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Offline TylerC

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Re: MFS
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2016, 05:13 PM »
The OP's question has been answered, so it's time to call it a day.

A few notes:
  • If you really love this tool, it isn't disappearing right away. You can still find it.
  • The MFS has been discontinued in North America, but not in the countries where some of you live.

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Re: MFS
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2016, 08:01 PM »
@TylerC, @Christian Oltzscher , Maybe you can run this idea up the international flagpole,

Obviously economics come into play with the accessories, and there might be areas around the world where it doesn't make sense to stock such accessories.

But if the accessories are still available say for example in Europe, perhaps Festool would be doing the brand a service by allowing dealers in those areas to sell and ship those discontinued-in-other-areas-accessories to areas where the accessories are not available without violating any sort of dealer agreements.  Absolutely no cost to Festool, promotes the system approach, and maintain the goodwill of the brand.

Just a thought.

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Offline TylerC

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Re: MFS
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2016, 08:09 PM »
@TylerC, @Christian Oltzscher , Maybe you can run this idea up the international flagpole,

Obviously economics come into play with the accessories, and there might be areas around the world where it doesn't make sense to stock such accessories.

But if the accessories are still available say for example in Europe, perhaps Festool would be doing the brand a service by allowing dealers in those areas to sell and ship those discontinued-in-other-areas-accessories to areas where the accessories are not available without violating any sort of dealer agreements.  Absolutely no cost to Festool, promotes the system approach, and maintain the goodwill of the brand.

Just a thought.

Peter

Although this is outside of my area of influence, I'll definitely make sure that the right people see this thread. We're always open to ways to improve things for Festool users.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2016, 08:12 PM by TylerC »

Offline promark747

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Re: MFS
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2016, 10:09 PM »
For what it's worth, I placed an order for the MFS 1000mm profiles with the same UK company that Scorpion purchased his long MFT extrusions from (as he was happy with their service).  Even with shipping, the total cost of about $233 USD was less than the current retail price ($323) for the profiles if I had purchased here (and I don't know that you can even find them anymore...I tried).  It may take me a few weeks to get them, but that's fine.

Offline promark747

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Re: MFS
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2016, 06:18 PM »
Received my MFS 1000 profiles today and everything seems to be in perfect shape.  I highly recommend Engineering Agencies for their service.  And I saved almost $100 vs the cost in the US (prior to being discontinued).

http://www.engineeringagencies.co.uk/festool-492725-extension-profile-mfs-vp-1000

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: MFS
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2016, 02:02 PM »
I'm waiting on my order of 2x MFS 400 sets and 1x 1000 + 1x700 extensions. I'm Likely going to get additional 700 + 1000 extensions when the funds allow. I fully understand that less popular products sometimes get phased out. But believe also that part of what keeps myself and others returning to festool is the system approach which saves time and makes me more effective..

As a single one time purchase The MFS might seem expensive but seen in relation to the complete work set I believe its still in tune economically with the overall system cost and benefits equation
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Offline aterren

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Re: MFS
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2016, 08:02 PM »
Now that the MFS is unavailable, are there any comparable products by aftermarket providers?

Offline teocaf

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Re: MFS
« Reply #37 on: October 15, 2016, 02:16 PM »
Now that the MFS is unavailable, are there any comparable products by aftermarket providers?

@aterren
welcome to the FOG.  I'm surprised no one's jumped in to give you an answer yet--perhaps the sander super sale has sucked all the oxygen out of the forum's other topics.
 
The Trend Varijig frame system looks like a pretty decent quality/cost substitute




There's also a cool homemade version that the guy on the Toolify channel on youtube did a video on.


Offline mike_aa

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Re: MFS
« Reply #38 on: October 15, 2016, 06:36 PM »
@aterren

@teocaf

I don't have any experience with it, but here's a stair template that looks like it is made up with the same rails as the MFS uses.

Mike A.

Offline iamnothim

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Re: MFS
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2017, 01:56 PM »
This is a huge problem for me.  I use my MFS400 a lot and now I want the 700mm extrusions.  I never imagined it would be discontinued.  Festool: There are people that buy in to a "system" product concept. 

My brother-in-law is a international airline pilot.  He frequently flies to DE and might be able to pick it up.   Are the still available there?  If so, can anyone provide the part number for the 700mm rails?

Then I have to find a dealer near his airport. Deuseldorf I think. 
Thanks
« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 02:52 PM by iamnothim »
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Offline iamnothim

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Re: MFS
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2017, 01:58 PM »
Does anyone have experience with the Trend "Varijig"?
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Offline justaguy

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Re: MFS
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2017, 02:38 PM »
I do. PM me if you have questions

Offline JimH2

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Re: MFS
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2017, 02:41 PM »
This is a huge problem for me.  I use my MFS400 a lot and now I want the 700mm extrusions.  I never imagined it would be discontinued.  Festool: There are people that buy in to a "system" product concept. 

My brother is a international airline pilot.  He frequently flies to DE and might be able to pick it up.   Are the still available there?  If so, can anyone provide the part number for the 700mm rails?

Then I have to find a dealer near his airport. Deuseldorf I think. 
Thanks

If a product does not sell well then you typically delete it or put it on clearance. They probably were not selling any of them until they let it be known they were not going to carry them anymore.

Offline iamnothim

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Re: MFS
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2017, 02:57 PM »


If a product does not sell well then you typically delete it or put it on clearance. They probably were not selling any of them until they let it be known they were not going to carry them anymore.

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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: MFS
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2017, 04:02 PM »
Does anyone have experience with the Trend "Varijig"?

The Virutex product comes in the same sizes and visually looks identical to the Festool jigs.  Earlier this spring I emailed the Virutex US office to see if I could order them in the US.  They said yes and sent me prices, but I never pulled the trigger.

Offline Svar

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Re: MFS
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2017, 04:07 PM »
Does anyone have experience with the Trend "Varijig"?

The Virutex product comes in the same sizes and visually looks identical to the Festool jigs.  Earlier this spring I emailed the Virutex US office to see if I could order them in the US.  They said yes and sent me prices, but I never pulled the trigger.
Virutex and Trend "Varijig" are different products.

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: MFS
« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2017, 04:32 PM »
Does anyone have experience with the Trend "Varijig"?

The Virutex product comes in the same sizes and visually looks identical to the Festool jigs.  Earlier this spring I emailed the Virutex US office to see if I could order them in the US.  They said yes and sent me prices, but I never pulled the trigger.
Virutex and Trend "Varijig" are different products.
Yep - The Trend Varijig does not look visually identical to the Festool jigs.  I was just trying to indicate that there was another US alternative closer to Festool than the Trend product.  I'm just not sure if Virutex is still selling it, since it seems to have disappeared from their web site also.

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Re: MFS
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2017, 04:39 PM »
If so, can anyone provide the part number for the 700mm rails?

@iamnothim

492610 - MFS 400
492611 - MFS 700
492722 - Extension profile MFS-VP 200 (2 x profile 200mm)
492723 - Extension profile MFS-VP 400 (2 x profile 400mm)
492724 - Extension profile MFS-VP 700 (2 x profile 700mm)
492725 - Extension profile MFS-VP 1000 (2 x profile 1000mm)
492726 - Extension profile MFS-VP 2000 (2 x profile 2000mm)

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Re: MFS
« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2017, 04:49 PM »
THANKS !!
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