Author Topic: Festool Mega Sale?  (Read 2308 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Kodi Crescent

  • Posts: 666
Festool Mega Sale?
« on: June 20, 2018, 07:32 AM »
Hi,

I received an email about a "Festool Mega Sale" at a website called "FestoolProducts.com".

I'm a bit puzzled.  I thought Festool didn't have sales.  Has something changed?

Offline Bigdaddy65

  • Posts: 19
Re: Festool Mega Sale?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2018, 07:57 AM »
They will discount some items that have a newer version. Site is reputable.

Offline RustE

  • Posts: 301
Re: Festool Mega Sale?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2018, 08:10 AM »
They bought another batch of discontinued tools and accessories.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-sales-dealer-area/up-to-20-off-on-6'-sanders-abrasive-cleaning-sets-(us)/

@Shane Holland works for them.  He's good at answering Festool related questions too.

Offline Shane Holland

  • Festool Dealer
  • *
  • Posts: 10429
    • The Tool Nut's Festool Store
Re: Festool Mega Sale?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2018, 08:40 AM »
@Kodi Crescent,

FestoolProducts.com is our website (The Tool Nut), where I work now. These discounts are being offered because Festool has discontinued these items allowing discounting.

Here are the basic differences between these and "current" models:

- Sanders, pads and abrasives are Multi-Jetstream with 17-holes versus the "newer" Multi-Jetstream 2 with more holes
- Vacs, hoses and cleaning sets have hoses without the new braided sleeve
- The Planex has a soft pad, Festool now ships the Planex with an ultra-soft pad
- Batteries are the 5.2Ah capacity versus the newer 6.2Ah capacity

Everything is in new condition. Tools come with a full warranty.

Glad to answer any other questions anyone has.

https://www.festoolproducts.com/on-sale.html
Buy Festool Online" class="bbc_img
Fast, Free Shipping - Festool Trained Experts - Unparalleled Customer Service - No Sales Tax Collected (Outside NY/VA/KY)
Toolnut.com and FestoolProducts.com

Offline Cochese

  • Posts: 270
    • The 144 Workshop
Re: Festool Mega Sale?
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2018, 10:07 AM »
The batteries at that price have me debating between buying a TSC55/HKC55 set (with two Airstream batts and chargers) or buying a basic TSC55/HKC55, two of those discounted batteries, and an Airstream charger (one for now). I just don't know what the better route is, if those Airstream batteries are that much better for my usage. I have a TS55 for my shop.

I'd be breaking down some sheet goods at the point of purchase to fit them in my SUV (one to two cuts per board). 50' of cuts at the absolute most at one time. I think the price difference between the two routes would be $180 at the cost of the upgraded batteries and another charger.

Or I suppose I could buy two batteries as backups for a future purchase.

Offline live4ever

  • Posts: 777
Re: Festool Mega Sale?
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2018, 12:49 PM »
The batteries at that price have me debating between buying a TSC55/HKC55 set (with two Airstream batts and chargers) or buying a basic TSC55/HKC55, two of those discounted batteries, and an Airstream charger (one for now). I just don't know what the better route is, if those Airstream batteries are that much better for my usage. I have a TS55 for my shop.

I'd be breaking down some sheet goods at the point of purchase to fit them in my SUV (one to two cuts per board). 50' of cuts at the absolute most at one time. I think the price difference between the two routes would be $180 at the cost of the upgraded batteries and another charger.

Or I suppose I could buy two batteries as backups for a future purchase.

I have all 5.2Ah batteries, and for my use, for which cordless is a luxury and not a necessity, they are more than sufficient.  If I needed maximal efficiency all day on a job site, then I'd go for the bigger newer batteries.  But IMHO the 5.2 are a steal at these sale prices.  I guess the only reason not to go for them would be if you were into the whole BT thing and wanted the new BT batteries...personally I'm still ok using a remote.
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

Offline yetihunter

  • Posts: 567
Re: Festool Mega Sale?
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2018, 04:19 PM »
The batteries at that price have me debating between buying a TSC55/HKC55 set (with two Airstream batts and chargers) or buying a basic TSC55/HKC55, two of those discounted batteries, and an Airstream charger (one for now). I just don't know what the better route is, if those Airstream batteries are that much better for my usage. I have a TS55 for my shop.

I'd be breaking down some sheet goods at the point of purchase to fit them in my SUV (one to two cuts per board). 50' of cuts at the absolute most at one time. I think the price difference between the two routes would be $180 at the cost of the upgraded batteries and another charger.

Or I suppose I could buy two batteries as backups for a future purchase.

Or buy an HKC set with the older batteries at a discount.   

http://www.bobmarinosbesttools.com/circular-saw-hkc-55-eb-plus-cordless-/p/561692/

Offline Cochese

  • Posts: 270
    • The 144 Workshop
Re: Festool Mega Sale?
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 06:28 PM »
The batteries at that price have me debating between buying a TSC55/HKC55 set (with two Airstream batts and chargers) or buying a basic TSC55/HKC55, two of those discounted batteries, and an Airstream charger (one for now). I just don't know what the better route is, if those Airstream batteries are that much better for my usage. I have a TS55 for my shop.

I'd be breaking down some sheet goods at the point of purchase to fit them in my SUV (one to two cuts per board). 50' of cuts at the absolute most at one time. I think the price difference between the two routes would be $180 at the cost of the upgraded batteries and another charger.

Or I suppose I could buy two batteries as backups for a future purchase.

I have all 5.2Ah batteries, and for my use, for which cordless is a luxury and not a necessity, they are more than sufficient.  If I needed maximal efficiency all day on a job site, then I'd go for the bigger newer batteries.  But IMHO the 5.2 are a steal at these sale prices.  I guess the only reason not to go for them would be if you were into the whole BT thing and wanted the new BT batteries...personally I'm still ok using a remote.

OK, you convinced me. Just ordered two batts, and I'll pick up an AS charger and the TSC 55 when I can.

Since I'll likely never buy any drills, those may be the only two batts I ever buy, but the AS charger will keep my options open as it pertains to an HKC set.