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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #450 on: November 10, 2015, 10:35 PM »


Whoops!

Yeh [embarassed]

The ten that just got delivered here, along with the two I received recently with new tools, has put me in the same position!

Offline ggc

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #451 on: November 11, 2015, 02:41 AM »
All the inserts where in-stock lat week.  All the coloured systainers should be available, but I guess there's always a chance that they might be low on a few items.  The only one they didn't have were the rolls of anti-slip matting, but that's not really a systainer thing

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #452 on: November 11, 2015, 03:28 AM »
Good work @ggc   I'll take a look at Tanos.de


You boys with all the 90 year systainers, what are you going to do with them?

I have ordered up two, they still haven't arrived yet!
 When they do, they will be put to use in a most unorthodox way. We have just removed our old kitchen which sold on Gum tree quicker than we had hoped, and as a result we will be without a kitchen for a while as the house is being knocked around a lot before the new kitchen can go back in. So the BBQ will be working overtime and the temporary kitchen will be relocated outside, hence those two new systainers will come in handy one for all our kitchen utensils and one for all the cutlery. That should keep them all dust. Free.

Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #453 on: November 11, 2015, 05:53 AM »
I mostly bought them for unspecified future use :-D

There are a few things i want to use them for now, but I figure that they'll be very handy for further workshop expansion, and they're such a good price for a quality product that fits with all my other cases..

Offline Mr_Mod

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #454 on: November 11, 2015, 06:43 AM »


Whoops!

Yeh [embarassed]

The ten that just got delivered here, along with the two I received recently with new tools, has put me in the same position!

Goint to pick up my stash of 30 I ordered tomorrow, am slowly putting all my tools into them andthis should suffice. Im glad the wifes away

Offline ggc

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #455 on: November 11, 2015, 04:08 PM »
All the inserts where in-stock lat week.  All the coloured systainers should be available, but I guess there's always a chance that they might be low on a few items.  The only one they didn't have were the rolls of anti-slip matting, but that's not really a systainer thing
In case anybody was wondering what a pallet load of systainers looks like, here is a photo of the order I did back in 2012.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2015, 04:46 PM by ggc »

Offline bryan1982

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #456 on: November 12, 2015, 01:51 AM »
Hi @ggc

Does it look like you will be making an order?

Cheers

Bryan

Offline ggc

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #457 on: November 12, 2015, 04:06 AM »
Hi Bryan and others;
About 90% confident that I'll be placing an order early next week, I'm expecting confirmation tomorrow on the latest departure date of the shipping container. 
I have a plan B that would line up with a container leaving early December, but haven't looked into too closely as I'm pretty confident I'll meet the first container.  Going to sit down this weekend and work out what I want/need and add everybody else's requests into it.  At this stage I'm thinking I'll be placing the order Monday afternoon.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #458 on: November 12, 2015, 04:22 AM »
Just to out do you all, I ordered -

One! 
[big grin] [big grin] [smile]

@Kev @benwheeler  @Holmz  @Mr_Mod

Well,  I ended up getting two when I visited Sth Melbourne this morning.

However I note that their Color is more aligned to blue than blue/black. Are they heavily discounted because the Color match was wrong?

@Kev
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Offline Michael1960

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #459 on: November 13, 2015, 05:55 AM »
Today I called into a local Festool dealer.  While there I thought I'd pick up a spare blade for my Kapex 120.  I asked for a price and was quoted $239.  I asked if this was the best price and the sales assistant said they only discount on orders over $10,000!!   Any suggestions on alternative blades?

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #460 on: November 13, 2015, 06:33 AM »
Today I called into a local Festool dealer.  While there I thought I'd pick up a spare blade for my Kapex 120.  I asked for a price and was quoted $239.  I asked if this was the best price and the sales assistant said they only discount on orders over $10,000!!   Any suggestions on alternative blades?

Tenryu is the go from what I've read. I burnt the wallet on an extra KAPEX blade recently ... in fact I've probably got $2K "invested" in all the extra blades for Festool circular saws.

I keep meaning to hunt down a Tenryu local supplier.

FLAI and Freud are probably options too - though I'm loathe to buy just to try!

