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Author Topic: Will the TKS 80 be made available in the US anytime soon?  (Read 1218 times)

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Offline Daddyto9

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Will the TKS 80 be made available in the US anytime soon?
« on: January 31, 2022, 10:19 AM »
 Hi everyone. I’m curious if the TKS 80 will be made available in the us. I have a buddy in the UK who’s willing to ship me one, but I rather wait because of the power requirements difference. I plan on a new cabinet saw (looking pretty hard at powermatic) but I think I rather wait for the more portable TKS. Thoughts?

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Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: Will the TKS 80 be made available in the US anytime soon?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2022, 01:53 PM »
While I'm unaware of explicit statements from Festool on the topic, my understanding is that Festool has zero plans of bringing the TKS80 to the North American market, as it would likely just cannibalize SawStop sales (same parent company).

If you like the Euro style saw you could look at a Mafell ERIKA 85, or if you'd prefer a stationary Euro machine you could look at the Hammer K3 or B3 machines.
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Will the TKS 80 be made available in the US anytime soon?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2022, 08:13 PM »
You could consider a Sawstop.

Peter

Offline rocky100370

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Re: Will the TKS 80 be made available in the US anytime soon?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2022, 04:23 AM »
Ive imported one and added 220v in my shop. Runs like a champ.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Will the TKS 80 be made available in the US anytime soon?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2022, 09:52 AM »
for the cost i would get a saw stop