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Offline Shane Holland

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2016, 03:21 PM »
Shane,
What's the story on the 1000 mm extrusions? Will they become a stocking item again or are they gone?

@Cheese, well, we did about 15 minutes ago. Looks like someone snagged them already. So, we're out and won't be getting more.
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2016, 03:33 PM »
Let the games begin!

Shane,
What's the story on the 1000 mm extrusions? Will they become a stocking item again or are they gone?

@Cheese, well, we did about 15 minutes ago. Looks like someone snagged them already. So, we're out and won't be getting more.
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2016, 03:36 PM »
That's funny Edward...because I just snagged the 2000 versions instead.  [cool]

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2016, 03:40 PM »
Shane,
How many of the 700 template kits do you have left?  Do I need to make up my mind soon?

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2016, 03:43 PM »
How many of the 700 template kits do you have left?  Do I need to make up my mind soon?

@Gerald_D, looks like we have a decent number of them. Obviously, demand is unpredictable and we've already sold out of 3 of the SKUs just since I posted this. But, I would think you have a day or two at least.
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2016, 04:04 PM »
How many of the 700 template kits do you have left?  Do I need to make up my mind soon?

@Gerald_D, looks like we have a decent number of them. Obviously, demand is unpredictable and we've already sold out of 3 of the SKUs just since I posted this. But, I would think you have a day or two at least.

Thanks Shane- I didn't want to risk missing out so I just placed my order.  Appreciate the notification of the special pricing!
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2016, 05:26 PM »
I just snagged the 700 extensions from another, as yet unnamed source, but who will presumably be making a formal announcement of their entry into these sweepstakes shortly.  Man, pretty soon it's gonna be like Panic in Needle Park around here for Festool junkies looking for that special fix only the MFS can give them:



That's funny Edward...because I just snagged the 2000 versions instead.  [cool]
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2016, 10:20 PM »
These are still being sold in Europe, right?  (I have everything except the 1000, but would hold off unless a) I was able to find a dealer selling for a discount, or b) they were going to be discontinued completely worldwide, in which case I would buy.)

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2016, 10:51 PM »
These are still being sold in Europe, right? 

See reply #14 of this thread, this appears to be in N America only

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2016, 11:31 PM »
I just snagged the 700 extensions from another, as yet unnamed source...

That's funny Edward...because I just snagged the 2000 versions instead.

Yikes...seems like Edward & Cheese are now full fledged members of Needle Park.  [eek]

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #40 on: May 13, 2016, 03:37 PM »
Just curious @Cheese do you have a specific need for the 2000 extension profiles, or are you just planning ahead in case you ever have to rout an arc with a 6ft radius?

I'm was considering them, but I can't come up with a specific application in the near term that would justify it. 


I just snagged the 700 extensions from another, as yet unnamed source...

That's funny Edward...because I just snagged the 2000 versions instead.

Yikes...seems like Edward & Cheese are now full fledged members of Needle Park.  [eek]
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2016, 03:41 PM »
Just curious @Cheese do you have a specific need for the 2000 extension profiles, or are you just planning ahead in case you ever have to rout an arc with a 6ft radius?

A quick cut and you can have 2 sets of 1000mm extrusions.  [big grin]
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2016, 04:00 PM »
Just curious @Cheese do you have a specific need for the 2000 extension profiles, or are you just planning ahead in case you ever have to rout an arc with a 6ft radius?

A quick cut and you can have 2 sets of 1000mm extrusions.  [big grin]

Except they won't have scales.  [wink]

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2016, 12:04 PM »
Just curious @Cheese do you have a specific need for the 2000 extension profiles, or are you just planning ahead in case you ever have to rout an arc with a 6ft radius?

@Edward A Reno III
I just love the MFS 400/700 system because it's so easy, accurate and repeatable. Just used them last week for recessed drawer pulls and the pockets were within .008"-.010". I used to make templates out of aluminum/hardboard and it took longer to make the templates than the routing job took.

So I have nothing in particular in mind right  now for the 2000 profiles, but they will get used. I can guarantee that. They may even get cut to a custom length.

