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Offline Kev

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2015, 07:04 AM »
Also noticed these puppies run on the new keyed FSK rails .. between this and the HKC55 I can foresee much rear pocket pain [sad]

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2015, 08:26 AM »
Maybe a dumb question .. can you still tilt the saw with the trench cutter on to trench at up to 450?

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 Nope - not to be used for any angle cuts. The depth of cut would be to small for any real commercial use but more importantly the guard would be moved - NOT A GOOD IDEA  [eek]
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Offline Jozsef Kozma

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2015, 02:42 PM »
No no Kev

No pain when you done shopping , the wallet will be so thin you won't feel a thing
When you sit down
Don't ask how I know

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Still would like to get my hands on a corded 55 and 85with 110 Volts

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2015, 02:52 PM »
Also noticed these puppies run on the new keyed FSK rails .. between this and the HKC55 I can foresee much rear pocket pain [sad]
Today I ordered the HKC 55 Basic version at €251 excl. VAT, that's not expensive?!
Looks like a bargain to me!
So no batteries or charger but also bought two FSK rails (250+420), the rail bag, chip collection bag and the parallel side fence.
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Offline Kev

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2015, 08:05 PM »
Also noticed these puppies run on the new keyed FSK rails .. between this and the HKC55 I can foresee much rear pocket pain [sad]
Today I ordered the HKC 55 Basic version at €251 excl. VAT, that's not expensive?!
Looks like a bargain to me!
So no batteries or charger but also bought two FSK rails (250+420), the rail bag, chip collection bag and the parallel side fence.

I'd buy the full set here as the value is good, but they're still flogging them with 4.2Ah batteries in Oz (which completely SUCKS!) Hence I'm waiting ...

I really like the idea of those smart little FSK rails. Hey - collect the full set [big grin] [scared]

Offline Ed Bray

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2015, 02:05 AM »
I'm really looking forward to next Wednesday when I get the chance to see the H.K85 in action, hopefully with the grooving block. I haven't been so excited about a tool since I bought my Domino.

In the UK we are very devoid of machines able to take some sort of Dado stack (other than a router or a RAS) so the option of a portable machine that can be used with a 'Dado' block and can be adjusted to various widths will be very welcome.

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #36 on: October 03, 2015, 12:27 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I saw the HK 85 in action yesterday at the Festool Roadshow event in Yeovil. The grooving is very impressive.

I am just finishing off the video editing and will post it once I can get it onto YouTube - that can take about 2-3 hours with my broadband service. That will give me a chance for a quick 40 winks !

Peter

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #37 on: October 03, 2015, 12:36 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I saw the HK 85 in action yesterday at the Festool Roadshow event in Yeovil. The grooving is very impressive.

I am just finishing off the video editing and will post it once I can get it onto YouTube - that can take about 2-3 hours with my broadband service. That will give me a chance for a quick 40 winks !

Peter

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I'm really hanging out to see this one. Thanks [wink]

(you know you're doing it again ...)

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #38 on: October 03, 2015, 03:06 AM »
Hi Everyone,

I saw the HK 85 in action yesterday at the Festool Roadshow event in Yeovil. The grooving is very impressive.

I am just finishing off the video editing and will post it once I can get it onto YouTube - that can take about 2-3 hours with my broadband service. That will give me a chance for a quick 40 winks !

Peter

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I'm really hanging out to see this one. Thanks [wink]

(you know you're doing it again ...)

Don't get too excited - it is the quickest bit of video work that I have ever done.

It should be up in about 30 minutes.

Peter

Offline bocty

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #39 on: December 09, 2015, 05:21 PM »


Highly recommend this video, it cleared up a lot of my questions in regards to the differences between the HK55 and the TS55

Offline danbox

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2015, 08:13 AM »
Hi guys, the new HK85 saw is exactly what I need, the dado/groove cutter will be a great tool for me especially in the UK with the lack of dado cutters available for the table saw.
The only reason I haven't purchased one yet is I need to know what the quality of cut is like on the dado cutter? The pictures Phil posted of the oak cuts look good but has anybody used this in sheet material? Veneered plywood for example? This would be such a useful tool for making or altering kitchen base units onsite but the rebates and dado cuts need to be neat.

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #41 on: December 20, 2015, 08:19 AM »
Hi guys, the new HK85 saw is exactly what I need, the dado/groove cutter will be a great tool for me especially in the UK with the lack of dado cutters available for the table saw.
The only reason I haven't purchased one yet is I need to know what the quality of cut is like on the dado cutter? The pictures Phil posted of the oak cuts look good but has anybody used this in sheet material? Veneered plywood for example? This would be such a useful tool for making or altering kitchen base units onsite but the rebates and dado cuts need to be neat.

Hi
 Clean and whistle come to mind  [smile]
Clean cut but of course dependent on the knife condition as well
rg
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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2015, 08:34 AM »
Hi Phil, thanks for the quick reply.
Guess I'll be treating myself to an early Christmas present then.
Do you know of any photos or videos of dados that have been cut in veneered ply.

Thanks.

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2015, 08:49 AM »
Hi Phil, thanks for the quick reply.
Guess I'll be treating myself to an early Christmas present then.
Do you know of any photos or videos of dados that have been cut in veneered ply.

Thanks.

......if I get a chance this week will cut some and post
rg
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Offline danbox

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2015, 09:27 AM »
Cheers Phil, much appreciated if you do, would be good to see the quality of finish.
Dan.

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2015, 09:36 AM »
Cheers Phil, much appreciated if you do, would be good to see the quality of finish.
Dan.

Hi
 Def got some far eastern and Birch ply.
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Offline john5mt

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #46 on: April 15, 2016, 07:16 PM »

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That is pretty special looking.
I suspect that some will be grey-marketing them in...
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Sign me up on that list!
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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #47 on: April 16, 2016, 05:48 AM »
One thing though, never ever show the grooving cutter to a plumber.
There would be grooved joists with copper pipe on them all over the place and floors will never be as strong again. [eek]

Offline Jozsef Kozma

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #48 on: April 16, 2016, 08:26 AM »
One thing though, never ever show the grooving cutter to a plumber.
There would be grooved joists with copper pipe on them all over the place and floors will never be as strong again. [eek]
I have an understanding with the plumbers that I work with
They do no cutting with sawzall or  circular saw on my jobs
All drilling is done after discussion
There is always a chopsaw that they can use
If we ever get the HK 85  believe me they will see it only from distance
and touching is of limits
I have a very good relationship with all the trades but also an understanding
Everybody uses their ohn tools

Offline alabdulaly

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #49 on: December 07, 2018, 11:30 AM »
I have an TSC 55, and lately my jobs have been more and more sheet goods, i love the saw and cut quality, but hate that i only own two batteries, so its either downtime charging or cutting , i have been considering the HK 85 , some questions; - would it be a good choice for sheet goods ?, - are there any melamine special blades? - how long is the cord attached to it ?

thank you all

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: H.K 55/85 Saws - Link and questions
« Reply #50 on: December 07, 2018, 12:20 PM »
We’ll never get an HK 85 in North America. Best we can hope for is a dual battery HKC 85. Keep your fingers crossed.

Older style 18v batteries are ridiculously cheap in the US. Something like $34. Try to get a couple shipped over.