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Offline eddomak

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #60 on: August 06, 2014, 09:00 AM »
I have nothing cordless Festool at the moment, but was thinking of getting a jigsaw as my next purchase.

Hmm... have I got this right? Build it yourself is the most value?

Option 1 - Build it myself ($474 + blades)
At the moment the cordless barrel grip carvex flexi is $429 (in SYS 2) with a free 4.2Ah battery. Then I need to add a charger for $45, bringing the total to $474. (And need to add some blades).

Option 2 - Hybrid Set (total $642)
$597 (Basic Set in SYS3 with 2.6Ah) and need to add the charger for $45 bringing the total to $642

Option 3 - the official starter set ($699)
If I got it as a set, it would be $699 (official set in SYS3 with a 3.2Ah and charger)


And it is cheaper than a plug in Trion at $515

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #61 on: August 06, 2014, 09:29 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?

Bumpers... though I haven't checked them all.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #62 on: August 06, 2014, 09:32 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?

Post in the general section .. if not I'm certain a US Fogger will come to your aid.

Keep us informed - I'd probably grab one too.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #63 on: August 06, 2014, 09:37 AM »
I have nothing cordless Festool at the moment, but was thinking of getting a jigsaw as my next purchase.

Hmm... have I got this right? Build it yourself is the most value?

Option 1 - Build it myself ($474 + blades)
At the moment the cordless barrel grip carvex flexi is $429 (in SYS 2) with a free 4.2Ah battery. Then I need to add a charger for $45, bringing the total to $474. (And need to add some blades).

Option 2 - Hybrid Set (total $642)
$597 (Basic Set in SYS3 with 2.6Ah) and need to add the charger for $45 bringing the total to $642

Option 3 - the official starter set ($699)
If I got it as a set, it would be $699 (official set in SYS3 with a 3.2Ah and charger)


And it is cheaper than a plug in Trion at $515

Skin in Systainer with a free 18V 4.2Ah battery and buy the charger is the ONLY way to go!!


Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #64 on: August 06, 2014, 10:08 AM »


'The Boss is back!'

With all the hoopla regarding Flexi Batt Tools, this one snuck under the radar!


http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/768939/SubProducts/768939


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.”
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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #65 on: August 06, 2014, 10:35 AM »
Yeh .... not too certain what to do about my orange tools [scratch chin] [huh]

Offline mike68au

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #66 on: August 06, 2014, 11:43 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?

Bumpers... though I haven't checked them all.

Well now I'm annoyed..... will get onto it and find out why i could only get belt clips.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #67 on: August 12, 2014, 02:25 AM »


'The Boss is back!'

With all the hoopla regarding Flexi Batt Tools, this one snuck under the radar!


http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/768939/SubProducts/768939

It's been for sale through Festool AUST for over a week, but so far through my research, no dealer with internet presence has it advertised.
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 #68 on: August 12, 2014, 04:33 AM »


'The Boss is back!'

With all the hoopla regarding Flexi Batt Tools, this one snuck under the radar!


http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/768939/SubProducts/768939

It's been for sale through Festool AUST for over a week, but so far through my research, no dealer with internet presence has it advertised.

Amazingly not even on Idealtools [scared]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... Festool Competition TSC55
« Reply #69 on: September 01, 2014, 10:07 AM »

Festool Aust have a survey competition with a TSC55 as the prize.

'The winner will receive a TSC 55 Plus (561682) with 2 x 18V 4.1ah Lithium Ion Batteries and a Charger in a Systainer valued at $1,099 RRP!'

Check your email if it is registered with Festool Aust. As yet cannot find link on their web page.


Also look for details of possibility for end user sessions. See Peter's FOG post for details.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/festool-user-training-in-australia/msg337221/?topicseen#msg337221
« Last Edit: September 01, 2014, 10:17 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... Festool Competition TSC55
« Reply #70 on: September 01, 2014, 10:23 AM »

Festool Aust have a survey competition with a TSC55 as the prize.

'The winner will receive a TSC 55 Plus (561682) with 2 x 18V 4.1ah Lithium Ion Batteries and a Charger in a Systainer valued at $1,099 RRP!'

Check your email if it is registered with Festool Aust. As yet cannot find link on their web page.


