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Offline T. Ernsberger

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« Reply #450 on: November 15, 2017, 09:03 PM »
Welp, I feel like an idiot.
New cxs is $240 without the 90 attachment which I will probably never use.
Which if bought online would be free shipping and no tax. New 2.6ah batteries
3 year warranty and returns.

I just paid $244.19 after tax for recon. No returns 1 year warranty. And 1.5ah batteries.
Plus not knowing the condition of outer casing or internals.
I missed a lot of recon tools in the beginning with slow emails, so that’s why I jumped on this one and the last one- the mfk-700

I got fooled with the old model syslite a few weeks ago so don't feel bad. I was so excited it wasn't sold out I clicked before doing the research. Oh well.

I almost have every festool as it is so I haven't opened any of the recent recon emails.

I have the gen 1 syslite.  Still a great tool.  I still use mine everyday.

Offline T. Ernsberger

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« Reply #451 on: November 15, 2017, 09:08 PM »
I got ts75 from the Recon sale and I’m very happy with my purchase.   It didn’t come with a guide rail, but that helped me being I already have almost every guide rail Festool makes.  It is a brand new Saw,  it’s metric but that doesn’t bother me.  Although this sale might not be right for everyone I’m happy with my purchases. The other item I purchase is a MFK700. With the discount I was able to order a zero degree base for the same price I would have purchased one new.  It also came in new condition.
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Offline yetihunter

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« Reply #452 on: November 16, 2017, 03:31 AM »
Welp, I feel like an idiot.
New cxs is $240 without the 90 attachment which I will probably never use.
Which if bought online would be free shipping and no tax. New 2.6ah batteries
3 year warranty and returns.

I just paid $244.19 after tax for recon. No returns 1 year warranty. And 1.5ah batteries.
Plus not knowing the condition of outer casing or internals.
I missed a lot of recon tools in the beginning with slow emails, so that’s why I jumped on this one and the last one- the mfk-700

Don't worry, it's probably nos, you will find yourself appreciating the right angle chuck, the new cxs models have a stiff forward/reverse switch and the balance of the cxs is much nicer with the old batteries vs the newer wide ones made for the txs. 

Offline lshah72414

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« Reply #453 on: November 16, 2017, 08:37 AM »
I did the same thing as Wooden Nickel, I was in my deer blind and pulled out my phone and there it was. The CXS is what I have been waiting for. I bought it with one eye looking at my phone and the other looking for deer. After I bought, I then realized which model it was.

That being said, when I bought the domino 500, I knew it was a discontinued SKU #, but I figured hey its a domino I've got nothing to lose. I was very much right. It was a new domino(manufacture date 2/2017) in a T-loc  with an old SKU # on it. Thank you FESTOOL!

So I will wait until I get my CXS, and if its the older one being a Festool, I'm sure I will be happy.

Offline Gerald_D

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« Reply #454 on: November 16, 2017, 09:03 AM »
 balance of the cxs is much nicer with the old batteries vs the newer wide ones made for the txs.
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I never realized the battery shape changed from the old CXS (which I have) and the new one- Thanks for pointing that out.  I want to get another one eventually, and I wasn't too fired up about getting this one, but now knowing this I may have to have a change of heart.  It would be nice to be able to interchange batteries between the two...

Regards,
Gerald
Gerald
I have Festools- Big and Small and a few other tools

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #455 on: November 16, 2017, 11:43 AM »
That being said, when I bought the domino 500, I knew it was a discontinued SKU #, but I figured hey its a domino I've got nothing to lose. I was very much right. It was a new domino(manufacture date 2/2017) in a T-loc  with an old SKU # on it. Thank you FESTOOL!

That's funny...here's my version of the same story.

I purchased the MFK 700. It arrived in the old original style Systainer, but with a new T-LOC owners manual. I examined the router and it is absolutely pristine, then I looked at the manufacturing date...Feb 2008.   [jawdrop]

Where has this been hiding for the last 9 years?  [eek]

Offline SRSemenza

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« Reply #456 on: November 16, 2017, 03:44 PM »
That being said, when I bought the domino 500, I knew it was a discontinued SKU #, but I figured hey its a domino I've got nothing to lose. I was very much right. It was a new domino(manufacture date 2/2017) in a T-loc  with an old SKU # on it. Thank you FESTOOL!

That's funny...here's my version of the same story.

I purchased the MFK 700. It arrived in the old original style Systainer, but with a new T-LOC owners manual. I examined the router and it is absolutely pristine, then I looked at the manufacturing date...Feb 2008.   [jawdrop]

Where has this been hiding for the last 9 years?
  [eek]

   Third aisle from the left , four rows down, second shelf, back of pallet.   [tongue]

Seth
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Offline Claimdude

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« Reply #457 on: November 16, 2017, 06:48 PM »
A big thanks to Shane and Tyler. I ordered a 400 recon sander and accepted Google prefill for shipping address. Turns out my street address is located in AR & South TX. I emailed the recon department but didn't get an answer so I emailed Shane, he emailed Tyler, and Tyler emailed a contact in Festool Recon Sales. My sander arrived today at my font door in Arkansas!! Outstanding service!!!!

