How to Use festool table saw tks 80

Is the Festool TKS 80 a SawStop table saw?

That is finally about to change in 2020, as Festool are releasing a new table saw on the European market which features licensed Sawstop technology. Festool describe the TKS 80 as the first portable table saw with SawStop technology to be marketed in Europe, and it was developed by Festool in conjunction with SawStop’s team in the US.

How does the Festool TKS 80 EBS-set work?

It includes all the accessories that you have to buy separately on the base model. The main selling point of this saw is the integrated SawStop technology that stops the blade when it makes contact with your hand. It uses electricity to detect contact and pulls the blade under the table and stops it in an instant.

Which is the first table saw with SawStop technology?

Festool describe the TKS 80 as the first portable table saw with SawStop technology to be marketed in Europe, and it was developed by Festool in conjunction with SawStop’s team in the US. The TKS 80 uses a 254mm blade which has a cutting capacity of 80mm at 90 degrees.

How does finger detection work on Festool table saw?

Festool’s parent company bought SawStop in 2017, so it is surprising that it took them so long to include finger detection technology in their saws. It works by running a small current through the blade, and when it comes into contact with material that conduces electricity, like a finger, it will trigger the break.

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