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Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #210 on: May 21, 2015, 06:45 AM »
Yes, at Festool in Dandy. I got an email about it.. Perhaps due to attending the product demos? Perhaps due to blowing all of my cash on their goodies this year?

Offline Bohdan

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #211 on: May 21, 2015, 07:02 AM »
@benwheeler

See you there.

Offline Mr_Mod

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #212 on: May 21, 2015, 07:26 AM »
We blow all our spare cash on their products and now they wish for us to spend $250 to do the training.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #213 on: May 21, 2015, 08:10 AM »
We blow all our spare cash on their products and now they wish for us to spend $250 to do the training.

Tea and biscuits are very expensive ... [smile]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #214 on: May 21, 2015, 08:28 AM »


Well I didn't get an invitation.

Do you think it might be due to my recent critical comments both here and on their Facebook page?  [big grin] [big grin] [smile]

Is this workshop at Festoo HQ or The Tool House and what is it offering? There is no obvious link on Facebook or Web page that I could see.

@benwheeler  @Bohdan
« Last Edit: May 21, 2015, 08:43 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #215 on: May 21, 2015, 08:53 AM »
Nah, I didn't get one either and I'm on their mailing list too, probably just down to a lack of co ordination

Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #216 on: May 21, 2015, 02:23 PM »
@Bohdan great!

You didn't hear it from me, but you could always try Googling "Festool training Melbourne" and see what pops up  [eek]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #217 on: May 21, 2015, 07:17 PM »
Well guess what email arrived at 2.44am this morning? Could these emails be coming from Germany?

Looks to be a great two days, but regretfully I can not attend due to work commitments. I note that there is another one in NSW in September.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2015, 07:55 PM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Michael1960

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #218 on: May 22, 2015, 04:45 AM »
We blow all our spare cash on their products and now they wish for us to spend $250 to do the training.

Tea and biscuits are very expensive ... [smile]
Are you sure tea and biscuits are in the 'scope of delivery'.  [wink]
If the training is high standard and I learnt some new skills I'd go along with the fee.  If not, I'd be a 'ticked' off.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... Vecturo competition.
« Reply #219 on: June 01, 2015, 10:12 AM »
Festool Australia have announced a June Competition with a Vecturo as the prize.

Research a few facts about this tool at -
http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/563010/SubProducts/F28404

 - then enter the competition using the Facebook Link -
https://www.facebook.com/festoolaustralia


Edit: there appears to be a problem with the entry form. It asks for statement at a maximum of 50 words. When I entered 37 words, a warning appeared inferring I had exceed 50 Characters!  [eek] I have left a comment on their Facebook page.

See if you have this problem fellow Ausies and please report here your experience.

@Kev @Michael1960 @Bohdan @DB10 @benwheeler
@Linbro
« Last Edit: June 01, 2015, 07:26 PM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #220 on: June 01, 2015, 08:15 PM »

This morning [AEST] I successfully entered the competition following the links from the Festool Australia web page, rather than the Facebook link.  [smile]
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #221 on: June 01, 2015, 08:22 PM »
Thanks for the info & good luck with the comp,

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... Survey Comp Result? Anyone?
« Reply #222 on: June 08, 2015, 09:53 PM »


Has any Aussie Fogger received good news regarding the Survey Competition that concluded at the end of May?
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #223 on: June 09, 2015, 04:38 PM »
I don't think they've contacted the winner yet - there's nothing in my inbox. I even checked the spam folder!

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #224 on: June 09, 2015, 06:32 PM »
I feel my lot in life is to be statistical fodder for games of chance [sad]


Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #225 on: June 09, 2015, 06:34 PM »
I suppose that, statistically, that must be true for most of us!

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #226 on: June 09, 2015, 06:56 PM »
Do not give up Kev and Ben.

Through working for a Hardware Franchise Store/TY,  I have been told that competitions generate far more publicity than actual entries.

@Kev  @benwheeler
« Last Edit: June 09, 2015, 07:16 PM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #227 on: June 09, 2015, 08:56 PM »
Do not give up Kev and Ben.

Through working for a Hardware Franchise Store/TY,  I have been told that competitions generate far more publicity than actual entries.

@Kev  @benwheeler

That can be true ... Depends a lot on the prize and the audience. Something like this would generate <1000 entry magnitude I'd guess a but certainly >100.

Offline Linbro

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #228 on: June 10, 2015, 12:01 AM »
While I'm in the Aussie area, I'd thought I'd ask - does anyone have any classic systainers, in good condition, they'd like to swap for t-locs? I've got mainly sys-2 & 3 to swap, looking for anything classic.
Lincoln.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #229 on: June 10, 2015, 11:40 AM »
While I'm in the Aussie area, I'd thought I'd ask - does anyone have any classic systainers, in good condition, they'd like to swap for t-locs? I've got mainly sys-2 & 3 to swap, looking for anything classic.
Lincoln.