@Untidy Shop

Offline neeleman

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #461 on: November 13, 2015, 06:41 AM »
In Europe there are differences of 50-60% less in the price of original Festool saw blades.
The Kapex 60T blade (494604) has a recommended price of €142 excl. VAT.
And is sold by my favourite German shop at only €57 excl. VAT (AUD 86).
That's a difference of minus 60%!

Sorry for you mates down under!
Festoolian since 1998.
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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #462 on: November 13, 2015, 07:17 AM »
Just went hunting for a Tenryu ... but the time you land it in Oz it's more expensive that the full retail Festool equivalent [sad]

If I had a KAPEX and made my living from hardwood decking I think I'd be a little annoyed right about now!!

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #463 on: November 13, 2015, 05:44 PM »
@Kev
 For reasons like this, was my thinking and justification why I initially went for the cordless Metabo miter saw, apart from the mobility of course I wanted to take some of the lesser cuts away from the Kapex. I for one couldn't afford to cut laminate flooring on a Kapex
I have just put my second new Erwin blade on the Metabo and at $32 per blade you don't need to worry.
neelman's post just shows how we get ripped off down here at times.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #464 on: November 13, 2015, 07:54 PM »
@Kev
 For reasons like this, was my thinking and justification why I initially went for the cordless Metabo miter saw, apart from the mobility of course I wanted to take some of the lesser cuts away from the Kapex. I for one couldn't afford to cut laminate flooring on a Kapex
I have just put my second new Erwin blade on the Metabo and at $32 per blade you don't need to worry.
neelman's post just shows how we get ripped off down here at times.

@DB10 SO TRUE!!

Sadly the realities are completely lost ... both you an I have invested in the little Metabo. I know Locky got a little mains Metabo CMS a long time ago. If two KAPEX blades are more expensive than an entire SCMS, people will make choices!

I'm curious about these ...

http://www.amazon.com/Oshlun-SBFT-260080-FesPro-Crosscut-Festool/dp/B004IYJKW8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1447462236&sr=8-1&keywords=kapex+blade

... and deals like this are driving sales away from OZ ...

http://www.amazon.com/Festool-M0102-Kapex-Blade-Pack/dp/B002MYR1EK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1447462236&sr=8-2&keywords=kapex+blade

(even when you consider the exchange rate)

@Untidy Shop


Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #465 on: November 13, 2015, 08:54 PM »
@Kev  picked up a Metabo cordless fan last week in preparation for the summer, for  anyone like us who has already invested in the batteries at $100 bucks it seemed like a really good buy.
First thoughts are, a really solid and a nice quality fan, very quite with 3 speeds and all metal construction apart from the fan blades.
I Had it running for about 4 hours on one 5.2 battery, but I can't remember now if the battery was fully charged so the test isn't scientific, I'll test again when the next heat wave hits.
 It doesn't oscillate because of the design but can be wall mounted or connected to a tripod just like the Metabo cordless light which is also very good and has two light settings.
 I haven't been able to locate the Metabo tripod for these yet, I have seen them on Youtube but not sure if they have imported the tripod into Aus and how much they will cost.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #466 on: November 13, 2015, 09:20 PM »
@DB10

That fan looks "cool" ... I've got too many Syslites to consider Metabo lighting at the moment, but a fan could be useful.


Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #467 on: November 14, 2015, 02:56 AM »
All of which is one of the reasons I am ensuring that my trusty Makita Compound stays in good condition. Currently has a FLAI installed.

Since suggesting I would purchase a KAPEX here on the FOG around two years ago I have purchased three other FESTOOLS. I no longer see the Kapex as a justified purchase. When the Makita goes, will most likely look at corded Metabo or Milwaukie.

Next FESTOOl purchase will most likely be a HKC but am awaiting either for -
. News I won it in the recent Festool Comp (fat chance),
. The corded version to be released in Aus.

@Kev @DB10  @Michael1960

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As an aside at the hardware this afternoon when selling a Blue Bosch drill, the customer tradie said its a pity you guys do not sell Festool!  [eek] [eek] [eek]
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 #468 on: November 14, 2015, 02:58 AM »
All of which is one of the reasons I am ensuring that my trusty Makita Compound stays in good condition. Currently has a FLAI installed.

