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Offline kdzito

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Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« on: April 02, 2016, 02:21 PM »
I wonder if the MFS Router Template System has gone by the wayside.
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Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2016, 02:30 PM »
Don't think so, still some in my Amazon cart and in stock at tool nut

Why do you ask?

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2016, 02:35 PM »
Don't think so, still some in my Amazon cart and in stock at tool nut

Why do you ask?

It's not in the 2016 catalog.
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2016, 02:41 PM »
In the 2015 catalog the MFS System was listed with the routers, in the 2016 catalog they're nada.

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2016, 03:48 PM »
I am moving the to the Ask FESTOOL area.

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2016, 04:13 PM »
Yes, it has been officially discontinued effective 4/1. No joke.

Along with Brilliant abrasives. And, 15v cordless, which was already mentioned here.
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2016, 04:27 PM »
Well there you go!

@Shane Holland will these be offered on the discontinued tools discount at some point..?

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2016, 04:27 PM »
What a shame (not Shane)!  But I suppose that it would be logical based on what relatively few posts (and thus I assume popularity) here in the US.

For those who have been on the fence post, this should be a wake up call.  Used it in classes and found it to be an accessory that you did need to spend some time with to get your head around, but offering more than just a few extrusions screwed together.

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Offline Kealevans

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2016, 04:28 PM »
What does disconnected actually mean? I use the system are spare parts only going to be available for a while ? Also the Mfs is incorporated into the worktop jig is that also disconnected?

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2016, 04:34 PM »
Is this an NA thing or global?

Offline kdzito

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2016, 04:40 PM »
Aw shucks! I might have to buy one  [eek] and bite the bullet.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2016, 04:53 PM by kdzito »
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2016, 04:46 PM »
Glad I loaded up a few years ago!  They are great for swinging arcs and other chores no other accessory will do.  No need to store multiple single-purpose jigs, just a notebook with settings for perfect repeatability later.
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2016, 04:49 PM »
Is this an NA thing or global?

As far as I know, North America only. But check with your local dealer to confirm.
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2016, 04:51 PM »
Well there you go!

@Shane Holland will these be offered on the discontinued tools discount at some point..?

Depends on if we still have stock once Festool changes its status to an item that can be sold below catalog prices, usually 90 days or so.
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2016, 05:32 PM »
Thanks, Phil.
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2016, 06:45 PM »
Shane, will the profiles continue to be sold (700-1000) or is it all going to be discontinued?  I already have a 400 set.  Eventually I want to add a pair of longer profiles when the need arises (which hasn't happened yet).
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2016, 07:29 PM »
Here's a complete list of what's been listed as discontinued by Festool USA.