I have some, but I'm in Sydney. That'd be a costly up and down I'd guess!

Offline boost13

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #230 on: June 10, 2015, 11:31 PM »
I have heaps of sys1 & sys2 and a couple of sys 4 classics. Would be happy to send to you


While I'm in the Aussie area, I'd thought I'd ask - does anyone have any classic systainers, in good condition, they'd like to swap for t-locs? I've got mainly sys-2 & 3 to swap, looking for anything classic.
Lincoln.

I have some, but I'm in Sydney. That'd be a costly up and down I'd guess!
Too much festool.......
TS55 OF1010 OF1400 DF500 Domino
RO90 RO150 ETS150/3
T15 TI15 T12 CSX(x2)
Carvex PS400 Kapex120
Syslite Vac-sys ......... sure theres more i have forgotten!
MFT3 (x2) CS50
CT MIDI & CT36 (x2)

Offline Aquila

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #231 on: June 11, 2015, 06:53 AM »
I have a bunch of 1's, some 2's and 3's & a couple of 4's but I'm in Brisbane - same comment as Kev re freight.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...Survey Competition winner
« Reply #232 on: June 15, 2015, 09:26 AM »

Re Survey Comp.
Congratulations to Jack from Geelong.
Do not know if you are a FOG member.

http://blog.festool.com.au

We can now officially give up Kev and Ben.  [big grin]
He chose the obvious great prize, but I was holding out for a PDC 18. However, if the new HKC had been released here, it would have been that. Oh well, Vecturo anyone!?  [smile]

@Kev  @benwheeler
« Last Edit: June 15, 2015, 09:37 AM by Untidy Shop »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...Survey Competition winner
« Reply #233 on: June 15, 2015, 10:36 AM »

Re Survey Comp.
Congratulations to Jack from Geelong.
Do not know if you are a FOG member.

http://blog.festool.com.au

We can now officially give up Kev and Ben.  [big grin]
He chose the obvious great prize, but I was holding out for a PDC 18. However, if the new HKC had been released here, it would have been that. Oh well, Vecturo anyone!?  [smile]

@Kev  @benwheeler

Hmmm .. does anyone notice a family resemblance ..

Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #234 on: June 15, 2015, 02:39 PM »

Re Survey Comp.
Congratulations to Jack from Geelong.
Do not know if you are a FOG member.

http://blog.festool.com.au

We can now officially give up Kev and Ben.  [big grin]
He chose the obvious great prize, but I was holding out for a PDC 18. However, if the new HKC had been released here, it would have been that. Oh well, Vecturo anyone!?  [smile]

@Kev  @benwheeler
Oh well - I can wait for the grand prize of a complete set of drills and sanders :-D

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #235 on: June 15, 2015, 07:28 PM »

Re Survey Comp.
Congratulations to Jack from Geelong.
Do not know if you are a FOG member.

http://blog.festool.com.au

We can now officially give up Kev and Ben.  [big grin]
He chose the obvious great prize, but I was holding out for a PDC 18. However, if the new HKC had been released here, it would have been that. Oh well, Vecturo anyone!?  [smile]

@Kev  @benwheeler
Oh well - I can wait for the grand prize of a complete set of drills and sanders :-D

You'll probably be living your next life as a dolphin by then !

Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #236 on: June 17, 2015, 04:19 AM »
I've discovered a cunning plan that Total Tools has come up with for having an EOFYS under the new regime:
1) Announce a grand sale, complete with radio advertisements mentioning Festool
2) Put lots of SALE signs against Festool items on the website, but keep prices the same
2) Profit...?

Offline Jim Carroll

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #237 on: June 17, 2015, 05:50 AM »
I use Ideal Tools in Melbourne for all my festool purchases, always get back to you quickly on any inquirys and delivery is usually 2-3 days.

I ordered an MFT on Sunday night and had in my shop on tuesday morning.

Crabatec are only brand collectors supplying only parts of the range from any brand of tools, if you want something from the brand they have and not listed can take up to 6 months or more to get in so easier to order direct from that supplier.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #238 on: June 17, 2015, 07:14 AM »
I use Ideal Tools in Melbourne for all my festool purchases, always get back to you quickly on any inquirys and delivery is usually 2-3 days.

I ordered an MFT on Sunday night and had in my shop on tuesday morning.

Crabatec are only brand collectors supplying only parts of the range from any brand of tools, if you want something from the brand they have and not listed can take up to 6 months or more to get in so easier to order direct from that supplier.

My local - Northern Abrasives is great for phone and in store service, but their website is STILL a work in progress. [sad]

Offline Michael1960

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #239 on: June 17, 2015, 09:08 AM »
 I called Northern Abrasives yesterday about sanding discs for my
Metabo sander - (been waiting on spare parts for my Rotex 90 for 2 weeks!).  As soon as I explained it was the 80mm size the response was 'that's for the SXE400'.  And they have stock... Good knowledgeable people at Northern Abrasives.