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Offline T. Ernsberger

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« Reply #690 on: April 04, 2018, 02:19 PM »
Yeah I agree.  There’s not a lot of money to be made. 

Offline GoingMyWay

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« Reply #691 on: April 04, 2018, 02:31 PM »
I'm sure another will come up soon. 

I still have mixed feelings on the MFT.  I have two of them now, and for my current situation, they make perfect sense.  But just a year or two ago, I couldn't understand why in the world people bought them.  So what changed for me?

1)  My shop size shrunk from small garage space to tiny due to an ongoing renovation that will probably continue for the rest of time.
2)  My cabinet saw essentially had to be broken down / not usable in the same way it was before necessitating smaller work that I'd do easily on the tablesaw to be done with tracksaw.
3)  Most of my permanant shop storage (cabinets, under-bench storage, drawers, etc.) went bye-bye.
4)  Everything had to become not just mobile but REALLY mobile; able to be taken out, shuffled around, and put away efficiently on a close to daily basis

If it weren't for all of this, I'd be squarely in the it's-over-priced, build-your-own category.

According to my festoolrecon email history, this is only the 3rd time since December 2017 that the regular MFT/3 has been offered.  It doesn't seem to come up very often and when it does there seems to be only 1 single MFT/3 available.

I also need everything to fold up and out of the way so I can park my car inside the garage.

Yeah I agree.  There’s not a lot of money to be made. 

Having to pay sales tax really cuts into the discount when you compare it to other online stores that do not collect sales tax.
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Offline ryanjg117

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« Reply #692 on: April 09, 2018, 03:07 AM »
Having to pay sales tax really cuts into the discount when you compare it to other online stores that do not collect sales tax.

I've checked the prices on just about every Recon offer and you're right, sales tax kills most of the deals. The best "deals" on Festool will always be Craigslist, usually 60-70% of the value of the tool and no tax to deal with. Another benefit of Festool that not many people seem to be aware of: even if you purchase a tool secondhand, you can register it as long as the original owner has a receipt or proof of purchase showing the tool is within its three-year warranty window. Someone call me out if I'm wrong here but I've registered multiple Craigslist pickups including an OF1400 with a ton of accessories I scored for $300. Continues to be my favorite FesTool and probably in my personal "Top 10 Craigslist Deals of All-Time" list.

Offline ben_r_

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« Reply #693 on: April 09, 2018, 12:09 PM »
Yea sales tax kills pretty much ALL the Festool recon prices Ive seen. Better to just buy new or watch CL.
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Offline GoingMyWay

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« Reply #694 on: April 09, 2018, 01:00 PM »
I still find the deal to be good enough, even with tax.  It would just be all the sweeter with no tax.  I don't check Craigslist that often, but when I had previously I didn't really find much in the way of Festool, maybe it's like festoolrecon.com, you kinda gotta keep an eye out for something that pops up.

I just picked up the reconditioned ETS EC 150/5 EQ-Plus.  That was $101.97 cheaper than retail, including the sales tax.  Have I gone a bit overboard with the 6" sanders??  I already own the RO150, ETS 150/3, and the soon to be ETS EC 150/5.
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Offline ben_r_

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« Reply #695 on: April 09, 2018, 01:23 PM »
I just picked up the reconditioned ETS EC 150/5 EQ-Plus.  That was $101.97 cheaper than retail, including the sales tax.  Have I gone a bit overboard with the 6" sanders??  I already own the RO150, ETS 150/3, and the soon to be ETS EC 150/5.
I think so... IMO no need to own both the 3mm AND 5mm stroke. I would have added a DTS or RTS for corners and the such first.
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Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #696 on: April 09, 2018, 01:31 PM »
I just picked up the reconditioned ETS EC 150/5 EQ-Plus.  That was $101.97 cheaper than retail, including the sales tax.  Have I gone a bit overboard with the 6" sanders??  I already own the RO150, ETS 150/3, and the soon to be ETS EC 150/5.

I hope you haven't.. [smile]  Otherwise, that means I'm 'overboard and sinking', as I have the RO150, ETS150/3 and ETS150/5, along with the ETS-EC150/3.  I actually use all of them and, depending on what I'm doing, I do prefer one over the other.  The Rotex and EC150 get the most use however.  Not sure what work you do, but I agree with Ben_r that the DTS and RTS are good 'next' choices.

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Offline GoingMyWay

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« Reply #697 on: April 09, 2018, 01:41 PM »
Not sure what work you do, but I agree with Ben_r that the DTS and RTS are good 'next' choices.

I just massacre wood.  I can't tell you how many times I've made the most simplest mistake of confusing the keep vs waste side to know which side of the line I need to cut on.

I primarily wanted to make end grain cutting boards (the hardest way possible) by using the wrong tools for the job: TS55 and RO150. 

At the moment I'm making a plane till to hold the few bench and block planes that I have.  I used the ETS 150/3 with 240 grit granat paper for the first time to sand off my pencil marks on the birch plywood.  I guess it was easier to hold/control than the RO150, but I was surprised by how my hand was a little sore from the vibration.  Is that normal?
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Offline leakyroof

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« Reply #698 on: April 09, 2018, 03:44 PM »
Not sure what work you do, but I agree with Ben_r that the DTS and RTS are good 'next' choices.

