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Offline bwehman

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Is there any way at all to get the insulation saw in the USA?
« on: September 13, 2021, 07:16 PM »
I have a huge insulation project coming up and this saw would save me loads of time and dusty air.

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Offline guybo

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Re: Is there any way at all to get the insulation saw in the USA?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2021, 08:39 PM »
try this,good luck @bwehman

Offline Packard

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Re: Is there any way at all to get the insulation saw in the USA?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 08:31 AM »
Amazon.de (Germany) lists it at 435 Euros. + freight.  I have ordered from Amazon.de and the freight was quite reasonable.  You can use your regular Amazon account.  And the site will translate to English for you.

https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Festool-ISC-240-Cordless-Insulation/dp/B078NJG1VC/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=festool+ISC+240&qid=1631622276&sr=8-3

Offline MikeGE

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Re: Is there any way at all to get the insulation saw in the USA?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2021, 08:53 AM »
Some of the Amazon.de vendors will not ship items with lithium ion batteries outside the EU.  I checked the shipping options for two of the vendors for the saw and they do not offer any shipping to the US.

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: Is there any way at all to get the insulation saw in the USA?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2021, 09:16 AM »
get in bare tool from this side of the pond, and use US batts and cargers
turns out that woodworking is 1% making things you'll use, 4% making bespoke high end firewood, 15% cleaning, and 80% looking for the bl**dy thing you just put down
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Offline squall_line

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Re: Is there any way at all to get the insulation saw in the USA?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2021, 11:30 AM »
It would definitely be worth knowing if the insulation project was for batt or rigid foam, of course.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Is there any way at all to get the insulation saw in the USA?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2021, 12:16 PM »
It would definitely be worth knowing if the insulation project was for batt or rigid foam, of course.

The knives/blades for each use is different. The blade for rigid insulation has normal teeth while the fiberglass insulation uses a continuous wavy blade.

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Is there any way at all to get the insulation saw in the USA?
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2021, 12:54 PM »
An alternative might be Bullet Tools cutter for $240.00. From Amazon.com


2 scrap 2x4s are a lot cheaper and local sourced.

I don't think anyone needs/wants specialized tools for a simple cross cut, that's easy.  It's doing rip cuts, outlet box cuts, chamfers and so forth where the saw would be great.  Material like mineral wool are not too bad to work with, but if you have a lot of it to do, the saw would be nice.

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: Is there any way at all to get the insulation saw in the USA?
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2021, 05:56 PM »
I have looked into getting NAINA products shipped from European vendors in the past and they just won't do it. I suppose the only way is to have it shipped to someone you know and get them to send it to you. If you know someone with a "good" address, you're in luck.
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PS420 + Base kit
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Offline bwehman

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Re: Is there any way at all to get the insulation saw in the USA?
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2021, 10:13 PM »
Mineral wool bats. And I'd only be interested in bare tool anyway. I have plenty of batteries.

Offline MikeGE

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Re: Is there any way at all to get the insulation saw in the USA?
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2021, 05:59 AM »
Mineral wool bats. And I'd only be interested in bare tool anyway. I have plenty of batteries.

Here is one German vendor that ships to the US and has the ISC 240 Li EB Basic (576571) in stock for €399.  This is the bare tool without batteries or charger, and is the newer model that replaced 574821.  I have no idea what the difference is between the two versions.  Based on the weight, it appears shipping would be an additional €50.

https://www.elektrowerkzeug-shop.de/festool/akku-daemmstoffsaege-isc-240-li-eb-basic/a-12380039/

I bought some Bessey clamps from this vendor, but have never bought power tools from them.



Offline notenoughcash

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Re: Is there any way at all to get the insulation saw in the USA?
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2021, 06:05 AM »
guessing you get the estemed sys3 but the tool its self it the same.

evilbay may be your best bet if you are a sys 3 hater.(honisly, i dont see the fuss)
turns out that woodworking is 1% making things you'll use, 4% making bespoke high end firewood, 15% cleaning, and 80% looking for the bl**dy thing you just put down
PSC 420 EB, TSC 55 REB, CTL MIDI I