Saw Like A Hot Knife Through Butter – New Festool Plunge-Cut Saw TS60K

Joiners from all over the UK will soon have a new favourite toy to get their hands on: Festool’s new TS 60 K plunge-cut saw not only cuts wood like a hot knife through butter, but it’s also safer and more versatile than ever before.

Festool has been well-known for its circular saws for many decades. In the early 1960s, the brand brought the world’s first portable circular saw with a guide rail onto the market and the company then launched the first circular saw in the early 1980s.

Seeking innovation around every corner, the German manufacturer is consistently raising the bar for saws with its new models and now, once more, Festool will be way ahead of the competition with the launch of the new TS 60 K in October 2022.

Thanks to the unique KickbackStop technology, the new saw minimises the risk of injury, protects the workpiece and makes work safer. Moreover, the greater cutting depth of 60 millimetres (e.g. for fire protection doors or solid wood) enables an unrivalled range of applications.

But Festool wants to make daily work easier for as many tradespeople as they can, so floor layers will also be pleased because the new TS 60 K can be connected to cross-cutting guide rails. To top that off, the latest generation of brushless EC-TEC motor makes the new plunge-cut saw robust, powerful and compact.

Greater safety when sawing – thanks to the KickbackStop

Speaking of the work safety technology the company has been investing in for the last few years, Simon Illing, application engineer and master joiner at Festool, comments:

“Our best plunge-cut saw is now even safer because our unique KickbackStop not only protects the workpiece, it even minimises the risk of injury. Our new TS 60 K is highly precise, safer and delivers excellent results.”

In the event of a kickback, the KickbackStop is triggered by the saw blade jamming during sawing or plunge-cutting into the workpiece and stops the saw blade faster than you can blink.

However, if you’re reading this and thinking that getting the saw back up and running after it gets caught on something and jams would be a lengthy process not worth the headache, you need not worry: a particularly practical feature is that once the KickbackStop has been triggered, the saw is ready for use straight away without any replacements or additional costs.

Truly versatile

With the TS 60 K, Festool has sought to create its most versatile plunge-cut saw and it’s 60 mm cutting depth and compact design enable users to achieve outstanding results. As if that wasn’t enough to pique your curiosity, it is even possible to see mitre cuts of 45° in solid panels of up to 40 mm – and the guide rail can also be used.

“The entire accessory system around the TS 60 K only really demonstrates its versatility in day-to-day use. What’s particularly great is that the new plunge-cut saw can be combined with all cross-cutting guide rails,” Simon Illing adds.

This makes it incredibly easy to make reproducible, precise and clean cross cuts following marks. Once again, Festool has considered many other details, such as the easy saw blade

changes, a splinter guard, an angle stop, a parallel side fence, precise depth adjustment with a double pointer and precision adjustment.

Robust and powerful

The statement “it saws like a hot knife through butter” really isn’t much of a euphemism when it comes to the new TS 60 K’s performance range.

Its latest-generation brushless EC-TEC motor makes the saw virtually maintenance-free and powerful, and the maximum speed of 6800 revolutions per minute ensures ideal machining, an effortless feed rate and, as a result, the best cutting quality.

This means that the new plunge-cut saw is robust and, in combination with the comprehensive saw system, sophisticated down to the very last detail. It can both make precise cuts in solid wood and efficiently cut large panels on top of stacks to size with ease and reduces user fatigue.

Uncompromising performance

The new TS 60 K, like all Festool tools, is of course completely covered by Festool service, giving you peace of mind for your day-to-day work. This includes repair orders, warranty claims, protection against theft and spare parts availability.

You’ll be able to find your next plunge-cut saw at specialist retailers from October 2022 and, to find out more or look through the brand’s extensive range of power tools, check out Festool’s website.

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