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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Ask Festool => Topic started by: Samo on August 20, 2016, 01:35 PM

Title: Airstream Batteries for US market
Post by: Samo on August 20, 2016, 01:35 PM
So just trying to decide on a cordless purchase.  Are the new battery, chargers a year away? Two years?

All opinions welcome and thanks.
Title: Re: Airstream Batteries for US market
Post by: Phil Beckley on August 20, 2016, 04:50 PM
So just trying to decide on a cordless purchase.  Are the new battery, chargers a year away? Two years?

All opinions welcome and thanks.

Hi
 My US colleague @TylerC  will come in on this
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Phil
Title: Re: Airstream Batteries for US market
Post by: Samo on August 20, 2016, 08:11 PM
Thanks Phil,  [big grin]

Yes, asking on a weekend, can't expect anyone at Festool USA to be working.  Or I hope everyone is taking the day off anyway.

Cheers, Sam

Title: Re: Airstream Batteries for US market
Post by: TylerC on August 22, 2016, 09:27 AM
The new Airstream batteries are currently schedule to become available in North America in mid-2017.

(I had family in town this weekend, so I tried to stay offline. Thanks for your patience.)
Title: Re: Airstream Batteries for US market
Post by: Samo on August 22, 2016, 11:09 AM
Thanks Tyler,

That's what the weekends are supposed to be like.  [unsure]

I can see the new battery system benefiting the cordless track saws for me.  Just not worth the wait.

How about a upgrade promo when they do come out?   [big grin]
Title: Re: Airstream Batteries for US market
Post by: vkumar on August 22, 2016, 02:45 PM
@TylerC  Sorry but what is an Airstream battery?  Is it compatible with existing 18 V tools. or will it work only on new tools? A little detail would be helpful.
Title: Re: Airstream Batteries for US market
Post by: Shane Holland on August 22, 2016, 02:51 PM
@TylerC  Sorry but what is an Airstream battery?  Is it compatible with existing 18 V tools. or will it work only on new tools? A little detail would be helpful.

@vkumar, check out this thread and the video below.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/new-45-minute-charger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FagakhnldIM
Title: Re: Airstream Batteries for US market
Post by: vkumar on August 22, 2016, 03:05 PM
@Shane Holland thanks for the link.  But is it downward compatible with the current tools ? I would assume so but just checking.
Title: Re: Airstream Batteries for US market
Post by: Shane Holland on August 22, 2016, 03:06 PM
@Shane Holland thanks for the link.  But is it downward compatible with the current tools ? I would assume so but just checking.

@vkumar, yes, they will work with all tools compatible with the current 18v batteries.
Title: Re: Airstream Batteries for US market
Post by: TylerC on August 23, 2016, 09:11 AM
@TylerC  Sorry but what is an Airstream battery?  Is it compatible with existing 18 V tools. or will it work only on new tools? A little detail would be helpful.

Because it's not available in North America yet, our team honestly doesn't have much more information than what's publicly available. (See the video that @Shane Holland shared.) We'll start talking about it more next year.

For now, we're focusing on HK/HKC, DWC Drywall Gun and SysLight DUO!
Title: Re: Airstream Batteries for US market
Post by: Cheese on August 23, 2016, 10:19 AM

For now, we're focusing on HK/HKC, DWC Drywall Gun and SysLight DUO!


@TylerC ...Speaking about the HKC, will it have an imperial scale with metric detents?