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Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« on: March 02, 2017, 04:36 PM »
Festool has announced a price increase for 2017 in the U.S. effective on Monday, April 3rd on approximately 1,000 items.

In order to make it easy for you to compare current and new prices, we have created a page on our websites that have a complete list of products that can be searched and sorted. Also, on each of the product pages, you will see the savings under the price if you order now versus after April 3rd.

Save up to $26 on accessories.
Save up to $80 on power tools.
Save up to $107 on package deals.

Beat the price increase, order now to save!

Remember that Festool does offer a 30-day money back guarantee on all power tools, plus a comprehensive three year Service All-Inclusive warranty which includes free shipping to and from the repair center.

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2017, 04:47 PM »
Well, at least they got away from the April Fools day increase this year.

THANKS Shane for the easy to use, understand and navigate reference guide on the Tool Nut site!

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2017, 05:09 PM »
To make it easy as you shop, you will also see a message like the one below on the product pages, right below the price. So you can easily identify the price increase.

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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2017, 06:27 PM »
No Pro5 listed. Is there a new model name for it or is it effectively discontinued?
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2017, 06:31 PM »
The Pro5 was a limited edition and is not available anymore.

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2017, 06:35 PM »
Normally I enjoy posts from @Shane Holland , even the ones that entice me to spend money.  The news of price increases is rather disappointing (although somewhat expected).  My positive remark is that the revised website makes it easier to purchase wisely.

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2017, 07:50 PM »
Thank you for the notice @Shane Holland.  How do we apply the $50 voucher that came with the Pro 5's? Do we have to hand the card over in person, or can we read off the code when placing an order?

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2017, 08:01 PM »
The voucher is paid directly by festool, it is not turned in to a dealer at purchase

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2017, 08:07 PM »
@Shane Holland in the past there has been items that the price goes down.  Are there any this year?

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2017, 08:19 PM »
No Pro5 listed. Is there a new model name for it or is it effectively discontinued?

@Gordon Bombay, I'm pretty confident that we will see the return of a 5" sander in the form of the ETS 125 REQ. Just not sure when that might happen. I suspect Festool's production has been focused on churning out PRO 5s to fill backorders and once that's all taken care of production of the ETS 125 REQ can take place. If I had to guess, I'd say it'll be a couple of months.

Thank you for the notice @Shane Holland.  How do we apply the $50 voucher that came with the Pro 5's? Do we have to hand the card over in person, or can we read off the code when placing an order?

@c_dwyer, you purchase any Festool power tool from your dealer of choice (ahem, The Tool Nut  [wink]) then you go to http://www.festoolpro5.com where you will enter some information like the voucher code, serial number and model of tool purchased. Festool will process the rebate claim and send you a check in 4-6 weeks.

@Shane Holland in the past there has been items that the price goes down.  Are there any this year?

@Tyler Ernsberger, there have been rare instances where prices have gone down some. In 2008 there were no price increases at all, the only year in my 12+ years being involved with Festool. This year, the majority of the main tools did not see increases.
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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2017, 02:07 AM »
Some of the new kit prices don't seem to add up very well, compared to the current prices.
TSC 55                                           $465  ->  $465
TSC 55 w/Batteries&Chargers           $725  ->  $785
                        new separate prices                $465+$55+$55+$65+$65+$12/13 ($727/$728)
TSC 55 w/Batteries&Chargers&Rail    $825  ->  $885
                        new separate prices                $465+$55+$55+$65+$65+$12/13$133/136 ($860/$864)
Battery                                             $55  ->    $55
Charger                                            $65  ->    $65
Stop Limit                                         $12  ->    $13
I'm thinking I'm buying the pieces parts separately, and maybe without the second charger, if I buy them at all.  Not that I want to draw too much attention to the math, since Festool will probably just make the less expensive prices more expensive.

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2017, 04:50 AM »
Some of the new kit prices don't seem to add up very well, compared to the current prices.
TSC 55                                           $465  ->  $465
TSC 55 w/Batteries&Chargers           $725  ->  $785
                        new separate prices                $465+$55+$55+$65+$65+$12/13 ($727/$728)
TSC 55 w/Batteries&Chargers&Rail    $825  ->  $885
                        new separate prices                $465+$55+$55+$65+$65+$12/13$133/136 ($860/$864)
Battery                                             $55  ->    $55
Charger                                            $65  ->    $65
Stop Limit                                         $12  ->    $13
I'm thinking I'm buying the pieces parts separately, and maybe without the second charger, if I buy them at all.  Not that I want to draw too much attention to the math, since Festool will probably just make the less expensive prices more expensive.

