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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #90 on: November 11, 2014, 12:20 AM »
Im blinnndddddddddd.. I canntt seee it feels like my eyes are bleeding

Thought this was Kev

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I've lost a little hair since then, but at least my teeth have grown back [wink]

Offline Larso

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #91 on: November 12, 2014, 10:02 PM »
Hey Kev i noticed in the background of one of your pics a hammerlock workbench and thought you (and maybe others) might be interested in the plywood drawer cubes i made a while back for my hammerlock benches.
As my wife seems determined to stay in the Air Force and we are still moving around on a regular basis all my gear has to fit in a double garage as that is the only shed space i can be gauranteed to have in each location.
Over the last few years i have made heaps of different cupboards and benches etc which i can dismantle and re-establish quickly each time we move.The hammerlock started as a quick fix but with the addition of the drawers have become super handy and they do break down and go back together very easily.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #92 on: November 13, 2014, 03:48 AM »
Hey Kev i noticed in the background of one of your pics a hammerlock workbench and thought you (and maybe others) might be interested in the plywood drawer cubes i made a while back for my hammerlock benches.
As my wife seems determined to stay in the Air Force and we are still moving around on a regular basis all my gear has to fit in a double garage as that is the only shed space i can be gauranteed to have in each location.
Over the last few years i have made heaps of different cupboards and benches etc which i can dismantle and re-establish quickly each time we move.The hammerlock started as a quick fix but with the addition of the drawers have become super handy and they do break down and go back together very easily.
Cool idea thanks [wink]

One of the first things I did was replace the tops with 25mm ply. The MDF on them is fine as a shelf, but useless as a bench top.

Something somewhat related, I remember seeing somewhere a guy had mounted those plastic milk crate size cubes on drawer runners in a hammerlock shelf frame ... wish I had a pick of the detail to share!

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies. They are on the way.
« Reply #93 on: November 21, 2014, 03:02 AM »
Those of you on the Festool AUS email list would now know the Wings and Drawers will be down under in January and the Vecturo in March.

Looks like our NA friends are ahead of us this time!  [eek] [big grin]
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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies. They are on the way.
« Reply #94 on: November 21, 2014, 05:29 AM »
Those of you on the Festool AUS email list would now know the Wings and Drawers will be down under in January and the Vecturo in March.

Looks like our NA friends are ahead of us this time!  [eek] [big grin]

Yeh - not happy Jane!!

Plus the eoy sale isn't that special .. picked up a cheap CHP45, AGP125, 6 more Protool TB's and a Winkel-angle-thing. They never put the stuff on sale I REALLY want ... so I just buy more "stuff" [embarassed]

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #95 on: November 21, 2014, 06:18 AM »
Look at the bright side, you'll just about be done paying off the Xmas gifts then yer back in hock for the festool toys  [big grin]
Calif Here I come Baby

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies. They are on the way.
« Reply #96 on: November 21, 2014, 06:21 AM »
Those of you on the Festool AUS email list would now know the Wings and Drawers will be down under in January and the Vecturo in March.

Looks like our NA friends are ahead of us this time!  [eek] [big grin]

Yeh - not happy Jane!!

Plus the eoy sale isn't that special .. picked up a cheap CHP45, AGP125, 6 more Protool TB's and a Winkel-angle-thing. They never put the stuff on sale I REALLY want ... so I just buy more "stuff" [embarassed]


Kev was the EOY sale just at Northern Abrasives? Could not find any details on Festool Aus website
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Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #97 on: November 21, 2014, 02:13 PM »
All Festool resellers would have got the promo - I first noticed the discounts on the ideal tools.com.au website.

Significant discounts were mainly on Protool lines. Unfortunately some things I already have were well discounted [sad]

Still a few cheap corded drills.

I hear what's left will go up on the Festool site cheap as a direct offer.

Offline jussi

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Re: Re: Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #98 on: November 21, 2014, 04:11 PM »
10% off EVERYTHING in May at Carba-Tec

What's that America? 10% off only dominos?!