Since suggesting I would purchase a KAPEX here on the FOG around two years ago I have purchased three other FESTOOLS. I no longer see the Kapex as a justified purchase. When the Makita goes, will most likely look at corded Metabo or Milwaukie.

Next FESTOOl purchase will most likely be a HKC but am awaiting either for -
. News I won it in the recent Festool Comp (fat chance),
. The corded version to be released in Aus.

@Kev @DB10  @Michael1960

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As an aside at the hardware this afternoon when selling a Blue Bosch drill, the customer tradie said its a pity you guys do not sell Festool!  [eek] [eek] [eek]

@Untidy Shop

I REALLY want to know what you said in response to that!

Offline Pykie

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #469 on: November 14, 2015, 04:06 AM »
All of which is one of the reasons I am ensuring that my trusty Makita Compound stays in good condition. Currently has a FLAI installed.

Since suggesting I would purchase a KAPEX here on the FOG around two years ago I have purchased three other FESTOOLS. I no longer see the Kapex as a justified purchase. When the Makita goes, will most likely look at corded Metabo or Milwaukie.

Next FESTOOl purchase will most likely be a HKC but am awaiting either for -
. News I won it in the recent Festool Comp (fat chance),
. The corded version to be released in Aus.

@Kev @DB10  @Michael1960

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As an aside at the hardware this afternoon when selling a Blue Bosch drill, the customer tradie said its a pity you guys do not sell Festool!  [eek] [eek] [eek]



I've never used a Kapex, but owned a few Makita's, used DeWalts and Milwaukee's, I bought a 12" Bosch GCM with the axial action about 12 months ago, easily the best drop saw I've ever used.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #470 on: November 14, 2015, 06:06 AM »
All of which is one of the reasons I am ensuring that my trusty Makita Compound stays in good condition. Currently has a FLAI installed.

Since suggesting I would purchase a KAPEX here on the FOG around two years ago I have purchased three other FESTOOLS. I no longer see the Kapex as a justified purchase. When the Makita goes, will most likely look at corded Metabo or Milwaukie.

Next FESTOOl purchase will most likely be a HKC but am awaiting either for -
. News I won it in the recent Festool Comp (fat chance),
. The corded version to be released in Aus.

@Kev @DB10  @Michael1960

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As an aside at the hardware this afternoon when selling a Blue Bosch drill, the customer tradie said its a pity you guys do not sell Festool!  [eek] [eek] [eek]

@Untidy Shop

I REALLY want to know what you said in response to that!

Remember Kev where I work. [Most Aussies would appreciate we are talking about a major Australian (and equivalent Nth American big box store) hardware chain here].

I stated something along the lines that Festool made some excellent products such as the Domino and TS 55. [You can imagine what was going through my mind though - if it happened work heaven etc., ] He stated that even this Bosch, let alone his Festools [unspecified] were never taken on site due to the danger of theft. Work was a place for the Makitas.

As he was with his mother we then collectively joked about his buying this drill as an excuse to fix his mother's letter box!  [eek] [big grin] And then proceeded to boring bits regarding Warrenty and Payment. [wink]

@Kev
« Last Edit: November 15, 2015, 03:14 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 #471 on: November 14, 2015, 06:18 AM »
All of which is one of the reasons I am ensuring that my trusty Makita Compound stays in good condition. Currently has a FLAI installed.

Since suggesting I would purchase a KAPEX here on the FOG around two years ago I have purchased three other FESTOOLS. I no longer see the Kapex as a justified purchase. When the Makita goes, will most likely look at corded Metabo or Milwaukie.

Next FESTOOl purchase will most likely be a HKC but am awaiting either for -
. News I won it in the recent Festool Comp (fat chance),
. The corded version to be released in Aus.

@Kev @DB10  @Michael1960

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As an aside at the hardware this afternoon when selling a Blue Bosch drill, the customer tradie said its a pity you guys do not sell Festool!  [eek] [eek] [eek]



I've never used a Kapex, but owned a few Makita's, used DeWalts and Milwaukee's, I bought a 12" Bosch GCM with the axial action about 12 months ago, easily the best drop saw I've ever used.

Yes, I forgot that one. An excellent choice.

