Author Topic: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)  (Read 61988 times)

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Offline Tyler Ernsberger

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Being it's a limited time offer, is it a first come first serve offer?  Or are there enough sanders at this price to go around? 

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Being it's a limited time offer, is it a first come first serve offer?  Or are there enough sanders at this price to go around? 

@Tyler Ernsberger, no idea to be honest. I doubt Festool will share this information. Hopefully, there will be enough to cover preorders through 11/1. But, this is a smokin' deal.
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Offline amt

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Is the new sander still made in Germany?

Offline copcarcollector

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Is the new sander still made in Germany?

From Festool USA's FB page:

Festool Power Tools - North America The PRO 5 LTD is engineered and made in Germany.

Offline Carquest

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Ordered one, no need for it, but the cord and systainer are worth buying it.

Offline Svar

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Ordered one, no need for it, but the cord and systainer are worth buying it.

Judging from the tread in couple months we'll see a lot of ETS125 PRO 5 e-bay offerings.  [big grin]
Anyway, are there half-off plans for Domino XL in blue systainer any time soon?
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Offline amt

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Ordered one, no need for it, but the cord and systainer are worth buying it.

Judging from the tread in couple months we'll see a lot of ETS125 PRO 5 e-bay offerings.  [big grin]
Anyway, are there half-off plans for Domino XL in blue systainer any time soon?

It has me wondering why the offer is so good, and if there would be others.  I wonder if Festool is testing out a lower cost / higher volume strategy, or possibly quarterly outstanding deals to get new customers hooked ("the first one's free").

Offline Cheese

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Is the new sander still made in Germany?

For now...rumor has it some of Festool's offerings will be made in the US.  [cool]

Offline leakyroof

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Just order this  [smile].  Have a ets 150 and ro 90 so this should fit in the middle.  With this deal I figured I could not go wrong.

Just saw the promotion and trying to make up my mind whether I should add this to my lineup.  I have the RO150 and the  RO90 already.  What can I do with this new sander that my current ones can't?  So far the pros I come up with are: shorter stroke, smaller size overall, voucher, low price.  The cons that come to mind:  not as versatile as those I have already, big outlay for new size consumables, not as powerful.  Can someone throw in a few points I have not thought of?--part of me still wants to get this.  Thanks
. I CAN answer this as the 5" inch sander is the last of Festool's line of sanders for me to finally buy into.  I held off buying any 5"/125mm sander from them since I had multiple 6"/150mm sanders already and all the other versions... Planex, RTS, DTS, DX93 etc.
 However, for trim work, refinishing doors and assorted Paint work, there were times I was missing  a pad size in between 150mm and 90mm since one was too big and the other too small.
 Now with my new version ETS/Pro 5 on order, I get an upgraded sander with more power over the older ETS 125, but the same fine 2mm orbit for Stain Grade work.
The new EC version 5" sander is 3mm, which is finer than 5mm but not a 2mm orbit for final sanding or sanding between coats.
The additional pad protector just adds value for the sander in usage around delicate edges you'd like to avoid slamming into while sanding, say something built-in that's already finished.....
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Offline Staniam

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Shane,

Do you guys charge the credit card now or on November 1st?
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Do you guys charge the credit card now or on November 1st?

@Staniam, your credit card is charged when it ships.

If you pay with Paypal, it is billed at the time the order is placed.
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Offline Staniam

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Do you guys charge the credit card now or on November 1st?

@Staniam, your credit card is charged when it ships.

If you pay with Paypal, it is billed at the time the order is placed.

SOLD!

 Im getting married in 18 days and I would end up on the nightly news as murdered if I spent anything on Festool right now.
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Offline antss

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It has me wondering why the offer is so good, and if there would be others.  I wonder if Festool is testing out a lower cost / higher volume strategy, or possibly quarterly outstanding deals to get new customers hooked ("the first one's free").
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I doubt it.  We've seen crazy eddie type pricing on sanders before I think.  Wasn't there giveaway pricing on the ETS150 a few years ago  ???

Could be a nudge to get folks accustomed to the new dust fitting ?