564566Cordless Drill T15 Li 5.2 Set
564565Cordless Drill T15 Li 5.2
564557Cordless Drill C15 Li 5.2
564558Cordless Drill C15 Li 5.2 Set
492610Multi-routing template, MFS400
492611Multi-routing template, MFS700
492722Extension profile MFS200 2x, MFS
492723Extension profile MFS400 2x, MFS
492724Extension profile MFS 700 2x, MFS
492725Extension profile 1000 2x, MFS
492726Extension profile 2000 2x, MFS
492793Abr Bri2 100X150 P40 50X
492794Abr Bri2 100X150 P60 50X
492795Abr Bri2 100X150 P80 50X
492796Abr Bri2 100X150 P100 100X
492797Abr Bri2 100X150 P120 100X
492798Abr Bri2 100X150 P150 100X
492799Abr Bri2 100X150 P180 100X
492800Abr Bri2 100X150 P220 100X
492801Abr Bri2 100X150 P240 100X
492802Abr Bri2 100X150 P320 100X
492803Abr Bri2 100X150 P400 100X
492804Abr Bri2 100X150 P40 10X
492805Abr Bri2 100X150 P80 10X
492806Abr Bri2 100X150 P120 10X
492807Abr Bri2 100X150 P180 10X
492818Abr Bri2 115X228 P40 10X
492819Abr Bri2 115X228 P80 10X
492820Abr Bri2 115X228 P120 10X
492821Abr Bri2 115X228 P180 10X
492822Abr Bri2 115X228 P40 50X
492823Abr Bri2 115X228 P60 50X
492824Abr Bri2 115X228 P80 50X
492825Abr Bri2 115X228 P100 100X
492826Abr Bri2 115X228 P120 100X
492827Abr Bri2 115X228 P150 100X
492828Abr Bri2 115X228 P180 100X
492829Abr Bri2 115X228 P220 100X
492830Abr Bri2 115X228 P240 100X
492831Abr Bri2 115X228 P320 100X
492832Abr Bri2 115X228 P400 100X
492848Abr Bri2 80X133 P40 50X
492849Abr Bri2 80X133 P60 50X
492850Abr Bri2 80X133 P80 50X
492851Abr Bri2 80X133 P100 100X
492852Abr Bri2 80X133 P120 100X
492853Abr Bri2 80X133 P150 100X
492854Abr Bri2 80X133 P180 100X
492855Abr Bri2 80X133 P220 100X
492856Abr Bri2 80X133 P240 100X
492857Abr Bri2 80X133 P320 100X
492858Abr Bri2 80X133 P400 100X
492859Abr Bri2 80X133 P40 10X
492860Abr Bri2 80X133 P80 10X
492861Abr Bri2 80X133 P120 10X
492862Abr Bri2 80X133 P180 10X
492879Abr Bri2 93x93 P40 10X, RO90/DX93
492880Abr Bri2 93x93 P80 10X, RO90/DX93
492881Abr Bri2 93x93 P120 10X, RO90/DX93
492882Abr Bri2 93x93 P180 10X, RO90/DX93
492883Abr Bri2 93x93 P40 50X, RO90/DX93
492884Abr Bri2 93x93 P60 50X, RO90/DX93
492885Abr Bri2 93x93 P80 50X, RO90/DX93
492886Abr Bri2 93x93 P100 100X, RO90/DX93
492887Abr Bri2 93x93 P120 100X, RO90/DX93
492888Abr Bri2 93x93 P150 100X, RO90/DX93
492889Abr Bri2 93x93 P180 100X, RO90/DX93
492890Abr Bri2 93x93 P220 100X, RO90/DX93
492891Abr Bri2 93x93 P240 100X, RO90/DX93
492892Abr Bri2 93x93 P320 100X, RO90/DX93
492893Abr Bri2 93x93 P400 100X, RO90/DX93
492944Abr Bri2 D125 P60 50X
492945Abr Bri2 D125 P80 50X
492946Abr Bri2 D125 P100 100X
492947Abr Bri2 D125 P120 100X
492948Abr Bri2 D125 P150 100X
492949Abr Bri2 D125 P180 100X
492950Abr Bri2 D125 P220 100X
492951Abr Bri2 D125 P320 100X
492952Abr Bri2 D125 P400 100X
493657Abr Bri2 D125 P40 50X
495933Abr Bri2 D225 P320 25X, LHS
495989Abr Bri2 D125 P40 10X
495990Abr Bri2 D125 P60 10X
495991Abr Bri2 D125 P80 10X
495992Abr Bri2 D125 P120 10X
495993Abr Bri2 D125 P180 10X
495994Abr Bri2 D125 P320 10X, Replaces 492955, 5pk
496006Abr Bri2 115X228 P60 10X
496008Abr Bri2 80X133 P60 10X
496010Abr Bri2 100X150 P60 10X
496011Abr Bri2 93x93 P 60 10X, RO90/DX93
496579Abr Bri2 D150 P40 10X, Replaces 495972
496580Abr Bri2 D150 P60 10X
496581Abr Bri2 D150 P80 10X
496582Abr Bri2 D150 P120 10X, Replaces 495975
496583Abr Bri2 D150 P180 10X, Replaces 495976
496584Abr Bri2 D150 P320 10X, Replaces 495977
496585Abr Bri2 D150 P40 50X , Replaces 492979
496586Abr Bri2 D150 P60 50X, Replaces 492980
496587Abr Bri2 D150 P80 50X, Replaces 492981
496588Abr Bri2 D150 P100 100X, Replaces 492982
496589Abr Bri2 D150 P120 100X, Replaces 492983
496590Abr Bri2 D150 P150 100X, Replaces 492984
496591Abr Bri2 D150 P180 100X, Replaces 492985
496592Abr Bri2 D150 P220 100X, Replaces 492986
496593Abr Bri2 D150 P240 100X, Replaces 492987
496594Abr Bri2 D150 P320 100X, Replaces 492988
496595Abr Bri2 D150 P400 100X, Replaces 492989
497379Abr Bri2 D90 P40 50X, RO90
497380Abr Bri2 D90 P60 50X, RO90
497381Abr Bri2 D90 P80 50X, RO90
497382Abr Bri2 D90 P100 100X, RO90
497383Abr Bri2 D90 P120 100X, RO90
497384Abr Bri2 D90 P150 100X, RO90
497385Abr Bri2 D90 P180 100X, RO90
497386Abr Bri2 D90 P220 100X, RO90
497387Abr Bri2 D90 P240 100X, RO90
497388Abr Bri2 D90 P320 100X, RO90
497389Abr Bri2 D90 P400 100X, RO90

