Just a short post to let you know that after over 10 years as Festool specialist at Just Tools, I’ve moved to a new position at Sydney Tools at their Blackburn. It’s great to be finally working for a company that appreciates your knowledge and abilities.
For the service, you’re used to, and the knowledge to help you get the best from your tools call me at the Blackburn branch or email me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Another new tool to the Festool cordless line up is the new BHC 18 rotary hammer drill. This 2 mode rotary teams a festool brushless motor, with a 4.2ah battery which produces 1.8 Joule of power and has the capacity to drill 18mm in concrete, 13mm in steel and 25mm in wood.
The first video is from Festool and even though it’s in German, it’s one of the first videos i’ve seen that clearly shows the piston and hammer action which gives the rotary hammer drill its power. Try to pause the video at about the 33 second mark to get a good look at the guts of the tool.
Also worth noting is the anti vibration system which is essential for continual and safe use of this style of tool.
The next video is from Peter Parfitt’s New Brit Workshop and gives a really good overview of the tool including demonstrating the interconnect ability of the BHC 18v batteries with the 15.6 batteries from the standard Festool range. Make sure you pause the video around the 10min 40 second mark so you can have a look at new dust adapter which fits on a standard Festool hose and will give you dust free drilling for rotary hammer drilling for holes up to 12mm in diameter
I haven’t got a firm release date for this yet but anticipate it being released around August 1 to coincide with the release of the TSC 55.
As more info comes to hand I’ll post it here to keep you up to date.
Well,the rumours are true, Festool today have announced the release of the TSC 55, the cordless version of the ever popular TSR55 plunge saw. Due for European release on the 1st of April the TSC 55 is powered by two 18 volt lithium Ion batteries which will cut in excess of 30 meters of 35mm benchtop
Please watch the video here to give you more of an idea of this exciting new addition to the Festool range.
At this stage there is no information available as to ETA, Price or scope of delivery. My best guess is that we’ll see it sometime later this year, possibly around October.
Please watch this space. As more information becomes available I’ll post it here.
As always your comments and questions are available.