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Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« on: August 18, 2007, 02:25 PM »
 Effective September 1, Festool will be offering some new promotions - as supplies last!

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    First is the free watch celebrating the Rotex's 25th year in production, included with the Rotex 150 (571-629) and the Rotex 125 (571-623). Actually, it's a darn nice watch on it's own!

 The new (here in the USA anyhow) Centrotec Assortment Bit Systainer (493-633) which includes 160 pieces packed in a Sys 1 Systainer - except for square drives, it has most anything you'd need - as supplies last!

Free Panther blade with the purchase of either the TS 55 or TS 75 Saw - offer good until 10/31/07.

 C12 Belt Hook (494-776) - as supplies last.

 A whole boat load of new tenons for the Domino DF Q 500 Joiner - different woods and smaller packs. Also, a Handrail Fence for securing round work pieces to the Domino. 

More info forthcoming on the tenons, belt hook and panther blade promo (as I update my web-site) and I am taking pre-orders for all the above. Shipping starts September 1.

 Bob

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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2007, 05:47 PM »
I misread the promotion as Rolex 25th...  ;D  Now my dreams are dashed.
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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2007, 09:54 PM »
I misread the promotion as Rolex 25th...  ;D  Now my dreams are dashed.
Steve

 Steve,

You'd really prefer a 25th Anniversary Rolex to a Rotex :o ??? ;)?

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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2007, 01:51 AM »
I would hand sand for a year for a 25th anniversary Rolex
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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2007, 02:24 PM »


 Steve,

You'd really prefer a 25th Anniversary Rolex to a Rotex :o ??? ;)?

Bob
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Yeah but I already have a Rotex and as good as it is, it is too heavy when strapped to my wrist and isn't very good at keeping time.  I think that random orbit thing is throwing it off.
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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2007, 02:35 PM »

Yeah but I already have a Rotex and as good as it is, it is too heavy when strapped to my wrist and isn't very good at keeping time.  I think that random orbit thing is throwing it off.
Steve

Steve if you put the Rotex is rotary mode, it keeps perfect time.  ;)
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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2007, 09:05 PM »
Will the Rotex Anniversary Watch be available for purchase separately?   I already bought a Rotex 150 last year   :(
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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2007, 09:09 PM »
Never mind,  I see it selling for $75 on Bob's site.  I guess it is a bit cheaper than a Rolex...   is it Swiss made?  ;D

Will the Rotex Anniversary Watch be available for purchase separately?   I already bought a Rotex 150 last year   :(

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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2007, 09:17 PM »
Will the Rotex Anniversary Watch be available for purchase separately?   I already bought a Rotex 150 last year   :(

 Not 100% sure. I will double check tomorrow.

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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2007, 11:59 AM »
Effective September 1, Festool will be offering some new promotions - as supplies last!

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     A whole boat load of new tenons for the Domino DF Q 500 Joiner - different woods and smaller packs. Also, a Handrail Fence for securing round work pieces to the Domino. 

 Bob


Bob, I've heard the new domino tenons will be in differant species, is this true??? And if so, what species will be offered?
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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2007, 05:30 PM »

Bob, I've heard the new domino tenons will be in differant species, is this true??? And if so, what species will be offered?
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 Brice,

 It is a tropical hardwood, similar to mahogany, called Sipo. It has high resistance to mold, fungus and insects, ideal for outdoor applications.  More info to follow.

 Bob
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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2007, 10:08 PM »
Bob,

I have a general question on specials/promotions: does Festool normally offer specials just once per year (e.g. end of summer) coinciding with the new catalog or have they had a history of running specials whenever they feel like it?

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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2007, 11:11 PM »
Bob,

I have a general question on specials/promotions: does Festool normally offer specials just once per year (e.g. end of summer) coinciding with the new catalog or have they had a history of running specials whenever they feel like it?

DaveM

 There is always one when a new tool gets introduced. No they don't always have a set time/season for new promotions, though one seems to come up as a "holiday/end of year" promo, but I also don't think it is as loose as "when they feel like it".  Some years back, the offered the ETS 150/3 sander to NEW PROFESSIONAL customers only, for a price of $59.00 or $69.00!!! Festool USA may have been given a break on the price from Festool Germany, but still took a loss at that price.  Festool needed to do something "extreme" to get these sanders into the pro's hands, as Festool was in a way different place at that time - waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay lower name recognition.  Something like that won't happen again. I am sure there are good discussions, probably in consultation with Germany, as to what and when to offer as a special.

 Bob

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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2007, 12:42 AM »
Hi,

       That bit assortment is very tempting.  If you have seen it  - do you know if it has any extra slots for additional bits that are not in the set?  For example the self-centering bit, or additional brad points.  Also why TWO extra chucks? Do these wear easily?

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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2007, 06:25 PM »
  Brice,

 More info on SIPO.

 Sipo is a tropical wood, similar to mahogany, and is significantly more resistant to moisture, decay, fungi and termites than beech. Sipo tenons are legally imported from cultivated plantations and principally come from West and Central Africa.

 

http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/Techsheets/Chudnoff/African/htmlDocs_africa/Entandrophragmautile.html

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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2007, 07:09 PM »
Thanks Bob. Let us know when you get the info on the sipo, on your site.  ;)
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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2007, 07:20 PM »
Seth

"Also why TWO extra chucks? Do these wear easily?"

No they don't but you can have a drill/countersink mounted in one chuck and a screwdriver bit in the other and change as quick as Clarke Kent changes into Superman. ;D

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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2007, 07:59 PM »
Faster than a speeding bullet....  Look, up in the air, it's a bird, it's a plane...

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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2007, 09:14 AM »
I bet I'm almost the youngest one here, but I watched and loved the black and white 'Daddy Reeve' Superman as a kid. Here in Australia, the Adam West Batman is on every day. My three YO watches it and loves it. I couldn't believe I never figured out as a kid that the 'to be continued' cliffhangers never were continued.

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Re: Rotex 25th Anniversary Watches/Centotec sets
« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2007, 12:09 AM »
Seth

"Also why TWO extra chucks? Do these wear easily?"

No they don't but you can have a drill/countersink mounted in one chuck and a screwdriver bit in the other and change as quick as Clarke Kent changes into Superman. ;D

Pat

           Yeah, but isn't the centrotec a quick change chuck? In other words quick change the bit not the entire chuck?


Seth