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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #30 on: June 24, 2014, 07:47 PM »
I did find the PDC/18 on the site, even though its not listed with the other drills, it's on the main page you just have to scroll sideways:

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/768928/SubProducts/768928

After some conversations at a tool show last week i was told the BHC18 still looks on track for mid August and were also getting the TSC55....  Possibly even as a Skin

Hi Mike,

Yes the PDC18 has been there a few weeks now. By expected drills I meant the BHC and Festool livery PROTOOL PDP 20 and DRP18, which as we know are in the pipeline for August. A Salesperson recently told me of lost TSC55 sales to UK via internet.    [blink]



« Last Edit: June 24, 2014, 07:49 PM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2014, 03:38 AM »
I suppose you all got the BHC and TSC coming memo today [wink]

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2014, 05:08 AM »
But there was no talk of the venturo, wonder when that is coming

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2014, 05:39 AM »
But there was no talk of the venturo, wonder when that is coming

Not August - I'm guessing back end of the year.

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #34 on: June 27, 2014, 08:23 AM »


Yes read the email only this evening [Friday AEST]. Confirms August.

Also noted some improvements to AUST website. See http://www.festool.com.au/products

 [smile]
« Last Edit: June 27, 2014, 09:13 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: One for the Aussies... Conturo
« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2014, 08:18 AM »


Email arrived late this afternoon AEST from Festool Aust. publicising a wood Show in Brisbane, Aug 6-9 and the fact they will be demonstrating the Conturo.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2014, 08:50 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2014, 06:32 AM »
I posted in the other thread about this, but in case anyone is interested, the Keter Work Tables are on discount from $98 down to $78 at Masters.

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Re: One for the Aussies...Festool Product Launch
« Reply #37 on: July 08, 2014, 07:38 PM »


Festool AUST email just arrived with invitation to the Product Launch and demonstration of the Conturo, BHC, and TSC 55 at the ToolHouse in Dandenong Sth. (Melbourne) on Saturday July 19th, 9-12. Demonstration will be by Thomas Griess from Festool Germany.


Unfortunately a +2hr drive for me, and I will be working anyway.



And just when you purchased all that self adhesive edge banding Kev!  [smile]

« Last Edit: July 08, 2014, 07:43 PM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #38 on: July 08, 2014, 08:18 PM »
Just recieved an invite to the Canberra product launch of Conturo, BHC, and TSC 55 at Combined electrical Tuesday 29th July,seems to be invite only but any registered owners should recieve one.

I will definately purchase the TSC 55 on the day and posibbly the BHC hammer drill,I could stretch to a cordless jigsaw as well given the 4.2 ah 18v batteries fit all three.

I really do like my Makita LXT tools (cant find any i dont have inc new LXT by 2 range)but will transition to Festool for some items as they become avaiable now there is a range developing for a standard battery platform.

Would really like the edgebander but dont do enough to justify the cost,pity this launch wasnt in June for an  EOFY sale given the tax advantages etc.

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Re: One for the Aussies...Festool Product Launch
« Reply #39 on: July 09, 2014, 07:34 AM »


Festool AUST email just arrived with invitation to the Product Launch and demonstration of the Conturo, BHC, and TSC 55 at the ToolHouse in Dandenong Sth. (Melbourne) on Saturday July 19th, 9-12. Demonstration will be by Thomas Griess from Festool Germany.


Unfortunately a +2hr drive for me, and I will be working anyway.



And just when you purchased all that self adhesive edge banding Kev!  [smile]

I still haven't organised pickup / delivery ... I'm tempted to just pay for it and give to any Melbournite that wants to pick it up. Any takers??



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Just noticed this on Festool Aust site, listed as new product but in reality the first rebadged Protool drill to appear.

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/768932/SubProducts/768932


Edit.

And now just noticed this one -
http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/768939/SubProducts/768938

Of the corded Protool drills only the DRP18 left for badge conversion down here.

« Last Edit: July 22, 2014, 04:01 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2014, 04:35 AM »
I've just put my TSC and BHC "pre order" in ... sadly going to miss my Sydney demo of the Conturo as I'll be in a business workshop in Melbourne for a few days [sad]

I need a new tool made specially for me ... an edge banding glue stripping machine [eek]

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Re: One for the Aussies...Just Tools Product Launch
« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2014, 12:15 AM »
Quote from EMail from Festool, Aust. this morning.

