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Title: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on November 30, 2014, 12:56 AM
Im not sure if this is the right folder for this. Ive seen this sort of thread in other forums ad thought it would be cool to do here and see if you guys think the same.

I just bought a replacement hose garage for my CT 26 and a Long life bag for it.  I got tired of messing around trying to empty the regular bags in the middle of a project. The hose garage, wel lets say I had a ooopps see and cracked.it. Tried to repair it but it didnt work.  So I bought a new one.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector on November 30, 2014, 01:00 AM
Ron - I think more US based FOG users will have a better answer for this question come Monday Dec 1, when the next round of tools and accessories is released here  ;D
Title: Re: What Tool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on November 30, 2014, 01:08 AM
Hehehehehe well Jeff,

We're almost there. Good timeing huh?

If everyone is like me, they are buying bits and pieces all the time.

I changed to title to "What Tool Did You Buy Today". We are always buying other manuf. tools to supplement our festools so maybe that would be more appropriate.

So How was your T day?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: tjbnwi on November 30, 2014, 01:33 AM
Received;

Shinex
Maxi Sys
Sys Roll
Sys Cart
22 filters
36 filters
Mini filters
Midi filters
22 bags
36 bags
Mini bags
Midi bags
Pads for Shinex
Polish x 2
Sealer/Wax
Blast gate

Found someone across the pond to order me the Maxi insert for the Shinex [wink] [wink]

Ordered;

Vecturo
4 Toolies
2 aprons
Need to order blades for Vecturo
Sys flashlight

A few other things I can't recall what they were.

Thanks for reminding me Ron, Tom----I need to add TS-75 blades to my order.

Tom

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on November 30, 2014, 07:02 AM
Tom

HOLY MOLEY!!!!!!!

You are one festool buyin fool  [not worthy]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bigchas on November 30, 2014, 01:29 PM
I bought a 2700 (114" roughly) guide rail yesterday it seemed really cheap at £143.
Almost took the domino systainer with the 456and 8mm bits but choked and didn't pull the trigger.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SittingElf on November 30, 2014, 02:19 PM
Systainer 2 from Amazon came with the mail (They deliver on Sunday via FedEx to USPS.)

This empty systainer was for the Router Bit Insert so courteously sent to me by Slartibartfass who didn't need the one he had. THANK YOU! [big grin]

Also got some needle size plastic tips for my CA glue dispensers. Great for inlay work and repairs of very small items! (Still fixing damage to a number of things from our household goods shipment from Germany)

Cheers,

Frank
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: GOT8SPD on November 30, 2014, 05:11 PM
My girlfriend bought me a T18 set for our anniversary  [big grin].  Waiting for it to come in the mail now.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on November 30, 2014, 05:46 PM

I day dreamed - PD20, SYS2, MFT top,Kapex, and, and then blinked and got on with reality!  [eek]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SittingElf on November 30, 2014, 06:34 PM
My girlfriend bought me a T18 set for our anniversary  [big grin].  Waiting for it to come in the mail now.

You need to marry that girl RIGHT NOW!  Don't let a Festool present buyer slip away!! [eek]

Cheers,
Frank
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Samo on November 30, 2014, 07:04 PM
I didn't buy any Festool over the Holiday and won't need to on Monday.

Shane is going to email me anytime now.

I really need the cordless 18 volt kit I'm winning this month from the sweepstakes. [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Slartibartfass on November 30, 2014, 07:22 PM
All NAINA stuff. Also have a PDC 18/4 drill on the way... (ordered a few days ago)

To complete my CENTROTEC stuff:

Pos.   Bild   Art-Nr.   Menge   Preis   Summe
1   Bitkassette TX 10-50/BH-SORT/31x   F-769137
2   Bitkassette BIT/BH-SORT/31x   F-769138
3   Bohrerkassette BKS D 3-8 CE/W   F-493648
4   Holzspiralbohrer D 10 CE/W   F-492518
5   Spiralbohrer HSS D3-10 CE/10   F-495128
6   Hammerbohrer Set SDS EXTRYM   F-499924
7   Bohrer DB WOOD CE SET TL 6x   F-769093
8   Steinbohrer DB STONE CE SET TL 6x   F-769096
9   Bit CENTROTEC BITS CE SET TL 6X   F-769095
10   Bit-Sortiment BITS + BHS 65 CE TL 24x   F-769094

Forgot, I also had pre-ordered a Vecturo from Uncle Bob...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Samo on November 30, 2014, 07:31 PM
All NAINA stuff. Also have a PDC 18/4 drill on the way... (ordered a few days ago)

To complete my CENTROTEC stuff:

Pos.   Bild   Art-Nr.   Menge   Preis   Summe
1   Bitkassette TX 10-50/BH-SORT/31x   F-769137
2   Bitkassette BIT/BH-SORT/31x   F-769138
3   Bohrerkassette BKS D 3-8 CE/W   F-493648
4   Holzspiralbohrer D 10 CE/W   F-492518
5   Spiralbohrer HSS D3-10 CE/10   F-495128
6   Hammerbohrer Set SDS EXTRYM   F-499924
7   Bohrer DB WOOD CE SET TL 6x   F-769093
8   Steinbohrer DB STONE CE SET TL 6x   F-769096
9   Bit CENTROTEC BITS CE SET TL 6X   F-769095
10   Bit-Sortiment BITS + BHS 65 CE TL 24x   F-769094

Forgot, I also had pre-ordered a Vecturo...

Dude we should be friends!  [big grin]

I'm in need of a couple 489685 plug-it repair ends.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Staniam on November 30, 2014, 07:37 PM
Do we know if the PDC is still on for next year?

Oh and I bought the Ti15 Basic Friday :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Slartibartfass on November 30, 2014, 07:46 PM
well Shane recently changed the status from "ETA early 2015" to "no ETA". thats why i decided to pull the trigger. my Dewalt 18v is failing and I need a new one...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Staniam on November 30, 2014, 08:03 PM
well Shane recently changed the status from "ETA early 2015" to "no ETA". thats why i decided to pull the trigger. my Dewalt 18v is failing and I need a new one...

Oh so you ordered it from overseas then? How much more did it cost you with customs and everything? If you don't mind me asking.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: leer on November 30, 2014, 08:33 PM
Well, technically no Festool purchase "today" but the other day I ordered the Festool shop apron that comes in a mini Systainer, and decided to order the Festool tape measure as well.

My wife and I are trying to  go a little easy on the expenditures right now, which is kind of crazy right before Christmas.  This year has given us double whammy on expenditures.  We booked a Viking Rhine River Getaway cruise for next April, back in the summer, and our youngest daughter just got engaged, and the wedding is planned for July.  I am already writing big checks for that event.    [eek]

It may be time to start buying lottery tickets again ...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector on November 30, 2014, 09:34 PM
Just to please Sancho, (!!) I ordered a couple of things today from Seneca at their black Friday discount. Thanks for spending more of my money Ron--- [laughing]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: GOT8SPD on November 30, 2014, 09:55 PM
...our youngest daughter just got engaged, and the wedding is planned for July.  I am already writing big checks for that event.    [eek]

Not sure what ethnicity you are, but I would like to be apart of your family if you're paying for weddings.

I'm not getting married till 2016, but next year, the planning starts, and in my culture (Vietnamese background), the guy pays for everything and it blows!  Thank god my girlfriend is low maintenance and as said earlier, she got me a Festool T18 for our anniversary.  I'm hopefully going to seal the deal for $30,000.  Her higher maintenance older sister got married 2 years ago and the wedding cost $85,000.  What a sucker.   [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: John Broomall on November 30, 2014, 10:02 PM
I managed to get a Wing early but I promise I won't use it until tomorrow.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: leer on November 30, 2014, 10:03 PM
...our youngest daughter just got engaged, and the wedding is planned for July.  I am already writing big checks for that event.    [eek]

Not sure what ethnicity you are, but I would like to be apart of your family if you're paying for weddings.

I'm not getting married till 2016, but next year, the planning starts, and in my culture (Vietnamese background), the guy pays for everything and it blows!  Thank god my girlfriend is low maintenance and as said earlier, she got me a Festool T18 for our anniversary.  I'm hopefully going to seal the deal for $30,000.  Her higher maintenance older sister got married 2 years ago and the wedding cost $85,000.  What a sucker.   [big grin]

I think the Vietnamese tradition is indeed a good one!  Our oldest daughter is married, but she was quite frugal (and still is).  Total cost was about $5K.  Younger daughter has more expensive tastes, but she knows she cannot go wild. Maybe booking that Rhine River cruise was good way to set expectations that we would have to be a little tighter on budgets.  I'm guessing $15K or so.  I cannot imagine spending $85K on a wedding!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: GOT8SPD on November 30, 2014, 10:07 PM
My girlfriend bought me a T18 set for our anniversary  [big grin].  Waiting for it to come in the mail now.

You need to marry that girl RIGHT NOW!  Don't let a Festool present buyer slip away!! [eek]

Cheers,
Frank

 [big grin]  I think a Domino is coming for Xmas. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Festool USA on December 01, 2014, 09:06 AM
Just another friendly reminder that we are out of the Toolies and Shop Aprons. So, if you want one, get it soon.  [wink]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jonathan-m on December 01, 2014, 11:41 AM
I got a Vecturo set today. I really struggled between it and the new Multimaster, but the Vecturo won simply because it comes in a systainer. Systainers are very bittersweet indeed.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: neeleman on December 01, 2014, 11:59 AM
The Fein SuperCut can also be purchased in a T-Loc systainer these days.
But I think you are already aware of that?
But alas the Fein has no DF version and is a SYS 1, which is a little tight.
I especially like the DF version for storing sawblades.
But the plunge-base and depth stop which include the Vecturo Set wins hands down.
Cheapest SuperCut version is €439 and the Vecturo Set version is €515. The difference is only €76.
Although I'm a big Fein fan I would also go for the Vecturo Set version.
I once read a rumour on the FOG that the SuperCut would also be upgraded and that's the reason they are now offered in a T-Loc systainer.
(http://www.geerdinkbv.nl/upload/Products/Afbeelding/5597Fein_SuperCut_Edition_Wood_71360166000.jpg)
(http://85.193.224.57:8088/Obrazki/FT563001_563001.JPG)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: joiner1970 on December 01, 2014, 01:46 PM
I got a Vecturo set today. I really struggled between it and the new Multimaster, but the Vecturo won simply because it comes in a systainer. Systainers are very bittersweet indeed.
That's the trouble I think like that , I bought the Trion jigsaw even though I had a perfectly good Bosch ,just as it was "part of the system" [emoji3]

I had a go of the vecturo recently and I'm afraid I thought the new multimaster was better. Maybe after a longer play with one I might change my mind but after using them both the multimaster felt quicker ,quieter and had much less vibration.

Yeah the attachments for the vecturo and the plug-it will help sell it I'm sure.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: GOT8SPD on December 01, 2014, 02:15 PM
Just another friendly reminder that we are out of the Toolies and Shop Aprons. So, if you want one, get it soon.  [wink]

how much is this and what the part number?

I wonder if Uncle Bob has any left....
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Festool USA on December 01, 2014, 02:19 PM
Just another friendly reminder that we are out of the Toolies and Shop Aprons. So, if you want one, get it soon.  [wink]

how much is this and what the part number?

I wonder if Uncle Bob has any left....

Apron w/ MINI Systainer, M0064, $40
https://www.festoolusa.com/power-tool-accessories/storage-systems/systainers/festool-shop-apron-with-t-loc-mini-systainer-m0064 (https://www.festoolusa.com/power-tool-accessories/storage-systems/systainers/festool-shop-apron-with-t-loc-mini-systainer-m0064)

Toolie, 498863, $35
https://www.festoolusa.com/power-tool-accessories/festool-gear/promotional-items/toolie-tool-498863 (https://www.festoolusa.com/power-tool-accessories/festool-gear/promotional-items/toolie-tool-498863)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Drich on December 01, 2014, 02:49 PM
Just put mu order in for a TS55 and a CT36. Ordered from the tool nut. Seem like great people on the phone. I got the holy rail as the other post suggested. Can't wait to make some dust.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jak147 on December 01, 2014, 02:57 PM
Finally stop agonising and order an early Xmas present for myself, RO150 on its way with an abrasive assortment
 [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Dangermouse on December 01, 2014, 04:20 PM
I've just bought a pdc t18/4 and a cxs    [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ear3 on December 01, 2014, 04:37 PM
OF1010 to do profiling on narrow stock and to replace my trim routers for edge-band trimming (with edging plate and angle arm accessory). 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Lvfd69 on December 01, 2014, 06:41 PM
The new Vecturo 400 EQ and  2 - 25 pack of blades. blades cost as much as the tool .  [eek]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: GOT8SPD on December 01, 2014, 10:05 PM
The new Vecturo 400 EQ and  2 - 25 pack of blades. blades cost as much as the tool .  [eek]

Sorta like shaving with a razor right?  $7 razor blade handle and buying $500 in razor blades throughout the life of it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: FinishingCanuck on December 01, 2014, 11:10 PM
4 systainers and a sortainer. Nuff Said.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Iceclimber on December 01, 2014, 11:20 PM
Its like sandpaper for the sanders. It really kicks the finical shock of a already very very expensive tool purchases in high gear!

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 03, 2014, 11:48 AM
Just to please Sancho, (!!) I ordered a couple of things today from Seneca at their black Friday discount. Thanks for spending more of my money Ron--- [laughing]

Im here to help Jeff  [thumbs up]

Oh BTW my woodpeckers One Time tool (bevel gauge) ad ref plate came into day. Man that gauge is one nicely built bugger
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SittingElf on December 03, 2014, 12:56 PM
The ONLY actual Festool item I got during the sale period was a Systainer 2 for the routing insert I now have.

Other purchases during the sale period (some on special, others not):

Parf Dogs and the small dogs (Lee Valley)
DomiPlates for my XL (Seneca on sale)
Veritas Flush cutting saw (Lee Valley on sale)
Two Super fridge magnets (Lee Valley on sale)
MFT-SP clamps from an angel on FOG (great price for new ones!)
Festool Apron in a mini-sys (ToolNut)

Monday I went to a retiring woodworker's house for a silent auction. He moved to a care facility, so was selling everything.
Scored the following:

*Six-piece set of 2-Cherries gouges in near perfect, hardly used condition - $20
*Three Piece set of brand new Craftsman Chisels - $5
*Eight graduated sized, collectable Stanley and Dunlap (all made in USA) Hand Planes AND including a brand-new, unused  Veritas Mk.II Honing Guide. Total price $35!
* 140 Back issues of Fine Woodworking, Shop Notes, Woodsmith, American Woodturner magazines - $10

There was some absolutely fabulous cherry lumber there, most boards 16ft and as wide as 16", but like an idiot, I had taken the small car and they wanted it out immediately, so I had to just look and wish. [sad]  Guy that did buy it all got an incredible steal. (about 400BF for less than $200)  [eek]

So, my sale week went well, and I'm off to Nigeria on Friday until the middle of January. Yuck! [crying]

Some Festool dealers will be pleased to hear from me around Feb 1st. I've got more green I plan to acquire then!

Cheers,

Frank

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: joiner1970 on December 03, 2014, 02:01 PM
A pdc drill set I didn't even need one :)

Well that's a bit of a lie my Makita is getting old so might be getting retired now [emoji3]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: tjbnwi on December 03, 2014, 02:44 PM
The Vecturo Set and Vecturo blades my wife bought me for Christmas shipped today. Boy will she be surprised when they arrive. (Thanks for taking care of this Tom)

Tom
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: RobBob on December 03, 2014, 02:49 PM
My Vecturo Set from Uncle Bob should be delivered tomorrow.    ;D
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Nippychippy on December 03, 2014, 02:55 PM
A pdc drill set I didn't even need one :)
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 [big grin] [big grin] [scared] me to you look a gift horse in the mouth ha ha
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Peter Halle on December 03, 2014, 07:16 PM
On my way back from NIH today I stopped off at the local Woodcraft and picked up a new apron.   [big grin]

Peter
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on December 05, 2014, 09:55 PM
I have been wanting to build a miter saw stand fashioned after the one Peter Parfitt built and graciously shared with all of us on YouTube.  Decided to start thebuild with a new Kapex vs. building a stand for my old DeWalt.  Picked up some parallel guides at the same time.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Iceclimber on December 05, 2014, 10:31 PM
Not a dam thing, but i have been using the heck outa my Festool the last couple weeks on a daily basis round the clock 6am to 11pm like you only do when you have a unrealistic deadline.

Im tired like fall on my face tired but not to tired to squeeze in the time to go buy a new jointer tomorrow. Not a festool but maybe just as exciting?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HowardH on December 09, 2014, 09:31 PM
Received two sysport 1000's today.  Now my poor systainers have a nice cozy home where I can actually reach them easily! ;D  Only my T15 wouldn't fit, no matter how many ways I tried to configure them.  It rests comfortably on top which is actually fine since I use that drill more than any other tool I have. Might at some point have to get a 500 and then a few more things to fill that up!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 09, 2014, 09:36 PM
PDC 18/4 finally arrived safe and sound in the new world....

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: gregfreese on December 09, 2014, 10:48 PM
I picked up the LR 32 Hole Drilling set today. Have to order the guide rail in the morning though.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on December 10, 2014, 06:25 AM
I mentioned above that I recently got a Kapex.  I then decided to order a T18+3 and had my dealer get me a FastFix Depth Stop Chuck (say that ten times fast).  But now I am done for a while.  This time I mean it.  No more green kool aid in my near future.  I have what I need so no more research and no more purchases.  Seriously, this time I mean it.  I'm done for a while I really am.......
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Don T on December 10, 2014, 11:12 AM
Good luck with that. I give you a month.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Francis_Beland on December 10, 2014, 11:24 AM
I bought a 800mm rail for my tracksaw but I'm leaning toward buying a Rotex 125. Not done yet but very close.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on December 10, 2014, 10:02 PM
Just put mu order in for a TS55 and a CT36. Ordered from the tool nut. Seem like great people on the phone. I got the holy rail as the other post suggested. Can't wait to make some dust.

Good thing about the TS and a CT.....you won't see much dust at all.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on December 10, 2014, 10:06 PM
Good luck with that. I give you a month.

A month would be a good start.  if I were betting, I would take the under.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: BigCountry73 on December 11, 2014, 01:21 AM
In the last week I bought the Toolie, CXS, and the Centrotec Installer's Kit.

Time to start selling my other tools so I can buy more Festool!!!


Keith
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: JCookie on December 11, 2014, 02:26 AM
This week a Sys-roller, might get another. Excellent for tool storage aswell as moving tools from workshop to van.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: fin on December 11, 2014, 12:34 PM
just got a little lotto win so thinking of getting an of1010 plus the 800 guide rail from nut and bolt.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: stens on December 16, 2014, 10:41 PM
Got a Toolie. Oh, and the Domino tenons and cutters set...oh, and the Domino DF 500 Q set.

Then my credit card melted and I called it a day.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on December 17, 2014, 03:56 PM
Festool CTM 26 E AC 240V 26L CLEANTEC Mobile Dust Extractor  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on December 17, 2014, 04:50 PM
Got my centrotec assembly set today ... It is rather sexy ..don't want to use it .but there is space in there for a few more bits

Does anyone know if the inserts fit in a sys port
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: erock on December 17, 2014, 05:40 PM
Okay guys.  What I'm about to tell you is a little....NO....it's embarrassing!   This happened this past Tuesday by the way.

Last week  I bought two T-loc systainers off eBay.   No big deal, right?

So, I get home Monday (December 15,2014) and I see a small package at my door.  I was a little unsure what it could be.

I knew the two systainers where coming soon, but thought the package was TOO SMALL for two sys-1's.

I open up the box,  it freakin'  TWO MINI SYS!!!

I quickly check my eBay profile, checked the listing and sure enough......the seller listed the dimensions of the systainers....not the size.

Now, I thought I bought two sys-1's at a great price!    Turns out, I bought two mini's at a not so great price.

I know, my fault for not reading the full description of the listing.   But I didn't want to let two "sys-1's" get away so cheap, I hurried with the "buy now" button.   

Lesson learned, trust me.   I will read the description more then once!   And try to control my buying happy fingers.  LOL

Eric
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ElCabong on December 17, 2014, 05:49 PM

Last week  I bought two T-loc systainers off eBay.   No big deal, right?

Now, I thought I bought two sys-1's at a great price!    Turns out, I bought two mini's at a not so great price.

I hate it when that happens! Sorry to hear about your experience but you know what they say - If it sounds too good to be true...... Ya know, I really dislike that "Buy It Now" button. Great story!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ElCabong on December 17, 2014, 06:08 PM
Bought a Tanos Systainer 2 / attic from Lee Valley. Never bought from them before so I hope they are reputable. Want to take the attic lid and install it on my Sys 1 that holds my CXS for my drill bits.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mike_aa on December 17, 2014, 06:33 PM
Lee Valley is very reputable.  Very nice people, great products, and their customer service is superb.

Mike A.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mike_aa on December 17, 2014, 06:39 PM
Okay guys.  What I'm about to tell you is a little....NO....it's embarrassing!   This happened this past Tuesday by the way.

Last week  I bought two T-loc systainers off eBay.   No big deal, right?

So, I get home Monday (December 15,2014) and I see a small package at my door.  I was a little unsure what it could be.

I knew the two systainers where coming soon, but thought the package was TOO SMALL for two sys-1's.

I open up the box,  it freakin'  TWO MINI SYS!!!

I quickly check my eBay profile, checked the listing and sure enough......the seller listed the dimensions of the systainers....not the size.

Now, I thought I bought two sys-1's at a great price!    Turns out, I bought two mini's at a not so great price.

I know, my fault for not reading the full description of the listing.   But I didn't want to let two "sys-1's" get away so cheap, I hurried with the "buy now" button.   

Lesson learned, trust me.   I will read the description more then once!   And try to control my buying happy fingers.  LOL

Eric

So, Eric, when will you post the "Mini" version of your Sys-Port video? [big grin]

Mike A.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: poppops workshop on December 17, 2014, 09:21 PM
Okay guys.  What I'm about to tell you is a little....NO....it's embarrassing!   This happened this past Tuesday by the way.

Last week  I bought two T-loc systainers off eBay.   No big deal, right?

So, I get home Monday (December 15,2014) and I see a small package at my door.  I was a little unsure what it could be.

I knew the two systainers where coming soon, but thought the package was TOO SMALL for two sys-1's.

I open up the box,  it freakin'  TWO MINI SYS!!!

I quickly check my eBay profile, checked the listing and sure enough......the seller listed the dimensions of the systainers....not the size.

Now, I thought I bought two sys-1's at a great price!    Turns out, I bought two mini's at a not so great price.

I know, my fault for not reading the full description of the listing.   But I didn't want to let two "sys-1's" get away so cheap, I hurried with the "buy now" button.   

Lesson learned, trust me.   I will read the description more then once!   And try to control my buying happy fingers.  LOL

Eric

Hey Eric
you think that was a deal, I found another one just for you......
http://www.ebay.com/itm/FESTOOL-488030-CLAMPING-ELEMENTS-2-PACK-NEW-/371213469609?pt=US_Hand_Tools&hash=item566e0c07a9 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/FESTOOL-488030-CLAMPING-ELEMENTS-2-PACK-NEW-/371213469609?pt=US_Hand_Tools&hash=item566e0c07a9) 

you too can have a  "brand new? " set of clamping element for a very special "erock" price LOL
eBay is not always spot on......I'll stick with the folks I know and have known for many years

Pops
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 18, 2014, 05:41 AM
I try to stay with the folks I know Bob and Tom ,Sean Aldo etc and Tool Fest (UK). I figure if the guy comes here and supports us, we should support him.
But thats just me.

Im looking hard at one of those Multi functional stools to set my Work Center on....

To Buy Or Not To Buy, that is the questtion... whether it is nobler in the minds of men to suffer the outragious fortune of spending my quid on a prebuilt or spend the time and money on building my own...

I wonder if Shakesphere used festools?????
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: papasmurff on December 18, 2014, 10:40 PM
hi i am new to the forum, but not new to woodworking. i have owned and operated a factory and custom cabinet shop for 37 years. the shop was destroyed in a fire in feb 2013, and now i am getting myself equipped with new toys. an mft3, a ts55, an of 1400, the 55 in. holie track and the 118 track. the lr 32 hole drilling jig.  the 36 vac, a bunch of clamps for the table. the work table went together really easily ( i watched several of your videos on u tube). was square on first setup. checked with square and by the german technology of trimming a board on all 4 sides and rotating it then checking your diagonal measurement. absolutely square. I do have to say this the ts55 is very easy to operate, but never kid yourselves i owned a Holzma EL 60 automatic panel saw that i purchased in 1985, it was a tank and nothing is easier than just pushing a button and letting it do all the work for you. lol
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Ohc917 on December 20, 2014, 03:39 AM
CSX
Ph2 bits
Domino 500 extension
Tape messure
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mike_aa on December 24, 2014, 12:42 AM
...Last week  I bought two T-loc systainers off eBay.   No big deal, right?

...I open up the box,  it freakin'  TWO MINI SYS!!!...

Eric

Phew! Eric, you saved me.  I happened upon what must be the same seller and auction.  I was ready to hit "buy it now" button until I remembered your post!  I guess you could call this "What Festool I Didn't Buy Today!"

Thanks, Mike A.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on December 24, 2014, 04:31 AM
CT Wings
5 x Self cleaning filter bags for the extractor
:)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on April 08, 2015, 12:42 PM
Ok So I Went and got the brad point drills which are in true festools fashion very good. then I got bugged after taking my work Center off my CT 22 to empty the bag.. So I went and ordered the MFH multi functional stool.

I can tell Ya the, that stool is very well made.

Its got some weight to it and the casters are top lot. Very good. Now my WC is rolling nice and easy plus I got the additional storage which is a plus.

I was a little apprehensive spending that much on a stool. But I tell Ya I'm happy with it. It will make my life easier. I won't loose any shop space because now I can hide my CT under my MFT and CMS.

Then since I was on a roll, I also got the HSX that I can hook my CT . I got the size that I can use the paper from my DTS 400 up to along with some foam backed sand paper. The foam back sand paper is one of Festools best kept secrets...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mahomo59 on April 08, 2015, 01:12 PM
Thanks to JRB...BHC basic with free batt, T18 set version, on its way...
Last week mft3 and LR32 plus rail.
Two years in and well and truley have the bug!!!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Don T on April 08, 2015, 02:47 PM
Centrotec metric twist drill bit set in a case.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: fin on April 08, 2015, 03:30 PM
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?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mahomo59 on April 08, 2015, 03:40 PM
That would annoy the heck out of me unless they said up front that it would be next day delivery.  Nuts & Bolts...next day :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: fin on April 08, 2015, 03:48 PM
i was gonna go with n&b like however the axminster price was the equivalent give or take a few pence to n&b plus 10% off.

mind you.... the job i bought it for that was put back because of the plumber now needs to be done next week.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on April 08, 2015, 04:43 PM
I'd cancel the order send their stuff back to them.

 Then go with N&B.

That's who I got the stool from.

 I called them yesterday, told them I'll need the stool by close of business today.

I got it about 1430 this afternoon.

No worries.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: TheTrooper on April 08, 2015, 10:26 PM
Tomorrow I pick up my MFT/3 set cross cut table, 2 Kapex tables and OF2200.
Last week was a OF1010 with every attachment.
3 weeks ago I picked up RO150 with sanding pad Systainer, Ct36 AC, LS130,  CXS,  installers set with zobo bits,  stocked up on 40,60,80,100,120,180,240,320 for my RO90, RO150, DTS 400

Next week I'm budgeting for a LR32 hole set and possibly the C15 set. Still up in the air about the drill, or the Domino 500 set.  Can you tell I'm going green in my shop 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on April 09, 2015, 01:24 PM
Welcome aboard brother....

We have a unsuccessful 12 step program here to help our addiction...

As you can tell it's not very successful...

I'm looking for another drill to.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on April 09, 2015, 04:09 PM
I just took delivery on my TI 15. I'm still waiting for my Wera impact bits, so I gave it a try with a couple of my other not impact bits.. It works but should have waited for the impacts..

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: neeleman on April 09, 2015, 04:36 PM
Please keep it shorter next time!
We don't want to see your invoice in total.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ChrisK1970 on April 09, 2015, 04:44 PM
T18 from Toolnut. Oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy oh boy :)
I'll be putting my T15 on the classifieds next!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on April 09, 2015, 05:00 PM
Please keep it shorter next time!
We don't want to see your invoice in total.

I'm editing it out you are right!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: David Werkheiser on April 09, 2015, 05:16 PM
Bought a Tanos Systainer 2 / attic from Lee Valley. Never bought from them before so I hope they are reputable. Want to take the attic lid and install it on my Sys 1 that holds my CXS for my drill bits.
I did the same thing for my CXS, and went to switch lids with a MFT systainer sys 1 but found that the CXS , the lid hits the charger and will not close.This is not really a problem, the sys 2 with the extras I carry with the drill, its nice to have extra room.
I have found Lee Valley to be a very reputable company
David
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Brice_Arnold on April 09, 2015, 05:27 PM
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.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Nigel M on April 09, 2015, 09:55 PM
Lee Valley are first rate.
My next festools will be another vac, another mft snd a ts 75!!
Can't wait....
There must be something about that colour green....
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Nickp76 on April 09, 2015, 10:30 PM
 Hello everyone!!! Im new to the FOG and just trying to take in as much info as I can......LOTS to learn!!! I made my first purchase this week, just received my TS 55 , 2 rails and one being the LR32 as I also ordered the 1400 Router with track accessories and the CT 26 with Ultimate Dust Deputy will be delivered tomorrow. I am just getting into woodworking getting ready to build beds for my kids as my first task at hand. What all do you recommend that I might need to add to my lineup just getting started. Thank you. Nick
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Nigel M on April 10, 2015, 12:25 AM
Nick,
Just ease into it...
You will know what u need as it comes.
That being said, the domino is very useful. And versatile.

Nigel
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on April 10, 2015, 02:12 AM
Nick ,

You'll need a credit card without a limit..

A patient wfe, maybe a second job to pay off said credit card.....

Other then the domino as been said you'll have to play it by ear get what you need as you need it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on April 10, 2015, 04:04 AM
Nick ,

You'll need a credit card without a limit..

A patient wfe, maybe a second job to pay off said credit card.....

Other then the domino as been said you'll have to play it by ear get what you need as you need it.

Ha I'm on a nix credit account, I pay as I go.. Personally I plan on taking my time to get the tools I mention in my signature that I want, in 3 years, it will happen, no rush to get in bottomless debt..

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: fin 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]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: TheTrooper 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?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SittingElf 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
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: TheTrooper on April 10, 2015, 10:55 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mahomo59 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.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: slodat 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 :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth 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)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mahomo59 on April 24, 2015, 05:50 PM
Ets ec 150, already hard at work on Birchply.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jnug 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.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: L.J 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.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: carlb40 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.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: carlb40 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.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SittingElf 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
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth 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.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Stevec717 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
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector 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.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SittingElf 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
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mahomo59 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?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector 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!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jacko9 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
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Michael1960 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.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth 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...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: fperra 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]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: neeleman 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.

(http://woodbizz.be/images/detailed/1/Top21-liefer.png)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SittingElf 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
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Don T on April 26, 2015, 01:55 PM
Oh no Frank is going through green and dark blue withdrawals.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: fperra 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.

(http://woodbizz.be/images/detailed/1/Top21-liefer.png)

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.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Baremeg55 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.....  :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jacko9 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

Jack
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth 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.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: TheTrooper on May 18, 2015, 08:00 PM
Just received my Kapex today. Probably won't use it until Friday. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: guitar_ed on May 18, 2015, 08:02 PM
ETS 125.  Much easier to handle than the RO 125, at least as a finishing sander.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ChrisK1970 on May 18, 2015, 08:43 PM
I got another Systainer, the Sys Storage box. Pretty stoked. I'm thinking about using it for wood turning tools.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on May 19, 2015, 04:48 AM
I got another Systainer, the Sys Storage box. Pretty stoked. I'm thinking about using it for wood turning tools.

I am only 1/2 stoked.

Today I received the DX500 tenon set, and put it under the new DX700 tenon set which I got off of ebay.
Near that is a Seneca box from a couple of weeks ago.
My SiL (Son in Law) said we would mail out the DX700 later this week...

I suppose I can start getting pieces ready and marked, as well as some test sticks to practice on.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SittingElf on May 19, 2015, 04:52 AM
Got back to my Florida house on Sunday to find my new LR32 Set on the doorstep!
Won't have a chance to play with it until July though. Headed back to Africa on Friday for six weeks.

Cheers,
Frank
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mike68au on May 19, 2015, 07:29 AM
So i sold my T15 & Ti15 as i wanted to condense my battery voltages to Festool 18v and the 10.8v 

So after the sale i went and bought the new TXS as a replacement for my T15.  I have only used the T15 for light to medium work so felt the TXS would handle it.  The Choice to go the TXS was also a way of adding some batteries as back ups for my CSX if needed.

All heavy cutting drilling for me is done with the DRC18 and BHC18

As for the Ti15 that was replaced by a Milwaukee Impact as i already had a selection of other 18v Milwaukee tools.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jimk66 on May 19, 2015, 11:09 AM
Just got my kapex today  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HDClown on May 19, 2015, 12:11 PM
Well, last week I made my first every Festool purchases, some systainers:  1 x SYS Mini, 1 x SYS 1 Box, 1 x SYS 3, 1 x SYS 4

Today I ordered 10 x SYS Mini.  I haven't quite determined how I will use them all, but know a bunch of them will be used for screw/nail organization.  2 of the 11 will be used for my GoPro stuff, but may need 3. 

I'm expecting to pickup a used RO150 from someone locally, perhaps today, assuming it checks out as advertised, that would be my first official tool purchase.  Then I need to get a CT to go with it....
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Peter Halle on May 19, 2015, 06:46 PM
Finally ordered my LR-32 set and a second 55" holy rail.  I have five projects in my house lined up for it.  Melamine fun on the horizon!

Peter
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Claimdude on May 19, 2015, 10:26 PM
Received my Vecturo kit late last week!

Jack
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: fadax on May 20, 2015, 09:37 AM
CMS table and the insert for the TS55.
Fausto
Italy
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on May 20, 2015, 04:27 PM
Got my t18+3 set  today it's sexy

I'm going to order a BHC basic next week

Then I'm firmly on the 18v cordless slippery slope
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: EricT on May 20, 2015, 04:30 PM
Finally got off my butt and ordered me a domino.  The 500.  Ive used one before and it's absolutely fantastic, cannot wait.  Unfortunately I have to wait until friday to get my hands on it!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Acrobat on May 20, 2015, 09:49 PM
Well, I've just placed an order for an MFT/3.
I've been on the fence about getting one for a few years now but taking the plunge now. I've made do with my rather traditional workbench for some time and served me well but with its own limitations. It's a lot of money for a table and short rail, so I'm sure hoping it will get a lot of use.
I'm a bit anxious over whether I should have spent the money on that or something else....like a nice Jointer instead.  [unsure]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Baremeg55 on May 21, 2015, 12:27 AM
Today I received/bought absolutely doodly squat.

But yesterday, I received my parallel guides from Precision Dogs.  I intend to assemble and use them this holiday weekend to see how they compare to the Festool guides.

I guess I might as well do the same with the Incra/Seneca set I've had for several months still sitting unassembled and unused.

I think it will be nice to have one set hooked up to my FS3000 rail and the other set available for cross-cutting perhaps, or one set of guides set up with longer guides, the other with shorter guides.

Which will leave one set to put up for sale.  That will leave me a few days to decide if I like either/both the Precision Dogs and/or Seneca guides, or if I should once again look at the Woodpeckers OTT guides.   
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: shaun.mcc on May 22, 2015, 01:02 PM
Got the domino tenons systainer (the small sizes), the LR32 Kit in systainer (to complement my holey track), and a 3000mm track/guide rail.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: TheTrooper on May 22, 2015, 01:18 PM
Ordered 10 mini systainer and pre-order the Woodpeckers guide rail set
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HDClown on May 22, 2015, 01:41 PM
Acquired my first Festool tool finally, a used RO 150 FEQ, and now I can start down the slippery slope!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ScotF on May 25, 2015, 12:27 PM
I bought a 3mm drill bit and some replacement 3.5mm drill bits for the countersink.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Woodkrafts on May 25, 2015, 08:39 PM
Carvex
Title: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: beeckie on May 26, 2015, 05:23 PM
I just received my first Festools.
TS55
2x 1400 holey rails
Df500
Domino systainer
OF1010
LR32
Now all I need is some free time this weekend to start building the cabinets to please the Boss and justify the new tools ;-)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Gwerner on May 26, 2015, 05:39 PM
Ordered the Fastcap Best Fence for my Kapex  8)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: tjbnwi on May 26, 2015, 06:36 PM
A 48 tooth TS-55 blade, thats what happens when you wait to long to send blades out to be sharpened. Packed and shipped 19 blades to Leitz for service today. Order 2 Kapex blades from Tom-------overnighted.

The items I ordered the other day would make most cringe. Most are due here tomorrow also, the rest has to wait for July 1 to ship.

Tom

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Godfather on May 26, 2015, 09:00 PM
Ordered a fs3000 rail and a cleaning kit as I needed another hose.  I'll probably order a 27 hose end to make an adapter tomorrow.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: TheTrooper on May 26, 2015, 09:09 PM
A 48 tooth TS-55 blade, thats what happens when you wait to long to send blades out to be sharpened. Packed and shipped 19 blades to Leitz for service today. Order 2 Kapex blades from Tom-------overnighted.

The items I ordered the other day would make most cringe. Most are due here tomorrow also, the rest has to wait for July 1 to ship.

Tom
@tjbnwi What is the cost per blade for resharpening
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: tjbnwi on May 26, 2015, 09:25 PM
@TheTrooper;

This was my previous sharpening list. Their receipt does not break down cost per item. The total cost with shipping to and from Grand Rapids via UPS was $100.00.

To whom it may concern,

Enclosed you will find;

1- Festool 19 mm straight flute router bit

6- Festool 48 tooth saw blades for the TS-55

1- Festool 60 tooth saw blade for the Kaoex

Please sharpen and return them to the address shown above and below. I would really appreciate if you could return them in the original sleeves as I have shipped them. I store my blades hanging from the sleeve.

I was cutting cement board with one of the blades, hopefully it is salvageable.

I will be paying the invoice via credit card. My phone number is in the address blocks.

Thank you,


Tom
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: NL-mikkla on May 27, 2015, 01:07 AM
Finally picked up a CT boom arm, will install it tonight and looking forward in using it.
Was getting tired of tripping over or stepping on the hose.....
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jkt625 on May 27, 2015, 10:48 AM
Hi all,

I've been lurking here for a while learning a lot. I've had the TS55 and CT Midi for a couple months now and I was instantly hooked to Festool. I pulled the trigger the other night on the OF 1400 and an ETS 150/3 from Bob. Can't wait to get them! Looking at getting the Domino 500 pretty quick as well.

It never ends!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: arussell0027 on May 27, 2015, 11:19 AM
I've checked out this site several times over the past few months but was finally able to purchase some Festool products this past week.  Had a local cabinet shop go out of business and auction off their equipment.  They had tons of machinery, tools, and lumber so of course I ended up spending more than I expected but picked up the following tools:

Rotex with a couple of boxes of 220 grit pads
TS 55 EQ Track Saw with 55" and 118" rails, 3 clamps, and 3 extra blades
Domino 500Q
Systainer for Dominos and two additional 500 count boxes of size 8 and 10 dominos.

They had several ETS 125-EQ sanders and a MIDI but the price on those was close enough to retail pricing that I would rather pay a little extra and get it new even though the tools probably would've still been worth it.  Everything in the shop was in great condition and you could tell the guys that had it took care of everything.  The rails I got with the track saw even came in a poplar box they made to protect them from getting dinged up or bent.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SittingElf on May 27, 2015, 02:43 PM
I've checked out this site several times over the past few months but was finally able to purchase some Festool products this past week.  Had a local cabinet shop go out of business and auction off their equipment.  They had tons of machinery, tools, and lumber so of course I ended up spending more than I expected but picked up the following tools:

Rotex with a couple of boxes of 220 grit pads
TS 55 EQ Track Saw with 55" and 118" rails, 3 clamps, and 3 extra blades
Domino 500Q
Systainer for Dominos and two additional 500 count boxes of size 8 and 10 dominos.

They had several ETS 125-EQ sanders and a MIDI but the price on those was close enough to retail pricing that I would rather pay a little extra and get it new even though the tools probably would've still been worth it.  Everything in the shop was in great condition and you could tell the guys that had it took care of everything.  The rails I got with the track saw even came in a poplar box they made to protect them from getting dinged up or bent.
[welcome] to the forum!

Looks like you stumbled on to a great deal. Unfortunately, it is the beginning of a long downward spiral into the Green Koolaid!

You will be amazingly surprised at how your efficiency will massively improve! [big grin]

Welcome to the addiction!  Resistance is futile! [scared]

Cheers,
Frank
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: arussell0027 on May 27, 2015, 02:52 PM

 [welcome] to the forum!

Looks like you stumbled on to a great deal. Unfortunately, it is the beginning of a long downward spiral into the Green Koolaid!

You will be amazingly surprised at how your efficiency will massively improve! [big grin]

Welcome to the addiction!  Resistance is futile! [scared]

Cheers,
Frank

Oh I'm sure of that,  I've always hated using a biscuit joiner so I've had the Domino on my wish list for a long time.  I've been using a Grizzly track saw for the past few months and love it but I managed to snag the TS 55 with everything for not much more than what the 118" rail retails for.  Once my wife forgets how much I spent at this auction I'll probably pick up a 125 EQ and a CT next.  I really wanted the MIDI they had at the auction but it went for $50-$60 less than a brand new one.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Peter Halle on May 27, 2015, 04:07 PM
Well I tried to buy a Festool but it was NAINA.  Looked at Mafell and chocked on the price.  But for less than $400 I can cut up to 12"  Got all the stuff and put it together today:

[attachimg=1]

Peter
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sfbroome on May 27, 2015, 05:14 PM
I am new to Festool and this forum, and have gone kinda crazy with it in the last couple of weeks.  My latest is a new CXS, which I picked up at Woodcraft last Thursday.  I has the 2.6AH batteries and a Jacobs chuck which now goes to 3/8"/10mm.  What a nice little drill! 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Acrobat on May 27, 2015, 06:42 PM
Welcome to the addiction!  Resistance is futile! [scared]

Ha ha ha, love it Frank. Agreed.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Phil Beckley on May 27, 2015, 07:03 PM
Hey Peter
  Cool piece of kit ........ANAUK [wink]!!
RG
Phil
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Tim Raleigh on May 27, 2015, 09:43 PM
A 48 tooth TS-55 blade, thats what happens when you wait to long to send blades out to be sharpened. Packed and shipped 19 blades to Leitz for service today. Order 2 Kapex blades from Tom-------overnighted.
Good to know the take bulk orders, I only have a half dozen, well maybe a dozen...

The items I ordered the other day would make most cringe. Most are due here tomorrow also, the rest has to wait for July 1 to ship.
Did you get the conturo?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: tjbnwi on May 27, 2015, 10:04 PM
A 48 tooth TS-55 blade, thats what happens when you wait to long to send blades out to be sharpened. Packed and shipped 19 blades to Leitz for service today. Order 2 Kapex blades from Tom-------overnighted.
[/quote
Good to know the take bulk orders, I only have a half dozen, well maybe a dozen...

quote author=tjbnwi link=topic=36405.msg397840#msg397840 date=1432679795]
The items I ordered the other day would make most cringe. Most are due here tomorrow also, the rest has to wait for July 1 to ship.
Did you get the conturo?

No, not this time.

A lot of little things on my add/fix/need list,

TSC, PDC, Cordless Carvex (all sets), from Tom.

A set of phenolic straight edges with corners.

The 2200 and bits that were offer in the classified.

Had 2 specialty Kapex blades over nighted, they arrived today. Need to plan better.

I did keep it under a 10K Friday (barley).

The Conturo has been moved to next in line.

Oh yah, I dropped something one of my 1400 rails today, dented and bent the C channel, had to change the TCS to with rail.

Did I ever mention I love my wife [thumbs up]

Good thing my neighbors love me, had a semi, UPS and FedEX here all at the same time. Street was unappeasable.

Tom
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jkt625 on May 28, 2015, 06:59 PM
Just picked up a Domino 500... Its addicting! My OF 1400 and ETS 150/3 will be here Tuesday. Thinking of calling in sick to work so I can play with them right when they get here!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Peter Halle on May 28, 2015, 08:01 PM
Don't let the Boss know about the FOG!  And enjoy!

Peter

Just picked up a Domino 500... Its addicting! My OF 1400 and ETS 150/3 will be here Tuesday. Thinking of calling in sick to work so I can play with them right when they get here!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Brent Taylor on May 28, 2015, 10:24 PM
Well I tried to buy a Festool but it was NAINA.  Looked at Mafell and chocked on the price.  But for less than $400 I can cut up to 12"  Got all the stuff and put it together today:

(Attachment Link)

Peter
I had a Prazi for years, I used it to do timber framing and stress skin panel work, these saws are monsters,  I think you will be really happy with this add-on. B 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Craftsman71 on May 29, 2015, 10:48 AM
Carvex PS 420 and CT Mini for my Kapex Station

 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HDClown on May 29, 2015, 03:00 PM
Purchased these back on the 19th of eBay but they had to come from Germany and picked them up yesterday.  Now I need to figure out what to use them for.  Cart before horse and all that...

