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Offline live4ever

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Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #540 on: December 12, 2017, 07:36 PM »
I clicked on the link in the regular MFT/3 email 6 minutes after I got it.  It was sold out already - anyone catch the price?

IIRC it was 420 or 430 something before sales tax.

darn that sounds like a good price I think.

Yeah if you're in the market for one, definitely.  Not exactly a tool where the shortened warranty is a real problem.  Of course, that assumes the top is in acceptable condition.
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Offline GoingMyWay

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« Reply #541 on: December 12, 2017, 07:41 PM »
Yeah if you're in the market for one, definitely.  Not exactly a tool where the shortened warranty is a real problem.  Of course, that assumes the top is in acceptable condition.

I wouldn't really care what the top looked like since I have the Parf Guide System and could make a new top if it was in really bad shape.  I know the Parf Guide System can basically replace an MFT, but I still kinda wanted one because of the guide rail, supports, and fence rail.
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Offline Michael Kellough

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« Reply #542 on: December 12, 2017, 07:43 PM »
I clicked on the link in the regular MFT/3 email 6 minutes after I got it.  It was sold out already - anyone catch the price?

The link from the email still shows the price, MFT/3,  $513.75.

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« Reply #543 on: December 12, 2017, 07:49 PM »
The link from the email still shows the price, MFT/3,  $513.75.

Oh yeah, sure enough - I only saw that it was sold out - had a sad face and then closed the browser.  I suspect that they didn't have very many available for resale.
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Offline promark747

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Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #544 on: December 12, 2017, 08:49 PM »
I couldn't even get though checkout without either one of the MFT's being sold out.  Wow.  There must only be a handful of these available.  Obviously not large quantities.  Congrats to those who got them.

Given the various states of condition people have received their recon tools...what would be an acceptable state of the top on a MFT??

My opinion is that for a recon MFT top, one "perfect" side and one used side (with some kerfs) would be reasonable.

Offline ishmerc

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« Reply #545 on: December 12, 2017, 09:18 PM »
I couldn't even get though checkout without either one of the MFT's being sold out.  Wow.  There must only be a handful of these available.  Obviously not large quantities.  Congrats to those who got them.
I'm pretty sure there's only one of each that was available .

Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #546 on: December 13, 2017, 08:49 AM »
Given the various states of condition people have received their recon tools...what would be an acceptable state of the top on a MFT??

I'm not sure I'm remembering this correctly but I believe past recon sales the MFT's got a new top.
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Offline jobsworth

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« Reply #547 on: December 13, 2017, 10:14 AM »
@Brice Burrell

I would think so Brice.  Personally I think this is a pretty good sale. I picked up a 150ES sander for a pretty good price. Got it , and it was in new condition. Counldnt tell it was used/

Yea I would of liked to get another MFT3 but i have 3 already and a extra top. I would like to get a Kapex MFT 3 , I have one athat I set my Kapex on. Im thinking I can build a stand for it and use the mini MFT for something else.
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Offline buckeyeguy

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« Reply #548 on: December 13, 2017, 12:26 PM »
RO 125 FEQ Plus Rotex up for sale on the site as I post this. 25% off MSRP

Offline FstoolNewbie24

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« Reply #549 on: December 13, 2017, 01:53 PM »
So i need to pickup my delivery of my recon OF1400, and I just purchased the Rotex 125 from the recon. What should I make sure to investigate on both of them when I receive them. I'm getting a little worried after hearing mixed reviews of the recon tools. When I hear recon, i assume that Festool actually takes the tools and verify that functionality is perfect, blemishes are to be expected, but i would assume that they make sure they work perfectly.

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« Reply #550 on: December 13, 2017, 02:13 PM »
The recons can be anything from a tool that was abused nd turned in before the 30 day trial is over to someone who just tried out a tool and didnt like it and returned it. I bought a 150 ES 3 and it looked like brand new.

So with that being said, You cant go by apprearances as some may have scuff marks on them while others will look brand new. Im pretty sure FT goes through the tools and make sure they operate according to specs. So thats what I would look for when my recons arrive.

Offline Michael Kellough

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« Reply #551 on: December 13, 2017, 02:31 PM »
I bought a Vac Sys at about 50% off.
I'll be more accepting of visible signs of use than I would if the tool was only 25% off.
(Although at that discount, reduced warranty, and the sales tax added on I probably wouldn't buy...)
« Last Edit: December 13, 2017, 03:15 PM by Michael Kellough »

Offline ishmerc

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« Reply #552 on: December 15, 2017, 05:58 AM »
They got this 564597, Festool PDC 18/4 QuaDrive Cordless Drill SET on the recon for $484.88 ,when you can buy it new for $420.00 .

Offline ProCarpenterRVA

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« Reply #553 on: December 15, 2017, 10:13 AM »
TS 55 is up for sale on the site as of now

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Offline live4ever

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« Reply #554 on: December 15, 2017, 10:47 AM »
At this point I wonder if they are just putting up tools as they come in and are reconditioned, almost selling one or maybe two at a time?

Or are they just breaking up the inventory for a particular model (D500 comes to mind) in order to give interested people more chances?

