Festool RSC 18

Festool RSC 18

Festool RSC 18

Festool RSC 18

Festool RSC 18


The Festool RSC 18 cordless reciprocating saw is powerful, fast and durable. With its brushless EC-TEC motor, switch-activated, fast-cutting, pendulum stroke and low level of vibration, the saw is smooth as well as fast to easily cut through the toughest materials. Optimized internal mechanism is both long-lasting as well as efficient - directing all of the power into the saw blade and not into the saw for smoother operation and less vibration for even greater control. Conveniently store the RSC 18, including all the accessories, in the Systainer so that they are well protected and easy to find. A range of blades are available for nearly any application.

Overview of the Brushless EC-TEC Motor

At the heart of the Festool RSC 18 lies its mighty brushless EC-TEC motor, a technological marvel that ensures power efficiency and longevity. This motor, coupled with the switch-activated pendulum stroke, delivers fast and easy cuts with precision.

Switch-Activated Pendulum Stroke

The switch-activated pendulum stroke is the secret weapon behind the RSC 18's swift cutting prowess. It not only enhances efficiency but also reduces the level of vibration, making operation smoother and less fatiguing.

Quality and Reliability

Crafted for the toughest day-to-day applications on the jobsite, the Festool RSC 18 is a testament to quality and reliability. Its brushless EC-TEC motor not only provides a long-lasting power source but also proves nearly impervious to the harsh conditions of demolition and renovation tasks.

Protection Against Harsh Conditions

The low level of vibration is not only a comfort factor for the user but also a shield that protects all parts of the RSC 18, ensuring a tool that stands the test of time and provides years of service.

Maximum Power and Speed

The marriage of the powerful brushless EC-TEC motor and the switchable pendulum stroke is a symphony of efficiency. This combination results in a reciprocating saw that delivers maximum power and speed, making every cut a breeze.

Variable Speed Trigger

The Festool RSC 18 ensures that you are always in control with its large variable speed trigger. This feature enables a smooth machine start-up and stepless stroke speed control, providing maximum controllability over the cutting process.

Automatic Ejection of the Saw Blade

Safety is a priority, and the Festool RSC 18 takes it seriously. The saw blade is automatically ejected when the chuck is opened, reducing contact with the blade. This not only ensures user safety but also facilitates quick and easy blade changes with less risk from sharp edges.

The Anti-Vibration System

The RSC 18 incorporates a unique anti-vibration system that reduces machine vibration by a staggering 40%. This means that the full power of the tool is directed into the blade for maximum cutting efficiency, all while minimizing the vibration felt by the user.

Lower Fatigue, Longer-Lasting Saw

The anti-vibration mechanism goes beyond just comfort—it significantly lowers fatigue during prolonged use. Additionally, it contributes to a longer-lasting saw and faster cuts, making the Festool RSC 18 a reliable companion on any jobsite.

Dust Extraction Device

Workspaces can get messy, but the Festool RSC 18 simplifies cleanup. The included dust extraction device, attached to the saw table without tools, ensures that unpleasant fine dust and sawing chips are extracted directly at the point of origin when the extractor is connected.

Integrated LED Lighting

Visibility is key when precision is paramount. The integrated LED on the Festool RSC 18 provides optimal lighting of the work area, ensuring an excellent view of the cut in any lighting conditions.

Versatile Cutting Options

The Festool RSC 18 doesn't just stop at ordinary cuts. The saw blade can be installed rotated by 180°, enabling cuts up to the ceiling, wall, or floor. When flush sawing is required, flexible saw blades become the tool of choice.

Tool-Free Adjustment for Maximum Use

To maximize the life of a saw blade, the pivoting foot-plate assembly can be adjusted tool-free with the push of a button. This allows different areas of the blade to be exposed, optimizing blade use and saving both time and money.

User Tips for Optimal Performance

Before you embark on your cutting adventures with the Festool RSC 18, consider these tips for optimal performance:

  • Regularly clean the dust extraction device for efficient operation.
  • Check and tighten blade attachments before each use.
  • Store the tool in a dry and cool place to extend its lifespan.


The Festool RSC 18 is not just a reciprocating saw; it's a powerhouse of performance and durability. From its mighty brushless EC-TEC motor to the thoughtful design elements like reduced vibration and automatic blade ejection, every feature is geared towards making your cutting tasks efficient and fatigue-free.


1. Is the Festool RSC 18 suitable for professional use?
Absolutely, the RSC 18 is designed for professional-grade applications, providing power and durability.

2. How long does the battery last on a single charge?
The battery life depends on usage but typically offers a substantial runtime for most tasks.

3. Can I use the RSC 18 for overhead cutting?
Yes, the rotatable saw blade allows for cuts up to the ceiling, offering versatility in various applications.

4. Is the anti-vibration system adjustable?
The anti-vibration system is integrated and works automatically, requiring no manual adjustment.

5. Can I purchase additional accessories for the Festool RSC 18?
Yes, Festool offers a range of accessories to enhance the capabilities of the RSC 18.

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Reviews (7)

January 26, 2022

The LumberJill's Marvel

Festool RSC 18 rocks my forestry world! Effortless cuts, minimal vibration. A lumberjack's dream!

February 28, 2022

The Arborist's Ace

As an arborist, precision matters. Festool RSC 18 delivers every time. Unmatched power and control!

March 3, 2022

Woodland Wizardry Unleashed

Festool RSC 18 is my magical wand in the woods. Smooth, powerful, and the anti-vibration is pure sorcery!

April 5, 2022

Timber Titan's Choice

Timber industry pro here! RSC 18 is a game-changer. Reduced fatigue, precise cuts—unmatched in the field.

May 10, 2022

Forest Queen's Verdict

Festool RSC 18 reigns supreme in my forestry realm. Durable, efficient, and a true ally in the wilderness.

June 15, 2022

The Wood Whisperer's Delight

For a wood whisperer like me, precision is non-negotiable. RSC 18 exceeds expectations. A true craftsman's tool!

July 22, 2022

The Forestry Maestro's Must-Have

As a forestry maestro, I demand the best. RSC 18 is my symphony conductor—powerful, precise, and perfect.