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Offline demographic

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Re: HKC 55 EB review
« Reply #210 on: December 29, 2016, 08:09 PM »
Got mine today from FFX, only ordered 2 days ago as my French supplier could not deliver until August. Won't have a chance to try until Tuesday... feels good quality though.

Bet they didn't send a receipt with it. Pack of numpties.

Yeah I could fart on and register with them so I have downloadable receipts but all their competitors just put a proper receipt in the box and I don't have to fart on printing one off to show my accountant. Just pull it out the box and bung it in my file.

The saw is nice though.

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Offline Larryddawg

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Re: HKC 55 EB review
« Reply #211 on: January 26, 2019, 05:10 PM »
Looking for opinions. Will the HKC 55 EB handle doors and finish sheet goods?

Offline ScotF

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Re: HKC 55 EB review
« Reply #212 on: January 27, 2019, 01:27 AM »
Looking for opinions. Will the HKC 55 EB handle doors and finish sheet goods?

Yes, but on thicker stock you need to feed slow and it can bog. I find the corded HK to be a much more capable saw. With the fine-tooth blade both perform well on sheet goods. DC is not as good as the TS saws, but still pretty good for a circular saw. I really like them both.

Offline Larryddawg

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Re: HKC 55 EB review
« Reply #213 on: January 28, 2019, 07:09 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I have a TS75 for the heavy stuff. Just been thinking about going to the cordless for framing and punch out work. Would be much faster for trimming off a door or two.

Re: HKC 55 EB review
« Reply #214 on: January 29, 2019, 12:50 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I have a TS75 for the heavy stuff. Just been thinking about going to the cordless for framing and punch out work. Would be much faster for trimming off a door or two.

I use the cordless for framing work, it has been excellent. Since I had to do a lot of rip cuts on the recent project I added the corded and I am very glad I did.

That TS75 you have is a very capable saw (owned one many years back). For trimming off a door or two the cordless is "ok" but the corded is clearly better. I run the cordless with the dustbag and the corded hooked up to a vac and I am happy with the workflow with them both, leaves me with the right blade on each saw for most tasks. Also, the corded is much more forgiving with a finer tooth blade for occasional ripping.
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Offline ScotF

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Re: HKC 55 EB review
« Reply #215 on: February 08, 2019, 07:59 PM »
Thanks for the reply. I have a TS75 for the heavy stuff. Just been thinking about going to the cordless for framing and punch out work. Would be much faster for trimming off a door or two.

I use the cordless for framing work, it has been excellent. Since I had to do a lot of rip cuts on the recent project I added the corded and I am very glad I did.

That TS75 you have is a very capable saw (owned one many years back). For trimming off a door or two the cordless is "ok" but the corded is clearly better. I run the cordless with the dustbag and the corded hooked up to a vac and I am happy with the workflow with them both, leaves me with the right blade on each saw for most tasks. Also, the corded is much more forgiving with a finer tooth blade for occasional ripping.

I do the same...having both gives lots of options.

Offline willips

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Re: HKC 55 EB review
« Reply #216 on: March 07, 2019, 10:02 PM »