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Offline Lbob131

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HK85 generator compatibility
« on: July 31, 2019, 02:16 PM »
I plugged  into  a  old   site  generator  the other  day  and the moment  I  pressed  the trigger  on my Festool  HK85  the generator  almost  died out  and the saw never started. I did hear a slight  pfft  from  the  HK85 saw.
I then   went to   a  wall socket and it seems  my HK85  has died also.
Are generators    a big no no   with  this machine?
Or is  it just old generators that  is    the problem?

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Offline LooseSox

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Re: HK85 generator compatibility
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2019, 04:53 AM »
Most Festool tools require a pure sine wave generator due to the electronics on board to regulate speed of the motor, they don't take too kindly to standard construction site generators.

Offline Lbob131

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Re: HK85 generator compatibility
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2019, 03:46 PM »
Thank you.