(http://www.slipoftime.com/images/festool/systainer/10xSYS-Mini.jpg)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: JCookie on May 29, 2015, 03:44 PM
I had this arrive today, next purchase the LR32 Sys.[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: TheTrooper on June 01, 2015, 05:12 PM
LR32 set, 35mm hinge bit, 5mm stop bit, C18 set, 2.6 battery 18v

Just rereceivemy 10 mini systainers and still haven't used my Kapex, well i did cut 1 board to make sure it fired up
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: BostonMike on June 02, 2015, 02:55 PM
Just ordered DTS 400 and CT Midi, abrasives systainer, and four grits of paper
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Nippychippy on June 13, 2015, 02:12 PM
Got the bhc today no more cords [not worthy] I am having a serious problem with Festool UK a real problem Festool UK need to sort out it delivery times to there dealers I had to wait two weeks for this sds which is a joke thankfully I have a great rep who lent me his. I have two local dealers that are trying to compete with online and they are being let down by Festool get it sorted
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HoustonJames on June 13, 2015, 11:43 PM
Brown Santa (UPS driver) and his friends will be paying me a visit on Monday and Tuesday. Here's my list.......

TS55 with an additional 75" rail, connectors
2 MFT tables, one with goodies, one without, connectors
26 dust collector
1400 router
LR32 kit

Some parf dogs from ToolNut (will also get some Qwas dawgs from Bob once they're back in stock too).

And finally a FastCap Best Fence Pro 4 system with saw hood for my DeWalt compound miter saw.

I THINK that's it.
Title: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HoustonJames on June 13, 2015, 11:46 PM
Oh wait, I forgot my Kreg complete router table (stand, top, newest fence), and a shut off switch for it. (Forgot to add this to other list because I already received this stuff yesterday)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: gippy on June 14, 2015, 12:03 AM
Domino 500, tenon systainer, ETS 150/3, few boxes of paper and Surfix kit. Bank empty, workshop soon to be full.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HDClown on June 14, 2015, 08:57 PM
Lots of goodies arrived on Thursday and I had time to get everything unpacked this weekend

[attachimg=1]

MFT/3, MFT cross members, TS 55 REQ w/LR32 rail, OF 1010, CT 36, HSK-SET, 80x130 hand Sanding Block w/extraction, D21.5 hose, 80x133 Granat WOW assortment (Tool Home), D150 Granat Assortment (Tool Home), D150 hard pad, D150 interface pads, D150 abrasive systainer, bunch of clamps, guide rail connectors, SYS-MFT, SYS-CART

The sander is a RO 150 FEQ which I got a couple weeks ago, figured I'd throw it in since I was setting out everything else for a picture.

Not pictures is a DTS 400 Granat WOW assortment (Tool Home) for a soon to be purchased DTS 400.

Stacks of Systainers (mini's and a few of the other ones purchased a few weeks ago)

[attachimg=2]

[attachimg=3]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Don T on June 14, 2015, 09:31 PM
That was quite a haul.  I bet the bank account is much lighter.
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Post by: copcarcollector on June 14, 2015, 09:57 PM
Thats like a mini showroom! Have fun...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: TheTrooper on June 14, 2015, 10:04 PM
Thats awesome.. Enjoy

I received the LR32 kit and C18 set this week.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ospb2014 on June 15, 2015, 01:41 PM
bought the ehl 65 cant wait to get it got some doors to hang in a old house next week

 [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Woodkrafts on June 15, 2015, 05:53 PM
A systainer 1, the one with all the small colorful boxes inside.
Will use the small boxes in my drill systainers to keep bits and pieces. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Henrik R / Pingvinlakrits on June 17, 2015, 02:21 PM
This month I poured a crate of Festool Koolaid all over the wallet and ended up getting the updated EHL65, another OFK500, a trimming attachment for the CS50 table saw, bought a bunch of drills, a MIDI systainer and just as I though I was bled dry the local pusher literally ran after me and told me they were selling out the T12+3 and C12 sets at less than HALF the price (!) and he thought of me when he put the stickers up that morning.

= two more boxes loaded into the car. All this on my first day on vacation.  [embarassed]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Soggo on June 17, 2015, 04:20 PM
Took the plunge and gone for the worktop jig should be here in the morning
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on June 20, 2015, 09:45 AM
Picked up a domino xl700 and all 3 domino boxes today and ordered the Seneca imperial thickness gauge + shim and the d500 cutter adaptor which should arrive early next week
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: JCookie on June 23, 2015, 10:13 AM
Replaced my EHL 65, arrived today.[attachimg=1][attachimg=2]
Have registered today, so I await my Scratch card, from Festool UK.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on June 25, 2015, 11:00 AM
Not a big deal, but I just bought a 2nd hold down clamp for my Kapex
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: raph38 on June 25, 2015, 05:46 PM
picked up a special deal from the festool european tour truck:
ts 55 rebq in systainer with 48 tooth blade
fs 1400 rail
24 tooth blade
extra edge for the rail

all for 540€ with taxes [emoji2]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: DzordanoBruno on June 26, 2015, 09:49 AM
Today I bought systainer:
90 year aniversary for my sanding pads and papers,
Sand papers Granat,  Rubin

and in next week i would like to buy new RO 150:))
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: griffs on June 26, 2015, 04:02 PM
Picked up a domino xl700 and all 3 domino boxes today and ordered the Seneca imperial thickness gauge + shim and the d500 cutter adaptor which should arrive early next week

  I would be interested how you get on with the adaptor, I purchased the 700 a couple of weeks ago , I also have the 500  and  I am curious how many 700 owners get by with just the 700.

  Thanks.

  Clive.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bkharman on June 27, 2015, 10:50 AM

Picked up a domino xl700 and all 3 domino boxes today and ordered the Seneca imperial thickness gauge + shim and the d500 cutter adaptor which should arrive early next week

  I would be interested how you get on with the adaptor, I purchased the 700 a couple of weeks ago , I also have the 500  and  I am curious how many 700 owners get by with just the 700.

  Thanks.

  Clive.

I have used "just the 700" for years. I really like it in all aspects. The adapter is great and for box work I mainly stick to 5 and 6mm bits. It hasn't steered me wrong yet!

I would say that the only complex task is if you have to make a mortise in the field of a panel (to attach a shelf/etc). It takes a little more thinking and if you do it enough, you will come up with some jigs to make it easier.

I love the heft of the machine and how smooth it all works.

If you do a lot of mixed work (doing 5 & 6mm work plus some 10mm work) on a single project, then a single 700 might become a PITA pretty quick. If not, it is a great medium without any real compromises.

Oh, and if you mostly do 4mm stuff, stick with a 500.

Cheers. Bryan.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Coliban on July 09, 2015, 12:23 AM
I have just purchased the Domino df500. Even if i only work a few times a year, after building a small woodshed, i realized, how much work i would have saved if i had one df500 before.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on July 09, 2015, 08:53 AM
When I picked up some Festool-parts from the shop, yesterday, I could not stop myself from buying a RO 150…  [big grin]. Looking forward to using it. Waiting for the rain to stop.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: blaszcsj on July 22, 2015, 08:08 PM
My fiancé got me a df500 q for my birthday! She is the best!

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ChrisK1970 on July 22, 2015, 08:42 PM
My fiancé got me a df500 q for my birthday! She is the best!
Ha! Same thing happened to me when my Fiancé and I married! Dude......gotta make good on the vows now ;)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Smolder on July 23, 2015, 09:38 AM
PDC-18 for one of my installers to field test.
Kapex ks 120 for my own shop.
Centrotec handle. (just because)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sae on July 23, 2015, 09:44 AM
My fiancé got me a df500 q for my birthday! She is the best!

Loaded gift.




"Honey, I could use some new cabinets."
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Ed Bray on July 23, 2015, 11:42 AM
Picked up a domino xl700 and all 3 domino boxes today and ordered the Seneca imperial thickness gauge + shim and the d500 cutter adaptor which should arrive early next week

  I would be interested how you get on with the adaptor, I purchased the 700 a couple of weeks ago , I also have the 500  and  I am curious how many 700 owners get by with just the 700.

  Thanks.

  Clive.

I had both a DF500 and a DF700XL until I got the Seneca Adapter and Domishims, now all I have is the DF700XL.

I use it for everything and even use a lot of the 4mm Dominos with it with no issues, just plunge very slowly. As the 4mm cutter is quite a bit shorter than the other DF500 cutters you need to set the cut to 20mm plunge depth to get a 10mm deep hole for the 4mm Domino.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Darren1972 on July 23, 2015, 03:31 PM
I just bought the c18 and its brilliant its actualy lighter than my c12 nicah must be the li 18 v 5.2 battery
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: DzordanoBruno on July 23, 2015, 03:38 PM
Finally i bought a Rotex 150 and 90. Anniversary  systainer is nice bonus.
Tomorow  i try how works:))
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: griffs on July 23, 2015, 04:35 PM
Picked up a domino xl700 and all 3 domino boxes today and ordered the Seneca imperial thickness gauge + shim and the d500 cutter adaptor which should arrive early next week

  I would be interested how you get on with the adaptor, I purchased the 700 a couple of weeks ago , I also have the 500  and  I am curious how many 700 owners get by with just the 700.

  Thanks.

  Clive.

I had both a DF500 and a DF700XL until I got the Seneca Adapter and Domishims, now all I have is the DF700XL.

I use it for everything and even use a lot of the 4mm Dominos with it with no issues, just plunge very slowly. As the 4mm cutter is quite a bit shorter than the other DF500 cutters you need to set the cut to 20mm plunge depth to get a 10mm deep hole for the 4mm Domino.

Do you buy these adaptors direct from the usa or any dealer in the uk.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on July 23, 2015, 05:27 PM
Picked up a domino xl700 and all 3 domino boxes today and ordered the Seneca imperial thickness gauge + shim and the d500 cutter adaptor which should arrive early next week

  I would be interested how you get on with the adaptor, I purchased the 700 a couple of weeks ago , I also have the 500  and  I am curious how many 700 owners get by with just the 700.

  Thanks.

  Clive.

I had both a DF500 and a DF700XL until I got the Seneca Adapter and Domishims, now all I have is the DF700XL.

I use it for everything and even use a lot of the 4mm Dominos with it with no issues, just plunge very slowly. As the 4mm cutter is quite a bit shorter than the other DF500 cutters you need to set the cut to 20mm plunge depth to get a 10mm deep hole for the 4mm Domino.

Do you buy these adaptors direct from the usa or any dealer in the uk.

He got them from me :)
i got them from Seneca in the usa.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ospb2014 on July 24, 2015, 01:27 PM
got a nice delivery today

Kapex Ks120 with the UG set

and a 2.6 a CXS

v happy today  :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on July 24, 2015, 01:44 PM
got a nice delivery today

Kapex Ks120 with the UG set

and a 2.6 a CXS

v happy today  :)

Sounds good :)

I just ordered:

Festool DOMINO joining machine DF 700 EQ-Plus GB 240V DOMINO XL
Code: 574420

Festool Beechwood DOMINO XL assortment DS/XL D12/D14 128 BU
Code: 498205

Festool Beechwood DOMINO XL assortment DS/XL D8/D10 306 BU
Code: 498204

Festool DOMINO Sipo D 12x750/22 MAU
Code: 498692

Festool DOMINO Sipo D 14x750/18 MAU
Code: 498693

 [smile] [big grin] [eek] [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ospb2014 on July 26, 2015, 03:33 PM
nice, thats one of my next purchases
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Gwerner on July 26, 2015, 05:52 PM
Broke down and bought my first drill, grabbed the CXS this afternoon.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HowardH on July 26, 2015, 06:18 PM
didn't get it quite today, a few weeks ago, actually, the Syslite Uni.  Never thought I would pay over a $100 for a flashlight when you include the battery but it's well worth it. Had to do some work under the kitchen sink and it cast great light onto the subject.  My wife even lets me keep in the kitchen pantry!  ;D
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mteinum on July 26, 2015, 06:23 PM
Started this green journey with a OF 1400 end of march. Two weeks later a DRC 18/4.  CS 50 EB in may, CTL 26 in june and now a KAPEX. I'll guess this is just the start...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SS Teach on July 26, 2015, 07:39 PM
I  got an FS 1400 holey rail and guide stops.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ArneF on July 31, 2015, 07:44 AM
I have gotten delivery of a HKC 55 EB with the FSK 250 today, in an aniversary systainer.


Arne F
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: CabinetKid on July 31, 2015, 07:57 AM
HKC55 and 420 rail.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: #Tee on July 31, 2015, 10:42 AM
can we post photos instead? its much more rewarding to see pix instead of text lol. got this a couple weeks ago, everything ppl said about this is true! it really is the first thing i reach for in most of my drilling/fastening task.


newer battery indicated cxs

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/tee212/2015-07-01%2018.13.24_zpsh8lv9vxe.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/tee212/media/2015-07-01%2018.13.24_zpsh8lv9vxe.jpg.html)

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Darren1972 on July 31, 2015, 01:58 PM
Autofeed collated screwgun and i felt gooooood
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Darren1972 on July 31, 2015, 01:59 PM
Autofeed collated screwgun and i felt gooooood
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on July 31, 2015, 02:16 PM
One of these...

[attachthumb=1]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: wood pulp on July 31, 2015, 03:22 PM
Picked up a T18 bare the other day.  I am in the process of simplifying all of my cordless to one brand.  Time to sell my Panasonic stuff!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Alex on July 31, 2015, 03:47 PM
Got me this.

Store clerck made a mistake when I ordered, normally I just wait for parts to come with the standard weekly shipping to my dealer, but now he made it priority mail. Expected me to pay 12 euro shipping cost on a 4 euro item. Got sorted out though.

[attachimg=1]

@Cheese, that's quite an expensive piece of metal you've got there, what do you use it for exactly?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on July 31, 2015, 06:49 PM
Got me this.

(Attachment Link)

@Cheese, that's quite an expensive piece of metal you've got there, what do you use it for exactly?

@Alex
I'm using it to just break the edge on maple and oak boards before I sand them. Kind of like deburring metal, just a different twist. It works better on maple than oak because of the grain. Will try it on some Brazilian cherry next.

And what is that gem in the picture?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Alex on August 02, 2015, 07:26 PM
@Cheese Pad break for the RO150.

Old one was worn down, the sander would spin up uncontrollably once off the material. Fixed it now.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on August 03, 2015, 12:08 AM
@Alex
Interesting, don't own a RO 150... just a RO 125 so the part you showed was indistinguishable from my perspective. Interesting though, from what I've been reading here, the 150 series is supposed to be much smoother than the 125 series. Just what I need...another fricken sander. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on August 03, 2015, 02:33 PM
Bought a few 100 pc boxes of sand paper
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: travisj on August 04, 2015, 04:15 PM
I picked up the 1400 LR32 rail this morning.  Now tonight I will make some rail connectors (found a post on here) so I can connect it to my 75" rail.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: #Tee on August 04, 2015, 08:42 PM
needed this bad to house all my various screws and bits

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/tee212/Photo%20Aug%2003%206%2041%2054%20PM_zpsixo49w6i.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/tee212/media/Photo%20Aug%2003%206%2041%2054%20PM_zpsixo49w6i.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on August 05, 2015, 05:12 AM
needed this bad to house all my various screws and bits

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/tee212/Photo%20Aug%2003%206%2041%2054%20PM_zpsixo49w6i.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/tee212/media/Photo%20Aug%2003%206%2041%2054%20PM_zpsixo49w6i.jpg.html)

To "house" reminds me of this:
(http://i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p771/akadjian/white_house_rainbow_zps24ptrqtq.jpg)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: joinercp on August 06, 2015, 05:31 PM

4 boxes of 14mm Sipo Rods

Wow they're expensive  [crying]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: runningjames on August 06, 2015, 09:11 PM
Nothing today but 2 weekends ago I picked up my 1st Festools. A TS 75 and a MF T/3. Then last weekend I picked up the OF 1400 and the CT 36. I'm very excited and wondering why I waited so long. Luckily I have been able to unload some old tools on Craigslist to help pay for my new favorites.  James
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mike_aa on August 06, 2015, 11:33 PM
Nothing today but 2 weekends ago I picked up my 1st Festools. A TS 75 and a MF T/3. Then last weekend I picked up the OF 1400 and the CT 36. I'm very excited and wondering why I waited so long. Luckily I have been able to unload some old tools on Craigslist to help pay for my new favorites.  James

 [welcome] to the FOG!  The FOG is a great resource if you have any questions.  And, please show us pictures of your Festool projects!

Mike A.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: runningjames on August 07, 2015, 09:30 AM
Thanks, I will post pictures when I get back in town on Sunday.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jimk66 on August 07, 2015, 11:08 AM
Just got a  OF1010 router with a 800 rail .
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holz on August 11, 2015, 06:51 AM
Oh, where to start!  [big grin]

I recently started renovating my house. Here in Switzerland, it's so horrendously expensive to hire craftsmen (you might face USD 100 or more an hour even for very simple work - I was quoted USD 5000 to get two flights of stairs sanded...), so I decided to just bite the bullet and learn to do stuff myself.

I initially got a Trion and RTS 300 super cheap (75% off at my local store, must have been some deadstock as they usually don't carry Festool) and realized how good these tools were in comparison to my old Einhell and Bosch stuff I had since before for fixing minor things around the house. So now I'm redoing the kitchen and got the T 18+3, OF 1010 and am currently waiting for a Rotex 150 for some stairs and very minor concrete touch-up.

Given all the tools I have now, I decided I might as well take up woodworking as a hobby; I grew tired of computer games a few years ago and need to fill those precious few hours of free time with something rewarding.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Amalix on August 11, 2015, 04:36 PM
Oh, where to start!  [big grin]

I recently started renovating my house. Here in Switzerland, it's so horrendously expensive to hire craftsmen (you might face USD 100 or more an hour even for very simple work - I was quoted USD 5000 to get two flights of stairs sanded...), so I decided to just bite the bullet and learn to do stuff myself.

I initially got a Trion and RTS 300 super cheap (75% off at my local store, must have been some deadstock as they usually don't carry Festool) and realized how good these tools were in comparison to my old Einhell and Bosch stuff I had since before for fixing minor things around the house. So now I'm redoing the kitchen and got the T 18+3, OF 1010 and am currently waiting for a Rotex 150 for some stairs and very minor concrete touch-up.

Given all the tools I have now, I decided I might as well take up woodworking as a hobby; I grew tired of computer games a few years ago and need to fill those precious few hours of free time with something rewarding.

Welcome! A familiar story to my ears :)

On topic: I ordered an installers set 2015 today, already got postage confirmation a few hours later, yay!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jadama on August 12, 2015, 06:07 AM
Finally got myself a proper vac, a CT 26 and a box of dust bags for it. Took a month and a half to get to my shore but hey it was worth the wait, no more leaning down turning a vac on and off again.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Coliban on August 12, 2015, 06:37 PM
The CTL Midi Vac, because i recently bought a DF500 and a OF1010, and they are producing a lot of dust. I still think, maybe the CTL Sys would have been better, because of its size and flexibility, but then i think also, this (ctl midi)is the best solution because of the capacity.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mteinum on August 14, 2015, 03:27 AM
A demo used MFT/3, parfdogs and a new rip fence for the CS50
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: #Tee on August 14, 2015, 01:20 PM
got 2 sysaz last night and had some left over ikea carcass. one thing led to another...i really needed these to be mobile with my workcenter so i managed to make them fit and it was super tight!

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/tee212/Photo%20Aug%2014%204%2055%2039%20AM_zpsnaowolf2.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/tee212/media/Photo%20Aug%2014%204%2055%2039%20AM_zpsnaowolf2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on August 21, 2015, 05:57 PM
Picked up a couple of bits today sys roll, 80t blade for the kapex and a couple of Zobo bits[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: tnmomof7 on August 21, 2015, 10:22 PM
My husband is very happy with all the research I've done and the new toys, I mean tools, that I procured for him. Bits and pieces have been coming in because I got the Planex with an extra extention used yesterday and the Ultimate Dust Deputy came a few days ago. The motherload come today:
Midi Dust Extractor
Planex hose and harness
Pad sets
DTS 400
Plenty of sanding grit to keep us going for a while. Thanks to Tom for the assortment package  [big grin]

I know there's a 15 year old boy in the house that can't wait for us to put it to good use and finish up his room reno.

Thank you all for being so helpful to me!
Melani

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: GOT8SPD on August 22, 2015, 12:52 AM
@tnmomof7  Please....give this woman The Awesome FOG Wife Award.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: tnmomof7 on August 22, 2015, 12:26 PM
@GOT8SPD That sure made me feel good!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Darren1972 on August 22, 2015, 03:38 PM
Tsc 55 li plunge saw
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on August 23, 2015, 01:32 AM
15 days ago some more systainers and a roller base and a trolly...
I am >1/2 through the 30 day trial and no know on the door from the postman.

I doubt I will be returning them, but I would like them.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: #Tee on August 23, 2015, 01:37 AM
finally got a attic lid! thanks to www.tool-home.com (http://www.tool-home.com) from Tom!

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/tee212/2015-08-21%2010.40.22_zpsivdmflv9.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/tee212/media/2015-08-21%2010.40.22_zpsivdmflv9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on August 28, 2015, 05:54 PM
No more rail joining!  Bought the 118" rail.  I cut way too many full sheets...96" and 120".  Also bit the bullet on  the 2200 as I was able to buy the metric accessory kit, new in old style systainer, for $190.00.  Anybody want to buy a PC 7518?  I am keeping the one in my Benchdog table raiser.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: plymburner on August 28, 2015, 10:16 PM
I bought a TS 55 track saw for replacing floors in my home. I have subfloor to remove and replace as well as install hardwood flooring.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on August 29, 2015, 04:01 AM
A demo used MFT/3, parfdogs and a new rip fence for the CS50

Nice...

But I'm curious, it looks like you went with a full length NA style fence. I thought Europeans prefer a half fence that is adjusted to just clear the rear of the blade.
I'm curious why you chose a full length fence?
The reason I'm asking is because I have both extrusions. I used to use the full length and changed to the half fence.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: kdzito on August 29, 2015, 10:22 AM
Just finished a spending spree as I bought in the past week:

TSC 55 kit with the holey rail
T18 Basic
Used right angle and eccentric chucks

And earlier this summer the Kapex!

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on September 02, 2015, 04:58 PM
I'm going to receive one of my larger orders in a few days..

Sys Roll

Sys 1 Box

Systainer 4x2, plan to make my own inserts like the SYS-HWZ

Sortainer Sys 3-Sort 4

Battery pack for my Ti impact driver 15v 5.2Ah

DC UNI FF depth stop chuck for the PDC 18 drill, works with the CSX drill too..

Festool 18V HKC 55 Li 5.2 EB Plus FSK 420

the FSK 250

Extra blade for the HKC 55 W32.

I mixed up some originization elements with some long wanted accessories for the drills I own, the SYS-Roll will come in handy for getting around to jobs I have within 10min. walking distance.

As the price list got larger I dumped getting the Syslite KAL 2, Sys toolbox 1 and 2, etc. I think though I've got a good mix of tools and organisation and accessories..

Probably won't get much else before Christmas.. Then I'll be looking for either a OF2200 or a Domino..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holz-Her on September 05, 2015, 03:26 PM
(http://up.picr.de/23026237un.jpg)

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: griffs on September 05, 2015, 03:52 PM


 A bit early but a new sander in November when Axminster tools open their new branch in Cardiff. :o
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on September 05, 2015, 08:44 PM
Freehand diamond cutting system, an FS angle guide and a 90th Anniversary blue Systainer.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: nobbyharding on September 10, 2015, 05:34 AM
Rotex 90 and 300 pads for delta and 90mm - so if I had bought one of the cheap type of sanders with far inferior dust collection 0 the pad costs offset the cost of the Rotex to about £90 :)

Some of 8mm router bits of 1400 dust collector for side fence
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on September 10, 2015, 06:57 AM
Vecturo set and HL850
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on September 10, 2015, 06:58 AM
Freehand diamond cutting system, an FS angle guide and a 90th Anniversary blue Systainer.

@Kev
Does it work as good as it looks like it does in the videos?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on September 10, 2015, 07:02 AM
Freehand diamond cutting system, an FS angle guide and a 90th Anniversary blue Systainer.

@Kev
Does it work as good as it looks like it does in the videos?

@Holmz
I haven't tried it yet, but if it's anything like it's rail based companions it should be excellent (the basis on which I got it).
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mdc on September 10, 2015, 12:08 PM
Already a few weeks ago i bought the PD 20/4 and some long Centrotec bits. Earlier than planned but the price was too good  :)

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Gavin1987 on September 10, 2015, 05:03 PM
Cxs and 1400 guide rail
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Ohc917 on September 11, 2015, 05:23 PM
Heavy duty centrotec.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: tjbnwi on September 11, 2015, 05:27 PM
Glue pucks for the Conturo and the 1.5 mm round over bit.

I told someone I did not have any white pucks for my Conturo, so he picked up the pucks and the bit. I can pay for them tomorrow when he comes over to use the Conturo  ???[eek]. Things that make you go hummmmmmm.  [unsure]

Tom
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on September 11, 2015, 09:43 PM
I just recieved the RAS 115 and 24 - 80 grit papers from Toolnut.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on September 15, 2015, 04:12 PM
Picked up a 3m guide rail today  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Darren1972 on September 15, 2015, 06:03 PM
Carvex 18 li jigsaw
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on September 16, 2015, 04:55 PM
C18 basic and an empty sys2 For my new fien

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Zebt on September 17, 2015, 12:41 AM
My first machine from Festool! The RO125 FEQ Plus. I feel like i've fallen off a cliff and it's a long long way to the bottom [scared].... I have been in and out of the shop so many times for 3 years, yes, 3 years and I have finally broken. I think they were very relieved at Northern Abrasives here in Brookvale that I finally opened my wallet. [laughing] I did get a free tape measure though.. [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on September 17, 2015, 07:05 AM
When I was hunting for a piece of wood yesterday, I could not resist picking up a SECOND CSX… It is my favorite tool and now I have TWO!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Darren1972 on September 17, 2015, 04:56 PM
C18 basic and an empty sys2 For my new fien
Fein can come in a sys my multimaster did
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on September 18, 2015, 04:31 AM
More blades for TS75 and KAPEX ... plus ordered some Metabo cordless gear that should land in Oz within 2 weeks.

(and asked them to please hurry up my HKC55 set) [sad]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Bitbob on September 18, 2015, 07:38 AM
My first machine from Festool! The RO125 FEQ Plus. I feel like i've fallen off a cliff and it's a long long way to the bottom [scared].... I have been in and out of the shop so many times for 3 years, yes, 3 years and I have finally broken. I think they were very relieved at Northern Abrasives here in Brookvale that I finally opened my wallet. [laughing] I did get a free tape measure though.. [big grin]

Our local dealer gives nothing away for free and the fsz120's I purchased today were 2 euros more than Festool's recommended retail price.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket on September 18, 2015, 11:39 AM
Found some pocket change I had no other user for ;)

[attachimg=1]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Craig B on September 19, 2015, 06:12 PM
The Festool fairy visited today! [attachthumb=1]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mort on September 19, 2015, 06:21 PM
Got me one of those Domino things. I hear they're pretty good.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: WarnerConstCo. on September 19, 2015, 06:53 PM
None, but i did get to visit Indianas newest festool dealer today.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on September 19, 2015, 08:14 PM
The Festool fairy visited today! (Attachment Link)

@Craig B

If only there was such a fairy [sad]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Craig B on September 20, 2015, 03:13 AM
The Festool fairy visited today! (Attachment Link)

@Craig B

If only there was such a fairy [sad]

Well, it was sort of the Festool Fairy. Saved an absolute fortune on the whole lot. HAPPY  ;D
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on September 22, 2015, 09:14 AM
C18 basic and an empty sys2 For my new fien
Fein can come in a sys my multimaster did

Yes that was an option but I wasn't sure about having an Orange sys in my new sys ports . I'm having enough trouble with the classics vs the t locks
Not sure if I should treat some of my old favourites to a new box .?

Or just put the money in the Kapex fund
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SMJoinery on September 22, 2015, 11:34 AM
Fed the sander addiction today with an LS130 (pic attached).
Granat 60 for it.
Granat 120 for it
2 new kit (custom profile) pads for it.
Hard pads for 90 both round and delta.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Runhard on September 22, 2015, 09:08 PM
Nothing special:
Kapex blade set, universal and fine.
TS75 fine tooth blade, 52t.
TS55 universal blade, 28t.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jjowen on September 23, 2015, 12:19 AM
ETS-EC 150/3. I'm in lurve. I don't care that people say my RO can do the same thing. It is _how_ she does it!

Oh, and Granat grits, and Systainer for Granat grits, and another SYS-AZ Set for Systainer for Granat Grits. Snowballs doesn't it?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: robertgreen94 on September 23, 2015, 01:17 AM
So i finally broke down and joined the systainer crowd.   I already had a taste of the systainers when i bought my Domino 500 and the box of dominos.   Thankfully the dominos did not come with dots.  Since i liked the design, and I had a number of tools that needed a better home than a shelf I ordered a Sys 1, Sys 2 and Sys 3 with foam insets.

I plan to create a rolling cart to house this in, along with a few more, once i can get approval from the boss  [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: EQDesign on September 24, 2015, 11:08 PM
I've been looking for a second sander that's a bit easier to handle for long periods of time than my RO150... I've been debating between the various new ETS EC models.  I definitely wanted one of the /3 models, but was debating between the 125 and 150.  Then when I realized I could use the same sandpaper on the ETS 150 and RO150, it was a no brainer.

I found a shop online who claimed to have 8 in stock, so I should have mine in hand on Monday.  Apparently they weren't told of the October 1 release date  8)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on September 25, 2015, 08:51 AM
After seeing what woodwork wizard has done with one of these bits, I went out and got one. Pretty awesome bits

http://www.toolfest.co.uk/quick-search?terms=491003 (http://www.toolfest.co.uk/quick-search?terms=491003)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on September 25, 2015, 04:09 PM
Just ordered an OF1010 router for laminate trimming and light routing work got a prity good price from axminster tools too  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Henrik R / Pingvinlakrits on September 27, 2015, 02:54 PM
Used but not abused - a Sym 70 surfaced at a great price. It took about a minute to Plug It:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/kosmoskatten/IMG_0350_zps6jdljndx.jpg)

Cuts nicely, weighs next to nothing and within its limitations a great little saw. :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VaDimZH on September 29, 2015, 02:30 AM
Well,......this: 

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: woodsmann on September 29, 2015, 11:56 AM
My MFT3 is on order!  ;D

I... CAN'T... WAIT!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on September 29, 2015, 01:56 PM
My MFT3 is on order!  ;D

I... CAN'T... WAIT!

Got one a few weeks back, i absolutely LOVE it  ;D
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VaDimZH on September 29, 2015, 06:39 PM
Where did you get it guys? I mean MFT3.

From dealers,Bob Marino,ToolNut...?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: msc on September 29, 2015, 06:41 PM
hkc 55 18v basic from toolfest
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Peter Halle on September 29, 2015, 07:08 PM
Where did you get it guys? I mean MFT3.

From dealers,Bob Marino,ToolNut...?

One of the considerations when buying the MFT/3 online is the possibility of shipping damage.  Perhaps other dealers will chime in, but I personally bought mine from Bob Marino and it was double boxed to protect it.  I shouldn't recommend one dealer over another, so if other dealers make similar shipping and boxing enhancements perhaps they will post here.

Peter
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: dinkjs on September 29, 2015, 09:14 PM
Used but not abused - a Sym 70 surfaced at a great price. It took about a minute to Plug It:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/kosmoskatten/IMG_0350_zps6jdljndx.jpg)

Cuts nicely, weighs next to nothing and within its limitations a great little saw. :)

I so want one of these....I wish they were available here....
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VaDimZH on September 30, 2015, 02:00 AM
Where did you get it guys? I mean MFT3.

From dealers,Bob Marino,ToolNut...?

One of the considerations when buying the MFT/3 online is the possibility of shipping damage.  Perhaps other dealers will chime in, but I personally bought mine from Bob Marino and it was double boxed to protect it.  I shouldn't recommend one dealer over another, so if other dealers make similar shipping and boxing enhancements perhaps they will post here.

Peter

Peter,thanks!

Thats exactly what I'm worrying about - shipping damage!

I just bought PDC 18/4 drill from Bob Marino and it packaged very well,systainer packaged absolutely great,BUT some accessories inside systainer was not securely fit,making some scratches and etc.,Festool fault for sure.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: 225 on October 01, 2015, 05:03 AM
I got the new Festool ETS EC150/5 6" Random Orbit Sander
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: woodsmann on October 02, 2015, 12:55 PM
Where did you get it guys? I mean MFT3.

From dealers,Bob Marino,ToolNut...?

I got mine from ToolNut also. Assembled it as soon as I got it... No what?  [blink]

Actually, just waiting for better weather to break it in.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on October 02, 2015, 02:38 PM
Where did you get it guys? I mean MFT3.

From dealers,Bob Marino,ToolNut...?

I'm in the Uk i had it sent to me via courier, Turned up perfect.
Thinking about ordering another 1 or 2 mft basics and joining them all together and making one of them a router table with a triton tra001 under it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: joiner1970 on October 02, 2015, 04:12 PM
hkc 55 18v basic from toolfest
Did you buy it at the roadshow on Wednesday ? Or online.

I tried one out ,nice saw
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on October 03, 2015, 12:07 PM
Well not technically today but i have spent about 6k on Festool stuff over the last few months, latest is my kapex with ug cart & wings.
just put a new fence on it today and chopped the back of the clamp so it can be used with the fatter fence :)

(http://i.imgur.com/OeH7pwC.jpg)

And here's a pic of some of the other stuff recently bought. Please excuse the mess!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/gwKZ6LY.jpg)

Also this is the wifes new sortainers and cart for her craft stuff :)

(http://i.imgur.com/1n9ULGN.jpg)



What shall i buy next.. Hmm maybe a CXS or TXS drill!

edit: oh i forgot i just ordered 2 more sys carts aswell, The drawers under the mft3 are 2 rows deep on sys carts.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mort on October 03, 2015, 01:28 PM
Is that a Festool bench grinder in there?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on October 03, 2015, 01:34 PM
yeah but it's NAINA
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Just kidding  [big grin]
It's a vinyl festool sticker i made and put it on it lol..
Also made that large vinyl festool logo for the underside of the FS rail attached to the mft3.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Parquet-Dave on October 06, 2015, 03:37 AM
Hi Folks, new to the forum.
I finally took the plunge and purchased a TS55 and various guide rails yesterday.
I'll be looking at getting either a CT26 or Midi in the next few weeks.

I anticipate the main use to be cutting the borders on parquet floors but who knows I might start making all sort of things once I get used to its capabilities.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on October 06, 2015, 08:15 AM
Finally actually received my HKC with the two guides rail 250/420, a Sys Roll, Sys 3 sort 4 new depth stop chuck for the PDS drill etc. The HKC cuts like through regular stock like butter. I'm looking forward to using it the next many years..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jimk66 on October 06, 2015, 02:37 PM
Got home today to find my new syslite DUO work light had arrived
Will try it out at work tomorrow
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Staniam on October 06, 2015, 03:44 PM
More of an upgrade but just swapped my new C18 for the PDC yesterday. I've got a deck coming up which it'll tackle and two windows for it after work today  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Catosen on October 06, 2015, 07:42 PM
Just ordered the Trion PS300 EQ with the CMS adapter and  some different tools for it, looking forward to recieve it.
I got the CMS table with adaptors for my TS55 plunge saw and OF 1010 router from before i noticed the FOG.

This is a fantastic forum, with lots of experieced members (at least thats my opinion).

Nice to meet you all.
Regards from Norway

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: idratherplaytennis on October 06, 2015, 11:02 PM
The bullet was bit. Finally fully entered myself into (after several weeks of waiting) the green kool-aid. Picked up a CT26, RO90 and got my ETS EC 150/3 all good to go, with hard pads for the 90 and 150, and 6 boxes of sandpaper (80, 150 and 220 for each size for now). Discover was more than happy to ding my phone about "purchase over specified amount" enough times as a result, hehe.

I'll be honest though... I couldn't handle reading through 10 pages to post my excitement :D hahaha. I'll be having a very fun day sanding tomorrow.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on October 07, 2015, 02:27 PM
18v carvex with accessory kit

 [attachimg=1]

Im now fully committed to the 18v system

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bigarm on October 08, 2015, 08:41 PM
I picked up an angle unit today.  It was backordered and came in this week.  I have seen mixed reviews on this, mostly that it does not stay tight.  I played with it just a little and it seems to stay tightened when I set it on an angle.  I want to get an MFT table eventually which has a better angle unit, but need to save up money for that, so hopefully this will work fine until then.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on October 09, 2015, 05:37 PM
Had ordered a of1010 a couple of weeks ago went to pick it up today but the order had been mislaid and another would have had to gone in which was going to take a couple of weeks! So decided to take the of1400 they had in stock instead (not that it was a hardship  [wink]) and they kindly knocked £20 off the bill for the mix up  [big grin] so happy days
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HowardH on October 09, 2015, 07:43 PM
So my wife wants me to build a new garden bench which is going to require a lot of 1x4 slats getting joined together.  I have a DowelMax but was thinking a Domino would be a lot quicker and less stress.   ;D  We don't have the design finalized yet but I'm not sure how often I'm going to need it going forward.  Should I pull the trigger?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on October 09, 2015, 09:33 PM
So my wife wants me to build a new garden bench which is going to require a lot of 1x4 slats getting joined together.  I have a DowelMax but was thinking a Domino would be a lot quicker and less stress.   ;D  We don't have the design finalized yet but I'm not sure how often I'm going to need it going forward.  Should I pull the trigger?

@HowardH

Yes.

Very few people have post Domino purchase regrets. Add to this the fact that you could get your money back on it later if your mood shifts!

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on October 09, 2015, 09:34 PM
C18 with a bonus battery 4.2Ah [sad] and another Panther blade for the TS75.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jacko9 on October 09, 2015, 09:51 PM
So my wife wants me to build a new garden bench which is going to require a lot of 1x4 slats getting joined together.  I have a DowelMax but was thinking a Domino would be a lot quicker and less stress.   ;D  We don't have the design finalized yet but I'm not sure how often I'm going to need it going forward.  Should I pull the trigger?

@HowardH

Yes.

Very few people have post Domino purchase regrets. Add to this the fact that you could get your money back on it later if your mood shifts!

Yes I would buy the Domino (I have both Domino machines) and after 40 years of woodworking the only joints that I've seen failed (in commercial high end furniture) were dowel joints in Danish modern furniture.

Several books like "Understanding Wood" by R. Bruce Hoadley and others explain in technical detail why dowel joints fail.  Get the Domino joiner, you won't be sorry.

Jack
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Sparky on October 09, 2015, 10:54 PM
My new ets ec 150/3 finally arrived can't wait to give it a run.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: alkaline on October 10, 2015, 03:40 AM
I can not say I had anything bought by Festool lately. It reminds me nice present that I received from the local representation of the brand.

 [wink]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on October 10, 2015, 05:53 AM
I can not say I had anything bought by Festool lately. It reminds me nice present that I received from the local representation of the brand.

 [wink]

what is this device that I NEED  [eek] ;D
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: NL-mikkla on October 10, 2015, 07:26 AM
Got that for free!
You have to buy something battery powered here to get that 'give away' present  [eek]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: neeleman on October 10, 2015, 12:15 PM
I can not say I had anything bought by Festool lately. It reminds me nice present that I received from the local representation of the brand.

 [wink]

what is this device that I NEED  [eek] ;D

It's a powerbank to power your mobile devices that got out of juice.
Still have to charge the powerbank itself.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sw130p on October 13, 2015, 01:41 PM
Popped into my local store and picked up a systainer sys3 for my Paslode 2nd fix gun. it has the 90 years badge on the T-loc.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Runhard on October 14, 2015, 11:39 AM
I just received my router bit set.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ajn on October 15, 2015, 01:30 AM
 [wink]
nothing exciting but its my first post !!!

boxes 120,180,240, 320,400 grit sanding discs
well nice new boxes with festool on !!!
before that two weeks ago the mfs jig set

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on October 15, 2015, 04:04 AM
This weeks purchases  [eek]

Centrotec installers kit
mft3-vl 240v table extension
Sliding table ST for the above
Angle stop WA
mft connectors VA
Lot's of different extractor adapter, y pieces etc
Electrical outlet for the ctl 26

 ;D
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on October 15, 2015, 05:17 AM
HKC55 set + extra FSK250 rail

... and a mountain of Metabo stuff
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Claimdude on October 15, 2015, 07:39 AM
The new hose/sleeve combo for my CT22

Jack
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Hnnguyen85 on October 15, 2015, 09:08 AM
Yesterday, Santa with this brown sled delivered a new CT-36, TS55, Domino DF500, and Domino kit.

My reaction  ;D

wife's reaction  [mad]

5 minutes later  [dead horse]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on October 19, 2015, 11:52 AM
This week *so far*  [blink]

FESTOOL MODULAR CMS-OF ROUTER INSERT
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Acrobat on October 20, 2015, 04:02 AM
My new favourite festool, FSK 55 saw with the 420 rail. Snazzy piece of kit. Really light. Has plenty of power from the 18v 5.2 battery and cuts beaut. Love it and the rail is genius.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on October 20, 2015, 04:49 AM
My new favourite festool, FSK 55 saw with the 420 rail. Snazzy piece of kit. Really light. Has plenty of power from the 18v 5.2 battery and cuts beaut. Love it and the rail is genius.

@Acrobat

Kinda makes you think there's an update looming for the traditional TS bases soon eh?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on October 20, 2015, 06:17 AM
Just ordered a new FS55. I already own an older model (2007) that is going to ‘live’ in the CMS-module.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Acrobat on October 20, 2015, 08:15 AM
My new favourite festool, FSK 55 saw with the 420 rail. Snazzy piece of kit. Really light. Has plenty of power from the 18v 5.2 battery and cuts beaut. Love it and the rail is genius.

@Acrobat

Kinda makes you think there's an update looming for the traditional TS bases soon eh?
Kev yeah I reckon the awkward way to set and reset the saws angle true is surely in need of updating, since they have done it with the HKC you would have to believe in doing it to their ts saws soon. That'll give me a new dilemma, do you sell and update or just stick with what otherwise is a great saw anyway.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on October 20, 2015, 08:34 AM
Kev yeah I reckon the awkward way to set and reset the saws angle true is surely in need of updating, since they have done it with the HKC you would have to believe in doing it to their ts saws soon. That'll give me a new dilemma, do you sell and update or just stick with what otherwise is a great saw anyway.
I fear you can get into the update frenzy too easily these days. I find the TS55 fine on the tracks for what I do. If they bring something out that makes the process better I'll consider it, but it would need to be significant. I though I'd be inclined to rush out and grab the new ETS150 EC's as soon as I saw them .. but my current ETS150's are still excellent machines and to my surprise I've been sensible [scared] [eek]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Henrik R / Pingvinlakrits on October 20, 2015, 04:03 PM
Kev; did you get the Metabo 18V worklight? I was very pleased with the output when I borrowed one for a day. Great worklight!

To keep On Topic:
After renting (and paying way too much for) a concrete sander and vac I updated my grinder park and got me the DSC AG 125 with diamond tile cutter and hood and the diamond concrete grinder shroud. Put it to work immediately and I am very pleased. :)

(though the Systainer/grinder has a very foul smell to it and it hasn't aired out just yet)

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on October 20, 2015, 06:25 PM
Kev; did you get the Metabo 18V worklight? I was very pleased with the output when I borrowed one for a day. Great worklight!
@Henrik R / Pingvinlakrits

No I didn't bother looking as I already have many .. but if you think it's good I'll take a peek. Thanks [wink]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on October 21, 2015, 06:24 AM
Just ordered a OF 2200 EB-Plus GB 240V  [big grin]
When will this money pit ever end  [eek]  [scared] [crying]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on October 21, 2015, 07:39 AM
Just ordered a OF 2200 EB-Plus GB 240V  [big grin]
When will this money pit ever end  [eek]  [scared] [crying]

@jmac80
What a stupid question ... when you've got the entire set of course!! [wink] [big grin]

Actually, I lie - it's just slows down as you only need to buy the new tools, accessories and consumables [embarassed]

Don't worry .. I've now realised that Festool is only a gateway drug to Felder [eek] [scared] Then you Festool spending will seem trivial.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on October 21, 2015, 07:58 AM
Don't be saying that @Kev
I'm running out of room for systainers as it is.  [embarassed]
Maybe when i build a new shop one day  [big grin]

Just ordered a OF 2200 EB-Plus GB 240V  [big grin]
When will this money pit ever end  [eek]  [scared] [crying]

@jmac80
What a stupid question ... when you've got the entire set of course!! [wink] [big grin]

Actually, I lie - it's just slows down as you only need to buy the new tools, accessories and consumables [embarassed]

Don't worry .. I've now realised that Festool is only a gateway drug to Felder [eek] [scared] Then you Festool spending will seem trivial.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Henrik R / Pingvinlakrits on October 21, 2015, 05:03 PM
The FELDER pusher came by the workshop today - a new Format Saw is inbound. There might be a new, larger Felder router inbound too...