I thought that also until I saw that the new cordless tool kits will come with the AirStream batteries & chargers.
The AirStream batteries & chargers cost $80 each. That is a $15 increase for each battery & charger included in a kit.

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2017, 08:20 AM »
Of this you may be certain: Death, taxes.....and the annual Festool price increase.
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2017, 11:18 AM »
Who wants to call my employer and tell them I need a salary increase because toy prices have gone up?  Bueller?  Bueller?

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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2017, 02:48 PM »
I'm personally think the price increases are crazy.  Every April it's the same thing,  beat the price increases and buy now...   With the US Dollar being so high we should have price decreases.  Especially with customer service being so bad lately.  It typically takes 5-10 calls to get through to someone at the repair department.   We get a survey asking about our experience with Fog and our dissatisfaction with and our options.  Why did big figures leave FoG?  Because they are tired of the same things over and over again.  It's my option that when Shane left Festool,  a big part of Festool USA died.  He built the brand to where it is today and got many to buy and support Festool.  Festool USa will never be the same with out Shane.  It's my belief that's when FoG and Festool went down hill.  The whole price thing is Corporate Greed.   

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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2017, 03:04 PM »
What about increases from other brands? Festool did their price rise in Oz early January, approx 3% per year. Most other brands tend to go up by the same amount early in the year here as well :/

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2017, 04:22 PM »
Death, taxes, and the yearly (April) Festool price increase are all certainties against which one could make book.  It is really inconceivable to think of any reason for a price increase, aside from the obvious, Festool feels there is enough elasticity in pricing for their products, as well as demand that they can get away with the yearly price increase. 

I have some Festool tools, enjoy them, use them and come to FOG to learn how to better use them.  Even though there are a few Festool tools offered that I don't have and that I might like to have, my days of buying more Festool tools are over.  If anything, given the world-wide scope of trade agreements, exchange rates, available markets, discretionary money availability, Festool should be lowering prices in the USA, not raising them. 

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2017, 04:33 PM »
I have a pretty good amount of green in the shop and have been around the brand (if not the FOG) for long enough to not batt an eye at the yearly price increase...until this year. Those are some stout increases! Really nuts on some items in my opinion! I'm glad I'm mostly kitted out. These increases at a time when the exchange rate is so favorable is completely unjustifiable. I'm not naive enough to expect decreases (although Lee Valley does a good job tying their American prices to the dollar) but a $60 increase on a tracksaw? They've lost their minds.

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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2017, 06:40 PM »
I have come to realize that Festool will raise their prices on an annual basis based on whatever internal data they have accumulated and discerned.  Whether or not that damages sales or prevents others from buying their first tools must be part of their decision process.

But forecasting is just forecasting. 

I was at a Festool demo this past weekend and definitely let those in the audience know about the upcoming price increase.  Also talked about my ten year old TS-55.  Glad my wife bought it for me then.

Guess I need to adjust my replacement cost insurance policy on my Festools again.

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2017, 07:06 PM »
I have a pretty good amount of green in the shop and have been around the brand (if not the FOG) for long enough to not batt an eye at the yearly price increase...until this year. Those are some stout increases! Really nuts on some items in my opinion! I'm glad I'm mostly kitted out. These increases at a time when the exchange rate is so favorable is completely unjustifiable. I'm not naive enough to expect decreases (although Lee Valley does a good job tying their American prices to the dollar) but a $60 increase on a tracksaw? They've lost their minds.

Yeah - that track saw increase caught my eye too, especially since the individual prices on the pieces parts have not changed.  Apparently the new kits include the new airstream batteries and chargers - see above in the post.  So the $60 increase looks bad, but it's not apples to apples.  The individual parts in the old kits can still be had for the same prices as the old kits, except for the high end kit where you're paying $100 for a 55" rail that costs $133 (now) separately.

