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FESTOOL presents its new CSC SYS 50 cordless table saw

FESTOOL has presented its new CSC SYS 50 cordless table saw. It’s described as extremely compact and versatile with its modern and sophisticated design, which includes digital technologies, Festool’s new CSC SYS 50 cordless table saw ‘redefines industry standards. What’s more, the new cordless table saw is so compact that it fits perfectly into a Systainer’, says the company.

It continues: ‘This means the new CSC SYS 50 delivers the same cutting precision on construction sites as a mains-powered panel saw does in a workshop. It performs excellently in every discipline, with parallel cuts up to 280mm, a crosscut width of up to 450mm and angled cuts of -2deg to 47deg.

Precise cuts at the press of a button, compact dimensions and a state-of-the-art operating concept – these are the ingredients that make up the new CSC SYS 50 cordless table saw. These features make it an indispensable aid for interior finishing, as well as for carpenters and floorlayers.

‘The centrally positioned and easy-to-read display allows you to adjust the height and angle with absolute precision and in next to no time. This enables 100% repetition accuracy – cut after cut. You can make the most demanding cuts with maximum precision with the robust stop system made up of a parallel side fence, angle stop and sliding table.’

‘The CSC SYS 50 is the world’s first portable table saw with electric height and angle adjustment and a display with menu navigation. This means the new CSC SYS 50 marks a step towards digitalisation. However, when we implement digital technology, we always focus on the benefits to customers. The CSC SYS 50’s digital functions aren’t a gimmick and offer real added value with respect to precision and enable a cutting quality of unprecedented consistency in a portable saw. Essentially, the CSC SYS 50 offers all the qualities of a contemporary panel saw but you can also take it with you onto construction sites,’ explains Wolfgang Reines, product manager of the new cordless table saw.

The key feature of the CSC SYS 50 is the centrally positioned display, with its non-slip dial and two buttons at the side. This reportedly enables you to effortlessly save up to four saw blade positions in just a few steps.

Continues the company: ‘Another clever detail is that linking the table saw to the Festool Work App enables additional saw blade positions to be saved. You can use the display to electrically adjust the height and angle at the press of a button – accurate to a tenth of a millimetre. The height and angle (available in millimetres and inches) are set parallax-free via the digital display and are therefore more accurate than any visual judgement. In addition, you can preselect speeds appropriate for the material via the digital display.’

Adds Wolfgang: ‘Work usually needs to be done quickly on a construction site. You often need to saw a rebate, groove or a flattening and are initially focused on measuring and setting the correct saw heights. The CSC SYS 50 makes this a thing of the past. In just a few steps, you can consistently set the height to within a tenth of a millimetre – without the need for any tedious measuring. What’s more, in the special position of – 10deg, you can cut infill panels to size very quickly, accurately and without splinters.’

Mobile sawing applications just like in the workshop
Festool says: ‘In addition to its state-of-the-art operating concept, the new Festool CSC SYS 50 typically impresses customers with extremely precise sawing results, which are in no way inferior to a mains-powered saw when it comes to precision and quality. This is thanks to, among other features, the high precision parallel side fence with double clamping (via a single lever). Moreover, it has a highly precise angle stop, which can be optimally aligned and centrally clamped via a groove on the slide and enables mitre angles of between -70deg and +70deg.

‘The ball bearing-mounted slide can be moved completely smoothly and ensures parallel and angled cuts with maximum precision. Another practical detail is that, in the limited range of a cutting height of 35 mm, it is even possible to make angled cuts of up to -10deg.

‘This is ideal for undercutting infill panels because the field of vision in which the workpiece is to be cut is at the top. You can saw long workpieces exactly, safely, and easily in combination with a slide, pre-set profile setting rail and additional underframe support. You can also use a groove in the slide to safely clamp workpieces together with the Festool FSZ clamp clips, which are available as an option.’

‘As powerful as a mains-powered tool’
It continues: ‘Nor is the CSC SYS 50 in any way inferior to a mains-powered tool when it comes to power. The CSC SYS 50 is powered by a brushless EC-TEC motor and a dual battery system with two 18 V battery packs (from 4.0 Ah). This combination ensures a long runtime. For example, the brushless EC-TEC motor is long-lasting, maintenance-free and, on top of that, powerful.

‘With high speeds of 6800 rpm, it enables fast sawing progress and perfect cutting results in equal measure. Even for rip cuts in solid wood, you won’t notice any difference compared with mains-powered machines. The dust collection bag allows you to work with low levels of dust, even without a mobile dust extractor.

‘Nevertheless, the table saw is still an ideal partner for the new Festool CTC SYS, CTC MINI and MIDI cordless dust extractors. Incredibly convenient and surprising versatile. The CSC SYS 50 cordless table saw is so compact that it fits into a Systainer.’

The company goes on: ‘The table saw is as surprisingly versatile as it’s convenient owing to its size and cutting capacities, with parallel cuts up to 280mm, a crosscut width of up to 450mm and angled cuts of 2deg to 47deg. The simple space wedge changes for hidden cuts and rebates is another feature which extends the saw’s range of applications.

‘Moreover, you can reinstall the spacer wedge with the guard in an instant. ‘From the outset, we designed the entire concept around the saw, and its transportation, with a focus on mobility. We’ve rigorously designed every single detail, from the battery position to spacer wedge changes and the underframe, with a view towards the benefits to our users. We’d like our customers to just enjoy using this saw in their everyday work,’ says an enthusiastic Wolfgang Reines about the compact all-rounder.’

‘Precise sawing on the go’
Festool says: ‘Work is made even more convenient with the UG-CSC-SYS underframe specially developed for the CSC SYS 50. You can use this folding underframe to set the cordless table saw to the ideal working height in an instant.

‘At the same time, it also serves as the ideal solution for transport from the vehicle to the construction site. In addition, the shovel of the hand truck can be used as a workpiece support, allowing you to safely machine long workpieces.

‘The CSC SYS 50, packed in a Systainer, is compatible with bott vehicle equipment. However, even when away from the vehicle, the CSC SYS 50 can also be transported easily in one hand in a Systainer. Another practical detail is that saw blades, a spacer wedge and a dust collection bag are securely stowed in the lid of the Systainer.

‘After use, you can easily place the Systainer hood over the cordless table saw, which thus allows easy transport and protection. There is even space here for a pre-set profile setting rail and a parallel side fence. In short – the CSC SYS 50 offers precise sawing on the go. Another unique aspect is the three-year warranty, which also covers the battery packs and chargers. The new CSC SYS 50 cordless table saw is now available from selected retailers.’

‘Festool’s battery-powered universe: There’s more to it than ‘just’ power’
‘Battery technology and battery-powered devices are an extremely significant trend on the tools market. We have tailored our strategy to reflect this and are continuously expanding our portfolio accordingly,’ says Sascha Menges, ceo of Festool GmbH.

‘We’re not just blindly pursuing a strategy of using battery technology just for the sake of it – we want to take a more purposeful approach to ascertain how battery technology might best serve the application in question.

‘We want to optimise the results so that the products are perfect for their applications, and we want to make work easier, safer, and better for tradespeople. This commitment is embodied in exemplary fashion by the latest additions to the Festool 18 Volt System, the new CSC SYS 50 cordless table saw, the TSC 55 KEB plunge- cut saw, the QUADRIVE TPC 18 cordless impact screwdriver and the ExoActive exoskeleton that will be released in the course of 2023.’

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