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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #840 on: December 14, 2016, 07:13 AM »
@Pykie ask @David Stanton where he got his .. he's reviewed one on his YouTube channel davesbuildtips.

Offline Pykie

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #841 on: December 14, 2016, 07:42 PM »
I noticed that he said they only sell the compressed air version in Aus.

I may try and get a 110v one and get a step down transformer. I don't like using them normally, because of the added cables but this will be stationary in a shop

Offline Pykie

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #842 on: December 15, 2016, 01:55 AM »
Carbatec said there's a compliance issue with the plug selling them in Australia, no time on when it will be resolved

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #843 on: December 20, 2016, 06:13 AM »
Festool Aust put this image on their Facebook Page. Is this another marketing blunder! [eek] That's 5400mm of unclamped/insufficiantly supported skirting board about to be cut in half. And spot the DeWalt products in view.



So far 18 likes.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2016, 07:03 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #844 on: December 21, 2016, 08:07 PM »
Hi there

I commented on that post, mentioning what was going to happen once the saw broke through the cut. Some other person has commented that they have special clamps that can hold a 3.6m piece of skirting up once it is cut. Bit hard to believe myself.  :-\

Yes agree with the De Walt stuff in the scene.....Ooops!
Regards
Graham

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Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #845 on: December 22, 2016, 03:29 AM »
 I don't do FB, but I doubt I'm missing out on much by the look of that photo,  And the lack of Festool promo's down here.
 Yep, 16g cordless De Walt nailer, nice bit of kit and quite light with one of the smaller batteries installed.
 Do you think there might be a New year deal in the making, to make up for the lack of anything this Christmas.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #846 on: December 22, 2016, 10:34 AM »
@DB10 new year deal? Nah! Just keep your fingers crossed they keep their price hike modest. It would seem Tooltechnic are focused on becoming "Fein fellows" presently.

Honestly, I'd love to be wrong .. but there's nothing evident to make me believe otherwise [sad]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...'Cool hand Luke'
« Reply #847 on: December 27, 2016, 01:00 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/festoolaustralia/videos/1842712495942368/

Just published on the Festool Aust. FaceBook Page.

Obviously Anton knows what he is doing. He is a quality high end Australian Furniture Maker.

But is this a safe or accurate practice for the novice or inexperienced? Should such a practice be published by Festool as a public marketing exercise?

Your thoughts?
« Last Edit: December 27, 2016, 01:18 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Michael1960

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #848 on: December 27, 2016, 04:56 AM »
Using two sanders at once....It's probably not too dangerous but I can't see why it would be highlighted by the Australian importer of Festool.  As a marketing excercise its novel but may send the message that Festool sanders aren't very powerful / effective - You need two to get the job done!!

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #849 on: December 27, 2016, 06:20 AM »
What next? Two rail saw cuts at once?

In my eyes this is very stupid and promoting it is extremely irresponsible. Maybe the guy feels he progresses faster this way but all it really shows me is that one Festool sander doesn't meet his needs.

Epic Fail !!!

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #850 on: December 27, 2016, 10:10 AM »
 It is a system @Kev

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #851 on: December 27, 2016, 05:57 PM »
« Last Edit: December 27, 2016, 06:13 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 Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #852 on: December 27, 2016, 07:41 PM »
I didn't really get the point of that video at all. If fact I would think that his work quality would actually reduce. Is he really focussing on both those sanders and how they are sanding. If he wanted to sand faster, shouldn't he just grab a Rotex.

So he is actually using the wrong tool for the job.........and they are promoting it.

I agree with @Kev Epic Fail.
Regards
Graham

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

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #853 on: December 27, 2016, 07:56 PM »
I see now that one comment on the Festool Aust  FB page which basically told me to 'get over it' [Dont take it so seriously - he is just p__s farting around] has received a 'Like' from Festool Aust.

Very professional! [eek]
If I was them, I would have just ignored me or any comment directed at me by others.  [smile]

@Kev @Grakat @Holmz @Michael1960
« Last Edit: December 27, 2016, 08:31 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 #854 on: December 27, 2016, 08:32 PM »
I see now that one comment on the Festool Aust  FB page which basically told me to 'get over it' [Dont take it so seriously - he is just p__s farting around] has received a 'Like' from Festool Aust.

Very professional! [eek]
If I was them, I would have just ignored me or any comment directed at me by others.  [smile]

@Kev @Grakat @Holmz @Michael1960

@Untidy Shop I just had to comment too ... [sad]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #855 on: December 27, 2016, 08:41 PM »

I see now that one comment on the Festool Aust  FB page which basically told me to 'get over it' [Dont take it so seriously - he is just p__s farting around] has received a 'Like' from Festool Aust.

Very professional! [eek]
If I was them, I would have just ignored me or any comment directed at me by others.  [smile]

@Kev @Grakat @Holmz @Michael1960

@Untidy Shop I just had to comment too ... [sad]

@Kev
Well! Festool Aust must be monitoring this thread because as far as I can tell, they have just removed their logo from the 'like'.

Edit: And now the whole FB post has been removed! A good decision.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2016, 08:49 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 #856 on: December 27, 2016, 08:51 PM »

Edit: And now the whole FB post has been removed! A good descission.[/font]


@Untidy Shop

Their pockets are their primary concern ... after all that's why they're in business. They probably didn't like the idea of someone's injury hurting their bottom line [wink]

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #857 on: December 27, 2016, 11:21 PM »
Lets see what their next creation will be. Maybe some bloke in singlet, stubbies, and thongs juggling HKC55s with the triggers cable tied in the on position. Or the same with OF2200's  [big grin]
Regards
Graham

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

Offline Michael1960

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #858 on: December 28, 2016, 02:51 AM »
'One for the Aussies' started with a discussion about Carbatec offering a 10% discount.  Well on Boxing Day I bought 4 Bessey K Body 800mm clamps and received a 20% discount. (Storewide *10% off  + another 10% for buying 4 or more)
Really pleased as I didn't have any 800mm. 
Good promo Carbatec.

