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Offline Phil Beckley

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Festool Grinder AGC 18v (Europe)
« on: July 08, 2019, 04:13 PM »
Hi
Available beginning September
https://www.festool.co.uk/products/cutting/cordless-angle-grinder/575345---agc-18-125li5,2eb-plusgb

Any questions will get back to you
Rg
Phil
Festool U.K.

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Festool Grinder AGC 18v (Europe)
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 01:24 PM »
Phil, is the DSC-AGC 18 FH also coming out at the same time, or is that just the AGC-18 with some accessories for improved dust collection and depth of cut control



And more importantly (to me anyway), when will it be available in the North America, if ever. I could use this tool right now.

https://www.festool.co.uk/products/cutting/cordless-freehand-cutting-system/575347---agc-18-125-li5,2eb-setgb
« Last Edit: July 09, 2019, 01:28 PM by Bob D. »
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Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: Festool Grinder AGC 18v (Europe)
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 02:52 PM »
Phil, is the DSC-AGC 18 FH also coming out at the same time, or is that just the AGC-18 with some accessories for improved dust collection and depth of cut control



And more importantly (to me anyway), when will it be available in the North America, if ever. I could use this tool right now.

https://www.festool.co.uk/products/cutting/cordless-freehand-cutting-system/575347---agc-18-125-li5,2eb-setgb

Bob, if you need something comparable in cordless in North America, Hilti and Metabo both have powerful cordless grinders and effective dust shrouds. I am in both the Metabo and Hilti battery platforms, but will likely be purchasing the Hilti 5” cordless grinder and their dust-collecting shroud. Either setup will lack the flip-up feature of the Festool, but will likely have better collection due to more fully shrouding the blade. 8.0ah batteries available in both platforms....

« Last Edit: July 09, 2019, 02:58 PM by Tom Gensmer »
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Festool Grinder AGC 18v (Europe)
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 03:10 PM »
Thanks, I like Hilti and Metabo but I can't justify starting in on another battery platform, I've
got four going now (Festool 18v & 15v, Bosch 12v, DeWalt 20v & 8v, RIDGID 18v & 12v) not
counting yard tools (Ryobi 40v and EGO 56v).
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Offline Phil Beckley

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Re: Festool Grinder AGC 18v (Europe)
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2019, 03:48 PM »
Phil, is the DSC-AGC 18 FH also coming out at the same time, or is that just the AGC-18 with some accessories for improved dust collection and depth of cut control



And more importantly (to me anyway), when will it be available in the North America, if ever. I could use this tool right now.

https://www.festool.co.uk/products/cutting/cordless-freehand-cutting-system/575347---agc-18-125-li5,2eb-setgb

Hi
The DS AGC 18 will be available also in September for diamond cutting applications with extraction. As for North America this is for my US colleagues to give information on
Rg
Phil
Festool U.K.

Offline Elliott Day

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Re: Festool Grinder AGC 18v (Europe)
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 10:54 AM »
hi, is the attachment the same as on the corded model?

Offline mbrusso

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Re: Festool Grinder AGC 18v (Europe)
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2019, 08:25 AM »
I   think this is a good question. It appears the AGC 18 FH in Europe is available with a dust collecting shroud and the one in US/CANADA is not.   Can we not purchase this shroud in order to use it for tile cutting applications?

Offline mbrusso

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Re: Festool Grinder AGC 18v (Europe)
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2019, 08:59 AM »
Another question , are the tool bodies from Europe compatible with the 18 volt batteries that come with the Canadian tools ? Ie my BPC 18 Battery that works on my BHC 18 hammer drill and PDC 18 Cordless?

On close inspection, it appears they would.

Offline Gregor

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Re: Festool Grinder AGC 18v (Europe)
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2019, 06:36 PM »
Another question , are the tool bodies from Europe compatible with the 18 volt batteries that come with the Canadian tools ? Ie my BPC 18 Battery that works on my BHC 18 hammer drill and PDC 18 Cordless?

On close inspection, it appears they would.
The batteries are the same, the only difference in the cordless tools in the chargers (and possibly scales not being in sane measurement units - depending on who you ask).


Regarding the AGC 18 LI and the DSC-AGC 18 FH LI there is one thing that makes me not wanting to buy either - and that is that according to EKAT are both identical, except that

the DSC-AGC 18 having
36   10040397   Absaughaube   1   92,61 €   110,21 €   EUR
19   10042693   Winkelanschlag   1   23,21 €   27,62 €   EUR

and the AGC 18 having
17   10202104   Scheibe   1   1,43 €   1,70 €   EUR
18   10202107   Feder   1   1,43 €   1,70 €   EUR
19   10202105   Hebel   1   11,11 €   13,22 €   EUR
(and the blade guard that isn't listed)

and the gearbox being mounted 180° rotated as the difference between these 'two' machines.

That's it.

Festool once made versatile tools that were, while expensive, worth the premium - simply because they could be used as a system. But now, instead of making it one machine that can be used for both applications (by designing the grip incl. power switch position in a way that would have allowed to use the machine with the disc/blade on either side - so both pulling and pushing cuts are possible, which is the sole distinction between in operation of these 'two machines'), they seem to have decided to say 'goodbye' to the system idea and instead to embrace a 'goodbuy' approach (well, good for them) of making the user buy the basically identical machine twice in case he wants to perform both functions.

Which, from a perspective of customer and putting it very mildly, is a design decision that IMHO dosn't deserve any of my money.

Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Festool Grinder AGC 18v (Europe)
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2019, 06:03 PM »

and the gearbox being mounted 180° rotated as the difference between these 'two' machines.

That's it.

Like with most (any?) of the grinders, the 180 degree rotation, or 90 degree rotation can be achieved by unscrewing the 4 screws that secure the gearhousing, rotating as needed, and fastening again.

Would be very strange if it was not „the same machine“ in the end.
But Festool is usually „packaging“ for use-cases which might obscure cross-uses, if you do not look closely...

Online Cheese

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Re: Festool Grinder AGC 18V (US Version)
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 02:54 PM »
I'm curious if anyone knows if the new AGC 18 grinder will fit the DCC-AG 125.

The DCC-AG 125 (769075) is a dust extraction attachment that also allows the grinder to be used on a Festool guide rail.

https://www.festool.co.uk/accessory/769075---dcc-ag-125






Offline Alex

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Re: Festool Grinder AGC 18V (US Version)
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 03:16 PM »
I'm curious if anyone knows if the new AGC 18 grinder will fit the DCC-AG 125.

It will. It's just a standard sized attachment for the 43 mm necks all 115 & 125 mm grinders here in Europe use.

Online Cheese

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Re: Festool Grinder AGC 18V (US Version)
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 10:30 PM »
It will. It's just a standard sized attachment for the 43 mm necks all 115 & 125 mm grinders here in Europe use.

Thanks for that @Alex ...I then may need to purchase one for some porcelain tile installation.