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Offline Grakat

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Re: Anyone near Sydney want to buy a TSO Products GRS-16 (non-PE)?
« Reply #960 on: July 31, 2017, 06:18 AM »
Hi,

I am thinking of ordering an TSO Products GRS-16 PE, but before I order I thought I would check to see if anyone near Sydney wants to partner up and we could take advantage of the combination set that comes with both (https://tsoproducts.com/tso-products-guide-rail-squares/grs-16-and-grs-16-pe-guide-rail-square-combination-set/)?

As the posted price of the combination is $USD320, then the GRS-16 (non-PE) would drop to $USD150 posted.

Please PM me if interested.

Cheers!

PM sent. [big grin]
Regards
Graham

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

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #961 on: July 31, 2017, 06:25 AM »
I will have a look at them. I accept your point about working overhead with a sander as I have been doing this with an ETS150/3 so understand about the weight. I didn't know the cordless sanders could take AC power, that would make them more versatile.

In that instance I would probably target the delta or small orbital machine for doing trim work. The random orbit I would stay with my current corded offering.

Thanks for the response Peter.

Hope you all are keeping well.

@Kev the battery sanders aren't really on the radar for me. The selling point of Festool is supposed to be dust extraction via the CT range. They all require 230v. So it's a bit dumb to have a cordless sander that should be used with a corded CT.

Only a few more things to go and my needs will be largely met anyway.

Hi Graham

You may be missing the point with the cordless sanders. I must confess that I had wondered why have a cordless sander but I have completely changed my mind. Have you tried them yet?

They do give you complete freedom from the power cord and the vacuum hose. Dust collection is pretty good despite that. Imagine working overhead or certainly above shoulder height for extended periods - say when working on the house. The weight reduction by having no hose or power lead has an immediate effect and will reduce fatigue by quite a margin. I had to nip out to do a quick sanding job on a piece of furniture that I had made for someone and would have managed with just one of these but had to take a CT along as well.

You can connect them to an extractor and also have them powered from the mains which gives even greater flexibility.

There is no loss of performance due to them being a cordless tool. I tried them all recently in Germany and would recommend that everyone should try one or all three out before making a judgement.

Here is a clip, not available to the general public:



Peter
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 #962 on: August 07, 2017, 03:35 AM »
New Festool Aust. Promotion Catalog is out, featuring new Sword Saw and rail discounts. I thought the Sword Saw had already been released here? I am pretty sure @Kev has one!?

Nothing in there in the Cat, that 'rocked my socks'.

Pity  those new battery sanders are not here yet! Next year apparently!  [eek]


http://www.festool.com.au/WebRoot/Store/Shops/tooltechnic/MediaGallery/files/campaigns/Festool_Aug-Oct17_Campaign_brochure.pdf

« Last Edit: August 07, 2017, 04:39 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Pykie

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #963 on: August 07, 2017, 06:09 AM »
Anyone know a decent dealer in Melbourne they would be able to do me a deal?

Spoke to a few I've bought from before and some ruled it out.

I own a HKC55 and it's an absolute ripper, changed the way I do a lot of things.

It's prompted me to pull the trigger the the HK75.

I'm wanting to do a deal with a different size track, as I already have the 420, my preference would be the smaller one, as I have other tracks from my TS to use on sheet goods.

I may even buy 3 x 1050 tracks in the same order.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #964 on: August 07, 2017, 06:15 AM »
New Festool Aust. Promotion Catalog is out, featuring new Sword Saw and rail discounts. I thought the Sword Saw had already been released here? I am pretty sure @Kev has one!?

Nothing in there in the Cat, that 'rocked my socks'.

Pity  those new battery sanders are not here yet! Next year apparently!  [eek]


http://www.festool.com.au/WebRoot/Store/Shops/tooltechnic/MediaGallery/files/campaigns/Festool_Aug-Oct17_Campaign_brochure.pdf



@Untidy Shop

Mine's the Protool version. Exactly the same but orange where there's green. Had it ages!

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #965 on: August 07, 2017, 08:10 AM »
Hi there.

Just had a look. Sword saw is new, there's $100 off the OF1400 which is on my list. Otherwise will wait for the next offering.

I think TTS will be seeking to renew their price fixing arrangement soon. It's either Aug 17 or Aug 18.
Regards
Graham

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

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #966 on: August 08, 2017, 09:42 AM »
The fact that Festool Australia's pricing these days irritates the snot out of me is no secret. Can't believe they're saying $199 is a "special" price for the old sortainers ... and I bet everyone is rushing out to buy a $95 "Y" hose connector!

It's as if they've given up trying to offer a real promotion and these promotional brochures are just a "going through the motions" thing.

When you can fund a quick visit to Europe with the savings you could make on a handful of Festool items you really have to ask if the fear of no local warranty is enough to keep you buying locally.

Offline LooseSox

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #967 on: August 08, 2017, 04:36 PM »
Anyone know a decent dealer in Melbourne they would be able to do me a deal?

Spoke to a few I've bought from before and some ruled it out.

I own a HKC55 and it's an absolute ripper, changed the way I do a lot of things.

It's prompted me to pull the trigger the the HK75.

