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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1230 on: December 25, 2017, 06:26 PM »
1400 years?!  I didn't think Festool had been around quite that long.

Haha, nice spot. You should read it as;

I got the {holey 1400 [rail]} years before I got the LR32 sys  [laughing]

At last i pulled the trigger!

Domino 500-set
Domino Sys
Lr32 Sys
1400mm LR-32 track

A cabinet maker kit!  [big grin]

Nice! I spread that out over a few years, but the plan was always there. I got the holey 1400 years before I got the LR32 sys  [laughing]

Is the springloaded pin in your LR32 also a bit too long?

Cant really say anything about the tools, they havent arrived yet.
Got a good deal on everything now, i think we are going to see some higher prices next year?

Higher prices next year is always a safe bet, lol. My salary will get higher too, but the real question (not really); will the prices increase more than my salary? And so far I have the feeling it's "Yes" with a lot of stuff that I'm interested in.

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Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1231 on: December 27, 2017, 11:10 PM »
Bought DTS 400 yesterday...didn’t perform well...brought it back today and exchanged for RO90.  SHEESH!!
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Offline smartins

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1232 on: December 28, 2017, 09:20 AM »
Somewhat don't get these price discussions... I live in country where average salary is about 800 (before taxes) eur, but living costs are same like in a Germany, almost all goods (including Festool) costs much more than in a Germany, more than half people earn about 280 (after taxes)eur a month... But I just save money, buy best tools I need and just work. I'm working with tools, not with the price. I'm buying a tool, not "price" for which I can sell that tool some day later... I just don't care and have fun from nice tools my hands enjoy! :)

Regards the topic... I would buy today TS75. :)

Higher prices next year is always a safe bet, lol. My salary will get higher too, but the real question (not really); will the prices increase more than my salary? And so far I have the feeling it's "Yes" with a lot of stuff that I'm interested in.
« Last Edit: December 28, 2017, 09:29 AM by smartins »

Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1233 on: December 28, 2017, 05:06 PM »
Bought RS 2E from Amazon Warehouse deals and the right angle attachment for my C18 from Uncle Bob, going to order papers for the RS2 from him also.

Offline Don T

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1234 on: December 28, 2017, 05:31 PM »
Bought DTS 400 yesterday...didn’t perform well...brought it back today and exchanged for RO90.  SHEESH!!

It’s a hand full isn’t it?
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Offline tools4me

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today? 150/3 vs 150/5
« Reply #1235 on: December 28, 2017, 06:27 PM »
Ok so I have the ETS EC150/5 EQ and just purchase the Rotex 150 last week ;) So my question that others have discussed, these both have a 5mm stroke, so aside from the Rotex mode are they a little redundant, as I just purchased an ETS EQ 150/3 as I want a finer finish.  I just refinished an oak dinning room table with the Rotex, 150/3 and surfix kit.  I got some got small scratches one today second coat of oil today with the 150/5 and 320 Granat. My guess was it’s the sander stroke.  Your feedback is welcome.

Offline JayStPeter

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1236 on: December 30, 2017, 09:39 AM »
Several years ago I dropped my ATF55 and cracked the housing where the dust collection hose attaches.  It held on for quite a while before finally breaking off and I continued to use the saw with the dust hose taped on.  I finally bought a new housing from Festool and fixed the saw.  There was a pretty good amount of disassembly involved to get there and I haven't gotten the saw adjusted right.  I finally got tired of waiting for myself to adjust the saw and picked up a recon TS55 REQ.  I've sort of been just wanting one for years now so...



Based on the condition of the blade in the new saw I'd say someone gave it a good long tryout before returning it.  Hopefully it just needs a good cleaning.  I was counting the "new blade" cost in my financial justification since my current blade could use replacement.
« Last Edit: December 30, 2017, 09:44 AM by JayStPeter »
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Offline SS Teach