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Offline RKA

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2016, 09:24 PM »
Thanks Shane!
-Raj

Offline Cheese

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2016, 02:24 AM »
Thanks Shane...that's a very complete list. Looks like I'll be ordering some sandpaper tomorrow. [eek]


Offline Wonderwino

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2016, 11:59 AM »
It is a shame to see another innovative tool being discontinued here.  I think the MFS system, like the 8mm router bits that disappeared several years ago, need to be experienced to be appreciated.  I think Festool would sell more of these if people had better access to hands-on demos, perhaps dealers suggesting that router customers "check out" the way these enhance work flow.

Shane, whatever happened to the video of the twin-OF1400 setup w/MFS we did in Advanced router class in 2010?  That was truly innovative, even though it required a "crew" of 3 to operate safely.  That experience is what led me to buy the MFS items I have.
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2016, 12:07 PM »
I hope that Festool brings out 100 grit Granat for the RTS400, since I used the Brilliant to fill in this strange gap in the Granat line for this sander.

Also, it would be great if they ran a close-out sale on the 2000mm MFS profiles, though I notice that Toolnut is currently out of stock of this length.
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2016, 07:02 AM »
Will this mean the MFS will be discounted by the vendors?  If so, I might need to get a set and a couple of extra rails.  I'll keep my eye out and see if they get discounted. 

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2016, 08:40 AM »
Will this mean the MFS will be discounted by the vendors?  If so, I might need to get a set and a couple of extra rails.  I'll keep my eye out and see if they get discounted.

Festool USA will no longer be importing the MFS, so the dealers will run out of stock at some point.  My guess is that Festool USA and dealers never hold many MFS sets in stock, so if you really want a set I wouldn't wait.
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Offline RKA

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2016, 02:02 PM »
FWIW, Amazon is currently selling the MFS700 set for $350 new.  Most other dealers have not discounted the prices on the MFS yet. But the first few to jump on this may get the price and Amazon's mystery pricing scheme's may raise the price afterwards.
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2016, 02:07 PM »
FWIW, Amazon is currently selling the MFS700 set for $350 new.  Most other dealers have not discounted the prices on the MFS yet. But the first few to jump on this may get the price and Amazon's mystery pricing scheme's may raise the price afterwards.

I looked and on my end, the Amazon price is indeed $350, but not in stock. Bummer!
 
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Offline RKA

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2016, 02:29 PM »
I ordered it a month ago at a slightly higher price. It was also out of stock, but I got it within 6 days of placing the order and the website never indicated in stock before or after I received my order. The box wasn't the usual Amazon box either, which may indicate it was drop shipped.
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2016, 02:35 PM »
I ordered it a month ago at a slightly higher price. It was also out of stock, but I got it within 6 days of placing the order and the website never indicated in stock before or after I received my order. The box wasn't the usual Amazon box either, which may indicate it was drop shipped.

Good to know! I figured with a discontinued product, they would never be able to actually fill an order... might be worth an "experiment"!

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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2016, 02:42 PM »
We have them in stock and discounted by 20%. Here's a link to the MFS:

http://www.festoolproducts.com/SearchResults.asp?SEARCH=mfs

Same with all Brilliant abrasives, 20% off.
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Re: Has the MFS Router Template System been discontinued?
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2016, 03:16 PM »
Shane,
What's the story on the 1000 mm extrusions? Will they become a stocking item again or are they gone?