Posted October 5, 2016

Festool HK/HKC carpentry saws win industry recognition

Saws win Editors’ Choice and Best Corded Saw awards.

The new carpentry saw from Festool, the HK/HKC, has just won a 2016 Editors’ Choice Award from Tools of the Trade and a 2016 PTIA (Power Tool Innovation Award) from Protool Reviews.

Launched just last month, the Festool HK/HKC Carpentry saw, with integrated guide rail and other performance features, 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.

“We are thrilled about the recognition,", says Leo Zirkler, vice president of Marketing at Festool USA. “We’re also extremely pleased about being recognized in two other categories at ProTool Reviews: our ETS EC Brushless sanders won the Electric Sanders category and our new DWC 18-4500 Drywall Gun won the Cordless Drywall Screw Gun category.”

The Festool HK/HKC Carpentry Saw 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.

See the video here.

Festool’s new carpentry saw is available in both corded [HK] and cordless [HKC] models. The HKC is part of Festool’s 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. The HKC 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, visit or