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Offline glass1

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Festool rumors
« on: May 06, 2019, 06:12 PM »
Heard a rumor a cordless kapex is in the works and new tsc55 with hkc rail compatibility.

Offline demographic

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 01:03 AM »
Heard a rumor a cordless kapex is in the works and new tsc55 with hkc rail compatibility.

Cordless Kapex would allow Festool to catch up with the likes of De-Walt and Makita, more likely to happen with the smaller Kapex 60 than the big ones though and I suppose they could make the TSC fit the HK crosscut rails with just a change of baseplate.

Both seem like a good idea to me but their design team has had one or two notable blindspots in the past so I'll believe it when I see them.

Offline glass1

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 06:22 AM »
If Festool is listening, make the new tsc55 out of the box compatible with a 165mm blade which allows for 1 1/2” depth at 45.  Very useful here in the states.

Offline jimbo51

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 06:23 AM »
How about the 18 v impact driver? 

Oh right. Big box store had a Dewalt 20 v impact driver with charger and two small batteries on sale for about $120. I bought one and now doubt I would be tempted by the Festool if and when it arrives.

Offline jimbo51

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 06:31 AM »
"If Festool is listening, make the new tsc55 out of the box compatible with a 165mm blade which allows for 1 1/2” depth at 45.  Very useful here in the states."

I still think Festool did a deal with Mafell to not make a 165 mm blade for a certain amount of time. I find it hard to believe that Festool could not see the issue with the 160 mm blade and 1 1/2 in cut at 45.

Oh, I also bought a small Dewalt cordless miter saw so the cordless Kapex is also off my future buying list.

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Offline JimH2

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 10:06 AM »
I still think Festool did a deal with Mafell to not make a 165 mm blade for a certain amount of time. I find it hard to believe that Festool could not see the issue with the 160 mm blade and 1 1/2 in cut at 45.

I highly doubt this as they are not even really competitors. Different markets for different users with some crossover, but not a whole lot. Festool makes a massive variety of tools as well as multiples of the same tools with a lot of accessories. Mafell is the exact opposite. The goal is to sell tools and the solution is two different size saws to cover the bases and force some to buy both.

Offline mrB

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2019, 04:44 AM »
No way the TSC 55 will be made compatible with the HK rails...

Or at least, it's not happening just from a small base plate alteration.  That would be lethal! There is a reason the HK saws pivot/plunge  from  the front and lock at the set cutting depth.

I say bogus. Sorry :)
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2021, 07:52 AM »
Heard a rumor a cordless kapex is in the works and new tsc55 with hkc rail compatibility.

Well, I guess that's off the table for now. The cordless Kapex that is as it's been 2 years
since this rumor was mentioned and nothing has emerged that I know of.

I would like to replace my aging DW708 and when I do I would prefer a cordless tool.

Any rumors about a cordless Kapex in the next year or so? I see Bosch has a cordless
version (GCM18V-12GDCN) of their glide arm saw available now.
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Offline Roachmill

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2021, 09:53 AM »
Heard a rumor a cordless kapex is in the works and new tsc55 with hkc rail compatibility.

Well, I guess that's off the table for now. The cordless Kapex that is as it's been 2 years
since this rumor was mentioned and nothing has emerged that I know of.

I would like to replace my aging DW708 and when I do I would prefer a cordless tool.

Any rumors about a cordless Kapex in the next year or so? I see Bosch has a cordless
version (GCM18V-12GDCN) of their glide arm saw available now.

There's been photos of it on the "Fesdrool" Facebook group a month or two ago. Looks like a KS60 and purportedly borrows some TSC tech (2x18V).

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2021, 12:36 PM »
Good to know, thanks. I will hold off on getting anything right now. Don't 'need' it now anyway, but looking down the road 6 months or so.
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Offline Roachmill

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2021, 04:59 PM »
There was little talk of an ETA. Someone had a unit for testing at the time but it didn't have a shadow light and, as a result, it didn't get much use in their shop. Lord only knows what covid has done to their R&D timelines.

Offline city17

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2021, 04:45 AM »
There's also another rumor about the Kapex, that Festool is working on adding SawStop to it.
Doresoom Tool Reviews  made a video about the patents he found, so actually it's more than a rumor. Bit more info about it (link to original patent). No idea when or if it's ever coming out.


Offline Bob D.

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2021, 06:20 AM »
That mash-up of a Shaper Origin and a TSC is funny.

A jig saw might be better as it can turn corners.  [big grin]

Anyone remember the Craftsman jigsaw with the rotating blade? I think they called it Auto-scroll. You could just steer the saw in the direction you wanted to go and the blade would turn to follow the line of force. I don't know if it worked well or at all for that matter. But I can remember seeing it in the catalog for a number of years. It wasn't a flash in the pan thing.

If you've never seen one I found this short video on YT.

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Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2021, 08:43 AM »
That Craftsman i think had a sibling in Europe a long time ago.
It is a genius feature. These days jig saws have become so long bodied that they are near useless in confined spaces where they really should shine.

The Craftsman seems very short bodied too. I’m holding on to a 25 year old Bosch cause of its extremely short body to grab when needed. I did also buy the 12V version of Makita’s multitool that also accepts jig saw blades for exactly the same reason.
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Online Yardbird

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2021, 11:20 AM »


Anyone remember the Craftsman jigsaw with the rotating blade?



I still have that jigsaw.  I bought it in the mid-1970's for around $69.  It worked good but took a beating when I dropped it 20 feet from scaffolding.  Now the trigger sticks so I cannot turn it off.

I also have a B+D jigsaw from the early 1960's just because it is a cute little all-metal saw.  OK-I have a tool sickness-why do  you think I visit this site?

Offline usernumber1

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Re: Festool rumors
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2021, 04:26 PM »
that would be quite the thing. draw a line (maybe?) and no track needed. just push and it corrects the wander!
trackless track saw

There's also another rumor about the Kapex, that Festool is working on adding SawStop to it.
Doresoom Tool Reviews  made a video about the patents he found, so actually it's more than a rumor. Bit more info about it (link to original patent). No idea when or if it's ever coming out.