If you think Festool machines are expensive...

On a side note: today we discovered that my colleagues CT22 vac was bought in 1999 - and still going strong!  :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on October 22, 2015, 07:32 AM
@Kev @Henrik R / Pingvinlakrits
Look what just came through my letterbox today  [scared]
Is it a sign???

(http://i.imgur.com/i049uvZ.jpg?1)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on October 22, 2015, 07:39 AM
@jmac80

Hah! My guess it's no longer a question of "if?"  - now it's simply a matter of "when?".

... same boat for me.

Hope I can find a soft copy of that magazine [smile]

I came home from the Felder showroom with the 400+ page catalogue last week. So far I've managed to keep it free of drool [embarassed]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on October 22, 2015, 08:06 AM
Found it ...

http://www.felder.at/files/2015/09/uk_inhouseshowinvitation_ha2015.pdf (http://www.felder.at/files/2015/09/uk_inhouseshowinvitation_ha2015.pdf)

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on October 22, 2015, 08:13 AM
Found it ...

http://www.felder.at/files/2015/09/uk_inhouseshowinvitation_ha2015.pdf (http://www.felder.at/files/2015/09/uk_inhouseshowinvitation_ha2015.pdf)


Didn't take you long  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: leonelqh on October 22, 2015, 07:33 PM
I picked up the OF1400 router yesterday , haven't had a chance to use it yet
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Henrik R / Pingvinlakrits on October 23, 2015, 01:41 AM
jmac80: Felder is locked on to you with the tractor beam...  [big grin]

Leonelgh: you are in for a treat - great machine!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on October 23, 2015, 02:36 AM
jmac80: Felder is locked on to you with the tractor beam...  [big grin]

I've long held the suspicion that the Felder family are from Vulcan [scratch chin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: andreasg on October 23, 2015, 10:47 AM
Not today, but last 10 days, a 150mm Rotex, Syslite, LS130. I always add quite a few extras for the tools. Just starting to take paid jobs, do some job, buy some more.. hehe. Next will be some more systainers for sand-paper, and other tools
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: neeleman on October 23, 2015, 10:56 AM
Last week I bought:
- Syslite DUO worklight
- ST DUO 200 tripod
- saw blade HKC Panther Ø160x1,8x20-PW12
- saw blade HKC Fine Ø160x1,8x20-W32
- saw blade TS Universal Ø160x2,2x20-W28
- SB-TSC dustbag

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Brice Burrell on October 23, 2015, 11:10 AM
Last week I bought:
- Syslite DUO worklight
- ST DUO 200 tripod
- saw blade HKC Panther Ø160x1,8x20-PW12
- saw blade HKC Fine Ø160x1,8x20-W32
- saw blade TS Universal Ø160x2,2x20-W28
- SB-TSC dustbag


Neeleman, would you be willing to give us you thoughts on the DUO and tripod, maybe a mini review??
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: andreasg on October 23, 2015, 03:33 PM
YES PLEASE, do tell us what you think of the Syslite Duo:) Personnally I really wonder if it is too much in a small room.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on October 23, 2015, 03:37 PM
Finally got my Sys 4 Sort 3 after quite a long wait. I got one set of small organizing boxes and dividers. I think it's a very useful thing and plan on getting another as well as a couple of Sys combis, probably one of each version..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: joiner1970 on October 23, 2015, 04:01 PM
@Kev @Henrik R / Pingvinlakrits
Look what just came through my letterbox today  [scared]
Is it a sign???

(http://i.imgur.com/i049uvZ.jpg?1)
I keep getting those and I've never expressed any interest in Felder. I've not got a huge workshop either so I couldn't have one if I wanted one lol
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Ajax on October 23, 2015, 04:05 PM
RAS-115

Got to try a demo unit on an old door with 4 layers of paint and a garden bench that needs new weather protection (the water based clear coat was not good).
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: neeleman on October 23, 2015, 04:42 PM
YES PLEASE, do tell us what you think of the Syslite Duo:) Personnally I really wonder if it is too much in a small room.
Here are a few of my first experiences with the Syslite DUO.
- No ON/OFF switch on the light, just unplug the cord instead
- No dimmer or variable light settings
- A lot of lumen for the bucks
- Very bright/clean light
- Multiple positions possible when on the floor or hanging from a screw/nail
- Delivered in systainer SYS 3 (Plus/Set versions only)
- Power cord can be wrapped around the base
- Very sturdy tripod
- No strap for the tripod
- Power cord is neatly connected to tripod down to the floor.
I'm really fond of lights on the job site and when you get older you need more light.
It once started with the battery powered drills, jigsaws, etc. and the Syslite KAL has become my favourite for small spaces and now this Syslite DUO will become my favourite to lighten large spaces.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: msc on October 23, 2015, 05:08 PM
Did not know there was no on / off switch and no variable light setting. Cost cutting? !
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Brice Burrell on October 23, 2015, 07:28 PM
Did not know there was no on / off switch and no variable light setting. Cost cutting? !

I missed that too.  I can't imagine why not. [blink]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Brice Burrell on October 23, 2015, 07:29 PM
Here are a few of my first experiences with the Syslite DUO......


Thanks neeleman.  If you have the time some pictures of the setup would be great!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: joiner1970 on October 23, 2015, 07:52 PM
Did not know there was no on / off switch and no variable light setting. Cost cutting? !
Yeah when I saw one the other week that was the first thing I did , was hunt for the on/off switch and realised it didn't have one
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: neeleman on October 24, 2015, 05:05 AM
Here are a few of my first experiences with the Syslite DUO......


Thanks neeleman.  If you have the time some pictures of the setup would be great!

It easier for me to direct you to a (famous) Dutch website where a lot of pictures are taken for a review of the DUO.
But the FOG doesn't let me post the right link to the website? It's "banned".
If you google on "review Festool Duo lamp" it will show up somewhere on the first page.
If necessary Google can help you to translate the Dutch text.

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on October 24, 2015, 05:45 AM
Here are a few of my first experiences with the Syslite DUO......


Thanks neeleman.  If you have the time some pictures of the setup would be great!

It easier for me to direct you to a (famous) Dutch website where a lot of pictures are taken for a review of the DUO.
But the FOG doesn't let me post the right link to the website? It's "banned".
If you google on "review Festool Duo lamp" it will show up somewhere on the first page.
If necessary Google can help you to translate the Dutch text.

(Attachment Link)

That light is amazing, you would swear it'd day time ...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on October 24, 2015, 06:06 AM
That light is amazing, you would swear it'd day time ...

 [big grin] [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: andreasg on October 24, 2015, 06:30 AM
Neeleman: I see your signatur, and think "that´s a role-model", then I hear my wallet scream "No, no, Noooooooooo"... hehe. Great collection you got:)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on October 24, 2015, 08:07 AM
Neeleman: I see your signatur, and think "that´s a role-model", then I hear my wallet scream "No, no, Noooooooooo"... hehe. Great collection you got:)

@andreasg

Just get on the path .. after a while you simply don't notice the pain any more ... [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: andreasg on October 24, 2015, 08:29 AM
I´m on my way:-) Paying for the tools as a business-expence is significantly less painful:)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: neeleman on October 24, 2015, 08:37 AM
Neeleman: I see your signatur, and think "that´s a role-model", then I hear my wallet scream "No, no, Noooooooooo"... hehe. Great collection you got:)

Yes indeed it's a nice collection and still growing. It's collected over the last 15 years.
I use and buy them on a professional basis as a private housing renovator and furniture craftsman.
And Germany are our neighbours and some machines and accessories are way cheaper there (±40-50%).
Some I use everyday (drills, saws) and some only once a year and then it's nice to have them in the cupboard.
But the amount of systainers becomes a problem in my workshop now.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: travisj on October 24, 2015, 10:59 AM
I picked up an OF1400 router and an RO90.  Also some sandpaper.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on October 30, 2015, 04:25 AM
I detailed what I bought today in the" big order coming up" thread..

Main buy turned out to be the Syslite Duo..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: andreasg on October 30, 2015, 05:52 AM
Ls130 with extras, a ETS EC 150/3. And interface for RO90 & RO150, more grits for all sanders. A good day:). Next should probably be systainer so for sandpaper. And building a couple of sysports suited to move to external workplaces.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket on October 30, 2015, 06:39 PM
CTL-SYS and accessories.

[attachimg=1]

I hope it gets here by Monday, maybe more realistically by Tuesday.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on October 31, 2015, 04:29 AM
Maybe the Syslite Duo is without light switch because it get hot. Safety first!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: matte on October 31, 2015, 04:35 AM
That bohrstaub d27-bsd. Is that the one that they or Starmix have copied.  Because i have that one from Starmix.  And it really works perfectly. Making holes in concrete without dust. Even when you are maken holes in the ceiling above you.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket on October 31, 2015, 08:16 AM
Hi matte,

I honestly have no idea who came up with it first, I didn't even knew Starmix had this accessory. But good to know that it works really well, I'm curious to see how it will work for me.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Norfolk Bean on October 31, 2015, 11:01 AM
Well, went nuts and bought a Domino, 2200 router with the accessories, blade holder and a MFT/3. This green slope sure is slippery  ;D

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: charley1968 on October 31, 2015, 11:17 AM
That sure isn't just a small order. Have fun with your new tools!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: truck90278 on November 03, 2015, 11:29 PM
Fortunately my wife supports my green coolaid addiction. I told her I needed a new drill and she said i deserved it  [smile] so picked up a T18+3 set this week.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on November 04, 2015, 12:16 AM
Well, went nuts and bought a Domino, 2200 router with the accessories, blade holder and a MFT/3. This green slope sure is slippery  ;D

Here one man's "nuts" is another man's "normal".

By the way, hope you got the right domino to match your router for the MFT table setting .. 2200 goes with the 700, otherwise you'll need to buy a 1400 router to match a 500 domino and a 700 domain for the 2200 [huh]

... and remember, if you put anything on the MFT that's not Festool green a higher power will instantly tun you into a toad and all you'll be able to say is "Makita"
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: relAnd on November 04, 2015, 01:38 AM
Hi Everyone,

So I got this a little while ago, but thought I'd share as this is my last Festool purchase. Kapex + UG Stand. Really great I love this saw. I am about to build a cabinet for when it is the workshop that will use the support wings.

[Inline mode=1]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: DB10 on November 04, 2015, 04:12 PM
Hi @relAnd and Wellcome to the forum. Nice first purchase you have there. Will you be connecting your Kapex up to a Festool extractor? maybe that might be your second purchase! or do you have some other extractor you can use.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on November 04, 2015, 04:24 PM
Domino 500 to go with my 700  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: paulc75 on November 04, 2015, 04:38 PM
2 x sys4 sort3 Tloc sortainers
OF1400 plus
1400 and 800 rails
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on November 04, 2015, 05:22 PM
2 x sys4 sort3 Tloc sortainers

I got 4 of them. Love them!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: paulc75 on November 04, 2015, 06:11 PM
I know!! They're awesome, I've 3 on a Sys-roll. Have now eliminated dragging the great tool chest about, as all the hand tools and accessories are in the drawers now. No more digging through a box only to realise what you need is on the bottom. I now know exactly where everything is, and can retrieve it instantly.

Also they look wicked as well!!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: relAnd on November 04, 2015, 07:04 PM
Hi @relAnd and Wellcome to the forum. Nice first purchase you have there. Will you be connecting your Kapex up to a Festool extractor? maybe that might be your second purchase! or do you have some other extractor you can use.

Hi DB10, thanks!

It actually isnt my first purchase, my first was a Ct26 + TS55 a few years ago. So Ive been hooked since then!  [scared].

So yes I have connected it up to my Ct26 it makes such a difference not having to deal with the dust. Especially as I work in a 2 car garage where my wife parks her car so being dust free is very important!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Gixxerjoe04 on November 04, 2015, 07:07 PM
My domino XL was delivered today with a systainer for the 500, seneca adapter arrives tomorrow, went with that because I probably won't use the bigger dominos as often as I think I will with the 500 set.  I do have $500 worth of giftcards to woodcraft, I could buy another systainer, or I could pony up some more money and get the TS 75 which is what I'd really like to get, decisions decisions.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on November 05, 2015, 04:02 PM
Just bought this set

https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html (https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html)

It was a impulse buy, But I really liked it very nice quality kit when seen in person. Festool rep said they won't be selling the auger bits other than in this kit.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on November 05, 2015, 04:08 PM
Just bought this set

https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html (https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html)

It was a impulse buy, But I really liked it very nice quality kit when seen in person. Festool rep said they won't be selling the auger bits other than in this kit.

I really want this set.. What kind of price can it be had for in the UK?
Can't see it on nuts n bolts / ffx or axminster.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Wuffles on November 05, 2015, 04:44 PM
Just bought this set

https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html (https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html)

It was a impulse buy, But I really liked it very nice quality kit when seen in person. Festool rep said they won't be selling the auger bits other than in this kit.

I really want this set.. What kind of price can it be had for in the UK?
Can't see it on nuts n bolts / ffx or axminster.

Is this it? http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/FES200909 (http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/FES200909)

Did you get that Blum jig?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on November 05, 2015, 04:51 PM
Just bought this set

https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html (https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html)

It was a impulse buy, But I really liked it very nice quality kit when seen in person. Festool rep said they won't be selling the auger bits other than in this kit.

I really want this set.. What kind of price can it be had for in the UK?
Can't see it on nuts n bolts / ffx or axminster.

Is this it? http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/FES200909 (http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/FES200909)

Did you get that Blum jig?

Ah yes, Thanks Wuffles.
same price as a RO90 dx.... which i have also been eyeing up... think the RO will win this round.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on November 05, 2015, 05:36 PM
Just bought this set

https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html (https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html)

It was a impulse buy, But I really liked it very nice quality kit when seen in person. Festool rep said they won't be selling the auger bits other than in this kit.

If they don't offer the auger bits separately I think I'll storm Castle Festool and burn all the villagers (any other nasty stuff).

It would be insane not to offer them as a separate item. I'm not going to triplicate everything I already have just for auger bits.

This lack of kit modularity for the Centrotec stuff is really starting to get on the nose [mad]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: DB10 on November 05, 2015, 06:31 PM
So what happens if you have one of these sets and one or two of your auger bits gets damaged or lost?  Do you just have gaps in your set or do Festool come to the rescue.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: paulc75 on November 05, 2015, 07:15 PM

2 x sys cart , need a cart for a stack of midis, going to attempt a cut and shut
4 x adapt L Tanos brackets from vantainer
Wiha toolie and centrofix £10 each

All picked up from toolfair today





Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ChrisK1970 on November 05, 2015, 10:18 PM
Got the rail guide and micro adjuster for my OF1010.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on November 06, 2015, 08:10 AM
Sorry @Wuffles Didn't see the blum question.
nah i haven't got any kit yet!  ;D

Just bought this set

https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html (https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html)

It was a impulse buy, But I really liked it very nice quality kit when seen in person. Festool rep said they won't be selling the auger bits other than in this kit.

I really want this set.. What kind of price can it be had for in the UK?
Can't see it on nuts n bolts / ffx or axminster.

Is this it? http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/FES200909 (http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/FES200909)

Did you get that Blum jig?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Wuffles on November 06, 2015, 08:15 AM
Sorry @Wuffles Didn't see the blum question.
nah i haven't got any kit yet!  ;D

Just bought this set

https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html (https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html)

It was a impulse buy, But I really liked it very nice quality kit when seen in person. Festool rep said they won't be selling the auger bits other than in this kit.

I really want this set.. What kind of price can it be had for in the UK?
Can't see it on nuts n bolts / ffx or axminster.

Is this it? http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/FES200909 (http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/FES200909)

Did you get that Blum jig?

Still saving up that £2
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on November 06, 2015, 10:03 AM
 [big grin]
Times are hard mate. Specially when you visit this forum.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on November 06, 2015, 12:07 PM
Sorry @Wuffles Didn't see the blum question.
nah i haven't got any kit yet!  ;D

Just bought this set

https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html (https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html)

It was a impulse buy, But I really liked it very nice quality kit when seen in person. Festool rep said they won't be selling the auger bits other than in this kit.

I really want this set.. What kind of price can it be had for in the UK?
Can't see it on nuts n bolts / ffx or axminster.

Is this it? http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/FES200909 (http://www.dm-tools.co.uk/product.php/sn/FES200909)

Did you get that Blum jig?

Still saving up that £2

Yea thats the set.

E D Elson Ltd had it for 275 GBP + Vat.

 I didn't expect to see it or buy it, but when I did, I thought man thats a nice bit of kit..

This was a total impulse buy
 I got some projects when I get back to the states that I can use this on.

Will make the job a lot easier.

Oh yea, I picked up a  New style Tanos 3  . Pretty slick lots of storage.

Different style drawers.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on November 06, 2015, 12:26 PM
Just bought this set

https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html (https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html)

It was a impulse buy, But I really liked it very nice quality kit when seen in person. Festool rep said they won't be selling the auger bits other than in this kit.

I really want this set.. What kind of price can it be had for in the UK?
Can't see it on nuts n bolts / ffx or axminster.

I got it at toolbar being sold by E D Elson Ltd  I paid 275 GBP + Vat. got some bling to, festool  polo shirt, ice scraper, watch cap, carry bag....
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on November 06, 2015, 12:35 PM
Just bought this set

https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html (https://www.gerschwitz.net/sys-centrotec-hd-edition-2015-200909-festool.html)

It was a impulse buy, But I really liked it very nice quality kit when seen in person. Festool rep said they won't be selling the auger bits other than in this kit.

If they don't offer the auger bits separately I think I'll storm Castle Festool and burn all the villagers (any other nasty stuff).

It would be insane not to offer them as a separate item. I'm not going to triplicate everything I already have just for auger bits.

This lack of kit modularity for the Centrotec stuff is really starting to get on the nose [mad]

Kev my brother from another mother,

 I don't know who made the auger bits.

The socket and ratchets in the set were made by WERA
The ratchet had the WERA symbol stamped on it. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on November 06, 2015, 02:22 PM
Got a TS55 REQ
2 1400 guide rails+bag (festool 90 years logo)
2 clamps
2 300 clamps
1 ratchet clamp

I already had a ts55 sold it to get a new one (I've done this twice now)

If you look after them you can get a good price second hand. It didn't cost me much to swap my 5 year old saw for a new one
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: DB10 on November 06, 2015, 04:53 PM
Got a TS55 REQ
2 1400 guide rails+bag (festool 90 years logo)
2 clamps
2 300 clamps
1 ratchet clamp

I already had a ts55 sold it to get a new one (I've done this twice now)

If you look after them you can get a good price second hand. It didn't cost me much to swap my 5 year old saw for a new one
Plus you get a new 3 year warranty, good move.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on November 11, 2015, 08:30 AM
Well i finally jumped on the UNPLUGGED 18V train or should that be tour bus?

Just ordered:

Festool BHC 18 Li 5.2 Cordless SDS+ Hammer Drill 18V (5.2Ah)
Festool DRC 18/4 Li 5.2 QuaDrill Cordless Drill Driver SET 18V (5.2Ah)

 [eek]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on November 11, 2015, 08:33 AM
PS... Systainers are starting to become a problem for me  [unsure] [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: andreasg on November 11, 2015, 11:42 AM
They're not a problem for me yet;) added 2 for sandpaper today.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mahomo59 on November 11, 2015, 04:06 PM
Love the BHC!

Syslite for me, bloody energy saving bulbs are rubbish come 3oclock (in people's homes)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mort on November 11, 2015, 08:08 PM
My jigsaw blades shipped from ToolNut today, from wherever they keep them. Does that count?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on November 11, 2015, 10:15 PM
PS... Systainers are starting to become a problem for me  [unsure] [big grin]

3 for each year you've lived on the planet is the accepted formula ... [wink]

@jmac80
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: andreasg on November 12, 2015, 04:30 AM
@Kev ooouch, just realized I´m like a little kid then, gotta step up my game here;)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on November 12, 2015, 04:46 AM
PS... Systainers are starting to become a problem for me  [unsure] [big grin]

3 for each year you've lived on the planet is the accepted formula ... [wink]

@jmac80

I'm gonna need a much bigger workshop @Kev
I must start putting all my old tools into systainers and sell all my old dewalt 18v drills, jigsaws etc :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Bert Vanderveen on November 12, 2015, 06:17 PM
Kind of an impulse buy: a SysLite Duo Set. Awesome worklight, great for working and installing in situ. And I needed something for an upcoming paint job at home.

Also a FS1400/2-LR 32; already own the longer one. The 1400 is handier on site…
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Corwin on November 12, 2015, 07:37 PM
From UPS; "A mechanical failure has delayed delivery. We're adjusting plans to deliver your package as quickly as possible. / Delivery will be rescheduled."

However, three other boxes did make it today. Guess three out of four's not bad.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on November 13, 2015, 04:41 AM
Here i go again.

Just sold all my dewalt xr kit last night, that included a jigsaw and circular saw so OBVIOUSLY i have to replace them with festool equivalents  [big grin] [big grin]

Festool PSBC 420 Li Cordless Jigsaw 18V

Festool HKC 55 EB Li-Basic Cordless Circular Saw

Fine Tooth Saw Blade 160mm x 1.8 x 20 x 32T for HKC55

Chip Collection Bag For TSC55 and HKC55

Think i will build my new workshop out of systainers  [cool]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on November 13, 2015, 09:25 AM
More....  [eek]

I thought i'll buy the angle base and guide rail base for the carvex as i don't need the full kit untill i seen the price of them 2 alone is the same as the full carvex accessories kit.
so...............

1 x Carvex ZH-SYS-PS 400 - 497709 kit on the way

 [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on November 13, 2015, 01:46 PM
@Kev

By my rough calculations that makes you about 45 years old
PS... Systainers are starting to become a problem for me  [unsure] [big grin]

3 for each year you've lived on the planet is the accepted formula ... [wink]

@jmac80
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Corwin on November 13, 2015, 02:24 PM
So, you are saying my Festool dealer would love it if I would only act my age...   [blink] [tongue]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on November 13, 2015, 06:49 PM
More....  [eek]

I thought i'll buy the angle base and guide rail base for the carvex as i don't need the full kit untill i seen the price of them 2 alone is the same as the full carvex accessories kit.
so...............

1 x Carvex ZH-SYS-PS 400 - 497709 kit on the way

 [big grin]

Funny that kit made it into my coming list too. But got erased again to make room for the 850 HL planer, it might get back on the list again again if I can find room in the budget... Congrats on your purchase..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Brandon on November 13, 2015, 07:15 PM
I'm not an expert on the English language but can this topic be changed from "what" to "which"? Seems like a popular topic and it annoys me every time I see it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: johnny9r on November 14, 2015, 02:27 PM
Festool show at Cleveland Tool and Cutter.  Ordered a ETS EC150/5, too bad they were out I would have take. It home today.  Got s great demo of what this sander can do, great first festool sander.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: blaszcsj on November 14, 2015, 11:21 PM
Not festool but I did pick up 5 Systainers today from woodcraft at 50% off clearance rack. 2 sys2s, 1 sys3, 1 midi sys2, and a midi Sys3.

Got a bunch of tools packed away cleanly now.

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/t31.0-8/12238441_720048335493_4748719005914555876_o.jpg)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on November 18, 2015, 01:43 PM
I was going to cut a 1400 Guide Rail down ( I got 3 of them) but instead I thought Id just buy the 800mm so while I was at it I also got a Festool Keyhole bit . FT calls it a Special T Groove bit.

 Plus I had to buy more shaker pegs for my Xmas presents so I placed a order with woodcraft and also got some more 8 x 40 dominos maple and oak shaker pegs some hangers to,  while I was at it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bdickers on November 18, 2015, 07:01 PM
LS130 is my newest Festool.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: niky1 on November 20, 2015, 04:40 AM
Depth stop .....DC UNI FF (769126) [big grin] [eek]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on November 20, 2015, 04:03 PM
I've got too much organisation money I think, just bought 2x Sys 3 Sort 6 sortainers, for a unbeatable price and one more Sys 4 Sort 3. And a Systainer Cart. So Now my master plan stack x2 starting with the Sys Cart, then a  Sys 3 Sort 6,  the Sys 4 Sort 3, a Systainer 4 with DIY insert for handtools, and the Sys 1 BOX is a reality. I will use my Sys 3 Sort 4 as a regular toolbox connected to whatever powetool systainer I'll be using for the job. To me that makes more sense than using a Sys Combi because I'll often need more than a single drawer together with the tool. The Sys 3 Sort 4 will be perfect for this situation, and keep things tight and compact as well..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bigarm on November 20, 2015, 09:53 PM
Visited 2 dealers today. Drooled over many things but only bought a clamp.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Gwerner on November 20, 2015, 10:00 PM
Pending final approval from the "boss lady", I'm pulling the trigger on the new ETS EC 150/5 tonight. Got to drive one today and absolutely fell in love with it. I need to have it in my life now.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: erock on November 20, 2015, 10:30 PM
@Gwarner,

DON'T hold off for the "BOSS LADY"......get it.

I  picked up the ETS EC 125/3 last week.    WAY more powerful then the old ETS125 sander.   Get it.  Get it.  GET IT !   

The old ETS sander is WAY UNDER POWERED !    In my opinion.   
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Don T on November 21, 2015, 01:23 AM
I ordered the Zobo bits in imperial and metric.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Staniam on November 21, 2015, 02:06 AM
Visited 2 dealers today. Drooled over many things but only bought a clamp.

Hahaha thats funny, I just ordered a pair of Pica Dry markers yesterday (1 for my pops) after having the ETS EC 150/5 in my shopping cart for three days.

The markers count since they're on the Festoolproducts.com website right?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ChrisK1970 on November 21, 2015, 09:10 AM
Visited 2 dealers today. Drooled over many things but only bought a clamp.

Hahaha thats funny, I just ordered a pair of Pica Dry markers yesterday (1 for my pops) after having the ETS EC 150/5 in my shopping cart for three days.

The markers count since they're on the Festoolproducts.com website right?
Of course they count Stan. They're green! Heck I have three of those Picas. I bought one cause I lost one, which I lost so I bought another and found the other two.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Staniam on November 21, 2015, 10:44 AM
Visited 2 dealers today. Drooled over many things but only bought a clamp.


Of course they count Stan. They're green! Heck I have three of those Picas. I bought one cause I lost one, which I lost so I bought another and found the other two.

@ChrisK1970 I might have to try that maneuver with my RO125 so I can purchase the ETS EC. Then turn around and "find" my RO 125 then have two awesome sanders. I think my girlfriend will believe that one  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on November 23, 2015, 02:29 PM
Just ordered a Festool Guide rail FS 3000/2
Yesterday I had my first experience of joining 2 x 1400 rails together to cut down 8'x4' sheet goods.
While I managed to get it all connected and straight it took a bit of time and constant checking when moving it about etc.
So I talked myself (quite easily) into buying a 3m long rail, The 1400s will be perfect for cross cutting 4' sheets along with my 800 rail.

 [big grin] [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on November 24, 2015, 06:37 AM
Picked up a new style Festool 3 Drawer Sortainer
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Vimmelman on November 24, 2015, 08:31 AM
Hmf, a month ago i didn't own a single festool tool. Then i got a great price on a Rotex 150 and the Carvex jigsaw new, along with the DX 93(3 cases of paper), a CT22E vaccuum and a RS 1 C(with 300-400 papers) barely used. 

Couldn't resist... The same guy also gave(!) away all his systainers, both old and new because he didn't use them and was throwing them away. I gladly helped him :)

So i got 7-8 new empty systainers, and a few of the old type.

Can't complain. But i think they are mating when im not in the shop.. Seems like im getting more and more somehow..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: DzordanoBruno on November 24, 2015, 08:41 AM
Me too
Picked up a new style Festool 3 Drawer Sortainer
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on November 24, 2015, 09:12 AM
throwing them away

 [eek] [eek]
One man's trash is another man's treasure [big grin]

Good score and welcome to FOG  [cool]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jckssn on November 24, 2015, 11:16 AM
Got myself a Kapex today!
The green kool-aid is getting harder and harder to resist...  [scared]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on November 24, 2015, 08:45 PM
Got myself a Kapex today!
The green kool-aid is getting harder and harder to resist...  [scared]

Welcome to FOG!  Kapex is great.  I have had mine about a year and its been nothing but a joy to use.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mandatory66 on November 27, 2015, 12:01 AM
Bought a CT26 and a ETS EC 125/3 EQ along with a 50 disks of 150 & 50 disks of 220. My first Festool purchase.Was going to get the Midi but as it is for my woodworking shop opted for the 26. If I am happy with the CT26 I'll be looking for the Midi in the summer to use in the garage where I cut my sheet goods with a Dewalt track saw. Got tired of using ear plugs and having my hand vibrate to pieces.Purchased yesterday. Everything is on order, bought from a Festool dealer in a paint store about 7 miles from the house.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: user0311 on November 27, 2015, 09:02 AM
Just bought a TS 55.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on November 27, 2015, 10:12 AM
I just purchased a Workcenter.  Woodworking is a hobby for me and my "shop" is the garage.  As such, I like things to be small and mobile.  The Workcenter will compliment my MFT/3 and the Kapex cart I built.  All three are small, flexible and mobile.  Workcenter should arrive in a day or so.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on November 28, 2015, 03:23 AM
You'll like your WC . I got mines loaded. So loaded I bought the stool to put it on as it became a hassle to remove from my CT to empty the CT.

You can always buy extra pegs like I did . Works great for the small shop
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on November 29, 2015, 12:33 PM
You'll like your WC . I got mines loaded. So loaded I bought the stool to put it on as it became a hassle to remove from my CT to empty the CT.

You can always buy extra pegs like I did . Works great for the small shop

Glad you find it useful.  My hope is I can hang my sanders and then set a Carvex or TS on the top alone with a Domino.  Then share a pull-it and the DC hose.  I will get some extra pegs as well to hold abrasives and maybe a CXS if the pegs are big enough.

Looks like I will try it out next weekend….shipping is a little slow over here with Thanksgiving.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: WoodbyLee on November 30, 2015, 07:42 PM
A UPS truck dropped off a whole bunch of stuff:



Guide rail FS1400-LR32 holes
Router OF 1400 EQ T-Loc
Guide Rail Stop OF1400EQ   
Edge guide   
Quick clamp FS-HZ 160
Parallel Guide Extension   
Cleaning set f tradesmen   
Guide rail FS2424/2-LR32 holes

LR32 Hole Drill Set is still in shipping and the parallel guide that would go with the extension was shipped as a Bessey bar clamp. The supplier is supposed to sending out one tomorrow. I am not sure how you mix those two up at the warehouse, but they did.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Eagles21 on December 01, 2015, 03:53 PM
I bought the Assembly package in the sys 1, Hand sanding block HSK/A, 2 mini systainer and some sanding discs for my Ro 150.
All from N&B [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Firestorm on December 01, 2015, 08:12 PM
I picked up the December 1 release of the Centrotec Installer's Set and the new SysLite 11 Work Light today. Both look great. The SysLite is especially cool and seems to be a great improvement over its predecessor, both in terms of light quality and increased intensity.

My dealer, Marson Equipment (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), had them in stock last week but couldn't sell them to me until today (Festool Xmas). Apparently they are well stocked if anyone in Canada is looking for one of both of these items.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on December 03, 2015, 03:57 AM
Sys 1MTF and 2 pica pens (pica pens thanks to this post)

The sys 1 is for some small hand tools

Every time I'm doing a small job I seem to be up and down the garden to the shed and back 100 times. Because I forgot some thing

And to attach to the cordless box when I've a small job to do around one of the kids

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Wuffles on December 03, 2015, 04:08 AM
Sys 1MTF and 2 pica pens (pica pens thanks to this post)

The sys 1 is for some small hand tools

Every time I'm doing a small job I seem to be up and down the garden to the shed and back 100 times. Because I forgot some thing

And to attach to the cordless box when I've a small job to do around one of the kids

Where'd you find the pica pen Mick? If I get one will shares in Ikea & Screwfix go back up since pencil theft will decrease 1000%?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on December 03, 2015, 04:13 AM
@Wuffles

Got them on German eBay couldn't find anyone in UK with stock .Amazon was out of stock too

I like them. I would like anothe colour lead for making dark surfaces
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on December 03, 2015, 05:03 AM
@Wuffles
I just ordered from here.. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331696101302?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331696101302?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)
Only about £16 delivered with a few extra colours to try.

PS I splashed out on that kitchen hinge fitting jig  [scared]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Wuffles on December 03, 2015, 06:13 AM
Cheers guys.

Presume these bad boys work on steel too?

Edit: yes they appear to, ordered.

Did you get a bank loan @jmac80
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on December 04, 2015, 07:00 AM
Cheers guys.

Presume these bad boys work on steel too?

Edit: yes they appear to, ordered.

Did you get a bank loan @jmac80

Re-mortgaged the house @Wuffles   [big grin]

Nothing too exciting with my latest festool purchase:

Festool KAPEX Fine tooth saw blade 260x2,5x30 W80
Festool CARVEX Jigsaw blade S 145/4 FSG 5X
 [cool]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on December 04, 2015, 07:31 AM
Not a Festool ... a Metabo cordless recipro.

Got it really for immediate need and battery compatibility with other recent Metabo purchases.

I do believe the current best on the market is the Milwakko!

Festool are certainly missing revenue in this space!

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on December 04, 2015, 08:19 AM
Not a Festool ... a Metabo cordless recipro.
Festool are certainly missing revenue in this space!
Or maybe not! as you will still buy one the day they release one  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Petey83 on December 04, 2015, 02:51 PM
Seems my Festool purchases come in waves.... Following last weekends Kapex 120 I reviewed a PDC 18/4 full set today.

Not used properly yet but it seems like a solid combi drill and the perfect partner to my CXS.

Next purchase will sadly not be festool..... But a package deal of 4 bessy K body clamps with 2 uni clamps thrown in has proven to good not to get while ITS in the UK have them I special offer.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 04, 2015, 03:54 PM
I bought one of these for me and one for a bud.  Though I have 2 different Installer Sets, I think this is a nice bit of kit.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ear3 on December 04, 2015, 04:10 PM
Not precisely today, but received on Wednesday the Long Life Bag for CT26 I bought from another FOG member for a decent price.  Bag seems exceptionally sturdy -- looking forward to popping it in as soon as I fill up the current disposable one, which shouldn't take long with the wood I'm about to hog out with the router.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on December 04, 2015, 04:57 PM
I bought one of these for me and one for a bud.  Though I have 2 different Installer Sets, I think this is a nice bit of kit.

I haven't seen that set before .. I fancy that!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on December 04, 2015, 05:15 PM
I just got a great buy on an MFK700, brand new old stock from local dealer.  It's in the old syle systainer but I have an empty t-loc II to put it in.  I use the old style boxs for infrequently used equipment.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: #Tee on December 05, 2015, 09:56 AM
finally got the kal2

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/tee212/Photo%20Dec%2003%204%2049%2016%20PM_zpsr3shbgoz.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/tee212/media/Photo%20Dec%2003%204%2049%2016%20PM_zpsr3shbgoz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sw130p on December 05, 2015, 12:34 PM
Went to my local store to get the CT26 but ended up buying the Midi and a Carvex jigsaw.
The Midi was on price crash for £279 and got it down to £252 if I bought the Carvex too, they even thrown in a free Festool polo shirt!

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Wuffles on December 05, 2015, 03:01 PM

Seems my Festool purchases come in waves.... Following last weekends Kapex 120 I reviewed a PDC 18/4 full set today.

Not used properly yet but it seems like a solid combi drill and the perfect partner to my CXS.

Next purchase will sadly not be festool..... But a package deal of 4 bessy K body clamps with 2 uni clamps thrown in has proven to good not to get while ITS in the UK have them I special offer.

Might want to check DM Tools @Petey83 just in case.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: paulc75 on December 05, 2015, 04:21 PM
@sw130p

What shop was that?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sw130p on December 05, 2015, 04:30 PM
Anglia tool centre.
http://www.angliatoolcentre.co.uk/festool-584163-ctl-midi-15-litre-dust-extractor-110v-pid23780.html#features (http://www.angliatoolcentre.co.uk/festool-584163-ctl-midi-15-litre-dust-extractor-110v-pid23780.html#features)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: paulc75 on December 05, 2015, 04:35 PM
Thanks ! Think I'll pop in on Monday, we've had one open recently nearby and I've spent quite a bit there and they always knock a bit off and generally match nuts and bolts prices. However that beats them by £20. Wicked price
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sw130p on December 05, 2015, 05:15 PM
Your welcome. Nice to pass on these deals.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 06, 2015, 03:28 AM
I bought one of these for me and one for a bud.  Though I have 2 different Installer Sets, I think this is a nice bit of kit.

I haven't seen that set before .. I fancy that!

I was thinking ( I know that's very dangerous) that this would be brilliant when I'm loading up my tool box and don't want to haul a entire installer set with me.

Plus I got a pretty good price, I paid about. £ 20 for it. It's NAINA (I think) as I checked a couple of dealers websites. So it's another NAINA item I can bring back with me.
Makes a great Xmas Present for the wife.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: kdzito on December 06, 2015, 07:56 AM
I caved and have a Centrotec installers set in route!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: joiner1970 on December 06, 2015, 08:54 AM

Seems my Festool purchases come in waves.... Following last weekends Kapex 120 I reviewed a PDC 18/4 full set today.

Not used properly yet but it seems like a solid combi drill and the perfect partner to my CXS.

Next purchase will sadly not be festool..... But a package deal of 4 bessy K body clamps with 2 uni clamps thrown in has proven to good not to get while ITS in the UK have them I special offer.

Might want to check DM Tools @Petey83 just in case.
I checked it when I read his post and for a change ITS are cheaper :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Wuffles on December 06, 2015, 10:39 AM
Oh yes they are, I bought some recently and they weren't then. I'm getting some 60s and have a bucketload of loyalty points to use too.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Flatsawn on December 06, 2015, 08:38 PM
I was thinking of putting a few nailers in the bottom drawer. I bought some kaizen material for the bottom to place the nailers into. I'm hoping the other drawers will accomodate the nails. That's my plan anyways.

Mark
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Bob H on December 07, 2015, 07:56 PM
I got a package the other day, my dog bought me a birthday present. A new sander the ETS EC 125 from ToolNut great service & good people. All kidding a side it's a great sander very easy to use, one or two hands, no learning curve, very light and it did not matter what the setting was on the extractor. This will be my go to sander. I also have the RO 90 good sander but it's a little harder to control. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Bob H on December 07, 2015, 08:01 PM
 Sorry for the repeated pictures I will have to learn how to post them.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jefL on December 08, 2015, 04:59 PM
I got an early Christmas present on its way from Axminster today........

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...well, we don't need to eat that much do we? I hope not anyway, the food money's gone now. [wink]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on December 08, 2015, 05:07 PM
Got my OFK500 today. It's nice feels good. I glad I went for it after much deliberation

I did look at loads of options

Also ordered an HKC55 today

THEN THATS IT FOR THIS YEAR ,,!!!!!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on December 08, 2015, 05:14 PM
THEN THATS IT FOR THIS YEAR ,,!!!!!

Yeah yeah  [big grin] [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 09, 2015, 05:08 AM
Just ordered the wife and kids some plug it 110V conversion kits for Christmas. I think they will really like them.

I'm also picking up a couple of those Anderson Ply MFT squares. They will make nice tree ornaments when we decorate the tree.

I tell ya Anderson Ply has really gone out of their way to help me get these shipped over to my APO.

I'm quite pleased and surprised they would put that much attention on such a small purchase.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on December 09, 2015, 06:21 AM
...
I tell ya Anderson Ply has really gone out of their way to help me get these shipped over to my APO.

I'm quite pleased and surprised they would put that much attention on such a small purchase.

Well My Eldest works about 10-16 km from there,
I think I'll go by later in January.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: matte on December 14, 2015, 01:48 PM
Today i ordered a brand new festool t15+3 5.2 ah set and a Festool of1400 ebq. I hope i gonna have much pleasure with these machines. i think the festool t15 gonna be in a different class than the bosch gsr 14,4v i owned. Hated that one.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Don T on December 14, 2015, 07:50 PM
I picked up the CXS this weekend at the In-Touch tools shows. I think it will get used quite often. Also got Sawstop no site saw.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Flatsawn on December 14, 2015, 08:02 PM
I just got this 500312 CT Wing. It's holding up my level so I can scribe a line. It was dark, I didn't realize the pic came out so bad. Looks like I need to get a Festool 500723 KAL II SysLite LED Worklamp. [embarassed]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: KolinP on December 15, 2015, 02:07 PM
A couple of days ago ... I got a Syslite KAL II Work Light with the (excellent!) spherical ball-head & magnet / clamp attachment.

I'm adapting the steel 'keeper' plate for the magnet on the ball-head clamp by fitting it with a metal s-hook. This will let me hang the light (when I need to) even when I've attached one of a larger 5.2Ah battery packs to the KAL II.  I hope to post some pictures of my crafty extra s-hook modification in another sub-forum soon.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Parquet-Dave on December 16, 2015, 01:32 PM
I've just taken the plunge even deeper in to the festool world by buying a ctl midi complete with the cleaning kit, to complement the TS55 I bought the other month. 
I'm also pleased to say that the 27mm hose fits my old Metabo SXE450 sander perfectly  [big grin] so should get a thorough work out on tomorrows job.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on December 17, 2015, 04:32 AM
Just grabbed a BS105 belt sander with the floating frame today. I'd HATE to live in a country where I couldn't put my hands on this puppy!!! [scared] [eek]

Also picked up a CMS extension table and bunch of Metabo-licals.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Parquet-Dave on December 18, 2015, 07:21 AM
I've just taken the plunge even deeper in to the festool world by buying a ctl midi complete with the cleaning kit, to complement the TS55 I bought the other month. 
I'm also pleased to say that the 27mm hose fits my old Metabo SXE450 sander perfectly  [big grin] so should get a thorough work out on tomorrows job.

Well I'm pleased to say the midi worked a treat with the metabo and the cleaning kit did a cracking job of cleaning the dust generated from hand sanding  the detailed bits.  I'm glad the cleaning kit has a picture of how to fit it all back in the box as its a snug fit  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Coliban on December 21, 2015, 08:00 AM
I´ve bought the long desired CXS along with the Sys-Centrotec 2015-W Tool Systainer. Maybe the purchase was a little bit impulsive because i have already the Bosch Uneo, which works flawless now for about 10 years. I have to do some work next year at another place, so i though it was a good idea to have another tool since i wanted a smaller drill than the Bosch Uneo. What i really need is the angle for the drill, since i have to work in some small places.

Nevertheless, now i have the drill along with all accessories in 2 very small Systainers, which is a further step in organization for the different small task i have to do once in a while. I took the Bosch Uneo drill also on the picture because he has one thing, i didnt thought enough about: the impact driver. Since the Festool CXS is not able to drill into concrete, i needed the Bosch Uneo, which is one of the smallest impact drill i know and i have to take it along with the CXS. Maybe i should buy also a systainer for the Bosch Uneo.

The Centrotec systainer was quite expensive, but i want to have all tools together in one single systainer, so the organization is much better now. (Although i still need the Bosch ....)

But i already love the CXS for its accuracy, its compactness and its power.



Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bigarm on December 21, 2015, 11:18 AM
Was going to go down to Missoula today to buy a 1400, but they don't have one in stock.  Darn!

A couple of hours later the store called and one came in today, so my wife and I drove down to pick it up.  Since it is 85+ miles one way, it took a while.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sw130p on December 21, 2015, 01:05 PM
Compact cleaning kit for the CT midi
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: danbox on December 21, 2015, 02:20 PM
Just bought the HK85 and groove unit, can't wait to try this out...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Eagles21 on December 22, 2015, 06:40 PM
Ordered a Syslite duo set from N&B today. Prob be delivered early new year.
Looking forward to using it on the new year projects I have booked in
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on December 22, 2015, 06:57 PM
Just bought the HK85 and groove unit, can't wait to try this out...

@danbox can't wait for your feedback on this - we down under are awfully curious about how well it can cut a decent trench in some hardwood.

@Untidy Shop
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on December 22, 2015, 10:31 PM
I ordered a KAL II SysLite from Toolnut the other day.  Guessing I will be happy given the reviews I have read.  Next will be a new brushless 125 to share abrasives with my RO125.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: raph38 on December 23, 2015, 02:06 AM
I can not say I had anything bought by Festool lately. It reminds me nice present that I received from the local representation of the brand.

 [wink]

WAAAAAAANT !!

got myself an RO90 yesterday in the mail

and then went and purchased some granat 120 for it for some drywall work
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 23, 2015, 02:20 AM
Just grabbed a BS105 belt sander with the floating frame today. I'd HATE to live in a country where I couldn't put my hands on this puppy!!! [scared] [eek]

Also picked up a CMS extension table and bunch of Metabo-licals.

