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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #330 on: August 31, 2015, 04:52 AM »
Who knows.. Maybe Kev could win with 50 words of brutal honesty?

No, I'm going to get my wife, daughter, son, father, sister, brother-in-law, mother-in-law, dog and deceased canary to enter on my behalf. I'll win all nine prizes, but won't actually want any of them .. so I'll list them on eBay France for my very best friend to acquire at about 5% below RRP.

I will be looking to acquire nine tool brand t-shirts specifically for the promotional tool prize giving picture events ... I'm thinking Mafell, Metabo, Bosch, Dewalt, Hitachi, Makita .. then Ryobi, Triton and Ozito for the dud prizes.

 [big grin] [wink]


Offline Michael1960

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #331 on: August 31, 2015, 05:04 AM »
Come on Kev - lets have fifty words... No beating around the bush!  Say it as you see it.  Anything else and we won't believe it!

Offline Michael1960

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #332 on: August 31, 2015, 05:17 AM »
Who knows.. Maybe Kev could win with 50 words of brutal honesty?

No, I'm going to get my wife, daughter, son, father, sister, brother-in-law, mother-in-law, dog and deceased canary to enter on my behalf. I'll win all nine prizes, but won't actually want any of them .. so I'll list them on eBay France for my very best friend to acquire at about 5% below RRP.

I will be looking to acquire nine tool brand t-shirts specifically for the promotional tool prize giving picture events ... I'm thinking Mafell, Metabo, Bosch, Dewalt, Hitachi, Makita .. then Ryobi, Triton and Ozito for the dud prizes.

 [big grin] [wink]
News Flash - Deceased canary enters and wins Festool competition - I can't wait to see the photo from the prize giving event.  Classic

Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #333 on: August 31, 2015, 06:01 AM »
He's pining for the fjords!

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #334 on: August 31, 2015, 06:29 AM »
I'd prefer some decent 'promotions' rather than a series of competitions requiring entrants to write fifty words of ingratiating comments.

 As I'm still feeling underwhelmed, I can only muster up two words for these competitions. I guess this Could be a deciding factor as to why I have never win.

Offline mike68au

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #335 on: August 31, 2015, 07:18 AM »
Im just over having to come up with 50 creative words or less to explain why i like their tools.  Ive told them so many times already don't you read......

Milwaukee had us buying accessories to go in the draw for a boat..... i admit i bought a few items and entered a few times. Much easier way of entering a comp and Milwaukee sold some stuff.   

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #336 on: August 31, 2015, 07:36 AM »

To Kev.

"I Twart I Saw Another Festool?
I did; I did see another Festool!"


@Kev

@Michael1960
« Last Edit: August 31, 2015, 07:59 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 Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #337 on: August 31, 2015, 07:46 AM »
At time of posting, this is Festool Aust. Facebook Page regarding entries for new competition.

Mmmmmmm, I wonder what might be wrong here?!
https://www.facebook.com/festoolaustralia


« Last Edit: August 31, 2015, 07:51 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...
« Reply #338 on: August 31, 2015, 07:51 AM »
@Untidy Shop .. it does seem like there's some real tools involved in this competition doesn't it. Sad when their own people can't tell one drill from another [eek]

Offline Scottan

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #339 on: August 31, 2015, 08:51 AM »
Haha good catch. Perhaps they're counting the CXS from the comp just passed as the first week  [tongue]

Cost savings right there!

Scott

Offline Scottan

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #340 on: August 31, 2015, 08:59 AM »
For those interested I just stumbled upon the complete prize list in the T&C's.
    Week 1 – C18 Cordless Drill (564610)
    Week 2 – EHL Planer (574559)
    Week 3 – TS 55 Plunge Cut Saw (561555)
    Week 4 – Ct Midi Dust Extractor (584164)
    Week 5 – Vecturo Multi Tool (563010)
    Week 6 – 125mm Freehand Diamond Cutting System (769956)
    Week 7 – MX 1000 Stirrer & Rod (768949 & 767921)
    Week 8 – ETS 150/3 (571906)
    Week 9 – HKC Circular Saw (564627)

Edit: Just debunked my own theory above  [embarassed]

Cheers - Scott

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...when for the HK85
« Reply #341 on: August 31, 2015, 06:53 PM »
Noticed on the UK site a new saw with rail - HK85. A bigger capacity HK55.

Wonder when this saw will be released in Aust. To my mind, this would be a far more versatile saw than the HK 55 in housing and other construction. It is however corded, but for me that might be an advantage.

Also noted that UK also has a corded HK55.

https://www.festool.co.uk/Products/Pages/Product-Detail.aspx?pid=574669&name=HK-85-portable-circular-saw-HK-85-EB-Plus-GB-240V

https://www.festool.co.uk/Microsite/Pages/HK.aspx
« Last Edit: August 31, 2015, 07:01 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 Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #342 on: August 31, 2015, 06:59 PM »
He's pining for the fjords!

