There's no definitive plan for this as of now. It could happen, but (unless someone is holding on to info that I'm not privy to) there's no final answer one way or another.
This is the very reason I support Shane's observation 100%, Festool needs to offer imperial and metric graduations on all US tools, or lacking that company commitment, and it is a huge commitment, just pick a measurement method and then go forth at full speed. This lame duck approach does not help Festool inventory control or assuage the US consumers' angst.
Typical customer & Festool conversations:
Is the current TS 55 available in imperial or metric?.....I'll have to check current inventory, we have limited quantities available.
Can I order a TS 75 in metric?.....I think we're all sold out on that unit, I'll have to check to see if that item is even still available.
I just ordered an OF 1400, is that a metric unit?.....We no longer offer that tool in metric, possibly you could check with one of our over 200 distributors and find one that has the router available in metric.
And the beat goes on...
So...what brought me to this tirade?
This previous thread: Wherein on reply #354, @TylerC
Question: The Kapex UG extensions are currently sold with metric scale. Will we see a change over to imperial?
Answer: Yes, this will eventually move to imperial as well. This change will likely happen within the next year.http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/festool-is-(partially)-moving-to-imperial-in-north-america/60/
Yet, I'll repost the above answer "There's no definitive plan for this as of now. It could happen, but (unless someone is holding on to info that I'm not privy to) there's no final answer one way or another."
Wow...so...4 months later there is still not a clear vision of the Festool imperial/metric future, and as US consumers of Festool product, we're just asked to hang tight and wait for some form of divine intervention that will somehow lift the cloud bank that we've all been exposed to?
This is certainly not meant to be a rant against Tyler, unfortunately, he is just the messenger and I don't want to shoot him, however, I will take umbrage with management and ask them to share with the purchasers of their products, the very people that provide the revenue source to allow Festool to remain in business, the average hobbyist, the average professional, and the collector, they all want to hear firsthand, the Festool vision of the future. An official answer is not out of the realm of a reasonable reply and may actually border on being responsible for a company that owes so much for the continued support of their customer base with deep pockets...
Will that happen...time will tell.