I'm wanting to do a deal with a different size track, as I already have the 420, my preference would be the smaller one, as I have other tracks from my TS to use on sheet goods.

I may even buy 3 x 1050 tracks in the same order.

Good luck with that. I work weekends at a dealer in Adelaide, there are no 'deals' to be done on festool pricing. Doesn't matter if you want 1 sander, or a saw extractor 3 rails and 2 routers in the one order, the price is the price. We aren't even allowed to take the 1400mm rail out of a ts pack and swap it for say the 1080mm or 1900mm rail and adjust the price accordingly as seems common in the USA. I recently put through a huge order for a customer that was in to the 5 figured mark on various tools. I had to put the festool stuff through on a separate invoice just incase festool thought I was offering a deal on their stuff by discounting the other stuff. Yes, they do periodically audit dealer invoices on their products!

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #968 on: August 08, 2017, 08:45 PM »
The fact that Festool Australia's pricing these days irritates the snot out of me is no secret. Can't believe they're saying $199 is a "special" price for the old sortainers ... and I bet everyone is rushing out to buy a $95 "Y" hose connector!

It's as if they've given up trying to offer a real promotion and these promotional brochures are just a "going through the motions" thing.

When you can fund a quick visit to Europe with the savings you could make on a handful of Festool items you really have to ask if the fear of no local warranty is enough to keep you buying locally.
@Kev For me it was a no brainer, I bought my domino 500 in the UK rather than in Aus and saved just under $700 Aus by doing so. This is a crazy price difference, more than the price of an ETS 150 sander in Aus.
 My domino was registered automatically by the UK tool shop at my parents house in the UK, so if it does go wrong I can ship it both ways back to the UK for less than $100, only down side I see is I could be without the tool for probably longer if It does need repairing but in saying that the last tool I sent back to Festool Australia for repair ended up taking a six weeks due to their total incompetence.

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #969 on: August 10, 2017, 04:18 AM »
The fact that Festool Australia's pricing these days irritates the snot out of me is no secret. Can't believe they're saying $199 is a "special" price for the old sortainers ... and I bet everyone is rushing out to buy a $95 "Y" hose connector!

It's as if they've given up trying to offer a real promotion and these promotional brochures are just a "going through the motions" thing.

When you can fund a quick visit to Europe with the savings you could make on a handful of Festool items you really have to ask if the fear of no local warranty is enough to keep you buying locally.
@Kev For me it was a no brainer, I bought my domino 500 in the UK rather than in Aus and saved just under $700 Aus by doing so. This is a crazy price difference, more than the price of an ETS 150 sander in Aus.
 My domino was registered automatically by the UK tool shop at my parents house in the UK, so if it does go wrong I can ship it both ways back to the UK for less than $100, only down side I see is I could be without the tool for probably longer if It does need repairing but in saying that the last tool I sent back to Festool Australia for repair ended up taking a six weeks due to their total incompetence.

The incompetence is not total.
My vacuum got fixed.
(But it did arrive 3-4 weeks late as they shipped it to another state.)

My Domino 700 was ~$1000 less overseas. One does not need to be a rocket scientist to understand the cost.

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #970 on: August 10, 2017, 06:59 AM »
@Holmz I guess your right the incompetence isn't total as they did manage to fix my TSC 55 it's just a shame in my case that dispatch didn't know where South Australia was.
 So that's two Dominos that Festool Aus didn't sell, I'm just glad now that I have almost all I need from Festool. Years ago I was going to buy an MFT work bench but couldn't justify the cost back then, I think the complete table was around $900, today the complete table costs $1300. Looks like I'll be making do with my own version for the conceivable future.

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #971 on: August 10, 2017, 07:53 AM »
In their defence they probably did not believe that they use power tools in SA with the power grid...  [eek] [wink] [embarassed] [crying]

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #972 on: August 22, 2017, 12:15 PM »
Seeing the US prices for the new hybrid sanders is making me very curious.

Madam Zelda tells me that there'll be a lot of angst over US v's UK pricing ... further she predicts that most of the hybrids coming to Australia will be via the postal service!!!

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #973 on: August 26, 2017, 07:10 AM »
In their defence they probably did not believe that they use power tools in SA with the power grid...  [eek] [wink] [embarassed] [crying]

They probably have to drive to VIC to charge them  [big grin]
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 #974 on: September 08, 2017, 04:22 AM »
Any Aussies  seen the new Australian Lamb Industry Ad? Talk bout taking the . . . . .! But still acknowledging Australia's general inclusiveness.

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

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Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #975 on: October 10, 2017, 04:12 PM »
Hello All,

I can't remember which insurance company it was, but it had a green logo. There is a TV advert for business insurance where the featured business was a cabinetmaking/joinery business. For the keen of eye Festool was plugged quite heavily.
Regards
Graham

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

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #976 on: October 10, 2017, 04:17 PM »
Hello All,

I can't remember which insurance company it was, but it had a green logo. There is a TV advert for business insurance where the featured business was a cabinetmaking/joinery business. For the keen of eye Festool was plugged quite heavily.

Sounds like Laura Mclusker (or something like that in Tassy) I saw it over the weekend I think.