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Offline narrowboatboy

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GD D10-40 staircase drilling system
« on: April 21, 2015, 08:59 AM »
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Offline SittingElf

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Re: GD D10-40 staircase drilling system
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2015, 09:07 AM »
Here's the description and different sets directly from Festool.com

https://www.festool.com/Products/Accessories/Pages/Detail.aspx?pid=768098

Cheers,

Frank
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Offline Locks14

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Re: GD D10-40 staircase drilling system
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2015, 09:14 AM »
WOW  [scared] [scared] [eek] [eek]

I think we've found the most over priced offering from Festool to date! £805 for what essentially amounts to a handful of forstner bits, a clamp and an aluminium jig, that's scandalous!



Offline SittingElf

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Re: GD D10-40 staircase drilling system
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2015, 09:24 AM »
Just checked multiple dealer and Festool websites. That price is correct, and actually may be slightly discounted! [scared]

Frank
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Offline Locks14

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Re: GD D10-40 staircase drilling system
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2015, 09:32 AM »
Would love to understand what this set brings to the table to justify the price.

I know Festool aren't cheap, but they're also not stupid... So there must be something we're missing to justify that price.

Offline Alex

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Re: GD D10-40 staircase drilling system
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2015, 09:53 AM »
just noticed this on a supplier i use, anybody seen it b4, or what it does

http://www.ffx.co.uk/tools/product/Festool%20Gd%20D10%2040%20A%20Set%204014549204450%20Staircase%20Drilling%20System

It is a guide mechanism to drill holes in stairways for the railing.



Would love to understand what this set brings to the table to justify the price.

I know Festool aren't cheap, but they're also not stupid... So there must be something we're missing to justify that price.

It does seem very expensive indeed, it was already so when this set was sold under the Protool name. Keep in mind this is a product that only appeals to a very small niche market and is only produced in limited quantities. Specialist sets/tools like that often cost a lot more than tools that are produced in large quantities.
 


Offline narrowboatboy

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Re: GD D10-40 staircase drilling system
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2015, 11:02 PM »
thanks Alex, yes it is expensive and for the amount of staircases i do I could not justify it, I've just got myself a MFS system and was pleasantly surprised and the build quality so this is more than likely built like a proverbial brick shed
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