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1237 on: January 02, 2018, 10:02 PM »
I didn’t. After the Domino 500 and its systainer I think I’m set. It’s taken 5 years but I have what I want and need. I’m very happy with what I have and use them with great enjoyment. What more could you ask for?
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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1238 on: January 04, 2018, 04:56 PM »
Somewhat don't get these price discussions... I live in country where average salary is about 800 (before taxes) eur, but living costs are same like in a Germany, almost all goods (including Festool) costs much more than in a Germany, more than half people earn about 280 (after taxes)eur a month... But I just save money, buy best tools I need and just work. I'm working with tools, not with the price. I'm buying a tool, not "price" for which I can sell that tool some day later... I just don't care and have fun from nice tools my hands enjoy! :)

Regards the topic... I would buy today TS75. :)

Higher prices next year is always a safe bet, lol. My salary will get higher too, but the real question (not really); will the prices increase more than my salary? And so far I have the feeling it's "Yes" with a lot of stuff that I'm interested in.

I highly doubt cost of living is the same (can't check since I don't know your country), but with 800 here... well. Rent, mandatory health care, food, clothes, utilities; that's about 800 gone per month.

But seen in that perspective we have nothing to complain in that area yeah.

Offline Slartibartfass

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1239 on: January 04, 2018, 08:51 PM »
Ordered a MFS 1000 set today in Germany based on available stock. Waiting for order confirmation.

Just got the tracking info today....

Offline jobsworth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1240 on: January 13, 2018, 10:10 PM »
Though its not a festool but its a cool little tool. Truthfully i forgot I had this from the move from the UK but I remembered and man Im glad I did. I ordered 2 more of them.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/woodriver-solid-brass-sliding-caliper-3?sku=162749

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1241 on: February 25, 2018, 12:59 AM »
for my B day, I bought me the undulating head for my 850 planer. Easy to swap out the heads. Now trying to figure out what pattern to use how to get the effect I want.

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1242 on: February 25, 2018, 03:20 AM »
for my B day, I bought me the undulating head for my 850 planer. Easy to swap out the heads. Now trying to figure out what pattern to use how to get the effect I want.

Hi Ron

I remember watching @Phil Beckley doing a demo and it seemed like an easy technique. I think that you lower into the wood, move if required and raise again in order to produce a rustic effect. You then finish with a very soft pad on the sander.

Maybe Phil can give some better directions for you or point you to a video.

Peter

Offline ear3

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1243 on: February 25, 2018, 07:52 AM »
Nice @jobsworth .  Just in case you haven't seen the Jory Brigham videos, which I think inspired a lot of us to get into shaping and texturing, here's the publicity shot for the HL850, complete with preachy music, highlighting different features of the HL850, with the rustic heads demonstrated in the latter half:



And here's a more hands on demo of the rustic undulating head in particular:



There's a bit of a learning curve with it, where you have to figure out the ideal configuration of depth setting, number of passes, and direction of attack (to minimize tearout) to get the desired effect.  The first couple of times I used it I did not get as dramatic an effect as I was hoping for, but over time have become better able to manipulate the machine.  Keep in mind too that contour sanding is an important secondary part of the process.

for my B day, I bought me the undulating head for my 850 planer. Easy to swap out the heads. Now trying to figure out what pattern to use how to get the effect I want.
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1244 on: February 25, 2018, 10:29 AM »
@ear3
@Peter Parfitt
 
Oh yes the contour pad. I didnt use it.

It could also be that Im trying to use it on a soft light wood (pine) . Klaus (festool rep) and Don Ware Both told me that pine wasnt the best to use it on. But it is doable.

My problem after thinking about it is it looks like Im just making divots in random patterns on the wood.

I played with it some more and realized that i have sort of well plane with it.

Ill hit it again more this morning .


Thanks you your help guys.

Offline woodvkk

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1245 on: February 25, 2018, 01:30 PM »
Broke down and ordered the RS 2e after staring at it on and off online for over a year.  Decided to take advantage of the 10% new CT Midi alongside. Ordered a set of Ruben's with it.

darn you Festool, expensive start to the year.   ;)

Offline rustyjvan

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1246 on: February 27, 2018, 10:11 PM »
Spent more than I’ve spent on any other tools here’s what I got:

2018 CT 26

MFT/3

FESTOOL 574432 DOMINO JOINER DF 500 Q SET


TS75 with the 75” guide rail

I did save $194.50 though so that’s a good thing!

Now the bad part, I have to wait for all of them to come in!


