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Offline wrightwoodwork

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #90 on: June 10, 2015, 12:57 PM »
The mafell is a lot of money. Unless you're going to be using it everyday I wouldnt recommended it. The reason I have it is after 2 years at the time of using the corded kss400 then going to sites with no power and knowing how useful the whole concept is, to be without to me is now a no no. Is would recommend everybody to try one of them be it the mafell or the festool version either way I don't think you can go wrong

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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #91 on: June 10, 2015, 04:14 PM »
What is the pricing on the HKC?
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Offline Kev

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #92 on: June 10, 2015, 06:31 PM »
What is the pricing on the HKC?

From what I've seen the bare tool will be about 80% of the TSC55's price.

Offline richh666

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #93 on: August 26, 2015, 06:15 AM »
Has anybody tried cross cutting a 2400x600 sheet of 18/22mm chipboard flooring with the 670mm rail, is the rail too short to do this?

Rich

Offline jonny round boy

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #94 on: August 26, 2015, 06:23 AM »
Has anybody tried cross cutting a 2400x600 sheet of 18/22mm chipboard flooring with the 670mm rail, is the rail too short to do this?

Rich

With the HKC, the 'rail length' quoted is the cutting length, NOT the overall length. So the 670mm rail will cut 670mm. So no, the rail isn't too short, it will crosscut a 610mm chipboard floorboard.
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Offline neeleman

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #95 on: August 26, 2015, 06:25 AM »
Festool web site says: cutting length 670 mm, so it should work fine.
This rail is made for cutting half size sheets.
The rail itself must be about 300-400 mm longer.
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Offline DJW

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #96 on: August 26, 2015, 06:25 AM »
I haven't tried it but 670 means it will cut 670 in 50mm thick material so 600 wide chipboard will be no problem. You'd probably get  closer to 700 width in 20mm board with the saw at full depth.

Offline richh666

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #97 on: August 26, 2015, 07:15 AM »
Cheers guys! I hadn't checked the website, or realised that the 250,420,670 was the cutting length and not the overall length!

Thanks again!

Offline wrightwoodwork

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #98 on: August 26, 2015, 08:23 AM »
Also remember that thinner material like 22mm you can cut more the the 670 maybe 740 I guess with the blade at full depth.

Offline ifit

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #99 on: August 26, 2015, 10:29 AM »
Has anybody tried cross cutting a 2400x600 sheet of 18/22mm chipboard flooring with the 670mm rail, is the rail too short to do this?

Rich

You would only get reliable square cuts from the groove side of the board due to the tongues being a bit bumpy and the rail only engaging on the pin

Offline Jak147

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #100 on: August 26, 2015, 03:18 PM »
Don't buy one yet, wait until after september tool releases ....

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #101 on: August 27, 2015, 04:26 AM »
Has anybody tried cross cutting a 2400x600 sheet of 18/22mm chipboard flooring with the 670mm rail, is the rail too short to do this?

Rich

Well down here it will be too short because the most commonly sold chipboard flooring is at 3600X900X19mm or 1800X900X19mm.

[600mm is available, but not generally the basic stock at most Timber suppliers.]

I assume we are on the same page regarding chipboard flooring - generally, depending on thickness, with a yellow, red or blue plastic tongue on one long edge, slot groove on the opposite.

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Offline Mahomo59

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #103 on: August 28, 2015, 05:38 AM »
Could this in theory, be used to mitre skirting board?
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Offline Kev

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #104 on: August 28, 2015, 06:01 AM »
Could this in theory, be used to mitre skirting board?

If you're thinking 45's off the rail, that's a big ask!

Offline Nippychippy

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #105 on: August 28, 2015, 06:17 AM »
Could this in theory, be used to mitre skirting board?

