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Offline PA floor guy

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Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« on: March 22, 2016, 02:22 PM »
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Offline Shane Holland

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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 02:29 PM »
They made some stationary machines in their early days, but I don't recall ever seeing a lathe.
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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 02:32 PM »
Ok.  Would love to have some of that old machinery.  How you doing Shane?  Hows life in the retail world. 

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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2016, 03:56 PM »
Ok.  Would love to have some of that old machinery.  How you doing Shane?  Hows life in the retail world.

Doing really good, man, thanks. Need to swing by and say hi some time on my way to NY. Hope all is well with you.

Seems like @WarnerConstCo. is the man when it comes to finding old Festo.

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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2016, 07:33 PM »
Hi
 Been around the museum in HQ a few times but never seen a lathe - plenty of moulders though along with a great trenching machine for strings.
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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2016, 12:28 AM »
Yeah, I flipped back through my personal photos from the museum and didn't see any either, Phil.
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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 09:12 AM »
I dont believe they did.

I have a Festo chain mortiser, louver groover (2) and a couple stock feeders.

currently getting rid of mortiser and louver groovers.

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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 10:11 AM »
I dont believe they did.

I have a Festo chain mortiser, louver groover (2) and a couple stock feeders.

currently getting rid of mortiser and louver groovers.


....in the museum there is a fantastic early Festo radial arm saw....all cast and a beast compared to later radials.
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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2017, 10:19 AM »
....in the museum there is a fantastic early Festo radial arm saw....all cast and a beast compared to later radials.

I had shared my Festool museum photos on the forum before, I think.

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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2017, 10:22 AM »
....in the museum there is a fantastic early Festo radial arm saw....all cast and a beast compared to later radials.

I had shared my Festool museum photos on the forum before, I think.

...I just returned to my desk and thought ' I bet Shane has seen this'........ [big grin]
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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2017, 11:14 AM »
I bet that RAS took about 20 minutes for the blade to come to a halt.

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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2017, 01:47 PM »
Tried to buy one of RAS.

Seen moulders, haunchers and several of the small 3 spindle moulders as well.


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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2017, 02:20 PM »
Hi
....also in there is the 'dowelling machine'.......similar idea to the DF500 but about 400kg heavier  [scared].....
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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2017, 02:21 PM »
Hi
....also in there is the 'dowelling machine'.......similar idea to the DF500 but about 400kg heavier  [scared].....(I am sure Shane will be along with some images..... [smile])
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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe - Yes
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2017, 08:15 PM »
Obviously this is one of their less expensive 'consumer models'. [tongue]  [big grin]

http://www.festo-didactic.com/ov3/media/customers/1100/00987874001075223761.pdf

http://www.festo-didactic.com/int-en/learning-systems/learning-factories,cim-fms-systems/microfms/mt2r5-lathe-and-milling-machine-with-robot-loading.htm?fbid=aW50LmVuLjU1Ny4xNy4xOC42OTMuNDI4MQ

These computer controlled CNC, mill and lathe stations are for manufacturing rather than timber related industries.
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Re: Has festool (festo) ever made a lathe
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2017, 05:39 PM »
The Roadshow is coming to my local dealer this weekend. I was chatting with in in store expert about just that question. We agreed that even if they existed a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away they would not come back because a lathe violates the principle of bringing the tool to the piece rather than the piece to the tool.  [wink]