Back In Time: Festo SB 126 portable circular saw

Festo tools was founded in 1925 by company partners Albert Fezer and Gottlieb Stoll. They initially concentrate on repairing wood processing machinery and making structural modifications to these machines by converting plain bearings to ball bearings.



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The first tools for carpentry were developed under the first company logo “Fezer & Stoll”.




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In 1927, they brought to market the Mobile chainsaw, the first transportable chainsaw that carried out heavy, previously manual work on site.


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And 1930 saw an innovation that is commonplace today, the SB 126 portable circular saw, the first ever mobile circular saw: With the SB 126 portable circular saw, you can avoid the tedium of transporting heavy material to stationary tools by simply taking the tool to the material instead.