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The Festool HKC 55 is a tried and true workhorse. What makes it so good?

Whether on the roof or on firm ground, whether reproducible angled cuts and guided cuts in combination with the FSK cross cutting guide rails and the FS guide rails or precise mitre cuts – the HKC 55 cordless portable circular saw demonstrates what modern circular saws are capable of.

It proves it in every cut with its versatility, flexible usability and maximum precision day after day.

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What users are saying about the HKC 55


  I never entertained the idea of a Festool especially being a carpenter on a rough framing construction site but thanks to social media I was introduced to Festool again

Kyle
RRBuildings


 We got into framing because when you run trim after a bad framer makes your job that much harder and so if you guys if you have finished guys that brain not just framers at your jobs way easier

Chris Russell
Carpenter


 I am on the pursuit of finding basically the perfect solution to make repetitive quality cuts on the jobsite time after time after time and so that's why the HK c55 came into play out on my jobsite

Kyle
RRBuildings


 When the HK was introduced, we realized the capabilities of the saw for framing were unmatched by anything else in the market

Chris Russell
Carpenter


 ...the best part about this saw and this track is that you slide it in and it locks in so now I've got a portable miter saw, a track saw that never comes disconnected from its track it's just always here so that's like the first thing that drew me into this setup

Kyle
RRBuildings


 It's essentially three tools and one, a track saw, a cut-off saw or you can use it a well as a mitre saw all which, I can take on the roof

Chris Russell
Carpenter


 I just absolutely love about this setup, these stoppers right here they allow me to put this into material and it automatically squares up the saw to whatever I'm cutting

Kyle
RRBuildings


 That’s the hardest part as part of a building a frame, working up in the air, and we can bring that tool up to the roof and have that kind of accuracy and repeatability it makes a tremendous difference

Chris Russell
Carpenter


 dust collection is by far probably the best on this saw compared to any other saw that I've used without a vacuum

Kyle
RRBuildings


 Productivity is key, productivity and speed and what I find is the Festool HKC saw is unmatched in delivering

Chris Russell
Carpenter


 charging is super fast this is the airstream battery 18 volt and when you put it on an Airstream charger they charge like super fast

Kyle
RRBuildings

What makes the HKC 55 Cordless Circular Saw so good?

THE FESTOOL HKC 55 CORDLESS CIRCULAR SAW IS PACKED WITH FEATURES.

An integrated riving knife in the blade guard. Whether used with a track or not, this will help guide the saw and prevent kickback. By keeping the sides of the cut from jamming, your are kept safer and more condfident

Plunge cutting is simple with a thanks to a spring-loaded design. Just push on the release lever and the spring brings the blade up. When the dcut depth is set, the saw will lock back into place when reached.

Conviently stored on-board, the hex key to change blades hidden behind the Fast Fix mechanisim. When the Fast Fix is enaged the hex key is revealed and locks out the saw at the same time so no accidental start-ups!

PLUS:

  • Combines the functions of circular saw, track saw, and mitre saw
  • Spring-loaded guide rail makes fast and accurate cuts on the fly
  • Handles rip cuts, cross cuts, and compound miter cuts in materials up to 55 mm thick

DID WE MENTION THE FSK GUIDE RAILS?

A key feature, perhaps the best feature of the Festool HKC 55 Cordless Circular Saw is how it seamlessly integrates with the FSK rail system that transforms your saw into a one-handed, compund mitre saw!

The FSK rails are incredibly easy to use. Just slide the saw into the track, it automatically locks in place, push it slightly forward along with the release release eaasily takes the saw off the rail, fast! The guides are available in three different lengths (250mm. 420mm and 670mm) all three enabling accurate and precise angled cutting.

THE FSK GUIDE RAILS ALSO FEATURE:

  • Retract function returns the saw to start position after sawing
  • Splinter guard for splinter-free cuts
  • Adhesive cushion strip protects the workpiece surface from being damaged
  • Slideway lining for easy movement of the machine on the trimming rails
  • Connectible cross-cutting guide rail system for angle cuts with repeat accuracy
  • Secure fixing to workpieces thanks to fastening clamp which can be conveniently attached to the groove in the cross cutting guide rail
  • Flexibly adjustable mitre angle
  • Locking positions make quick setting of the most important angles easier

Need more information on the FSK Guide Rail Range? SEE THE RANGE >>

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The FSK Guide Rail System

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Some of the key features of the HKC 55 Cordless Circular Saw

Concentrated power

18 V Li-ion AIRSTREAM battery pack,  brushless EC-TEC motor, integrated motor management guarantee impressive cutting performance. No cables!

More mobility

The HKC 55 cordless portable circular saw with FSK cross cutting guide rail demonstrates what a modern saw can achieve on the roof.

More independence & precision

With the cordless mobility and FSK cross cutting guide rail, the HKC 55 guarantees precise angled cuts that can be replicated. Anywhere, any situation.

The quick-acting closure

Coupling the HKC 55 with the FSK cross cutting guide rail is so easy. In no time at all, you have a mobile, compound mitre saw system for precise angled cuts.


Stop system

Angled cuts from –60° to +60° can be made and repeated exactly. For simple work, the most common angle settings are locked into place in the rail.

The retraction function

For rapid use, the cross cutting guide rail has an adjustable stop and integrated rubber spring,  to bring the HKC 55 back to the starting position.

Extremely easy depth adjustment

Push the lever and set the desired depth using the clear scale, release – and you're done. Makes repeated plunge cuts to the desired depth a breeze!

Pendulum hood remote control

For a clear view of the saw blade, the pendulum guard can be moved backwards from the front handle. Uncovering the saw blade and keeping your hands safe


Guide wedge for safety

Guide wedge enable unobstructed, stress-free and safe sawing. Integrated into the spring-mounted pendulum hood, safe plunge cuts are easy!

Scribe mark = cut

Precise, even for mitre cuts of up to 50°. Using the HKC 55 with the guide or cross cutting guide rail, the scribe line always follows the cutting edge exactly.

The FastFix saw blade change

Quick, one-handed and with no need for tools. Saves time and improves quality, because working with a material-specific saw blade goes without saying.

Precision guidance

The HKC 55 shows its versatility when using with the Festool guide rail system. For example, insulation boards can be cut to size precisely using the FS 1400/2.


The range of HKC 55 Cordless Circular Saws and FSK Guide Rails