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Offline glass1

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Festool rumors
« on: May 06, 2019, 06:12 PM »
Heard a rumor a cordless kapex is in the works and new tsc55 with hkc rail compatibility.

Offline demographic

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 01:03 AM »
Heard a rumor a cordless kapex is in the works and new tsc55 with hkc rail compatibility.

Cordless Kapex would allow Festool to catch up with the likes of De-Walt and Makita, more likely to happen with the smaller Kapex 60 than the big ones though and I suppose they could make the TSC fit the HK crosscut rails with just a change of baseplate.

Both seem like a good idea to me but their design team has had one or two notable blindspots in the past so I'll believe it when I see them.

Offline glass1

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 06:22 AM »
If Festool is listening, make the new tsc55 out of the box compatible with a 165mm blade which allows for 1 1/2” depth at 45.  Very useful here in the states.

Offline jimbo51

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 06:23 AM »
How about the 18 v impact driver? 

Oh right. Big box store had a Dewalt 20 v impact driver with charger and two small batteries on sale for about $120. I bought one and now doubt I would be tempted by the Festool if and when it arrives.

Offline jimbo51

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 06:31 AM »
"If Festool is listening, make the new tsc55 out of the box compatible with a 165mm blade which allows for 1 1/2” depth at 45.  Very useful here in the states."

I still think Festool did a deal with Mafell to not make a 165 mm blade for a certain amount of time. I find it hard to believe that Festool could not see the issue with the 160 mm blade and 1 1/2 in cut at 45.

Oh, I also bought a small Dewalt cordless miter saw so the cordless Kapex is also off my future buying list.

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Offline JimH2

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 10:06 AM »
I still think Festool did a deal with Mafell to not make a 165 mm blade for a certain amount of time. I find it hard to believe that Festool could not see the issue with the 160 mm blade and 1 1/2 in cut at 45.

I highly doubt this as they are not even really competitors. Different markets for different users with some crossover, but not a whole lot. Festool makes a massive variety of tools as well as multiples of the same tools with a lot of accessories. Mafell is the exact opposite. The goal is to sell tools and the solution is two different size saws to cover the bases and force some to buy both.

Offline mrB

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2019, 04:44 AM »
No way the TSC 55 will be made compatible with the HK rails...

Or at least, it's not happening just from a small base plate alteration.  That would be lethal! There is a reason the HK saws pivot/plunge  from  the front and lock at the set cutting depth.

I say bogus. Sorry :)
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