Jack

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #458 on: November 17, 2017, 01:52 AM »
 I forgot to mention earlier that I send kudos to Tyler and Kiana in their response to a recent Festool recon sale item.

In this age of doom and gloom, for me it’s very refreshing to report when an event that starts off as being a mild annoyance can suddenly be turned into an occasion of customer satisfaction.

I purchased a recon MFK 700 that was missing several minor parts. I contacted Tyler, who contacted Kiana, who then contacted me. Kiana and I discussed the issue and 3 days later the missing parts were delivered to me...that is I received the missing parts on a Saturday!!

Let me repeat that...a 3 day turnaround for replacement parts. 🙏🙏🙏


Offline antss

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« Reply #459 on: November 17, 2017, 04:58 PM »
Cheese , while I commend those that solved your issue and the expediency with which they carried it out; I wince that the ball was dropped by the recon team themselves.

Wasn't there a reconditioning checklist for the 700 to bring it back up to spec ?  If not why not ?  If there was, why wasn't it followed ?  Shouldn't have been any missing parts. Not like they had thousands of these to go through.

More troubling for me is that you got a ten year old "used tool" and was in a classic systainer.   That should have been disclosed at the very least.  Or , was it ?



In other news , it doesn't appear that the current offering is enticing many people and will still be available thru Monday.   I wonder if it even comes in a systainer since it doesn't specifically say.
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Offline yetihunter

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« Reply #460 on: November 17, 2017, 07:05 PM »
balance of the cxs is much nicer with the old batteries vs the newer wide ones made for the txs.

I never realized the battery shape changed from the old CXS (which I have) and the new one- Thanks for pointing that out.  I want to get another one eventually, and I wasn't too fired up about getting this one, but now knowing this I may have to have a change of heart.  It would be nice to be able to interchange batteries between the two...

Regards,
Gerald
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Both the old and new batteries work on any CXS.  The old ones don't work on the TXS.   
But, yes, again, the new batteries on the CXS pretty much defeat the whole point of the CXS, if that makes sense.   

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #461 on: November 17, 2017, 10:24 PM »
Cheese , while I commend those that solved your issue and the expediency with which they carried it out; I wince that the ball was dropped by the recon team themselves.

Wasn't there a reconditioning checklist for the 700 to bring it back up to spec ?  If not why not ?  If there was, why wasn't it followed ?  Shouldn't have been any missing parts. Not like they had thousands of these to go through.

More troubling for me is that you got a ten year old "used tool" and was in a classic systainer.   That should have been disclosed at the very least.  Or , was it ?


Hey I agree with you 100%. The easiest thing in life is to just pay your money and take your ride...

Had there been a full bow attached to the MFK 700 package I purchased, there'd been absolutely no reason for interdiction on my part...I'd have not had to hail Tyler, he'd not have had to hail Kiana, she'd not have had to hail the parts people, they'd have not had to hail the shipping people and Festool would not have had to pay for the packaging and shipment of extra parts that should have been included in the original shipment. Extra money spent...extra margin lost. I think we need to support the worker-bees at Festool and rather rail against the Festool management which at various times seem incredibly inept.

My only intent was to congratulate the extra effort that the internal Festool team took to solve a customer complaint. And I appreciate that.

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #462 on: November 18, 2017, 02:56 AM »
balance of the cxs is much nicer with the old batteries vs the newer wide ones made for the txs.

I actually prefer the new batteries for the CXS because the base is substantially wider. This means the CXS is less tippy when you stand it up. With the original 1.5 batteries, the CXS tends to fall over most of the time. And then there’s the issue of changing batteries constantly because of their limited capacity.

Offline Oso Rojo

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« Reply #463 on: November 22, 2017, 10:09 PM »
I'm curious if anyone else feels this way. I got an email this morning asking me to sign up for their email when reconditioned tools become available. So I did.

I get home from work and check my emails. There are six emails from Festool touting various tools they have for sale reconditioned. When I click on the buy now link in any of those emails, I get a page that says the tools is sold out.

From what I understand, they only send an email that focuses on a singular product. So basically there is one or two alike and the email goes out. Based on the small sample size of six, it appears that I will never actually have a chance to purchase one of these tools and will a whole bunch of worthless emails from the process.

Has anyone had a better experience with this?

Bernie

Offline antss

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« Reply #464 on: November 22, 2017, 10:39 PM »
Today's rapid fire barrage is a bit unique during this sale.  Looks like they were trying to generate some buzz rolling into the holiday.

Last week you could have bought a cxs drill easy peasy. It was up for three or four days. The last kapex round was up for a couple of days too.  Dominos go in a matter of minutes. 

There is a whole discussion (twenty pages) on the recon sale you may want to read before you jump in the water.   The jist is : buyer beware and if you do decide you want one;  be ready to buy within minutes of receiving the email.

Offline Oso Rojo

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« Reply #465 on: November 22, 2017, 10:44 PM »
"be ready to buy within minutes of receiving the email."

Unfortunately that is my point. Some of us work all day and don't get the be checking email. So we will never be "within minutes."

I'm looking for that recon thread now.

