Festool Sydney Training
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At least they're not charging a crazy amount of money for this .. hopefully some people will get value out of it.
It'll be interesting to see if they develop a positive reputation for actual training. An extended tool feature demonstration to entice buying won't cut it, it'll have to deliver techniques that really improve proficiency.
The Melbourne session was in fact an extended tool demo that was extremely comprehensive and included comparisons between various models, highlighting the intended application differences. We were introduced to some tools and applications that we didn't even know existed and even though we went over time there are still some things that weren't covered.
Some of the participants discovered features on, and application techniques for, tools that they already owned and used.
Most regular readers of the FOG probably already know about most of the tools but it is good to actually see and handle the tools, to have them explained and all of your questions answered. Some of the most interesting information was about all of the accessories that could be used with each tool.
The session was an extremely broad coverage of what's available from Festool, you were able to see and handle or try items that you would rarely find at most dealers.
They are planning more specific sessions which will be more hands on application later but for now I would recommend the Sydney session if you wish to learn what Festool is all about.