HKC 55 18V 160mm Cordless Circular Saw Basic in Systainer

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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.

For more information on saw blades, applications, and compatible tools, see our guide to saw blades and how to get perfect cutting results.

Main applications

  • Rip and cross cuts in materials up to 55 mm thick
  • Ideal for mobile use on work sites
  • Cutting roof battens to length
  • Sawing lining boards/shuttering to size
  • Sawing boards to size
  • Cutting chipboard to size
Concentrated power

The combination of 18 V Li-ion AIRSTREAM battery pack and brushless EC-TEC motor with integrated motor management guarantees impressive cutting performance. Without the need for power outlets and cables.

For more mobility when working with timber

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, more precision

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

The quick-acting closure

Coupling the HKC 55 with the FSK cross cutting guide rail, which is available in three lengths, is incredibly easy. In no time at all, you have a mobile, easy-to-handle compound mitre saw system for precise and accurate angled cuts.

Stop system

The fixed positioning bolt and the adjustable stop allow angled cuts from –60° to +60° to be made and repeated exactly. For simple work, the most common angle settings are locked into place in the rail.

The retraction function

To ensure it is always ready for use, the cross cutting guide rail has an adjustable stop and an integrated rubber spring, which automatically brings the HKC 55 back to the starting position.

Extremely easy depth adjustment

Simply push the lever and set the desired cutting depth using the clearly visible and easy-to-read scale, then release – and you're done. When combined with the plunge cut function, you can also make plunge cuts to the preset cutting depth easily and conveniently.

Pendulum hood remote control

To enable a clear view of the saw blade, the pendulum guard can be moved backwards from the front handle. This uncovers the saw blade and ensures your hands always remain at a safe distance from the saw blade.

Guide wedge for a high level of safety

The guide wedge enables unobstructed, stress-free and therefore safe sawing. As it is integrated into the spring-mounted pendulum hood, it is also possible to carry out plunge cuts in a safe and unobstructed way.

Scribe mark = cut

Precision work, even for mitre cuts of up to 50°. When working with the HKC 55 in combination with the guide or cross cutting guide rail, the scribe line will always follow the cutting edge exactly, even when mitre cutting.

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 demonstrates its versatility when combined with the Festool guide rail system, too. For example, insulation boards can be cut to size quickly and accurately using the FS 1400/2.

Power show

AIRSTREAM technology guarantees faster re-use of battery packs and thus guarantees interruption-free work – even for energy-intensive applications such as sawing. This is because the new battery packs have an integrated cooling duct, thanks to which the cooling time and, as a result, the entire charging process can be reduced by up to 65% in combination with the new SCA 8 rapid charger. Furthermore, they are extremely robust with an integrated rubber frame to protect the workpiece and the battery pack and, thanks to the charge indicator, you can always clearly see how much charge is left in the battery.

Rapid chargers with AIRSTREAM technology

TCL 6 and SCA 8 rapid chargers with charge indicator charge quickly and preserve the battery. In addition to their compact design, the chargers are also impressive due to their practical cord holder and simple wall mounting option. They are also extremely robust thanks to the fully encapsulated electronics. The SCA 8 rapid charger (which is included in the scope of delivery for the Plus SCA and Set versions) also features AIRSTREAM technology, which uses targeted cooling of the battery pack to reduce the charging process by up to 65%. An LED indicator on the device informs you of the remaining charge time in minutes and of the charging status.

Tech Specs
Cutting Depth at 90° (mm)
55 mm
Tool Weight (kg)
4.1 kg
Battery Voltage (V)
18 V
No Load Speed (rpm)
4,500 rpm
Saw Blade Diameter (mm)
160 mm
Cutting Depth at 45° (mm)
42 mm
Dust Extraction Connection Diameter (mm)
27 mm / 36 mm
Bevel Angle Range (°)
0° - 50°
Battery Capacity (Ah)
5.2 Ah
Power Source
Motor Type
Battery Type ie. Lithium-ion
Lithium Ion
Cutting Depth at 50° (mm)
38 mm
HKC 55 Cordless Circular Saw
Battery sold separately
Charger sold separately
Tool Manual
Customer Questions
Why are there smoke and sparks coming from my new OF 1400?
A little smoke coming out from a new motor is normal as there can be some oil on the brushes, causin...
Where can I send my tool to get repaired/serviced by an authorised Festool repair agent?
Festool has authorised repair agents across Australia to create a convenient experience for you if a...
Which 160mm blade can you use for soft plastics?
Depending on cut quality all the timber blades can be used to cut plastics. For the best cut quality...
Can I use the 8.0Ah battery with my HKC 55?
Yes, although the 8.0Ah battery is bigger than most it won't effect the function of the HKC 55 ....
How do I fit the Dust Catch Bag (500393) to my TS 55 or HKC?
Remove the angle piece from the dust port on your TS 55 or HKC 55 and fit the Dust Bag over the o...
Is using the Dust Catch Bag on my TS 55 or HKC as efficient as using them with dust extration?
A Dust Catch Bag is efficient to 90%, compared with 95% for Dust Extraction (using an attached Dust ...
Should I get a Plunge Saw or a Circular Saw? What is the difference?
Check out our comparison page between Plunge Saws and Circular Saws here: 
Which saw blades are for which application?
Festool Saw Blades are identified by a coloured ring around the central arbor. The colour of the rin...
When cutting with a Festool Circular or Plunge Saw what speed should be use?
This will depend on the application - see the chart below for an indication of speeds/application 
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