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2016, 02:56 PM »
Well, as for in Europe. A friend at the makerspace is trying to get a MFS 400 in Germany and it's unavailable right now and his dealer says that he doesn't know when it will be available...Nobody can't get any info apparently from what he says. I just found that topic here and from what I can read here, it seems like maybe it will be gone here too. I was thinking about getting one somedays too.  [crying]

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2016, 10:31 AM »
FWIW...I just received the MFS 2000 extrusions and noticed that there are NO length markings on the one edge. So I called Festool service and talked with Eric, he stated that neither the MFS 1000 or 2000 have length markings.  [sad] [sad]

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2016, 11:12 AM »
FWIW...I just received the MFS 2000 extrusions and noticed that there are NO length markings on the one edge. So I called Festool service and talked with Eric, he stated that neither the MFS 1000 or 2000 have length markings.  [sad] [sad]

I know the 2000 doesn't have them but I'm pretty sure the 1000 profile does.

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #47 on: May 19, 2016, 11:28 AM »
I have the 200, 400, 700 and 1000 and all have graduations.

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« Reply #48 on: May 19, 2016, 05:22 PM »
Right, the 1000 absolutely does.

FWIW...I just received the MFS 2000 extrusions and noticed that there are NO length markings on the one edge. So I called Festool service and talked with Eric, he stated that neither the MFS 1000 or 2000 have length markings.  [sad] [sad]

I know the 2000 doesn't have them but I'm pretty sure the 1000 profile does.
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #49 on: May 19, 2016, 09:08 PM »
Got my 700 on a discount at my local supplier. It was further down on my list, but did not want to miss out and got a good deal. It should pair well with my MFS400 and 1000 profiles. Sad this thing is being discontinued as it is such a handy tool to have.

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2016, 10:26 PM »
What a bummer - was using my MFS 700 today and one of the 700 profiles fell off my MFT and onto the concrete floor of my shop - each inside corner got dinged!  [mad] Found a set of 700 profiles online, but they are scarce to say the least and not discounted. But, I need a new one to use my set. Expensive mistake on my part...now I guess I will have an extra profile in case if happens again.

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2016, 11:43 PM »
Can you not file them and make the ding ok?  I have dropped mine and was able to file them and they work fine.  After that I made a box for my two sets for better protection.

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #52 on: May 30, 2016, 01:01 AM »
Can you not file them and make the ding ok?  I have dropped mine and was able to file them and they work fine.  After that I made a box for my two sets for better protection.

Yeah - I tried filing them and got some of the mushroom out, but they are not flat on one corner now - not huge, but a little off. Cannot believe my luck. Such is life. I am going to make a box for the 700 profiles. My 200 and 400 fit fine in a Systainer.

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #53 on: June 07, 2016, 11:05 AM »
No joke on the deal for the 2000 extension profiles from Engineering Agencies:

http://www.engineeringagencies.co.uk/festool-492726-extension-profile-mfs-vp-2000?search=mfs%202000

Including shipping to the states I paid $286
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2016, 04:38 PM »
We have one last MFS 700 set in stock. I've dropped the drop a bit more. Any takers?
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2016, 05:50 PM »
I just bought it 8)
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #56 on: June 07, 2016, 08:32 PM »
I have a 400 set and a 700 set.  I had considered getting a couple of 1000 profiles.
Guess i should'a done more than "consider"  [scratch chin]
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #57 on: June 08, 2016, 02:00 PM »
Wow this is news.
We MFS sold as before, but the price tag ... $ 550 for MFS-700-Set
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #58 on: August 08, 2016, 06:08 PM »
Anyone know of a local US dealer that has a MFS 400 (492610) or the 200 MM extension (492722) in stock? I've contacted all of the US online dealers with no luck. Spoke with Festool USA and they can't tell me who has any in inventory. Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #59 on: August 08, 2016, 06:30 PM »
@Bwolf

If not, check a few posts up for an International option some US buyers have used with good result.

And,  [welcome] to the FOG!