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Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #720 on: May 20, 2016, 06:11 AM »
Got to chase up the Festool shop tomorrow. 

When I picked up the PS300 it was supposed to come with a special set of jigsaw blades as part of the sale. The jigsaw was in stock (got the last one at the premium dealer) but the blades are on back order.

You would think they would be in stock before the sale. The jigsaw is brilliant though. Very happy with it. [big grin]
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #721 on: May 20, 2016, 08:36 PM »
Got to chase up the Festool shop tomorrow. 

When I picked up the PS300 it was supposed to come with a special set of jigsaw blades as part of the sale. The jigsaw was in stock (got the last one at the premium dealer) but the blades are on back order.

You would think they would be in stock before the sale. The jigsaw is brilliant though. Very happy with it. [big grin]

Don't think it works like that at Festool Aus, When I bought my TS 55 it was promoted to come with a free rail bag, three weeks later I got a call to say, "come and collect the rail bag", it might pay you to phone up first.

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #722 on: May 22, 2016, 05:10 AM »
Hi all

The wife chased up the blades on Saturday. There wasn't a code number assigned to them when I got the saw but there is a code now. Should have them this week. Big plug to the wife for chasing it up, she did it all on her own accord [big grin]

Been at the in laws stopping up their ceiling cracks. They were impressed when I was able to sand it all back with the ETS150/3 and due to the CT26 was able to get 100% dust extraction.

Now, anybody know where I can hire a Planex?
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #723 on: May 22, 2016, 05:28 AM »
Hi all

The wife chased up the blades on Saturday. There wasn't a code number assigned to them when I got the saw but there is a code now. Should have them this week. Big plug to the wife for chasing it up, she did it all on her own accord [big grin]

Been at the in laws stopping up their ceiling cracks. They were impressed when I was able to sand it all back with the ETS150/3 and due to the CT26 was able to get 100% dust extraction.

Now, anybody know where I can hire a Planex?

@Grakat from me. First day hire is $2.5K though ... still interested? [big grin]

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #724 on: May 22, 2016, 08:13 PM »
@Kev Hmmmm let me think.

New Planex from Festool $1989.00

Kevs Planex, low kilometres, one careful lady driver.......$2500

Sounds like an awesome deal, I'll pick it up shortly.....not! [big grin]
Regards
Graham

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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #725 on: May 22, 2016, 11:51 PM »
@Kev Hmmmm let me think.

New Planex from Festool $1989.00

Kevs Planex, low kilometres, one careful lady driver.......$2500

Sounds like an awesome deal, I'll pick it up shortly.....not! [big grin]

@Grakat ahh - you obviously place nothing on it's celebrity value [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

PLANEX and Conturo are actually the only two significant Festools I haven't invested in yet that I'm likely to want.

Despite my feelings on local warranty, opportunities like this kinda challenges one's resolve:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/FESTOOL-CONTURO-KA-65-SET-574613-EDGE-BANDER-BANDING-festo-power-tools-ebay-/281514161276?hash=item418b8d347c:g:LHoAAOSwkNZUeZDQ


Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #726 on: May 23, 2016, 06:09 AM »
I agree Kev

The Planex and the Conturo I could never justify. I don't sand Gyprock for a living and whatever I need to edge band an iron will cover off nicely. I think a Vac Sys will be as abstract as I would likely to get in the Festool lineup.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #727 on: May 31, 2016, 06:24 AM »
Hi there

Picked up the blades last weekend. To the dealers credit they were sitting on the counter waiting for me. They come in a small container which fits nicely into the Systainer.

Otherwise been finishing the shed of shame, a 6m x 3m garden shed to hold the stuff I want to get out of the garage. Then I can build my workshop.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #728 on: June 05, 2016, 02:58 AM »
Hello All,

Hope none of you are being flooded out at this point in time.

