Integrated Guide Rail and other Performance Features Revolutionize Framing and Construction Applications
Festool USA and Festool Canada have just introduced the HK [corded] and HKC [18v cordless] Carpentry Saws with an integrated guide rail and features that Festool says will revolutionize carpentry, framing and other construction applications. The HK/HKC allows users to make exact and repeated cuts in dimensional lumber and sheet goods anywhere the material is located versus the status quo of taking the material to the tool or to the jobsite sawhorse set-up. The HK/HKC is equipped with plunge-cutting for cut-outs with easy depth control and release. The integrated pendulum cover with riving knife automatically retracts when combined with FSK and FS rails for a fast return to cover position. With the HK/HKC Carpentry Saws, users can make accurate and repeatable cuts with minimal equipment and in minimum time.
Leo Zirkler, Vice President of Marketing at Festool USA says, “With the HK/HKC, we’ve taken our industry-leading tracksaw and plunge-cut technology and applied it to build a completely new kind of carpentry saw.” Zirkler continues with “We have succeeded in building a carpentry saw with miter saw precision in the size of a sidewinder.”
The new carpentry saw is available in both corded [HK] and cordless [HKC] models. The HKC is part of Festool’s Power Select platform, and can be purchased with [HKC Set or HKC Plus] or without [HKC Basic] the charger and two 18v 5.2 Ah Li batteries. HK/HKC highlights include:
Versatility - Cross-cutting with ease or ripping materials to size, HK saws are adept at all
circular saw tasks while bringing a higher degree of efficiency, repeatability,
accuracy, and quality of cut unlike any other circular saw before.
Repeatability – When used with FSK Guide Rails with integrated angle stops, making accurate, repeated cuts is not only easy it is also fast thanks to the integrated retraction
Efficiency – Perform practically all jobsite cutting tasks with one tool. Making repeated cuts
is faster than other methods while also providing accuracy in one step.
For complete specifications of the HK/HKC, go to Festool USA or Festool Canada.
The HKC Cordless Carpentry Saw is part of Festool’s 18v Power Select platform, which features a variety of purchase options, as well as interchangeable batteries and chargers across its entire line of cordless power tools for construction, trim carpentry, woodworking and remodeling. Power select allows both new and existing customers to determine the delivery scope of Festool tools, providing them with a number of options and packages for batteries, chargers, and accessories. From “tool only” to a full set of two batteries, a charger and accessories, Power Select includes an entire 18v Li ion line of tools with an interchangeable platform.
About Festool USA
Founded in Germany in 1925, Festool is known for its innovative, precision-engineered power tool solutions. Based in Lebanon, IN, Festool USA offers a comprehensive lineup of power tools and system accessories, designed to boost productivity through efficiency and high performance. For more information, visit www.festoolusa.com or www.festoolcanada.com.
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