Aussies do it better  :P

Not really a discount given their already premium prices on festool more than 10% more than other options in Australia. Plus they put their prices up significantly on everything else recently too.

I didn't think dealers were allowed to set their own prices.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #99 on: November 22, 2014, 01:23 AM »
 
10% off EVERYTHING in May at Carba-Tec

What's that America? 10% off only dominos?!

Aussies do it better  :P

Not really a discount given their already premium prices on festool more than 10% more than other options in Australia. Plus they put their prices up significantly on everything else recently too.

I didn't think dealers were allowed to set their own prices.


Only in NA. Everywhere else is recommended retail price or variations.

For example compare these two AUS sites for KAPEX.
http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/561288/SubProducts/561288

http://justtools.com.au/festool-sliding-compound-mitre-saw-561288-kapex-ks120eb

« Last Edit: November 22, 2014, 06:14 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...problems with Festool Aust Website!
« Reply #100 on: December 24, 2014, 07:50 PM »

It could be Safari, or latest IPad operating system, or the webmaster at Festool Aust., or all three causing two problems for me with their website during the past few weeks.

1. I find that I can no longer download manuals. I had a similar problem with UK site earlier in the year when they changed to a format no longer supported by IBooks.

2. The search feature is inoperable on some pages within the site. As can be seen in the screen shot there is a frozen 'About Us' in outline print with a vertical line over the key in box.

Obviously I want this fixed by New Years Day!  Ha ha!  [big grin] [popcorn]  [big grin]

Can anyone else confirm this difficulty using an IPad with or without latest OS, or with PC?  With appreciation.

« Last Edit: December 24, 2014, 07:56 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 DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #101 on: December 26, 2014, 08:28 AM »
Yep, I have the same problem searching the festool Aus web site with my ipad, I'm using version 6.1.3.
 If I need to look anything up, I have to reach for the lap top. Widows 7, no problems there so it's only on the ipad where this occurs.
  I find that Festool aren't alone in their web site not working properly on the ipad, there was a few other sites, can't remember which ones though.  I'm sure this is an easy fix for festool to sort out.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #102 on: December 26, 2014, 03:11 PM »
Thanks DB.

I emailed a less embellished version of my post to Festool Aus. yesterday. Will see what transpires.

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 #103 on: December 26, 2014, 06:35 PM »
Thanks for taking the time to contact them.
  I'll be interested in there response and what they have to say as it's a pain when you want to check on something quickly.

 Thanks

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...congratulations Festool Aus Web staff
« Reply #104 on: December 30, 2014, 12:49 AM »


Congratulations and appreciation to Holger and his staff at Festool Australia who have been working the past few days to make the Festool website IPad friendly.

IPad users should now find the Search function now works, and manuals can now be downloaded to IBooks.

So far I have successfully downloaded the following manuals-
BHC 18, PD20 QuaDrill, Boom Arm, TS55, DSG 125 and KA 65 Conturo (Color).
Vac clamp system, PD20 QuaDrill , PF1200, PS420 and Kapex 120
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 #105 on: December 30, 2014, 04:13 AM »
  Good work, I'd noticed earlier today that it looked a little different, so I tried a search & it was working fine.

 Thanks,

Offline Michael1960

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #106 on: January 01, 2015, 07:31 AM »
Regarding pricing of Festool products in Australia....
I was advised last week by my main Festool retailer they have been told from the local importer that from next year (now) they must sell Festool at RRP.  No discounting will be permitted.  Has anyone heard similar information?

Offline Linbro

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #107 on: January 01, 2015, 07:49 AM »
Yes, heard that the 'no discount' was coming. Certainly will make a difference, as our RRP's seem to be high, compared to elsewhere.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #108 on: January 01, 2015, 08:25 AM »
Yes, heard that the 'no discount' was coming. Certainly will make a difference, as our RRP's seem to be high, compared to elsewhere.

[eek]
If true, no sign of it yet at one known discounting dealers Website. Still they would not change prices until at earliest later today Jan 2, AESST.

Also is this not price fixing, which is not permitted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission?