I just massacre wood.  I can't tell you how many times I've made the most simplest mistake of confusing the keep vs waste side to know which side of the line I need to cut on.

I primarily wanted to make end grain cutting boards (the hardest way possible) by using the wrong tools for the job: TS55 and RO150. 

At the moment I'm making a plane till to hold the few bench and block planes that I have.  I used the ETS 150/3 with 240 grit granat paper for the first time to sand off my pencil marks on the birch plywood.  I guess it was easier to hold/control than the RO150, but I was surprised by how my hand was a little sore from the vibration.  Is that normal?
  You got sore from the Old Style ETS Sander?  Maybe try wearing gel packed gloves to see if it's something that having that Gel padding will take care of for you-
 They're also called Anti-Vibration Gloves or Fatigue control gloves
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Offline GoingMyWay

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« Reply #699 on: April 09, 2018, 03:52 PM »
Yeah it was the old style ETS sander.

Maybe sore wasn't the best word choice.  I was just a little surprised how much vibration there was.  I was using it in speed 2 since that's what it was set to when I got it.  I didn't notice that much vibration that traveled up into my hands with the RO150 when using it in either mode.  Maybe that was because I was using 2 hands so the vibration dissipated more?

Since it was a reconditioned unit, I wasn't sure if maybe the vibration was a problem or if it's normal.
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Offline Alanbach

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« Reply #700 on: April 09, 2018, 09:25 PM »
I am considering my first festool drill and I am a little confused by a comment that has come up more than once in this thread. The comment is that there is no offset chuck available for the CXS but I am looking at the 2017 catalog and they list a Fastfix Eccentric Chuck for the CXS and the TXS for $124 as part number 490294. It does not come with it but it does appear to be available. Am I missing something?

Offline ChrisK1970

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« Reply #701 on: April 09, 2018, 09:41 PM »
That chuck of sorts the standard T and C drills. Not the CXS TXS or PDC
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Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #702 on: April 09, 2018, 09:44 PM »
I am considering my first festool drill and I am a little confused by a comment that has come up more than once in this thread. The comment is that there is no offset chuck available for the CXS but I am looking at the 2017 catalog and they list a Fastfix Eccentric Chuck for the CXS and the TXS for $124 as part number 490294. It does not come with it but it does appear to be available. Am I missing something?

Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

I don't have that catalog to look at but I guarantee that chuck does not fit the CXS/TXS.

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Offline GoingMyWay

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« Reply #703 on: April 09, 2018, 09:56 PM »
Sure enough the Fastfix Eccentric Chuck is listed for both the TXS and CXS in the 2017 Catalog on page 138: https://www.festoolusa.com/-/media/tts/festool/festool-usa/downloads/2017_festool_catalog_usa_en.pdf.

That must have been a mistake because it's no longer listed for the TXS and CXS in the 2018 Catalog on page 136: https://www.festoolusa.com/-/media/tts/festool/festool-usa/downloads/2018_catalog_us-en.pdf.
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« Reply #704 on: April 09, 2018, 10:19 PM »
Sure enough the Fastfix Eccentric Chuck is listed for both the TXS and CXS in the 2017 Catalog on page 138: https://www.festoolusa.com/-/media/tts/festool/festool-usa/downloads/2017_festool_catalog_usa_en.pdf.

That must have been a mistake because it's no longer listed for the TXS and CXS in the 2018 Catalog on page 136: https://www.festoolusa.com/-/media/tts/festool/festool-usa/downloads/2018_catalog_us-en.pdf.

Yup, I just found the catalog. Must be a misprint that it appears in the CXS/TXS column.

Seth

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« Reply #705 on: April 11, 2018, 08:08 PM »
Just want to throw out kudos to the folks handling the Festool recon sale.

I ordered a CT SYS from them last week. It arrived promptly. I noticed that it did not come with a bag and called them to double check. They answered quickly and transferred me to the right person immediately.

Why yes - it SHOULD come with a bag - we'll send you one. No muss, no fuss.

Was out of town for the weekend, and a box of 5 was waiting for me in the deliveries. More and faster than I expected.

Thanx Festool!
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« Reply #706 on: April 12, 2018, 01:32 AM »
I'm waiting for a TS 75 to show up.
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Offline Alanbach

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« Reply #707 on: April 14, 2018, 11:41 PM »
Thank you to SRSemenza and GoingMyWay for: A. Helping me verify that I am not crazy and B. For helping me discover that the accessory that I was most interested in, does not exist. I would have bought the drill and then been very irritated when the offset chuck did not work. I may still purchase the drill one of these days but not today. Thank you very much!

Offline delong1974

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« Reply #708 on: April 15, 2018, 03:12 PM »
Just want to throw out kudos to the folks handling the Festool recon sale.



I bought a CT 26 the other day from the recon site, too.  The thing looks brand new.  Not even scuff marks on the tires.  Great deals.