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Offline Wwwsweden

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FSK Compatible Saw
« on: November 25, 2021, 12:14 PM »
Are there any other saws which work on the FSK rails, very difficult to get an HK85 and got bored waiting, something with more power than the HK55 and a bit more depth would be ideal?
DF500
CTL26E

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Offline Packard

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Re: FSK Compatible Saw
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2021, 02:08 PM »

Offline squall_line

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Re: FSK Compatible Saw
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2021, 09:07 PM »
The rail profile for the HK 55 and HK 85 is unique to those two saws.  Other manufacturers with similar concepts have different rail profiles that don't fit the HK saws and vice/versa.

Offline Bernmc

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Re: FSK Compatible Saw
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2021, 10:30 PM »
I don't know if a Mafell might be an option for you if Festool stuff is out of stock? https://www.axminstertools.com/us/mafell-kss-40-saw-with-cross-cut-kit-1-400mm-flexi-rail-18v-107741?glCountry=US&glCurrency=USD

There are US suppliers who might be cheaper (I'm in Aus and have stuff shipped from the UK - Axminster's price includes shipping and duties).

Offline Wwwsweden

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DF500
CTL26E

Offline demographic

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Re: FSK Compatible Saw
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2021, 05:36 AM »
The Metabo KFS rail look's incredibly similar

https://www.metabo.com/com/en/accessories/sawing/other-accessories-for-circular-saws/cross-cutting-rail-kfs-44-629016000.html

Not checked it personally but I'm pretty sure this was covered a while ago and the opinion was that although simillar the raised areas on the rail were set af a different spacing and wouldn't work.
Worth doinv a search for that thread to find out for sure cos I can't remember the full details.

Offline squall_line

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Re: FSK Compatible Saw
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2021, 09:51 AM »
The Metabo KFS rail look's incredibly similar

https://www.metabo.com/com/en/accessories/sawing/other-accessories-for-circular-saws/cross-cutting-rail-kfs-44-629016000.html

Not checked it personally but I'm pretty sure this was covered a while ago and the opinion was that although simillar the raised areas on the rail were set af a different spacing and wouldn't work.
Worth doinv a search for that thread to find out for sure cos I can't remember the full details.

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/metabo-fsk/msg652383/#msg652383

Offline Coen

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Re: FSK Compatible Saw
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2021, 11:28 AM »
Yeah I shot down that dream overthere. Seems the Metabo's T is at a different spot. So exit compatibility. Sadly.