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Offline sicd_steve

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MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« on: September 01, 2014, 12:24 AM »
 [embarassed]

Festool is a very very clever marketing machine and it seems many around the world have the same addiction as I......guess I have an addictive personality like many others too

Love to hear others and their Festool addictions, mine started out with. Domino 500 and like heroin  I was hooked from that day forward........
« Last Edit: September 01, 2014, 12:45 AM by sicd_steve »
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Offline Don T

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2014, 01:14 AM »
I think my first was the C12. Bank account has gone ever since. But I could not be more happy on every purchase I have made. Festools are. Joy to use.
RO150, C12, DF 500 Q, CT33, TS75, MFT3, Kapex 120, MFT3/Kapex, MFK 700, RO 90, ETS150/3, CT22, Centrotec Installers Kit, Parallel Guides & Ext, Carvex, OF1400, LR32 Set, MFS400 w/700 rails, KA UG Set, First Aid Kit, RTS 400 EQ, Vecturo OS400 Set, CT Wings, CT Drill Guide, Pro 5, CXS, C18, HL850, Vac Sys set

Offline adrian130980

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2014, 02:45 AM »
Hi

I am relatively new to the festool family and could not agree more, fantastic tools and a joy to use.

Just need to win the lottery to buy all on my wish list

My favourite is the kapex....no the ts55..... wait....!

I cannot fault any and have a domino xl on order which i cannot wait to put to good use!

Adrian
Hi my names adrian and I'm a......Festool addict.

Currently own...kapex 120, ts55, domino xl, rotex 125, parallel guides and extensions, rs 300 and 1400 router.

Home made mft table, ron paulk design.

Offline ChrisK1970

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2014, 06:23 AM »
Mine started with my Christmas gift from my fiancé. Now? I swore I'd never buy the Syslite and guess what???? Yeah right!
Dark Helmet.....Remember! Evil will always triumph over good. Because good is dumb!

Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2014, 06:39 AM »
I purchased my first Festool a year ago, I was using BoschDeWaltMakitaetc.etc. for years but found there is a much better way... In fact I think Festool is way better than everything else in every possible way. So over the last 12 months I've replaced most of my tools I've had and used for years with Festool and I'm delighted with every single purchase.

It's a condition I call Festool Obsesstool.
The only cure is another Systainer...

Ian
W.W.

Offline sicd_steve

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2014, 06:55 AM »
Yep the best way to cure the addiction is too buy everything they make, which I am sure many here are working on ....lol
"An average woodworker blames his tools and if they are a Festool he is just a crap woodworker"

Offline JCookie

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2014, 07:00 AM »
I purchased my first Festool a year ago, I was using BoschDeWaltMakitaetc.etc. for years but found there is a much better way... In fact I think Festool is way better than everything else in every possible way. So over the last 12 months I've replaced most of my tools I've had and used for years with Festool and I'm delighted with every single purchase.

It's a condition I call Festool Obsesstool.
The only cure is another Systainer...

Ian
W.W.

Hi Ian, curious to know what sort of work you do, and what part of the UK are you?
Regards John

Offline sicd_steve

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2014, 07:07 AM »
Hey woodchippie at the very least you could have asked his address and when he won't be home next and where  he hides the keys to his shed...lol
"An average woodworker blames his tools and if they are a Festool he is just a crap woodworker"

Offline JCookie

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2014, 07:08 AM »
Hey woodchippie at the very least you could have asked his address and when he won't be home next and where  he hides the keys to his shed...lol
Did cross my mind..lol

Offline sicd_steve

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2014, 07:21 AM »
Hey chrisk1970 where do you find a woman like that! She's very pretty so you would get a good price for her, just the thing to increase your tool collection ......lol
"An average woodworker blames his tools and if they are a Festool he is just a crap woodworker"

Offline ChrisK1970

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2014, 08:34 AM »
Not sure how to respond to that
If I had to guess my award winning personality and rugged good looks.
Dark Helmet.....Remember! Evil will always triumph over good. Because good is dumb!

Offline VW MICK

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2014, 09:33 AM »
I purchased my first Festool a year ago, I was using BoschDeWaltMakitaetc.etc. for years but found there is a much better way... In fact I think Festool is way better than everything else in every possible way. So over the last 12 months I've replaced most of my tools I've had and used for years with Festool and I'm delighted with every single purchase.

It's a condition I call Festool Obsesstool.
The only cure is another Systainer...

Ian
W.W.

Ian .thats a serious amount of tools in a year .and i thought i had a problem

ill be happy if im anywhere near that when i retire (probably about 20years time lol)


Offline SS Teach

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2014, 01:46 PM »
I needed to refinish my kitchen cabinets. The old DeWalt and Ryobi left a mess. I stumbled onto Festool and got the RTS 400 and a CT. After using the RTS and CT on one door I immediatly ordered the ETS 125 and then freefall. If they were not so good there would not have been freefall.
RTS 400, LS 130, Sandpaper Systainer, Profile Systainer. ETS 125, Sandpaper Systainer, Ro 90, Sandpaper Systainer,  Ro 150, Sandpaper Systainer, OF 1400, TS 55 REQ, CT36, CXS Li 1.5 Set, Centrotec Wood-Drill-Set/8pcs, CT Wings, Surfix Set. Domino 500, Domino Systainer, Parallel Guide

Offline sicd_steve

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2014, 05:51 PM »
ChrisK don't worry mate it was a joke! Us aussie's have a weird sense of humour.".....sort of like .."What do you do with your 40 yo wife?


