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Offline TylerC

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New training videos from Sedge
« on: April 19, 2017, 05:01 PM »
A lot of you know Festool trainer Brian "Sedge" Sedgeley. He's starting posting minute-long videos of Festool tips and tricks. They're on Instagram, but you can watch them online without an account. For a lot of you long-time Festool folks, many of these will be old hat, but there's lots of good stuff here.

He's posting a new video each Monday and Friday.

You can see them all here:
https://www.instagram.com/festoolsedge/

Here's a few of my favorites:

How to increase the tension on your clamping elements: https://www.instagram.com/p/BR0t4iaj2GI

How to automatically shut off your ETS EC if the hose falls off: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSbbKY2DiSv/

How to align your DOMINO mortises on a crosshair: https://www.instagram.com/p/BS3s0jcjHSH

How to calibrate your KAPEX laser (by simply cleaning the lens): https://www.instagram.com/p/BRvaendDKDp/

How to properly connect your Guide Rails: https://www.instagram.com/p/BSleKgKDBn6

What questions would you like to see Sedge answer?

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 05:40 PM »
I just learned two things that I will put into action a la maña.
Thank you!

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 06:09 PM »
I'll go right on the record and say that I learn tons from this fellow. Truly a gifted trainer who makes things accessible to all.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2017, 06:19 PM »
I suddenly like my clamping elements so much more.  Who knew.
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 07:03 PM »
Gotta love that Sedge!!!  He is so wicked shaaahp!!!    [big grin] 
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 02:52 AM »
Great info, Steve ought to get a hair cut like Sedges
« Last Edit: April 22, 2017, 12:52 PM by jobsworth »
Loving the Calif sun....

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2017, 07:42 AM »
Great info.  Especially centering domino on crosshairs.
   Does he have any video tips on how to use my iPad?  I could only get it to play about half of the videos.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2017, 08:33 AM »
Spent most of the time in the shop yesterday trying to figure out how to do this very thing.  Logged on this morning, saw the post, watched the video - who knew about the milled edge?  Sedge is brilliant, and thanks to him, I'm now a little more educated about my Festools!  Great job, and THANKS!
« Last Edit: April 22, 2017, 12:40 PM by DrD »
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2017, 10:32 AM »
I also appreciated the video on the DF 500 used to place Dominos within a field.  [thumbs up]

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2017, 11:16 AM »
Can they enable English subtitle please?


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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2017, 08:06 PM »
Installing blade and setting tension on carvex. One of the guys at the roadshow demonstrated a way of doing it that I had never seen before, which I think many people are probably unaware of.
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2017, 09:08 PM »
@TylerC Do tell Sedge we appreciate his trips and tricks video's. Keep them coming.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2017, 08:22 AM »
@TylerC Do tell Sedge we appreciate his trips and tricks video's. Keep them coming.

Thanks. He LOVES doing these.

Offline Dongar

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2017, 11:17 AM »
The instagram site needs labels or an index saying what is covered in each video.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2017, 12:35 PM »
The instagram site needs labels or an index saying what is covered in each video.

If you click on each video, Sedge provides a quick description along with hashtags (ex. #mft). That's about the extent that you can do on the actual Instagram page itself.

We're planning to make similar videos available on YouTube and festoolusa.com.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2017, 04:12 PM »
I must be missing something.  Can't see the entire presentation because the screen is cut off when watching on a pc.  Why would I want to watch these on a tiny phone screen or less than full screen pc monitor? 

Is there a way to adjust the volume when watching an Instagram video on a pc like there is for a Youtube video?

It would make more sense to put these videos on Festoolusa.com and Youtube first.

Festool should stop trying be "hip" and do what makes sense and reaches their largest audience first, then trickle down to the other platforms.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2017, 04:22 PM by RobBob »

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2017, 05:32 PM »
More people use phones than PC by a huge number, Its not being hip, it's staying relevant. Mobile internet surpassed all forms of computer desktop and tablet internet use combined in early 2016 and will never go back.

That being said the videos look the same to me.

It appears these were made on Instagram for Instagram.

I prefer PC use myself. I just got a new dream laptop and it's so nice to use, a desktop replacement that would have filled up a city block when I was a kid, if this kind of computer power was even possible then. His videos sure would look nice on my nice new screen had he recorded them with PC in mind.
« Last Edit: May 03, 2017, 05:38 PM by Dovetail65 »
The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2017, 06:35 PM »

It appears these were made on Instagram for Instagram.


Yep. We just shoot them on an iPhone and post directly to Instagram. Quick and dirty. We'll do some similar videos for YouTube, but we want to maintain a similar loose feel.

Sedge has racked up more than 3,000 followers in a month and a half, so somebody seems to like it. (But maybe they're just following him for the crazy Maine accent!)

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2017, 07:44 PM »
More people use phones than PC by a huge number, Its not being hip, it's staying relevant. Mobile internet surpassed all forms of computer desktop and tablet internet use combined in early 2016 and will never go back.