Can anybody shed some light on the Centrotec Installers set. My initial search is showing it as NAIA (not available in Australia). Has anybody got one of these sets? Did you have to import it?
Regards
Graham

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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #729 on: June 05, 2016, 03:24 AM »
Hello All,

Hope none of you are being flooded out at this point in time.

Can anybody shed some light on the Centrotec Installers set. My initial search is showing it as NAIA (not available in Australia). Has anybody got one of these sets? Did you have to import it?

@Grakat

I got one a few years ago locally. Tooltechnic Oz seems to be a bit random with the versions they offer. The kits seem to vary each year and there's been a couple of variants this year internationally.

They always seem to be spoken of as "limited editions". I think this was the last one offered in Oz: http://www.festool.com.au/Assembly-Wood-Package-Centrotec-Systainer-160-pieces

To be honest, with all of the Tanos storage flexibility available, Festool should be offering something a lot smarter and more modular is this space .. as a permanent line. If you really want one it could be worth a ring round the premium stores as it's a pricey item that someone could having laying about - otherwise it's Ebay or Amazon!


Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #730 on: June 05, 2016, 04:04 AM »
@Kev Thanks for posting the link.

Yes that does seem pricey compared to the cost for eBay and to ship. Better keep an eye out.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...rain/floods
« Reply #731 on: June 05, 2016, 08:37 AM »
Trust you guys living in the Northern Beaches do not have soggy Festools to deal with. Some 'interesting' storm footage featuring the Northern Beaches on the National News this evening.


@Kev. @Locky
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...rain/floods
« Reply #732 on: June 05, 2016, 09:28 AM »
Trust you guys living in the Northern Beaches do not have soggy Festools to deal with. Some 'interesting' storm footage featuring the Northern Beaches on the National News this evening.


@Kev. @Locky

@Untidy Shop @Locky

Locky should be high and dry. We're a bit damp, some wet carpet and a a few solid core doors I hadn't sealed may be a problem. People a in a few of the low spots aren't so lucky [sad]

The wind is still howling outside [scared]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...rain/floods
« Reply #733 on: June 05, 2016, 09:34 AM »
Well, referring to another thread, you have stopped eating grapes then and @jobsworth 's clone and the other slaves are now on other duties.

Take care @Kev
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 #734 on: June 05, 2016, 11:29 AM »
He's getting a message from a hottie with jabba the huts figure and personality right now. She has him pretty greased up.  Sadly Kev didn't hire me. I guess it was because the bikini panties I was auditioning in had a print of Barney the Dino on the back.

No accounting for taste huh?
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #735 on: June 05, 2016, 12:13 PM »
He's getting a message from a hottie with jabba the huts figure and personality right now. She has him pretty greased up.  Sadly Kev didn't hire me. I guess it was because the bikini panties I was auditioning in had a print of Barney the Dino on the back.

No accounting for taste huh?

Jobby, it was between you and Elle MacPherson ... but you were wearing the nicer outfit. Sorry mate.

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #736 on: June 05, 2016, 03:20 PM »
Story of my life close but no cigar, it has to be politics thats it How you you pick Ellie over me in a bikini with barney on my butt?
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...rain/floods
« Reply #737 on: June 07, 2016, 05:28 AM »
Trust you guys living in the Northern Beaches do not have soggy Festools to deal with. Some 'interesting' storm footage featuring the Northern Beaches on the National News this evening.

,
@Kev. @Locky

@Untidy Shop @Locky

Locky should be high and dry. We're a bit damp, some wet carpet and a a few solid core doors I hadn't sealed may be a problem. People a in a few of the low spots aren't so lucky [sad]

The wind is still howling outside [scared]

Might need a Festool pump............in a Systainer lol
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...Milwaukie Time
« Reply #738 on: June 24, 2016, 09:43 PM »
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 Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #739 on: June 26, 2016, 04:06 AM »
Wot, no Milwaukee retail price maintenance lol

We purchased about $3k of the stuff at work, it has all performed flawlessly so far. So far Milwaukee has impressed me.