Also look for details of possibility for end user sessions. See Peter's FOG post for details.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/festool-user-training-in-australia/msg337221/?topicseen#msg337221

Done and done [wink] [big grin]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... Festool Competition TSC55
« Reply #71 on: September 01, 2014, 07:00 PM »

Festool Aust have a survey competition with a TSC55 as the prize.

'The winner will receive a TSC 55 Plus (561682) with 2 x 18V 4.1ah Lithium Ion Batteries and a Charger in a Systainer valued at $1,099 RRP!'

Check your email if it is registered with Festool Aust. As yet cannot find link on their web page.


Also look for details of possibility for end user sessions. See Peter's FOG post for details.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/festool-user-training-in-australia/msg337221/?topicseen#msg337221


Link for TSC competition is -

https://www.facebook.com/festoolaustralia

Or
https://www.facebook.com/festoolaustralia/app_834101733300988

Also look out for Apprentices competition for a BHC.

http://www.festool.com.au/apprentice/signup
« Last Edit: September 01, 2014, 07:05 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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Just a reminder to the Festool owning Australian Tradies and DIYs as you knock off or think about it, that it is September 23rd tomorrow.

That leaves only 7 more days to get an entry in if you have'nt already done so.  [smile]


Festool Aust have a survey competition with a TSC55 as the prize.

'The winner will receive a TSC 55 Plus (561682) with 2 x 18V 4.1ah Lithium Ion Batteries and a Charger in a Systainer valued at $1,099 RRP!'

Check your email if it is registered with Festool Aust. As yet cannot find link on their web page.


Also look for details of possibility for end user sessions. See Peter's FOG post for details.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/festool-user-training-in-australia/msg337221/?topicseen#msg337221


Link for TSC competition is -

https://www.facebook.com/festoolaustralia

Or
https://www.facebook.com/festoolaustralia/app_834101733300988

Also look out for Apprentices competition for a BHC.

http://www.festool.com.au/apprentice/signup
« Last Edit: September 22, 2014, 03:24 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

Offline eddomak

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #73 on: September 22, 2014, 07:49 AM »
Let's hope this time they don't cancel the competition again.  [mad]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #74 on: September 22, 2014, 09:43 PM »
Let's hope this time they don't cancel the competition again.  [mad]

Yes, after the cancelled Rail Comp, would they do that again!?

How many shirts can you wear!?
Still if they gave out Fibre Tops to every entrant.  [big grin]
« Last Edit: September 22, 2014, 09:48 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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You have 10 mins left to enter.

Good luck everyone who entered. [smile]





Just a reminder to the Festool owning Australian Tradies and DIYs as you knock off or think about it, that it is September 23rd tomorrow.

That leaves only 7 more days to get an entry in if you have'nt already done so.  [smile]


Festool Aust have a survey competition with a TSC55 as the prize.

'The winner will receive a TSC 55 Plus (561682) with 2 x 18V 4.1ah Lithium Ion Batteries and a Charger in a Systainer valued at $1,099 RRP!'

Check your email if it is registered with Festool Aust. As yet cannot find link on their web page.


Also look for details of possibility for end user sessions. See Peter's FOG post for details.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/festool-user-training-in-australia/msg337221/?topicseen#msg337221


Link for TSC competition is -

https://www.facebook.com/festoolaustralia

Or
https://www.facebook.com/festoolaustralia/app_834101733300988

Also look out for Apprentices competition for a BHC.

http://www.festool.com.au/apprentice/signup
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...competition winner, anyone?
« Reply #76 on: October 06, 2014, 02:36 AM »


The Competition was judged last Friday, according to it's Rules & Conditions. Any Australina Foggers heard from Festool AUS yet?

Oh, there is the phone now!!  [smile]
« Last Edit: October 06, 2014, 08:00 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...congratulations Larso
« Reply #77 on: October 14, 2014, 03:47 AM »

Congratulations Larso.

It is great that at a FOG member has won the TSC55 Competition as announced on the Festool AUS Facebook Page this afternoon.

See -
https://www.facebook.com/festoolaustralia


Now for my personal and private reaction -



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 Larso

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #78 on: October 14, 2014, 05:26 AM »
Thanks mate,very happy with this prize.

