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TSC 55K 18V 160mm Cordless Plunge Saw 5.0 Ah XL Set in Systainer with 1400mm Rail

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Our best plunge-cut saw - made better.

Our TSC 55 masterpiece - decisively improved.

The kickback is the most common cause of serious injuries when using a plunge-cut saw. Our unique kickback stop stops the saw blade in the blink of an eye, not only protecting your workpiece but also minimising the risk of injury to your hands.

Our new generation of saw blades and the concentrated torque of our cordless plunge-cut saws allows users to make powerful, precise cuts at up to twice the speed with an extended battery range, for maximum cutting performance and perfect cutting quality.

Variable speed control and angle settings allow for delicate working adapted to the material and precision undercuts. 

The sawing system is rounded off with clever system accessories, such as guide rails, an angle stop, splinter guard and saw table.

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

You can also check out this post on the TSC 55K which details some of the key improvements and features of this outstanding saw.

Main applications

  • Precise circular in materials up to 55 mm thick
  • Cutting interior doors to length using guide rail and circular saw
  • Cutting recesses in doors and kitchen worktops
  • Manufacturing expansion joints in parquet flooring and false joints
  • Cutting chipboard to size

Product Details

Improved safety thanks to unique kickback stop

The integrated kickback stop reduces the risk of injury from kickback when sawing or plunging the tool into the workpiece. It can be manually deactivated, for example when working without a guide rail on uneven material. The advantage: The kickback stop is automatically reactivated the next time the saw is switched on.


Exceptional torque

The concentrated torque of our plunge-cut saw enables work progress at up to twice the speed with an increased saw blade service life. Our new generation of saw blades impresses users when combined with maximum cutting performance and perfect cutting quality.


Exact cuts, even at an angle

The TSC 55 enables precise work. The cutting edge from 90° to 47° remains unchanged even when the saw swivels. Transparent sliding viewing window and the additional markings for the starting and end point provide a good view of the saw blade.


Angle setting from -1° to 47°

The angles 0° and 45° can be selected directly using the locking positions. Undercuts are also possible with the extended adjustment option from -1° to 47°.


Technical Data

Tool Weight (kg)
4.6 kg (with 1 battery)
Battery Voltage (V)
18 V / 36 V
No Load Speed (rpm)
2,650 rpm - 3,800 rpm / 5,200 rpm
Saw Blade Diameter (mm)
160 mm
Cutting Depth (mm)
0 mm - 55 mm
Cutting Depth at 45° (mm)
43 mm
Dust Extraction Connection Diameter (mm)
27 mm / 36 mm
Bevel Angle Range (°)
-1° to 47°
Battery Capacity (Ah)
5.0 Ah
Power Source
Motor Type
Battery Type ie. Lithium-ion
Lithium Ion
EC-TEC Brushless Motor
The EC-TEC drive concept generates an extraordinary amount of power while consuming extremely low amounts of energy.
Kickback Stop
Kickback stop helps to reduce the risk of injury from kickback when sawing or plunging the tool into the workpiece
Makes changing accessories or consumables for routing, sawing, planing, sanding, drilling and screwdriving tools easier.
Guide System
Patented guide system for safe guidance of saws and routers.
Lithium-ion battery
Fitted with high-performance lithium ion battery pack.
MMC Electronics
Multi Material Control power electronics with adjustable constant speed and temperature monitoring for work with all types of materials.
Patented splinterguard for splinter free cuts on both sides when sawing.
AIRSTREAM technology cools batteries for faster use and significantly increased charging capacity.
Quick Acting Brake
For safe work when planing, sawing and routing.
Bluetooth Interface
Use of mobile devices via Bluetooth standard.
CLEANTEC Connection System
Integrated bayonet fitting as the connecting element between the extractor and the tool.


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You can view 10 of all possible accessories items here
What is covered under Warranty?
The Festool warranty covers all material and manufacturing defaults. 
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You should use the FS indicator (pictured right) when using the FS Guide Rails, otherwise use the bl
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
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 
How can I care for my plunge saw? What can I do ensure longevity of my tool?
THE IMPORTANCE OF ONGOING PLUNGE SAW MAINTENANCE When we discuss maintenance, we refer to the care