'Together with Just Tools we would like to extend an invitation to you to come along to the Festool NEW Product Launch.

From 1.00pm - 5.00pm Friday 15th August and 8.30am - 1pm Saturday 16th August there will be live NEW Festool product demonstration sessions.

Be one of the first to see the NEW TSC 55 Cordless Plunge Cut Saw, the BHC 18 Hammer Drill and the CONTURO Edge Bander Machine. Register your attendance by the 12th August . . . '
« Last Edit: July 30, 2014, 12:20 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #43 on: July 30, 2014, 12:53 AM »
Went to the Canberra demo last night and ordered my TSC,apparently will be here next week.

$1099 with two baterries and charger in Systainer.Promo for August gets third 18v 4.2 ah battery for free.

The angle setting is improved from the corded model and the blade change is slightly different.

Drill only available as a skin but promo gets you a free battery i think around $450 from memory.

Big news was the Festool committment to cordless with a roll out of two to three new products each year going forward.Some are apparently not far away from release.

Battery and charger prices have been reduced to encourage people to migrate to the platform as other items become available.

I had another Makita LXT battery die last week so i will progressively swap to all green as it is available.

Edge bander looks the goods but the with all the bells and whistles its 5k +,doubt i can justify it but its now on my list so if i win a few good jobs who knows.
Stationary it fits into a modified MFT table but although functional this looks like a bit of a rush to have something available IMO.

Combined Electrical (Kim and Belinda)provided coffee, cakes and soft drinks etc and allowed their shop to be taken over for the demo. The two Festool Reps (Don and the trainer from Melbourne whose name escapes me)were helpful and well versed on the products so a good way to spend the evening.

Not sure if they read the FOG but a big thanks to all.

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2014, 10:42 AM »
I "put the order in" for my TSC and BHC just over a week ago ... hardly necessary as my dealer responded with "I've already ordered yours" [embarassed]

I agree on the lack of sophistication of the Conturo MFT adaption - I'd like to see something better considering the machine's $5K local price of the base unit and accessories, which I think is about $1K over the reasonable mark. Some of the less sophisticated edge banders on the market actually have quite interesting integrated stations that cost less that an MFT/3 + Conturo extras ($1,215 + $220 + $495 = $1,930).

The Conturo glue pucks are also pricey at $189 a box (about $4 each).

Then there's the MFK / OFK consideration ... and what would it all be without a nice VAC-SYS to top it off!

On the flip side though, I can imagine a complete Conturo setup in the back of a modest van being a snazzy little specialist business [wink] [smile] ... maybe it's my calling to get out of corporate IT !!

The Bleeding Edge ... even got the name!

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Re: One for the Aussies...BHC18
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2014, 06:41 PM »
Looking at -

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectID=156376

it confirms that the BHC18 is only being released as skin or as Festool call it, a Flexi. This to me is short sited. Obviously Festool Aust. do not see this as an 'entry drill', but I am sure that many in medium construction might!

For prices and details of new Australian releases for August see -

http://www.festool.com.au

Edit. I retract my criticism slightly as I see they are selling chargers for only $60A, however that still leaves 2 batts to purchase separately.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2014, 07:11 PM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2014, 12:57 AM »
If you buy it this month apparently you will get one free battery even if purchased as a skin.

So buy the TSC as well which comes with a third free battery this month as well,so two tools and 4 batteries but one charger.

The bigger problem is no systainer i reckon.

My TSC came in on Friday and used it over the w/end and it is perfect.The systainer set up is excellent with a spot for everything.

I may just be as predictable as Kev as mine was already on its way before i "placed" my order at the demo.

My personal total of Festool tracks saws is now 4!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2014, 03:05 AM »
If you buy it this month apparently you will get one free battery even if purchased

The bigger problem is no systainer i reckon.



Hi,
If you are referring to the BHC18, according to the Festool website it comes with a Sys 2, which makes the lack of charger and batts. even more of a puzzle. Most other companies such as Makita provide skins in a cardboard box.


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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #48 on: August 05, 2014, 04:08 AM »
Friday I should be picking up my TSC and BHC + 2 batteries. I'll grab and extra charger.

Story is the 5Ah batteries are coming, otherwise I'd grab a couple more 4.2Ah's.

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2014, 04:12 AM »
Friday I should be picking up my TSC and BHC + 2 batteries. I'll grab and extra charger.