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« Last Edit: January 01, 2015, 09:30 AM by Peter Halle »
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

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Offline Michael1960

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #109 on: January 01, 2015, 08:43 AM »
If true, it would likely be a breach of the ACCC.  However, in practice it usually results in no action. 

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #110 on: January 03, 2015, 04:18 AM »
It wouldn't surprise me, anyone else noticed a slight arrogance with Festool Australia?

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #111 on: January 03, 2015, 04:56 AM »
Regarding pricing of Festool products in Australia....
I was advised last week by my main Festool retailer they have been told from the local importer that from next year (now) they must sell Festool at RRP.  No discounting will be permitted.  Has anyone heard similar information?

Nobody can truly stop discounting - it just takes on other forms.

"Forced RRP" is a bit of an oxymoron too ! [wink]

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #112 on: January 08, 2015, 07:14 AM »

No evidence that discounting has ended yet.

Look out for these specials and drawer and wing introductory prices at -

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Categories/News/January__March_Specials

And looking through the website, there appears to have been some item by item price rises, particularly for MFT accessories.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2015, 07:45 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline mike68au

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #113 on: January 08, 2015, 09:27 AM »
Regarding pricing of Festool products in Australia....
I was advised last week by my main Festool retailer they have been told from the local importer that from next year (now) they must sell Festool at RRP.  No discounting will be permitted.  Has anyone heard similar information?

I was told the same thing.... thought won't take effect till a bit later in the year, around April if i recall correctly.  Service and support are to be the extra benefits.  Like immediate loan tools if yours goes in for service.  + a few other initiatives i can't recall.

Offline bryan1982

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #114 on: January 12, 2015, 05:26 AM »
I heard discounting stops april

I was told festool Australia won court case with ACCC to allow this to happen

Regards
Bryan

Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #115 on: January 12, 2015, 06:21 AM »
https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-authorises-minimum-retail-prices-on-festool-power-tools

I can see why Festool would want to alleviate the issue of real shops providing information and service, but online retailers making the sales. However, I buy my Festool gear through Just Tools in Sth Melbourne, who provide good service and generally have the cheapest prices.

Anyway, those retailers are going to be in luck now, with an instant bonus once they're "forced" to all sell at the same higher price!

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #116 on: January 12, 2015, 07:08 AM »
Interesting article.  Thanks for posting.

Peter
Scraps to Smiles.  To be continued.....  Stay Tuned.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #117 on: January 13, 2015, 03:45 AM »
[url=https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-authorises-minimum-retail-prices-on-festool-power-tools]https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-authorises-minimum-retail-prices-on-festool-power-tools [/URL]

I can see why Festool would want to alleviate the issue of real shops providing information and service, but online retailers making the sales. However, I buy my Festool gear through Just Tools in Sth Melbourne, who provide good service and generally have the cheapest prices.

Anyway, those retailers are going to be in luck now, with an instant bonus once they're "forced" to all sell at the same higher price!

Cannot see how the already excellent service provided by Just Tools will improve just because of retail price maintenance!

And there is at least one other dealer in Melbourne that does not discount and whose service is just not in the same league!

Pitty the ACCC did  not canvas some customer views.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2015, 03:55 AM by Untidy Shop »
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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.”
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Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #118 on: January 13, 2015, 03:57 AM »

And there is at least one other dealer in Melbourne that does not discount and whose service is just not in the same league!

+1..  If you're referring to a certain place in the south east, I was a little bit disappointed when I visited a couple of weeks ago, and knew more about the Festool range (after owning a few tools for 2 months) than the staff working that day.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #119 on: January 13, 2015, 04:02 AM »

And there is at least one other dealer in Melbourne that does not discount and whose service is just not in the same league!

+1..  If you're referring to a certain place in the south east, I was a little bit disappointed when I visited a couple of weeks ago, and knew more about the Festool range (after owning a few tools for 2 months) than the staff working that day.

 [smile] sssshhhh! They may hear us, and shock, horror lift their game!   [eek]
« Last Edit: January 13, 2015, 07:26 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