@Pykie

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 #472 on: November 14, 2015, 04:57 PM »
All of which is one of the reasons I am ensuring that my trusty Makita Compound stays in good condition. Currently has a FLAI installed.

Since suggesting I would purchase a KAPEX here on the FOG around two years ago I have purchased three other FESTOOLS. I no longer see the Kapex as a justified purchase. When the Makita goes, will most likely look at corded Metabo or Milwaukie.

Next FESTOOl purchase will most likely be a HKC but am awaiting either for -
. News I won it in the recent Festool Comp (fat chance),
. The corded version to be released in Aus.

@Kev @DB10  @Michael1960

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As an aside at the hardware this afternoon when selling a Blue Bosch drill, the customer tradie said its a pity you guys do not sell Festool!  [eek] [eek] [eek]
@Untidy Shop
  I think your decision regarding purchasing the Kapex is a wise one.
I had never Ummed and Arred so much over a tool purchase as I did with the Kapex, at $1800 the decision can't be taken lightly and the cost doesn't stop there as there is no point investing all that money into a new mitre saw if you are not going to upgrade the dust extraction, so purchasing a 36mm hose that needs cutting down comes next and there are no cheap ways of doing this.
 In NA they mention buying a Bosch hose at a fraction of the price, I searched but couldn't find one down here!
 I think in the end it took nearly 3 years from first testing the Kapex to buying one as every time I made up my mind I was going to buy one something more pressing with the family came up and the Kapex fund was no more, and the whole (should I) process started over again. I'm glad I've got one now but if I'm honest I could have picked up Bosch glide at half the price and would have been just as happy with that.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #473 on: November 14, 2015, 06:19 PM »
@Untidy Shop @DB10

I've never really regretted my KAPEX purchase .. even when I cleaned up my "dead" Hitachi it replaced (to find it running perfectly after a scrape of the brushes, just before I stuck it on Ebay).

I value the quick deploy of the KAPEX on the UG cart and the near zero cleanup afterwards  ... that time saved is the difference between me doing something and nothing!

I see the little Metabo SCMS as an added bonus - I just stick it on the outside table and cut ... quicker to use than a hand saw. The KAPEX comes out for bigger stuff now.

Offline Michael1960

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #474 on: November 14, 2015, 07:09 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions regarding alternative blades for my Kapex 120.  As I only want a spare blade I'll buy the Oshlun 80T online.  It's about one third the price I was quoted on Friday.  Most of the reviews are positive. 

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #475 on: November 14, 2015, 10:58 PM »
@DB10

That fan looks "cool" ... I've got too many Syslites to consider Metabo lighting at the moment, but a fan could be useful.

@Kev I hear you.
  I've only got one syslite And was going to get another one but I was waiting for the Kal 2 to make an appearance.  No show I'm afraid [mad]
 So I bought the Metabo instead it was $50 cheaper than the Syslite and when it comes to brightness they are like night and day. although the Festool light is of good quality I find the Metabo light is also well made but is more suited for out door use.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies... Nine tools ...
« Reply #476 on: November 18, 2015, 08:53 PM »
http://blog.festool.com.au

As toy can see, I've won all nine tools and there's flying me to Hawaii for the gifting ceremony ...





I don't think any of those winners are FOGgers and I'd find that really hard to believe!

I'm consoling myself because I already have all of the prize tools anyway, but anything would have been cool for my son [sad]

I suppose I'm just lucky in love [wink] [big grin]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #477 on: November 18, 2015, 09:08 PM »
Yes Kev, not even one Fogger; so even more so, I am -


     

      U P S E T  A B O U T  T H I S

But the good news is I just got the all clear on a large Polyp recently removed from my bowel.


@Kev
« Last Edit: November 18, 2015, 09:16 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 benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #478 on: November 18, 2015, 09:27 PM »
Congrats Untidy!

Perhaps FOGgers are automatically disqualified as fanboys who need no further encouragement?

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #479 on: November 19, 2015, 12:31 AM »
Congrats Untidy!

Perhaps FOGgers are automatically disqualified as fanboys who need no further encouragement?

Such a vetting honestly wouldn't surprise me .. anyway, all the winners were really ugly, with lots of pimples and bad breath [mad]