Story is the 5Ah batteries are coming, otherwise I'd grab a couple more 4.2Ah's.



So that might explain the lack of full kit?!

Not that I will be buying one soon, but -

 [popcorn] [popcorn] [popcorn] [popcorn]
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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2014, 04:36 AM »
My understanding of the Flexi Option is such that you only buy the Parts you need. 

For me i don't need another charger so I want BHC18 + 2 Batteries and thats all i have to pay for with Systainer included  ( + Bonus Battery from Promotion )  So it's a build your own kit system.

I may even for now just buy one Battery since one comes for free. 

If you were to buy a kit then it would likely be sold at the total price of all separates and you may have to pay for something yo don't need.

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #51 on: August 05, 2014, 07:54 AM »

Thanks Mike, now I get it, Batt systems will become modular.
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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #52 on: August 05, 2014, 09:43 AM »
My understanding of the Flexi Option is such that you only buy the Parts you need. 

For me i don't need another charger so I want BHC18 + 2 Batteries and thats all i have to pay for with Systainer included  ( + Bonus Battery from Promotion )  So it's a build your own kit system.

I may even for now just buy one Battery since one comes for free. 

If you were to buy a kit then it would likely be sold at the total price of all separates and you may have to pay for something yo don't need.

I believe you're spot on. I think it's also a great way of stopping some of the less honest resellers selling a kit for $100 less minus a battery, then selling the battery for $200 (thinking of a reasonably large multi brand mob, XXXXXX Tools !)

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #53 on: August 05, 2014, 10:10 AM »
If my interpretation is correct when referring to XXXXXX Tools Then they are selling the BHC18 for $519 as skin only, which is as we now know the Festool RRP of $469

They seem to jack up the Festool prices indeed.

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #54 on: August 05, 2014, 10:26 AM »
If my interpretation is correct when referring to XXXXXX Tools Then they are selling the BHC18 for $519 as skin only, which is as we now know the Festool RRP of $469

They seem to jack up the Festool prices indeed.

YEP!!!

But it's down from $788 [wink] ... and only $220 for a $60 RRP charger.

You've gotta love the TSC pricing too "43% off"

They're a bunch of stupid clowns!

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #55 on: August 05, 2014, 04:32 PM »


Just looked at the specifications of the BHC18 at my favourite dealers website and surprised at only one speed. I would have expected at least 2.

See -
http://justtools.com.au/festool-18v-cordless-hammer-drill-systainer-564599-skin-only-bhc18-flexi

And

http://justtools.com.au/festool-shop
« Last Edit: August 05, 2014, 04:46 PM by Untidy Shop »
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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #56 on: August 05, 2014, 05:41 PM »
If my interpretation is correct when referring to XXXXXX Tools Then they are selling the BHC18 for $519 as skin only, which is as we now know the Festool RRP of $469

They seem to jack up the Festool prices indeed.

YEP!!!

But it's down from $788 [wink] ... and only $220 for a $60 RRP charger.

You've gotta love the TSC pricing too "43% off"

They're a bunch of stupid clowns!

Gee they know how to charge, even the Kapex 120 is $200 above the Festool website RRP/price.  [eek]
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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #57 on: August 06, 2014, 03:13 AM »
OK ... In my boot is a TSC 55, a BHC 18, 4 x 18V 4.2Ah batteries, 2 x chargers, an FS2/800 (with bonus clamps and Festool t-shirt), the drill dust "sucker upper thing" and an SDS chuck adaptor.

Can't wait for more 18V FLEXI tools [smile] ... there must be a recipro in the works!!!!


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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #58 on: August 06, 2014, 07:38 AM »
I'm going to join you Kev.... picked up the BHC18 and 2 Batteries today ( free one and bought one ).  Looking forward to putting it to work tomorrow.

Kev did you get the bumpers for the Batteries?  or just belt clip versions?

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #59 on: August 06, 2014, 08:13 AM »
Couldnt help myself today once i realised the flexi tools come in a systainer and now i have a 420 carvex and free battery.Should have grabbed another battery and charger so will go back on the w/end to complete the mission.

Hope Kev is right about a recipro coming sometime and i would love a cordless planer!

Will try hard to find something to cut with the carvex on the job tomorrow.

BTW does anyone know of a reliable online retailer of the Collins coping foot for the carvex who ships to Aus?