That does not mean that most Festool tool owners prefer to watch instructional tool videos on a smartphone.

We are not talking about watching an episode of the Kardashians.

What do you think is the average age of someone who owns and uses more than two Festool tools?

« Last Edit: May 04, 2017, 08:04 PM by RobBob »

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2017, 08:10 PM »
What's a Kardashian?

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2017, 08:48 PM »
More people use phones than PC by a huge number, Its not being hip, it's staying relevant. Mobile internet surpassed all forms of computer desktop and tablet internet use combined in early 2016 and will never go back.

That does not mean that most Festool tool owners prefer to watch instructional tool videos on a smartphone.

We are not talking about watching an episode of the Kardashians.

What do you think is the average age of someone who owns and uses more than two Festool tools?

I already said I prefer PC.

28% of Instagram user are 35-49, if that isn't the age group Festool is shooting for they are making a huge mistake.
The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2017, 08:52 PM »
More people use phones than PC by a huge number, Its not being hip, it's staying relevant. Mobile internet surpassed all forms of computer desktop and tablet internet use combined in early 2016 and will never go back.

That does not mean that most Festool tool owners prefer to watch instructional tool videos on a smartphone.

We are not talking about watching an episode of the Kardashians.

What do you think is the average age of someone who owns and uses more than two Festool tools?

Festool owners are similar to other human beings in that they have to constantly adapt to opportunities and not fall into the clutches of complacency.

If you want to see this free series, you gotta have Instragram and a phone.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2017, 09:01 PM »
More people use phones than PC by a huge number, Its not being hip, it's staying relevant. Mobile internet surpassed all forms of computer desktop and tablet internet use combined in early 2016 and will never go back.

That does not mean that most Festool tool owners prefer to watch instructional tool videos on a smartphone.

We are not talking about watching an episode of the Kardashians.

What do you think is the average age of someone who owns and uses more than two Festool tools?

Festool owners are similar to other human beings in that they have to constantly adapt to opportunities and not fall into the clutches of complacency.

If you want to see this free series, you gotta have Instragram and a phone.

I have Instagram and a phone.  I'll still pass. 

Have you seen the videos from Laguna, Hammer/Felder, Dewalt TV, Milwaukee Tool, etc?  Much better than Festools, a supposedly premium tool manufacturer.  BTW, have you seen the Onekey app from Milwaikee?

 

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2017, 09:08 PM »
Well Instagram is to get new users anyhow, not cater to existing customers(that's secondary I think), that's what the forum and this website are for. Instagram from my perspective is to tease potential new customers and get them to go to the website. That's one reason Instagram videos aren't all that great as far as in depth information or quality, they are more for creating a quick buzz or for stuff to go "viral". You Tube can do the same but allows for a better  video experience. Right now the phones adn Instagram videos aren't quite good enough for me to skip my PC.

I use Instagram to get to people I know never will come to my website otherwise.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2017, 09:11 PM by Dovetail65 »
The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2017, 09:11 PM »
Well Instagram is to get new users anyhow, not cater to existing customers, that'a what the forum and this website are for. Instagram from my perspective ia to tease potential new customers and get them to go to the website. SO that one reason Instagram videos aren't all that great, they re more for creating a buzz.
I use Instagram to get to people I know never will come to my website otherwise.
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2017, 09:12 PM »
Other than that, Instagram is just one of the most popular social media networks.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2017, 09:13 PM »
Other than that, Instagram is just one of the most popular social media networks.

Yeah, we're not talking about social media, are we?  We are talking about INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL VIDEOS!

People that would benefit from an instructional tool video typically already own the tool.

This is just another example of how lazy Festool has become.

Have you seen the videos from Laguna, Hammer/Felder, Dewalt TV, Milwaukee Tool, etc?  Much better than Festools, a supposedly premium tool manufacturer.  BTW, have you seen the Onekey app from Milwaikee?
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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2017, 09:19 PM »
Other than that, Instagram is just one of the most popular social media networks.

Yeah, we're not talking about social media, are we?  We are talking about INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL VIDEOS!

People that would benefit from an instructional tool video typically already own the tool.

This is just another example of how lazy Festool has become.

Actually, we are talking about a free, organic video series that is hosted on social media...yes.

I have watched a bunch of these videos and they are geared to people who own the tools.

I wouldn't call it lazy to be putting out free instructional content for users. I'd call that pretty freakin cool.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2017, 09:23 PM »
On FOG, when referring people to a how to video for a Festool product, whose videos are mentioned or linked to most often?

Peter Parfitt's or Eric/Erock's.  Of course, Festool has already soured Eric and he does not produce Festool videos anymore.

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Re: New training videos from Sedge
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2017, 09:25 PM »
On FOG, when referring people to a how to video for a Festool product, whose videos are mentioned or linked to most often?

Peter Parfitt's or Eric/Erock's.  Of course, Festool has already soured Eric and he does not produce Festool videos anymore.

With all due respect to Peter and Eric, we are talking about Brian Sedgeley on this one.

'Nuff said.