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Offline glass1

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Hk85 to usa.
« on: October 08, 2021, 08:00 PM »
That being said anybody use the hk 85, Mafell ks80, and makita 9 1/4”  lxt x2 saw Which do you like better.

I have a project where I need one of these saws. Any thoughts. Anybody have experience with these saws.

Advantage festool
1. I have fs rails already
2. Precise adjustment to guide rail.
3. Cheaper than mafell.
4. Dado attachment.
Advantage mafell
1. 120volt option easier for site work.
Makita,
1. Cheapest
2. I am on the makita battery platform
3. I have the rails.
4. But no fsk rail style compatibility 
5. No blades but crappy stock ultra thin thing
6. With a 5/8” adapter to 30 mm arbor spacer festool and mafell blades ? Unknown.
7. Rail adjustment.



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Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Hk85 to usa.
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2021, 11:55 PM »
Not a track saw, but there is always the old school Milwaukee 10 1/4"  .  Not very fancy, but also not expensive.  So if all you need is deep cuts, it will do the job.

On the Festool, you might be able to get a 110V unit if you look for UK retailers selling units targeting jobsites

Offline MrToolJunkie

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Re: Hk85 to usa.
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2021, 01:50 AM »
I have the Mafell KSS80 and love it. Lots of power and they sell a roller edge guide that goes under the shoe for narrow rips. Everything about the saw is quality. The K85 now fits the KSS rail and adding the two is the same price. Advantage of the K85 is that you get an L-Boxx for it included and the KSS80 does not come with a case. It is heavy, but well balanced. Works great on Mafell or Bosch rails. You cannot go wrong and Timber wolf Tools is great to deal with. I have some videos on You Tube on this saw...just search Mafell KSS80.

Offline Svar

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Re: Hk85 to usa.
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2021, 02:26 AM »
On the Festool, you might be able to get a 110V unit if you look for UK retailers selling units targeting jobsites
There is no 110v version of HK85.

Another option is Bosch GKS 85 G, which rides on Bosch and Festool rails, comes in 110v version and can be potentially imported.
Not sure what's the problem with Makita blades. If you don't like those Freud has variety of 9" blades with 5/8" arbor.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2021, 03:37 AM by Svar »

Offline Coen

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Re: Hk85 to usa.
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2022, 01:07 PM »
Just dropping in here that being the one weird off in the world with 110V/60Hz the options are again limited.

If you don't need it on site, you can use it on a 240V output in the USA. But then you don't get automatically starting DC.

For warranty and parts sake... maybe use what ia available. Although for DIY use it might not matter to you.