Hey Kev ,

Let me know what ya think about the belt sander. Ive been thinking about getting one for a while now, even though they only come in 240, Im thinking it might be worth it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on December 23, 2015, 06:56 AM
Just grabbed a BS105 belt sander with the floating frame today. I'd HATE to live in a country where I couldn't put my hands on this puppy!!! [scared] [eek]

Also picked up a CMS extension table and bunch of Metabo-licals.

Hey Kev ,

Let me know what ya think about the belt sander. Ive been thinking about getting one for a while now, even though they only come in 240, Im thinking it might be worth it.

@jobsworth I already have a 75 that's a dead ringer for the BS75 (so I'm not sure where they really come from) .. had it quite a while. It spends more time with it's upside down feet on it as a linisher and it's an awesome little beast. Just expecting the 105 to be bigger and better. Don't know when I'll get to use it in anger with the floating base, but I was playing with in on the floor (not switched on) and I can see it'll probably be awesome [wink]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 23, 2015, 09:23 AM
I have a small belt/ disk sander combo, so what I was going to use it for was to flatten panels
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 23, 2015, 11:29 AM
The Anderson Plywood MFT square came in today, wrote a review, it is nice and will definitely do the job
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: danbox on December 23, 2015, 01:40 PM
Just bought the HK85 and groove unit, can't wait to try this out...

@danbox can't wait for your feedback on this - we down under are awfully curious about how well it can cut a decent trench in some hardwood.

@Untidy Shop

Will do, had hoped to get it before Xmas but UPS just delivered the rail today...

I only bought it for hardwood and veneered sheet material so I'm hoping that it cuts  well, will post a review and some photos once the rest of it has arrived and I've done some test cuts.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: danbox on December 23, 2015, 01:55 PM
Just grabbed a BS105 belt sander with the floating frame today. I'd HATE to live in a country where I couldn't put my hands on this puppy!!! [scared] [eek]

Also picked up a CMS extension table and bunch of Metabo-licals.

Hey Kev ,

Let me know what ya think about the belt sander. Ive been thinking about getting one for a while now, even though they only come in 240, Im thinking it might be worth it.

@jobsworth I already have a 75 that's a dead ringer for the BS75 (so I'm not sure where they really come from) .. had it quite a while. It spends more time with it's upside down feet on it as a linisher and it's an awesome little beast. Just expecting the 105 to be bigger and better. Don't know when I'll get to use it in anger with the floating base, but I was playing with in on the floor (not switched on) and I can see it'll probably be awesome [wink]

I have the 105 belt sander and frame. It's extremely good, I've used it to sand numerous new floors, oak flooring in a 18th century chapel and with the frame and fine paper sand veneered panels for custom built cupboards.

The only time I've had trouble with it is when it's taking alot of material away, the belt is not overly tight and it can slip abit if the dust isn't being sucked away properly.

I had this happen when sanding back a Victorian tented veranda, and stripping hardwood worktops that were to be refinished, while doing the worktops I also found that moving the sander sideways slightly made the paper rub on the machine.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sw130p on January 09, 2016, 07:36 AM
Just got one of these hopefully it will save my back on those long trips
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: joiner1970 on January 09, 2016, 08:28 AM
Just got one of these hopefully it will save my back on those long trips
They're excellent for such a simple tool. I got one when they were going cheap. I use it sometimes for my systainers but I've found it very useful for moving kitchen units around.

If you fit kitchens its really handy as it fits between the legs on a tall unit. You know how hard they are to lift up on your own without snapping the legs off. I find you can place the trolley under the unit then just lift it up and as you lift the base rolls towards you.

Once upright you can wheel it where you want, wind the legs down and just pull out the trolley.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sw130p on January 09, 2016, 11:21 AM
I didn't think about using for that. Cheers for the tip
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on January 09, 2016, 12:40 PM
Picked up a replacement top for one of my MFTs. Next Im going to get 3 more flag stops
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on January 09, 2016, 01:29 PM
I just received the WCR to sit on my CT.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SMJoinery on January 09, 2016, 02:41 PM
Just arrived Xmas pressie from the wife a Domino 700, well I did get her a new car.
I think I got the better gift!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Flatsawn on January 09, 2016, 04:48 PM
I told my wife thanks for the Christmas present  she said she didn't know anything about it.
Ok I helped a bit.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Staniam on January 09, 2016, 04:57 PM
Just picked up the last of my Christmas presents yesterday. OF 1010 with edge guide and dust hood  [big grin]. Can't wait to use it!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on January 09, 2016, 07:32 PM
Just picked up a KAL Syslite II with the clamp.  Super impressed so far.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Dangermouse on January 12, 2016, 02:01 PM
just got an OF1400 and edge set
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Ohc917 on January 12, 2016, 05:24 PM
PDC 18/4
CTL26
PSC420
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on January 12, 2016, 05:54 PM
I bought a MFK 700, was dealer old stock in old style systainer.  Also bought the zero base.  While trying to figure a way to attach this to my Rockler fluting jig I discovered that the base is threaded for the PC guide rings.!!  I filled the Rockler hole in the jig with a 1/4" acrylic plug and MEK'd it in place. Used the 1/8" hole that I used to center the plug for rounding on my disc sander, drilled the plug to 1/2" with acrylic drills and I now can install the 1/2" guide ring in the hole in the jig to hold the router.  I intend to enlarge the hole to accept the 1" guide ring but need to buy that size bit...tonights project.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: tony_sheehan on January 12, 2016, 06:19 PM
ETS 150/5
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on January 13, 2016, 08:40 AM
Pre-ordered SYSrock BR10  [big grin] [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on January 13, 2016, 09:10 PM
I bought a set of Tanos ADAPT-Ls to have level on the side of a Systainer.  I have heard some say the straps are prone to break but I figured it's worth a shot.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: blaszcsj on January 13, 2016, 10:06 PM
I picked up a Ct36 Autoclean, carvex 420, and ets ec 150/3!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: carlb40 on January 14, 2016, 05:09 AM
I have just ordered a Sysrock and will be here tomorrow.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on January 14, 2016, 12:19 PM
Ordered 2 more Flag Stops for the MFT, That gives me 4 in total. I will order one or two more. Got the idea from Wood Work Wizard . They make great story poles to.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on January 14, 2016, 12:30 PM
Just grabbed a BS105 belt sander with the floating frame today. I'd HATE to live in a country where I couldn't put my hands on this puppy!!! [scared] [eek]

Also picked up a CMS extension table and bunch of Metabo-licals.

Hey Kev ,

Let me know what ya think about the belt sander. Ive been thinking about getting one for a while now, even though they only come in 240, Im thinking it might be worth it.

@jobsworth I already have a 75 that's a dead ringer for the BS75 (so I'm not sure where they really come from) .. had it quite a while. It spends more time with it's upside down feet on it as a linisher and it's an awesome little beast. Just expecting the 105 to be bigger and better. Don't know when I'll get to use it in anger with the floating base, but I was playing with in on the floor (not switched on) and I can see it'll probably be awesome [wink]

I have the 105 belt sander and frame. It's extremely good, I've used it to sand numerous new floors, oak flooring in a 18th century chapel and with the frame and fine paper sand veneered panels for custom built cupboards.

The only time I've had trouble with it is when it's taking alot of material away, the belt is not overly tight and it can slip abit if the dust isn't being sucked away properly.

I had this happen when sanding back a Victorian tented veranda, and stripping hardwood worktops that were to be refinished, while doing the worktops I also found that moving the sander sideways slightly made the paper rub on the machine.

This intrigues me too.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: danbox on January 15, 2016, 12:23 PM
Just grabbed a BS105 belt sander with the floating frame today. I'd HATE to live in a country where I couldn't put my hands on this puppy!!! [scared] [eek]

Also picked up a CMS extension table and bunch of Metabo-licals.

Hey Kev ,

Let me know what ya think about the belt sander. Ive been thinking about getting one for a while now, even though they only come in 240, Im thinking it might be worth it.

@jobsworth I already have a 75 that's a dead ringer for the BS75 (so I'm not sure where they really come from) .. had it quite a while. It spends more time with it's upside down feet on it as a linisher and it's an awesome little beast. Just expecting the 105 to be bigger and better. Don't know when I'll get to use it in anger with the floating base, but I was playing with in on the floor (not switched on) and I can see it'll probably be awesome [wink]

I have the 105 belt sander and frame. It's extremely good, I've used it to sand numerous new floors, oak flooring in a 18th century chapel and with the frame and fine paper sand veneered panels for custom built cupboards.

The only time I've had trouble with it is when it's taking alot of material away, the belt is not overly tight and it can slip abit if the dust isn't being sucked away properly.

I had this happen when sanding back a Victorian tented veranda, and stripping hardwood worktops that were to be refinished, while doing the worktops I also found that moving the sander sideways slightly made the paper rub on the machine.

This intrigues me too.

? Which part, my groove unit and hk85 has arrived, and some new parallel clamps and a 2.7m rail are on their way.

Have done a few test cuts with the groove unit, think that it's gonna be a must have item. Also the Hk85 is massive... [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on January 15, 2016, 03:04 PM
? Which part, my groove unit and hk85 has arrived, and some new parallel clamps and a 2.7m rail are on their way.

Have done a few test cuts with the groove unit, think that it's gonna be a must have item. Also the Hk85 is massive... [big grin]

@danbox

Love to see some video of the groove cutter getting groovy in hardwood [smile]

If you thing the k85 is big .. what about the hk132 !!

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/769531/SubProducts/769531
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: GOL on January 15, 2016, 04:39 PM
Just bought the txs screwdriver and the kapex 120  [scared]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: DB10 on January 15, 2016, 05:10 PM
? Which part, my groove unit and hk85 has arrived, and some new parallel clamps and a 2.7m rail are on their way.

Have done a few test cuts with the groove unit, think that it's gonna be a must have item. Also the Hk85 is massive... [big grin]

@danbox

Love to see some video of the groove cutter getting groovy in hardwood [smile]

If you thing the k85 is big .. what about the hk132 !!

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/769531/SubProducts/769531

 Has anyone used a HK 132, or seen it been demo'd  I 've never actually seen one.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on January 15, 2016, 06:33 PM
Has anyone used a HK 132, or seen it been demo'd  I 've never actually seen one.

@DB10

Only seen video demos in CSP form ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tWZf0N4Nro

Doubt it's FSK rail compatible ...


Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on January 15, 2016, 06:45 PM
@danbox - the belt sander
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Catosen on January 15, 2016, 08:34 PM
Just got the RO150 sander, Kapex 120 w/ UG stand, TXS, CTL26  [big grin] Had no idea of that Kapex saw was that fantastic to work with, and the UG stand makes the Kapex even more complete  [cool]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on January 16, 2016, 02:23 AM
An ETS 150/3 followed me home from the toolshop today. Needed a finish sander, and thought it would be a good choice to pair with a Rotex 150 in the future. Systainer count at two.

It will be getting used in earnest tomorrow on the front doors, which I am replacing due to the recent storms in Sydney.

Regards
Graham
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on January 16, 2016, 06:26 AM
An ETS 150/3 followed me home from the toolshop today. Needed a finish sander, and thought it would be a good choice to pair with a Rotex 150 in the future. Systainer count at two.

It will be getting used in earnest tomorrow on the front doors, which I am replacing due to the recent storms in Sydney.

Regards
Graham

Before the years out that systainer count of 2 will be 22  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: danbox on January 16, 2016, 11:47 AM
? Which part, my groove unit and hk85 has arrived, and some new parallel clamps and a 2.7m rail are on their way.

Have done a few test cuts with the groove unit, think that it's gonna be a must have item. Also the Hk85 is massive... [big grin]



@danbox

Love to see some video of the groove cutter getting groovy in hardwood [smile]

If you thing the k85 is big .. what about the hk132 !!

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/769531/SubProducts/769531

Yeah the 132 is a beast. I like the sword saw more but don't really have a use for it, might only use it a few times a year to size up some timber so can't really justify it.

I took some photos of the test cuts I did, I put grooves in some birch ply, oak veneered mdf, American white oak, English green oak and meranti, both with and across the grain. All my fine and cabinetry work used to be done by hand, I'm impressed with the results this gave, all the grooves were set at 18mm and I also did a quick measure and got 18.1mm, just in case a Festool engineer reads this I'll put the 0.1mm down to the play between the rail and saw.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: KescoNY on January 19, 2016, 08:29 PM
One of those days you walk into your local dealer to pickup some sand paper and somehow walk out with another Kapex, TSC 55 and DTS 400


....and yes i know the shop is a mess :(
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on January 19, 2016, 09:22 PM
One of those days you walk into your local dealer to pickup some sand paper and somehow walk out with another Kapex, TSC 55 and DTS 400

I have had one of those expensive abrasives days myself so I know exactly what you mean.  Enjoy the new tools!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: gotwoodworkshop on January 20, 2016, 04:35 PM
Been lurking for awhile, but finally made the dive into my first Festool tools!  My fiancee has a bunch of projects for me for our wedding and they all involved end grain sanding on log slices and my little Makita sander wasn't going to cut it, so I picked up a Rotex 150, ETS 150/3 and a CT26 Dust extractor.  They should be here in a couple of days!  I can't wait to get them!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: travisj on January 20, 2016, 07:18 PM
Welcome to the FOG!

I learned the hard way (as most here), the slope is slippery.  Enjoy the ride.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: gotwoodworkshop on January 21, 2016, 10:44 AM
Welcome to the FOG!

I learned the hard way (as most here), the slope is slippery.  Enjoy the ride.

Thank you!  It definitely seems like it will be!  It's easy to justify the purchase after you already have the vac and don't have to buy that haha
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bigarm on January 21, 2016, 09:30 PM
Not really today.  I wanted a ETS EC 150/3 sander, a MFT/3 table and a 3000 rail.  Talked to my dealer and he had to order the table.  Wanted to get it at the same time to get that 10% discount.  They called today and said it was in, so my wife and I will take the 85 mile (one way) trip to Missoula tomorrow to pick them up.   
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: WoodButcher402 on January 21, 2016, 10:50 PM
Just got confirmation that my TS-55/CT MIDI shipped today. Pretty excited! [big grin]
I've used the TS-55 at work, and wanted one of my own for a while; can't wait put it to use!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bigarm on January 22, 2016, 07:25 PM
Picked up the sander, rail and MFT/3 today and 3 hundred packs of sand paper.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on January 23, 2016, 03:09 AM
Just ordered 2 more flag stops, that will give me a total of 6 when they arrive. It will make a pretty good story pole.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on January 23, 2016, 06:58 AM
Picked up the sander, rail and MFT/3 today and 3 hundred packs of sand paper.

Three hundred packs of Sandpaper. Are you sanding the ark!!! [big grin] [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on January 23, 2016, 08:23 AM
Bought another one of the new syst II drawer combos to put my MFK700 and accessories.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on January 23, 2016, 08:46 AM
Not Festool but I got a Gorrilla sleeve for my 27mm hose, some Kreg self adjusting clamps for my MFT/3 and a set of Parf Dogs.  Kreg clamps worked great.  Will be using the others today for the first time.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bigarm on January 23, 2016, 10:59 AM
Picked up the sander, rail and MFT/3 today and 3 hundred packs of sand paper.

Three hundred packs of Sandpaper. Are you sanding the ark!!! [big grin] [big grin]

Ooops! 3 packs of 100.  Didn't want that much either, but only had packs of 100.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Carquest on January 23, 2016, 11:15 AM
RO125 sander, Carvex jigsaw, ct26 dust collector, and TXS 10.6v drill
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on January 23, 2016, 01:24 PM
Carquest, Welcome to FOG!

Stick around and you'll learn a bunch.  I know I have.  I have also been persuaded by others here it buy more Festools.



RO125 sander, Carvex jigsaw, ct26 dust collector, and TXS 10.6v drill
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: making sawdust on January 23, 2016, 06:10 PM
Domino XL, TS75EQ and OF2200 EB 1/2" Variable Speed! This is going to change everything for me!
I almost pulled the trigger on a multi router and the I saw the light! Looking forward to sharing ideas and projects
with my fellow Festool owners!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Flentz56 on January 23, 2016, 07:14 PM
I bought a CMS TS insert for tsc55 saw, I got it new from a seller on eBay in Germany. I have a CMS VL (router table) that attaches to the MFT/3 table. First, the TS insert will fit in either direction, that said it feeds from the same direction as the router does. I installed it and did some measuring, the saw was dead on with the setup I had, I did some test cuts and they were perfect. My shop space is really limited, it's really nice I can fold everything up and get my garage back for other things.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Machiyalily on January 24, 2016, 08:36 AM
My first Festool.  I PICKED UP A NEW UNUSED ROTEX 150 in Systainer for around 450 dollars.  It's a 200 volt model and Usually three times that price here in Japan.  Should arrive in three days. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on January 26, 2016, 12:27 AM
Picked up the sander, rail and MFT/3 today and 3 hundred packs of sand paper.

Oh well I guess Noah has to wait a bit longer then.  [big grin]

Three hundred packs of Sandpaper. Are you sanding the ark!!! [big grin] [big grin]

Ooops! 3 packs of 100.  Didn't want that much either, but only had packs of 100.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: blaszcsj on January 27, 2016, 11:01 PM
Upgraded from my makita to a TS55 and lr32 combo from the ToolNut. Thanks @Shane Holland for making it possible!

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Shane Holland on January 27, 2016, 11:02 PM
Picked up a TS55 and lr32 combo from the ToolNut. Thanks @Shane Holland !

Suhweet! What's the first project on tap?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Michdad on January 28, 2016, 06:56 PM
Oh, just a Domino XL and a systainer of dominos.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: blaszcsj on January 28, 2016, 10:49 PM
Picked up a TS55 and lr32 combo from the ToolNut. Thanks @Shane Holland !

Suhweet! What's the first project on tap?

Bathroom vanity and a walnut dog toy hamper ( modified wood whisper design)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Shane Holland on January 28, 2016, 11:34 PM
@blaszcsj, nice, looking forward to the pics!  [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bkharman on January 28, 2016, 11:38 PM

My first Festool.  I PICKED UP A NEW UNUSED ROTEX 150 in Systainer for around 450 dollars.  It's a 200 volt model and Usually three times that price here in Japan.  Should arrive in three days.

Congrats!  I was just in north Japan for a hike and snowboard trip. One of the best trips of my life!  I have been to Japan for work at least a dozen times and this was the first non-business trip... Totally perfect!  Sometimes the powder went over my head!!

Been a great year for me and my board.

Cheers. Bryan.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Drholmes on January 31, 2016, 02:18 AM
I'm new here, got the bug though. Two weeks ago bought my first, the ts55req. Next week bought a mini ct, then just the other day got a ro125. Needless to say I'm hooked and broke, lol. Love the site and the tools!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on January 31, 2016, 04:01 AM
I'm new here, got the bug though. Two weeks ago bought my first, the ts55req. Next week bought a mini ct, then just the other day got a ro125. Needless to say I'm hooked and broke, lol. Love the site and the tools!

I know how you feel. Your purchases almost mirror mine. It's a green slippery slope.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on January 31, 2016, 04:11 AM
I'm new here, got the bug though. Two weeks ago bought my first, the ts55req. Next week bought a mini ct, then just the other day got a ro125. Needless to say I'm hooked and broke, lol. Love the site and the tools!

 [welcome]

That's just your first step off the edge of the cliff [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SS Teach on February 19, 2016, 01:34 PM
Just talked to Bob Marino, my recycle bin is going to be filled with packaging. A TS 55 REQ is heading my way.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on February 20, 2016, 06:26 PM
I did not get it yet, but it looks worthwhile...

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/festo-kangaroo-robot-2014-4?r=US&IR=T
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jamestoolie on February 21, 2016, 09:22 AM
I did not get it yet, but it looks worthwhile...

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/festo-kangaroo-robot-2014-4?r=US&IR=T

Does it come in green!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on February 21, 2016, 05:26 PM
I did not get it yet, but it looks worthwhile...

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/festo-kangaroo-robot-2014-4?r=US&IR=T

Does it come in green!

Only red or grey.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Nevarre on February 21, 2016, 08:24 PM
New to the forum and Festool.  First purchase today - TS55 REQ, CT 26, LR 32 rail and Connectors.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on February 21, 2016, 09:27 PM
New to the forum and Festool.  First purchase today - TS55 REQ, CT 26, LR 32 rail and Connectors.

Welcome to FOG!

Good move getting the LR32 rail.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: kypicker on February 21, 2016, 10:45 PM
New to Festool, but I can already see that it is addictive!

Bought a TS 55R and CT Midi yesterday.  Back today to get the ETS 125 sander that I can't live without.

Next weekend? Who knows....

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on February 21, 2016, 11:55 PM
New to Festool, but I can already see that it is addictive!

Bought a TS 55R and CT Midi yesterday.  Back today to get the ETS 125 sander that I can't live without.

Next weekend? Who knows....

I know ... A Domino  [big grin]

 [welcome]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SHJ NH on February 22, 2016, 06:29 PM
Mid December I bought a HK 55 and a CTL SYS. Last week I bought a RTS400 in a Sys 1 and ordered a DTS400 in carton to put it the same Sys of the RTS400.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on February 23, 2016, 12:42 PM
Well went out and bought some bits, a interface pad for the RO90 and one of those slim delta pads, some foam pads for polishing wax and oil and a hard pad for my RO150
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: elimelech12 on February 23, 2016, 01:45 PM
Since I'm consolidating all my tools into 2 neat piles, I sold off all my drills and bought a T18 and a CT MIDI (after selling a 22 and a 26).
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SHJ NH on February 24, 2016, 01:54 PM
Yesterday, I received my ordered DTS400 in carton. In carton; because I don't need an extra Systainer and it suits in a Sys 1 with my also new RTS400. I also received a Sys 5. For my glue tubes, silicone tubes and tube gun.
[attach=1][attach=2][attach=3]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on March 13, 2016, 02:03 PM
Bump
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: NL-mikkla on March 13, 2016, 03:37 PM
CTL26, boy it's quiet compared to the CT22 I also have
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on March 13, 2016, 06:11 PM
My TS55 stopped working, lots of blue sparks in the motor housing and a plastic-smelling smoke. Immediately ordered a TS75 to make sure I had a working saw (and to add the 75" guide rail to the fleet!) and planned to send the 55 in for repairs.

Just used the 75 yesterday, have not gotten around to sending in the 55, and after using the 75 I am not sure I really need both. The 75 is not off-putting (too heavy or bulky, etc.) and it cuts soooo much better.

So, what are the actual downsides to only having the 75? No matter what I will get the 55 repaired, but I may offload it afterward. Any thoughts?

RMW
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on March 14, 2016, 01:36 PM
I have both but keep the 75 in the CMS. No real disadvantage to using the 75 on the MFT . Other then maybe losing cross cut diameter due to the 75 being a larger saw.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on March 14, 2016, 03:11 PM
@jobsworth - my 55 (not the REQ) bogs down, or at least sounds like it is, cutting anything over 18MM and even sometimes lesser thickness material. Ripping 3/4 maple is a 2-cut process. What I immediately loved about the 75 is it just glided thru 3/4 birch ply. CMS is not in the cards for me, I don't work outside the shop/home & have a have a little DeWalt for when I need a tablesaw.

I was surprised because I always assumed the 75 would be awkward but it felt surprisingly nimble to me. I does however take up some storage room.

RMW
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on March 14, 2016, 04:36 PM
My 55 does that to. I don't recall it bogging down this much in the states. I assumed it was due to running off a tranny.

The 75 is a beast. I have yet to find anything it won't cut easily. The reason I bought the CMS for the 75 and the 75 instead of just using the 55 in the CMS is because for 90% of the things I cut the 55 will work fine, but  it's the other 10% I'll need it for.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: MGB on March 14, 2016, 10:07 PM
Yesterday, I received my ordered DTS400 in carton. In carton; because I don't need an extra Systainer and it suits in a Sys 1 with my also new RTS400. I also received a Sys 5. For my glue tubes, silicone tubes and tube gun.
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

I didn't realize you can buy festool items without the systainer? is this in the uk?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on March 14, 2016, 10:14 PM
Yesterday, I received my ordered DTS400 in carton. In carton; because I don't need an extra Systainer and it suits in a Sys 1 with my also new RTS400. I also received a Sys 5. For my glue tubes, silicone tubes and tube gun.
(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

I didn't realize you can buy festool items without the systainer? is this in the uk?
It's an option down here too, mainly sanders. If you are workshop based, be it joinery, furniture or vehicle panel work, do you need a Systainer?

As an example the ETS-EC is A$839 in a Carton, A$899 in a Systainer.
http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/571891/SubProducts/571891


@MGB

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: cbogma on March 14, 2016, 11:18 PM
Hi. I'm new to Festool and just joined the FOG. Purchased the TS55 and the MFT/3. I like both so far. I'm researching dogs now because the precision or qwas seems like a must have.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector on March 14, 2016, 11:23 PM
Hi. I'm new to Festool and just joined the FOG. Purchased the TS55 and the MFT/3. I like both so far. I'm researching dogs now because the precision or qwas seems like a must have.

Awesome and  [welcome] to the FOG!

Be sure to also check out Veritas Parf Dogs, designed by FOG member and excellent builder Peter Parfitt

(https://www.festoolproducts.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/parfHeader.jpg)

https://youtu.be/rX8j-eCz5Og

Available at Tool Nut in the USA https://www.festoolproducts.com/Parf-Dogs-s/351.htm
As well as Lee Valley in the USA & Canada, and other suppliers if you are outside N America
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Shane Holland on March 15, 2016, 01:28 AM
A little shout out for the Parf dogs and its creator who is a dedicated Festool user. I own and use a full set of Parf dogs on a regular basis. Definitely a great complement to my MFT. While I don't think they make having a full MFT/3 with fence and rail obsolete, they definitely are a great time-saving accessory to use. Thanks for the post and link, @copcarcollector.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: niky1 on March 16, 2016, 02:37 PM
DOMINO DF 500 - Set
SORT-SYS DOMINO DS 4/5/6/8/10 1060x BU
Beechwood dowel .......

uff, uff, uff ......  [big grin]


(http://imgway.cz/di/Z8MS/imag0275.jpg)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on March 16, 2016, 07:14 PM
Very nice. Where is the drool icon.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Richard/RMW on March 16, 2016, 08:00 PM
On a whim...

[attachimg=1]

RMW
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on March 16, 2016, 08:15 PM
Good buy Rich, it's never good for a guy to have too short a hose ;)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ear3 on March 16, 2016, 08:54 PM
Yeah, it's nice to be able to lock down the parf dogs. the other ones can move slightly in the hole with pressure -- not a big deal if you're just using them as a stop, but for precision work it really helps to have them locked fast in the hole.

A little shout out for the Parf dogs and its creator who is a dedicated Festool user. I own and use a full set of Parf dogs on a regular basis. Definitely a great complement to my MFT. While I don't think they make having a full MFT/3 with fence and rail obsolete, they definitely are a great time-saving accessory to use. Thanks for the post and link, @copcarcollector.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on March 20, 2016, 04:52 PM
Just a 5mm domino cutter this week
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Vimmelman on March 20, 2016, 05:35 PM
Accidently bought a Vecturo and a MM adapter.

It looked so lonely, had to give it a home.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jgalowitch on March 21, 2016, 07:58 PM
I took the plunge today and bought my first Festool! I got the Domino joiner and can't wait to get started.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on March 21, 2016, 09:14 PM
I liked the Vac one so much that I ordered the two.  I already have two of the Virutex vac clamps but bought the Festools because of the versatility of clamping options.  There have been comments regarding the price of these but compared to the industrial systems that are available, these and the Virutex are deals.  There are systems that the glass industry uses the are essentially the Vac I one on a pedestal ($3600.00) or table mount ($4000.00) 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: erock on March 21, 2016, 09:37 PM
 6mm Sipo domino tenons.     [cool]

ETS EC 125 Hard pad.     [big grin]

Fein adapter for the Vecturo.    [wink]

Nothing big......

Eric
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: tms0425 on March 21, 2016, 10:45 PM
CXS set, 2 TS55 blades, and a couple more Quick Clamps, can't have enough ;-)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jckssn on March 24, 2016, 12:39 PM
I got my hands on some lightly used Festool's last weekend from a guy who sold out all of his tools.

T18+3 Plus
Centrotec 2015W
PS 300 EQ-plus
TS55R with 2x 1400mm guide rails (going to sell the saw since i already got an TS55)

And also a DS400 sander and a d27/d36 cleaning set in old systainers.

The T18+3, Centrotec, PS300 and TS55 looks brand new, and the DS400 is in great condition.  [big grin] [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: niky1 on March 24, 2016, 01:22 PM
Just a Drill bit set, D 15-35 CE-Zobo this week .......
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Twoodman66 on March 24, 2016, 06:53 PM
Ts55,decided to update sold my atf55e. Got 10 years problem free. And I'm a little guilty to say I sold it for almost the price I originally paid.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Staniam on March 24, 2016, 07:15 PM
Two more 5ah batteries for my new TSC 55  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mkasdin on March 24, 2016, 07:23 PM
I took the plunge today and bought my first Festool! I got the Domino joiner and can't wait to get started.
And your first post.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mort on March 25, 2016, 10:39 AM
Sold my Carvex, bought an RO90. I'm not sure how I've lived this long without that magnificent little machine.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on March 25, 2016, 01:10 PM
Well it isn't a festool but because festool doesn't make one I thought it would be OK to post it here.
My delta thickness planer died so since parts are unavailable over here and to cost of the. Parts I decided to buy another one,

I got me a Makita 2012NB 110v planer
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on March 25, 2016, 09:36 PM
Picked up the Domino DF500 with Domino systainer today. Learning curve coming up.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on March 25, 2016, 10:12 PM
Picked up the Domino DF500 with Domino systainer today. Learning curve coming up.

Once you have one, then you have glasses for what to make, and everything appears to be domino'able.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: travisj on March 25, 2016, 11:23 PM
I picked up some jig saw blades, the new catalog, and a Festool t-shirt.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Flatsawn on March 29, 2016, 04:01 PM
I convinced myself a ts75 was necessary[/img] [big grin][attach=1]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mleny77 on March 29, 2016, 04:30 PM
Bought the Empty Domino Tenon Systainer last week, and just ordered the RO125 yesterday! Hi my name is Matt and I'm addicted to Festool.....  [unsure]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on March 29, 2016, 05:52 PM
Just picked up a sys toolbox2 and ordered a 25m roll of 180g granat soft and 2m rule
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Flatsawn on March 29, 2016, 06:02 PM
Bought the Empty Domino Tenon Systainer last week, and just ordered the RO125 yesterday! Hi my name is Matt and I'm addicted to Festool.....  [unsure]

Hi Matt.....Don't expect us to help you though, we're enablers.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sofa_king_rad on March 31, 2016, 10:32 PM
Bought my first Festool Tools today. I picked up a CT Mini and a bunch of systainers a couple years ago, but hadn't purchased any tools yet. Today I went all in:


Items Ordered
1 of : Festool 488030 Clamping Elements for Use with Festool MFT Table, 2-pack

1 of : Festool 489570 Screw Clamps For Festool MFT And Guide Rail System, 4-11/16" (120 Mm), 2-pack

2 of : Festool 491594 Quick Clamp For Festool Mft And Guide Rail System, 6 5/8" (168 Mm)

1 of : Festool 496149 6 Inch Multi-jetstream Hard Pad For RO150 FEQ 1-Per Pack
1 of : Festool 496151 Stickfix Polishing Pad For RO150FEQ

1 of : Festool 496978 6" Sandpaper - 100 Grit - 100 Pack
1 of : Festool 496979 6" Sandpaper - 120 Grit - 100 Pack
1 of : Festool 496980 6" Sandpaper - 150 Grit - 100 Pack
1 of : Festool 496982 6" Sandpaper - 220 Grit - 100 Pack
1 of : Festool 497153 6" Sandpaper - 80 Granatit - 10 Pack

1 of : Festool 497690 Systainer SYS-STF D150 T-Loc

1 of : Festool 497694 Systainer SYS 1 BOX T-Loc

1 of : Festool 498410 Cloth Replacement Filter Bags For CT Mini Dust Extractor, 5-pack

1 of : Festool 499901 SYS-Storage T-Loc Systainer

1 of : Festool 561287 Kapex KS 120 Sliding Compound Miter Saw

1 of : Festool 571810 RO 150 FEQ Rotex Sander

1 of : Festool 574339 OF 1010 EQ Router

1 of : Festool PT3561556 TS 55 REQ

1 of : MFT/3 MultiFunction Table

can't wait to get started....now to figure out what to build  [blink]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector on March 31, 2016, 10:41 PM
Got a few router parts, MFT cross braces and a Gecko to mess around with. "Beat" the price increase with The Tool Nut
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: FOGNewbie on April 01, 2016, 07:38 PM
Finally! I bought a 2nd MFT/3 Table. Wanted it for years. Hope to pick up the stabilizer bars and connector bar when I pick up the table.

Might be a while before I make a "big" Festool purchase since I do need to get a bandsaw and a jointer planner sometime down the road. Lots of accessories I could use. Maybe that will feed the Festool bug for a while... :'(
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: McNally Family on April 01, 2016, 08:16 PM
Just a couple little accessories on my list.
 
Festool 492526 Centrotec Hook Driver/Adapter
Festool 496169 Wet Filter for CT 26

Saved $2.00 by ordering before midnight!  Yay!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on April 01, 2016, 11:35 PM

can't wait to get started....now to figure out what to build  [blink]

@sofa_king_rad

Systainer storage would make sense [wink] [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sofa_king_rad on April 02, 2016, 04:56 AM

@sofa_king_rad

Systainer storage would make sense [wink] [big grin]

Haha - I was thinking about that today. This will be my home garage shop with everything put away when not in use. i have 3 large steel racks already but need to do some reorganizing/spring cleaning. The racks I have are 24" deep, so I may move those and use for Totes for regularly house stuff and build out half of one wall for tool storage and work station.

I'm betting that has been discussed around here plenty, so I'll have to start digging the threads.

I also need to uplift my Ford Transit connect with shelving for my Systainers and work supplies.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on April 02, 2016, 06:37 AM
Building your workshop is a very good way to get started. There are some very good workshop builds on here, some with very sexy systainer storage options.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: matte on April 02, 2016, 11:57 AM
Just sold my mafell mt55cc complete with guide rails. And ordered a festool ts55 rebq plus fs. With 2 guiderails. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: neeleman on April 02, 2016, 12:07 PM
Hi Matte,

That's just the opposite what others would do: change Mafell for Festool.
Any reasons for that?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: matte on April 02, 2016, 12:52 PM
Hi neeman. First i bought the mafell mt 55 cc. After that the lo50e router. Butt that was a bad one. So i sold the router and bought an of1400. I also want to route with the guiderail and that is not possible with the mafell guide rails. The next thing was that i really liked the plug in cord. Mafell also didn't had that. So for me the choice was clear. Go and sell the mafell and get the festool one. I really like the idea of working in a system.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Goneshootin88 on April 03, 2016, 11:53 AM
I figured you guys would like this for my first post. Picked these up last weekend from a guy who used to do demos for Festool. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160403/e39188707c77a2d22d2def6f4e3feee6.jpg)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on April 03, 2016, 01:17 PM
Ordered the MFS 2000 rails, now have the complete system.  I haven't needed this size yet but as I have used all the other sizes, I figure it's just a matter of time.  I know these have gotten somewhat of a bad rap, as long as care is taken during assembly and adjustment, they are great.  I bought two sets from Amazon Warehouse, both were advertised as new, but both had some damage.  Amazon discounted the cost on the first set, but would not on the second.  I work with aluminum all the time so I kept and repaired both as I was not going to full price for them. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Potts17 on April 03, 2016, 02:20 PM
I figured you guys would like this for my first post. Picked these up last weekend from a guy who used to do demos for Festool. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160403/e39188707c77a2d22d2def6f4e3feee6.jpg)

Wow all in good shape? I'd hate to hear what you had to spend to get all those from him.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on April 03, 2016, 04:03 PM
Nobody really needs two kidneys.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Goneshootin88 on April 03, 2016, 04:59 PM
Yes everything was in very good shape. Let's just say that it was a good enough deal that after we left, my girlfriend even commented that it was a good price!
On a similar note, I'd like to take his name off the systainers. Anyone have any advice for how to remove sharpie without messing up the plastic?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sofa_king_rad on April 03, 2016, 06:06 PM
Building your workshop is a very good way to get started. There are some very good workshop builds on here, some with very sexy systainer storage options.

I'll start searching...is there any in particular that really stood out? i'm also going to be building out by Transit Connect. I don't use festool tools for my trade work (beyond a CT), but i use Systainers for all more storage in my van nonetheless.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on April 03, 2016, 06:43 PM
Try using a citrus based cleaner.  Often that will greatly reduce the obvious, I've also used acetone  judiciously.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: overanalyze on April 03, 2016, 08:17 PM
Yes everything was in very good shape. Let's just say that it was a good enough deal that after we left, my girlfriend even commented that it was a good price!
On a similar note, I'd like to take his name off the systainers. Anyone have any advice for how to remove sharpie without messing up the plastic?
Clear spray on sunblock. It will wipe right off.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on April 04, 2016, 04:13 AM
Yes everything was in very good shape. Let's just say that it was a good enough deal that after we left, my girlfriend even commented that it was a good price!
On a similar note, I'd like to take his name off the systainers. Anyone have any advice for how to remove sharpie without messing up the plastic?

It might be better to leave it on??
If they get pinched, there is a higher than average chance someone would know him.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on April 04, 2016, 05:36 PM
Another sys2 toolbox [smile] and another 5mm domino cutter
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: DiscoStu on April 10, 2016, 01:38 PM
Had a bit of a spend.

Bought a OF1400 and a CXS. Got a few bits for the CXS and the rail adapter for the OF1400.


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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: McNally Family on April 11, 2016, 07:57 AM
Picked up a couple more little things from my list:

Festool 500312 CT Wings Attachment
Festool 495130 Centrotec Stubby Wood Drill Bit Set, Metric
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: McNally Family on April 11, 2016, 08:01 AM
Yes everything was in very good shape. Let's just say that it was a good enough deal that after we left, my girlfriend even commented that it was a good price!
On a similar note, I'd like to take his name off the systainers. Anyone have any advice for how to remove sharpie without messing up the plastic?

With a user name like Goneshootin88 , it makes me wonder if you simply made him an offer he couldn't refuse?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: timothy1024 on April 11, 2016, 01:53 PM
wood is awesome and Festool makes it great for hobby work, just bought the Centrotec drilling set and ordered the c-18 drill. Can't wait for next week.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: RossJarvis on April 12, 2016, 06:24 PM
I got a C18 yesterday lunchtime, by lunchtime today I already broke it [eek].  All I did was drop it 7 foot off a stud wall.  Those locking collars are definitely made of monkey metal :'(
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: McNally Family on April 13, 2016, 09:39 AM
I got a C18 yesterday lunchtime, by lunchtime today I already broke it [eek].  All I did was drop it 7 foot off a stud wall.  Those locking collars are definitely made of monkey metal :'(

One of the reasons I purchased the C18, and not the T18, was the idea I could rig up a hook to use over framing (or a ladder), and "hang" the drill, rather than try and balance it.  Sorry to hear about your misfortune.  Is something like that covered under the warranty or 30 day return policy?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bobfog on April 13, 2016, 09:49 AM
I got a C18 yesterday lunchtime, by lunchtime today I already broke it [eek].  All I did was drop it 7 foot off a stud wall.  Those locking collars are definitely made of monkey metal :'(

What did it land on?

I'm certainly not one to blindly defend Festool, but to be fair, a 7ft drop isn't insignificant!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Rip Van Winkle on April 13, 2016, 10:13 AM
Yes everything was in very good shape. Let's just say that it was a good enough deal that after we left, my girlfriend even commented that it was a good price!
On a similar note, I'd like to take his name off the systainers. Anyone have any advice for how to remove sharpie without messing up the plastic?


The best way to remove sharpie that I've found is to use 90 percent idopropyl alcohol or denatured alcohol. Either might due the job, isopropyl is probably less likely to contain additives that could harm the plastic. Sharpie ink is supposedly shellac based.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Rip Van Winkle on April 13, 2016, 10:20 AM
Try using a citrus based cleaner.  Often that will greatly reduce the obvious, I've also used acetone  judiciously.

Be very carefull with citrus based cleaners. I was once told by my boss to remove a mess from some old plastic items he had purchased. My boss handed me citrus bssed cleaner to do the job. The citrus cleaner melted the plastic and basically destroyed the surface.

Acetone should also be used cautiously. I slmost melted the handles on some of my favorite screwdrivers when I wanted to clean them. I'm not sure whether acetone would cause any problems for the ABS the systainers are made from.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bobfog on April 13, 2016, 10:23 AM
The safest thing to remove permanent marker, with no damage to the surface below, is a cheap can of deodorant spray (not anti-perspirant). Then used a tooth brush to get into the grain of the plastic.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Brice Burrell on April 13, 2016, 10:35 AM
I got a C18 yesterday lunchtime, by lunchtime today I already broke it [eek].  All I did was drop it 7 foot off a stud wall.  Those locking collars are definitely made of monkey metal :'(

What did it land on?

I'm certainly not one to blindly defend Festool, but to be fair, a 7ft drop isn't insignificant!


I agree that a 7' drop isn't insignificant, still it is not out of what I would say is "normal use".  What I mean by a drop of 7-8' as normal use is that almost all cordless drills are designed to withstand a certain amount of "abuse".  Falls are unavoidable in normal professional use so the drills have to survive or no one would buy them. 

My experience with the 5 Festool drills I've owned over 8 years has been outstanding.  My drills have survived nasty falls with only superficial damage.  I think these drills are tough, still, it only takes a bit of bad luck for your drill to land the wrong way to do real damage.   
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: RossJarvis on April 13, 2016, 01:11 PM
I got a C18 yesterday lunchtime, by lunchtime today I already broke it [eek].  All I did was drop it 7 foot off a stud wall.  Those locking collars are definitely made of monkey metal :'(

What did it land on?

I'm certainly not one to blindly defend Festool, but to be fair, a 7ft drop isn't insignificant!


I agree that a 7' drop isn't insignificant, still it is not out of what I would say is "normal use".  What I mean by a drop of 7-8' as normal use is that almost all cordless drills are designed to withstand a certain amount of "abuse".  Falls are unavoidable in normal professional use so the drills have to survive or no one would buy them. 

My experience with the 5 Festool drills I've owned over 8 years has been outstanding.  My drills have survived nasty falls with only superficial damage.  I think these drills are tough, still, it only takes a bit of bad luck for your drill to land the wrong way to do real damage.   

I for one will say any fault is with me :-[, not the drill.  I can't say I'm surprised the locking collar broke and meant the monkey metal comment as a bit tongue in cheek.  The drill and angle attachment are working fine so all in all impressed that it took such a drop, onto lime screed without any serious damage.  I've ordered two spare locking collars.  One to fix it and one for the next time I do something stupid.

Ironically I know from countless similar experiences not to put tools on high places I'm working on, particularly when vibrating the thing to death with a multi-tool.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: pettyconstruction on April 13, 2016, 01:34 PM
 I feel your pain , I had a four day old Hitachi impact drill   Slide off a two-story roof to the ground .  I eBay to a new housing and put it back together and here I am 10 or 12 years later still with the same drill .
Charlie
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mkasdin on April 22, 2016, 12:19 PM
Just made my first green purchase this week: midi vac, ro-150 and two boxes of grant sandpaper p40 & p80.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kynasf on April 22, 2016, 05:19 PM
Got the centrotec installers kit this week. I'm building a new deck for the garden and this has been great so far.  I also ordered the surfix kit. Been meaning to get this for a while but couldn't quite press the button.  It seems impressive from the test piece of oak flooring I tried. Do people tend to use an alternative oil/wax for flooring or stick with the festool oil?

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Flatsawn on April 23, 2016, 03:13 PM
This works very well so far. My first practice project is a Systainer Port.
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Mark
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Omar157 on April 23, 2016, 09:56 PM
I stole a bunch of tools today. At gunpoint but I'm a big strong guy so it would have been no contest. I'm sorry be be a douche but I'm a little ticked from a different thread and feel while I should be happy I got a too good to be true deal that I should know better. Good post though, other than my stolen items I purchased the vac clamp, contoro edge banding system an bunch of mft3 accessories( not all festool)
A 55" track, 4 clamps, woodpecker square, 36" straight edge, 24" t square, 12" t square, 12" ruler, 24" ruler, ruler hook, ruler stop. Wixey planer gauge, dewalt dw735 with free stand. I think that's all I got :) sorry again
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on April 25, 2016, 02:54 PM
Just bought a CMS VL only no modules, since I already own 3 module and made a couple of more, having the 2nd CMS will come in real handy. Only downside side is it only in 240V so I have to get a 110V switch oder to use my NA tools
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kynasf on April 26, 2016, 04:00 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160426/6d739b15414ac3bc762fc11aa638b71f.jpg)

The HKC55 and shorty guide rail arrived today

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mkasdin on April 27, 2016, 04:13 PM
Compact vacuum kit and CT wings and granary 40,80, 120, 180 sandpapers, brilliant 220
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on April 27, 2016, 08:27 PM
I pre-ordered the CT-SYS and OF2200 package deal from Shane and Toolnut/Festoolproducts.com.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on May 06, 2016, 11:35 AM
I bought the VL CMS ( just the stand) I already own a GE, the VL this will speed up my work flow quite a but
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: LDBecker on May 06, 2016, 08:02 PM
I guess I'll play- last week bought a Kapex and the portable stand with extensions- this is an amazing upgrade to my 25 yr old Makita (which is still going strong, but doesn't have the capacity I need). The stand is really wonderful, and easily folds down for storage in my limited space. Thinking about a CT26 and 37mm hose... My 18 yr old Porter Cable and small hose is OK, but there is still more dust than I would like.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Peter Halle on May 06, 2016, 08:06 PM
I guess I'll play- last week bought a Kapex and the portable stand with extensions- this is an amazing upgrade to my 25 yr old Makita (which is still going strong, but doesn't have the capacity I need). The stand is really wonderful, and easily folds down for storage in my limited space. Thinking about a CT26 and 37mm hose... My 18 yr old Porter Cable and small hose is OK, but there is still more dust than I would like.

