Festool launches new generation of tools
April 1, 2022 | 9:25 am CDT
Festool TS 55 F track saw

The Festool TS 55 F track saw is an upgrade of the company's legendary track saw technology.

Festool has launched a suite of next-generation tool offerings that are now available for shipping. The company says the tools have been built and designed to empower professional tradespeople to build smarter, faster and cleaner whether in the shop on or on the jobsite. Here's a roundup of the new tools.

Festool TS 55 F track saw accessories
Accessories for the new Festool TS 55 F track saw include new guide rails and adhesive pads for precise cuts on floors or vertical surfaces.

•    TS 55 F Track Saw: Designed to deliver excellent work results in a top-class sawing system, the TS 55 F offers maximum cutting performance and quality including perfect cuts, increased flexibility and an improved accessory system. A new set of guide rails is also available. The next-generation includes adhesive pads, allowing users to make straight and precise cuts when carrying out horizontal work on floors or vertical applications on walls.  
•    OF 1010 R Router: This is intended to be a re-imagining of Festool’s leading router. The plunge column clamps on both sides, making the router more torsion-resistant, with the goal of perfect routing every time.  
•    Updated Cleaning Sets and Hoses: Supplementing Festool’s lineup of dust extractors, this extensive line of products is designed to make sure there’s a correct cleaning set for every application and every customer.

Festool TPC 18 cordless hammer drill
Festool Quadrive TPC 18/4 cordless hammer drill works in wood, metal, and masonry.

•    QUADRIVE TPC 18/4 Cordless Hammer Drill: Designed to addresses nearly any drilling application, including wood, metal, and masonry, the drill has extra power and versatility to match the toughest tasks.  

Festool TopRock Bluetooth speaker
Festool's TOPROCK Bluetooth speaker in a Systainer lid combines tools storage with a speaker for your tunes.

•    TOPROCK Bluetooth Speaker: Introduced as the new sound of the Systainer, the Bluetooth Speaker in the Systainer lid combines all of the advantages of the Festool Systainer system in perfect harmony. Tools and accessories are stored inside the Systainer for a professional look, and the TOPROCK speaker provides clear, full-bodied sound.  
•    SYS-MFT Clamping-Set Systainer: This set includes two Quick Clamps, two Lever Clamps, two Low-Profile Stops, Four MFT Bench Clamps, a deep-drawer insert and the Systainer SYS3 M 112. It’s a limited-edition offering.                   
The entire suite of new products were launched and available for shipping beginning March 25, 2022.  
As a leading manufacturer of innovative, precision-engineered and durable power tool solutions, Festool designed the new suite of tools to improve the efficiency, accuracy and value of the company’s innovative systems-based approach. A company spokesman said these next-generation products are all designed to enable professional tradespeople to create outstanding work.  
Tools are available through participating dealers. For more information, visit https://www.festoolusa.com/campaigns/landing-page/new-for-2022.

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William Sampson is a lifelong woodworker, and he has been an advocate for small-scale entrepreneurs and lean manufacturing since the 1980s. He was the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine in the early 1990s and founded WoodshopBusiness magazine, which he eventually sold and merged with CabinetMaker magazine. He helped found the Cabinet Makers Association in 1998 and was its first executive director. Today, as editorial director of Woodworking Network and FDMC magazine he has more than 20 years experience covering the professional woodworking industry. His popular "In the Shop" tool reviews and videos appear monthly in FDMC.