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Offline Bob Marino

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Re: PRO 5 Comeback
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2017, 11:38 AM »
Would it be within the realm of possibilities that a dealer might still end up with sellable stock from their initial order? I know these sanders were / are coming into the USA in batches, for example my dealer sent mine to me about a week ago, maybe they received extras not spoken for too...?

Maybe a dealer can pop in here, or the OP could check with several dealers to see if they can get on a list still. Festool NA may be 'sold out', but that does not mean all dealers are.. Just an idea.

Agree. As we dealers are pretty much at the end of our allotments on these sanders, some may/will have a small batch left over from cancellations. Right now we are pretty much sold out - even for the few add ons from customers ordering a little late, but still a good idea to check around. 
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Offline Peter_C

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Re: PRO 5 Comeback
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2017, 12:22 PM »
Now the one thing I hate about the PRO 5...the new bayonet dust port, it's always dropping dust when I change sanders.  [crying]
Kinda a non perfect solution, but if you hit the power on when you disconnect the bayonet it should suck up any errant dust. (My dust collector annoyingly stays on for a few seconds after tool shut down which makes it easier when I know there is going to be dust, or if I want a quick vac, like when I disconnect the hose from the dust deputy where there is always extra dust.)

Offline worldburger

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Re: PRO 5 Comeback
« Reply #32 on: March 08, 2017, 10:41 AM »
Thanks. I really missed the boat on this one !!

I bought a few of these when buying other tools off CL. If anyone wants one, PM me.

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Re: PRO 5 Comeback
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2017, 04:48 AM »
...or should I have picked one up?

Hey Holmz...you already know you should have picked one up...

Yeah @Cheese
I was afraid I would try to pimp them at a profit. And there are multiple snares there.
Plus... one has to consider their legacy and reputation. And selling tools at a huge profit is financiallywise but puts one's moral compass in question... Basically humans have a de facto position of wanting to be part of the group, and pimping them ostracises one from the main herd.

The other pull was to give it as a gift to a junior-Holmz... but I already have the plan to will all the woodworking tools to the one of them that has the interest but is currently busy with studies.

Basically I sleep well at night just using the sanders I have.
I ain't no mathematician but i have some negative and positive screwdrivers
I ain't no pilot but i have some planes.
I ain't no sucker but i have a vacuum.
And I has me some saws, and some sandpapers.