Congrats!

I personally love my Kapex but my CT is used more often.  If you go the CT route my guess is that even just the lower noise level will put a smile on your face.

Peter
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on May 06, 2016, 08:56 PM
Yesterday ... OF2200 set.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: McNally Family on May 06, 2016, 09:13 PM
The RS 2E sander, with  Hole Punch and MPE Sanding Pad For Sheet Abrasives (and a bunch of sheet sandpaper).  Also purchased the 3.5m sleeved hose and CT Mounted Tool Holder my CT26.  Today I also went to Woodcraft and purchased the Festool 500076 SYS-MFT Tabletop Systainer 1, to sit on top of my CT26 (since I can't afford the MFT/3 yet)..  Now I just need a clamp and I will be set...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: LDBecker on May 06, 2016, 10:56 PM
I guess I'll play- last week bought a Kapex and the portable stand with extensions- this is an amazing upgrade to my 25 yr old Makita (which is still going strong, but doesn't have the capacity I need). The stand is really wonderful, and easily folds down for storage in my limited space. Thinking about a CT26 and 37mm hose... My 18 yr old Porter Cable and small hose is OK, but there is still more dust than I would like.

Congrats!

I personally love my Kapex but my CT is used more often.  If you go the CT route my guess is that even just the lower noise level will put a smile on your face.

Peter

Interesting interaction between my Kapex and the tool-controlled PC vac - If I leave the Kapex's laser turned on, the auto shut off sometimes doesn't work on the vacuum. Minor thing, but interesting. In favor of the CT, having the ability to dial down the suction would be good for sanding. I use mostly a Rotex RO 90, but it's a little small for larger jobs. For those i have my old Bosch 6" 1370 DEVS random orbital sander, but it's  A BEAST - heavy, and the dust collection isn't all that great (ok, but not great, funky little Bosch hose). Thinking about a 5" ETS EC125/3 for finish sanding... comments? The Bosch is ok for rough stuff, but I haven't been too happy with it for finer projects. The Rotex RO 90 is really nice, but a bit small for larger things...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on May 06, 2016, 11:24 PM
Thinking about a 5" ETS EC125/3 for finish sanding... comments? The Bosch is ok for rough stuff, but I haven't been too happy with it for finer projects. The Rotex RO 90 is really nice, but a bit small for larger things...

@LDBecker

Anything with ETS on it from Festool will give you a great finish and will also offer excellent DC.

The larger orbit ETS sanders are a good compromise if you don't have something that'll shred [wink]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Hnnguyen85 on May 07, 2016, 12:07 AM
Kapex just came in today and MFT/3 table just before the price increase.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on May 07, 2016, 03:13 AM
I guess I'll play- last week bought a Kapex and the portable stand with extensions- this is an amazing upgrade to my 25 yr old Makita (which is still going strong, but doesn't have the capacity I need). The stand is really wonderful, and easily folds down for storage in my limited space. Thinking about a CT26 and 37mm hose... My 18 yr old Porter Cable and small hose is OK, but there is still more dust than I would like.

Congrats!

I personally love my Kapex but my CT is used more often.  If you go the CT route my guess is that even just the lower noise level will put a smile on your face.

Peter

Interesting interaction between my Kapex and the tool-controlled PC vac - If I leave the Kapex's laser turned on, the auto shut off sometimes doesn't work on the vacuum. Minor thing, but interesting. In favor of the CT, having the ability to dial down the suction would be good for sanding. I use mostly a Rotex RO 90, but it's a little small for larger jobs. For those i have my old Bosch 6" 1370 DEVS random orbital sander, but it's  A BEAST - heavy, and the dust collection isn't all that great (ok, but not great, funky little Bosch hose). Thinking about a 5" ETS EC125/3 for finish sanding... comments? The Bosch is ok for rough stuff, but I haven't been too happy with it for finer projects. The Rotex RO 90 is really nice, but a bit small for larger things...

I'd go for the 150 rather than the 125. No particular reason other if I go big I go big. Don't forget to check out the different pads.  I use the hard pad for flattening a panel works a good as a belt sander IMO and you might like the interface pad for the 90.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Claimdude on May 07, 2016, 07:36 AM
I bought the Vac-Sys and head set.

Jack
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: griffs on May 07, 2016, 04:36 PM


    £50-£250 voucher could be tempting!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: LDBecker on May 08, 2016, 01:10 AM


I'd go for the 150 rather than the 125. No particular reason other if I go big I go big. Don't forget to check out the different pads.  I use the hard pad for flattening a panel works a good as a belt sander IMO and you might like the interface pad for the 90.
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I'm wanting something a bit lighter than my Bosch 6" - a 5" would be a nice compromise - hence the 125. I notice that there are a couple of versions of it - the Rotex RO 125 FEQ, the ETS EC 125/3 EQ (brushless motor), and the older ETS 125 EQ. TOO MANY CHOICES!!!! Probably leaning toward the brushless model...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Hnnguyen85 on May 08, 2016, 01:24 AM


I'd go for the 150 rather than the 125. No particular reason other if I go big I go big. Don't forget to check out the different pads.  I use the hard pad for flattening a panel works a good as a belt sander IMO and you might like the interface pad for the 90.

I'm wanting something a bit lighter than my Bosch 6" - a 5" would be a nice compromise - hence the 125. I notice that there are a couple of versions of it - the Rotex RO 125 FEQ, the ETS EC 125/3 EQ (brushless motor), and the older ETS 125 EQ. TOO MANY CHOICES!!!! Probably leaning toward the brushless model...
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You'll really like the brushless model, I have the ETS EC 150 and really like it. It's also very light weight compared to my old dewalt 5". If you haven't had the chance to, I'd suggest find a local dealer that stocks it and play around with it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: LDBecker on May 08, 2016, 02:38 AM


You'll really like the brushless model, I have the ETS EC 150 and really like it. It's also very light weight compared to my old dewalt 5". If you haven't had the chance to, I'd suggest find a local dealer that stocks it and play around with it.
[/quote]

You're probably right - BOTH the ETS EC 125 and 150 sanders weigh 2.6 lbs... that's about HALF of what my 6" Bosch 1370DEVS weighs. I can use the Bosch for more heavy-duty stuff, and the Festool ETS EC 150/3 brushless for the finer sanding. I'll look into them next week...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on May 09, 2016, 06:06 AM
Hi everybody.

Increased the systainer count today. Festool Australia have the PS300 Trion barrel jigsaw on special with a free set of blades. I have some work for it so decided to go for it. The positive plugs on here for the PS300 also helped.

Now to research cutting plastic with it  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: niky1 on May 10, 2016, 04:12 PM
PDC 18/4 Li 5,2 Set + SYS 1 CE-SORT ....... [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: dalep on May 10, 2016, 05:48 PM
Had a bit of a splurge at the weekend with the help of an extra voucher or 2 ;-)

SYS MFT fixing set

FS-SYS/2 accessories set

Domino connector range SV-SYS D14

Module CMS TS55-R

CTL SYS dust extractor

OF 1400 Router Kit

CT Boom arm for CT36

Sliding Table CMS

Extension Table CMS

Guide Extension MFT/3-VL GB 240

LA-CS 50 Stopper

DF500 Domino Kit

DF700 Domino Kit

Module CMS-OF

CMS-GE

OS 400 Kit

OF 1010 Router Kit

SYS-PW power extension unit.

:-)

Dale
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on May 10, 2016, 10:15 PM
Ouch

Were they vouchers from the US Federal Reserve  [big grin]

That is a big shopping list. Enjoy the new tools.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mr_Mod on May 11, 2016, 09:07 AM
I had these 2 mysteriously turn up in the mail from Holland. Whats strange is that the package took quicker to travel from the other side of the world compared to a parcel from the other side of the town that were both shipped the same day. The one from the other side of town is expected to arrive Friday.
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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: dalep on May 11, 2016, 01:32 PM
Ouch

Were they vouchers from the US Federal Reserve  [big grin]

That is a big shopping list. Enjoy the new tools.

LOL, need to kit out a workshop so made use of a UK voucher, get £225 when spending £1500, i used 3, still not finished !!

There was also a LR-32 and a Vac Tool kit

Here is the stack:
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Vimmelman on May 11, 2016, 01:39 PM
Bought a new rotex sander - a RO 90 to replace my dx 93 and keep my RO 150 company.

But the sander has a new dust port? Anyone else seen this before? Think i got it straight from the factory.

Its a locking dustport. They sent along a new adapter for the 27mm hose(to replace the old) in the systainer aswell...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector on May 11, 2016, 02:00 PM


But the sander has a new dust port? Anyone else seen this before? Think i got it straight from the factory.

Its a locking dustport.

See this thread, its a new feature, but this is the first tool I have seen the new port on...

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/cleantec-conneting-system/msg457008/#msg457008
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: joiner1970 on May 11, 2016, 05:44 PM
Bought a new rotex sander - a RO 90 to replace my dx 93 and keep my RO 150 company.

But the sander has a new dust port? Anyone else seen this before? Think i got it straight from the factory.

Its a locking dustport. They sent along a new adapter for the 27mm hose(to replace the old) in the systainer aswell...
That's good that they sent you a new hose end too.

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Phil Beckley on May 11, 2016, 05:55 PM
Hi
The saws and sanders will be the first set of machines to have the new port fitted.
RG
Phil
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on May 11, 2016, 06:51 PM
...
Thinking about a 5" ETS EC125/3 for finish sanding... comments?
...

Why ?

A 1/2 sheet is also good for finishing, and better chance of remaining flat.

A 6" round sander gives a large surface to try and remain flat over - rather than smooth and wavy.
The 5-mm also works for finishing.

The perfect combo is a 1/2-sheet with 2-mm and an 6"/5-mm random orbital (plus your Bosch as a trifecta)

Doesn't matter much. Do you need a 5" or would the 6" work?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: redbirdone on May 11, 2016, 08:25 PM
Went on a bad streak this week...bought the new CTL-SYS as well as the LR-32 set, the LR-32 95" guide rail and the Domino XL700 (plus a Systainer of each of the XL tenons).

I blame the IRS/tax code.  They limit Roth IRA contributions and earlier this month I maxed out this year so I got weak and decided to go Festool.  Next month will go into traditional savings account as I need to save up some money for material to actually use these tools on... :)

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Flatsawn on May 11, 2016, 09:53 PM
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Beats the alternative
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: redbirdone on May 11, 2016, 10:35 PM
...and in another moment of weakness got the MFK700 kit to use with my (hopefully) future Conturo purchase.

Running out of room for the black and green tools.   :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on May 12, 2016, 12:09 AM
...and in another moment of weakness got the MFK700 kit to use with my (hopefully) future Conturo purchase.

Running out of room for the black and green tools.   :)

I feel your pain!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ScotF on May 13, 2016, 12:54 AM
Well I was thinking about adding a Rotex 125 to my arsenal to use in my sculpted Maloof inspired dining set I am building. The 6 inch Rotex is too big for many areas and the RO90 is too small, so I wanted the 125mm size to follow my RAS. After trying it out and the new ETS EC125, I was blown away by the power and feel of the new ETS and so I came home with one to try. I figured I could take advantage of the 30 days and if it does not work, I can swap it for the Rotex 125 (which I also liked). I think that I am going to be happy with the ETS and the brake, weight, ergonomics and power were amazing. Festool seems to have gotten things right with this sander.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on May 13, 2016, 05:54 PM
Eventually bit the bullet and picked up a MFT3 basic today and a pair of clamping elements to go with it also got 2x sys4 tl sorts and the guide rail angle attachment
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: blaszcsj on May 13, 2016, 06:04 PM
Got an OF1400 to round out the router family!

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13164249_745071898073_6442694174141535756_n.jpg?oh=51891123e9ab002dc73e746a90944274&oe=57E3DE57)

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13226887_745071903063_7090617652634654097_n.jpg?oh=607753989e12ebdc7e157b3b765e7790&oe=57A1261E)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on May 13, 2016, 08:16 PM
I just ordered a  sys combi II for my 1010 so I can put all my accessories in the drawer,  I already had done this same thing for to store my MFK 700 and bases.  I also ordered a sortainer sys 4 to put my electrical parts into (automatic door and mag lock parts and testing equiment).  Also ordered extra pads for my RO 90 and extra bags my Cts-Sys.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: TheMarvelousOne on May 14, 2016, 07:06 PM
Went to the local woodcraft today for a free dust collection "class", found out the only guy who has ever been super helpful passed away a month ago. Total bummer! So I bought my first Festool sander, ETS 125 and all the Brilliant 2 paper they had. 180, 220 and 400.

I was amazed that nobody in that place knew anything about the paper, sanders or much of anything related to Festool. I wanted to check out the Rotex 150 but nobody seemed to know anything about it and it was zipped tied down so I just bought the ETS for now.

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on May 14, 2016, 10:56 PM
Got an OF1400 to round out the router family!

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13164249_745071898073_6442694174141535756_n.jpg?oh=51891123e9ab002dc73e746a90944274&oe=57E3DE57)

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13226887_745071903063_7090617652634654097_n.jpg?oh=607753989e12ebdc7e157b3b765e7790&oe=57A1261E)

@blaszcsj

Daddy bear's a mutant [scared]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: blaszcsj on May 14, 2016, 11:20 PM
Daddy bear's a mutant [scared]

It's kinda green!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on May 14, 2016, 11:30 PM
Daddy bear's a mutant [scared]

It's kinda green!


Like Donatello?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ear3 on May 15, 2016, 07:20 AM
@blaszcsj How's the dust collection on that Makita?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: blaszcsj on May 15, 2016, 08:29 AM
@blaszcsj How's the dust collection on that Makita?

@Edward A Reno III it is meh. But I have only used on solid surface where the chips are very stringy. They get clogged really fast in the small neck of the port. I imagine if I were doing a plunge cut in wood it would do ok. It has gobs of power though. The trigger switch is a little awkward at times but comfortable to grip.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on May 15, 2016, 10:15 AM
@blaszcsj How's the dust collection on that Makita?

@Edward A Reno III it is meh. But I have only used on solid surface where the chips are very stringy. They get clogged really fast in the small neck of the port. I imagine if I were doing a plunge cut in wood it would do ok. It has gobs of power though. The trigger switch is a little awkward at times but comfortable to grip.

I had an 2000W Hitachi that had the heart of a prize fighter. Unfortunately rust kinda killed him. That thing was scary outside of a router table [eek]

Though they may lack refinement, some of the big old routers can produce a great result.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: TheMarvelousOne on May 15, 2016, 01:05 PM
I'm not going to be that guy who makes a thread on something that's been brought up a lot so I'll ask it here instead. My new ETS 125 and CT-SYS, it seems like the suction is too powerful for the sander. I mean I turn them on and the suction won't even let the sander move. Cranked it up to 6 and it moved a little better. I used the CT-SYS on my old POS Dewalt sander and the sander performed normally.

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on May 15, 2016, 01:28 PM
I'm not going to be that guy who makes a thread on something that's been brought up a lot so I'll ask it here instead. My new ETS 125 and CT-SYS, it seems like the suction is too powerful for the sander. I mean I turn them on and the suction won't even let the sander move. Cranked it up to 6 and it moved a little better. I used the CT-SYS on my old POS Dewalt sander and the sander performed normally.

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@TheMarvelousOne to compensate for not having variable suction, the hose on the CTL-SYS lets you bleed off air ... open it up and you'll be fine.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: TheMarvelousOne on May 15, 2016, 02:09 PM
I'm not going to be that guy who makes a thread on something that's been brought up a lot so I'll ask it here instead. My new ETS 125 and CT-SYS, it seems like the suction is too powerful for the sander. I mean I turn them on and the suction won't even let the sander move. Cranked it up to 6 and it moved a little better. I used the CT-SYS on my old POS Dewalt sander and the sander performed normally.

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@TheMarvelousOne to compensate for not having variable suction, the hose on the CTL-SYS lets you bleed off air ... open it up and you'll be fine.
Thanks Kev. I also think it was a clamping issue as well. The piece I was sanding wasn't really clamped down. Just clamped down a chunk of cedar to the MFT and it worked well. Still jumpy if I tried to control the path of the sander but I'm sure that's part of the learning curve.

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: griffs on May 15, 2016, 03:49 PM


  t18+ and the drywall screwgun , should have got the screwgun long ago!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on May 15, 2016, 08:33 PM


  t18+ and the drywall screwgun , should have got the screwgun long ago!

@griffs can you comment on the DWC? I've been told unofficially that it's not available on the local market here in Oz due to a minor change to a spring rate in the cartridge for better performance.

yeh - minor X-file [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket on May 16, 2016, 01:44 PM
Hi,

Ordered a Systainer SYS-STF Delta 100x150, to keep the DTS 400 EQ's sandpaper in. Should arrive Wednesday.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on May 16, 2016, 02:39 PM
I just ordered a  sys combi II for my 1010 so I can put all my accessories in the drawer...

A SYS-Combi 3

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket on May 16, 2016, 02:48 PM
Looks great!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: GarryMartin on May 16, 2016, 02:54 PM
I just ordered a  sys combi II for my 1010 so I can put all my accessories in the drawer...

A SYS-Combi 3


@Cheese makes a good point @rst - although the SYS Combi II was correct for your MFK 700, hopefully you got the SYS Combi III for your OF 1010.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on May 16, 2016, 02:55 PM
@Cheese

That's a great idea. I like it
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: GarryMartin on May 16, 2016, 02:56 PM
Courtesy of the Festool UK vouchers and a cheeky eBay voucher too, today the VAC SYS joins the arsenal.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kynasf on May 17, 2016, 04:57 AM
Very pleased to find a NOS Ras 115 from a UK dealer yesterday. It's just been delivered. It looks a beast!

Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on May 17, 2016, 05:32 AM
Courtesy of the Festool UK vouchers and a cheeky eBay voucher too, today the VAC SYS joins the arsenal.

@GarryMartin I see you're deploying it in the kitchen for your dinner plate. Messy eater are we? [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: GarryMartin on May 17, 2016, 06:54 AM
@GarryMartin I see you're deploying it in the kitchen for your dinner plate. Messy eater are we? [big grin]

You been talking to my wife @Kev?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: griffs on May 17, 2016, 04:44 PM
hi kev.

  I was not aware of any problem with the dwc ,the one that i purchased works fine and are available in the full set, but the gun on its own has a waiting time of at least two weeks

  Clive.

  t18+ and the drywall screwgun , should have got the screwgun long ago!

@griffs can you comment on the DWC? I've been told unofficially that it's not available on the local market here in Oz due to a minor change to a spring rate in the cartridge for better performance.

yeh - minor X-file [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: griffs on May 17, 2016, 04:59 PM
 

  I will get better ,(computer) [laughing] [laughing] [laughing]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket on May 19, 2016, 01:20 PM
Some swag I snatched off ebay arrived today. Someone was offering the folding ruler, pocket stick fix, twinbox, pencil and sticker for 20 bucks...

The Pica arrived from amazon, obviously not Festool ;)

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[attachimg=2]

Seems I need to re-oder the Sandpaper-Systainer from another source, the amazon marketplace dealer didn't deliver and doesn't communicate.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Greg Powers on May 19, 2016, 01:46 PM
Bought the Vac-Sys and the systainer of extra vacuum heads. Now I'am waiting for the Vacuum pump, The Excel5. I could just not bring myself to spend $800 on a vacuum pump.  [embarassed]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ear3 on May 21, 2016, 08:12 AM
I went for one of the deep cuts, and got myself the copier/scanner tool for the routers, which works in tandem with the angle arm.  This think this might be the highest dollar per square inch item in the entire Festool lineup.

EDIT: Looks like I'm psychic  -- http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tools-accessories/attachment-that-not-everybody-know-is-in-the-market-for-of-1400-of-1010/msg460305/#msg460305

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket on May 21, 2016, 04:46 PM
This finally arrived today :) SYS-STF Delta 100x150

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[attachimg=2]

[attachimg=3]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: saxric on May 22, 2016, 11:08 PM
I bought a new Kapex KS 120 EB and UG set. Also got a new DF 500. I'm so excited.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector on May 23, 2016, 02:44 AM
I bought a new Kapex KS 120 EB and UG set. Also got a new DF 500. I'm so excited.

Awesome and  [welcome] to the FOG.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on May 24, 2016, 03:37 AM
Jeff ya let me down, when I saw your name posting here, up I actually thought ya bought something  [scared] [scared] [eek] [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket on May 27, 2016, 09:28 AM
Much needed filter bags.

[attach=1]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on May 27, 2016, 03:25 PM
I Went shopping today after a long Festool pause. The new MFt Fixing Set, a 3/8" square FastFix chuck I never really wanted one of the centrotec 3/8" or 1/4" adaptors as I feel  they add too much length to the drill and seemed overpriced as well, the 3/8" FF chuck will keep a very short drill length for working in tight places, and just are better in regards to general ergonomics i will be using it on the PDC, it's also very solidly built and has a very solid positive lock. Apparently it will also work on the CXS. a  centrotec hook screwer inner thinga-ma-jig, and a second 14.4 v 5.2 Ah battery for use on my TI impact.. And an extra Centrotec chuck as there wasn't one included in my TI impact basic kit..

Found a reason to Festool shop..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket on May 30, 2016, 01:03 AM
Just scored a Festo(ol) DX 93 E off ebay for some pocket change...

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: knickam on June 02, 2016, 03:34 AM
KS120 Kapex
CTL 26E Dust Extractor
PDC 18V Cordless combi Hammer Drill
CXS 10.8V cordless drill
Centrotec HD 15 Accessory kit
QF 1010EBQ Router
LR 32 System and rail
Carvex PS 420 Body grip (240V)
Jigsaw accessory Set




Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on June 02, 2016, 04:20 AM
Scored VS600 dovetail jig with 3 templates / bits and dust connector for the 1010.

Looking fwd to using it. Always had problems with other manufacturers DT jigs. I'm hoping this will be easier to set up and use.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on June 02, 2016, 05:31 PM
Picked up a 36mm tradesman cleaning kit, 2x sys4, 1x sys2
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector on June 02, 2016, 05:37 PM
Jeff ya let me down, when I saw your name posting here, up I actually thought ya bought something

@jobsworth

Maybe after the I attend Road Show in a couple of weeks in Reno. Certainly has to be something I don't have and desperately need!! Steve will convince me!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on June 03, 2016, 12:12 PM
Steve has a way of doing that. My wallet gets scared every time I get near that guy
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SS Teach on June 03, 2016, 01:49 PM
Saxric, welcome to FOG. You made a great start, just realize it's only the beginning. It's a very slippery slope, but a great ride.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket on June 06, 2016, 09:26 AM
Hi!

Got me a SYS-CART today. And a heavily price reduced 1.5 Ah 10.8 V battery for my CXS - one can never have to many batteries and why not have a 1.5 Ah to go with the 2.6 Ah's.

[attachimg=1]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Greg Powers on June 07, 2016, 01:45 PM
Hi!

Got me a SYS-CART today. And a heavily price reduced 1.5 Ah 10.8 V battery for my CXS - one can never have to many batteries and why not have a 1.5 Ah to go with the 2.6 Ah's.

(Attachment Link)

Kind regards,
Oliver

@six-point socket what is that Systainer on top?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: alkaline on June 07, 2016, 01:59 PM
GPowers, power hub with 10m extension cord.

 [wink]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket on June 07, 2016, 02:34 PM
Hi!

Got me a SYS-CART today. And a heavily price reduced 1.5 Ah 10.8 V battery for my CXS - one can never have to many batteries and why not have a 1.5 Ah to go with the 2.6 Ah's.

(Attachment Link)

Kind regards,
Oliver

@six-point socket what is that Systainer on top?

Hi!

What alkaline said is correct of course. SYS-PH 230V, 4 external outlets, one internal outlet and 10 m extension cord.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on June 08, 2016, 02:37 AM
Today ... VAC-SYS, Pump, SE1, SE2, 2x sets of heads, extra round head (coz the SE2 comes with a rectangular one), 2x Gecko clamps (rail versions), 5 pack of SYS-AZ drawers.

I've decided I'm only going to invest in SYS-AZ drawers for "stations" ... can't bring myself to buy 100+ of the things, though I'd probably be more inclined if they offered 3 more drawer variants (an end on shape for toolbox and canti, midi version and a maxi version). What'd look really cool would be (yeh a total wank) a SYS-Door that worked with the SYS-AZ format to offer a cupboard opening [wink]

@mirock How about some SYS-5 cupboard door fronts? [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: McNally Family on June 08, 2016, 03:30 AM
 500173 - Zobo Forstner-style Bits Metric 15-35mm (5 pc)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Rustys on June 11, 2016, 06:32 PM
CT 26, TS 55 REQ, quick Clamps, and parallel guides.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on June 11, 2016, 06:34 PM
CT 26, TS 55 REQ, quick Clamps, and parallel guides.

@Rustys  [welcome] and congrats [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: dalep on June 11, 2016, 07:52 PM
Added the Conturo Edge Bander and a TS75 / CMS Module saw to the collection today

Dale

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on June 11, 2016, 09:16 PM
Added the Conturo Edge Bander and a TS75 / CMS Module saw to the collection today

Dale

@dalep please share your thoughts on the Conturo when you get to know it and whether you're considering the MFT/3-Conturo (and what you think the best trimming options are).

There's not a lot of opinions about yet.

My local is putting on a Conturo demo this week. Though is seems there a fair few sold in Oz, I don't know one single local guy with experience.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: dalep on June 11, 2016, 09:20 PM
Added the Conturo Edge Bander and a TS75 / CMS Module saw to the collection today

Dale

@dalep please share your thoughts on the Conturo when you get to know it and whether you're considering the MFT/3-Conturo (and what you think the best trimming options are).

There's not a lot of opinions about yet.

My local is putting on a Conturo demo this week. Though is seems there a fair few sold in Oz, I don't know one single local guy with experience.

I'm ordering the Edge Banding on Monday so as soon as it arrives i will let you know

Yes I'm considering buying the MFT

As for trimming, I already have the 700 router

Will let you know as soon as I've used it

Dale
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Nick Y. on June 14, 2016, 06:40 AM
Made my first festool purchase last weekend and finally got a chance to use them a bit..

CT 36, compact cleaning kit, wet filter, & some extra bags while they are on sale.

ETS EC 125/3 with Rubin 80, 120, 180, & 220 grit paper.

Pretty amazed with the dust collection using the sander and CT 36. Overall very happy with the purchase so far, however I think I will be adding a DTS 400 very soon to my collection. I feel like I've started down a dangerous road and want to just keep adding to the collection  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on June 14, 2016, 08:07 AM
Today MFK700 Basic.

I've been pondering how to best buy the right MFK/OFK combo and I've decided that Festool make it impossible. Further, the base on the Basic isn't available in any set [sad]

In Oz the MFK700 Basic is on special, so I've grabbed it and next probably get a complete MFK700 set and have one dedicated for specific trim operations.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: s1301950 on June 14, 2016, 11:44 AM
ets 125 eq, rts400, and ro90.

all for 350... just without systainers. so happy.

tried the rts400 for the first time and realized there's such a thing as love at first sight... but what if i love all 3!!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on June 14, 2016, 10:06 PM
ets 125 eq, rts400, and ro90.

all for 350... just without systainers. so happy.

tried the rts400 for the first time and realized there's such a thing as love at first sight... but what if i love all 3!!

@s1301950 it would make you a polisandermigist [scared] [eek]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: s1301950 on June 15, 2016, 12:30 PM
I bought a 2700 (114" roughly) guide rail yesterday it seemed really cheap at £143.
Almost took the domino systainer with the 456and 8mm bits but choked and didn't pull the trigger.

wow.. 143 is a good price. where did you get it from?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Dangermouse on June 17, 2016, 01:53 AM
today, I treated my self to a HKC55, lovely tool, nice and weighty, are the specific guide rails worth the money, or should I just carry on with the standard rails ?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on June 17, 2016, 05:17 AM
today, I treated my self to a HKC55, lovely tool, nice and weighty, are the specific guide rails worth the money, or should I just carry on with the standard rails ?

@Dangermouse they're almost mandatory!! I've barely had call to use mine, but they are incredibly effective from just the simplest of trials.

I've got the medium and the small FSK rails and I will get the 670 ... I just won't bother till the HK85 lands here in OZ.

Get the small one to start with .. skip the medium one and go straight to the 670 after that, the medium one would be a bit of a wall flower if you had the other two IMO.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on June 17, 2016, 06:05 AM
I bought the Plus version with the FSK 420 and added FSK 250 the small one, I will get the longest one if I do a lot of subfloors, but otherwise I plan on using my FS 1080/2 for now..

IMO the FSK tracks are highly recommended..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: s1301950 on June 17, 2016, 09:13 AM
hehe.. jak... i have already preordered 3 or 4 xmas presents this year. it is kinda ... not working with my cfo at home.

Finally stop agonising and order an early Xmas present for myself, RO150 on its way with an abrasive assortment
 [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: robertgreen94 on June 18, 2016, 09:40 PM
So for fathers day (sort of) i would up picking up the CT26 and Rotex90.  I was looking at the RO125 but given whats on my todo list this year, the ability to get into the corners sold me.   RO125 may have to go on the Christmas list.   Got a chance to play with it and its quieter than the PITA shop vac, so happy all around.   Looking at picking up the 50mm hose as that may be good for the contractor table saw. [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: TDK on June 20, 2016, 08:30 AM
I finally bit the bullet and bought a PDC to compliment my CXS and replace a big, heavy Makita percussion drill.  I got the Set version with two 5.2Ah batteries and the right angle adaptor, but I also bought a 2.6Ah battery to make the drill lighter for when it's being used for less taxing duties.

I did consider splitting the purchase and buying the T18 and a BHC, but the lack of roto stop on the BHC is too limiting for me and I need a hammer action for drilling into concrete, brick or tile, so the T18 wouldn't cope on its own.  It's a shame really as I would have liked to retire my Makita SDS drill as it's a bit big when compared to the BHC.  The one thing I will say about the PDC is wow, the percussion action is LOUD!  [eek]

I bought the PDC Set version, but the retailer sent me the Basic version and all the various extras - batteries, charger and right angle adaptor as boxed extras.  I guess they didn't have the Set version in stoc and they've sent everything that comes with that version, but if I register it with Festool it's only the Basic version - I guess it's not a problem?

Simon.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Thyros on June 20, 2016, 09:56 AM
I got last Weekend my Domino DF500 and my new Rotex RO90.
I'm super exited about my new toys.
I had the chance to make some mortises and am shure my Makita Bisquit Jointer will not see much light in his future.  [scared]

The Rotex is really nice for Corners  but it's a shame that you get just ONE piece of sandpaper (round and Delta) with it.
So I can't really test it until my order of papers arrive.  [crying]

Greets from Gemany

Holger
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on June 21, 2016, 04:01 AM
Tyros,

I didn't use my biscuit jointer much to before I got my domino 500, after I got it I gave my biscuit jointer away
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: dalep on June 21, 2016, 06:43 PM
I finally bit the bullet and bought a PDC to compliment my CXS and replace a big, heavy Makita percussion drill.  I got the Set version with two 5.2Ah batteries and the right angle adaptor, but I also bought a 2.6Ah battery to make the drill lighter for when it's being used for less taxing duties.

I did consider splitting the purchase and buying the T18 and a BHC, but the lack of roto stop on the BHC is too limiting for me and I need a hammer action for drilling into concrete, brick or tile, so the T18 wouldn't cope on its own.  It's a shame really as I would have liked to retire my Makita SDS drill as it's a bit big when compared to the BHC.  The one thing I will say about the PDC is wow, the percussion action is LOUD!  [eek]

I bought the PDC Set version, but the retailer sent me the Basic version and all the various extras - batteries, charger and right angle adaptor as boxed extras.  I guess they didn't have the Set version in stoc and they've sent everything that comes with that version, but if I register it with Festool it's only the Basic version - I guess it's not a problem?

Simon.

Its not a problem, I had this exact chat with my dealer today

Regards

Dale
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Thyros on June 22, 2016, 08:30 AM
I pulled the trigger again,
ordered an OF 1400 router a view minutes ago.
This will be my first "major-router", till now I'm working Makita 0700 wich is fine for starting but hasn't got enought power to handle hardwood like oak or beech propperly.

Got it on rakuten.de (something like Amazon) with a 10% Discount during a short time sale.
So I gues, 640 € including the 10 Routerbit-Set is pretty cheap for the machine.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Robert James Ross on June 22, 2016, 09:17 AM
OF 1010 I hang a lot of doors and have been using my OF 2200 route the hinges while it does the job I think a smaller router will make my life easier  but i don't do it enough to justify buying a dedicated hinge router  .I Also ordered the LR32 system as I have been doing a bit of cabinet making lately  and again hopfully this will make my life easier  and help me expand the making boxes with doors side of my business.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: #Tee on June 22, 2016, 07:37 PM
showed up yesterday [tongue]..like most new tools it sits on my bed for a few hours for a photoshoot lol

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/tee212/Photo%20Jun%2020%203%2059%2013%20PM_zpstjvgpqc0.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/tee212/media/Photo%20Jun%2020%203%2059%2013%20PM_zpstjvgpqc0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on June 22, 2016, 09:11 PM
showed up yesterday [tongue]..like most new tools it sits on my bed for a few hours for a photoshoot lol

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/tee212/Photo%20Jun%2020%203%2059%2013%20PM_zpstjvgpqc0.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/tee212/media/Photo%20Jun%2020%203%2059%2013%20PM_zpstjvgpqc0.jpg.html)

I don't want to see the other tools in your bed [eek] [eek] [eek] [scared] [scared] [scared]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: #Tee on June 22, 2016, 09:14 PM
showed up yesterday [tongue]..like most new tools it sits on my bed for a few hours for a photoshoot lol

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a275/tee212/Photo%20Jun%2020%203%2059%2013%20PM_zpstjvgpqc0.jpg) (http://s13.photobucket.com/user/tee212/media/Photo%20Jun%2020%203%2059%2013%20PM_zpstjvgpqc0.jpg.html)

I don't want to see the other tools in your bed [eek] [eek] [eek] [scared] [scared] [scared]

 :-X [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on June 26, 2016, 04:59 AM
Tee,

You spoon with your festools when you first get them????   [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on June 26, 2016, 08:43 AM
Ah...Festool porn!!  [blink]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: neeleman on June 26, 2016, 09:13 AM
Assortment SV-SYS D14 for DF 700.
DSC-AG 125 FH
(https://www.gerschwitz.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1024x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/d/o/down_fr_svsysd14_201353_z_01a.jpg)
(https://www.gerschwitz.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1024x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/d/o/downl_se_dscag125fh_769954_p_01a.jpg)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: #Tee on June 26, 2016, 03:47 PM
Tee,

You spoon with your festools when you first get them????   [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

ahha im always the smaller spoon [tongue]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on June 27, 2016, 04:37 AM
Got the hose and plug-it in the sock/sleeve/thingy thing x5m and lots of mahogany dominos
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on June 29, 2016, 09:55 AM
Just bought the CMS setup

CMS OF 2200 SET , that with the CMS GE router module insert mitre fence and the OF 2200 plus, so I'll have to get the Accessory set for hand held use with the router later perhaps the MFS 400 etc at the same time.
CMS Sliding table
Side extension and off cut extensions CMS VB and VL
dual Vacuum hose CS 70 CMS GE
CMS TS 75 module insert, I already have the TS 75

I'm waiting on getting the LA stopper Fence, as I need to have some money for Router bits and materials.. The shipping added in was a extra it came to around 70 Euro, paypal fees added another 43 euro, a surprise as my other dealer kept the shipping at fast low price of €19 no matter how much was on the order(insane really), but on the other hand the prices on every item was less at my new dealer then anywhere else.. They also have a more up to date inventory on the Festool
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Goz on June 29, 2016, 01:39 PM
CT-26, wet filter, extra bags, and the compact cleaning kit.  Rotex 90 is the next planned purchase.  Watch out, slippery slope!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: dalep on June 29, 2016, 05:08 PM
Another KA65

[attachimg=1]

mmmm, I sat mine on the bed for a bit too, I'm glad I'm not the only one lol

Dale
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Rustys on June 29, 2016, 08:32 PM
Small tool today.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: John Shefford on June 30, 2016, 07:15 PM
OFK700 and T75 ordered today. Have wanted both for a long while and got a good deal from joineryfitout.co.uk that was £130 less than my normal Festool goto supplier
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: air19 on June 30, 2016, 08:22 PM
I got a CT Midi to go along with my CT36 on the last day of the dust extractor sale.  Looking forward to being more portable when I go out of the shop. 

One question about the extractors - I noticed on both that it has a sticker that says not to plug in a tool that pulls more than 3.7 amps.  Yet I know many users with the CT Midi hooked up to a Kapex which draws 13 amps.  So what's with the warning?

I wanted to hook up my DeWalt miter saw to the Midi and it draws 13 amps also. 

 

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: JLMS2010 on June 30, 2016, 08:22 PM
Hi all.  I new here, but proud to be a Festool owner.  My new tools are...

CT26
TS 55 REQ
MFT/3 Table
ETC EC 150/3
Guide Rail Kit

Looking forward to using these this weekend. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: McNally Family on June 30, 2016, 09:23 PM
Got the hose and plug-it in the sock/sleeve/thingy thing x5m and lots of mahogany dominos

Kev, Pretty sure the sleeved hose only comes in two sizes;  3.5m (in the systainer), or 10m, in a box.
 
https://www.festoolproducts.com/Festool-500276-Hose-w-Sleeve-in-SYS-3-Systainer-p/500276.htm
https://www.festoolproducts.com/Festool-500940-Hose-w-Sleeve-10m-p/500940.htm

Of course it is possible that folks in your neck of the woods exaggerate about the size of everything!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on June 30, 2016, 09:52 PM
Got the hose and plug-it in the sock/sleeve/thingy thing x5m and lots of mahogany dominos

Kev, Pretty sure the sleeved hose only comes in two sizes;  3.5m (in the systainer), or 10m, in a box.
 
https://www.festoolproducts.com/Festool-500276-Hose-w-Sleeve-in-SYS-3-Systainer-p/500276.htm
https://www.festoolproducts.com/Festool-500940-Hose-w-Sleeve-10m-p/500940.htm

Of course it is possible that folks in your neck of the woods exaggerate about the size of everything!

@McNally Family

Nah - you're right .. I just can't read. It does say "3,5m". It's just a case of those silly europeans using commas when they should use decimal points [mad]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: cpap on July 01, 2016, 02:32 PM
Just took delivery on an HKC 55. Really enjoying the saw on the first day. Not entirely sure, but the single battery in this saw seems to outlasts the dual battery in the TSC 55.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on July 01, 2016, 02:42 PM
Good first selections.  Enjoy!


Hi all.  I new here, but proud to be a Festool owner.  My new tools are...

CT26
TS 55 REQ
MFT/3 Table
ETC EC 150/3
Guide Rail Kit

Looking forward to using these this weekend.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Knight Woodworks on July 01, 2016, 05:28 PM
air19,

Yours is a frequently asked question. Go to Festool Discussions, scroll down to the second sticky, "Amp rating" etc. Short version is that you're good to go.

John
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on July 01, 2016, 06:21 PM
Ordered a 3.5 M 35mm antistatic hose, set of quick clamps and a roll of 120 grit foam backed granat sand paper.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: DB10 on July 01, 2016, 09:26 PM
OF 1010 I hang a lot of doors and have been using my OF 2200 route the hinges while it does the job I think a smaller router will make my life easier  but i don't do it enough to justify buying a dedicated hinge router  .I Also ordered the LR32 system as I have been doing a bit of cabinet making lately  and again hopfully this will make my life easier  and help me expand the making boxes with doors side of my business.
@Robert James Ross I use the little Makita RT0 700 trimmer with a plung base for door and jamb hinge fitting, works a treat and is not too expensive.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: fignewton on July 02, 2016, 06:46 AM
MFK 700 EQ set.  Love it compared to my Bosch Colt!
Going to order the 0 degree base and modify it like Paul Marcel did.  Wonder about taking the base to a machine shop and see if they can cleanly do it with a milling machine.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on July 02, 2016, 08:48 AM
I was going to wait to get these but it seems most practical to just get the gear now so I can get the practice using it when I have extra time the next 6 weeks.. I plan on using the MFS as squaring device as well a routing aids that means I can save money on the fancy squares people are buying..
MFS 400 x2 MFS VP 700 VP 1000
the ZS set OF 2200, I'll need the accessory set if I'm going to take full advantage of the MFS
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on July 02, 2016, 06:08 PM
Picked up the handrail fence for the domino xl
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on July 04, 2016, 03:56 AM
Picked up the handrail fence for the domino xl

Mine came a few days ago too...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on July 04, 2016, 04:05 AM
Picked up the handrail fence for the domino xl

Mine came a few days ago too...

@Holmz I thought you were flogging of your 700 ??
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on July 04, 2016, 04:20 AM
Picked up the handrail fence for the domino xl

Mine came a few days ago too...

@Holmz I thought you were flogging of your 700 ??

Well I was... Still might...
But the one thing that was hard was doing narrow work.

I got it from Amazon.de along with a bunch of small stuff like Metabo 1/4" (centrotec style chucks), and the Kress drills.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: andrew.wickes on July 04, 2016, 08:41 AM
Picked up the OF1400 EQ yesterday :-)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on July 04, 2016, 08:51 AM
Now ya went and done it, there is no turning back now
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on July 04, 2016, 09:09 AM
Picked up the OF1400 EQ yesterday :-)

@andrew.wickes Perfect .. now let Santa know you need the LR32 system for Christmas [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: andrew.wickes on July 04, 2016, 09:10 AM
Right? Lol
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on July 04, 2016, 02:41 PM
I added a couple sets of FS rail connectors, I use them to connect FS/2 rails and the MFS tracks.. I think I'll stop buying now for awhile, okay maybe a little router bit or two, oh I think I'm going to be sick.. :o
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today? RS 2 E!
Post by: plgard on July 04, 2016, 05:50 PM
Picked up the RS 2 E a few days ago!  It had been sliding down the list for a while!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on July 04, 2016, 10:29 PM
I added a couple sets of FS rail connectors, I use them to connect FS/2 rails and the MFS tracks.. I think I'll stop buying now for awhile, okay maybe a little router bit or two, oh I think I'm going to be sick.. :o

check the bag for machine parts before you "use" it ... not nice to have to sort through that for any small pieces [eek]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on July 05, 2016, 10:57 AM
I added a couple sets of FS rail connectors, I use them to connect FS/2 rails and the MFS tracks.. I think I'll stop buying now for awhile, okay maybe a little router bit or two, oh I think I'm going to be sick.. :o

check the bag for machine parts before you "use" it ... not nice to have to sort through that for any small pieces [eek]
I'm not getting sick, I just added the 5m 36mm antistatik hose so I can use the OF 2200 with more effective Dust extraction than my 27mm hoses would offer, I was on the verge of getting the CMT 36 HD because it comes with the 36mm hose, but being only 3.5 meters I don't think I'd get very far when doing those huge arcs with the MFS setup I can see connecting 4 sections 400 x2 +700+1000, hey I'm getting dizzy/nauseous  :-X I think I'm gonna 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: dalep on July 05, 2016, 06:25 PM
Not Specifically Festool, but related to my EdgeBander purchase

[attachimg=1]

Festool Green EdgeBanding for my SYS-Port builds

Dale
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jmacpherson on July 08, 2016, 10:55 AM
Ordered the fine tooth blade, Panther blade and FSK 250 rail for my HKC 55.
My power tool retailer has organised an demo for me with the Festool rep next week to have a play around with all the 18v drills.

And so the journey to the dark side truly begins....
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Rastarize on July 08, 2016, 02:38 PM
New to Festool, and while it wasn't today, it was within the last few days. I purchased the TS55REQ with LR32 Rail, CT Midi, OF 1400 with Edge Guide, and a pair of quick clamps. Of course, am now trying to figure out how to sneak in the purchase of the LR32, MFT/3 and DF 500 past the wife...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector on July 08, 2016, 03:14 PM
@Rastarize

 [welcome] to the FOG! Hide your wallet!!!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Knight Woodworks on July 08, 2016, 03:22 PM
^
What he said.

