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Offline ElectricFeet

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Yay! Kickback solution: Festool please incorporate
« on: February 18, 2019, 08:42 AM »
Wow! Someone’s fixed kickback on a hand-held circular saw:



Festool: Can you incorporate this in your circular saws?

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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Yay! Kickback solution: Festool please incorporate
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2019, 08:56 AM »
Great idea!!! 
- Willy -

 "Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up." - Brigham Young

Offline unixisgoodforyou

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Re: Yay! Kickback solution: Festool please incorporate
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 02:05 AM »
Festool: Can you incorporate this in your circular saws?

Wow, that looks like a neat invention to save fingers.  Is there less chance of an accident because festool uses a riving knife?
 RWW
« Last Edit: May 13, 2019, 11:25 PM by unixisgoodforyou »

Offline Cheese

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Re: Yay! Kickback solution: Festool please incorporate
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2019, 02:20 AM »
I there less chance of a accident because festool uses a riving knife?


Yes...

Offline demographic

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Re: Yay! Kickback solution: Festool please incorporate
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2019, 12:16 PM »
Can't say I've had anything even close to significant kickback on my TS55 or HKC.

The closest the TS55 gets is when I've plunged it too fast.

Offline JimH2

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Re: Yay! Kickback solution: Festool please incorporate
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 01:47 PM »
Seems unnecessary with a track saw as the chance of kickback is greatly reduced with the cut line guaranteed to be straight. I can see the need on a non-track circular saw. I've had more than one kickback with those.

Offline Alex

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Re: Yay! Kickback solution: Festool please incorporate
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2019, 03:49 PM »
There already is a perfectly fine anti kickback solution for circular saws, it's called a riving knife.