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Offline fin

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #90 on: April 10, 2015, 07:40 AM »
well....

i drove to the local axminster store yesterday after id finished work. the store manager couldnt get through to coustomer services as they had shut. he promised me he would get someone to give me a call this morning. i got a phone call and apparently my kapex is due in to their depot on monday and will be sent out to me. only a month after i ordered it like. and the of1010 router is going to be with me at some point in the future but they dont know exactly when.....

id have cancelled and gone with n&b but they arent going to give me them for the same price. good thing ive not needed either in the mean time isnt it  [mad]

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Offline TheTrooper

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #91 on: April 10, 2015, 07:57 AM »
This is another thread about the great deal on 18V batteries but I picked up a

Cordless Carvex basic kit (no battery or charger)
4x 18V batteries

$525, OTD that must be the deal of the decade for Festool.

Is there a special on batteries?
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Offline SittingElf

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #92 on: April 10, 2015, 08:07 AM »
This is another thread about the great deal on 18V batteries but I picked up a

Cordless Carvex basic kit (no battery or charger)
4x 18V batteries

$525, OTD that must be the deal of the decade for Festool.

Is there a special on batteries?

Yes.  Festool has reduced the price of 4.2amp 18V batteries to $40.00. New price and available everywhere.

Also the TCL3 charger is now $65.00.  Both items are a significant price reduction for 2015. Not a time-limited sale.

Stock up! [big grin]

Cheers,

Frank
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Offline TheTrooper

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #93 on: April 10, 2015, 10:55 PM »
Thanks
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Offline Mahomo59

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #94 on: April 11, 2015, 03:48 AM »
Installers centrotec set 500875... Had to really after getting cxs, t18 and bhc. I believe that's winning combination.
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Offline slodat

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #95 on: April 12, 2015, 12:32 AM »
Bought a Kapex and MFK 700 EQ-Set used with some accessories, scored a MFT Kapex new for $269 and ordered blades for the Kapex. My tool budget is tapped :)

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #96 on: April 24, 2015, 10:47 AM »
Was going to buy a sortainer and a sys 2, so looking through the different dealer sites...
I noticed that new C18,

...... well Its being delivered Tuesday , got the whole kit and kaboodle. (Means I got the set, for my UK brothers)
Calif Here I come Baby

Offline Mahomo59

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #97 on: April 24, 2015, 05:50 PM »
Ets ec 150, already hard at work on Birchply.
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Offline jnug

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #98 on: April 25, 2015, 05:31 AM »
Replacement batteries....one of my pet peeves. Is there another aspect of power tools with more price gouging, industry wide. Don't kid yourselves. Festool is still making money even at that price as would any other supplier with any kind of market demand for its batteries.

Offline L.J

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #99 on: April 25, 2015, 06:52 AM »
Replacement batteries....one of my pet peeves. Is there another aspect of power tools with more price gouging, industry wide. Don't kid yourselves. Festool is still making money even at that price as would any other supplier with any kind of market demand for its batteries.
the money has always in the batteries !!!! Look at those multi tool packages that only come with one or maybe two batteries.
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Offline carlb40

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #100 on: April 25, 2015, 07:52 AM »
well.....

i "bought" a kapex ug set and an of1010 set on the 14th march. i thought id bought them anyway.

im still waiting for delivery. i wasnt advised itd take this long.

the shop was a part of a chain of stores in the uk. they had an opening offer of 10% off and they had price matched other places so it was a good price.

they told me id be waiting no more than 2 weeks.

a day later i realised they had charged me too much because the rep gave the store manager the wrong code. i basically got charged £75 too much.

he corrected the order

then i received the of1010 set.

it was 240v id asked for 110v and on the original order it was 110v. on the second order to correct the price it was changed to 240v.

i sent it back.

so almost a month later all i have is a 800mm guide rail.  ??? ???

does it normally take this amount of time to receive stuff?


How did you manage to order an OF1010  in 110v?  Axminster have only listed the 240v version for a few years now.
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Offline carlb40

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #101 on: April 25, 2015, 07:56 AM »
Well today i have just ordered a sys 2 DF for my hand tools  and a BPC 15 - 5.2 amp battery.  Also the 2-8mm countersink.
Plus last weekend i bought the BHC18 with battery - under the free battery offer.  [big grin]  And a 2nd battery and charger.
Carl

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Offline SittingElf

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #102 on: April 25, 2015, 08:05 AM »
Not exactly Festool proper, but I just ordered and received the plans for Tim's MFTC, MFTB, and Sysport Workbench.  Don't know when I'll be able to get around to actually building the MFTC, but it's on my to-do list!

Also, yesterday I received three Keter adjustable leg worktables. Using them in lieu of sawhorses when needed.
Also the Kreg Foreman system.

Gotta slow down!

Frank
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #103 on: April 25, 2015, 11:41 AM »
You'.. Like that MFTC. last year at my BBQ brought his for us to check out, man it is sweet. I think he's gonna bring it again this year so those that haven't seen one can lust after it.
Calif Here I come Baby

Offline Stevec717

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #104 on: April 25, 2015, 12:39 PM »
Alright my last one was really really cheap...but still works like Festool.
I bought the little sanding block with Velcro attached paper.
Nothing to it but I have to say it's the first one I grab for to break an edge, clean out a dado, whatever. It's rigid and just the right size, has a thin "tongue" which is great for getting in dados, and up close - it just works. I think it was less than $15.

Steve

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #105 on: April 25, 2015, 01:48 PM »
Are we still listing non Green purchases here..?!  :o

On my way later today to Reno to order a Saw Stop 3HP ICS for my home garage soon-to-be shop.

