Author Topic: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.  (Read 68661 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline sae

  • Posts: 841
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2015, 01:24 AM »
Dear Festool/Brent
its now a few days before launch, perhaps festool would officially anwser the following(no web page
offically in usa?)
is this festool's view on difference between BHC and PDC?
and how is the PDC different from the BHC internally?
or are both the PDC and BHC really a "hammer drill" internally and the difference
is the bpm or top rpm produced?


BHC is a pneumatic rotary hammer. It literally like a small jackhammer, except adds rotation to the bit.
PDC is an electric drill with a vibration coupling in it. It doesn't produce any axial force except what you create by pushing on it.

You can turn off the hammering and drill wood/metal w/ the BHC, but it's heavy and slow.
You can drill masonry w/ the PDC w/ the vibrator, but it's slow and will make your hands tingly from the vibration.

Two different applications, both with a switch to turn on/off the hammering to make it more versatile, but in the end, pick the one that suits your applications the best. Or pick both.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2015, 01:28 AM by sae »

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline jcp2wood

  • Posts: 48
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #61 on: May 29, 2015, 09:00 AM »
thanks sae. great explanation.

Offline ear3

  • Posts: 3295
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #62 on: June 02, 2015, 04:14 PM »
If we use two 4.2Ah batteries on the TSC55 instead of the 5.2 batteries, is the difference just a matter of less runtime (but not less power)?
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • DX 93 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • CT 26 w/Long-Life Bag • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • MFT/3

Offline Tom Bellemare

  • Inactive Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5148
  • Festool demo's & personal service in Central Texas
    • Tool Home LLC
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #63 on: June 02, 2015, 04:15 PM »
If we use two 4.2Ah batteries on the TSC55 instead of the 5.2 batteries, is the difference just a matter of less runtime (but not less power)?


Absolutely!


Tom
Tom Bellemare
Customer Svc
Tool Home LLC
www.tool-home.com
512-428-9140

Offline ear3

  • Posts: 3295
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #64 on: June 02, 2015, 06:44 PM »
Thanks.
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • DX 93 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • CT 26 w/Long-Life Bag • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • MFT/3

Offline Darren1972

  • Posts: 289
  • When all else fails use a big hammer
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #65 on: July 24, 2015, 01:57 AM »
Bryan,
Yes, it will.

Brent
It does not have an impact wrench only impact drill ie hammer drill

Will any of the other drill kits come with attic systainers? Or better yet, what other kits in general will come with attic systainers?

<<Edit:  Moved question out of quote - P.Halle- Moderator>>

Offline Tom Bellemare

  • Inactive Member
  • *
  • Posts: 5148
  • Festool demo's & personal service in Central Texas
    • Tool Home LLC
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #66 on: July 24, 2015, 09:52 AM »
If we use two 4.2Ah batteries on the TSC55 instead of the 5.2 batteries, is the difference just a matter of less runtime (but not less power)?


Absolutely!


Tom


I just reread this and want to clarify... My answer above is correct if the batteries are all of the same voltage and only the capacity (Ah rating) is different.


Tom
Tom Bellemare
Customer Svc
Tool Home LLC
www.tool-home.com
512-428-9140

Offline zacharysyoung

  • Posts: 1
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #67 on: July 28, 2015, 04:47 PM »
I'm looking to buy a 55-series TS, and have a battery/voltage-material question.  I'm interested in cutting mostly BB plywood (but also OSB, and Doug fir lumber).

Since:
  • voltage determines blade speed (2650-3800 RPM @ 18V / 5200 RPM @ 36V)
  • blade speed determines what materials can be cut

it seems that running at a lower voltage (single 12V, 15V, or 18V) might preclude the saw from cutting certain materials.

Are there prescribed materials that can be cut with two 18V batteries, that cannot be cut with a single 18V battery?

I've checked the TSC 55 manual and there is a table for speed settings (from the dial) for different materials, but that doesn't relate back to actual RPM.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2015, 04:50 PM by zacharysyoung »

Offline Shane Holland

  • Festool Dealer
  • *
  • Posts: 10109
    • The Tool Nut's Festool Store
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #68 on: July 28, 2015, 04:50 PM »
Zachary,

First, welcome to the forum.  [smile]

You should be able to cut those materials fine with a single battery. The lower speed will slow the cutting process but not limit what you can cut. Another way to say it is that it will take 1.5x or so longer to make the cut with one battery vs. two.

Edit: I wanted to also recommend that you consider a blade with a lower tooth count to increase cut speed if you plan to cut mostly with a single battery. The stock blade is a 48-tooth.

Shane
« Last Edit: July 28, 2015, 04:55 PM by Shane Holland »
Buy Festool Online" class="bbc_img
Fast, Free Shipping - Festool Trained Experts - Unparalleled Customer Service - No Sales Tax Collected (Outside NY/VA/KY)
Toolnut.com and FestoolProducts.com

Offline Darren1972

  • Posts: 289
  • When all else fails use a big hammer
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #69 on: August 22, 2015, 03:37 PM »
Ive just ordered the Tsc 55 li plunge saw will my 5.2 18 v batts from my bhc sds fit straight in or do i need to remove the rubber protectors first thanks

Offline Phil Beckley

  • Festool Employee
  • *
  • Posts: 1402
  • Ask the question, and get the discussion going...
    • youtube - Festool U.K
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #70 on: August 22, 2015, 03:57 PM »
Ive just ordered the Tsc 55 li plunge saw will my 5.2 18 v batts from my bhc sds fit straight in or do i need to remove the rubber protectors first thanks

Hi
 They will fit with the cover on.
rg
Phil
Festool U.K Employee | Festool UK Website


Offline Darren1972

  • Posts: 289
  • When all else fails use a big hammer
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #71 on: August 22, 2015, 05:20 PM »
Thankyou phill ime pleased about that i thought they would after all its festool

Offline Darren1972

  • Posts: 289
  • When all else fails use a big hammer
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #72 on: September 02, 2015, 03:28 PM »
Well i used my new tsc 55 all week and the verdict is excellent what a machine this is the best of the best by a long ways in my honest opinion i think its the best saw festool has ever made bar none the amount of dust it collects is phenomenal ive had it up on roofs with me had it on scaffold with me out in the wilds with no power source its been a real life saver i took two extra batteries and was good to go and they all fit in the sys two in machine and two in the sys all in all excellent so any questions i can answer now as i have not put the thing down since i bought it ha ha

Offline Phil Beckley

  • Festool Employee
  • *
  • Posts: 1402
  • Ask the question, and get the discussion going...
    • youtube - Festool U.K
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #73 on: September 02, 2015, 03:42 PM »
Hi
The TSC is great and the feedback Darren
Festool U.K Employee | Festool UK Website


Offline yetihunter

  • Posts: 355
Re: Consolidated FAQ for the TSC 55, PDC 18 and BHC 18.
« Reply #74 on: September 07, 2015, 11:33 PM »
Is the Festool 769065 (in USA) 1/2 in. Metal Keyless Chuck ratcheting or
non-ratcheting?   Nothing wrong with the chuck that comes with the PDC, but I usually lock my drill bits via the brutal "no no don't do that" way.  :D