What's your first project with those fancy new tools?

John
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: dalep on July 08, 2016, 03:23 PM
Ha ha , cut up your cards , close your bank account and hide lol

It's a slippery slope ;-)

Dale
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Rastarize on July 08, 2016, 04:34 PM
@copcarcollector - I can already tell!

@Knight Woodworks, some built in cabinets and bookcases in our den. And the lady of the house has already started planning for custom closets thoughout the house, though those may take a back seat to the wet bar in the basement.

@dalep - yeah, I keep visiting the website and watching all these great videos; I suspect it's only a matter of time before I justify the cost on the tools as a "long-term, dividends paying investment that I'll save me money immediately"...

Let's see how that plays out! Lol
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on July 08, 2016, 04:43 PM
Picked up a dts 400 sander today
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on July 08, 2016, 04:50 PM
I just bought an additional VL extension for the CMS GE I just received cause i felt it need a balance to the outfield table, and being a little blade shy I want to put a little more distance between me and mister sharp..It will also be needed when I'm going to be ripping some 4 meter long stock in the next couple of weeks.. I also bought the mandrill for the template work with the OF 1010
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: dalep on July 08, 2016, 05:14 PM
I just bought an additional VL extension for the CMS GE I just received cause i felt it need a balance to the outfield table, and being a little blade shy I want to put a little more distance between me and mister sharp..It will also be needed when I'm going to be ripping some 4 meter long stock in the next couple of weeks.. I also bought the centering cone for the template work with the OF 1010

I ordered the extra VL extension today as well , just got to remount / replace the switch as its in the wrong place

Wonder why Festool didn't think of it DOH

Dale
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: dalep on July 08, 2016, 05:58 PM
Quote
@dalep - yeah, I keep visiting the website and watching all these great videos; I suspect it's only a matter of time before I justify the cost on the tools as a "long-term, dividends paying investment that I'll save me money immediately"...

Let's see how that plays out! Lol

Dont lol, i had lots of wall space to sand, so bought the Planex, Had loads and loads of Edgebanding to do, so bought the Conturo, Bought the CMS, so bought an extra saw to mount and leave it there, same with the router.

It goes on and on and on ......

Dale
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on July 08, 2016, 06:06 PM
Aw...the marvelousness (new word) of Festool, a solution of almost every problem in a systematic fashion.   [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: JSF on July 09, 2016, 08:22 PM
Another new guy here. I have been lurking on the site for a while. Bought a ct 26 and ro90 a couple weeks ago to refinish my front door. My wonderful wife got me the carvex for fathers day. I decided those need some company, so off to woodcraft today to pick up the mft/3, fs 3000 guide rail, and ts 75. Ordering the ts 55 req with the holy rail from toolnut tomorrow. My local woodcraft wouldn't swap out rails. Good thing toolnut will help me out.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bigfef on July 10, 2016, 07:27 AM
Domino XL DF 700 Joiner Set[attach=1] [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Knight Woodworks on July 10, 2016, 10:04 AM
JSF,

Welcome to the FOG. That's a nice assortment of tools, what's your next project?

John
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on July 10, 2016, 11:01 AM
I just bought an additional VL extension for the CMS GE I just received cause i felt it need a balance to the outfield table, and being a little blade shy I want to put a little more distance between me and mister sharp..It will also be needed when I'm going to be ripping some 4 meter long stock in the next couple of weeks.. I also bought the centering cone for the template work with the OF 1010

I ordered the extra VL extension today as well , just got to remount / replace the switch as its in the wrong place

Wonder why Festool didn't think of it DOH

Dale
Yes I see it can't be mounted with the switch in place, l will need to make some sort of movable yet sturdy mounting bracket for it..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: JSF on July 10, 2016, 04:12 PM
JSF,

Welcome to the FOG. That's a nice assortment of tools, what's your next project?

John

Thanks. First project will be a work table then a chest of drawers for my 3 year old daughter. It's going to take a while as I am recovering from a back surgery. I am just trying to get everything ordered so that I will be ready to start when able.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jethreaux on July 11, 2016, 04:09 PM
Because I wanted the TS75 with a metric scale, I purchased one today. I was planning to purchase it later this fall. Since the MFT/3 is discounted 10% if purchased at the same time, I had no choice but to purchase it as well.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Hugh on July 12, 2016, 05:27 AM
I'm just waiting on delivery of a SYS 2 today to finish tidying up the storage of my recent CMS delivery.

While I'm waiting I finally get to fire up in anger the CMS-GE, with TS55 and OF inserts.  I only went for the sliding table to go with it as with the DF 500, Domino set and extra dust hose it was getting a little ££££.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today
Post by: Alicurly on July 12, 2016, 10:47 AM
(https://s20.postimg.org/i90ac4bul/image.jpg)

Just recived this lot.  [big grin]

CTL SYS
ETS EC 150/5
EHL 65 EQ
SYSLITE DUO and stand
OF1010 EQB-Plus set and have added the trimming attachments.

Also picked up 3 Sys-Midi 3TL systainers.
And a Sys-Roll which is in use on the jobsite already. 

Thinking now about getting a box trailer to carry all my systainers, Kapex and table saw.
My van drawer just isn't big enough to take all my systainers, plus my saws and dog cage.
(https://s20.postimg.org/cg9qv1tz1/image.jpg)
This pic is the drawer in my old van, taken last year, I've since purchased more of the grey and green boxes.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on July 15, 2016, 04:12 PM
Today's purchase was a ct wings and some shaped 120g granat sanding blocks
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: AJCruise on July 15, 2016, 06:42 PM
I bought the DWC 18-2500 Set and PDC 18/4 earlier this week.

The job I have on at the moment is to fit out 2 new build homes.

I have 150 Sq. metres of T&G red deal flooring to install, and all the drywall, but didn't fancy using loose screws (approx 16,000).
I damaged my hand late last year, (I cannot make a complete fist yet), so small items slip out my hand.

I don't use air, or gas, nailers for first fix (framing), so I needed a driver with a bit more muscle, without the noise of an impact model.

I have given both tools a good workout so far, and both have exceeded my high expectations of Festool quality.

I have cycled about 3000 screws through the DWC into the floor, without a single jam or misfire, while standing up, making it more comfortable and faster.

The PDC has plenty of torque, even at speed 3 and 4, to drive almost any screw size that I would use. I did turn it down to speed 1 to drive 7.5 x 120mm concrete screws and it drove them in with little effort.

I would like to hear about anyone else's feedback on the DWC, doesn't get mentioned very often here on the FOG.

Regards, Alan
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on July 15, 2016, 07:00 PM
@AJCruise I've got the older DWC in 12V and also in mains - both Protool. They've only had minor use. I'd sell them in a flash and upgrade to 18V DWC's but for some strange reason they're not on the market here in Oz at the moment.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: AJCruise on July 15, 2016, 08:03 PM
Kev,
I got the new 5.2Ah batteries with it, it went through 2,000 4x50mm wood screws on one battery charge, and saved me a day's work doing it with loose screws.
The PSC420 , BHC and HKC55 are next on the list.
Not having to drag around cables on the job would make life a lot easier.
I think Festool missed the mark by not making an HKC85 as the 55 variant won't cut 2X stock at 45 degrees. It would have plenty of power using the dual battery format on the TSC

Alan
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on July 15, 2016, 08:21 PM
Kev,
I got the new 5.2Ah batteries with it, it went through 2,000 4x50mm wood screws on one battery charge, and saved me a day's work doing it with loose screws.
The PSC420 , BHC and HKC55 are next on the list.
Not having to drag around cables on the job would make life a lot easier.
I think Festool missed the mark by not making an HKC85 as the 55 variant won't cut 2X stock at 45 degrees. It would have plenty of power using the dual battery format on the TSC

Alan

@AJCruise

A dual power HK85 would be an awesome tool (2x18V's or a mains lead), but a dedicated cordless spinning the large blade wouldn't last long.

I'm looking forward to the local release of the HK85, but mostly because of the grooving attachment.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: AJCruise on July 16, 2016, 03:49 AM
Kev,
You're probably right about the load of a much larger blade, and never thought of the spindle cutter option.
I was thinking of something just large enough to cut through 2X with the thinner kerf width.

I hope Festool are looking at DeWalt's new 54/60V Flexvolt system.
The Kapex and Precisio, which are due an upgrade soon, would be ideal candidates for this, as well as the more powerful tools (TS75, HK85, OF1400/2200 etc.)

Thanks again for the feedback, Alan
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: griffs on July 19, 2016, 05:30 PM


  just sold my midi and bought a ctl 26e.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on July 21, 2016, 03:49 AM
Ordering the 466353 VERBINDUNGSSATZ 91549 IPM-VP-05-AV-ST corner threaded insert for the MFS so I can expand the possible configurations I'm getting two, I'd get four but they are expensive so l will wait on the last two.

I am also getting 4 FSZ 120 clamps so I will then have a total of 6 for using with the MFS setup.

An additional Set of MFS VB 700 extensions. My setup will then consist of 2x MFS 400, 2x MFS VB 700 and a MFS VB 1000 .

A FS2 1400 LR 32 guide rail combined with my FS2 1900 it will get me to 3300 length. For a mobile setup FS2 3000 isn't really practical.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: goyya76 on July 21, 2016, 06:35 PM
Today the second sys4 tl-sort 3 arrived  (The first one at 98 eur on amazon was at a decent price...when i saw it at 83 could not resist getting another!)

Ciao,
Francesco
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jmacpherson on July 22, 2016, 05:19 AM
Collected my PDC 18/4 XL yesterday, can't wait to try it out.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on July 24, 2016, 04:45 AM
Picked up a syslite kal 2 this week it pushes out an impressive amount of light for its size,  it's a great little work light think i'l be picking up another one in a couple of weeks
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Robert James Ross on July 27, 2016, 09:46 AM
PDC 18/4 needed a new drill with a 13mm chuck after my t-18 was stolen had been using my CXS for most drilling and anything over 9mm I would use my old bosch SDS what was a bit of a pain especially if there was no power handy.

I was waiting for my tax rebate before buying anymore tools but managed to knock my CXS of a marina where I am laying some decking into the salt water, fished it out but it is not working to well now. But considering how much I abused the poor little thing I am surprised it had lasted the 3 years I had it .
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on July 27, 2016, 10:03 AM
Bought the ETS-EC 150/5, already had an ETS/5 that I bought used and abused but worked great.  The EC is wonderful, much more like the air powered sanders that I used in the 70's at an industrial cabinet shop.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Euclid on July 27, 2016, 10:20 AM
Nothing to get wildly excited about - but I wanted another SYS-1 to hold a (non-Festool) single-task toolkit; was going to go for a Tanos-branded one to get a contrasting colour - but I found that Amazon had the Standard (Compact?) Cleaning Kit (D27/36 K-RS Plus), complete with SYS-1 (and a foam base insert) for less than could I find the empty SYS. £29 inc delivery.

I know that kit is available elsewhere heavily discounted, so it's a modest saving - but welcome nonetheless.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on July 27, 2016, 11:00 AM
PDC 18/4 needed a new drill with a 13mm chuck after my t-18 was stolen had been using my CXS for most drilling and anything over 9mm I would use my old bosch SDS what was a bit of a pain especially if there was no power handy.

I was waiting for my tax rebate before buying anymore tools but managed to knock my CXS of a marina where I am laying some decking into the salt water, fished it out but it is not working to well now. But considering how much I abused the poor little thing I am surprised it had lasted the 3 years I had it .

@Robert James Ross

Really sorry to hear your T18 was stolen. Stealing the very tools a man uses to make a living is a low act.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Euclid on July 27, 2016, 11:13 AM
Also sorry to hear the fate of your CXS, Robert; I think I'd cry if I lost the use of mine!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on July 28, 2016, 06:00 AM
Yes having anything stolen really sucks. Years ago I had about $10k of tools stolen, felt gutted, and have never really caught up from it, particularly on the cordless front.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on August 01, 2016, 12:56 AM
Couldn't resist this .. will hopefully have my HK85 and bits tomorrow too [smile]

[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: fignewton on August 01, 2016, 08:37 AM
A Sys-roll, deep toolbox, and Sys-MFT, which I'm not sure I'm gonna keep since I can't lock it on top of any TLocs. I wanted it to go on top of a stack on the Sys-Roll as a small movable work station in case I wanted to clamp something small on it while working at the other tables.  May look to see if I can swap the top with a Sys-1.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on August 01, 2016, 10:13 AM
Just ordered another two Festool 492000 Dust Hood OF 1400, pulled to hard on the vac hose and yanked the hood into the 1/2" router bit.  Was routing slots and holes into 1/4" polycarbonate air diffuser for a refrigerated case.  Luckily I have another till these two arrive, hopefull will do better as I have 14 more to rout.  Going to attach my Y adaptor and another hose to claean out the jig rather than keep removing the router hose!  [blink]  [scared]  Just a side note, before buying the Festool routers I use now, five, clean up was a real PITA.  Now I clean up in minutes.   [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Peter Halle on August 01, 2016, 11:46 AM
A Sys-roll, deep toolbox, and Sys-MFT, which I'm not sure I'm gonna keep since I can't lock it on top of any TLocs. I wanted it to go on top of a stack on the Sys-Roll as a small movable work station in case I wanted to clamp something small on it while working at the other tables.  May look to see if I can swap the top with a Sys-1.

@fignewton, the Sys-MFT locks on top of other T-Locs.

Peter
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: leakyroof on August 01, 2016, 12:52 PM
A Sys-roll, deep toolbox, and Sys-MFT, which I'm not sure I'm gonna keep since I can't lock it on top of any TLocs. I wanted it to go on top of a stack on the Sys-Roll as a small movable work station in case I wanted to clamp something small on it while working at the other tables.  May look to see if I can swap the top with a Sys-1.

@fignewton, the Sys-MFT locks on top of other T-Locs.

Peter
  Thanks for pointing this out, he DID have me confused by posting that... [blink].  wonder if I should post a pic of my SYS-MFT in various places of the Systainer Stack it lives in.... [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: fignewton on August 01, 2016, 09:15 PM
 :P I have to confess my ignorance.  I got it all home and was in a hurry to go help my neighbor replace two outside second floor window sills and beat the rain, and didn't pay close enough attention to what i was doing.  Confirmed you all were right when i got home tonight.  Thanks all.  love this place!
Fig
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on August 01, 2016, 10:22 PM
Got my HK85 today .. but the FSK670 and the grooving unit are on backorder [sad]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on August 02, 2016, 06:11 AM
Got my HK85 today .. but the FSK670 and the grooving unit are on backorder [sad]

Pictures or it didn't happen  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on August 02, 2016, 07:39 PM
Pictures or it didn't happen  [big grin]

@Grakat



Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on August 02, 2016, 08:35 PM
@Kev

That thing looks like the Ron Jeremy of power tools  [eek]

Is that a Sys5 that it comes in.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on August 02, 2016, 08:49 PM
@Kev

That thing looks like the Ron Jeremy of power tools  [eek]

Is that a Sys5 that it comes in.

@Grakat - Yep it's a sys5 and it only just fits. If you haven't got it sitting perfectly in the supporting foam you can't shut the lid. It's wet here and I can't really play with it at the moment [crying] [sad]

I don't have space to swing a small rodent in my garage at the moment and all of my saw horses and timber are in the "B shed", so it'll have to wait.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Tmirwaldt on August 02, 2016, 11:22 PM
Just picked up the my domino 500 and domino assortment. Worked flawlessly right out of the box.
Cabinet construction is about to speed up!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 04, 2016, 10:14 AM
It happened while I was visiting a dealer - a SysRock hopped into my shopping bag... I resisted the urge for so long, now I have to finally admit defeat.

Great sound, not just while working...  [eek]  [big grin] [big grin]

(http://up.picr.de/26399350vn.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Nick Y. on August 04, 2016, 10:25 AM
Finally jumping into the Festool tracksaw club and bought the TSC 55 this morning!

It's my first tracksaw and should be arriving tomorrow (thanks quick shipping festoolproducts/toolnut!).

Wow what a dream to use. I tried it connected to my CT and the hose is just cumbersome in my opinion. The bag that comes with the TSC however captures the majority of the dust and I can't really imagine using the corded version.

Sample picture of 10 cuts I made in 5/4" pine. Each cut a little over 4 feet long. Batteries I used started at around 80% and after all 10 cuts was still going (LED was one bar at this point) but did not slow down at all. Not sure how many more cuts I would need to make before recharging.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on August 04, 2016, 11:14 AM
Great photo Oliver...nice composition, the colors are spot on. [thumbs up] 

Was that taken with a camera rather than an iPhone?

Second thought, maybe that is from a phone because of the lengthy DOF.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 04, 2016, 11:21 AM
Hi @Cheese ,

Thank you very much! :) I took the picture with my crusty-rusty-trusty iPhone 4S :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on August 04, 2016, 05:00 PM
I just rounded up 2 saw blades that are NLAINA...that'd be No Longer Available In North America.  [crying] [sad] [mad]

The Festool aluminum blade for the TS 55 and the same blade for the Kapex.  [cool]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on August 04, 2016, 05:59 PM
I just rounded up 2 saw blades that are NLAINA...that'd be No Longer Available In North America.  [crying] [sad] [mad]

The Festool aluminum blade for the TS 55 and the same blade for the Kapex.  [cool]

Ah yes - the saw blades with hen's teeth [wink]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on August 04, 2016, 09:59 PM
Ah yes - the saw blades with hen's teeth [wink]

Or to put it in a different vernacular, the saw blades that were orphaned because Festool decided to obsolete the spark trap, which necessarily obsoleted their metal cutting blades, which necessarily diminished their law suits, which yada yada yada. Sometimes my head just hurts thinking through the Festool thought process. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Robert James Ross on August 05, 2016, 08:52 AM
It happened while I was visiting a dealer - a SysRock hopped into my shopping bag... I resisted the urge for so long, now I have to finally admit defeat.

Great sound, not just while working...  [eek]  [big grin] [big grin]

(http://up.picr.de/26399350vn.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver


Cohiba, Scotch and Festool next to my family my faviorite things in life (I added the family just incase my wife reads this)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jmacpherson on August 05, 2016, 04:29 PM
Joined the CXS fraternity today. Played around with it the other day and said I would think about it.
Was in the store today and it was on special, how could I say no [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 05, 2016, 06:50 PM
It happened while I was visiting a dealer - a SysRock hopped into my shopping bag... I resisted the urge for so long, now I have to finally admit defeat.

Great sound, not just while working...  [eek]  [big grin] [big grin]


Kind regards,
Oliver


Cohiba, Scotch and Festool next to my family my faviorite things in life (I added the family just incase my wife reads this)

Couldn't agree more, lol. :) BTW: If you can, try one of the limited H.Upmann Magnum 56 - imo it's the best cigar Cuba has to offer right now. I'm tempted to say, even better than the Behike - but it will need a couple of more to verify... ;) Better than the Maduro 5 Genios I had Thursday, for sure.

Tonight I'm probably going with an OpusX The Lost City from Arturo Fuente.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ceddy on August 05, 2016, 10:19 PM
Got my hands on one of the new domino kits in berlin last week. I've got a king sized bed project I will be using this one.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Sal LiVecchi on August 05, 2016, 10:32 PM
Bought my last Festool Sander today. RO150 with some 6" paper. I now have the full set of sanders made by Festool for woodworking.

Looking to do a sys vac system next
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on August 05, 2016, 11:12 PM
Got my hands on one of the new domino kits in berlin last week. I've got a king sized bed project I will be using this one.

@ceddy link they're just releasing the connectors here in Oz, but for some strange reason they aren't offering the starter kit. A real dumb move to my thinking .. I'm torn between sourcing one from Europe and getting a new Sortainer and stocking it up with the various components.

Looking forward to hear what you think of them [wink]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 05, 2016, 11:16 PM
@Kev

Let me know if I can assist with that.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on August 06, 2016, 01:37 AM
Ordered my first cordless Festool today, HKC55 with the FSK420 rail. They have to get it in as I didn't want it made up from bits and pieces.

I thought AU premium dealers were supposed to have everything in stock  :-\
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on August 06, 2016, 02:42 AM
@Kev

Let me know if I can assist with that.

Kind regards,
Oliver

@six-point socket II

Thanks Oliver .. that a kind offer.

cheers,

Kev.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on August 06, 2016, 03:19 PM
I purchased a METRIC based OF 1400 to tag along with the OF 1010 before the metric version follows in the same footsteps as the MFS, spark trap & aluminum cutting saw blades.  [mad] [mad] [crying]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ceddy on August 06, 2016, 08:49 PM
Got my hands on one of the new domino kits in berlin last week. I've got a king sized bed project I will be using this one.

@ceddy link they're just releasing the connectors here in Oz, but for some strange reason they aren't offering the starter kit. A real dumb move to my thinking .. I'm torn between sourcing one from Europe and getting a new Sortainer and stocking it up with the various components.

Looking forward to hear what you think of them [wink]

FYI, the kits is very heavy so it might cost a little fortune to ship. I fit the kit in the suitcase (smallest non carry on Rimowa) and with cloths and a few other things it tiped the scales at 20 Kg.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on August 08, 2016, 11:38 PM
FYI, the kits is very heavy so it might cost a little fortune to ship. I fit the kit in the suitcase (smallest non carry on Rimowa) and with cloths and a few other things it tiped the scales at 20 Kg.

@ceddy .. never mind, I'm resigned to getting the pieces and fitting out a Sortainer .. just waiting on the pieces to come into stock
[attachimg=1]

and I've got my grooving unit to the HK85
[attachimg=2]

and the daddy FSK rail means baby and mummy FSK are part of a complete family now
[attachimg=3]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jkingiv on August 09, 2016, 01:41 AM
Bought the Conturo kit & trim router for edge banding today. My first Festool purchase.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on August 09, 2016, 02:15 AM
Bought the Conturo kit & trim router for edge banding today. My first Festool purchase.

@jkingiv

 [welcome] brother [big grin]

Enjoy that puppy - the ticks on my list are getting me closer to the Conturo [sad] soon [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 09, 2016, 04:56 AM
Basically I just wanted another set of the "stubby" centrotec wood drill bits that work so great with the CXS's angle attachment...

This is what I left the dealer with... Oh, and again - new to me dealer - trying them all now, one at a time...

(http://up.picr.de/26448334ri.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on August 09, 2016, 05:22 AM
Basically I just wanted another set of the "stubby" centrotec wood drill bits that work so great with the CXS's angle attachment...

This is what I left the dealer with... Oh, and again - new to me dealer - trying them all now, one at a time...

(http://up.picr.de/26448334ri.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver

@six-point socket II

A sip of the green
A puff of the hand rubbed
A taste of two decades gone by

... there's got to be some poetry in there somewhere [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 09, 2016, 05:26 AM
 [not worthy] [thumbs up] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on August 10, 2016, 02:14 AM
FYI, the kits is very heavy so it might cost a little fortune to ship. I fit the kit in the suitcase (smallest non carry on Rimowa) and with cloths and a few other things it tiped the scales at 20 Kg.

@ceddy .. never mind, I'm resigned to getting the pieces and fitting out a Sortainer .. just waiting on the pieces to come into stock
(Attachment Link)

and I've got my grooving unit to the HK85
(Attachment Link)

and the daddy FSK rail means baby and mummy FSK are part of a complete family now
(Attachment Link)


@Kev
You are right about not being able to swing a small rodent in your garage [big grin]

Looks good mate. The grooving unit looks a lot better in its own Systainer rather than you being expected to throw it in with the saw. I have the FSK420 rail with the HKC55, I can definitely see a use for the baby FSK rail on the small saw.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on August 10, 2016, 02:44 AM
.....  I can definitely see a use for the baby FSK rail on the small saw.

@Grakat

I was doing a small bit of framing today and it was only after screwing about with the cordless Metabo SCMS that I realised the HKC55 and FSK250 would have been a better and less messy choice [embarassed] Ironic that the very reason I got the Metabo SCMS to complement the KAPEX (where the KAPEX was just a little too cumbersome to bother dragging out) now the HKC55 and FSK's kinda make it a wasted buy - still like it though [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on August 10, 2016, 06:08 AM
@Kev

Yes I considered the same thing with the HKC55. In the beginning I thought it was just a glorified cordless circular saw but the more I looked at it I saw a cordless portable SMCS.

I have some timber to rip down using an FS guide rail, I think I will be grabbing the HKC over the TS saw for this job.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 10, 2016, 07:13 AM
Oh, yeah.

(http://up.picr.de/26459980ip.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jmacpherson on August 10, 2016, 11:07 AM
@Grakat

Since I've owned my HKC55, haven't touched my scms.
I even trimmed an interior door combining it with the FS rail and 32-tooth blade over the weekend.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on August 10, 2016, 02:27 PM
Finally got my Kapex

MFS 400 set (700 extensions on order)

And a MFS 1000 cushion
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Harry1561 on August 12, 2016, 05:26 PM
Hi i'm a newbie to FESTOOL, picked up the TS55 and CT 26 it was a tough choice between the ct26 and midi, but opted for the bigger machine  [blink] [unsure]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: petersd on August 12, 2016, 06:32 PM
In June I picked up a CT 36, boom arm, ct bags, long life bag, tradesman/installer cleaning kit, Domino 500 set, tenon set.
End of July I picked up the above and a TS 55, TS 75, MFT/3, 1400 router, 420 Jigsaw, 420 kit, RO 90 and RO 150.

Today I ordered up a 850 Planer, the different heads, bench unit with angle stop.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ceddy on August 12, 2016, 06:49 PM
Finally got my Kapex

MFS 400 set (700 extensions on order)

And a MFS 1000 cushion

What's a MFS cushion?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: petersd on August 12, 2016, 07:54 PM
multi function stool I think
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on August 13, 2016, 03:48 AM

This is a multi function stool. I've bought just the cushion I'm going to make my own stool

Also got my 700 rails yesterday


[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Louis84 on August 14, 2016, 02:31 PM
Just literally this second purchased an OF1400. should be here by Tuesday. Can't wait to have a go. Theres been so many times my finger has been hovering over the button.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bkharman on August 16, 2016, 12:05 AM
Just literally this second purchased an OF1400. should be here by Tuesday. Can't wait to have a go. Theres been so many times my finger has been hovering over the button.

It was my 3rd Festool (I think). I have put it through its paces over the years... Never let me down.  Enjoy it! 

Cheers. Bryan.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Robert James Ross on August 16, 2016, 08:53 AM
 2.7 meter rail and are TS55R to replace my old TS55 that I have had for 8 years. My old TS55 still works fine but it is starting to get a bit buggered after 8 years of abuse but will still keep it on the back of the ute for door trimming.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: fignewton on August 17, 2016, 06:54 PM
Just got the last major tool I was looking for.  Picked a barely used Carvex corded barrel grip and accessory set. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket II on August 20, 2016, 11:22 AM
Just 3 PZ 2 bits for my DWC.

[attachimg=1]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kylec57 on August 20, 2016, 07:33 PM
This week received my Ctl 26 and of1400 router and Today Ctl mini!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Suganut on August 21, 2016, 08:16 AM
Just order the CT48 and RO 90
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: some1 like me on August 22, 2016, 10:05 AM
Finally bought CMS with OF 1400. Didn't have time to make photos because I was too excited with unpacking and assembling the kit.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: air19 on August 23, 2016, 01:02 AM
I finally broke down and bought the RO 90 sander.  I have a project where I need to sand a bunch of corners and thought this would be more versatile than the DTS400. 

My only disappointment is that I only got two pieces of sandpaper as samples - one round and one delta.  In the past I have seen much more generous sample packs.  Is this the new norm, or was my kit supposed to have a lot more sandpaper? 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Wiigian on August 23, 2016, 03:55 AM
Same here, only two pieces of sandpaper for the RO90, and one for the RO150.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bkharman on August 23, 2016, 09:19 PM
It has been that way for sometime I believe...  I got my RO 90 with 2 as well 3.5 years ago!

Enjoy that little devil!

Cheers. Bryan.


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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Shane Holland on August 23, 2016, 09:25 PM
My only disappointment is that I only got two pieces of sandpaper as samples - one round and one delta.  In the past I have seen much more generous sample packs.  Is this the new norm, or was my kit supposed to have a lot more sandpaper?

Festool change the amount of the sample packs about 3-4 years ago. So, yes, this is the, well, not-so-new norm.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Runhard on August 24, 2016, 09:54 PM
K-RS-Plus cleaning set in sys1
MFT-SP table clamps
Self Centering 5mm drill bit
(2) 36/27 AS reducers NAINA


Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Dangermouse on August 27, 2016, 06:37 AM
iv just bought a psc420 basic, can't believe I waited so long to get one  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today
Post by: Kev on August 27, 2016, 06:58 AM
5 Systainers (s5, 2x s4, s3, s1) for accessories as I pack thins away for storage.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on August 27, 2016, 01:07 PM
Kev , you going somewhere?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on August 27, 2016, 11:42 PM
Kev , you going somewhere?

@jobsworth

Temporarily into storage ...
[attachimg=1]
... I'm about half way with the systainers.

We're going to put our house on the market in the middle of spring, then start the search. The plan is to find something that'll give us a lot more space and a some good opportunities to change our lifestyle.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on August 28, 2016, 02:04 AM
@Kev

Looks like you've increased the value of that storage facility by about $100k lol.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on August 28, 2016, 09:20 AM
[attachimg=1]

@Kev @Grakat   [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on August 28, 2016, 09:24 AM
Whats the meaning UntidyShop? I'm guess you know where Kev is located and think he's headed for higher ground?

That's actually part of my strategy with getting the portable shop elements. I can move it all to high ground and work on rebuilding the flooded areas from a dry hill somewhere..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on August 28, 2016, 09:36 AM
Spot on @PreferrablyWood

I am sure that Kev has other 'life style' reasons and he has previously posted that his house is high and dry; but I am 'stirring' him here as in July some nearby beach properties were significantly hit by huge storm surges.

[attachimg=1]

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: kixnbux on August 28, 2016, 09:51 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160828/bc5868bc972c461aefc588e6659fdeeb.jpg)

Couple new things!!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on August 28, 2016, 10:13 AM
Spot on @PreferrablyWood

I am sure that Kev has other 'life style' reasons and he has previously posted that his house is high and dry; but I am 'stirring' him here as in July some nearby beach properties were significantly hit by huge storm surges.

(Attachment Link)



@Untidy Shop That's very tragic, but the face of the future I'm afraid. I'm in an exposed area but on slightly higher ground so may not be directly impacted, but what help is that if the infrastructure get destroyed.. Anyway portable is the way to go..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on August 28, 2016, 05:06 PM
Placed my order with Toolnut/Festoolproducts for HKC 55, extra blades, 670 rail, bags, and Duo.  Can't wait...could have used it Friday.  I had to cut 1/8" off 1/4" acrylic pane with mail slot...used my cordless Supercut but the HKC would have been quicker and easier...especially since I was working outdoors in 98 feel PA sunshine.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on August 29, 2016, 05:27 AM
@Kev @Untidy Shop

Looks like he's got until the Year 2100 to sell up and run like heck according to that map.

Are you going rural Kev. There are bugger all bigger properties here in Western Sydney, they are all lick and stick houses here, all 1m apart. That's our plan......
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on August 29, 2016, 05:48 AM
@Kev @Untidy Shop

Looks like he's got until the Year 2100 to sell up and run like heck according to that map.

Are you going rural Kev. There are bugger all bigger properties here in Western Sydney, they are all lick and stick houses here, all 1m apart. That's our plan......

@Grakat the ultimate plan is to get out of Sydney .. heading north, but really not sure how far. Once we're sold we're going to live with most of our stuff in storage and use our free time to hunt. Byron and Noosa hinterlands look promising, though there's a few places on the central coast that look nice too. We toyed with the idea of going south .. between Berry and Narooma .. but my wife and I like the warmth. I'd ideally like a minimum of 2 good hectares, but more "buffer" would be nice as long as it doesn't require maintenance.

Where I am is about 10m above sea level, so I've probably got till 2200.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on August 29, 2016, 06:17 AM
@Kev

Our plan B is just north of Newcastle at Clarence Town, and we have 2.5 acres on which we will build one day. About 1hr to Newie and the beach, 35 minutes to Raymond Terrace.

Good luck with your plan.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: DiscoStu on August 29, 2016, 06:05 PM
I didn't intend to buy any Festool tools today, but....

I bought some Festool hand sanding pads. Not seen them before but they wee cheap. 6 pads for around £3.60


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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Ctufankjian on August 29, 2016, 08:18 PM
Domino XL and the Senaca small motise kit. Good lord this is gonna be good.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Knight Woodworks on August 30, 2016, 07:26 PM
Welcome to the forum, what are you planning to build with the XL?

John
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Ctufankjian on August 30, 2016, 07:57 PM
I'm planning on using it to join up an ash countertop I've been working on but I spent the morning building a bunch of face frames for cabinets and it's really been a joy to use. I anticipated a huge learning curve but that doesn't seem to be the case. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Carquest on August 31, 2016, 07:28 AM
I ordered a Sys Cart, a systainer 5, and a systainer 3 combi today, have intentions of getting better organized [scared]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: fignewton on September 06, 2016, 08:52 AM
picked up my Sort 4/Sys 3 3-drawer unit to sit under a SYS-MFT on my Sys-roll to put all the clamps and qwas dogs, etc in.  And my bride let "us" buy a CXS to go with the C12 I have.  When she played with it at a roadshow, she really liked it. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Acrobat on September 13, 2016, 05:49 PM
Had to remodel my lady's bathroom and carefully remove a huge mirror. I got a second of the Gecko suction cup thingy (with the rail attachment package). Worked a treat. Now what to do with with a massive mirror....
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: andrew.wickes on September 14, 2016, 08:43 PM
Snagged a TS55 REQ with 1400mm LR-32 rail :-) Annnnnnnndddd now I'm broke *Sad panda*
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: andrew.wickes on September 14, 2016, 08:44 PM
Oh, and the edge guide for my OF1400...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: tjbnwi on September 14, 2016, 09:34 PM
Nothing, but some got delivered I ordered the other day.

Tom
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on September 14, 2016, 10:20 PM
Purchased an HKC that I will be using to cut cement board for a bathroom remodel...ya I know it's a shame to scratch the saw sole plate, but really, these tools are made to be used and not just parked or used as trailer queens. I have the CMT diamond blade and will break out the grouping tomorrow...just waiting for those new batteries to fully charge. [cool]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Nailed IT on September 14, 2016, 11:13 PM
From the Festool Connect Event Recon sale finally got a Domino 500 set and a Sys light.  Now to get some Dominos to put in the mortises!!  [tongue]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: CrpntrFreak on September 15, 2016, 10:49 PM
Got my MFT MINI/KAPEX today. Quite nice..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Sal LiVecchi on September 15, 2016, 10:58 PM
Got HK with 420 rail a 670 rail and the new sys lite duo set
Got a lot of painting to do in my daughters new house. Going to look forward to lighting up each room I paint
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ear3 on September 16, 2016, 10:05 PM
When they announced over the summer that the MFS routing template was being discontinued in the United States i took advantage of the discount to get some of the extension sizes I didn't already have. I held off on the 2000 though, not having an immediate application for them. But when they finally went out of stock i had a bit of an irrational freakout and suddenly became convinced that i should have hopped on them while i had the chance. After someone mentioned it on the FOG, though, i discovered i could get them for even cheaper -- international freight included -- from England.  Apparently i wasnt the only person with that bright idea, as the company informed me after a week that they were on back order. I had almost forgotten about them, but look whst was waiting on the doorstep when i got home.


Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on September 16, 2016, 10:35 PM
A thing of beauty Edward...you asked me what I was going to use my 2000's for, and I replied I didn't know, and I still don't. However, let's see who uses theirs first, it could be an education and fun for both of us. [big grin]

I know about that irrational thought process,  [smile] , if you purchase under duress and never use the item, it's irrational. If you purchase under duress and use & fall in love with the item, it then becomes divine intervention...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: niky1 on September 17, 2016, 06:10 AM
SURFIX SYS3-SET ..... [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HowardH on September 18, 2016, 03:36 PM
sysport 500.  I had a couple of stragglers that needed a home.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rjh on September 20, 2016, 06:18 PM
It begins:
T 18+3
Snappy cabinet makers set (centrotec)
2x Tanos cooler systainers (take out the foam and they are less than half price - plus red white and blue 'meruca)
Starrett forged square +protractor +center finder.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sl_1800 on September 20, 2016, 09:02 PM
I just got the CT SYS Vac and it is a great little vacuum.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: coug on September 20, 2016, 10:38 PM
Picked up the 1400 router today to go with my 1010.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Henrik R / Pingvinlakrits on September 21, 2016, 04:01 PM
Got the "new" T18 - hooray for a sturdy belt clip. I tweaked my old one but the tweak is only workable on the "wrong side" of the drill, so now I can clip one on either side going up a ladder: [cool]

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/kosmoskatten/FullSizeRender2_zpskhtq4pmc.jpg)

Looking forward to the release of the 3,1Ah Airstream battery, looks slim enough:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/kosmoskatten/airstream_zpsfzsiibvn.jpg)

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: neeleman on September 21, 2016, 04:05 PM
Is there a spare belt clip in the systainer?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Henrik R / Pingvinlakrits on September 21, 2016, 04:29 PM
No, it is just an image of the actual clip. The clip is clipped to the insert when shipping.
The clip fits on both sides, locks very solid. If I could have made my hack on the left side of my drill I would not have bothered though, I prefer the Bigg Lugg clip as it is a bit deeper and feels more secure when attached.

The new Festool clip is very good though, better late than never. It was the same back in the days when they wouldn't fit a LED when everyone else did, then they made that silly contraption and the same with the lack of belt clips...

Well, now it is here and the shape allows for clipping in a carabiner too so all in all a good solution from Festool. It is on par with the competition for being a good belt clip. :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: petersd on September 21, 2016, 04:41 PM
Bought a 1010 and 2200 router in Metric, a basic MFT and some 220 sandpaper for the RO 90 and RO 150.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on September 21, 2016, 06:05 PM
Henrik, that T18 is a very nice design, congrats!

Do you know if Metabo makes batteries for Festool?
I was just reading about Air Cooling battery tech on Metabo site.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Henrik R / Pingvinlakrits on September 22, 2016, 01:38 AM
Michael: I don't know who actually makes either brand batteries with the new series. Metabo does have a small footprint 3,1Ah LiHD in the line up and the air cooling technology is similar so they might be sourced from the same factory.  [unsure]

To keep in line with the thread: picked up a Domino XL700 after getting an OK on an offer for building windows. :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Twoodman66 on September 22, 2016, 08:40 PM
Of1400 with accessories and LR32
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: LDBecker on September 24, 2016, 07:53 PM
TSC 55 Imperial XL - with 2 batteries and chargers... Holy cow... this is a really nice tool. I already have a TS 75, but it is often just too cumbersome/heavy/big to muscle around. When I bought it several years ago, I was doing some pretty heavy-duty cutting on a job. Don't regret buying the 75, but I don't often get it out, either.
Having the Imperial option is nice - and the cordless capability is handy. It certainly doesn't lack for power with the 2 18v 5.2 batteries.
I needed to cut into some mdf with formica-type coating, and wanted a clean, straight cut. It was absolutely perfect. In fact, the edges were so nice that I cut myself on the edges of the cut. I wondered where the blood was coming from on the table - I had a couple of cuts on my hand from the sharp edges of the cut.
Dust collection in the little bag was amazing. Very pleased...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: s1301950 on September 26, 2016, 09:33 AM
Of1400 with accessories and LR32

what kind of accessories did you get? i recently bought a of1400 as well. wondering what router bits to get. it's my first router, so no bits to reuse..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Zebt on September 30, 2016, 01:19 AM
PSBC420EB with free 18v batt. Nice piece of kit, v impressed.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: NL-mikkla on September 30, 2016, 05:06 AM
I just got the CT SYS Vac and it is a great little vacuum.

same here!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket II on September 30, 2016, 05:57 AM
Cutting without a cable, finally.

(http://up.picr.de/26976285hm.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/26976298rk.jpg)


Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: woodvkk on September 30, 2016, 10:19 AM
It was a year ago I got my first festool product, a TS55 req with an MFT/3. An of OF1010 came a few weeks later. Now over the past week, I got a Domino 500 set, tenon set, and another MFT table. Got the mft used of Craigslist, couldn't resist.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: neeleman on September 30, 2016, 11:29 AM
VECTURO Systainer SET 1 OS 400 (#202865)
For the cost at only € 89,94 I could not resist it.
In total 7 blades and a systainer.
Correction there are 15 blades inside. Two of the packages contain 5 blades each.
For all Dutchman who also want this, I bought the systainer at Mastertools (https://www.mastertools.nl/festool-vecturo-systainer-set-1-os-400-202865).
(https://www.mastertools.nl/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/768x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/o/s/os400-set-1.2.jpg)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on September 30, 2016, 11:47 AM
VECTURO Systainer SET 1 OS 400 (#202865)
For the cost (€ 89,94) I could not resist it.
In total 7 blades and a systainer.

Wow, that's a no-brainer... [thumbs up] if that was available in the US, I'd consider buying a Vecturo and put the Multimaster out to pasture.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on September 30, 2016, 05:38 PM
Since I bought the HKC and now have Festool batterys, I ordered the PSBC420EB basic .  So now with the HKC, PSBC420EB, cordless Fein Supercut, and my Milwaukee 12 and 18V stuff, I'm pretty much cord free on the road.   [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: niky1 on October 01, 2016, 12:55 PM
400 REQ-Plus + SYS-STF 80x133  + HSK-A 80x130......  [big grin] [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on October 02, 2016, 08:32 AM
Nothing big, just ordered a 5mm self centering bit .
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: uke73 on October 04, 2016, 08:56 AM
Went to the Festool Roadshow at Brighton Tools and Fixings and "accidentally" bought the Domino XL to go with the DF500. I got a free Festool Fan hoodie in XL size. Bit tight for my Dad bod so free to any FOGers in the Sussex area who want to pick it up (Worthing)!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Goz on October 04, 2016, 05:00 PM
Pre-ordered a Pro 5 sander. It was too good of a deal to pass up!

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: antss on October 04, 2016, 05:56 PM
Allrighty

who ordered the new PRO5 sander deal from Shane or another vendor today ?

I bet the list is going to be loooooong.

[popcorn]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on October 04, 2016, 06:12 PM
 Count me in...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Zebt on October 04, 2016, 09:16 PM
And so it continues.
MFT 3 full kit with CMS.
About to order the TS55 saw and CMS combo.
Made the mistake of adding up all my purchases as a cart on the website...bit of a shock.
Now I am feeling guilty and need to produce something worthwhile!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jkasten101 on October 05, 2016, 02:09 AM
Ordered the pro 5! [wink]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Rustys on October 05, 2016, 06:02 AM
Guilty on Pro 5
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Don T on October 05, 2016, 08:53 AM
Pro 5 also.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: leakyroof on October 05, 2016, 09:25 AM
Yup, Pro5 and a Abrasive Systainer of higher Grit Granat to go with it. My first 5"/ 125mm Festool sander purchase.....
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cory N on October 05, 2016, 10:35 AM
Ordered a Pro 5 from Shane - my first step on the slippery slope.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Brice Burrell on October 05, 2016, 01:51 PM
Ordered a Pro 5 from Shane - my first step on the slippery slope.

Congrats on your first Festool order @Cory N .  I suspect it won't be your last.  Welcome to the FOG, and the Festool slippery slope! [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: robertgreen94 on October 05, 2016, 04:05 PM
Ordered a Pro 5 form Festoolproducts.  Will replace the Dewalt sander that create more dust than a woodchippper.   Will have to replace the sticker with a ETS 125, not going down that imperial route:-)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on October 05, 2016, 07:48 PM
A recon ETS 125 was my first Festool.  I ordered one  from Toolnut today along with an extra 18v battery and another roll of foam backed sandpaper.  I love this sandpaper, so far I've bought five grits.  It seems expensive until you compare how much per piece buying from hardware or paint stores runs.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on October 06, 2016, 03:36 PM
Ordered a pro 5 from Aldo couldn't beat the price, though I already have 3 other festool sanders and I won't really use this until I get back to the states next year, I thought why the heck not,

So I had to get a couple of boxes of paper (50) and while I was at it got me a 5mm entering bit and a 6mm brad point router bit so I can use 1/4 shelf pins with my LR 32 (which I won't use until I get back home)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Dave427 on October 06, 2016, 07:05 PM
I just picked up the vac boom arm kit for my CT26 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sigmatango on October 07, 2016, 10:21 AM
I just ordered my PRO 5 sander. Now the wait begins... [mad] [eek]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: neeleman on October 08, 2016, 05:19 AM
No, it is just an image of the actual clip. The clip is clipped to the insert when shipping.
The clip fits on both sides, locks very solid. If I could have made my hack on the left side of my drill I would not have bothered though, I prefer the Bigg Lugg clip as it is a bit deeper and feels more secure when attached.

The new Festool clip is very good though, better late than never. It was the same back in the days when they wouldn't fit a LED when everyone else did, then they made that silly contraption and the same with the lack of belt clips...

