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Offline JG

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Reciprocating Saw
« on: September 08, 2021, 07:53 AM »
I expect this has been mentioned before, but when is Festool going to release a reciprocating saw.  A a reciprocating saw is an essential tool for all remodelers.
Jim

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Offline notenoughcash

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Re: Reciprocating Saw
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2021, 08:59 AM »
it has been discussed before, but the general concesnsus was no because festool is a fine woodworking company [sad]

but it would be awesome to have a cordless one of them with a AC adaptor as dust extracton.
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

Offline squall_line

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Re: Reciprocating Saw
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2021, 09:37 AM »
it has been discussed before, but the general concesnsus was no because festool is a fine woodworking company [sad]

but it would be awesome to have a cordless one of them with a AC adaptor as dust extracton.

Extraction on a reciprocating saw would be a blessing indeed, although many of the solutions that are out there tend to get in the way of either visibility or usability for the blade itself, since it's usually a plunge action.

The presence of HK55 and HK85, as well as the insulation saw, demolition drills, and a few EU-only tools opposes the idea that Festool is only for fine woodworking, though.  IMO.

Offline Jhruv

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Re: Reciprocating Saw
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2021, 02:20 AM »
Agree with you, It should be great if new tools from Festool!
Currently, I'm using DeWALT Reciprocating Saw, and it's working well.

Offline notenoughcash

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Re: Reciprocating Saw
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2021, 03:59 AM »

The presence of HK55 and HK85, as well as the insulation saw, demolition drills, and a few EU-only tools opposes the idea that Festool is only for fine woodworking, though.  IMO.

huuuummmmm yeah, i forgot about that.

a lot of their tools are based around finewoodworking and shop work, but people can and do use them on site, such as i saw some fencing guys with a ks60 and i use a psc and a tsc on site
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

Offline Alex

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Re: Reciprocating Saw
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2021, 04:12 AM »
Here you find Festool on every building site. A Repro saw wouldn't stand out.

Offline Spandex

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Re: Reciprocating Saw
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2021, 04:33 AM »
Indeed. Oscillating multitools, angle grinders and impact drivers aren’t fine woodworking tools. In fact, Festool have always positioned themselves more as a site brand than a workshop brand, focusing, as they do, on portability.

I’d like to see a cordless Festool recip saw, if only to avoid another battery platform.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Reciprocating Saw
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2021, 09:44 AM »
Was there ever a reciprocating saw in the ProTool line?



Seth

Offline squall_line

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Re: Reciprocating Saw
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2021, 10:28 AM »
Was there ever a reciprocating saw in the ProTool line?

Seth

TIL that ProTool has their own EKAT.

And I learned that yes, they had a "Sabre Saw", the SSP 11E

They also had a track chainsaw.

Offline mrB

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Re: Reciprocating Saw
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2021, 11:15 AM »
Festool continued the track chain saw from protool
there's nothing like the right tool for the job