Thanks,
Bernie

Offline Holmz

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« Reply #466 on: November 22, 2017, 11:25 PM »
It is too much too bear

Offline #Tee

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« Reply #467 on: November 22, 2017, 11:51 PM »
on hot items you have about a 5-20 min window before its sold out.
When youre feeling depressed just treat yourself to a systainer even if its a mini systainer its ok.

IG: tee212

Offline antss

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« Reply #468 on: November 23, 2017, 12:17 AM »
Did this get merged ?

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« Reply #469 on: November 23, 2017, 12:20 AM »

Offline Oso Rojo

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« Reply #470 on: November 23, 2017, 07:53 AM »
It is too much too bear

OK, now that's funny!

Offline Sheri B.

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« Reply #471 on: November 23, 2017, 09:32 PM »
Hello,

I stumbled upon this forum while trying to learn more about festoolrecon.com. My husband has been drooling over the Domino Joiner DF 500 Q Set for quite some time, but he would never spend the money for one.

Today, I bought one for him on the recon website as a Christmas present. The fact that I saved money on it and don’t have the option of returning it will make the, “You deserve it, and you’re keeping it,” talk a little easier. 😉 We’ve had a lot of positive experiences buying things “refurbished,” “opened box,” “warehouse deal,” etc.

I honestly don’t know whether their new recon website will turn out to be a good or bad idea, but I, personally, think the idea is brilliant! I don’t even use their tools, but I’ve spent the past week completely obsessed with checking my emails to see what tool will go on sale next. LOL! It’s been a ton of fun!

Hopefully, the website will do well and still be around next April for his birthday. 😊




Offline Cheese

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« Reply #472 on: November 23, 2017, 10:02 PM »
Hello,

I stumbled upon this forum while trying to learn more about festoolrecon.com. My husband has been drooling over the Domino Joiner DF 500 Q Set for quite some time, but he would never spend the money for one.

Today, I bought one for him on the recon website as a Christmas present. The fact that I saved money on it and don’t have the option of returning it will make the, “You deserve it, and you’re keeping it,” talk a little easier. 😉 We’ve had a lot of positive experiences buying things “refurbished,” “opened box,” “warehouse deal,” etc.

I honestly don’t know whether their new recon website will turn out to be a good or bad idea, but I, personally, think the idea is brilliant! I don’t even use their tools, but I’ve spent the past week completely obsessed with checking my emails to see what tool will go on sale next. LOL! It’s been a ton of fun!

Hopefully, the website will do well and still be around next April for his birthday. 😊

Welcome to the FOG Sheri!!!

This recon sale can yield both good deals and not so good deals. In your case however, the DF 500, even if it arrives in a brown paper bag as a case, is a good deal.  [big grin]

Your husband may protest a bit when he first opens it up, however after looking at it for 15 minutes, the DF 500 will be more difficult to remove from his hands than trying to take away a bologna sandwich from a bulldog. 

The good news is that because of Festool’s liberal 30 day tool return policy, a sale like this is virtually guaranteed to happen every 1-2 years. The festoolrecon website is actually owned/operated by Festool corporate. So all of these tools for sale have been looked over/reconditioned by actual Festool service technicians.

You’ve had a fun time engaging in the sale and your husband will be thrilled...doesn’t get much better than that.


Offline Brice Burrell

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« Reply #473 on: November 25, 2017, 11:41 AM »
Okay Festool you are getting a little spammy with the recon sale emails.
Check out my new blog, The Green and Dark Blue Blog.

Offline BJM9818

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« Reply #474 on: November 25, 2017, 12:01 PM »
Okay Festool you are getting a little spammy with the recon sale emails.

How many different models of circular saw did/do they make??

I think yesterday I received 4 emailsfor different models the same  cordless saw

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« Reply #475 on: November 25, 2017, 12:15 PM »
Okay Festool you are getting a little spammy with the recon sale emails.

How many different models of circular saw did/do they make??

I think yesterday I received 4 emailsfor different models the same  cordless saw

They have TS55, TS75, HK55, TSC55, and HKC55, then they have set and basic versions.

I'm up to 20 emails in total in the last three days.  I remember Tyler saying the emails would be very low volume.
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Offline BJM9818

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« Reply #476 on: November 25, 2017, 12:20 PM »
Just got another saw for sale.

I’m guessing each of these batches are very small quantities.

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #477 on: November 25, 2017, 01:06 PM »

They have TS55, TS75, HK55, TSC55, and HKC55, then they have set and basic versions.

I'm up to 20 emails in total in the last three days.  I remember Tyler saying the emails would be very low volume.

Plus the metric & imperial versions. I think I saw some of the original metric versions yesterday.

It's pretty funny though, I receive the emails after they've already been sold.  [tongue]

Offline jlt23

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« Reply #478 on: November 25, 2017, 01:27 PM »
How can you tell if it’s metric or imperial? I didn’t see it in the emails or the website to purchase the recon.

Offline Cheese

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« Reply #479 on: November 25, 2017, 02:16 PM »
How can you tell if it’s metric or imperial? I didn’t see it in the emails or the website to purchase the recon.

Look at the part numbers, they're usually listed.