Offline SittingElf

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #106 on: April 25, 2015, 02:40 PM »
Are we still listing non Green purchases here..?!  :o

On my way later today to Reno to order a Saw Stop 3HP ICS for my home garage soon-to-be shop.

At the 3HP level, was there a reason you went with the ICS vs the PCS?  I'm actually surprised that SawStop even offers the 3HP on the ICS.   I'm selling my 3HP PCS soon and upping to a 5HP 1-phase ICS.  It just made sense to me to have the bigger power with the bigger saw....and there's no way I could justify 3-phase power for the even bigger motors.

Not being critical, just wondering what your parameters were for purchase...

Nonetheless, if you haven't owned a SawStop before, you are in for the treat of your life!

Cheers,

Frank
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Offline Mahomo59

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #107 on: April 25, 2015, 03:37 PM »
Fired the foreman up yet, almost hit the sale button tonight on importing one! 6 for sale on amazon...any cheaper on a combined order P&P etc :) thoughts?
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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #108 on: April 25, 2015, 05:12 PM »
Frank - I went with the ICS as it is beefier, seems a bit more rugged. 52" fence, mobile base and dust arm as well.

I went with 3HP as the people I talked about it with said they had various brands 3HP saws and had never had an issue, or wished for more power. The 5HP would have meant a breaker change, not a big deal at all but had to draw the line somewhere on the cost! Also had to pay sales tax and ridiculous shipping cost. The 3 vs 5HP is only a $400 difference, but I think the 3HP will serve my needs just fine. And from what I understand Saw Stop will sell a higher HP motor as an add on if I ever do need it...

They have a demo saw at the store in Reno, so I got to play with it a little, and they offer a short training session as well for purchasers.

Looking forward to getting my new toy!

Offline jacko9

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #109 on: April 25, 2015, 09:56 PM »
I have the 5hp motor on my table saw and I never hear a pitch change when ripping 8/4 hard maple or any wood for that matter.  Sharp blades and horsepower along with proper alignment (think Woodpecker alignment gauge) and it's sweet sailing.

Jack

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #110 on: April 26, 2015, 12:45 AM »
I have a 3HP ICS and its all good. The only time I have experienced any motor strain was ripping thick hardwood with a blade that needed to be sharpened.  I have no regrets in choosing the 3HP model.

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #111 on: April 26, 2015, 03:50 AM »
Are we still listing non Green purchases here..?!  :o

On my way later today to Reno to order a Saw Stop 3HP ICS for my home garage soon-to-be shop.

Wow Jeff....
For a guy who doesn't use tools U sure collect some nice one...
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Offline fperra

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #112 on: April 26, 2015, 10:18 AM »
My Festool collection as of today is complete. They need to come out with something new before my next purchase. But I did order a Lamello top 21 last night, so I will probably need a new systainer. [unsure]

Offline neeleman

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #113 on: April 26, 2015, 10:24 AM »
These are the original T-Loc two-tone systainers from Lamello.
They look very nice to me.
But why didn't you get one together with the Lamello Top 21?
When bought empty they cost around €96-75 incl. VAT.

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Offline SittingElf

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #114 on: April 26, 2015, 10:24 AM »
My Festool collection as of today is complete. They need to come out with something new before my next purchase.

Boy, do I ever resemble that remark!  [scared]

I keep looking through the 2015 catalog for something of substance to buy. Can't find anything. Hurry up with new tools Festool! My OCD is starting to take a toll on me! [tongue]

Frank
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Offline Don T

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #115 on: April 26, 2015, 01:55 PM »
Oh no Frank is going through green and dark blue withdrawals.
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Offline fperra

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #116 on: April 26, 2015, 06:20 PM »
These are the original T-Loc two-tone systainers from Lamello.
They look very nice to me.
But why didn't you get one together with the Lamello Top 21?
When bought empty they cost around €96-75 incl. VAT.



I just ordered it yesterday. I'll see what container it comes in when I get it. I hope it comes in the one you posted.

Offline Baremeg55

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #117 on: April 26, 2015, 07:10 PM »
I picked up a FS3000/2 rail from Tom B a few days ago.

Read a thread here where a few folks admitted they were clumsy and knocking things about as they maneuver the long rail around their shops.  I scoffed and laughed at their inaptitude.....

Came time to put the beast into the shop come evening (I had placed it on our patio when I got home) and promptly put the end of the rail into the patio ceiling fan, then almost knocked out the back door window entering the shop...  Thankfully, ithe rail was still in it's shipping case, and no damage to the rail or fan.....  :)

Offline jacko9

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #118 on: May 01, 2015, 08:25 PM »
I picked up a FS3000/2 rail from Tom B a few days ago.

Read a thread here where a few folks admitted they were clumsy and knocking things about as they maneuver the long rail around their shops.  I scoffed and laughed at their inaptitude.....

Came time to put the beast into the shop come evening (I had placed it on our patio when I got home) and promptly put the end of the rail into the patio ceiling fan, then almost knocked out the back door window entering the shop...  Thankfully, ithe rail was still in it's shipping case, and no damage to the rail or fan.....  :)

Great story, thanks for sharing [big grin]  Not that I ever banged into anything (my wife thinks I should wear a hard hat since I bang my head so often).

Jack

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Offline jobsworth

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Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
« Reply #119 on: May 02, 2015, 01:15 AM »
Guess I forgot to let yas know,

I just picked up a C18. I used it a couple of times and it's a nice bit of kit.
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