Did any of you Sydneysiders go to the Timber show this weekend?
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #740 on: June 26, 2016, 04:37 AM »
Wot, no Milwaukee retail price maintenance lol

We purchased about $3k of the stuff at work, it has all performed flawlessly so far. So far Milwaukee has impressed me.

Did any of you Sydneysiders go to the Timber show this weekend?

@Grakat I was going to go on Friday, but I had a look at the exhibitor list and I decided I really couldn't be bothered with the effort ! [embarassed]

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #741 on: June 26, 2016, 05:20 AM »
We picked up some timber but my search for a #4.5 bench plane came up empty handed. Even the second hand stuff was out of this world on price.

Wife purchased a K5 Kreg jig for me. Very happy. Will set it up on a board this week.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies... TAX TIME specials
« Reply #742 on: June 29, 2016, 08:08 PM »
AHHH !!!! [scared] [eek] [embarassed]

I'm finding it very hard not to buy stuff under the pressure of my inbox getting smashed by tantalising offers [sad]

Anyone in Oz folded badly on specials?

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Re: One for the Aussies... TAX TIME specials
« Reply #743 on: July 01, 2016, 10:17 PM »
AHHH !!!! [scared] [eek] [embarassed]

I'm finding it very hard not to buy stuff under the pressure of my inbox getting smashed by tantalising offers [sad]

Anyone in Oz folded badly on specials?

 Saving all my coin for this years big Festool Spring time sale.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... TAX TIME specials
« Reply #744 on: July 01, 2016, 10:43 PM »
AHHH !!!! [scared] [eek] [embarassed]
I'm finding it very hard not to buy stuff under the pressure of my inbox getting smashed by tantalising offers [sad]
Anyone in Oz folded badly on specials?
Saving all my coin for this years big Festool Spring time sale.

@DB10 @Kev
Mmmmmmm! Surely DB you mean Spring 'Promotion' , NOT Sale!  [eek] [big grin]
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... TAX TIME specials
« Reply #745 on: July 02, 2016, 03:45 AM »
AHHH !!!! [scared] [eek] [embarassed]

I'm finding it very hard not to buy stuff under the pressure of my inbox getting smashed by tantalising offers [sad]

Anyone in Oz folded badly on specials?

 Saving all my coin for this years big Festool Spring time sale.

"Sale" I doubt, but I'm looking forward to HK85, grooving kit and the D14 fasteners.

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #746 on: July 04, 2016, 06:49 AM »
Yes it's a promo not a sale. Is there an ETA on the HK85. Wonder what that puppy will set us back. Price of a small car perhaps?

Built a clamp rack on the weekend, used the PS300 a fair bit. It cut like a hot knife through butter, I love that jigsaw.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #747 on: July 04, 2016, 08:40 AM »
Yes it's a promo not a sale. Is there an ETA on the HK85. Wonder what that puppy will set us back. Price of a small car perhaps?

Built a clamp rack on the weekend, used the PS300 a fair bit. It cut like a hot knife through butter, I love that jigsaw.

@Grakat realistically the HK85 should be less than the TS75. In the UK TS75 / HK85 price ratio is 646.80 / 570.00 (1.1347) .. so hoping for sanity from Tooltechnic here, you'd expect a price of $1,195.00 AUD. That'd probably put the grooving unit at about $1,000 also.

If they're reading this .. I'd be attracted by a HK85 combo set with the FSK670 rail, 670 rail bag and grooving unit for a tasty price round $2K [wink]

Offline Robert James Ross

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #748 on: July 04, 2016, 09:21 AM »
So is the HK85 coming to Australia because I need to buy a new skill saw

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #749 on: July 04, 2016, 09:22 AM »
So is the HK85 coming to Australia because I need to buy a new skill saw

@Robert James Ross I've been told September by a reliable source.