Festool Vecturo Multitool
Festool 57659 Cordless Oscillator OSC 18 HPC 4,0 El SET
Festool Cordless Oscillator OSC 18 HPC 4,0 El SET
Model number: 576590
Power source: 18V
Motor size: Brushless
Weight: 3.97 lbs with battery
Remember when the cordless multi-tool was loud and vibrated your hand? Well, I am happy to let you know that there is no one on the market that is a remodeler’s dream. It’s the all-new Festool Vecturo OSC 18. We love the anti-vibration system and how quiet it is compared to the other OMTs on the market. And did I mention dust extraction? On a multi-tool…very nice feature!
I have to admit that I was wrong about the OSC 18. I was thinking that it was going to be loud, heavy, bulky, and front-loaded. But the Vecturo proved me wrong.
First off, everything stows nicely in a newly updated systainer. That just makes it even more attractive in my eyes. It’s powered by a 4.0 Bluetooth battery pack. And it is noticeably much quieter with less vibration, and truly more comfortable and very well-balanced when compared to its competition.
Festool OSC 18 Includes :
- Model: Cordless Oscillator OSC 18 HPC 4,0 El SET
- Model Number: 576590
- Batteries: 2x BP 18 Li 4,0 HPC-ASI battery packs
- Charger: 1x TCL 6
- HSB 100/BI/OSC wood saw blade x1
- USB 50/35/BI/OSC universal saw blade x1
- USB 78/32/BI/OSC universal saw blade x1
- A Adapter
- AH Positioning Aid
- AV Dust Extraction Device
- TA Depth Stop
- Systainer: SYS# M 187 ( New Style Systainers)
Festool Vecturo Features:
- Brushless EC- TEC motor with variable speed control to provide you with the best control for each cutting task.
- 18V 4.0 compact battery packs.
- Noise and vibration damping for superior comfort. The housing and motor are completely isolated and that’s what provides the anti-vibration.
- Vecturo system accessories set this OMT apart from its competitors. It has a dust extraction attachment, precision plunge-cutting base with dust extraction, and an adjustable depth stop.
- StarLockMax offers a keyless quick change, which means that you don’t need a tool to change blades. It is really fast to change out blades.
Festool OSC 18 on the Job site:
The OSC 18 has been wicked awesome to have on-site! The wood saw blade looks very medieval but saws like a dream. We’ve been using the wood saw blades more than the traditional OMT blades lately. It’s a new blade for me and I’ve found it to be very fast and versatile.
The StarLockMax blade changing system is very quick. The learning curve with the system is that you can leave the lever down and just snap on your blade. If the blade doesn’t lock-in, then you use the lever to reset the locking pin. This is used for releasing and for changing blades.
The quiet operation is music to my ears. These days I’m looking for cordless, lightweight, and quieter power tools. The Vecturo hits the marks on all accounts.
Vecturo Dust Collection & Accessories:
As for dust collection, the OSC 18 is surprisingly good. And the dust extractor runs for a few seconds after you power down the tool to help keep the hose line cleaner. We had just a very small amount of dust particles localized to the immediate cut area. All in all the dust collection attachment on the precision plunge base is great. And it is happily welcomed to keep our job sites neater, cleaner and safer.
All of the accessories attach easily by lining up the arrows on the multi-tool and the accessory pieces. One of the features Festool has created is an adjustment/attach/locking lever in its distinctive Festool green color. You can use Festool’s complete line of OMT blades or you can use your preferred manufactures multi-tool blades that use the StarLockMax System.
We are happy to see that the new Festool battery line has a power level indicator and Bluetooth capability. Before, their Gen 1 batteries relied on power levels located on the tool. Variable speed is from 1 (10,000) to 6 (19,500) OPM (Oscillations per Minute). We ran the OSC 18 for an eight-hour workday cutting sidewall shingling at variable speeds from 1-6 without depleting the battery.
All Festool power tools include a 3-year wear-and-tear warranty, 2-day standard repair time, and 1-month satisfaction guarantee.
Right out of the systainer we noticed the differences in why this OMT was going to be a favorite. There’s a ton of accessories and the batteries are nice and compact. Add that with its quieter features and operation with an anti-vibration damping system and it’s a no-brainer. Festool provides you with quality, innovation, and system design that is supreme and is why I choose to use Festool on my job sites. Give it try!
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