Simply better cutting: Festool is expanding its range of saws

9th August, 2016

Author: Festool Marketing Team


The new HK 55 and HK 85 portable circular saws


The two new portable circular saws, HK 55 and HK 85, demonstrate their versatility in timber construction through their suitability for use with the guide rail and cross cutting guide rail systems. With powerful high torque motors for maximum sawing power and rapid work progress, the machines have been designed for universal use in the workshop, on the construction site and for assembly.

“With the HKC 55, HK 55 and HK 85 circular saws, Festool is presenting a new, powerful generation of pendulum cover saws – with a flexible cross cutting guide rail system,” explains Product Manager Boris Seyfried, Product Manager at Festool. In keeping with the machine concept of the HKC 55 cordless portable circular saw with the new FSK cross cutting rail, introduced in August 2015, the newest products HK 55 and HK 85 also impress with their extensive compatibility: All three portable circular saws can be used with the cross cutting guide rail. The quick release fastener allows the portable circular saw and cross cutting guide rail to be connected or disconnected quickly. A particularly practical feature is the stop system with fixed positioning pin and adjustable angle stop for angled cuts of 0° to 60° in both directions. A rubber spring, which is integrated in the cross cutting guide rail, automatically brings the portable circular saws back to the starting position. This allows fast cross cutting with repeat accuracy. In combination with the Festool guide rail, it also provides safe and perfectly straight cutting of panel materials.

HK 55 – Universal

The 1200 watt HK 55 model with power electronics was designed as a versatile pendulum cover saw for repetitive cuts with the guide rail and cross cutting guide rail. The range of functions also includes a cutting depth adjustment of 0–55 mm with plunge function and a mitre angle setting of up to 50°. The quick acting safety brake and guide wedge solution provide maximum safety for the HK 55. As it is integrated in the spring loaded protective hood, the guide wedge even enables the user to make safe, unhindered plunge cuts. The guide wedge prevents the saw blade from being blocked, particularly when carrying out rip cuts.

HK 85 – Powerful

The high torque 2300 watt motor in the new HK 85 guarantees rapid work progress even when making rip cuts in solid timber. The circular saw’s ability to convert to a groove cutter for groves across the grain and longitudinal grooves adds to its range of applications. With a routing width of 16 to 25 mm and a maximum routing depth of 35 mm, groves across grain and longitudinal grooves for risers or false ceilings (for example) can be made simply and efficiently. The HK 85 offers a cutting depth adjustment of 0-85 mm with plunge function and a mitre angle setting of up to 60°. For more convenience and safety when sawing, the HK 85, like the HK 55, is equipped with a remote control pendulum hood. A lever inside the machine causes the pendulum hood to slide back. This provides a clear view of the saw blade and enables easy sawing, even when performing mitre cuts.

Reliability with security

With robust magnesium components and powerful motors, the machines have been designed for daily use in the workshop and on the construction site. The services included in the Service all-inclusive package provide additional security; for example, the 36 month warranty, 30 day money back guarantee and a rapid repair service.

Items included as required

The new portable circular saws are available with various items included, depending on requirements. This means that the HK 55 portable circular saw is available with a Systainer and can be combined either with the matching 1400mm guide rail or with the 420mm cross cutting guide rail. The HK 85 model is supplied with parallel stop in a Systainer as standard, and can also be supplemented with a matching 1400mm guide rail or 420mm cross cutting guide rail. “Festool’s range of saws combines decades of expertise with unique durability, precision and efficiency. Our new pendulum cover saws meet these demands in every respect,” stresses Boris Seyfried, Product Manager at Festool.

 

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