But, judging by the the amount of posts showing up on the splash page's info center I wonder if it's just an attempt to bury all the Kapex motor bashing ?  It's succeeded even if it's not. [eek]

Offline BarneyD

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I already own a RO125 and ETS 125 so I surely don't need this. But it's too good a deal to pass up. Ordered one. Maybe I can use one in each hand thereby doubling my productivity. Hmmmm,  I guess I'd need another CT26.....

Barney

Offline leakyroof

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I already own a RO125 and ETS 125 so I surely don't need this. But it's too good a deal to pass up. Ordered one. Maybe I can use one in each hand thereby doubling my productivity. Hmmmm,  I guess I'd need another CT26.....

Barney
. You should post your thoughts on a comparison between the old and new version of the ETS 125 for us here on FOG.  As an experienced user, you will have some added value in seeing what's changed.
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Offline KescoNY

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i just preordered 7 of them.  So I'm under the impression that i will be getting 7 vouchers for $50 each. Can they all be redeemed at the same time for one purchase or do they have to be used 1 at a time ?
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Offline KescoNY

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Just went back and saw that the vouchers can not be combined   :(
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Offline Potts17

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I just ordered mine as well.  Waiting for the April Fools joke to come out saying it's really $499. What a smoking deal at $99

Offline Svar

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i just preordered 7 of them. 
[scared]
Festool must be rethinking the move as we speak. FOG will put it out of business.

Offline sigmatango

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I believe the video is in Dutch, not German...  [big grin]

Offline TylerC

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It has me wondering why the offer is so good, and if there would be others.  I wonder if Festool is testing out a lower cost / higher volume strategy, or possibly quarterly outstanding deals to get new customers hooked ("the first one's free").

This is a one-off promotion. I wouldn't get used to it.

I'm glad that many of you FOG folks are getting one (or seven  [wink]), but the main idea was to make it easier for people to try Festool for the first time.

Offline grbmds

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@TylerC Any difference between the old ETS125 and this new one other than the systainer color?
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Offline Shane Holland

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@TylerC Any difference between the old ETS125 and this new one other than the systainer color?

@grbmds, here are the improvements over the ETS 125 EQ.

- More powerful 250W motor to improve material removal rates up to 25%
- Included pad protector for sanding up close to adjacent surfaces
- Bayonet-style locking dust port and optional reuseable dust bag
- Improved ergonomics with reduced vibration and soft grip
- The sanding performance and dust collection you expect from Festool
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Offline tms0425

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I'm in for 1, just too hard to resist  [unsure]

Offline Brice Burrell

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It has me wondering why the offer is so good, and if there would be others.  I wonder if Festool is testing out a lower cost / higher volume strategy, or possibly quarterly outstanding deals to get new customers hooked ("the first one's free").

This is a one-off promotion. I wouldn't get used to it.

I'm glad that many of you FOG folks are getting one (or seven  [wink]), but the main idea was to make it easier for people to try Festool for the first time.

At the rate these seem to be selling FOG members are going to buy them all up, and there won't any available for new customers. 
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Offline bdiemer

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Is there such a thing as too many finish sanders ?????

Offline Shane Holland

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I think this is a great offer from Festool. There are so many who are "on the fence" or just completely anti-Festool because of the prices. This is an opportunity for folks to dip their toe in the water and see what it's like. The water is great, come on in!  [big grin]

Sure, many current customers will take advantage of this phenomenal deal too. I'm sure it's an expected result.
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Offline jafenske

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This is awesome... Sander number 4 for my stable.

Offline Kodi Crescent

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Ordered one, no need for it, but the cord and systainer are worth buying it.

Judging from the tread in couple months we'll see a lot of ETS125 PRO 5 e-bay offerings.  [big grin]
Anyway, are there half-off plans for Domino XL in blue systainer any time soon?



It has me wondering why the offer is so good, and if there would be others.  I wonder if Festool is testing out a lower cost / higher volume strategy, or possibly quarterly outstanding deals to get new customers hooked ("the first one's free").

Me too.  I sure feel like a sucker for buying an ETS 125 at full price years ago.  Is the PRO built to a lesser standard? I'll sure feel like a massive sucker if all the tools get discounted in a similar fashion.

Offline bdiemer

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I ordered one. At that price I can afford to keep one with a super soft pad and maybe not have to deal with that interface pad again. To me the interface pad has been a necessary evil. Too many holes to line up.