Or he is Holden out...

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #343 on: August 31, 2015, 07:05 PM »
He's pining for the fjords!

Or he is Holden out...

Valiant in all regards

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...C18/HSK Launch at Just Tools.
« Reply #344 on: September 01, 2015, 07:00 PM »
Anyone Going?

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 Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #345 on: September 01, 2015, 07:26 PM »
But the footy is on then?

Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #346 on: September 01, 2015, 07:30 PM »
As much as i get the sweats if i think about missing out on a Festool goody bag, I've already seen the new tools..

Offline Bohdan

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #347 on: September 01, 2015, 10:11 PM »
I've seen the new tools but can't resist a goodies bag, going Friday.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #348 on: September 01, 2015, 10:12 PM »
Where is this strange foreign land called "Melbourne" ?

Offline Bohdan

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #349 on: September 01, 2015, 10:33 PM »
Where is this strange foreign land called "Melbourne" ?

That's the place where Aussies who know live.

Offline jjowen

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #350 on: September 01, 2015, 10:57 PM »
I might pop in on Friday arvo. I think the diamond cutting system would be awesome. I never actually have to cut concrete / tiles etc. What other justification could I use?
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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #351 on: September 02, 2015, 01:31 AM »
I might pop in on Friday arvo. I think the diamond cutting system would be awesome. I never actually have to cut concrete / tiles etc. What other justification could I use?

Fibro / weatherboard sheets, etc.

We've been known to use that stuff in the warmer zones - no sure about "Melbourne"
 [wink]

Offline jjowen

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #352 on: September 02, 2015, 01:46 AM »
I might pop in on Friday arvo. I think the diamond cutting system would be awesome. I never actually have to cut concrete / tiles etc. What other justification could I use?

Fibro / weatherboard sheets, etc.

We've been known to use that stuff in the warmer zones - no sure about "Melbourne"
 [wink]

Disclaimer: All posts after 12:00pm on Fridays (GMT+10) should be independently verified for relevance and veracity.

Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #353 on: September 02, 2015, 01:54 AM »
Haha

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #354 on: September 02, 2015, 01:59 AM »
Ah yes traditional Melbourne house building - good find [wink] [big grin]

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #355 on: September 02, 2015, 08:50 AM »
If that picture was taken in Melbourne, even the dogs would be wearing Hi Vis!

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #356 on: September 02, 2015, 10:46 PM »
I might pop in on Friday arvo. I think the diamond cutting system would be awesome. I never actually have to cut concrete / tiles etc. What other justification could I use?

Fibro / weatherboard sheets, etc.

We've been known to use that stuff in the warmer zones - no sure about "Melbourne"
 [wink]

 [big grin]
No further comment than this required -

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/sydney-storms-thousands-of-homes-without-power-as-rain-wind-lash-nsw/story-fni0cx12-1227313192720



@Kev
« Last Edit: September 02, 2015, 10:52 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 #357 on: September 03, 2015, 12:42 AM »
I might pop in on Friday arvo. I think the diamond cutting system would be awesome. I never actually have to cut concrete / tiles etc. What other justification could I use?

Fibro / weatherboard sheets, etc.

We've been known to use that stuff in the warmer zones - no sure about "Melbourne"
 [wink]

 [big grin]
No further comment than this required -

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/sydney-storms-thousands-of-homes-without-power-as-rain-wind-lash-nsw/story-fni0cx12-1227313192720

(Attachment Link)

@Kev

Ah yes - one of our infrequent, yet very pleasant, sun showers ...

Offline Scottan

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #358 on: September 04, 2015, 09:13 AM »
Hi All,

May be a silly question... For that that have entered the C18 competition how did you go with the chuck question? I can only find that the DD-AS is a real FastFix chuck. Question wont allow checking 2 answers.

Which of the following are not FastFix chucks? DD-AD, DD-AS, DD-RH.

Thanks,

Scott


Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #359 on: September 05, 2015, 04:46 AM »
C18 Comp -
It seems that no one is going to answer your question Scottan before Sunday night.  [smile] @Scottan

Just Tools Festool Demo Days.
I turned up Friday around 10.20am. Had a demo and even was given a tryout on the HKC 55. Very impressed, although would have like to see it cutting Mountain Ash or another hardwood rather than ply. Certainly a future consideration.

There were a few there by the time I left [my big purchase for the day was a Centrotec 8mm bitt], including one who may have been Bohdan [and who gave me a nod  [smile]], and a 'tradie' who looked to be Ben's younger brother [and who acknowledged the kit price's value  [smile]].

Unfortunately I was in a bit of a rush and was on my way by 10.45am after a quick chat with Bryan from JT and with my swag.  [smile]

@Bohdan  @benwheeler
« Last Edit: September 05, 2015, 07:24 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