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Offline vkumar

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2017, 02:24 PM »
@Shane Holland few questions:

1. Is there a typo on this page for the new airstream battery kit for the TSC 55.

TSC55 w/Airsteram
Shows that this comes with the TC3 charger and not the SCA 8 charger.

2. Will the TSC 55 accept the 6.2Ah battery?

3. Do you have a basic TSC 55 C available in metric?   Any new old stock?

@vkumar, sorry for the longer-than-usual time to reply.

1) Yes, it's a typo. All of the Airstream cordless tools include the SCA 8 Airstream charger.

2) Yes, you can use the 6.2Ah battery with all existing 18v cordless tools.

3) Yes, we have it in stock, link below for your convenience.

http://www.festoolproducts.com/festool-561730-tsc-55-cordless-plunge-cut-track-saw-basic-metric.html


I dont understand the math above. Why do you have 2 items @$55 each and 2 @ 65 each. Should there be only one item for the charger @ $65?

The TSC 55 kit comes with two chargers. Since Festool does not have a dual-port charger, they include to single port chargers so you can charge both batteries simultaneously.

So if I understand you correctly the current kit comes with 2 TC3 chargers. What about the new kit? 2 SCA 8 chargers or does the SCA 8 charger already charge 2 batteries?
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2017, 02:28 PM »
So if I understand you correctly the current kit comes with 2 TC3 chargers. What about the new kit? 2 SCA 8 chargers or does the SCA 8 charger already charge 2 batteries?

@vkumar

The non-BASIC models come with two chargers. The current models come with two TCL 3 chargers, the new models (annotated as "AirStream" on our website) come with two SCA 8 chargers.

The SCA 8 is still only capable of charging a single battery at a time. While it looks like there are two charging slots on it, one is for Lithium Ion batteries and the other is for older NiCad and NiMH batteries.
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Offline Edward A Reno III

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2017, 09:01 PM »
Lol

and I will add the annual thread complaining about the price increases. And then it passes and folks still continue to buy and discuss tools and it is all forgotten until the end of the year when some member asks about the annual price
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2017, 11:04 AM »
Lol

and I will add the annual thread complaining about the price increases. And then it passes and folks still continue to buy and discuss tools and it is all forgotten until the end of the year when some member asks about the annual price
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2017, 01:26 PM »
Bump, ICYMI.

Beat the price increase, order now to save!

Thanks, just ordered the Festool 201353 Domino XL Connector Systainer Set. I have a couple tables which I plan to make as knock-downs and this will be perfect. Plus another chance to use my Domino XL.  [big grin]
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2017, 01:27 PM »
Thanks, just ordered the Festool 201353 Domino XL Connector Systainer Set. I have a couple tables which I plan to make as knock-downs and this will be perfect. Plus another chance to use my Domino XL.  [big grin]

Thanks, Bob! I saw your order come in, much appreciated. Be sure to share some photos of your project.
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Offline Goneshootin88

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2017, 02:13 PM »
With Mafell making a bigger push into the US market and Festool having the annual price increase, at some point justifying the additional price for Mafell tools isn't going to be hard to do.


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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2017, 03:05 PM »
@Goneshootin88

Yeah, if this stuff continues I'm either going to spend more time doing what your handle says or I'm changing from green to red - maybe a combination of both.

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Offline Runhard

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #38 on: March 10, 2017, 05:27 PM »
One thing that irritates me about the annual price increase is that some of these tools haven't been updated in nearly a decade. I have more than enough Festools for my hobbyist use so I'll most likely just be buying consumables.

Who I'm I kidding? I'm sure that I'll want something in the future.
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Offline vkumar

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2017, 12:30 PM »
As someone who prefers metric, if I order a TSC 55 basic metric now and the order the Airstream batteries and charger later;

Would I be able to order a new insert to fit the existing Sys 5 to be able to fit the TSC 55 saw, the 2 Airstream batteries (5.2Ah) ateh 2 new SCA 8 chargers. I know you may not have pricing now but approx how much would it cost?

Thanks
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2017, 12:59 PM »
Would I be able to order a new insert to fit the existing Sys 5 to be able to fit the TSC 55 saw, the 2 Airstream batteries (5.2Ah) ateh 2 new SCA 8 chargers. I know you may not have pricing now but approx how much would it cost?

@vkumar, yes, the insert will be available. We have requested info from Festool on the inserts but I don't think we've got it yet. Usually inserts are about $15-20 if memory serves me.
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2017, 01:03 PM »
Thank you @Shane Holland for the prompt response.
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Offline LostInTheWood

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2017, 02:21 PM »
Ok.  So I've done my reasearch (including this thread) and, in short, the price increase for the HKC and PDC seems mainly about the new batteries and chargers coming into play.

So I have to ask.  Does it really matter if I order HKC Airstream (same for PDC) now as compared to after April 3rd?   From what I gather there should be no increase in price since the basic kits are not increasing in price or will the new Airstream kits increase soon after?


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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2017, 02:26 PM »
@LostInTheWood, there will be no price changes for any AirStream products on 4/3. If you order from us now, we will not bill your credit card until it ships (Paypal is instantly transferred). All AirStream products will ship on 4/3, the official release date.

Edit: And, correct, the BASIC versions of the cordless are not changing in price at all.

If you have other questions, feel free to email me at shane@toolnut.com.

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #44 on: Yesterday at 10:55 AM »
A friendly reminder to beat the price increase! Get fast free shipping, plus we collect no sales tax outside of NY/VA.

Everyone likes to get the best deal. Remember that blades, tenons, sandpaper and other consumables generally don't expire. Stock up now while the prices are the lowest of the year.

http://www.festoolproducts.com/festool-price-increase-2017.html


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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #45 on: Yesterday at 11:56 AM »
A friendly reminder to beat the price increase! Get fast free shipping, plus we collect no sales tax outside of NY/VA.

Everyone likes to get the best deal. Remember that blades, tenons, sandpaper and other consumables generally don't expire. Stock up now while the prices are the lowest of the year.

http://www.festoolproducts.com/festool-price-increase-2017.html



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