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Offline SonOfMI

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Roadshow 2017
« on: December 06, 2017, 12:04 AM »
Living in Atlanta, one of my favorite stores here is Highland Woodworking. I've known about this Thursday's stop there of the Festool Roadshow, but I either forgot or didn't pay attention to some of the other ones here. My wife was out shopping today and saw the Roadshow truck at the Woodcraft up in Roswell so she decided to stop. She got one of their goodie bags for me which had some neat stuff in it:

TCL3 charger
BPC18 battery
2017 Roadshow hat
2017 Roadshow coozie
T Lock sticker
2017 catalog
Training, Planex, ETS 125 REQ, and cordless sander pamphlets
Granat hand sanding block assortment
Granat sanding sheet assortment

On a side note, she said there was a couple there who was talking with her when another guy near them commented about being glad his wife didn't go to the roadshow stops because if she did, she'd see how expensive the tools were and wouldn't be happy. The wife of the couple she was talking with then went into the woodcraft and came out a bit later to have an animated discussion with her husband. It made me glad I'm not just a hobbyist and glad my wife is cool enough to not just stop at these things, but to put up with the awkward looks and never ending questions she gets waiting to get these goodie bags.

I still plan on going to the stop at Highland Thursday because I have some questions I want to throw at the Festool reps.

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Offline Gregor

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Re: Roadshow 2017
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 05:47 AM »
TCL3 charger
BPC18 battery
I envy you guys for getting a battery and charger as roadshow gifts, way more practical (also more effective in pushing the user toward buying cordless stuff, I suspect) than the LEV-400 that was handed out in this country...

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Roadshow 2017
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 08:28 AM »
Roadshows don't seem to make it to the NE too often. The closest one to me appears to have been in Downingtown, PA about a month ago. If I had known I might have driven the 75 miles.

Allentown, PA and Downingtown, PA appear to have been the only events in the NorthEast this year. Nothing in Baltimore, Wilmington, anywhere in the entire state of NJ or of NY or anywhere in New England for that matter. That leaves out a huge portion of the population, somewhere around 30 million I would guess.

This is under the assumption that the map on the FestoolUSA website of past events is accurate.

How are Roadshow locations selected?
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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Roadshow 2017
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 08:48 AM »
Bob,  I am not speaking for Festool here but perhaps this might be helpful:

The map you looked at only showed the most recent.  If you go down to the bottom of that page you looked at and click on the previous pages (total of 8 I believe) only those dates on that specific page will be shown on the map.  It would be great to have all the locations visited on one map, but...

In scrolling thru previous pages it appears that the Northest and your specific area was visited heavily in 2016.

In order for a dealer to have the roadshow come to their location there are conditions that need to be met and one of those is obviously parking lot size for the truck.  I know there are others and they are something that Is between the dealers and Festool.

I learned that Festool has a complete team devoted to this program that is multi-year.  Dedicated truck and driver.  Dedicated trainers and a full logistics team.  Not a cheap operation to run.

The routes are carefully chosen and many factors come into play, but most importantly is that the dealers have to want to be in on the program.

So, talk to your closest dealer and ask him if he has considered getting the truck to stop by.  There is only one truck and there are logistics involved, but the truck will never stop there if the dealer doesn't want it to.

Peter

Offline deepcreek

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Re: Roadshow 2017
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 09:01 AM »
They're coming to Houston next week!

December 11th
Woodcraft - Southwest

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Roadshow 2017
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 10:10 AM »
Bob,  I am not speaking for Festool here but perhaps this might be helpful:

The map you looked at only showed the most recent.  If you go down to the bottom of that page you looked at and click on the previous pages (total of 8 I believe) only those dates on that specific page will be shown on the map.  It would be great to have all the locations visited on one map, but...

In scrolling thru previous pages it appears that the Northest and your specific area was visited heavily in 2016.

In order for a dealer to have the roadshow come to their location there are conditions that need to be met and one of those is obviously parking lot size for the truck.  I know there are others and they are something that Is between the dealers and Festool.

I learned that Festool has a complete team devoted to this program that is multi-year.  Dedicated truck and driver.  Dedicated trainers and a full logistics team.  Not a cheap operation to run.

The routes are carefully chosen and many factors come into play, but most importantly is that the dealers have to want to be in on the program.

So, talk to your closest dealer and ask him if he has considered getting the truck to stop by.  There is only one truck and there are logistics involved, but the truck will never stop there if the dealer doesn't want it to.

Peter

Thanks Peter, that could explain why no visit to Wilmington, DE area as the Woodcraft store in nearby New Castle (my nearest Woodcraft about 38 miles from me) I believe is connected to the Downingtown store (possibly same owner). I've never been to their store in Downingtown but I know when I bought my Unisaw in 2010 from the New Castle store it was delivered to me on their truck from the Downingtown store.

Looking back in history it appears they were at the Wilmington store in Nov 2016.

« Last Edit: December 06, 2017, 10:19 AM by Bob D. »
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Offline rylim

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Re: Roadshow 2017
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2017, 10:25 AM »
They're coming to Houston next week!

December 11th
Woodcraft - Southwest

Yahoo!!!

Why it is on Monday, and not on weekend?
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Offline rylim

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Re: Roadshow 2017
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 05:59 PM »
Did anyone attend the Roadshow at Houston yesterday?
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Roadshow 2017
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 06:12 PM »
Man all they had at mine was a beer cozy and hat. Neither of which I want/need/or will use. One shirt would have been better. And a free battery and charger would have been amazing!
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Re: Roadshow 2017
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2017, 09:57 PM »
 SonOfMI your wife sounds like quite the lady.  My wife enjoys the systainers ("lunch boxes" as she refers to them) but I think if she knew how expensive the tools were she would be less excited for me when a new one arrives:) 

Offline duc996

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Re: Roadshow 2017
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2017, 11:38 PM »
I went for the first time my schedule allowed and was pleasantly surprised. Not surprised by the setup but, surprised by what I was given in my gift bag. I received an 18 volt battery and charger. I don’t have any cordless tools and now thinking about getting an 18 volt Tool! Lol, Festool is a smart company.....I don’t know how Festool knew I didn’t have a cordless tool.

Offline Dan-

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Re: Roadshow 2017
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2017, 08:23 PM »
The Austin one was nice. Got a BPC battery but no charger, granat sanding blocks, granat paper and the standard hat and koozie. And a catalog. The lady was really helpful, answered all my questions, and gave me some great pointers.

Online pixelated

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Re: Roadshow 2017
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2017, 09:33 AM »
I got a blue and green tote bag at the roadshow I attended last spring. No one in the grocery store seems impressed by it though. :)

Offline HowardH

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Re: Roadshow 2017
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2017, 06:38 PM »
On a side note, she said there was a couple there who was talking with her when another guy near them commented about being glad his wife didn't go to the roadshow stops because if she did, she'd see how expensive the tools were and wouldn't be happy. The wife of the couple she was talking with then went into the woodcraft and came out a bit later to have an animated discussion with her husband. It made me glad I'm not just a hobbyist and glad my wife is cool enough to not just stop at these things, but to put up with the awkward looks and never ending questions she gets waiting to get these goodie bags.

I'm a hobbyist and I'm very lucky to have a wife who encourages my participation in the Festool program.   :)  I went today and it was a bit of downer as it was pouring outside so we were relegated inside to the Festool area of the store.  They couldn't demonstrate most of their stuff.  Now I have 2 18v 5.2 batteries and other than the flashlight, nothing to plug them into.  Hmmmm.  I think a C18 basic is in my future...
« Last Edit: December 19, 2017, 06:41 PM by HowardH »
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