Well, now it is here and the shape allows for clipping in a carabiner too so all in all a good solution from Festool. It is on par with the competition for being a good belt clip. :)

Since the T 18 belt clip is not available separately I'll order the DWC 18 belt clip (#475437).
It looks very much like the new C/T 18 clip and I'll try to fasten it to my T 18 like on the new versions.
[attachimg=1]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: kaseri on October 11, 2016, 10:12 PM
Sys-Roll.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: The.Handyman on October 12, 2016, 12:16 AM
Sandpaper
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161012/20833fbcb2921aed0de90fef6eb32175.jpg)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Euclid on October 15, 2016, 03:41 PM
DR 18/4 (née Protool?)

So far, very pleased with this. Smooth, quiet, somewhat similar form factor to the CXS (but rather chunkier) so nice to handle. Bright LED light (independently switchable rather then trigger-activated). Large magnetic area for bits or fasteners. The very long cord (25 feet) is useful (until you have to coil it up again!). Additional side handle is very good (presumably the same as for the PDC?).

Came in a Sys 2 with 'attic' lid - a nice little bonus that I wasn't expecting.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: JUDOKA on October 15, 2016, 09:41 PM
CXS Set.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket II on October 18, 2016, 08:34 AM
Hi!

My Carvex has landed.  [scared] [scared] [smile] [smile] [smile]

(http://up.picr.de/27160866wz.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ScotF on October 18, 2016, 09:41 PM
Got an OF1400 on Saturday and then on Sunday got a screaming deal on the TSC55 from someone who had no use for it and I happened to be at the right place at the right time. Happy with both tools so far!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: nerves on October 19, 2016, 11:48 PM
Today; Just ordered the Carvex PS 420 EBQ Jigsaw and the accessory kit.

Two weeks ago I pre-ordered the Festool 201234 "PRO 5 LTD" ETS 125 REQ Random Orbital Sander
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: 1toolshort on October 20, 2016, 02:39 PM
Just bought the new cordless drywall gun.  Finishing a basement and I don't want to spend all day feeding screws by hand.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rjh on October 20, 2016, 02:45 PM
Just ordered the Pro 5 Sander. And the small Toolbox systainer.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on October 25, 2016, 09:42 PM
got my domino 700 today.
just under £1000 for a tool to cut holes...
woo hoo! so excited to get toying with this baby.
the box puts me in mind of an organ donor container.
first festool tool purchase, probably a planer and a router to come as upgrades, then a survey upon what new toys i want next...

Domino is a game changer.  You will be happy with that decision.

Welcome to FOG!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: GBoy on October 26, 2016, 12:19 AM
Bought a csx drill last week. Not sure if it is ok or not, it won't drive a #8  3" self drilling deck screw in low gear into framing lumber. Lots of reviews of people sinking boxes of 3" Spax screws and even 6". Mine just cuts out. Fresh battery and all. Can anyone tell me if this is normal? I seem to remember even the old Makita 9.6 volt drills being able to drive a 3" screw. The display/demo one at the store also cut out on a #12, 1 1/2" screw but I thought the display battery might be run down it was the 1.5 Ah or whatever they started with. Mine is the 2.6

Also waiting for my pro5 sander to show up. These are my first Festool buys.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Flatsawn on October 26, 2016, 01:54 AM
GB,
The cxs is a beautiful little drill but a baby. I'm sorry you were misled into believing a cxs could drive large screws into anything. It was never intended to drive screws that an 18 volt was made for.

You didn't go wrong by getting that drill, I have one and love it. However, it's a drill I use for small screws used in cabinets in confined areas like drawer slides and hinges. That's why it comes with the angle attachments to help get into cramped places. It's also great for Kreg pocket screws with a nice pilot hole. You're likely in need a larger drill to accomplish the task you're facing or adjust your pilot hole.

 Last week I was taking some shutters and window boxes off on the second floor of my house that I put up with 3" screws about 4 years ago (pine doesn't weather well). I grabbed the cxs with a hex bit loaded, ready to remove those in a flash. Up the ladder I went, put the drill in the screw and nothing.

 I grabbed that drill as usual because I like the feel of it so much and the clip fits in my back pocket so I can use both hands climbing the ladder but it wimped out.

Just my opinion, but don't expect too much.
The good news is you have a reason to get another. [big grin]

Check out this one. Festool 564615 C 18 Cordless Drill, 18 Volt, 5.2 Ah PLUS
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: GBoy on October 26, 2016, 01:30 PM
Bought a csx drill last week. Not sure if it is ok or not, it won't drive a #8  3" self drilling deck screw in low gear into framing lumber. Lots of reviews of people sinking boxes of 3" Spax screws and even 6". Mine just cuts out. Fresh battery and all. Can anyone tell me if this is normal? I seem to remember even the old Makita 9.6 volt drills being able to drive a 3" screw. The display/demo one at the store also cut out on a #12, 1 1/2" screw but I thought the display battery might be run down it was the 1.5 Ah or whatever they started with. Mine is the 2.6

Also waiting for my pro5 sander to show up. These are my first Festool buys.

Looks like it was a battery issue. I just tried the other battery and drove the same 3" screw through a 2x4 and bored a 1" hole with a spade bit. Also had no problem sinking a 2 1/2 inch screw below the surface in second speed. Now it's acting like the drill I thought I bought. Very happy now and off to buy a systainer for bits and such.
Just have to determine if I have a bunk battery cause the charger had indicated that that one was done so I misread the indication on the tool thinking a green light was a good charge.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Flatsawn on October 26, 2016, 09:46 PM
I that case GBoy, I'm throwing mine out. [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on October 27, 2016, 05:29 AM
Will be picking up the FS3000 rail this weekend. Then got to figure out how to store the rail  [big grin]

Should be good for the sheet goods and the resawing jobs.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on October 27, 2016, 05:39 AM
That rail cannot be cheap.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on October 27, 2016, 05:46 AM
No but it's 10% off to the end of the month so it's a motza less 10%. I already have the 1400 rail as well so I think I will be covered.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ceddy on November 01, 2016, 01:48 PM
Finally pulled the trigger on a CMS VL unit. Man that box was huge! Can't wait to try it out, just had time to set it up. Waiting for the TS 75 module to come in the mail.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: overkill19 on November 01, 2016, 02:15 PM
So my first post and first router.. lol
I bought a 1400 router, 32 hole drill system,
Parallel edge guide, couple track stops and a hand full of clamps!!
Should be fun! 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector on November 01, 2016, 02:32 PM

Should be fun!

YEP! Welcome to the FOG
 [welcome]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: nerves on November 01, 2016, 08:05 PM
Festool 498660 Sys-Roll Systainer Cart
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Brice Burrell on November 02, 2016, 07:39 PM
I bought a Pro 5 sander, for my brother. 
For those in Pittsburgh, PA, Allegheny Millwork had seven Pro 5 sanders in stock as of 2:30 pm Wednesday.  Get down there quick if you want one.   
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on November 03, 2016, 03:49 PM
Just picked up a very old well used HL 850 E Festo planer. The motor runs so smooth with a powerful sound like a jet engine. Now there not much anything included bought at the home of the owner nearby, so it will soon be time to get a few add ons, I'm thinking the angle attachment, the rough scalloping head, the fine texture head, replacing the normal head. I'll also get the parallel guid and the rabbiting depth stop. Also the depth adjustment gearing seems a little stiff, so I'm considering replacing the cam, the front adjustable table looks a little worse for the wear, it's neoprene seal seems to have come out of it's seating, so I might just replace those parts. It's fully usable as it is now, but it's nice to see that it can be made to run smoothly and good as new.. The whole package including getting the spare parts and 2 or three of the heads will still be not as expensive as the full kit from new.

So I'm happy to get that one off my list. It's just the Domino XL then and the Beltsander CMS module left on my Festool List.. Though a RO 125 is getting ready to jump on the list..That is mostly an issue of having to buy abrasives for it that will delay that purchase..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mrrhum on November 03, 2016, 06:51 PM
My Pro 5 arrived today. I have a cool new sander and the cats are playing in a great new box.  [big grin]

First impressions:

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: LDBecker on November 04, 2016, 02:36 AM
Vac Sys and accessory clamping module set... really cool tool!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: nerves on November 04, 2016, 02:27 PM
Festool 571823 RO 90 DX Rotex Sander
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on November 08, 2016, 07:32 AM
To supplement my new/used HL 850 planer I bought all the following: New standard head, the rustic fine head, the parallel guide the depth guide, the angle Fence/guide and the Sys 3 systainer. I'll likely follow up with the bench mount unit if I can find one used or build my own.

I have sortainer/systainer stacks on sys carts. Like them so much that I'm setting up an additional stack consisting of an already owned Sortainer 4, a Sortainer Sys 4/sort 3, a Systainer 5 on the top with selfmade inserts racks for longer tools. and of course the Sys cart.

I bought an extra set of FS/2 connectors for guiderails to be used with the MFS, previously bought one set for the purpose but kan now see you need two for each side of the rectangle. I'b be able to make a 170cm by 20 or 40 or 60 cm MFS unit with the pieces I presently own, will probably end up getting additional MFS VB 700 and 1000 extension sets so I can go to two meters x 1100 for fabrication of doors or larger frames..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: nerves on November 08, 2016, 09:02 AM
Rubin 2 P40, Ganat, 120, 180, 200
(round)and  hard pad for the RO90.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Robert James Ross on November 10, 2016, 08:34 AM
HKC 55 set with the FSK 420 rail bought it on the way to a job and built the framing for shed with it today went really well didn't even bother getting the droppy of the back of the ute.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ceddy on November 10, 2016, 08:54 AM
Got my Pro Ltd this week, nice systainer! Got some rubin to go with it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on November 10, 2016, 04:29 PM
Ordered two of the new dustbags for the 2 Pro ETS 125s that I ordered for my kids christmas.  Recieved an E today stating that they will be shipped March 23  [scared]  [crying].  Oh well, guess I'll give them DTSs in stead.  Oh, and I ordered more DTS sand paper, really don't understand why dealers don't make 10 packs of all the grits.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on November 13, 2016, 04:24 AM
Picked up the FS3000 rail yesterday. Opened it up today. Now to find a home for the rail.....
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on November 13, 2016, 06:45 AM
Forgot to mention on my previous post the 2 sets of FSZ 120 clamps which are needed for optimal use of the MFS etc. I'll now have 3 sets. I may need to get the FSZ 300 depending on application but I'm waiting on them as I would prefer a more compact solution..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ceddy on November 14, 2016, 04:28 PM
Just got my TS75 CMS unit in the mail today! Looking forward to using it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: nerves on November 14, 2016, 09:52 PM
Big Day--(part1)
[big grin]

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on November 15, 2016, 11:08 AM
Can't believe how fast the delivery of my list was, I ordered on the 9/11 and it arrived already the 11/11, I wasn't home and first saw the notice that it was already and waiting to day.

HL 850 set up
1 Festool standard planer head HK 82 SD 484520 i didn't really need to get a new head but the price difference between a new blade and a new head wasn't that great in this case and the original planer head that I got with the used HL 850 planer did look a little worse for the wear..
1 Festool fine rustic planer head for HL 850 HK 82 RF 484521
1 Festool Rebate guide for the HL 850 FA-HL 484512
1 Festool PA-HL 484513 parallel guide for HL 850 simple and solid
1 Festool WA-HL 485018  The angle guide for the HL 850 is very impressive quality large size easy to mount.
1 Festool Systainer T Loc Sys 3 T LOC 497565

Tool box stacks now have three..
1  Festool SORTAINER SYS 4 TL-SORT/3 200119
1  Festool Systainer T Loc Sys 5 T LOC 497567
1 Festool Systainer Cart SYS CART RB SYS 495020
My third Sortainer tool box stack is now a reality. Now I just have to work out a sys port system for the tools

1  Festool Splinter guard FS-SP 5000/T 495209

2 Festool Clamps FSZ 120mm 2Stück 489570, these were expensive for this type of clamp but now I'm set for working with my MFS jigs..

1 Festool joiner for guiderail FSV 482107 stupid me I need two, had forgotten that I needed to order two pieces per connection.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Nirecue on November 16, 2016, 11:26 AM
Just bought my second Festool it's a Rotex 125. CPO Outlet on Ebay had a $50 off purchase.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mleny77 on November 16, 2016, 11:57 AM
Just received my first Festool cordless drill CXS
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on November 16, 2016, 04:51 PM

Hi guys

I thought I was cured

But I got a HK85 with a 250 and a 670 hkrail also got a DRC 18v basic

Not sure how it happened  [eek]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Flatsawn on November 16, 2016, 08:15 PM
Aren't you the one that spent 1 year making those fabulous Systainer Port sliding drawers?

What made you think you were cured?  [big grin]

Mark
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on November 16, 2016, 08:41 PM
Mick, it's Karma
 [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on November 17, 2016, 02:14 PM
@Flatsawn

Yes that was me ..I thought I was cured because I spent all that time making my sys ports with a bit of expansion room. But 1year later they are all filled and I have 7  systainers without a home lol

@rst

It probably is karma. But that is definitely it ..........
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: nerves on November 23, 2016, 10:31 AM
Big Day --(Part 2)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on December 05, 2016, 06:25 PM
Just added another syslite kal 2 to the arsenal today  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on December 05, 2016, 07:10 PM
Bought the new Syslite also, along with the FSK 250 for my HKC, some Granat for my DTS, two of the new long life dust bags for the ETS/DTS/RTS for the two LE ETS 125 that I bought for my kids for Xmas.  (don't tell... I switched out the systainers so I could keep the new ones  [big grin])
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Poindexter on December 15, 2016, 05:56 PM
Figured this was the best spot for a first post along with first set of Festool purchases.... and to have a full realization of just how far I went this week.  Doing it on different transactions doesn't fully bring my personal appreciation for how much I smacked the Amex (small business double points ;) ).

And I'm trying really really really hard not to get a HK or TS saw, or MFT, or jigsaw.... [scared]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector on December 15, 2016, 06:04 PM
@Poindexter

Resistance is futile! Congrats on the great purchases and enjoy! Welcome to the FOG
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: EMWLou on December 16, 2016, 05:02 AM

And I'm trying really really really hard not to get a HK or TS saw, or MFT, or jigsaw.... [scared]

Then I won't tell you how much I LOVE my TS55 then :) I literally think its the best tool I've ever purchased in 32 years of working with wood. You'd probably really hate the amazingly straight and clean cuts you can get with it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Poindexter on December 16, 2016, 06:27 AM
Thanks fellas!  I think I might have sold myself on the TS75 yesterday.  I mill my own lumber from our woodlot and have approximately 27 sugar maple 2.5ish x 6s that are fully seasoned but incredibly unsquare.  After free-hand resawing one on a 14" bandsaw and then making a sled for another, this sure ain't repeatable.  The straight edge on the circular saw was okay and now those edges are ready for the jointer, buuuuuut this sure would be easier on a track saw .....and I still can double my Delta points for another 15 days on the Amex ;)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: niky1 on December 16, 2016, 08:02 AM
(http://imgway.cz/di/9HWC/s8.gif)

Table MFT 3
MFT 3-QT
SYS-MFT fixing set
FSZ 120
FSZ 300
FS-SP 5000/T
Veritas 10mm Bench Dogs
Veritas 70mm Parf Dogs
Veritas 4-Way Speed Clamp



(http://imgway.cz/v/3k6.jpg)

(http://imgway.cz/v/3k7.jpg)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on December 17, 2016, 05:48 AM
Two festool quick action clamps. Need to be ordered in though. These will be great with the FS guide rails. There's even storage for them in the TS55 systainer.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Poindexter on December 17, 2016, 04:44 PM
Thanks fellas!  I think I might have sold myself on the TS75 yesterday.  I mill my own lumber from our woodlot and have approximately 27 sugar maple 2.5ish x 6s that are fully seasoned but incredibly unsquare.  After free-hand resawing one on a 14" bandsaw and then making a sled for another, this sure ain't repeatable.  The straight edge on the circular saw was okay and now those edges are ready for the jointer, buuuuuut this sure would be easier on a track saw .....and I still can double my Delta points for another 15 days on the Amex ;)

Yep.  I talked myself into the TS75 and added a 40" rail.  But couldn't stop there, so I added the Carvex 420 PS and base plate kit. 

Just made my first cuts on that ugly maple.  As it was my first time using a plunge saw I learned about kickback on the first cut.  Don't plunge and start cutting at the same time.  Even though I have had my share of kickbacks with the chainsaw (I plunge cut instead of backcut) it certainly startled me with this cir saw because it was the first 2 inches.  After figuring out to plunge first then cut at depth I made a number of square, ready for glue(ish) cuts and can say the only other saw I've fallen in love with on the first day was my Stihl MS461.  Wow wow wow!

Oh yeah....the Carvex....it works like a jigsaw.  Festool jigsaw blades are pretty nice though.   

Darn you Festool!  You might be worse than crack.  2 days, $5,000+, and I'm still looking at your website wondering if there are other ways you can make my life easier.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Coliban on December 20, 2016, 03:38 AM
I´ve ordered:

MFT/3
SYS-MFT Fixing-Set
MFK 700 EQ-Set
MFS 700
3 Systainer SYS MINI T-LOC  (for my wife)
Festool SYS-Cart RB-SYS

Should arrive these days (hope i am at home, because i had to order at different dealers)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SS Teach on December 22, 2016, 09:38 AM
Just ordered a DF 500 and Domino sytainer. When I told my wife she promptly gave me two projects. Both of which would necessitate a LR 32 system so that's on the way also. Fortunately I have an OF 1400 and a holey rail. Two new tools to learn.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Gwerner on December 22, 2016, 02:47 PM
New 6mm bit for my Domino after hitting a screw with it the other night  [embarassed]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Poindexter on December 22, 2016, 06:34 PM
150/3 plus loads of paper and hard pad
A few different jigsaw blades
Pather for the TS75 - no more kickback ;)
And a little Powermatic jointer I shouldn't mention here
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: TrackTubeGuy on December 22, 2016, 07:17 PM
Had to drive to Las Vegas and pick my wife up from the airport this morning, so naturally stopped by Woodworkers Emporium to look at Festool stuff.  Ended up buying a Domino XL700 set and a few odds and ends.  When the sales guy told me the total of "Fifteen Thirty Four," I asked my wife if she had a $20 bill .. when she hesitated I told her I would just charge it.  Not sure if she knows or not?  Oh well ...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Pykie on December 24, 2016, 01:49 AM
Managed to get a basically brand new HL 850 with the bench unit and angle stop off of eBay today.

Really looking forward to using it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 24, 2016, 05:16 AM
as long as you got the accessory fence (angle stop) with it you'll be a happy camper
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ear3 on December 24, 2016, 09:21 AM
Just rebought a CT-Sys, which I had purchased over the summer but returned within the 30 days window.  Currently on a project where we have to run 3 vacs at once, and I didn't want to sit around and twiddle my thumbs waiting while the person borrowing my CT26 finished sanding.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoCaliSteve on December 24, 2016, 08:25 PM
Joined the Festool forum yesterday and today was my first with the Kapex, what a Christmas gift!!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Gwerner on December 25, 2016, 12:12 AM
Joined the Festool forum yesterday and today was my first with the Kapex, what a Christmas gift!!

That's a heck of way to jump into the pool, welcome aboard!!!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: JBag09 on December 25, 2016, 08:31 AM
Question for you guys, Do the CT26 vac bags work in the CT36? My mother-in-law got me these from Amazon and if I don't have to I don't want to give her the problem of sending them back.


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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on December 25, 2016, 08:36 AM
Question for you guys, Do the CT26 vac bags work in the CT36? My mother-in-law got me these from Amazon and if I don't have to I don't want to give her the problem of sending them back.


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Personally I think they will ...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on December 26, 2016, 06:59 PM
Merry Xmas Everybody.

Santa came.......actually the wife went to the local Festool store. They asked her if she wanted a trolley [big grin]

She got me the 2 x ratchet clamps which I can use under the guide rails, and fit in the track saw Systainer, and the 4 drawer sortainer, which I am looking for ideas on at the moment. It is Festool part number 491522

Do any of you have this Sortainer, and what do you put in it. My current train of thought is to turn it into a drill bit/driver bit Systainer.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SS Teach on December 26, 2016, 08:21 PM
Today it was the Parallel Guide and extension set. Hopefully I'm done for a good long time. My definition of accessorizing is certainly different than my wife's.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ScotF on December 26, 2016, 10:22 PM
Found a set of Imperial Zobo bits and I succumbed to a TSX  [big grin].
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: blaszcsj on December 26, 2016, 10:41 PM
The wifey got me an HKC55 and imported the Centrotec CE-SORT installers kit from the U.K. For Christmas.  She is so awesome!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Duck76 on December 29, 2016, 11:35 AM
Picked up a TS55 and MFT/3 as a birthday/Christmas present to me. Got it assembled and squared up last night but only managed to get a couple test cuts in before dinner.  So far so good.  [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on December 29, 2016, 07:09 PM
The wifey got me an HKC55 and imported the Centrotec CE-SORT installers kit from the U.K. For Christmas.  She is so awesome!

Its great having wives like we have. Mine is no stranger to the inside of the Festool store either  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on January 03, 2017, 08:22 AM
C-18 - to see if Festool drills are all they are cracked up to be :).  After all, the sanders worked out well for me.

I saw the Festool UK has a free battery promotion.  Maybe if I luck out, Festool US will run the same promotion before 30 days from yesterday.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ear3 on January 03, 2017, 09:52 AM
Lol, doubt it.

C-18 - to see if Festool drills are all they are cracked up to be :).  After all, the sanders worked out well for me.

I saw the Festool UK has a free battery promotion.  Maybe if I luck out, Festool US will run the same promotion before 30 days from yesterday.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ScotF on January 03, 2017, 11:19 AM
The PDC for me and an extra battery. I know the new batteries and updted drills will likely be coming out later this year, but I figured the PDC would not receive anything new with belt hook, etc... and I need the extra torque.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on January 03, 2017, 12:26 PM
C-18 - to see if Festool drills are all they are cracked up to be :).  After all, the sanders worked out well for me.

I saw the Festool UK has a free battery promotion.  Maybe if I luck out, Festool US will run the same promotion before 30 days from yesterday.

Worked out well "compared to what"?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on January 03, 2017, 01:04 PM
C-18 - to see if Festool drills are all they are cracked up to be :).  After all, the sanders worked out well for me.

I saw the Festool UK has a free battery promotion.  Maybe if I luck out, Festool US will run the same promotion before 30 days from yesterday.

Worked out well "compared to what"?

Well I have several and they all work better than the sanders I replaced them with - mostly DeWalt or Porter Cable.  Dust control with a CT-36 now vs a Fein before is definitely better.  I chalk that up mostly to Festool sander design, but somewhat to CT-36 HEPA performance.  In the sander case, Festool's "systems" approach is also an advantage.  I don't have experience with Mirka's sanders (just for instance) but I bought Festool rather than Mirka because I liked the systems approach.  For example, using a Domino with the CT-36 (my first two Festool tools) convinced me to give the sanders a closer look because virtually zero chips and dust got out of the Domino.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: slalom on January 06, 2017, 01:04 PM
My wife, aka my CFO, gave me a Domino 500 set for Christmas. I am a very lucky guy.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Poindexter on January 06, 2017, 03:40 PM
My wife, aka my CFO, gave me a Domino 500 set for Christmas. I am a very lucky guy.

Yes, yes you are. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Oldgoalie on January 06, 2017, 08:00 PM
CT 36, RO 125 Sander, Systainer of Abrasives for RO 125, Domino 500, Systainer package of dominos and domino full bit range.

Last week bought a used DELTEX DX 93 for corner work and already running into incompatibility of new hose bayonet end with old squishy kind on dust extractor.   

See other post in tools and accessories.....  what was wrong with the old squishy hose connectors??   
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on January 09, 2017, 02:38 PM
New 60t blade for the kapex
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on January 09, 2017, 04:07 PM
MFT-FX accessory kit for the tables I'm going to make (whenever) with the parf guide system that's coming sometime in a week or so.  Given that the kits are disappearing in England, I thought I'd pick up the last on that my dealer had while it was still there.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on January 09, 2017, 04:20 PM
Well Because Im coming back to the states inna few months, I went and picked up a few festool swiss army knifes, a couple of Toolies both are NAINA, and a couple of festool tape measures cheaper here then in the states for some reason and a sys 2 with a attic which is cheaper here then in the states.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector on January 09, 2017, 04:52 PM
@jobsworth

Well Because Im coming back to the states in a few months

Ron, that's ALL..??!! [smile]  Seems to me you could stock up on all kinds of NAINA goodies and have them shipped back here! Clean up on reselling them here! (To idiots like me.)

Are you going to change your FOG name back once you get to the USA.!?

Safe travels.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on January 10, 2017, 12:48 AM
Was thinking about the FOG name, yea I'll go back to Sancho when I return. But I don't get things to resell them Jeff. I'm not a importer of exporter.
But I do have a quite a bit of hard to get and NAINA things I'm bringing back for personal use
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ThReM on January 10, 2017, 11:58 AM
Today i've just received my news toys tools :

- Planex LHS 225 IP + planex d36 pipe + planex support for CTM + Systainer for abrasives
- PDC Set XL (with new batteries AirStream)
- BHC 18 Basic (and a Free 5.2 Ah batterie, due to a Festool Offer : one 18V tool buying = one 5.2 Ah AirStream free)
- DSC-AG 125 PLUS FS + hood to transform it in DSC-AG 125 FH
- Syscart

That's a new christmas    [drooling] [drooling] [thumbs up]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HowardH on January 10, 2017, 11:16 PM
I haven't pulled the trigger yet but strongly considering the Vecturo set and the OF2200 with the accessory kit.  It's going to be $2000!  Yikes! [scared] [scared] [blink] [blink]  I have an angel sitting on one shoulder and the devil on the other.  One's whispering in one ear to be financially responsible and be a grown up and the other saying in the other ear you can't take it with you, you deserve it, it's only money...  I wonder which one is going to prevail?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on January 10, 2017, 11:39 PM
Well the OF 2200 is a marvelous bit of engineering, and (as my wife says) my shop keeps me off the streets.  There's got to be some redeeming grace in that :).
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ScotF on January 11, 2017, 12:39 AM
I haven't pulled the trigger yet but strongly considering the Vecturo set and the OF2200 with the accessory kit.  It's going to be $2000!  Yikes! [scared] [scared] [blink] [blink]  I have an angel sitting on one shoulder and the devil on the other.  One's whispering in one ear to be financially responsible and be a grown up and the other saying in the other ear you can't take it with you, you deserve it, it's only money...  I wonder which one is going to prevail?

How do you know which is which? Could be the angel telling you that it is only money, deserved and to treat yourself... [scratch chin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: overkill19 on January 20, 2017, 03:08 PM
Scored a 27mm & 36mm festool hose on kijiji today, new in the box for $225cad
I also bought the parallel guide for my 1400 yesterday and rigged it up as a circle cutter as well, $6 knob is all it took!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: krudawg on January 25, 2017, 08:33 PM
OF 1400 (Imperial).  Not sure why I bought it but wanted to add to my Festool collection
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jasen on January 26, 2017, 05:40 AM
In the last 2 weeks I have bought a TX18+3, CXS and picking up a OF1400 on Saturday. Missed out on a AU$500 Domino with Starter kit  :(. Just saving up for the TS55!! Cant wait
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HowardH on January 27, 2017, 06:23 PM
My dad always said if you were going to a bear, be a grizzly!   ;D  So I got the mother of all grizzly bear routers today - the venerable OF2200.  Holy cow is this a beast! It's as smooth as silk, too.  Have a bit to learn coming from an OF1400 but looking forward to it.  I'll get the accessory kit in a few weeks.  I appreciate that it came in a sys4 instead of a sys5 so I didn't even have to rearrange my sysport to make it fit.  I put a round over bit in it and tried it without using the chip catcher accessory and with the dust guard down and hooked up using a 27mm hose, there was no appreciable dust.  Pretty amazing!   I have a 36mm hose I can put on the boom arm so I'm going to try that. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: joiner1970 on February 02, 2017, 01:54 PM
Pre ordered the new Sysrock DAB+ radio yesterday from Toolfest.

Wife "you've already got a radio"
Me "yeah but this one has Festool written on it"  [big grin]

(https://www.gerschwitz.net/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1024x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/d/o/down_ae_sysrockdab_202111_a_01a.jpg)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Gregor on February 02, 2017, 04:24 PM
Schneider Sysmaster and a Pin Nailer.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Paul-w on February 02, 2017, 06:54 PM
Kapex 120 ug set
2x festool ratchet clamps
80t blade
1080 guide rail
One handed plane
Rotex ro 150 limited edition
Loads of grant and Rubin and of coarse the abrasives storage systainer

Wife is gonna kill me lol🙈🙈🙈
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket II on February 03, 2017, 07:26 AM
SYS-SB.  [big grin]

(http://up.picr.de/28207537dr.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SRSemenza on February 03, 2017, 10:56 AM
SYS-SB.  [big grin]

(http://up.picr.de/28207537dr.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver


Oh good, another toolbox. Now we will get to see what good , cool stuff you will fill it up with!  [smile]


Seth
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: six-point socket II on February 03, 2017, 11:14 AM
SYS-SB.  [big grin]

(http://up.picr.de/28207537dr.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver




Oh good, another toolbox. Now we will get to see what good , cool stuff you will fill it up with!  [smile]


Seth

Like if I knew you would post that *lol*  [big grin]  [eek]  [wink] [wink]

Still experimenting phase only. ;)

(http://up.picr.de/28209126ke.jpg)

(http://up.picr.de/28209127oh.jpg)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SRSemenza on February 03, 2017, 11:25 AM
Hmmm, Swiss Army Knife guy.  [wink]

Seth
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Z48LT1 on February 03, 2017, 10:07 PM
CT 26 in factory sealed box off Craigslist for 500 USD.  Yee haw!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on February 11, 2017, 04:41 AM
Got myself a sys light duo

That baby is so bright I wasn't expecting it .nearly blinded myself I didn't get the tripod and am having trouble positioning it so it doesn't shine in my face

Any ideas on positioning if you have one

Also got a sys tb1 and a tb2 to try and tidy up some decorating tools. And I will use the tb1 as task specific box for small jobs indoors. Hopefully try and cut down on the trips up and down the garden

Mick
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Coliban on February 11, 2017, 05:47 AM
Festool T-Shirt, nice and smooth fabric

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sheperd80 on February 11, 2017, 10:08 AM
The 5th and final accessory for my OF1010, the dust extraction hood. Cant upload a pic for some reason. I love this router but the accessory configuration is infuriating. They may as well start selling thumbscrews and springs as seperate accessories.

Stop reading now if u dont like anti-festool rants.

Edge guide, dust shroud, and fine adjuster are all seperate pieces... what the heck is that?? And the edge guide ad shows the dust shroud attached in the pic, which by the way, does not have a dust port. Its just a deflector that forces you to attach the hose to the router pointing in the worst possible direction, which is forced by the asymmetry of the edge guide. The brilliant engineers at festool should take some queues from the mediocre minds at Dewalt who have designed a simpler, sturdier, and much more effective edge guide for their plunge router which has a dust port and FAR better fine adjuster built right in.

Sorry for the negativity i know people get tired of the rants, but this tool is very useful for me so ive been forced to dive head first into the accessory trap. And it aggravates me knowing that these weasels have intentionally designed things to force you to buy more, putting functionality a distant second to profit.


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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Peter Halle on February 11, 2017, 10:19 AM
Personally not bothered by your self-described rant.  One thing that lead me to purchase a FESTOOL router years ago were the accessories that frankly weren't available on other manufacturers' products.  I made the decision years ago to only buy accessories that I need, but that approach did come with the risk that sometime in the future the need might not meet up with availability.

Peter
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ScotF on February 20, 2017, 05:17 PM
Was at my local dealer today to get a Systainer for 5 inch disks and the OF1400 table extension base and I looked up and saw a package of MFS 2000 profiles on the top shelf. Inquired about discounting since they were discontinued and after the dealer checked with Festool, I am a happy owner of the long profiles...that completes my MFS set and something I have been wanting to add but not hopeful since they are discontinued. Very happy to have found this set.  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: G-Man on February 21, 2017, 10:05 AM
A new hkc 55eb 18v saw complete with track, can't wait to use it in work tomorrow !! I got it from D & M tools.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: EHwoodworks on February 25, 2017, 04:59 PM
Been viewing for a while now, finally joining. Went 25th birthday shopping with the $100 my mom gave me at Lee Valley. $100 didn't go too far. Left with a Domino, tenon set with systainer, TS55 track saw, 55" LR32 rail, 75" rail, mft/3, DTS 400 sander and a CT midi. Planning on adding a OF 1400 with LR32 system and a Rotex 125 shortly.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: snd on February 25, 2017, 05:25 PM
CT26 to go with my track saw.  Just ordered an Oneida cyclone for it also.  The  CT collapses the home made cyclone I used with my shop vac.  Definitely need to stop now ....
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: carlb40 on February 26, 2017, 08:04 AM
Got myself a sys light duo

That baby is so bright I wasn't expecting it .nearly blinded myself I didn't get the tripod and am having trouble positioning it so it doesn't shine in my face

Any ideas on positioning if you have one

Also got a sys tb1 and a tb2 to try and tidy up some decorating tools. And I will use the tb1 as task specific box for small jobs indoors. Hopefully try and cut down on the trips up and down the garden

Mick

I haven't got one, but as it uses a standard tripod mount, just get a half decent photography tripod and maybe even a used 3 way head? That way you can set it up and position it to suit, plus with the use of a 3 way head you will have a quick release plate so will be easy to remove/ refit the duo for transport etc. :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: carlb40 on February 26, 2017, 08:11 AM
While not today as axminster are closed. Friday i purchased the KS60/ UG stand/ wings, Long life bag for the CTM26 i purchased the previous saturday. Oh and a mini sys 1 for all my clamps/ accessories for my home made mft.  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on February 26, 2017, 10:51 AM
Got myself a sys light duo

That baby is so bright I wasn't expecting it .nearly blinded myself I didn't get the tripod and am having trouble positioning it so it doesn't shine in my face

Any ideas on positioning if you have one

Also got a sys tb1 and a tb2 to try and tidy up some decorating tools. And I will use the tb1 as task specific box for small jobs indoors. Hopefully try and cut down on the trips up and down the garden

Mick

I haven't got one, but as it uses a standard tripod mount, just get a half decent photography tripod and maybe even a used 3 way head? That way you can set it up and position it to suit, plus with the use of a 3 way head you will have a quick release plate so will be easy to remove/ refit the duo for transport etc. :)

The Syslite Duo does not have a standard tripod mount. It's mounting receptacle looks like a scaled down PA speaker to stand mount. I have used a boom arm on a tripod and hung the Syslite Duo with some rope, worked fine and I could vary the angle...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on February 26, 2017, 02:26 PM
I bought the Syslite Duo and then made a 9mm acrylic base that attaches to the lite and drilled and threaded an attachment hole in the center so that I could use it an a standard elevator photo tripod and can be used on my builders tripod with an adaptor.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on February 27, 2017, 02:19 PM
It has been I while since I bought festool stuff, but needing the soft interface pads some more sandpaper for the RO 90 I decided to finalise some things I had in my basket from a UK dealer, a set of MFS VB 1000 profiles, larger size series of bushings for the OF 1010 27,30,40mm. 50pcs 60 grit Granat for RO 90, an additional guide rail connector  for joining the MFS profiles, length wise, and a couple of the connecting threaded insert pieces so If I need to replace a damaged connector or if I need to turn 2 MFS profiles into a T square. Kind of a nuts and bolts shopping list but it solves some issues and lacks I had in my present setup. Now I'll be able to easily put together 2 meter long MFS templates for one.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Poindexter on February 27, 2017, 04:34 PM
Added the RAS to the family.  Going to be fun carving!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on February 27, 2017, 06:16 PM
I ordered the MFS sled from Toolnut, now have all size extrusions and sled.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Knight Woodworks on February 28, 2017, 09:22 AM
Purchased a Vac Sys, really enjoying it.

John
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: raph38 on February 28, 2017, 09:28 AM
just received a BHC 18
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Ross 71 on February 28, 2017, 11:17 AM
Yesterday I received my FS2700 guide rail from Bunny's Bolts as recommended by Turnamere in another thread. All lovely and shiny and no join in the middle. Happy days.

Bunny's Bolts were out of stock when I ordered, but Wendlingen to Woking to Wells in a week, can't grumble.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: PreferrablyWood on February 28, 2017, 11:27 AM
I ordered the MFS sled from Toolnut, now have all size extrusions and sled.

I guess the MFS sled is the best solution when using the MFS as it doesn't take away any depth capacity for sled work, so I probably need to get one as well.. Hope it works out for you..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Rustys on March 14, 2017, 05:36 PM
I just purchased my new Festool fidget Cube. I chose the cordless model for $99.00 on special pre-order deal with Systainer. I'm hoping to purchase the accessories for only $75.00. It has a three year guarantee and provide nothing more than fidgeting functionality. These will go fast.

 [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on March 15, 2017, 02:21 PM
I used my MFS sled the other day to hog out the center of pattern for mirrors that I'm making for my daughter the jewelry designer.  A long ,long, long time ago I made a batch of 10-12 mirrors using a small cast iron fry pan as a pattern for the wood framed mirrors.  Being young and subscribing to the try it and then fix it method of design, I decided to use my drill press and a 1/2" milling cutter to hog out the center.  Being young and still having decent reflex's I ended up with 4 perfect curved slits in my left thumb as the bit grabbed and I jerked.  Meanwhile, back to the present, I thought since I had just bought the MFS slide, I'll use that to hog out the middle.  I had already used the MFS to make the circular pattern...and Mikey likes!  The problem with the slide is that it can only set for one length.  How to limit the length of router sliding??  I use Magswitch magnets for lots of uses...not the ones marketed to woodworkers, the heavy duty, pull your truck ones.  I have 200's and 400's that you can hang off the ceiling with...I used the 400 set to stop the router and had no worries of it shifting.  Love my MFS', sorry for those that did not get the chance to experiment with it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Mbconstructionjoinery on March 15, 2017, 07:08 PM
Picked up 2x sys carts, 3 mini systainers and some carved jigsaw blades today
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Trevin on March 16, 2017, 01:33 PM
Happy Day!
I ordered the following and it was delivered yesterday!  Thanks Shane!
OF1400 Router
OF1400 Edge guide
DF700 XL
XL Domino asst
Seneca Domiplate for my DF500
Vac-Sys complete kit
Cadex 21g Nailer
Sortainer

Still waiting for Domino XL connector set and a Sys-ROCK

Cannot wait for the weekend!
Trevin
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: kdzito on March 16, 2017, 02:28 PM
The Carvex Accessory kit.  Not today, it was last Thursday. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: kdzito on March 16, 2017, 02:29 PM
Happy Day!
I ordered the following and it was delivered yesterday!  Thanks Shane!
OF1400 Router
OF1400 Edge guide
DF700 XL
XL Domino asst
Seneca Domiplate for my DF500
Vac-Sys complete kit
Cadex 21g Nailer
Sortainer

Still waiting for Domino XL connector set and a Sys-ROCK

Cannot wait for the weekend!
Trevin

It sounds like you won the lotto - twice!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cdwhyte on March 16, 2017, 05:15 PM
First Festool, first post, Domino 500 with accessories and domino kit on order. Even with the potential 10% discount, was not willing to buy a dust extractor with it, just too expensive for my needs as a hobbiest doing woodworking in my 14x28 foot shed at home. I have most other tools I want/need, other than a good router table, so I'm hoping I don't get sucked down the festool path as I'm not sure I can afford to go too far.  Took me a while to finally pull the trigger on the Domino, hope I use it a lot and enjoy it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on March 16, 2017, 05:20 PM
First Festool, first post, Domino 500 with accessories and domino kit on order. Even with the potential 10% discount, was not willing to buy a dust extractor with it, just too expensive for my needs as a hobbiest doing woodworking in my 14x28 foot shed at home. I have most other tools I want/need, other than a good router table, so I'm hoping I don't get sucked down the festool path as I'm not sure I can afford to go too far.  Took me a while to finally pull the trigger on the Domino, hope I use it a lot and enjoy it.

Yeah - that's how I started as well.  Then I realized that you have to use some kind of dust extractor with it.  My old Festool mini was too inconvenient, so I ended up getting a CT 36 for the tool actuated switch onboard.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector on March 16, 2017, 05:23 PM
First Festool, first post, Domino 500 with accessories and domino kit on order. Even with the potential 10% discount, was not willing to buy a dust extractor with it, just too expensive for my needs as a hobbiest doing woodworking in my 14x28 foot shed at home. I have most other tools I want/need, other than a good router table, so I'm hoping I don't get sucked down the festool path as I'm not sure I can afford to go too far.  Took me a while to finally pull the trigger on the Domino, hope I use it a lot and enjoy it.


@Cdwhyte

 [welcome] to the FOG and enjoy your new tools! Even if it's not a Festool vac, make sure that you do use some type of dust extraction when using the Domino. It helps cool the bit and pull debris out of the mortices.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cdwhyte on March 16, 2017, 07:02 PM


Thanks @copcarcollector , I use a shop vac with the Rockler small port connectors for small tool dust collection. Works fine for my biscuit jointer, sanders, Kreg jig, etc, just loud, no variable speed, and no tool plug in.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bkharman on March 16, 2017, 08:59 PM


Thanks @copcarcollector , I use a shop vac with the Rockler small port connectors for small tool dust collection. Works fine for my biscuit jointer, sanders, Kreg jig, etc, just loud, no variable speed, and no tool plug in.

It will still work fine!!

Enjoy the new power cord smell...

Cheers. Bryan.


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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: DiscoStu on March 17, 2017, 03:53 AM
My first Festool was a domino. I figured I'd get that and then the only other thing I craved was a TS55, well that was about two years ago and now my stack of systainers is about 12 feet tall! Be warned, it's a slippery path. As the other have said you really have to have extraction with a domino. With other tools dust extraction is nice or helps keep the cutting path clear etc but with a domino it's essential for it to work well. Enjoy.


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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ear3 on March 18, 2017, 05:07 PM
Domino XL and 12/14 tenon assortment.

Have a bedframe project that I want to use the connectors on, and I'm also trying to expand my for-hire project capabilities to do RTA/KD work.   
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: leakyroof on March 18, 2017, 11:12 PM
Bought a ETS EC 125/3 sander to try out for narrower work than my 150/5 is suited for.
Looked at the new version DTS 40O and its edge guard too. Surprised at how far away the spacing is on the guard as it sits from the sander body. But, Festool left the 'nose' or point of the Delta pad open and not enclosed by this guard while you're using it , so you can still get into corners or tight spots even with the guard mounted.... [scratch chin] [scratch chin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: phineas on March 19, 2017, 12:56 AM

The newer Festool saws come with a locking dust port connector that fits a 27mm hose.

Thanks. I measured the I.D. right after I posted and it is 27mm and its lockable, as you said.


A smooth dust port that is sitting on my workbench has an inner diameter of 30mm and an outer diameter of 39mm.  Bosch and Fein both have tool connectors that fit the Festool dust port.

I need an adapter to step down from either 1-1/4" or 1-7/8". I'll check those sources. Thanks for the tip.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VesaS on March 21, 2017, 02:55 PM
Bought PDC 18/4 Drill, BHC 18 Hammer Drill, SCA8 charger and one battery. Got that set quite easy for wallet  [smile]
Retailer had too big stock and want to get rid of some. Machines are basic versions, so they were without batteries.

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Vesa
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ChrisK1970 on March 21, 2017, 03:38 PM
CT26! Yeah baby!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: MLW on March 22, 2017, 01:52 AM
I bought the awesome Festool dustbag today. It works like a charm.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: pillguy on March 23, 2017, 11:21 PM
I sold my big tablesaw over the weekend and am going to use my bosch 4100 and festool stuff in my 10x16 workshop.  I am new to festool and bought a domino xl 700, both systainers of dominos, the lr32 system and 2 tracks. I got a makita track saw at home depot for $300 with a coupon.
I am looking forward to making good cabinets and am leaning to getting a MFT.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Bob D. on March 25, 2017, 01:12 PM
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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on March 25, 2017, 02:19 PM
Nothing too big for me......just new blades for my Kapex and TS55.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ScotF on March 28, 2017, 12:16 AM
I got a Centro technology Installers set...one of the last ones available. I debated, but I really like the bits from my other set and wanted to have some spares. I like the square drive bits too.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Neal W on March 29, 2017, 04:34 PM
Today I pulled the trigger on a TS55 REQ.  I'm upgrading from a grizzly track saw, which was OK, but I'm kind of hooked into the system aspect of Festool now (1400, Domino 500, ETS150/3, DTS400, LR32 set, holy rail).  It probably won't be here in time for the weekend, but I'm not sure if I will be able to use it anyhow.  Also picked up the TSO rail square yesterday.  My bank account is a bit lighter, but what else am I going to spend my tax refund on?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: mattmass on March 29, 2017, 09:04 PM
Always fun contributing to this thread :)

Finally got a T18. Wanted one forever.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on March 29, 2017, 09:50 PM
I got a Centro technology Installers set...one of the last ones available. I debated, but I really like the bits from my other set and wanted to have some spares. I like the square drive bits too.

