Author Topic: NEW! Festool Hybrid 18V Cordless Brushless Sanders - Oct. 2017 (US) - Tool Nut  (Read 3686 times)

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Offline ben_r_

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I wish they'd make a hybrid TS-55. I would love to have one track saw that could be both powered off AC and batteries. I hazve zero need for a cordless sander as I would never use a sander that wasnt connected to a vacuum, so it might as well be AC powered anyway.
  NOW that's an idea, a Hybrid Saw... [scratch chin] [scratch chin] [scratch chin] [scratch chin]
Makes a whole lot more sense to me than a hybrid sander does. The only other tool I can see being a good candidate for hybridization would be the jigsaw, but then I work out of my shop/garage, so I never have a need to go portable.
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Offline Brice Burrell

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I wish they'd make a hybrid TS-55. I would love to have one track saw that could be both powered off AC and batteries. I hazve zero need for a cordless sander as I would never use a sander that wasnt connected to a vacuum, so it might as well be AC powered anyway.

I'd like the idea.  It might be a little trickier since the TSC runs on two batteries.  An 18V AC adapter would be great for my HKC.   
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Offline ben_r_

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I wish they'd make a hybrid TS-55. I would love to have one track saw that could be both powered off AC and batteries. I hazve zero need for a cordless sander as I would never use a sander that wasnt connected to a vacuum, so it might as well be AC powered anyway.

I'd like the idea.  It might be a little trickier since the TSC runs on two batteries.  An 18V AC adapter would be great for my HKC.   
The TSC will run on 1 battery though and Im sure there is a way electrically they could allow the increased amperage when using one port connected to AC power. Its very easily done, they just dont want to or havent yet.
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Offline DB10

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The TSC does run on one battery but it isn't much fun!
 I also think the cordless sanders will be very useful, my Makita cordless sander gets plenty of use for quick jobs.

Offline rdr

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Just about to order a DTCS, can the Airstream charger be used with the batteries? having just decluttered my charging situation I'm hoping not to start adding to it straight away!

Offline Shane Holland

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Just about to order a DTCS, can the Airstream charger be used with the batteries? having just decluttered my charging situation I'm hoping not to start adding to it straight away!

@rdr, yes, these batteries are compatible with the AirStream SCA 8 charger.
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