I need to go wonder about more important things...
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Offline Michael Kellough

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« Reply #555 on: December 15, 2017, 07:52 PM »
I bought a Vac Sys at about 50% off.
I'll be more accepting of visible signs of use than I would if the tool was only 25% off.
(Although at that discount, reduced warranty, and the sales tax added on I probably wouldn't buy...)

Took delivery today and was very pleased (and surprised) to find no sign of prior use. Looks new to me...

Offline ManipulatingWood

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« Reply #556 on: December 15, 2017, 11:05 PM »
I bought a Vac Sys at about 50% off.
I'll be more accepting of visible signs of use than I would if the tool was only 25% off.
(Although at that discount, reduced warranty, and the sales tax added on I probably wouldn't buy...)

Took delivery today and was very pleased (and surprised) to find no sign of prior use. Looks new to me...


Same for me Michael.  Manufacturing Date is 01-2016 but there not a scuff on it 😀!  It looks like we lucked out. 

Offline safety1st

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Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #557 on: December 16, 2017, 02:12 AM »
Are you guys referring to VAC-PMP? Thanks.

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #558 on: December 16, 2017, 09:33 AM »
At this point I wonder if they are just putting up tools as they come in and are reconditioned, almost selling one or maybe two at a time?

Or are they just breaking up the inventory for a particular model (D500 comes to mind) in order to give interested people more chances?

I need to go wonder about more important things...

Funny... [not worthy]

I've pretty much done just that, haven't refreshed the recon website in 3 days.

Offline McNally Family

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Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #559 on: December 16, 2017, 10:19 AM »
At this point I wonder if they are just putting up tools as they come in and are reconditioned, almost selling one or maybe two at a time?

Or are they just breaking up the inventory for a particular model (D500 comes to mind) in order to give interested people more chances?

I need to go wonder about more important things...

Funny... [not worthy]

I've pretty much done just that, haven't refreshed the recon website in 3 days.


I get the emails, but when I do the math, after Tennessee sales tax (just shy of 10%), I would rather just pay full price for the full 3 year warranty, and the right to return the product for 30 days.

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Offline Michael Kellough

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« Reply #560 on: December 16, 2017, 11:22 AM »
Well the one I've really been waiting for was up for sale again this morning.

The Domino XL for less than $1100.

I was lucky enough to see the email within 3 minutes of it arriving but alas the tool was already sold out.

Less than 3 minutes...
« Last Edit: December 16, 2017, 11:29 AM by Michael Kellough »

Offline Michael Kellough

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« Reply #561 on: December 16, 2017, 11:31 AM »
Are you guys referring to VAC-PMP? Thanks.

You're right, it is the pump only, something I'm not familiar with and bought on impulse.

Offline Larry Lesniak

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Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #562 on: December 16, 2017, 11:34 AM »
I too was looking for the Domino XL and was my reading email when the message arrived so I clicked it IMMEDIATELY and it was gone!  I suppose it's all down to the speed of your ISP and all the mail routing between Festool and your mail reader when they only have 1 of a given item.
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Offline FstoolNewbie24

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« Reply #563 on: December 16, 2017, 11:48 AM »
Me three, I've been refreshing every min or so for the past day hoping to snag one and the 3 minutes I miss it popped up.

Offline Michael Kellough

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« Reply #564 on: December 16, 2017, 12:08 PM »
@ Larry Lesniak

14 posts in 11 years?! Please step it up a little Larry  [smile]

Offline DynaGlide

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« Reply #565 on: December 17, 2017, 06:50 AM »
So I got my RO 125 in and after some fighting with it I've got it figured out. The label on it has me confused. Instead of T Nr and S Nr it has "B Nr" and "M Nr" The M.Nr. is 6 digits followed by /04/05. Did they really sell me a tool from 2005? It's not beat up, shows signs of use, and functions I think properly. The toggle switch for RO/Rotex is stiff going back to RO from Rotex but other than that everything seems to work. I'm not complaining so much as I'm a little shocked.

When was the rotex 125 even introduced? After 2005 I thought. The B.Nr 491 917 doesn't come up in Google
« Last Edit: December 17, 2017, 07:42 AM by DynaGlide »

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #566 on: December 17, 2017, 09:46 AM »
@Larry Lesniak

14 posts in 11 years?! Please step it up a little Larry  [smile]

That's funny...

Offline Eagle

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« Reply #567 on: December 17, 2017, 01:39 PM »
I got the Vac pump too. Looks new and no signs of use. The unit manufactured in 01-2016. This was an excellent buy at 50% discount.

Offline Michael Kellough

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« Reply #568 on: December 17, 2017, 04:10 PM »
Arrrr, just missed a big Domino again.

This time I got all the way to hitting the Complete button and the page came back with my credit card info removed. Filled it in again and the Sold Out page came up.

Offline FstoolNewbie24

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« Reply #569 on: December 17, 2017, 04:40 PM »
I FINALLY snagged one! Been refreshing all day since I got up. So I got the OF1400, Rotex 125, OF2200 and the DF700, all recon. I think I'm done now. I've only received the OF1400 so far so we shall see on condition of the others.