"Trade her in for  two 20 year olds" !


Lol
"An average woodworker blames his tools and if they are a Festool he is just a crap woodworker"

Offline Cealan

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2014, 05:39 AM »
Im addicted, when i young & 1st started out my father bought the 1010 router & the 850 planer, took them out of the box & told me "festool are to tools, like rolls royce are to cars" i was drawn in & hooked after that sentence & after using them have built up my collection since that! For me they help you enjoy your work & leave a quality finish when using them in a quick & time efficient system no matter the tool.
Own TSC track saw, REQ track saw, BHC drill, 1010 router, 850 planer, sander, mft,guide rails& clamps

Offline Baremeg55

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2014, 10:46 AM »
ChrisK don't worry mate it was a joke! Us aussie's have a weird sense of humour.".....sort of like .."What do you do with your 40 yo wife?


"Trade her in for  two 20 year olds" !

Over here, the rest of the joke concludes with the wife telling you "you're not wired for 220"......
Lol

Offline PreferrablyWood

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2014, 04:26 AM »
I am unfortunately triply or quadrupaly addited gardening,photography,music,Festools/woodworking..

Right now I'm focusing on the tool side of things.. See my signature...
RO 150, 850 HL E Planer rustic head standard head angle fence, MFS 400x2, MFS extensions MFS VB 700 x 1 MFS VB 1000 x 2 . CMS GE, sliding fence, VB and 2x VL extension tables, OF 2200, Accessory Set ZS OF 2200 M,36mm 5m antistatik hose, CMS OF+ CMS TS 75 insert modules. SYS-MFT Fixing-Set,  3.5m sleeved hose, Syslite duo, Sys 4 sort 3 x3, Sys Roll, Sys 1 Box x2 , classic Sys 3-Sort 4, classic Sys 3 Sort 6 x2, Sys Cart x3 Systainer 4 x2  as toolbox with selfmade inserts Systainer 5 as toolbox with insert.
Festool 18V HKC 55 Li 5.2 EB Plus FSK 420,FSK 250, Extra blade for the HKC 55 W32.TI 15, CXS 2.6 Ah version, RO 90 DX, PDC 18/4 plus DC UNI FF depth stop chuck,AD 3/8 square socket holder FF chuck, Centrotec Bits; -->Bit holder and bit selection BHS 65 CE TL 24x, ,Bradpoint DB WOOD CE SET ,Zobo (Forstner) D 15-35 CE-Zobo SET ,Masonary/stone bits DB STONE CE Set,Extender BV 150 CE, Countersink QLS D2-8 CE Hook turner HD D18, end centrotec<--.  TS 75 EBQ, PSC 420, OF 1010, RS 300 EQ, CTL Midi, MFT 3, Parf dogs x2pair +Bench dogs x2pair, FS 1080, FS 1900 .  will get Domino DF 700 XL,  CMS insert BS 120 Belt sander.

Offline Slartibartfass

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2014, 08:07 AM »
My Festool flavor of the month is the RO90.... Last month I bought the CXS drill after I swore I do not see what is so special about a drill.....

Offline Cealan

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2014, 09:56 AM »
Whats your verdict on the CXS! Do the batteries last long when doing a lot of work
Own TSC track saw, REQ track saw, BHC drill, 1010 router, 850 planer, sander, mft,guide rails& clamps

Offline Slartibartfass

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2014, 10:27 AM »
Cealan, Can't tell yet as I haven't used the CXS for an extended period of time. But is feels very good in your hand, is pretty light and the right angle attachment is a joy to use.

Offline carlb40

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2014, 01:25 PM »
Whats your verdict on the CXS! Do the batteries last long when doing a lot of work

This is copied from one of my posts on the cxs


I love my cxs and find i am using it more and more every week.
At first i wasn't that impressed with the battery life as they were lasting about 3/4 of a day before needing to be charged. Now however it could be 2 days before charges.
 I push mine to it's limit and beyond. Yesterday it was used to fix ply to stud was with 2" 10 screws without pilot holes.
Today i installed an external door frame with 5" 12 screws. Not once did it complain or struggle.  [big grin]

I will be glad when the day comes when i have the DRC to replace my big heavy 18v makita. When ever i pick it up, i always think whether the cxs can do the job instead. 9 times out of 10 it can. Now the makita only gets used for drilling out locks.  [wink]
Carl

Never never go, never never know [smile]

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Offline pjblues

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2014, 09:39 PM »
I agree, I am addicted to Festool. Just remember, it there are a lot of other things that you could be addicted too.

Offline ear3

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2014, 02:01 PM »
I think I just passed the healthy/unhealthy threshold as I'm now looking for empty systainers in which to place my non Festool tools.
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS-EC 150/3 • ETS 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • CT 26 w/BT module • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • MFT/3

Offline Slartibartfass

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2014, 02:18 PM »
Nothing wrong with non Festools in systainers. I gets unhealthy when you look at your empty bank account while you try to figure out a way to get your monthly Festool fix....

Offline rst

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Re: MY FESTOOL ADDICTION
« Reply #24 on: October 21, 2014, 05:42 PM »

It is indeed an addition...to organization.  I have at least 64 systainers, probably more, it is hard to keep track.