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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2017, 07:57 PM »
It seems as though some of the larger price increases people are complaining about are related to the cordless KITS and not the bare tools (BASIC).  Example - The TSC55 kit is increasing $60 but not the bare TSC55.  Same thing for the HKC55 kits and the DWC kit.  You can search this easily on Shane's awesome list.  This suggests it's about the batteries/chargers - perhaps they are replacing the batteries in the kits with the new Airstream batteries and charger?  Or they've just decided their batteries should be more expensive. 

I hate the annual April price increase as much as anyone, but just wanted to point that out.

EDIT:  And I just realized that was pointed out earlier in the thread.  Well, carry on then.   [embarassed]
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2017, 08:03 PM »
What about increases from other brands? Festool did their price rise in Oz early January, approx 3% per year. Most other brands tend to go up by the same amount early in the year here as well :/
That's true but with other brands you have the option to shop around for a deal.
 I can't be the only one who has found a good deal on let's say Makita on the internet from a tool store offering free shipping in Aus and noticed that Bunnings haven't lowered their prices in time to match the same item and therefore taken advantage of the extra 10% on their we'll beat any price by 10% guarantee.

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2017, 08:07 PM »
Yeah I got bunnings to order in the Bosch gex125/150ave sander for me. Quoted $258. Total Tools had it $249 so I ended up paying $224.10 :)

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« Reply #24 on: March 06, 2017, 08:55 PM »
I was surprised that the new tools released last year were having a price increase - I seem to recall in the past that first year tools held pricing for a year, but maybe I am mistaken. The Vac-Sys is one example.

It is funny, every year we have this discussion - as Edward said, death, taxes, the annual price increase in April from Festool 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 increase.

At the end of the day it is not all that much money - sure, we all want to save a couple of dollars. But at this level of tool, is an extra $5 - $30 really going to matter all that much? Even spread over several tools it is not that much money when you figure how long you will likely use the tools over the course of a few - several years. It adds up to cents on the day. I bet many people spend more on daily coffee or lunch and endure all the little price increases on the daily purchases that add up to much more than the cost of a tool. Every retailer raises prices - it is a fact of life. At least Festool gives us all plenty of warning and let's everyone know what the new prices will be in advance.

Not trying to discount anyone's feelings on the topic and I hate paying more money just like the next person, but trying to offer another perspective.

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« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2017, 11:55 AM »
@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?
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« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2017, 12:09 PM »
Some of the new kit prices don't seem to add up very well, compared to the current prices.
TSC 55                                           $465  ->  $465
TSC 55 w/Batteries&Chargers           $725  ->  $785
                        new separate prices                $465+$55+$55+$65+$65+$12/13 ($727/$728)
TSC 55 w/Batteries&Chargers&Rail    $825  ->  $885
                        new separate prices                $465+$55+$55+$65+$65+$12/13$133/136 ($860/$864)
Battery                                             $55  ->    $55
Charger                                            $65  ->    $65
Stop Limit                                         $12  ->    $13
I'm thinking I'm buying the pieces parts separately, and maybe without the second charger, if I buy them at all.  Not that I want to draw too much attention to the math, since Festool will probably just make the less expensive prices more expensive.

I thought that also until I saw that the new cordless tool kits will come with the AirStream batteries & chargers.
The AirStream batteries & chargers cost $80 each. That is a $15 increase for each battery & charger included in a kit.

@JD2720
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?

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« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2017, 02:16 PM »
Some of the new kit prices don't seem to add up very well, compared to the current prices.
TSC 55                                           $465  ->  $465
TSC 55 w/Batteries&Chargers           $725  ->  $785
                        new separate prices                $465+$55+$55+$65+$65+$12/13 ($727/$728)
TSC 55 w/Batteries&Chargers&Rail    $825  ->  $885
                        new separate prices                $465+$55+$55+$65+$65+$12/13$133/136 ($860/$864)
Battery                                             $55  ->    $55
Charger                                            $65  ->    $65
Stop Limit                                         $12  ->    $13
I'm thinking I'm buying the pieces parts separately, and maybe without the second charger, if I buy them at all.  Not that I want to draw too much attention to the math, since Festool will probably just make the less expensive prices more expensive.

I thought that also until I saw that the new cordless tool kits will come with the AirStream batteries & chargers.
The AirStream batteries & chargers cost $80 each. That is a $15 increase for each battery & charger included in a kit.

@JD2720
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?

I only replied to that post. HarveyWildes posted the pricing information.

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2017, 02:17 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.
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #29 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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