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Offline rmhinden

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Post the tools you sent in for the $100 rebate
« on: October 17, 2018, 09:23 PM »
I thought it would be interesting to see what folks are sending in for the $100 rebate.

I am sending in my first electric drill and sander.  It was made by GE, it was modular allowing different heads to be attached.  I had the 3/8" drill and sander heads.  Must have gotten it in around 1970.  Still runs.

Bob

Offline Cheese

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Re: Post the tools you sent in for the $100 rebate
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 10:11 PM »
I thought it would be interesting to see what folks are sending in for the $100 rebate.

I am sending in my first electric drill and sander.  It was made by GE, it was modular allowing different heads to be attached.  I had the 3/8" drill and sander heads.  Must have gotten it in around 1970.  Still runs.

My God...that thing’s a relic. I sincerely hope that some of these dinosaurs are kept by Festool and placed in a museum.

I have a Milwaukee drill from 1948 that my father purchased and used every day for over 40 years that I’ve kept but Lord knows where it will eventually end up. Some of these real groundbreaking tools need to find a permanent home. They’re like a military veteran, they deserve a proper burial.

Online RustE

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Post the tools you sent in for the $100 rebate
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 10:56 PM »
Didn’t think to take a picture. I sent an old Ryobi detail sander. It’s a blue version, probably first generation (mid-1990’s) and from Builder’s Square. I had not used it in years since I have a Porter-Cable 444.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2018, 11:05 PM by RustE »

Offline Svar

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Re: Post the tools you sent in for the $100 rebate
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 11:42 PM »
rmhinden, I would not have sent those. If you don't need them there is collectors market for antique power tools.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2018, 11:45 PM by Svar »

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Post the tools you sent in for the $100 rebate
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2018, 07:30 AM »
I’m going to send a very small hex key.

Either that or a Hammond Glider Trim-o-Saw.

Offline PeterJJames13

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Re: Post the tools you sent in for the $100 rebate
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 08:43 AM »
I just got my shipping labels emailed yesterday. I'll probably just throw some cheapo tape measures their way. One word though - I noticed the email address and the shipping address of who's handling the rebate - it's not Festool. Looks like an independent marketing in Indianapolis that Festool is using to handle this for them. I think most companies do that - hire a company who specializes in promotions such as this one. I personally wouldn't expect Festool themselves to see what I'm shipping back to them.

Offline sprior

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Re: Post the tools you sent in for the $100 rebate
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 11:37 AM »
I got my labels a few days ago and was on the fence about what to send in, I originally had in mind a broken Porter Cable 7529 router I need to get rid of.  After all the comments about trivial tools qualifying and my desire to encourage future promotions by sticking to the spirit of the promotion and minimizing the overhead to Festool I just didn't know what to send so I called Festool.  I said they can either have that router which seems more in line with a trade in (I bought an OF 1010), or I've also got a messed up screwdriver that some contractor once forgot at my place.  She said the screwdriver is fine.

Offline dlu@canishe.com

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Re: Post the tools you sent in for the $100 rebate
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2018, 11:27 PM »
I'm super curious about this deal. Festool is going to some considerable expense to help me clean out my toolbox - they don't seem to care what you send and might even be encouraging "trivial" tools (someone suggested that an allen wrench would be more than acceptable). Any idea why the whole send us a tool get $100 thing? Seems like a lot of trouble and expense for no reason.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Post the tools you sent in for the $100 rebate
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2018, 11:56 PM »
.........She said the screwdriver is fine.

That pretty much sums it up... [big grin]