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Offline rst

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1247 on: February 28, 2018, 07:25 AM »
Received the Sys Hub that I ordered through Amazon.de...$166.00, now waiting for the receptacles to get here.

Offline fignewton

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1248 on: March 07, 2018, 07:19 AM »
Went to the Roadshow here near DC and bought the 0 degree base for the MFK700 and the trim bit for it.  Had not seen that bit til the show, and had them demo it for me.  Got it for 20% off from Woodcraft here.  It's quite expensive, but I liked how there are two square cutter blades, and you can rotate each 90 degrees so you have the equivalent of 4 sharp cutting surfaces on each over the life of the blades.  And you can get replacement blades.  Using the foot on the bottom, we determined that by making a first pass, and then a second by moving the foot, should be able to get close to 3/4" flush cut using the 0 degree horizontal base.  I'll try to test that out this week sometime.
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Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1249 on: March 10, 2018, 07:15 PM »
I bit on the MFK 700 on eBay yesterday.

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1250 on: March 10, 2018, 10:03 PM »
I got the HKC 55 the other day ,haven’t had a chance to use it though.



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Offline neverenoughrum

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1251 on: March 11, 2018, 07:40 AM »
First post: I bought myself a DTSC400 plus and the abrasive systainer. Very impressed with weight and the feel in the hand. Now that I own batteries and a charger that can only be used with sanders I will pick up a ETSC 125. and a abrasive systainer for that. That's how they get you. LOL

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Offline Cheese

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1252 on: March 11, 2018, 11:24 AM »
The table widener, 493233, for the OF 1400.  [smile]

I went to install it and realized that there are only 2 positions to mount it in. I expected to be able to mount it in any of 4 positions so if you're using an edge guide you'd have a better handhold at the rear of the machine.  [sad]

Consequently, I made a pattern for the widener and drilled & counterbored the extra 6 holes that I needed that will allow it to fit into any of 4 positions.  [big grin]

Photo 1 is the standard configuration.
Photo 2 is the modified configuration.
Photo 3 is the template that was used.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2018, 02:18 PM by Cheese »

Offline ijhursh

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1253 on: March 23, 2018, 07:59 PM »
I scored a Sys-mft-fx today!! :)


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Offline Coen

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1254 on: March 25, 2018, 06:57 AM »
I scored a Sys-mft-fx today!! :)


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Old stock? Used? Auction? I see some going for $400(+), lol.

Offline SoonerFan

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1255 on: March 26, 2018, 12:04 PM »
@Cheese

Good idea.  I recently got a table widener and think I will do the same.  Thanks for sharing.

In addition to the table widener I got the long holey rail and the FS3000 rail.  Decided I was ready to move beyond connecting rails so I freed up some wall space in my garage for longer rails. 

The table widener, 493233, for the OF 1400.  [smile]

I went to install it and realized that there are only 2 positions to mount it in. I expected to be able to mount it in any of 4 positions so if you're using an edge guide you'd have a better handhold at the rear of the machine.  [sad]

Consequently, I made a pattern for the widener and drilled & counterbored the extra 6 holes that I needed that will allow it to fit into any of 4 positions.  [big grin]

Photo 1 is the standard configuration.
Photo 2 is the modified configuration.
Photo 3 is the template that was used.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1256 on: March 27, 2018, 10:09 AM »
@SoonerFan

Thats what I did. Youll love that 3000 rail.  I got tired of joining rails to.

Offline SoonerFan

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1257 on: March 27, 2018, 10:18 PM »
@jobsworth been joining rails for 3+ years and had accurate results.  I just figured enough is enough.  I will still use the shorter rails and connectors when working at other locations because transport is easy but when not mobile I look forward to the long rail.

Glad you like it.

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1258 on: March 27, 2018, 10:53 PM »
I used connected rails for quite sometime but i got tired of connecting and disconnecting them so Now I got the 3000mm rail I dont have that problem. I use my 1400 rails and my 1900 rail to.

Offline ColossusX

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #1259 on: April 04, 2018, 10:01 AM »
I didny purchase it. It was a gift, but received my first festool. The 2018 model of the CT-SYS.  Can't wait to put it thru its paces