In theory yes buts it's not the nicest cut its just for rough work

Offline ifit

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #106 on: August 28, 2015, 07:43 AM »
I had to use mine for floor decking yesterday as my hilti is in for repair, needed 2 batteries for the day compared to 1 on my hilti and Ive got my base covered in poly glue [scared]

Offline Mahomo59

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #107 on: August 28, 2015, 08:16 AM »
Thought as much....just trying to justify it! Unfortunately it's not needed in my arsenal at present. More joinery at the moment. Cheers guys
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Offline demographic

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #108 on: October 12, 2015, 02:23 PM »
Just had a catalogue fall through the door today.

Festool HCK 132 E looks to be the beast for big roof timbers. None of this faffy little 55mm depth of cuts for that baby.
Festool HCK 132 E


Offline joiner1970

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #109 on: October 12, 2015, 04:08 PM »
Could this in theory, be used to mitre skirting board?
I used my ts55 years ago to do some mitres on skirting in an emergency. I did make a simple jig though to hold the skirting.

So it is possible

Offline Lbob131

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #110 on: October 13, 2015, 03:49 PM »
Crikey... that big  HCK 132 E. [eek]

Looks like festool are really socking it to mafell now.(Not that they ever needed too)
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Offline heiko1974

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #111 on: October 14, 2015, 01:54 PM »
It's not new! It was sold under Protool label before.

Heiko

Offline Kev

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #112 on: October 14, 2015, 07:24 PM »
Just had a catalogue fall through the door today.

Festool HCK 132 E looks to be the beast for big roof timbers. None of this faffy little 55mm depth of cuts for that baby.
Festool HCK 132 E


The planing and milling accessories for that are sick!!! [eek] I WANT [crying]

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #113 on: October 15, 2015, 06:41 PM »
Just had a catalogue fall through the door today.

Festool HCK 132 E looks to be the beast for big roof timbers. None of this faffy little 55mm depth of cuts for that baby.
Festool HCK 132 E


The planing and milling accessories for that are sick!!! [eek] I WANT [crying]

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Offline yetihunter

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #114 on: October 18, 2015, 03:33 AM »
Not sure if this came out of Holz-Her remnants, Wedlingdon, or that old Siemans plant in Narex-land Ceska Lipa.. nonetheless, it 'twas quite Festool enough.


Offline Nippychippy

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #115 on: November 29, 2015, 01:21 PM »
Ok everyone going to have to call Festool in the morning I was using the hkc for proper roof work I was cutting 35x95 roof trusses and it really struggled with a panther blade in it I got out done by a makita since I have got it it's been ok but have never really worked it hard. I think I have a dud  [crying]

Offline Jozsef Kozma

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #116 on: November 29, 2015, 02:35 PM »
I had totally different  experience
On bevel siding......  Faster more accurate then
any other method
Framing in attic .....excellent and accurate
Yes it could use a little more power
Trim boards exterior... no fussing with set up
Accurate ,light enough to move where it is needed
All this applies with FSK
4 moths heavy usage  happy all around
The only saw that produces same results is the Maffel
Wish I could have tried on but no luck
I also don't know of any other with FSK type which is the heart of this
Maybe the saw is for different application what you used it for
Santa is bringing me a corded one hopefully
(Santa is in my valet didn't have time to order it)
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Offline ifit

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #117 on: November 29, 2015, 03:34 PM »
My experience is the same nippy, I'm happy with the saw but only for 1" timber
hilti 36v is for 2" speed square for a cross cut guide or use a festool rail if its a wide cut

Offline Jozsef Kozma

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #118 on: November 29, 2015, 03:45 PM »
The 36 volt hilti
Weight  is one issue and no FSK type rail
Please correct me if I am wrong
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Offline Nippychippy

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Re: Hkc 55
« Reply #119 on: November 29, 2015, 03:54 PM »
My experience is the same nippy, I'm happy with the saw but only for 1" timber
hilti 36v is for 2" speed square for a cross cut guide or use a festool rail if its a wide cut

Ye seems ok for 25mm stuff fine for in chipboard and osb and ply but try it on cls or reg and treated it really struggles which is no use to me if it can't cut something 55mm which its design for what is the point