 2015, 06:37 AM »
Is there a an official release date for the HKC cordless saw in the Unites States yet?  That thing looks great and would be a HUGE addition to my shop!  Any clue on pricing?

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Offline joiner1970

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 07:59 AM »
Doubt anyone knows yet.

I will say though that I used one on Wednesday and it cuts through wood like a hot knife through butter. Slightly heavy but its a solid well made tool so that wouldn't bother me.

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2015, 08:51 AM »
Although there have been discussions (far above my pay grade) to bring the HKC to the States, there's no timeline for this yet. We'll definitely be sure that FOG members know if/when an announcement is made.

Offline Norris

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2016, 08:34 PM »
Festool needs to release the HKC in the US.  Why the delay?

Offline Staniam

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2016, 09:20 PM »
The bare tool is available on ebay with delivery to the States for about $400 including shipping. Not sure if there would be an issue with US batteries though? And obviously there wouldn't be any warranty for the unit.
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Offline Jozsef Kozma

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2016, 09:42 PM »
I am using an HKC it is great
Love it

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2016, 02:55 AM »
Together with the FSK rails the HKC has become my favourite saw.
No more cords or hose after so many years.
Hope it will soon be available in the USA.
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Offline travisj

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2016, 12:20 PM »
I watched a video today of a North American HKC (in imperial).  I would guess it would be available within the next couple of months.

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2016, 12:24 PM »

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2016, 12:29 PM »
The HK and HKC will be coming to North America this fall. More details this summer.

Offline Dave Reinhold

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2016, 12:31 PM »
That is one tool I can't wait to get my hands on. I've wanted one for a long time and see so many uses for it in the finish carpentry world. Hurry up!!

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2016, 01:22 PM »
Da Sedge! [thumbs up]
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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2016, 05:13 PM »
Jeez!  I'm gonna have to get a second job and give up sleeping (which is hard enough at 63)

Offline jimbo51

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2016, 05:49 PM »
When I saw this video on Facebook, one of the comments was that the tool would probably not stand up to the abuse framers in the US would subject it to. I really do not understand the concept that tools are routinely abused by tradesmen. I think there should be a reasonable difference between hard use and abuse. The former is expected but what is the need for the latter.

Offline Staniam

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2016, 06:17 PM »
Yeaaaah now that I've switched to the TSC 55, I'll definitely be picking this one up. My fiancé has been wanting to get into the shop and outside with me so having both cordless saws will be nice.
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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2016, 06:28 PM »
So is this targeted towards framing/construction or will the cut be clean enough for cabinetry with the right blade?

I would love to have this saw in lieu of a SCMS (alleviates my Small Shop Syndrome issues) but it needs to cut hardwoods cleanly and accurately.

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2016, 09:04 PM »
When I saw this video on Facebook, one of the comments was that the tool would probably not stand up to the abuse framers in the US would subject it to. I really do not understand the concept that tools are routinely abused by tradesmen. I think there should be a reasonable difference between hard use and abuse. The former is expected but what is the need for the latter.

Ha. I'm glad you noticed that comment, too. I also thought it was weird to automatically assume that a tool that you've never seen, held or used would be too delicate for your needs.

Offline overanalyze

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2016, 09:21 PM »
The specs all say it would handle general construction fine. 5.2ah battery, brushless motor, Festool...sign me up! I like that it uses the same blades as my TS55.

Offline Jozsef Kozma

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2016, 09:54 PM »
I been using the HKC since last August
99% of the time on the on the rail and couldn't been happier with results
Quality speedy cuts on framing specially in thighs spaces is one of the strong sides
It produces quality on trim and siding
No cords decent dust collection
I used worm drives since 1977 for framing , the last 7 months the worm drive hardly
came out of the truck except cutting rafters
Cutting wall plates on new construction was a breeze , it was faster and easier then dragging a cord all day
For rafters I would like to have the corded one , I hope they will be available shortly
How it will hold up ? Time will tell
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Offline yetihunter

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2016, 10:26 PM »
When I saw this video on Facebook, one of the comments was that the tool would probably not stand up to the abuse framers in the US would subject it to. I really do not understand the concept that tools are routinely abused by tradesmen. I think there should be a reasonable difference between hard use and abuse. The former is expected but what is the need for the latter.

Plenty of laborers throw their tools about, especially to the ground. 

Offline Cheese

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2016, 10:42 PM »
Nice alternative to traditional saws. Question is, how much dirt does this generate? It seems quite a bit dirtier than the TS  55.

Offline Staniam

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2016, 10:55 PM »
Nice alternative to traditional saws. Question is, how much dirt does this generate? It seems quite a bit dirtier than the TS  55.

Good point. Itso probably because it doesn't completely, or mostly enclose the blade. It's more of a traditional circular saw in that regard. The TS encloses the blade thus cutting down on saw dust.

That's my observation at least.
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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #22 on: March 24, 2016, 12:55 AM »

Nice alternative to traditional saws. Question is, how much dirt does this generate? It seems quite a bit dirtier than the TS  55.

If you are up in the rafters, or in the basement with some 200 day "dry board" does it really matter?  It is a site saw, mainly outdoors, kind of a primadonna saw. That being said, with my new house venture, would love to have this in my Arsenal.

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Offline Jamestoolie

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2016, 12:48 PM »
Festool USA instagram posted a new US road show picture.  You can see an HK and HKC being demoed in the background!

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2016, 01:29 PM »
Festool USA instagram posted a new US road show picture.  You can see an HK and HKC being demoed in the background!

It was also demo'ed at JLC in Providence last month and appears in the 2016 catalog[wink]
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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2016, 02:22 PM »
Festool USA instagram posted a new US road show picture.  You can see an HK and HKC being demoed in the background!

It was also demo'ed at JLC in Providence last month and appears in the 2016 catalog[wink]

No HK or HKC in the pdf version.  I am very curious about the pricing.
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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2016, 02:25 PM »
My mistake, Brice. You're right. Brain fart, it's not in the catalog.
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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2016, 02:50 PM »
No HK or HKC in the pdf version.  I am very curious about the pricing.

Pricing hasn't been announced yet -- and last I heard still hadn't been finalized -- but we're really trying to keep it at a level that people will feel good about.

Offline Samo

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2016, 08:21 PM »
 "but we're really trying to keep it at a level that people will feel good about".

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Offline Peter Durand

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Re: HKC Release Dtae Stateside?
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2016, 04:19 PM »
No HK or HKC in the pdf version.  I am very curious about the pricing.

Pricing hasn't been announced yet -- and last I heard still hadn't been finalized -- but we're really trying to keep it at a level that people will feel good about.

I had to smile when I read that. In other words, what we can get away with and still sell it. No offence intended here. Goods intended for consumer use are priced that way. From cars to toothpicks. It is just that I had not heard it put quite in those words   before. :-)

Cheers,  Peter