* unfortunately a few brands were excluded.  say no more!

Offline Xoncention

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #859 on: December 28, 2016, 04:09 AM »
'One for the Aussies' started with a discussion about Carbatec offering a 10% discount.  Well on Boxing Day I bought 4 Bessey K Body 800mm clamps and received a 20% discount. (Storewide *10% off  + another 10% for buying 4 or more)
Really pleased as I didn't have any 800mm. 
Good promo Carbatec.

* unfortunately a few brands were excluded.  say no more!
That same discount was also available through Carbatec in the lead up to Christmas.  It is good that they repeated this for Boxing day.  I have enough clamps for the moment, so I resisted the temptation :-)

Offline Michael1960

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #860 on: December 28, 2016, 06:51 PM »
I didn't see the Christmas special.  It's good to see Carbatec are running a few more sales recently.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...Jan 1 Price Rises
« Reply #861 on: December 28, 2016, 07:10 PM »
Just received an email from my Festool  dealer that confirms the annual Jan 1 Price Rises for Australia.


And to quote the email -
2016 is nearly at an end & Festool Australia is the only Tool Supplier to have a Price Rise on the 1st Day of the 2017 Year. All prices will change on 2nd January 2017, so get in quick to secure a 2016 prices. Full . . . . . .

http://preview.mailerlite.com/s3t3p7/527670167191161893/k0a5/


« Last Edit: December 28, 2016, 07:21 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 Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #862 on: December 28, 2016, 08:03 PM »
Wonder how much?

Then around April there will be a sale......with the prices on select equipment at 2016 prices.

I thought they had to get approval from their mates at the ACCC to increase prices under their price fixing deal. With the letters that the ACCC have received from us about TTTS not meeting their obligations under the price fixing deal the price increase should have been refused.
Regards
Graham

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

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #863 on: December 28, 2016, 09:18 PM »
@Untidy Shop @Grakat

Yeh .. another price rise as an "annual event". Just like Christmas - only difference is it's Christmas for Tooltechnic and screw the Australian Festool buyers.

There's very few additional Festool products I would want and probably only the Conturo would be something I'd consider. Once I've settled "up north" I'll sell the stuff I rationally don't need and start to look for a good way to source Festool from Europe (I won't feel guilty either as I don't have any soft spots for Festool dealers in QLD and certainly not for Tooltechnic).

Who knows, I may even get as radical as @Holmz when it comes to sourcing tools [big grin]

All said though, if I did get a Conturo I'd probably relent and buy it locally as it's one tool that could have warranty issues that'd be very expensive to get fixed with a return Europe trip overhead [sad]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #864 on: December 28, 2016, 10:06 PM »
Wonder how much?

Then around April there will be a sale......with the prices on select equipment at 2016 prices.

I thought they had to get approval from their mates at the ACCC to increase prices under their price fixing deal. With the letters that the ACCC have received from us about TTTS not meeting their obligations under the price fixing deal the price increase should have been refused.

@Grakat
We wish! [big grin] Tooltechnic Aust  have approval to fix the price so Dealers can not discount. They do not have to get ACCC aproval to increase those prices.  [mad]
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@Kev
You may have to sell some of those Festools to purchase -


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“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 #865 on: December 28, 2016, 10:24 PM »

@Kev
You may have to sell some of those Festools to purchase -

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Yes @Untidy Shop we're still looking for a local importer of the Chernobyl Holstein cattle breed ... I believe we could successfully use them for milk, beef and to power the micro reactor on the farm [big grin]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #866 on: December 28, 2016, 10:30 PM »

@Kev
You may have to sell some of those Festools to purchase -

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Yes @Untidy Shop we're still looking for a local importer of the Chernobyl Holstein cattle breed ... I believe we could successfully use them for milk, beef and to power the micro reactor on the farm [big grin]
@Kev
Festool Milk; a new perspective on 'drinking the Kool Aid'.   [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 Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #867 on: December 28, 2016, 10:44 PM »
...
Who knows, I may even get as radical as @Holmz when it comes to sourcing tools [big grin]
...

I have never cheap referred to as radical.

When one can buy a MT55 for less than a locally sourced TS55, it seems a no brainer.

But I was a chemist, then I would prefer to be a free radical.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #868 on: December 28, 2016, 10:59 PM »
...
Who knows, I may even get as radical as @Holmz when it comes to sourcing tools [big grin]
...

I have never cheap referred to as radical.

When one can buy a MT55 for less than a locally sourced TS55, it seems a no brainer.

But I was a chemist, then I would prefer to be a free radical.

@Holmz to be fair, I didn't completely label you as a radical - just one area of your behaviour [wink] [big grin]

If I could be 99% certain a service issue wouldn't arise I'd wholly agree too .. I guess I'm more of a pessimist, which is strange when I've never had a Festool warranty issue!

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #869 on: December 28, 2016, 11:55 PM »
@Kev

I am sure 99% of Kapex are trouble free, and >99% of MT55s or Lamello Zetas are also trouble free.

Being a radical is a matter of perspective. In the grand scheme I am a pussycat.