I now have 5 Festool track saws!!! [eek]

Offline mike68au

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #79 on: October 14, 2014, 06:07 AM »
I thought i recognized that name when i saw it on the Facebook feed.  Congrats Larso

Offline Locky

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #80 on: October 14, 2014, 06:55 AM »
congrats Larso, enjoy the saw

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #81 on: October 15, 2014, 03:41 AM »
Thanks mate,very happy with this prize.

I now have 5 Festool track saws!!! [eek]

... and I felt a little greedy entering when I already had 3 [huh]

You could always give it to a charity - just hang on a second and I'll go and register one [wink]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... October 22, Genuine Training or Sales event?
« Reply #82 on: October 16, 2014, 07:14 PM »

Did you receive an invitation from Festool Aust for training sessions on Oct 22?

I am left wondering if these are more a sales promotion than genuine training given the invitation's graphic style and information provided, the 'workshops' are shorter than 1/2 day, in fact 1/2 an hour, and that they are at a dealer rather than Festool Aust HQ. I do not want to travel 2 hrs to attend a sales event dressed up as 'training', but might if it was genuine 1/2 day.

What do other Aussies think?
Is this a dealer piggy backing on the recent Festool AUS training survey?


http://blog.festool.com.au/event/the-tool-house-festool-product-training/?instance_id=210
« Last Edit: October 16, 2014, 07:48 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... October 22, Genuine Training or Sales event?
« Reply #83 on: October 16, 2014, 08:06 PM »

Did you receive an invitation from Festool Aust for training sessions on Oct 22?

I am left wondering if these are more a sales promotion than genuine training given the invitation's graphic style and information provided, the 'workshops' are shorter than 1/2 day, in fact 1/2 an hour, and that they are at a dealer rather than Festool Aust HQ. I do not want to travel 2 hrs to attend a sales event dressed up as 'training', but might if it was genuine 1/2 day.

What do other Aussies think?
Is this a dealer piggy backing on the recent Festool AUS training survey?


http://blog.festool.com.au/event/the-tool-house-festool-product-training/?instance_id=210

I'd attend something like that if it was convenient and it was in my spare time. You're not going to learn anything new that'll change the way you use your current Festools ... That'd be purely targeted as selling you more.

My local (Northern Abrasives) put on evenings to run through just a couple of tools and give you heaps of time to get hands on and ask questions - those I make an effort to attend.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... Is this Kev on Festool Aust Facebook?
« Reply #84 on: November 09, 2014, 07:14 PM »

Recently on a post Kev published his picture wearing a Festool Cap.
http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/what-festool-promotional-or-rare-items-do-you-have/msg350785/#msg350785

Today looking at Festool Aust Facebook page and the item share with us what you are doing this weekend I see -

https://www.facebook.com/festoolaustralia?hc_location=timeline



Must be him, look at the number of Festools!  [big grin]
« Last Edit: November 09, 2014, 07:19 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... Is this Kev on Festool Aust Facebook?
« Reply #85 on: November 09, 2014, 11:03 PM »

Recently on a post Kev published his picture wearing a Festool Cap.
http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/what-festool-promotional-or-rare-items-do-you-have/msg350785/#msg350785

Today looking at Festool Aust Facebook page and the item share with us what you are doing this weekend I see -

https://www.facebook.com/festoolaustralia?hc_location=timeline

(Attachment Link)

Must be him, look at the number of Festools!  [big grin]

That's not me! Spooky though - to look at he could almost be a younger brother [eek]

... and nowhere near enough Festools [wink]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... Must be Kev!
« Reply #86 on: November 09, 2014, 11:44 PM »
 

Yes must be your 'brother' because the only difference between the two photos I could see was that the person in the Facebook image had had a shave and shower!  [big grin]  [smile]  [eek]
« Last Edit: November 09, 2014, 11:51 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 #87 on: November 10, 2014, 05:52 AM »


C'mon ... you can think that's me [eek]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #88 on: November 10, 2014, 07:09 AM »


Fair enough!




LOL
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 jobsworth

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #89 on: November 10, 2014, 08:50 AM »
Im blinnndddddddddd.. I canntt seee it feels like my eyes are bleeding

Thought this was Kev

« Last Edit: November 10, 2014, 08:57 AM by jobsworth »
Loving the Calif sun....