I debated this purchase as well.  I ended up getting one about 18 months ago.  I use it and the CSX as much as any Festool product I own.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: skids on March 29, 2017, 10:00 PM
Always fun contributing to this thread :)

Finally got a T18. Wanted one forever.

I got one today too! Should be a nice compliment to my CXS and Centrotec set!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Osweezea on March 29, 2017, 11:26 PM
Well, Ive been bit.  And bit bad.  It s the system concept for me that makes the most sense.  I work in the shop and in the field so either one i need to be versatile and flexible both in use and in transport.  So, in addition to my existing list

Kapex, UG Stand, wings
CT22
Domino XL
TS75
ETS 125
Pro 5
MFK 700

Last week I ordered

CXS set
T18 Airstream Set
Domino 500
OF2200
SYSROCK  ;D
CTL SYS VAC
2 ratchet clamps
Another Dust Deputy
and couldn't decide between the CT MIDI and the CT 26
Ended up ordering a CT26

Then found a used MIDI that I bought used locally that had another ETS 125 for a whopping $350!

I also got a used centrotec installers kit and a set of clamping elements.
Also the fasteners Systainer with all the cool bins!!

I used to think people who bought that much were crazy!  But I gotta say, I like this club!!


And most of that is in thanks to Timothy Wilmots and his youtube channel of his new shop and system workbench and his MFTC(Big thumbs up).  After a few big jobs through my new shop, I realized where I was losing money.  Watching Tim in his shop was an AHA!! moment for me.  Sheesh...I may need a vacation after I open all those packages.  Best of luck!

Its going to be a good few months of upgrades round the shop!!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Paul G on March 30, 2017, 12:06 AM
Well, Ive been bit.  And bit bad....


.....After a few big jobs through my new shop, I realized where I was losing money. 

Apparently still some money left over though  [big grin]

Enjoy the new tools!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: woodsmann on March 30, 2017, 10:02 AM
I'm placing an order before the price increase. Among other items, two new "families":


I... can't... wait!   [blink]

Many thanks to Shane. He was able to answer my questions lightening fast!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: grobkuschelig on March 30, 2017, 11:07 AM
I just ordered the HSM-Sys and some bags for the CT-Sys and abrasives for the RO-90.

Does not seem much in comparison, but I am just about to pull the trigger on a CTM-26 E AC.
What is holding me back is, I have not been able to decide which sander to buy with it. [emoji41]
It is down to either ETS EC 150 or Rotex 150.
Man do I have problems. [emoji23]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Billy Bunter on March 30, 2017, 01:58 PM
after much um and aah, I received my Centrotec set 497628 today. Wasn't sure I'd use everything included, but the storage convenience swung it in the end.

I'm just a casual beginner who's decided to slowly upgrade my cheap 20 year old tools with some decent stuff; the RO90 with CTL SYS dust extraction was a revelation compared to my previous £25 Black & Decker sander, as are the drills.

the bug has bitten badly.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: OffBalance on April 02, 2017, 04:34 PM
The impending slight price increase tomorrow forced my hand (saved $49). Today I ordered:
TS55 track saw
OF1400 router
LR32 hole drilling kit
LR32 rail 1400 mm
vac hose 5m
extra blade for TS55
parallel guides with extensions
a few other small items.

Did not have the budget to buy dust extraction, MFT or Domino. Maybe some other time.

I have a lot of large built-ins to tackle over the next year and did not want to wrestle full sheet goods over the top of the contractor table saw. Looking forward to the Festool system.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SRSemenza on April 02, 2017, 05:19 PM
The impending slight price increase tomorrow forced my hand (saved $49). Today I ordered:
TS55 track saw
OF1400 router
LR32 hole drilling kit
LR32 rail 1400 mm
vac hose 5m
extra blade for TS55
parallel guides with extensions
a few other small items.

Did not have the budget to buy dust extraction, MFT or Domino. Maybe some other time.

I have a lot of large built-ins to tackle over the next year and did not want to wrestle full sheet goods over the top of the contractor table saw. Looking forward to the Festool system.


Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

That is quite a start!

When you get into the sander line that  will be a good time to get a Festool vac.

Seth
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on April 02, 2017, 06:17 PM
SysRock... [cool]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on April 02, 2017, 07:42 PM
Domino XL...Spent $1300 to use $50.00 Rebate.  Somehow it doesn't look nearly as rational in black and white.    [scared]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ScotF on April 02, 2017, 08:36 PM
Got a new RTs 400 REQ - wow, what a delightful little sander!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Atonwa on April 02, 2017, 08:58 PM
The impending slight price increase tomorrow forced my hand (saved $49). Today I ordered:
TS55 track saw
OF1400 router
LR32 hole drilling kit
LR32 rail 1400 mm
vac hose 5m
extra blade for TS55
parallel guides with extensions
a few other small items.

Did not have the budget to buy dust extraction, MFT or Domino. Maybe some other time.

I have a lot of large built-ins to tackle over the next year and did not want to wrestle full sheet goods over the top of the contractor table saw. Looking forward to the Festool system.

Great choices. I too pulled the trigger on an OF 1400 Router with the LR32 kit, 20mm bit for making my own MFT permanent bench and bit the bullet on the FS 2424 96" rail so I have one in the shop. Was saving up for a Laser Cutter but found one local to use and perfect timing to buy the tools I want before the price increase. My UPS Brown Santa is going to be busy for a couple weeks.

Added two (5 piece) sets of SYS-AZ drawers too so one of my first projects is to build some shelves to organize my new tools.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Paul G on April 02, 2017, 11:09 PM
Domino XL...Spent $1300 to use $50.00 Rebate.  Somehow it doesn't look nearly as rational in black and white.    [scared]

Did the same here, I think those new connectors pushed me over the edge
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jckssn on April 03, 2017, 06:02 AM
Pulled the trigger on some new tools today!

CMS TS55R Set
CS70AB hose
DWC 18-2500 Basic

Planning on getting the CMS OF-insert later.

Cant wait to get the delivery!  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Old Tin Can on April 03, 2017, 12:31 PM
SysRock. Well I bought it awhile back, but it shipped today.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: slalom on April 04, 2017, 10:03 PM
Well, Sunday - before the price increase - TSC 55 REB I have been wanting a plunge  track saw for a while. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: grobkuschelig on April 05, 2017, 04:51 PM
I needed a couple of spare bags for the CTL-Sys and stumbled upon a good offer for the HSM-SYS while I was searching.
Also found cheap v93 paper for the RO90 in the same shop.

I am very interested how the stuff out of the HSM will perform. Got a couple of the sponges and really like them thus far...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170405/66f7fcddafee38c0490ddb53880bd7fa.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170405/032bbb0d65a0b8108a311f60e292bdc9.jpg)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Zebt on April 05, 2017, 05:18 PM
Domino a month ago, wanted the XL but just couldn't stretch to it and this week before the price increase the OF1400. I need to start producing more results!!!!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: grobkuschelig on April 07, 2017, 12:23 PM
I'm weak! [emoji51][emoji41]
I just wanted to collect the missing spare parts for my MFS400 I picked up some weeks ago.
...and before I knew it I was leaving with a CTM26EAC and an ETS EC 150/5 EBQ-plus GQ and some sandpaper..

Girlfriend looked kind of surprised, when I came back with my "spare parts"... ;)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: drdabrown on April 07, 2017, 05:24 PM
Just before the price increase I ordered the CMS-GE model that is free standing. Can't wait for it to arrive

Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jediknifefight on April 10, 2017, 11:40 PM
Today? I bought a 108" rail, the 28t blade for the ts55, and some clamps.
Two days ago, I bought a TS55, with the rail on back order.
Five days ago, I bought a OF1400 and a CT36
A week ago, I bought a the smaller domino.

Tonight I went on Amazon, and ordered some more clamps for the rails, (the quick clamp and the rapid clamp), and the guide stop for the OF1400, (The guy at woodcraft had the thing in his hand and said, no thats not what you need to put the router on the rails, but but, festools video shows that part!!!), oh and some rockler glue brushes. (cause I drive past rockler every day and keep forgetting to stop in to buy that)

Also picked up a Rikon band saw, and a laguna dust collector last week (of course, I need an electrician to look at my garage cause the wiring sucks and I can't hook up the DC.)

Its like christmas in April.

Also awesome forums!

(next stop is a sander, I do like my ridgid ROS, but I have been really digging the dust collection on the FT stuff.)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: MattFerreras on April 14, 2017, 11:36 PM
MFS400 (1000 rails coming soon as they are on back order)
Festool sweatshirt
ZOBO Bits
Self centering bit
Countersink bit

All came from Germany to me in the US.

Matt
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on April 16, 2017, 02:16 AM
Bought a couple of those box kits that Peter mentioned in his video. Sure my shop is packed up but I thought why not, Ill use them setting my shop back up when my stuff gets home
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Duane Franks on April 17, 2017, 02:00 PM
Bought a 2 month old DF 500q & CT-mini with Festool domino kit #498899. Long drive to get it but worth it for the price.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Welshdog on April 27, 2017, 08:08 PM
This will be first quality router I've ever had.  The old Crapsman will hit the recycle bin.

FESTOOL 574692 OF 1400 EQ ROUTER, IMPERIAL
FESTOOL 491582 LIMIT STOP
FESTOOL 492601 GUIDE STOP OF 1400
FESTOOL 492636 EDGE GUIDE OF 1400
FESTOOL 492574 SMALL BORE BASE OF 1400
FESTOOL 497685 SYSTAINER SYS-STF D125 T-LOC - FITS 125MM SAND PAPER
FESTOOL 495502 CROSS MEMBERS
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Welshdog on April 27, 2017, 08:14 PM
Bought a couple of those box kits that Peter mentioned in his video.

Not sure of what you speak.  I looked around but didn't see a mention of box kits.  Which Parfitt video?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on April 28, 2017, 09:44 AM
Old style 27mm hose reducer/connector.   Going...going...gone...487071

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On Tuesday I tried to purchase 4 of these that were advertised on the internet, however, they're backordered.

So on Wednesday, I traveled to Woodcraft and tried to purchase 2 of these, however they're also backordered.

Today, I just may meander over to another local dealer and purchase 2 more if they have any in stock.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Bigdaddy65 on April 28, 2017, 10:26 AM
First purchase was a couple weeks ago

TS55 with the holy rail and a 3000mm rail
Couple quick clamps, extra limit stop and splinterguards
CT-Midi with extra bags

Yesterday
RO90
Hard pad
Various Granat abrasives
MFT/3 table
Clamping elements
QWAS dogs - powder coated
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Runhard on April 29, 2017, 11:09 AM
My most recent purchases (most were before the price increase):

Item: 574691 - Router OF 1010 EQ - Imperial
Item: 483358 - Fine Adjuster for Edge Guide
Item: 489427 - Edge Guide for OF 1010
Item: 488754 - Fine Adjuster for Guide Stop, OF 1010
Item: 486534 - Copier Scanning Set, KT-OF
Item: 483922 - Trammel Unit, OF1010
Item: 495368 - Feeler Bearing Set, MFK 700
Item: 497471 - Work Center WCR 1000 
Item: 497539 - Self-Cleaning Filter - CT 48 (5 Pack)
Item: 452898 - Antistatic Y-Adapter
Item: 452998 - Hose Hook
Item: 584084 - CT 48 Dust Extractor
Item: 497701 - Workshop cleaning set CT  T-Loc
Item: 496122 - CT Tool Holder
Item: 493233 - Table Widener, OF 1400
Item: 498411 - Self-Cleaning Filter - CT MIDI (5 pack)
Item: 486058 - Festool Edging Plate OF 1010 and OF 1400
Item: 486052 - Festool Angle Arm
Item: 498981 - Drill Box HSS D
Item: 494391 - KL-KS 120 clamp
Item: 492525 - Self-Centering Bit
Item: 498660 - SYS-Roller Hand Truck
Item: 499550 - SYS-TB Systainer Toolbox
CTL MIDI
MFT-SP Fixed Clamps
UG Kapex
SYS 4 TL-SORT/3 Systainer Box (x3)
SYS Combi 3
RB-SYS Cart (x4)
SYS 1 Box
SYS-MFT
SYS-SB Storagebox

Just a few months ago I also purchased:
Item: 564514 - TXS Cordless Drill Set
Item: 201312 - Centrotec Installer Set
Item: 500483 - Drilling Dust Nozzle
Item: 500385 - Battery 18V 2.6Ah Li-Ion (x2)







Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: vinny on May 01, 2017, 04:56 PM
hi all first time here (other than browsing), just purchased my first festool the ts55 with 2 1400 rails and clamps , wasnt intentionally looking for a saw as i have a  MAKITA 5017RKB with the dust box which works great and does collect most of the muck , but after watching tims (benchworks) video and post on the mobile mftc (plans now ordered and received ) the ts55 started to haunt me . then after passing someone setting up his tressles on the street i live on i spotted the ts55 with a glow around it  , had to stop and quiz him about it. had a feel and a grope , he couldnt praise it enough , 10 mins later saw ordered , after a day using as a kitchen fitter im more than impressed, not sure where to go next, new router may be next on the cards , but does the extra money justify for a festool over any other an then does it need the new jig lol 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rdr on May 12, 2017, 03:01 PM
Pulled the trigger on a Rotex Yesterday and it arrived today. Brilliant price and service from powertool-supplies.co.uk I've bought 4 other festool products from them recently with similar great service. I was in the market for a RO90 (still am really) but another larger project came up giving me the excuse to buy the 150  [smile]

Looking forward to using it, I have 5 massive wooden cable drums to convert into tables for an outdoor learning area.

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: copcarcollector on May 12, 2017, 03:17 PM
@rdr

That's not a combo we get here in N America, what do they include (if anything) in the bottom drawer..?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on May 12, 2017, 03:18 PM
Bought a couple of those box kits that Peter mentioned in his video.

Not sure of what you speak.  I looked around but didn't see a mention of box kits.  Which Parfitt video?

Here ya go mate, think it's in video 2

http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-tool-reviews/festool-workplace-organisation-and-storage-solutions-videos/
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rdr on May 12, 2017, 03:51 PM
@rdr

That's not a combo we get here in N America, what do they include (if anything) in the bottom drawer..?

Hi

You can get the basic set in the UK and this one which was only £10 more. The draw has a selection of granat (about 30 sheets by the look of it) the hand sander and the blue hard pad. Given the pad is about £35 alone it was a no brainer  :)

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: petersd on May 12, 2017, 04:08 PM
Been a while since i have updated my Festool purchases on here. In the past few months I have acquired another MFT3 table set, the CMS GE router table set, an OF 2200, 1010 and the MFK 700 set. Also a 700 domino, both systainer sets and the set systainer of connectors, an installers set, a Pro 5, the Plexiglass Template guide and the vac sys set. So I'm really liking this festool gear. Just need a couple drills now. Looking at the txs to start.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ben_r_ on May 12, 2017, 09:26 PM
Had to order the 75" guide rail. Most of the good quality Baltic Birch Plywood I get comes in 5' x 5' sheets. joining rails to cut that was just too annoying. The 75" fits it perfectly.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: BJM9818 on May 14, 2017, 12:23 PM
Had a big job start in Feb. Decided to drop some coin to reduce my taxable income after job started  [big grin]

Planex
CT36AC
Duo with tripod
Syslight
Carvex D handle corded
LR32 kit and 1400 rail
Drywall screw gun kit (whatever that crazy model number is)
Betterly guide rail alignment tool
Domino XL and the Domino accessory kit
RAS115(second one I now own third if you count the first that was stolen)
6 different sortainers/systainers
Extra 18V battery
Parallel guide rail kit with extensions
GRS-16

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: yetihunter on May 17, 2017, 03:00 PM
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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on May 17, 2017, 03:17 PM
Needed another mini to add to the 19 I already use.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ben_r_ on May 17, 2017, 04:25 PM
Needed another mini to add to the 19 I already use.
The Minis are awesome! I find more uses for them than I do the full sized Systainers. I cant wait to get one of the new Mini 3s!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: AJCruise on May 17, 2017, 06:13 PM
Kapex 120 and UG cart delivered today. I got the 110V UK spec. Might be taking a chance, with the reports on the FOG about faulty motors, but I am set up for site work and have to use 110V or battery, as in the UK.
First impressions, dialled in out of the box, lighter than I expected, so easy to set up with extensions. I am using it with a MIDI and 27mm hose. A shorter 36mm hose, as suggested by many, is next on the list.
I am starting to trim out/second fix a new house next week. I will post how I get on with it then.
Regards, Alan
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ear3 on May 18, 2017, 07:51 AM
Router slide for the MFS.  It was at close-out price on Amazon for less than $100, so I figured, what the hey?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Boone32 on May 20, 2017, 09:15 PM
Picked up another dust extractor today. CT36. also went with the boom arm set. Got everything set up this afternoon and broke down some sheet goods for some cabinets I'm building. Really like the boom arm setup so far.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jmac80 on May 28, 2017, 02:37 PM
Just got a CTL SYS dust extractor, 5 extra bags and a long life bag FREE!!!!
Well... the wife bought it for my birthday  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Haven't been using much of my festool / woodworking tools lately and I really miss it  [crying]
My garage workshop is full of household stuff and is soon to be converted to a wetroom/bedroom for my disabled daughter.. On the plus side I will soon be building a 10m x 4m workshop so back in the game soon  [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: kaseri on May 28, 2017, 04:33 PM
(https://assets.festool.com/media/zoom_sys_sys4tlsort3_200119_z_01a.jpg?RenditionID=280)

One of these and 2 sets of drawer boxes for it. Now I just need to find the time to transfer all my screws and fasteners into it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Runhard on May 28, 2017, 04:57 PM
Another CT48
OF1400
Domino DF500 set
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on May 30, 2017, 06:22 AM
Another CT48
OF1400
Domino DF500 set

@Runhard you do know that you can empty them don't you?

 [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Runhard on May 30, 2017, 10:29 AM
Another CT48
OF1400
Domino DF500 set

@Runhard you do know that you can empty them don't you?

 [big grin]

@Kev
The CT48's that can be emptied are unfortunately NAINA, so everytime I fill one up I have to buy another one. I've been thinking about importing one that can be emptied, but I shouldn't talk about that on the FOG.  [oops]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rdr on May 30, 2017, 04:20 PM
PDC 18 Basic Set
T18 Basic Set

Taking advantage of the free battery offer. Still a month to go so may be tempted by a 18v Carvex and a BHC  ;)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Runhard on June 02, 2017, 02:36 PM
I need to be more careful and actually read the full description for the accessories. The other month I bought a hose hook (452998) only to find out it is for the older vacs. Today I received the one-piece aluminum extension tube (447599). I just assumed that it would work with the 36mm hoses, instead it is for the 50mm hose. That's $144 down the tube.  [doh]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HowardH on June 03, 2017, 03:00 PM
Vecturo set today. I don't know why I got it specifically, but it was my birthday on Thursday so I figured, why not?  I'm sure I will find tons of household kinds of things to use it on.  I can throw away my hacksaw, for sure. 
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Turnamere on June 03, 2017, 04:16 PM
CXS Set, arrived yesterday, charged the batteries and then put it to work today.  I"ve already found 2 jobs for the right angle adtapter.  Great little drill.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rdr on June 05, 2017, 02:05 PM
Pulled the trigger on a CARVEX PSC420 - FFX in the UK had a Festool offer day so couldn't resist at the price plus i can order a Free battery from Festool for it  [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: slimm on June 06, 2017, 09:08 AM
TS 75 plunge saw
MFT/3
CTL 26
I would have bought a rotex 150 had they jad it in stock.

The salesman who sold me these tools wasnt exactly a festool nut he implied that festool was overpriced.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on June 06, 2017, 09:14 PM
. . . . . .

The salesman who sold me these tools wasnt exactly a festool nut he implied that festool was overpriced.

It always surprises me when one reads this, or indeed overhears it in person, from salespersons not only of Festool but other quality tools. Do not these salespersons realise that a professionally conducted sale, and not raising undue doubts in the customers mind, is paying their wages?!

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rdr on June 07, 2017, 12:46 AM
Having recently started using Festool and purchased 8 Festool power tools in the last 3 months, I have found the standard of salesmanship vastly different between stores. Excellent, passionate well informed service from some and complete and utter Festool disinterest from others. The one UK store closest to me clearly wishes to push other brands over festool, they have a stand shoehorned into the corner and the sales guys demonstrate little brand knowledge. I think to and extent it could be down to profit margins on brands I still use the store but only to visit and handle the tools before purchasing online at a better price and with better service even remotely over the internet.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ScotF on June 07, 2017, 01:38 AM
Picked up a Rotex 125 today. Now I have the trifecta of Rotex sanders. I think the size is perfect for sanding some chair seats. Feels comfortable in hand and plenty of power. A nice compliment to the 90 and 150 and my other sanders. I really like it so far and it is a perfect balance of size, speed and power for my needs.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: slimm on June 07, 2017, 03:49 AM
it makes me womder if they choose to push the brands in which the store gets a higher mark up opposed to the most suitible/best tool for the job.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Harry1561 on June 07, 2017, 06:02 AM
I have just picked up the 3000m guide rail, no more joining rails for me! :) :)!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Atonwa on June 07, 2017, 06:31 AM
Refinishing some stairs next week which made it the perfect excuse to pick up some mobile tools. I have a CT36 but it's dedicated to the shop and my CNC.

Wound up getting a CT MIDI, RO90 (to complement the RO150 and have a Delta head), and the wrapped Festool hose to ensure I don't mark up the stairs before finishing. So far impressed with each one, the RO90 is a great size and weight for working on smaller stuff. The MIDI is just much more portable and perfect for onsite stuff. These guys and gals at Festool know what they are doing.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: smirak on July 14, 2017, 09:19 AM
Well, I finally joined the club today (though I don't have the product in hand). I picked up a TS55REQ, CT Midi, Domino 500, and the 6 and 8 mm cutter along with 5mm, 6mm and 8mm tenons.  These will be my first Festool products, and I'm beyond excited!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: manuc on July 14, 2017, 06:01 PM
I did as well. After getting the Pro5 I saw how good festool is. Got the TS55 REQ, CT36, MFT/3, Domino 500, and a bunch of accessories in the last month. Used them all and am not sorry. The Domino and MFT/3 together is awesome.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Rudymejia12 on July 14, 2017, 06:05 PM
I just bought
Domino xl and 500, RO 90, TS 75 , 1400, midi vac and Mft table. Dropped a lot of cash this summer!!!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Eorlingur on July 21, 2017, 07:10 AM
First post from a reasonably recent convert. I just got the Panther blade for my TS55. The difference in performance was staggering. It will probably be my standard blade in the saw for a while.

Rikard
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sigmatango on July 28, 2017, 06:45 PM
The CXS. I am happy!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: JCookie on August 18, 2017, 06:38 AM
Domino 700
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: JCookie on August 18, 2017, 06:44 AM
Rotex R90
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jonathan-m on August 18, 2017, 07:58 AM
Bought an HK 55 EBQ but unfortunately after unpacking I noticed the blade cover moved really rough. Removed the blad and saw that the steel cable is damaged and has started fraying...
A bit surprised this get though quality control to be honest.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SS Teach on August 23, 2017, 09:39 PM
Finally got a package from Bob Marino that didn't fill my recycle bin, a Syslite II.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: #Tee on August 23, 2017, 09:43 PM
Bought an HK 55 EBQ but unfortunately after unpacking I noticed the blade cover moved really rough. Removed the blad and saw that the steel cable is damaged and has started fraying...
A bit surprised this get though quality control to be honest.

that sucks and what a hassle!
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: willips on August 24, 2017, 03:50 AM
Not today but in the last 3 weeks TSC 55 and PSC 420 (with attachments). Love them both  [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jmacpherson on August 29, 2017, 09:58 AM
My Kapex 120 arrived yesterday
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Bob D. on August 30, 2017, 04:56 AM
I think I will forgo my next tool purchase and donate to those affected by the hurricane instead.

https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on August 31, 2017, 05:53 AM
Been a tad busy with the move to the country and getting life 2.0 sorted. Haven't been buying much Festool (though the other brands stuff for farm life is smashing the bank balance).

There were a few casualties from the move so it time to tidy up the kit, so ....

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When I'm done with outside stuff I've got a small laundry to remodel, then a kitchen ... then some furniture. After that the bigger stuff should follow. Don't know what I can justify yet ... but maybe a new Festool or two [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on September 01, 2017, 10:34 PM
@Kev

I wondered why you haven't been posting, good to see your name again mate.


Well I couldnt help myself since I retired today, I thought Id celebrate by getting the VAC SET With the VAC VT Sort and a couple of those container sets that PP demo'd in his storage video. those containers are as he would say brillant they really help organizeing the tool box and the sys MFT and the 3 drawer Sortainers.

So here it is Friday night 7PM SoCal time and I text Bob and he answered and took my order it would be 10pm his time..WoW Bob is awesome
Cant wait to get my lunch clamps on the vacuum
Im a happy camper
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Untidy Shop on September 02, 2017, 05:32 AM

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@jobsworth

Congratulations on your retirement
and best wishes for many fulfilling years to come.


Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: HarveyWildes on September 02, 2017, 10:15 AM
@Kev

I wondered why you haven't been posting, good to see your name again mate.


Well I couldnt help myself since I retired today, I thought Id celebrate by getting the VAC SET With the VAC VT Sort and a couple of those container sets that PP demo'd in his storage video. those containers are as he would say brillant they really help organizeing the tool box and the sys MFT and the 3 drawer Sortainers.

So here it is Friday night 7PM SoCal time and I text Bob and he answered and took my order it would be 10pm his time..WoW Bob is awesome
Cant wait to get my lunch clamps on the vacuum
Im a happy camper

Agreed @Kev - any progress on the shop?

@jobsworth - congrats.  Now you have the time for all those woodworking projects that you've been accumulating.  Isn't that how it's supposed to work?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on September 02, 2017, 10:22 AM
I dont know if thats how its supposed to work, but it sure is working out that way :>D
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on September 02, 2017, 10:24 AM

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@jobsworth

Congratulations on your retirement
and best wishes for many fulfilling years to come.



Thanks mate it does feel strange, I worked for the USG all those years, it really felt strange turning in my IDs. They were a part of me all that time carried them whereever I went. really strange
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Peter Halle on September 02, 2017, 10:26 AM
Congratulations!  May your retirement allow you to concentrate on all those non-work things you put off, couldn't do, or just plain wanted to do.

Peter


@Kev

I wondered why you haven't been posting, good to see your name again mate.


Well I couldnt help myself since I retired today, I thought Id celebrate by getting the VAC SET With the VAC VT Sort and a couple of those container sets that PP demo'd in his storage video. those containers are as he would say brillant they really help organizeing the tool box and the sys MFT and the 3 drawer Sortainers.

So here it is Friday night 7PM SoCal time and I text Bob and he answered and took my order it would be 10pm his time..WoW Bob is awesome
Cant wait to get my lunch clamps on the vacuum
Im a happy camper
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on September 02, 2017, 11:03 AM

Agreed @Kev - any progress on the shop?


@HarveyWildes

Indecision has become my new favourite pastime [embarassed] When we first viewed the place when we were buying it I had a solid plan for the location of the workshop. Now I'm torn on 3 locations and haven't made a final decision. In the mean time I've built a 5x5m shed to get by and do my pondering while fishing [wink] The original location is a ~10 minute walk from the house and I thought I could put a shorter path through a valley - but that appears to be quite a challenge, the second location is much higher with lovely mountain range views .. but my wife wants that space for a studio, so there's a conflict on that spot. The third location is even further from the house and I'm close to squashing that.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: dpairless on September 05, 2017, 06:05 AM
bought a drywall sander & vacuum cleaner combo kit
very professional tool, powerful, heavy duty, and good for contractor.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on September 05, 2017, 08:14 PM
I do not usually post much in this thread, but I picked up a used FT sander off of ebay, and it shows as "being in the post" today.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on September 09, 2017, 03:30 AM
@Kev

Are you buying other green things for your farm life, for example JD. Been doing similar to you for a few years now, we have the land but only just starting the exciting stuff like building a garage/workshop and then a house.

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on September 09, 2017, 03:56 AM
@Kev

Are you buying other green things for your farm life, for example JD. Been doing similar to you for a few years now, we have the land but only just starting the exciting stuff like building a garage/workshop and then a house.

Hi @Grakat I was looking at a John Deere 4066RCAB (+bucket, +slasher, etc), but it's primary role of slashing the steeper hillsides doesn't add up when I can pay someone to do it for the next 30 years at a third of the cost (and no personal time and no fuel and servicing costs) ... so now I'm thinking a smaller loader with things like trenching and post hole attachments makes sense. I have got a Polaris Ranger 1000 that I use for spraying and general muck about, a Cub Cadet with a 60" deck and lots of maintenance stuff (big self drive Toro mower, Chipmaster shredder and lots of orange stuff [Stihl]).

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on September 09, 2017, 04:09 AM
@Kev

Have a look at the JD 3038e if you want to achieve largely the same result without costing a bomb. I'm guessing my block is a lot smaller than yours, as I am looking at 1025R or the new 2025R with loader and backhoe.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on September 09, 2017, 04:45 AM
@Kev

Have a look at the JD 3038e if you want to achieve largely the same result without costing a bomb. I'm guessing my block is a lot smaller than yours, as I am looking at 1025R or the new 2025R with loader and backhoe.

@Grakat

Actually the 3045 rops was the low end of my thinking, with the 4066 cab at the top. I'm now thinking bobcat track loader with attachments and using a combination of the slasher guy we're using and a few goats [smile]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on September 09, 2017, 06:14 AM
Would lambs work @Kev ?
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Kev on September 09, 2017, 06:17 AM
Would lambs work @Kev ?

@Holmz ... from the people I've talked to goats are more likely to nosh on the steeper slopes and they require less care. I'm a novice so I'll probably blunder my way through this [embarassed]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on September 09, 2017, 06:22 AM
I was thinking that maybe the goats were the 4x4 version for the steeper slopes.
You never disappoint in your knowledge in these diverse areas.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Grakat on September 09, 2017, 07:43 AM
Lambs are the "I want to keep my grass short" animal. Goats are the "I want to strip the place" animal lol.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on September 09, 2017, 08:06 AM
Whether or not it is lambs or goats, I got a new (used) Festool sander on the way.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on September 09, 2017, 04:29 PM
Just ordered the CXS from Uncle Bob.  I've been agonizing over adding another battery platform but the size and right angle function. pushed me over my reluctance.  So no I have 12 and 18V Milwaukee's, 18v Fein, 18v Festool and 10.8v Festool.  Jeez!  [sad]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on September 10, 2017, 09:39 PM
My latest purchase was an LR32 and holey rail.  Working on a pantry for my niece so I got to use the LR32.  Worked great.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: niky1 on September 13, 2017, 01:51 PM
CMS-TS 55 R Set
Dust extraction set CS 70 AB
Adjustable stop WA-AR
Extension table VL
Extension table VB-CMS
Stopper LA-CS 50/CMS
Saw blade holder SGA
Panther saw blade 160x2,2x20 PW12

Script cutter HW shank 8 mm HW S8 D11/60°

Uff, uff, uff .... [doh]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Holmz on September 16, 2017, 06:09 AM
... I got a new (used) Festool sander on the way.

Well the used sander arrived... Mrs asked what is THAT!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4381/36442921363_84c9faaa9c_c.jpg)

So that goes with the other used sander (DX93).
And the red 1/2 sheet sander, and the yellow 5"/6" random orbital.
Basically... "I shall not want" for more sanders. This really rounds out the stable. (Belt, corner, random-orbital and 1/2-sheet)

It looks like it has more frequent flier miles than average, as I removed the Yankee 220v male plug!
(I will put the Yankee plug onto a Nuetrik to go with the Au and Eu/Schumko for world-wide readiness.)
And then I tested it.
No odours, and the belt moved.

The only thing remaining is the frame, and some supply of the belts. Probably in the 240-600 range for veneer... But a few course ones for agro-work would be good to have on hand.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rdr on September 20, 2017, 12:08 PM
Well technically I didn't make the purchase but its my money, got home from a few days away with work and SWMBO just casually said "oh I ordered you that saw thingy you were looking at its in the garage - welcome home"

low and behold a Kapex 120 was sat waiting for me in the garage  [smile]

[attachimg=1]


She's a keeper  [smile] (SWMBO I mean well and the saw I suppose  [smile])
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on September 20, 2017, 01:15 PM
Cool

Looks like you have a space ready for it too

Mick
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on September 20, 2017, 06:32 PM
Just received PDC 18/4.  Used off Ebay $385.00, came in 90 Anniversary systainer, 90% angle attachment was only thing that looked used, charger was still wrapped in plastic, both batteries charged up.  Ordered the eccentric chuck...now going to give my son-in-law my Milwaukee 18v hammerdrill and older impact driver...he's not getting my new Milwaukee 18v hydraulic impact.   [cool]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rdr on September 21, 2017, 08:31 AM
Cool

Looks like you have a space ready for it too

Mick

Yep handy that, the saw fits lovely and just slotted straight into the MFT holes that happen to be there too  [smile]

[attachimg=1]

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on September 25, 2017, 06:57 PM
I bought 3 of these puppies

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Goz on October 01, 2017, 09:50 PM
I bought 6 used classic Systainers. Two each of SYS1, SYS2, and SYS3.  They aren't pretty, but they were cheap! Going to take a shot at organizing my non-Festool tools.

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on October 02, 2017, 09:39 AM
Used Planex and CT36 AC off Ebay...seller included a ton of sandpaper, bags, and vest attachment.  $1500  [big grin]  Both daughters have extensive drywall projects coming up.  I've been using vac attached pole and hand sanders for years...this seems like a more efficient solution.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on October 03, 2017, 02:07 PM
Im not sure if this is the right folder for this. Ive seen this sort of thread in other forums ad thought it would be cool to do here and see if you guys think the same.

I just bought a replacement hose garage for my CT 26 and a Long life bag for it.  I got tired of messing around trying to empty the regular bags in the middle of a project. The hose garage, wel lets say I had a ooopps see and cracked.it. Tried to repair it but it didnt work.  So I bought a new one.


Hi @jobsworth
Can you believe how long this post has gone on

I do still click on it everytime I see it

Good work

Mick
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: VW MICK on October 03, 2017, 02:09 PM
1179 replys I think

Mick
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on October 03, 2017, 03:46 PM
1179 replys I think

Mick
No - 1180 because of your post !

Peter
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: smirak on October 03, 2017, 04:03 PM
Technically it was yesterday, but I snagged the Pro5 from the classified section yesterday...
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: montyss on October 05, 2017, 08:13 PM
Got a used fs3000 rail today ,best part is it never had a saw down it  :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on November 27, 2017, 10:14 AM
Due to the recon sale and my tool lust , I picked up a ETS 150 figgered I can use the same size paper as my RO 150. Talking to some folks this should give me a way better final finish and its my Xmas present.

Now non festool wise I ordered one of these filter stands


Oh and because I got the filter stand , I had to get a new HVLP Apollo Eco 4. Couldnt let the stand go to waste now can I

Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: rst on November 27, 2017, 10:55 AM
I bought an TSC - 55 and a C-18, no batterys or charges as I have two chargers and 7 batteries.  Also bought CXS.  I have a bunch of Milwaukee 12V (seven) and 18V (nine) tools.  When I bought the PDC, I retired my 18V hammerdrill, and decided to try the other Fesdrills.  The Festool drills are really smooth and quiet, happy so far..
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Michael Kellough on November 27, 2017, 11:10 AM
I bought an TSC - 55 and a C-18, no batterys or charges as I have two chargers and 7 batteries.  Also bought CXS.  I have a bunch of Milwaukee 12V (seven) and 18V (nine) tools.  When I bought the PDC, I retired my 18V hammerdrill, and decided to try the other Fesdrills.  The Festool drills are really smooth and quiet, happy so far..

Have a bunch of M12 stuff, check.
Wanted a smaller more refined drill/driver, check.
Bought a CXS, check.
Happy so far, check.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on November 27, 2017, 12:07 PM
I purchased a new charger for the CXS drill as a loose ground from the electrical pole outside the house, took out 2 of my Festool chargers.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: pettyconstruction on November 27, 2017, 01:23 PM
Picked up a TSC-55 a few weeks ago and used it last weekend.Nice
Charlie


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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jcameron42 on November 27, 2017, 01:30 PM
Picked up on the recon sale a
Kapex
HL-850 Planer
Rotex 150



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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Master Carpenter on November 27, 2017, 08:15 PM
Picked up a hkc 55 from the recon sale last week, added a t18 + 3 this morning on cyber Monday. Looking forward to trying the airstream batteries. With 4 on the ready, I should be all set to cut and screw.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: bnaboatbuilder on December 01, 2017, 10:37 AM
Not Festool but Festool-like.

Got a Makita 118" rail for $174 with included freight shipping. I consider that a steal compared to Festool's rail at $366. My Makita cordless track saw will be the main use. Haven't used my TS75 since getting the Makita.

Making closet cabinets will be the next project to try it out.

(https://i.imgur.com/Oh5JJJ3.jpg)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jim_in_PA on December 05, 2017, 06:23 PM
Ordered a Domino 700XL Set and some other things today from Mr. Marino...'looking forward to "Domino-ing myself to death" over time. :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 05, 2017, 06:37 PM
After a long hiatus the Planer HL 850....
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 06, 2017, 09:15 PM
Its a nice planer. I got one I bought used. Get that one fence (angle stop) it definitely comes in handy planing doors.Ive been wanting the undulating head for it, I got some projects coming up that the undulating head would be awesome for
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: SoonerFan on December 06, 2017, 10:04 PM
My most recent purchases have been LR32 / holey rail, ETS EC 125 and then most recently some Systainers and router accessories.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 08, 2017, 10:07 AM
bump
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on December 08, 2017, 12:13 PM
I have bought more storage solutions - a Sort 12 (my second one) and a Sort 6. I have put 3 large and 6 small drawers in each of the two bodies and they are now full !

[attach=1]

This is a clip from the yet to be edited video that will cover these and some metal cutting with the Kapex.

Peter
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 08, 2017, 04:47 PM
@Peter Parfitt

no more videos, ya cost me a fortune after I watched the last one [not worthy]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on December 09, 2017, 01:57 AM
@Peter Parfitt

no more videos, ya cost me a fortune after I watched the last one [not worthy]

Hi Ron,

I am almost halfway through the filming so it is going to happen I am afraid. Anyway, it is a way of getting my own back as I now have a hotdog obsession all because of you !

Cheers.

Peter
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 09, 2017, 09:40 AM
Hey you havent tasted  hotdog until you have one of my home made chicago dogs.... oh yea....
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on December 09, 2017, 09:51 AM
Hey you havent tasted  hotdog until you have one of my home made chicago dogs.... oh yea....

Is that an invite ?

Peter
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 09, 2017, 09:14 PM
Of course it is
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Peter Parfitt on December 10, 2017, 04:18 AM
Of course it is

Brilliant.

Peter
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jim_in_PA on December 10, 2017, 07:24 PM
The beast (Domino 700 XL) arrived yesterday...'gotta love Saturday deliveries from Uncle Bob. :D

(https://fv9qza-dm2305.files.1drv.com/y4mUPWXvMWx-iwRjNf4F_BjryoHXPxb9sjf5if-2IDKpqPDeQw6Arfx4DbWuIhBaEz1-iIvc5YOVGdMcclNCZieCW6DICdoIiVIi1PhITPH7tvTKXJWdHEq0NZ9d0AM3f4uVf6sjSgSv4NoJwnBnwKuDrmyoGJn6LIS1e7TZ11Gqip_mCVNn2aoMnpE51vgK55jRaOuunJ5tm5hM0ikeESO_w?width=660&height=660&cropmode=none)

This is my retirement gift to me...and now I have time to use it. Often, I hope. :)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 10, 2017, 08:22 PM
in my best Tim The Toolman Taylor (oggghhhogghoggh)
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: thudchkr on December 11, 2017, 06:49 PM
Just received my new TSC. I elected to buy the Basic saw instead of buying the Plus that came with the chargers and batteries. Once I saw that I could buy the batteries and the chargers for the same exact price as the Plus, I decided to get the 6.2 AH batts instead of the 5.2 AH batts that come with the Plus. Looking at Toolnut, and on Amazon, the Plus saw package supposedly comes with the TCL 3 charger, which played into my decision to buy the Basic so I knew I would get the Airstream charger. Looking on Festool USA, however, the Plus does comes with the SCA 8 charger instead.  Hopefully Toolnut will update their item description. @Shane Holland

Interesting that the 6.2 AH battery costs essentially the same per AH as the 5.2 AH batt. $95 US vs $80 US.

Regardless, I now have my cordless TS with the larger size 6.2 AH batts.  Now to just put it to work. 😃
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: RobBob on December 11, 2017, 07:09 PM
Snagged a 2200 router from the recon sale and then lucked out and picked up the accessory kit from Amazon Warehouse Deals.  Merry Christmas to me!   ;D
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: jobsworth on December 11, 2017, 08:46 PM
ochhgg occggghh ooggccc been watching to many tool time reruns
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: pettyconstruction on December 11, 2017, 08:51 PM
Just received my new TSC. I elected to buy the Basic saw instead of buying the Plus that came with the chargers and batteries. Once I saw that I could buy the batteries and the chargers for the same exact price as the Plus, I decided to get the 6.2 AH batts instead of the 5.2 AH batts that come with the Plus. Looking at Toolnut, and on Amazon, the Plus saw package supposedly comes with the TCL 3 charger, which played into my decision to buy the Basic so I knew I would get the Airstream charger. Looking on Festool USA, however, the Plus does comes with the SCA 8 charger instead.  Hopefully Toolnut will update their item description. @Shane Holland

Interesting that the 6.2 AH battery costs essentially the same per AH as the 5.2 AH batt. $95 US vs $80 US.

Regardless, I now have my cordless TS with the larger size 6.2 AH batts.  Now to just put it to work. [emoji2]
I did the same thing,6 ah bats and airstream charger.
I bought the basic saw to spread the $$$ out, and have since got the batteries and charger.
Love the saw btw.
Charlie


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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Shane Holland on December 11, 2017, 09:11 PM
@thudchkr, thanks for the heads up and sorry for the incorrect info on the PLUS. I've made the correction. The SET was correct.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Cheese on December 12, 2017, 12:30 AM
This is my retirement gift to me...and now I have time to use it. Often, I hope. :)

Hey, I don’t mean to rain on your parade ...but once you’re retired, you’ll have even less time to work on projects than before...just sayin.   [big grin]
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Coen on December 12, 2017, 07:31 AM
Interesting that the 6.2 AH battery costs essentially the same per AH as the 5.2 AH batt. $95 US vs $80 US.

Makes sense. Battery Management parts, housing, handling, etc all stay the same. Only bare cell costs increases a little. Like from $30 to $35, or a $5 increase.  [tongue]

That's why for building a few batterypacks myself (other use) I opted for the Sanyo 20700 cells; yes, they are more expensive per Wh than some 18650's, but cost in cabling, protection circuit, connectors, glue, solder, silver strip and heatshrink stays the same, so the higher the capacity per cell, the better; counted over the entire pack, $/Wh is probably still better.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Jim_in_PA on December 12, 2017, 09:30 PM
This is my retirement gift to me...and now I have time to use it. Often, I hope. :)

Hey, I don’t mean to rain on your parade ...but once you’re retired, you’ll have even less time to work on projects than before...just sayin.   [big grin]

Hah! I'm in the shop every day now unless I take a day off. But yea...busier than ever and loving it.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: sigmatango on December 13, 2017, 04:00 PM
Recently added a CXS, a T15+3, as well as a Syslite and the Sysrock.
Just pulled off a great bar/entertainment area for a local oilfield company. Photos coming soon.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: ProCarpenterRVA on December 13, 2017, 07:33 PM
Busy month. Picked up a recon TSC 55 just before Thanksgiving. It seems like a new saw that had some pitch on the blade. Kinda surprised that there wasn't a new blade in the box, but hey, it was a deal. Keeping the corded TS 55. I like redundant systems.

I've also got a Kapex and a Syslite on the recon site earlier in the year and both of them are pretty close to new condition and were shipped very quickly with excellent notification sent.

I decided to go with the Domino 500 for face frame work. I usually have a beaded molding going inside the face frame so having biscuit slot corners showing wasn't a problem but I wanted a better connection to the casework, and the 6 x 40 Domino does that.

I was so impressed with the quality of the product using the Domino 500 that I went to the web and ordered the Domino 700, figured why not get it now, in case the timber bookshelf job I'm going to use it for starts after the price increases. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171214/43521df49cb893d471bd6c934a33f458.jpg)

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Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: RogerConnerTN on December 13, 2017, 11:42 PM
I'm a newbie.  Just got my CT26/Rotex 150 Sander combination.  Except the sander hasn't arrived, so I'm salivating.  I also got the ultimate dust deputy, and I think it will make the bags last a lot longer.  Will let you know how it works.
Title: Re: What Festool Did You buy Today?
Post by: Slartibartfass on December 14, 2017, 06:56 PM
Ordered a MFS 1000 set today in Germany based on available stock. Waiting for order confirmation.